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Summer Is the Best Time to Get Braces

Summer Is the Best Time to Get Braces

Summer is here and the busyness of life, at least for your kids, have slowed down a bit (hopefully). With the slower schedule, now is the best time to schedule your child’s orthodontics appointment.

If your child has crooked, misaligned or gapped teeth, then you should consider getting them braces to give them a perfectly aligned and strong smile. At our southwest Houston dental clinic, we provide 3M metal braces and Invisalign braces to our patients. Both types of teeth aligners can quickly begin to straighten your child’s teeth.


When coming to Centra Dental for your child’s orthodontics appointment, there are several steps that must be taken before applying braces to their teeth. Our dentist will conduct a thorough evaluation of your child’s teeth and overall oral structure. This is done through dental X-rays and conducting a personal examination.

Once we establish the severity of their dental structure, we will be able to pinpoint precisely the type of braces they should receive. If the teeth are severely misaligned or gapped, then metal braces are typically preferable since they are the strongest. These 3M metal braces will move teeth into an aligned position more quickly than Invisalign, and they are less expensive. Our metal braces start at less than $2,000.

With Invisalign braces, these are typically for less severe cases. These clear plastic tray aligners do not shift teeth into place as quickly, but they do so efficiently, effectively, and without being very noticeable. Since these braces are plastic, youth are more apt to choose these types because they don’t cause a major change to their appearance.


Whether you choose metal braces or Invisalign, making the choice during the summer enables your child to get used to the braces before school starts back up. If your child needs braces, then contact our dental office in southwest Houston and schedule their summer dental appointment today.