The last few months have been difficult for our community, especially for families with kids. We’ve gotten through the struggle of canceled classes, virtual schooling, and we are finally on to summer break!

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to make your Alizadeh & Schreiner appointment, this vacation from school may be the perfect opportunity. Here are a few reasons why summer break is a great time for your child to start treatment:

More Flexible Hours

Without classes, extracurricular activities, and school meetings to worry about, parents often have an easier time making appointments through the summer. This is especially helpful when a child is first starting treatment and they may require a longer appointment than usual. Still keeping busy during the summer? We have you covered! With appointments as early as 7 a.m. and as late as 7 p.m., we can accommodate even the busiest child or teen.

Accommodate the Uncomfortable Stage

When a child or teen first starts their ortho treatment, they may be sore for a couple of days. After all, braces or aligners do cause major pushing, pulling, or turning when straightening teeth out! If your child starts their treatment during the summer, they have the time to be extra careful with the food they eat, try icing their mouth, and take painkillers if necessary.

Adjust to a New Routine

Perhaps the most difficult part about orthodontic treatment is adjusting to the extra care required to take care of your appliances. Your child may find that everything takes longer than it used to – even sitting down to lunch! Kicking off treatment over the summer will give them a few months to practice their new brushing and flossing habits before the school year begins.

Get Acquainted with Orthodontics

Did you know your child should visit the orthodontist for the first time around age 7? Kids that meet with their ortho early tend to be more comfortable with their doctor, more knowledgeable about the process, and take a more personal interest in their oral health. If your 7-yr-old is ready to visit but you don’t want to pull them out of school, summer break is the perfect time for you to drop in!

Appointments at Alizadeh & Schreiner Orthodontics are quick, easy, and most of all FUN! We are excited to be open again, just in time to see you and your family. But summer appointments fill fast, so give us a call today!