Simply put, summer provides a perfect adjustment period for children, teens and adults. With school out for the summer, and more flexible schedules, patients will have more time to get used to their appliances in the comfort of their home. Without the pressure of a busy time at school or work, summer is an ideal time to take care of your initial appointments and start treatment.
Appointment Scheduling Is Easier
It can be difficult to find the time to make appointments when your family’s schedule is already full. After school appointments that also coincide with after work appointments are scarce. It’s much easier to fit appointments into your busy schedule, especially during the start of orthodontic treatment, during the summer due to everyone’s flexibility.
Easier to Find Braces-Friendly Meal Ideas
One of the most difficult aspects of orthodontic treatment is the dietary restrictions to keep your appliances from breaking. It only takes a little bit of time to adjust, but with more free time in the summer, there’s more time to plan meals that are safe to eat while wearing braces. While you’re at home, you can go online and research some great meal ideas, without any work or school pressures to deal with.
Adjustment Period For Teens
For some patients, adjusting to having braces on their teeth takes time. It can take a bit of practice to speak clearly when first wearing braces. Some kids even feel a little self-conscious about how they look with braces. But when braces are put on during summer break, teens who initially feel uncomfortable have plenty of time to get used to wearing braces so they feel confident by the time school starts again in the fall.
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Summer is becoming a very popular time to start treatment. If you would like more information on traditional braces at Hough Orthodontics, click here. At Hough Orthodontics, we also offer clear aligner systems like Invisalign, click here for more information.
As always, if you have any questions about the treatments offered at Hough Orthodontics, give us a call! We would love to answer any of your questions and get you started with your FREE smile assessment which includes a full orthodontic evaluation and consultation. We can’t wait to meet you!