Summer, The Best Time For Kids To Get Braces
Summertime is a wonderful time of the year where families spend their days by the lake, have barbecues in the backyard, and, believe it or not, schedule visits to their local orthodontist. Summer is the perfect season to bring your kids and teens into our office, as they don’t have scheduling conflicts with school, sports, and other extracurricular activities.
Starting Treatment Off Right
Acquiring orthodontic treatments during this season is not only easier as a parent, but as a child as well. Braces can be pretty daunting to the self-esteem of your child. Giving them a few months around family, rather than introducing a lifestyle change to them when they are surrounded by their peers can make a great difference. Let them get accustomed to their braces in their comfort zone. If you start early enough, your child could complete up to a quarter of treatment time before summers end.
What Age Should My Child Visit An Orthodontist?
Kids, teens, and adults are capable of receiving orthodontic treatment, but the very best age to visit an orthodontist is around age 7. At this age, the teeth and gums are in the development stage, where braces have the most profound impact. Knowing this, we suggest that you bring your child in for a complimentary consultation visit, where we can determine if treatment is necessary.
Call & Request An Appointment Today
If you think you or your child may be in need of orthodontic care, give us a call. If you have any questions or concerns about our practice or any orthodontic procedures, our friendly staff would be happy to assist you any way we can. We have two conveniently located offices in Arlington and Saginaw, Texas for you to choose from.