If you’ve been thinking about orthodontics, it might surprise you to know that summer is the best time of the year to get braces. So, as we come to the end of June and transition into July and August, you may want to start thinking about taking the plunge.
Obviously, it’s important to know what timing works best for you, but there are many reasons why the summer season makes perfect sense. If you’re looking into treatment for a child or young person, the months dedicated to summer break are great for getting braces. The summer offers more free time for appointments, fewer obligations to be interrupted by tooth pain or other complications, and you get to go back to school in the fall with a brand new smile.
Don’t worry. You can still go on vacation.
Fortunately, getting braces doesn’t have to interfere with your summer vacation. By planning ahead, you can ensure that you have plenty of time for appointments and summer fun. For example, if you schedule your initial appointments for June, then you can spend July and August however you like.
While there’s no need to cancel the annual family trip, there are some things to be mindful of when going on vacation with braces. You may have to adjust your diet and miss out on some of the vacation snacks you would usually eat in order to keep from damaging your braces. However, if you know what foods you can eat, you can start finding the best meals available at your destination that are braces friendly. With a little forethought and some creativity, you can enjoy your vacation and perfect your smile at the same time.
Your first appointment
Summer is the best time to get braces, and that goes for any type of braces. Some people may not prefer traditional braces in which case we recommend Invisalign. Not only is Invisalign removable and discreet, but you can swim with your Invisalign aligners and eat normally. If you’d prefer a less invasive approach to braces, you might want to think about scheduling your first Invisalign appointment.
Dr. Mario Paz and his team are experts in Invisalign treatment and can help you decide whether Invisalign is right for you.