Should My Child and I Get Braces at the Same Time?

It’s time to double down on orthodontic health. When you look into getting braces for your child, you shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to improve your own smile. And if you think getting braces at the same time as your child sounds a bit crazy, there are plenty of reasons you should reconsider.

Schedule Visits for Braces at the Same Time

Since you’re already transporting your child to the orthodontist’s office for appointments, why not make better use of your time and improve your own smile as well? When you have braces at the same time as your child, you can schedule your appointments so you don’t have to make the trip twice. Be sure to schedule your next appointment before you leave the office to get the perfect time for you and your child.

Make Meals Easier

One of the adjustments you need to make when you get braces is changing your diet to include foods that are safe for braces. During the time you have braces, you’ll need to forego crunchy foods like nuts, granola, or hard fruits, along with chewy foods that can get stuck to your wires.

If you and your child get braces at the same time, it will be much easier to remember to stock up on braces-friendly foods. You’ll likely have fun learning new recipes that will be safe for your braces and trying them out with your kids. Plus, it’s just nice for your child to have someone else in the home that’s in the same boat when it comes to your food restrictions.

Your Child Won’t Be Going Through It Alone

In the same vein, you’ll find that having braces at the same time as your child can be helpful for them. In fact, it can even be a way for you to bond over the shared experience. And you may also find it’s easier for both of you to remember to keep up on cleaning and caring for your braces when you have them at the same time.

You’ll Both Have Improved Smiles

The best part about getting braces at the same time as your child is you’ll both have improved smiles once you’re all done. While it’s unlikely you’ll both finish at the same time, you’ll at least spend less time dealing with braces since your treatments will have overlapped.

By making good use of your time while your child gets an improved smile, you’ll also get to enjoy the benefits of completing orthodontic treatment. Whether you skipped out on getting braces as a child or you need orthodontic treatment again after not wearing a retainer, you’ll be thankful you decided to improve your smile as well.

To get started, simply schedule a free consultation with us here at Smith Orthodontics. We can get you and your child started with braces and on your way to your better smiles. Contact us today!