Now that summer is in full swing, it might be important to think about starting treatment. Summertime starts offer significant advantages, including:
(1) Appointment flexibility - The longer appointment when braces go on occurs without worry about missing any school. Also there is a better chance to have the appointment of your choice since many of our already establshed patients have "taken their braces on vacation". ;)
(2) More time to adjust - The summertime is great for flexibility in food choices so that any adjustment issues do not interfere with school. Also your tissue has time to adjust to the presence of the brackets outside of school so there are no concerns about interfering with concentration.
(3) More time to master great hygiene techniques - It may take a little while to get used to brushing and flossing with your treatment underway. Please take a look at our patient education pages for a review of the proper techniques that we provide during your start visit and throughout your treatment.
(4) Wow everyone when school starts again - We have noticed over and over throughout the years in practice that just the act of starting treatment tends to boost self-confidence. Possessing enhanced self-esteem is a great way to start the new school year!