Whether your kids are enjoying splashing in the pool, athletics, or summer camps, we all know summer brings the biggest smiles! Summer is a great time to visit an orthodontist for the first time. Getting braces in the summer has many benefits for kids that will send them back to school in the fall with a cute, colorful smile!
Benefits of Getting Braces During the Summer
Easy Appointments – No Need to Miss School to Get Started
During summer, there’s no need for your child to miss school to come in for their initial consultation. The consultation appointment takes about an hour. At Dr. Jennifer Orthodontics, we provide a comprehensive exam and X-rays (value of $795), recommended treatment plan, and you’ll meet our Treatment Coordinator who will review all of our financial options with you. If you’re ready to get started, we can often start your child in braces on the same day as your consultation appointment for your convenience.
Once braces are on, routine adjustment appointments are quicker, between 30-45 minutes on average. And adjustments are typically spaced between 6-8 weeks apart, so your child won’t need to miss too much school once braces are on!
Start the School Year Confidently
Sometimes children and teens are embarrassed about crooked teeth. Some children speak with their mouth partially closed to hide their teeth, which can cause mumbling. And some speak with a lisp because their teeth aren’t properly aligned.
One of the most immediate benefits of orthodontic treatment is improved self-esteem. You’ll notice a difference in teeth alignment within weeks as your child’s teeth start to gently shift into place. And typically, we see the child’s confidence go from 0 to 60 within a short period of time as well! It’s truly one of the best parts of my profession—watching young, sometimes shy, children transform into confident young adults with a smile that’s selfie-worthy.
Get Comfortable with Your New Accessory!
Starting orthodontic treatment during the summer gives kids time to acclimate to the feeling of their braces. Moms, you’ll be glad to know that orthodontic treatment has advanced tremendously since you had braces as a child! At Dr. Jennifer Orthodontics, we use high-tech braces that are smaller, more comfortable and more gentle than ever before. However, when braces are first put on, your child’s teeth will probably feel sore for a few days. Over the counter pain relievers can be used to reduce soreness (use as directed). Getting braces on during summer will give your child a chance to learn how to use orthodontic wax as needed, learn to avoid hard or sticky foods (and broken brackets), and get used to cleaning their teeth with their new braces. By the time they start school, they’ll be pros!
If you’re considering your child’s need for braces in the near future, we’d love to meet you! At Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth Orthodontics, we proudly offer complimentary, no obligation consultations, and we would be happy to give you a professional opinion on the most opportune time to start your child’s orthodontic treatment. We’re located in Eagan on Sherman Court and serve families across the Twin Cities.
Are you ready to give your child the gift of a confident, beautiful smile?
Call Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth Orthodontics office today at (651) 406-8100 to schedule a free consultation that includes digital photos and X-rays (value of $795)!
We look forward to meeting you!
For more information, visit www.doctorjennifer.com.