Maximizing Summer Break: Why It's the Ideal Time to Schedule Your Kids' Dental Checkups

Summer break is a time for fun, vacations, and relaxation. It’s also an ideal time to catch up on things you’ve been putting off due to the busy school year schedule, such as dental checkups and orthodontic evaluations. If your kids haven’t had a dental checkup and teeth cleaning in 6 months, they are due for one as soon as possible. 

Another appointment to consider making this summer is an orthodontic evaluation. Are any of your children 7 years old or older? Dentists and orthodontists agree that children should have an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7 to determine if any early treatment is necessary. 

Benefits of Dental Checkups and Cleanings

There are many reasons why children need regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings:

Benefits of Orthodontic Evaluations 

Orthodontic evaluations offer many benefits, especially when they are scheduled early, such as: 

What If My Child Doesn’t Need Treatment Yet?

In some cases an orthodontic evaluation will determine that a child does not yet need orthodontic treatment, but that they will later on when they are older. Regular monitoring appointments should take place every 6 months until the child is ready for treatment.

When is the Best Time For My Child to Get Braces? 

The ideal time for braces is when the baby teeth have been shed and the permanent teeth have come in. This usually occurs by the age of 11-12. The adolescent years are ideal for orthodontic treatment because the growth spurts that occur during this age make it easier for the teeth to be shifted and the jaw to be reshaped for optimal alignment of the teeth and bite. 

TW Orthodontics Provides Complimentary Consultations

Is it time for your child to have an orthodontic evaluation? If they are 7 years old or older, it is time to schedule an initial consultation. TW Orthodontics provides complimentary consultations for first time patients. If no treatment is needed at this time, we will provide periodic monitoring until it is the right time for treatment to begin. 

Contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment.