It’s summertime! For children, that means no school, sleeping in, and having more time to do just whatever they want. Of course, as a parent, you want to make sure that they use this time productively and don’t just spend it all on the couch. While you’re signing them up for sports and camps, did you know that summer is actually the best time for your child to get braces as well? It’s true! By starting orthodontic treatment over the summer, you’ll get a head start on giving your child a straighter, healthier smile without having to worry about your schedule. To learn more about why this is the perfect time to see your children’s orthodontist, simply read on below.
Why Summer is Perfect For Braces
When you think about your schedule during the school year, what’s the first word that comes to mind?
If you’re like most parents, it’s probably “busy.” Mornings have to be run with military precision as you get your children ready for school and yourself ready for work, and afterward, you have to balance doing work around the house and getting them to and from their extra-curricular activities. Days just seem to fly by, and if your child has crooked or crowded teeth, it just seems like there isn’t any time to visit the orthodontist.
That’s why summer is just perfect. You can finally take your child to see their orthodontist without throwing off anyone’s schedule. You won’t have to worry about squeezing in an appointment, so you’ll be relaxed and ready to ask any questions you might have when you come in. Plus, it’ll give your child time to adjust to wearing their braces without having to worry about school. Braces can sometimes make children feel a bit self-conscious, and they may require them to brush and floss differently, so it’s much better to alter these routines without the stress of school every day. By getting braces in the summer, you’ll be helping them start the school year with a cool new smile.
How We Can Help
Here at Shirck Orthodontics, we have a multitude of treatment options so that we can find the perfect approach to give your child a gorgeous smile:
- Traditional Braces: This wire and bracket system is one of the most reliable and durable ways to straighten teeth.
- Clear Braces: This treatment works just like traditional braces, but the brackets and wires are made of a clear material so that they are less apparent on the teeth. Plus, we’re currently running a summer special where you can upgrade to clear braces for free!
- WildSmiles: This treatment lets your child customize the shape of their brackets and the color of their elastics to help make their treatment more personalized and fun.
- Invisalign Teen: This treatment uses practically invisible clear aligner trays to straighten the teeth, making it perfect for image conscious teens.
- And many more!
Of course, you might be asking yourself, “Does my child really need to go to the orthodontist?” According to the American Association of Orthodontics and our own Dr. Jeff and Dr. Jen, children should be evaluated by and orthodontist by age 7 in order to catch and prevent any future problems.
Come See Us!
Whether you know your child needs treatment or you just want to make sure everything is alright with their smile, summer is the perfect time. You finally have the time to make an appointment without adding to your already busy schedule, and it will help your child have a head start on getting a beautifully straight smile. Plus, to make things even easier, your first consultation will be free!
To come see us, simply contact our office today to make an appointment.