Patients new to braces will need ample time to recover and adjust to the new appliance and this is why the summer break is the best time to bust them out. Orthodontists recommend that patients be readily available for any adjustments and consultations that may be required at least during the first few months. Since most new braces wearers are students, summertime is convenient.
It’s Easier To Create A Care Schedule
Setting dental visits and assessment schedules is easier in the summer because patients often have more free time and flexibility in their schedules. In addition, most families go on vacation during this time so there are more open appointment times at the office.
There’s Plenty Of Time To Adjust
Placing braces or any teeth alignment appliances takes a couple hours. This longer appointment is usually easier to work into a summer schedule. Plus, acclimating to the new lifestyle and getting used to a new oral hygiene process can be a challenge. Patients will have an easier time adjusting to their new braces if they are able to be at home relaxing and don’t have to go to school.
Fewer School Commitments
There are fewer sporting and zero school commitments in the summer. That means no homework or extra-curricular activities to consider when scheduling orthodontic appointments.
Orthodontic treatment is more than just getting a nice smile. It is a long-term commitment to achieving healthy teeth, bite, bones, and gums. It is recommend that children be evaluated for possible braces as early as 7 years old. For many people, there is no better time to start treatment than during the summer!