Why Summer Is the Best Time to Start Clear Aligner Treatment

May 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — wittortho @ 12:19 am
young woman holding her clear aligner in the sun

Over the past few decades, clear aligners have managed to take the world of orthodontics by storm. Their combination of subtlety, convenience, and the incredible results that they can provide has made them a popular choice for patients of all ages.

If you’re interested in straightening your smile with these clear aligners, this summer is the perfect time to get started. Here’s why that is.

Making the Time

Whether you’re out of school or your kids are, people’s schedules tend to be a little bit more flexible in the summer. The fall is all about back-to-school shopping, the winter is all about the holidays, and the spring is rife with both exams and extracurricular activities.

By comparison, summer has much less going on. That means that the first few appointments—the consultation, the exam, and the initial fitting—can all be scheduled without putting additional pressure on you.

Making an Impression

If you’re going on vacation this summer, it’s a good idea to take as many pictures as you can. If you want to look your best in those photos, clear aligners can help.

While it’ll take a year or so to completely straighten your smile, clear aligners actually begin working immediately. If you look carefully, you’ll probably be able to notice your smile looking a little bit more aligned within your first few trays.

Unlike traditional braces, there aren’t any wires or brackets in the way of your teeth, meaning you’ll be able to enjoy a straighter smile even during the treatment. You’ll be able to show off a better you in no time at all!

Getting Adjusted

Patients tend to agree that the first few months or so of wearing the aligners are the toughest. The feeling of having something on your teeth is still unfamiliar, and you’ll still be getting used to cleaning them regularly.

If you’re out of school for the summer, it’s usually best to get adjusted to wearing your trays before you go back. That way, you’ll have to think less about how much time it’ll take you to take off your aligner before lunch, or when to clean them. If you start now, that should all be second nature by the time you’re in school.

About the Author

Over his 25 years of private practice, Dr. Davis Witt has developed a unique style that allows him to offer his patients orthodontic care in a way that puts them at ease. His straightforward but personal approach takes all the stress out of straightening your teeth. Dr. Witt received his doctorate from the University of Connecticut’s School of Dental Medicine, and received further education from the University of Washington Seattle’s highly prestigious Orthodontics program.

If you have any questions about clear aligners, he can be reached at his website. You can also call his Auburn office at (508) 721-7900.

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