Your child got braces this summer, shortly after the school year ended. It’s been an easy transition for her, since the schedule is more relaxed, but as back to school looms closer you wonder how the frequent appointments will work with her school and extracurricular schedule.
Here are three tips to stay on schedule:
- Plan your checkup in advance! Every five to ten weeks, your child will be scheduled for a checkup to make sure the braces fit well and are doing their job. While we can’t schedule all the appointments for after school hours, we try to make sure a minimal amount of school time is lost.
- Make Time for Emergencies! Most of the time, emergencies can be addressed over the phone, using materials like wax or floss. But in the event a bracket falls off or a wire snaps, it’s important to have an orthodontist who will make time to see your child on short notice.
- Back to School and Back to Work! At East Cobb Orthodontics, we know your time is valuable. You don’t get paid to sit in a waiting room, and your child isn’t doing homework in our ortho chair. Most of the time, children are able to return to school and classes after an orthodontist appointment. In most cases, the visit only takes about 15 minutes or so to complete, meaning minimal time taken out of your schedule.
The staff at East Cobb Orthodontics works hard to ensure the braces treatment your child receives is effective and efficient. Let us set up your back-to-school braces schedule and help your child get a healthy, beautiful smile.