Summer is the perfect time for your child to do a lot of things that simply don’t work well with the school year. Sleeping in, staying out with friends, and even taking trips are all summertime activities that fit neatly into those precious months between semesters. And, it’s also the ideal time to get them started with braces. If your child needs treatment to correct crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, your children’s orthodontist at Shrick Orthodontics thinks it’s a great idea to begin treatment before school starts, and here’s why.
Easier To Schedule Appointments
If most parents could sum up the school year in one simple word, it would probably be “busy.” Between classes, homework, and after school activities, a child’s time really comes at a premium, so scheduling an orthodontic appointment can be quite the task.
This is one of the main reasons why starting braces is great for the summer. Both you and your child have extra time, meaning it’s nice and easy to schedule that first orthodontic appointment. Plus, the appointment to actually have braces put on can be quite long sometimes, so beginning treatment when your child has the time to burn is perfect so they don’t have to miss a moment of school.
More Time to Adjust
It will take a little time for your child to get used to their new braces. Their teeth and gums will feel a little tender right after they’ve been put on, and they’ll need to make a few minor adjustments to how they speak and eat as well. Also, your child will probably need a little time to adjust to their appearance, as they will likely feel a bit self-conscious about their braces at first.
Why add the stress of a new school year to this process when you don’t have to? By kicking things off in the summer, you can make sure your child starts school feeling comfortable and confident about their braces. We can even work with them to make sure their colored bands match their first-day outfit so they can start things off on the right foot!
Summertime Braces with Shirck Orthodontics
We know that beginning any kind of orthodontic treatment for your child is a big decision no matter what time of the year it is, which is why our team works to make the process as easy and stress free as possible.
We offer FREE initial consultations and X-rays so you can get to know us and have all of your questions answered without spending a cent, we’re in-network with most insurance plans, and we also offer interest-free financing. Plus, because we’re always looking to help our patients save time, we can even start your child’s treatment on the same day as their consultation if you want to!
The school year and the hectic schedule it brings will be here before you know it, so now is the perfect time for your child to visit a Westerville orthodontist. The team at Shirck Orthodontics will make you and your child feel right at home from your very first appointment, and before you know it, they’ll have a beautifully straight smile to show the world.
To learn more about our orthodontic options or to schedule your child’s FREE consultation, contact us today.