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Time for Braces? 4 Reasons Why Summer is Best!

Most kids believe there’s never a “good” time to get braces. But, if it’s time to schedule that trip to the orthodontist, summer may be your best bet! Aside from the fact that everything is just a little more fun in the summertime, here are some great reasons why getting braces is better when school is out.SchedulesNo homework, no projects and fewer sports commitments can make scheduling appointments a lot easier for kids . . . and a lot easier for moms and dads. Plus, with the classrooms closed, missing school isn’t an issue.Break-in PeriodGetting used to braces can take some time, so what better time than summer to get acclimated. Less responsibilities, flexible schedules and the ability to be at home gives kids a chance to get used to their braces. Plus, it will be easier for them to deal with initial discomfort, establish hygiene routines and have easy access to brace-friendly foods.Better FoodsWe can all agree that summertime foods tend to be the best. Ice cream, popsicles, watermelon, fresh corn (off the cob), hot dogs, hamburgers, pasta salads and apple pie are the staples of summertime barbeques . . . and are all brace-friendly! Just remember to avoid sticky, crunchy or hard foods.Easier Transition to FallBy the time schools starts in the fall, kids will be pros at having braces. The adjustment period will be over and appointments will be already set. For those playing sports, be sure to get kids fitted for a brace-friendly mouth guard and spend some time getting comfortable with it.Is it time for your kid's braces? Contact Associated Orthodontists today! We offer complimentary consultations, flexible payment options and accept most major insurance plans. Please visit to schedule your appointment or to find a location near you.Related Articles and Tips:

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