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Benefits of Late Summertime Orthodontics
Posted on 08/23/2017

Benefits of Late Summertime Orthodontics

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At Niagara Peninsula Orthodontics, we’re open all summer long to make it very convenient for the residents of St. Catharines, Fonthill, Beamsville, and Niagara Falls, Ontario to start improving their smiles! For many people, the summer season is the ideal time to start orthodontic treatment. Free from the demands of school, kids are able to get a jump start on their treatment during the summertime when there are no classes to attend and extracurricular activities to plan around.

For adults, starting treatment with braces or Invisalign is usually easier during the summertime when vacation days are taken. Instead of having to stress over their busy work schedules, adults can easily schedule appointments with us during their vacations to begin treatment.

There are many additional benefits to beginning treatment in the summer, which we’ve outlined below.

Kids Can Get Used to Wearing Braces at Home

When we first place braces on your child’s teeth, it will take a few days for your child to adjust to wearing the braces. There are certain braces-busting foods that should be avoided to ensure your child’s braces aren’t damaged by eating something he or she shouldn’t like hard, sticky and gooey foods and snacks. Without having to worry about what is on the school lunch menu or stressing over packing braces-friendly lunches, the summer season gives you and your child more time to make the necessary dietary changes.

Some children also self-conscious when first starting out in braces, and worry about what their classmates may think. But during the summer, kids who’ve just begun treatment can get used to wearing braces at home. By the time that school begins again in the fall, they’ll be much more comfortable with how they look, and excited to show their friends their new smile.

No Missed Work for Adults

Working adults have many responsibilities to deal with including maintaining schedules that are already packed with things to do. But during the summertime when vacations are being taken, there is far less going on, to make scheduling appointments much simpler. For many of our older patients, Invisalign is a great option, because treatment can begin and end without anyone noticing. Talk to Dr. Pershad about Invisalign to see if it’s right for you. 

More Time For Fine-Tuning Your Oral Hygiene Routine

When you’re wearing braces, you must do a very good job of brushing and flossing with the bands, brackets and wires covering your teeth. All those little spaces and crevices around your braces are where cavity-causing bacteria and plaque can hide. It is much easier to get into a new oral hygiene routine at home during the summer when you have more free time, instead of having to deal with it at school or work.

Ready to Get Started? Contact Us Today!

With four convenient office locations throughout the Niagara Peninsula, we make it very convenient to improve your smile! Whether you want to get your child started with the early treatment he or she needs during the summer or you want to begin improving your smile with Invisalign, there’s never been a better time to request an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!