Top 5 Reasons Summer is the Best Time for Braces!

Summer is ideal for relaxing days at the pool, long road trips, and a break from the monotony of everyday responsibilities. Summer is also the most ideal time to finally get those braces. Of course, you deserve a vacation, but just imagine how great you’ll feel when you can start next season with one less thing on your To-Do List. If you’ve been postponing your orthodontic treatment, this is your golden opportunity! Here are the top 5 reasons why this season is the perfect time to get braces:

1. Removes tartar and plaque 

What do holiday block parties, road trips and BBQs have in common? They all provide a substantial amount of sweet treats. That sugar is fantastic when it comes to sticking to your teeth, which adds to tartar and plaque and may eventually cause cavities! We will remove this tartar and plaque buildup in a thorough cleaning before we put your braces on. This allows them to stay on your teeth better and removes the breeding grounds for that bacteria to grow. Be mindful of extra food particles getting caught between wires, teeth, and brackets, and take extra care when cleaning. Continue to visit your dentist twice a year. We will also give you some pointers on how to care for your new braces.

2. Gives you time to adjust 

Summer is a perfect time to break out of your comfort zone and try something new, whether that’s visiting a new place or facing your fears! Some patients have noticed sensitivity at first. Would you prefer to face this discomfort at the beach or in a classroom or office? This extra time away from everyday life gives you a window of opportunity to adjust to your new braces. Take a vacation and get used to your new braces on your time.

3. Gives you an opportunity to practice cleaning  

What’s worse than finding food in your teeth, and realizing how many other people found it in your smile too? You have plenty of extra time this summer to practice the techniques we give you to keep your smile fresh and clean.

4. Accessorizes your wardrobe 

You don’t have to be camera shy anymore! Be proud and show off your new grill! You can choose from infinite color combinations that will accessorize your wardrobe perfectly. There are always neutral colors to choose from as well, if you’re not feeling particularly bold.

5. WOW your friends and family 

How better to return from your vacation with a new and improved smile? You’ll shake things up for sure, whether or not you enjoy the extra attention. You’ll inspire your friends, family, classmates, or colleagues to think about their own orthodontic needs. Many people are insecure about their smiles, but you will already be on your way to a perfect smile.

This summer, commit to yourself, and be on your way to receive the confidence and smile you deserve! Have questions? We’re here to help. Call us today at (425) 745-6322 and set up an appointment. Your new smile is waiting!

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