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Summer is the perfect time for braces!

Summer is the perfect time for braces!

With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to give Heroes Dental a call and book an appointment to consult with our highly skilled orthodontists about the right orthodontic plan for you.

If your dentist has previously recommended you or your teenager orthodontic treatment, it’s important to take action on the matter fast! If you put off orthodontic care for too long, your dental problems can worsen, and summer is the ideal time to begin treatment for a great number of reasons.

Do you need braces?

We have all heard the rumor that braces hurt, right?

The pain is unbearable, the headaches are insane, the horrible selfies with food stuck in the wires, and the static your smile causes when you listen to the radio is so embarrassing.

Well, maybe some of those aren’t true, but we’ve definitely heard the rumors.

It’s understood that everyone has a very different tolerance to pain, but we’re no longer in the 19th century. While it’s normal for most patients to experience discomfort for up to four days to a week, orthodontists no longer use heavy and unattractive metal braces that require lots of tightening and cause constant pain.

Today’s treatments involve light and easy to apply comfortable wires.

Why should I take action this summer?

Summer is the time of the year when both parents and their kids have extra time on their hands. It’s when the whole family takes a much-needed break from homework, projects, practices, games, competitions and the general rushing around that goes on during a school day.

During the first months of orthodontic treatment, braces often require visits to your dentist for the tightening of the wires. Meaning that summertime is perfect as your kids won’t need to miss any school and booking appointments with your orthodontist with be so much easier and convenient for you.

Braces take some time to get accustomed to and during the summer you’re less likely to experience distractions because of it. Summer break generally last for about three months which offers just the right amount of time to adjust to your new braces before the new school year starts.

Taking time to adjust is important since we know it can always be uncomfortable if we think our appearance has changed and it may often feel that way when someone gets braces.

Braces will also require that you change your dental hygiene routine and adopt new ways to clean your pearly whites. You’ll likely be recommended to brush your teeth more often and power brushes are often ideal for any patient.

Ask the orthodontists at Dental Heroes for their best recommendation on power brushes!   

Most electric powered toothbrushes run for 2 minutes, making it easier to be consistent with your dental hygiene routine, and let’s be honest, power toothbrushes are just awesome! It’s also a good idea to carry a small travel sized toothbrush with you often, which can make it much more comfortable and convenient to go out and eat at your favorite places.

Let’s not forget the perks!

On average, orthodontic treatments lasts between 6 to 24 months, meaning your braces can also be removed during the summer vacation a year or two down the road. It’s perfect before going back to work after summer break or before starting a new school year!

A favorite perk though are the frozen treats!  

You can enjoy as many frozen treats as you’d like as they help to numb the teeth, delivering quick relief to any discomfort, and even help to treat swollen gums.

We all know how summertime in the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas begs for ice cream, frozen popsicles, and flavored snowcones.

We encourage you to begin your orthodontic treatment this summer, and who better to consult with than the great team of orthodontists at Heroes Dental.

We are conveniently located throughout the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas with locations in Laredo, Mission, San Juan, Pharr, and Edinburg – all offering the best of general dentistry and orthodontic care.
Request an appointment with Heroes Dental today! Make this summer one to remember!