Thursday, November 21, 2013

Holidays and new braces!  Why is it possibly the best time to start orthodontic treatment?  Its the best time for a number of reasons. Starting around Halloween there are a number of days off from school including fall breaks, teacher retreats, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Hannukah and Christmas as well. This is not the complete list however, these days allow a new patient to experience the braces or appliance being applied for the first time and also have a day off from school to get used to them with the rest of the family. This is significant.  In addition the end of the football, field hockey and soccer seasons are also a benefit to the new orthodontic patient at this time of year. These sports are " mouth guard intensive".  They must be worn to be allowed to play. Biting incorrectly or shoving the mouth guard in without care can lead to broken braces.  This can be a little discouraging.  Now is a great time for that complimentary new patient visit.