Fall is quickly approaching, and it means more than just pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween costumes. If you’ve ever thought about finally addressing the issues with your teeth, now is the time to begin your journey. When it comes to adult orthodontics, it can be tricky to even get started, especially with family, work responsibilities, a social life and so much more. Where do you fit an orthodontist appointment into your schedule? Here’s why fall is the perfect time for moms and dads to perfect their smiles.
Fit Orthodontic Treatment Into Your Schedule
One of the main concerns many parents have is how they’re going to fit treatment into their busy schedules. Fall is perfect for beginning treatment since the kids are back in school and it seems like normal life is back in action once again. Summertime can be challenging. With the kids out of school, you’re busy running them to friends’ houses, summer camps and other activities. This makes it difficult to find time to see an orthodontist.
Being able to schedule appointments (and actually be able to keep them!) becomes easier. You’ll also have more free time to focus on your new responsibilities and get acclimated to braces or Invisalign.
Start Before the Holidays
Fall seems to be the calm before the storm. It always seems when we reach the end of October, we’re catapulted into the holiday season. With all of the stress the holidays tend to bring, it’s best to start your orthodontic treatment now, so you’re used to it and have your routine down before the holidays get busy. This includes:
- New eating habits (what to eat and what to avoid)
- Embracing a proper oral hygiene routine
- Scheduling follow-up/adjustment appointments
- Dealing with any initial discomfort
When you take a little time to get used to this new addition to your life, you’re able to take on the holidays without having any added stress from your braces or Invisalign. The last thing you want to deal with during the holiday season is any discomfort or new eating and oral hygiene habits, so start treatment now!
The Perfect Time to Smile
If you’re ready to finally get the smile you’ve always wanted, start your orthodontic treatment plan now. Take advantage of the fact the kids are back in school and back to their extra-curricular activities, and take some much-needed time for yourself this fall. You’ll thank yourself later for taking the first step toward a healthy, beautiful smile.