Why Summer is the Best Time To Start Ortho Treatment

There’s no right or wrong time to receive orthodontic treatment, however there are certain times that may be better for you and your child’s treatment plan. With treatment comes many appointments for consultations, placements, and adjustments. Because of this, starting during the summer can be beneficial in many ways: 

  • Adjustment period – When your child first gets braces, and each time they have them tightened, there will be a short period of time where they experience some discomfort. In addition, getting braces requires a few lifestyle changes that take time to adjust to. Starting during the summer gives them the opportunity to adjust to this new lifestyle before needing to go back to school.
  • Better scheduling – During the summer, there may be more flexibility in your and your child’s schedules, and it may be easier to find an opening that’s right for you compared to during the school year, when more parents are trying to schedule around school hours.
  • Extra time for better care –  During the school year, it’s easy to find yourself in a rush and forget to take the time for proper care of your braces. Beginning treatment in the summer can ensure that you have time to slow down and really focus on caring for your braces.

With summer upon us, now is a great time to start on your orthodontic journey. Come see us today for a free consultation to determine if treatment is right for you!

The Best Foods To Eat with Braces

When it comes to having braces, adjustments to your diet are important. In the early months of treatment or after a tightening, your mouth and teeth may be sore. This is due to the fact that your teeth are being pushed and pulled as they move into their new positions. 

During this time, stick with soft foods, as well as cold foods and drinks, until the sensitivity is gone:

  • Mashed potatoes.
  • Yogurt.
  • Applesauce.
  • Protein shakes.
  • Smoothies.
  • Ripe bananas.
  • Oatmeal.
  • Scrambled eggs.
  • Soup.

One of our orthodontists — Dr. Woods — shared his favorite smoothie recipe for you to try: 

  • 1 scoop of Arbonne Chocolate Plant Protein.
  • 1 scoop of Arbonne Vanilla Plant Protein.
  • 1 banana.
  • 1/4 cup of Frozen Organic berries.
  • 1/8 cup of Frozen Spinach.
  • Almond milk. 

When you are ready to go back to your normal diet, cut your food into small, bitesize pieces and chew with your back teeth. Never bite into food with your front teeth! If you have any questions about what foods to eat or avoid, always ask your orthodontist. 

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Why Summer is the Best Time To Start Ortho Treatment

There’s no right or wrong time to receive orthodontic treatment, however there are certain times that may be better for you and your child’s treatment plan. With treatment comes many appointments for consultations, placements, and adjustments. Because of this, starting during the summer can be beneficial in many ways:  Adjustment period – When your child […]

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