If you’ve been thinking about getting braces or Invisalign for yourself or your child, Summer is the perfect time to start treatment.
1. Appointments are easier to schedule
-Having your work schedule align with your child’s school schedule for planning appointments can be tricky. For this reason, Summer is ideal for getting into a routine by getting a few appointments under your belt before the busy school year rolls back around.
2. Able to develop a routine for food
-Summer also gives you time to figure out foods to eat & avoid. Soft foods tend to be best for braces wearers, especially after the initial soreness that comes with getting braces on for the first time or tightened at scheduled checkups. Sticky and crunchy foods tend to cause problems, and should be avoided as they can delay treatment by knocking brackets or wires loose. But not to worry, your orthodontist will advise you what you should and shouldn’t eat with braces, and the summer is a great time to develop this routine. By the time school rolls around, you’ll know just what lunch items you can eat with your braces.
3. Time to adjust to mouth guard for sports
-As you probably know, mouth guards are essential for keeping your braces protected during physical play or sports. Summer is a time for children to get outside and play, and safety should certainly come first. While some sports like football require participants to wear a mouth guard, others like basketball make mouth guards optional. We at Perelmuter & Goldberg advise all of our patients to take the safe approach while playing sports by wearing a mouth guard. As we’ve written in past posts, there are various options for mouth guards, but Shock Doctor is a proven and trusty brand for braces wearers. Give a mouth guard a try during summer activities, so you’ll be used to wearing it when school rolls around again. Remember, protecting that smile of yours is important before during and after orthodontic treatment, so get ahead of the game this Summer by finding your perfect fit.
If you or someone you know is looking into orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign, Perelmuter & Goldberg Orthodontics can help. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation, where we’ll discuss options for treatment and answer any questions that you may have before getting started. At Perelmuter & Goldberg Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to helping our patients achieve greater smiles. We’d love to do the same for you!