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Why Summer is the Best Time to Get Braces or Clear Aligners

School’s almost out, and summer’s just around the corner. If you’re ready to glow up and transform your confidence, now’s your chance!

Here’s why summer is the perfect time to get braces or clear aligners:

1. No school!
School is out for the summer! This means classes and extracurricular activities are on hold for a few months. With more free time, it’s more convenient to schedule your regular orthodontic appointments. You aren’t juggling a school schedule with an orthodontic appointment schedule.

2. More time to adjust
The first few days of having braces or clear aligners is an adjustment. Your teeth and gums are adjusting to the new enforcement of brackets and wires or aligners, so you may experience a little soreness. You might have to choose softer foods (like soup, applesauce and bread) during the first week or two, until your mouth adjusts.

With no school in session this summer, it’s easier to kick back, sip on some applesauce and allow your mouth to rest! By the time you return to school, you’ll be in the perfect routine with your braces or clear aligners.

3. Sport your summer colors with traditional braces!
If you choose traditional braces with colored rubber bands, your orthodontist will tighten your braces’ wires and replace your rubber bands with new ones. This means you get to choose a new color for your braces each time you visit us!

Take advantage of this creative freedom and choose some bright colors to match the summer season. Since school is out and you don’t have to concern yourself too much with a ‘professional’ appearance, you can add some excitement to your braces. Try a rainbow of colors, or alternate with different colors on every other bracket!

4. Start the Fall 2024 school year with confidence!
By the time school restarts, the soreness phase will be over, and you’ll have a good idea of which colors you love on your braces, or you’ll be in a routine of wearing and storing your clear aligners.

It can be more of an adjustment to start orthodontic treatment during the school year, because you have so many more responsibilities on your plate!

Why get braces or clear aligners?

Braces or clear aligners can open you or your child up to a world of opportunities! Your orthodontic treatment will end in a confident smile that you’ll be proud to show off. Having a beautiful smile can boost your self-esteem and make you feel more comfortable and confident in social situations.

Plus, it’s not just about the appearance of the smile! Orthodontics can align your jaw bones and improve your bite, which has a positive impact on how you chew your food, breathe, and speak. Orthodontic treatment can give you a beautiful smile that not only looks great – but works great too!

What are my options?

No matter the season, your age or your lifestyle, we have the perfect type of braces for you. Choose from traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces, advanced Empower® self-ligating braces (no elastics) or Spark™ clear aligners!

Start smiling!

If you still have questions about any of our orthodontic treatments, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to help you make the best decision for your smile and your quality of life.

Dr. Graf, Dr. Cloud, Dr. Digney and our team at Graf Orthodontics are here to help guide you through the process. Ready to get started? Request your complimentary consultation today!

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