Five Reasons Why Summertime Is Perfect To Begin Your Orthodontic Treatment!
Although anyone can begin their orthodontic treatment journey at anytime of the year, the summer months just so happen to be a great time for both teens and adults to begin treatment.
The orthodontic experts at JK Orthodontics have supported us in developing this page oriented around explaining why summer is a good time of year to begin braces or invisible aligner treatment, so take it from the pros in that summertime is a great time of year to begin your treatment for the following reasons!
There’s More Time To Learn Your Daily Upkeep & Care Routines
Braces and invisible aligners often come with a bit of a learning curve, because your brushing, flossing and daily hygiene will subsequently change once you’ve begun your orthodontic treatment. For teenagers especially, starting treatment in the summer gives some extra time to get used to these new routines prior to the beginning of the next school year.
It’s also great for parents when they can guide their kids during the first few weeks and months of their orthodontic treatment journey, because having a watchful eye over new patients can help in terms of fostering healthy, lasting habits. Once a patient has established their new routine during the summer months, they’ll be much more likely to continue these habits into the fall months when they’re busy with school, sports, and other extracurricular activities.
Dealing With Initial Soreness Is Better While At Home
The first few days of orthodontic treatment are likely to feel somewhat uncomfortable as patients get used to wearing their braces or invisible aligners. This type of discomfort can be even more stressful when you’re going through a busy schedule that’s typical during the fall and winter months.
Soreness is simply going to happen at the beginning of your treatment, and dealing with this soreness can be a lot easier when you’re less busy and hanging out more at home during the summer months. This is particularly the case when you compare dealing with this soreness while trying to concentrate on homework and other school needs!
Getting Used To New Dietary Adjustments At Home
Although invisible aligner patients don’t have to worry about making any dietary changes, braces patients do. These new eating habits and requirements can be a little tough to get used to, especially when you’re busy during the school year.
When you’re home during the summer months, this type of dietary transition can be a lot easier to get used to, because you’ll be able to slowly but surely figure out which meals work best for you. And once you or your child is ready to go back to school, they’ll be accustomed to these new changes.
More Convenient Appointment Scheduling
Every orthodontic patient has to go through several appointments at the beginning of the treatment journey, which includes consultations, initial braces bonding, checkups, etc. Your teeth are also going to begin shifting very quickly, which means adjustment appointments will be needed during the first few weeks of your treatment.
Summertime tends to be a more convenient part of the year for a lot of families when it comes to making it to all of these crucial appointments, because we tend to have a little bit more flexibility when school and sports seasons aren’t going on. This gives parents and teens more time to schedule out these appointments, without having to juggle busy schedules.
It’s Great To Get Braces Adjustments Prior To The Beginning Of The School Year
Besides adjusting to new oral hygiene and eating habits, orthodontic patients have to adjust to the actual feeling of wearing braces or invisible aligners. This can initially feel somewhat uncomfortable, and it can sometimes make patients speak a little bit differently at first.
And for self-conscious teens, these changes can be a bit unsettling to go through in the middle of the school year. Although these changes will go back to normal very quickly, a lot of patients prefer to have this slightly awkward stage over with prior to the beginning of the school year.
Contact The Industry Specialists At JK Orthodontics To Learn More About Orthodontic Treatment!
There’s so much that parents and teenagers can learn about orthodontic treatment, and beginning treatment during the summer months is often advised by industry specialists, including Dr. James Karpac.
You can speak directly with the JK Orthodontics team by going through the link at the top of the page to their homepage and learn more about beginning you or your child’s orthodontic treatment journey!