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Why Summer is the Perfect Time for Braces

At Morita Orthodontics, we think it’s always a great time for a brand new smile. The benefits of a beautiful, healthy smile last the whole year round, and with proper care, they’ll last a lifetime – but something about summer makes it the perfect season to start down the path towards a new smile. Here are a few of our favorite reasons to get braces during the summer months.

A Lighter School Schedule

For most adolescents, the school year is a busy time. Long days in class, a busy sports calendar, and a packed schedule of extracurricular activities can make it difficult to find time to schedule orthodontic appointments. The freedom of summer makes it easier to find appointment times that work for everyone and removes the stress of skipping school for appointments.

Getting Used to Braces in Private

While we think braces are nothing to be ashamed of, they do often come with an adjustment period where it can be difficult for patients to speak or eat naturally. Many children feel a little embarrassed during this adjustment, and starting during summer gives them a chance to get used to braces before going back to school and seeing their friends.

Learning a New Diet at Home

Wearing braces also means giving up many hard, sticky, or sugary foods, which can take some getting used to. Starting with braces during summer gives kids a chance to get used to their new diet at home before heading back to the cafeteria or boxed lunch environment of school – and as a parent, it gives you more control over how to feed your children while they wear braces.

Contact Your Honolulu, HI Orthodontists

Ready to start you or your children down the path towards a beautiful new smile? We’re here to help! Feel free to reach out to us at our Honolulu or Aiea, HI location or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment at either of our offices. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we look forward to seeing you back at this blog for more tips on achieving and maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile!

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Notice of Temporary Closure

RE: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

To our valued patients,

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), President Trump, the American Dental Association and the Hawaii Dental Association are recommending all dentists postpone nonemergency dental procedures for 2 weeks. Our practice is committed to protecting the community and avoiding using valuable resources that our first responders and frontline healthcare providers will need.

Our office will be closed effective today, Wednesday, March 18, and we plan to resume regular hours on Wednesday, April 1. If you are experiencing a true dental emergency including swelling or severe tooth pain, please call your general dentist office, and listen closely as emergency contact info will be available. For all nonemergent questions, please email us at [email protected].

We are so sorry for the burden this places on your schedules, but your continued health and safety are our number one priority. Our office is working diligently to reschedule all patients with existing appointments within the next 2 weeks. We will continue to evaluate the situation as it evolves and determine on a weekly basis when it is appropriate for us to return to normal orthodontic patient care. We ask for your compassion and understanding at this time as we all work together to keep Hawaii healthy.


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