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When is the best time of year to get braces?

Are you considering braces to straighten your teeth and achieve that perfect smile? If so, you may find yourself wondering, “When is the best time of year to get braces?” When asking around, many people will tell you that summer is the ideal time. This is due to the flexibility of summer vacation which gives you a chance to adjust to new routines before going back to school. However, others may suggest getting braces in the winter, so you can enjoy the holidays and start working on your perfect smile in the new year. But the truth is, the best time to get braces depends on various factors.

Some say summer, some say winter…

When your child should get braces depends on a variety of considerations. For at least the first two weeks after getting braces, you may have some soreness while eating or speaking, as well as the lifestyle changes needed to maintain your braces. Getting braces over summer vacation allows you to take plenty of time to make the necessary adjustments and go into the school year with ease.

Most people agree fall is a difficult time to begin braces treatment, with the start of school and Halloween around the corner. However, winter break is another popular option for people getting braces. Much like summer, winter holidays allow for rest and relaxation while acclimating to new braces. Though some people may find hard-to-chew holiday treats too tempting. Spring also comes with a vacation, though winter and summer typically offer more recovery time.

Is now the best time?

Ultimately, the best time to get braces depends on your individual circumstances. Factors such as different types of braces, like choosing Invisalign® or clear vs. metal braces, any upcoming events and even your age, should all be taken into consideration. While summer and winter may offer some advantages, the most important thing is to choose a time that works best for you and your lifestyle.

Our office prides itself in offering orthodontic treatment tailored to each individual’s needs year round. Your initial consultation and first visit will determine the right time to start treatment. We emphasize the importance of patient convenience and time management and our commitment to scheduling appointments that align with patients’ schedules.

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