Why Summertime is Great to Start Braces

Why Summertime is Great to Start Braces
Posted on 07/19/2021

Summer is finally here! With more sunshine and time spent with friends and family, everyone is excited to get together and have fun. At Henseler & Kocian Orthodontics, we are just excited that schedules are opening up. We know how busy students and adults are throughout the year, so why not take the time to self-improve? If you are thinking about starting orthodontic treatment, why don’t you start this season!

Four Reasons to Start Now!

There is no better time to start braces than in the summer. At Henseler & Kocian, here is why we recommend starting braces this season:

  • Flexible Schedules- Making it to the office for regular visits can be challenging during the school year. With summer however, scheduling and attending appointments is easier. During the school year, orthodontic check-ups can lead to hours of missed classes and activities. This means having to catch up on missed work. With summer, you won’t have that much of a problem because schedules have opened up.
  • Develop a Routine- Without the morning rush, students can have the free time to establish an effective cleaning routine, such as learning how to brush/floss with regular braces. It can be tough adjusting to new braces. Dealing with these changes can be challenging during the school year, when students are trying to focus on classes and not draw attention to their new “brace face.” Getting braces in the summer means that period of adjustment can be spent in the comfort of home.
  • Start & Finish Earlier- Treatment can take 12-24 months to change your teeth. You or your child can get braces as soon as school gets out and finish orthodontic treatment before or during the first semester of the following year.
  • Changing Diet- It is easier to adopt new eating and drinking habits before school lunches, holidays, and other events tempt you to ignore new routines. If you do happen to get metal braces, there are certain foods to avoid. With more time spent at home during the summer, you can control your diet more easily. Emphasizing fruits, vegetables, and water and limiting sticky foods and sugary drinks, will help you or your child build better habits.

Start Summer With Us!

If you or your child are thinking about getting braces, let our doctors and staff help you! At Henseler & Kocian, we can help you get started on the right path. We offer comprehensive and customizable treatment for everyone who walks through our doors. Summer is the perfect time to set up a consultation with us so you don’t have to miss any important classes, activities, and events. We can’t wait to see you!