Back to School with Braces

Back to School with Braces
Posted on 08/19/2019

A young boy sitting in a classroom is smiling while wearing braces.

Tips From Your Family Orthodontist


At Loeb Orthodontics, we’re proud of the beautiful smiles we create for patients of all ages. Whether kids, teens, or adults—we’ve transformed many smiles for over 45 years at our practice, and we’ve loved every minute. As your Oakland, NJ family orthodontist, Dr. Allison Loeb and Dr. Robert Loeb are dedicated to providing only the highest quality care to our patients. We’re pleased to share the following tips on why it’s a great idea to get braces before the new school year starts!

Back to School With Braces


It’s always exciting to think of a brand new school year starting soon. Kids of all ages are gearing up for new classes, new friends, and a new set of lasting memories. Many children of school age receive braces or Invisalign at some point during their education. In fact, orthodontics can even be seen as a “rite of passage” for many students. Because they often know many other friends or classmates who also have braces or Invisalign, the experience can be shared among them. 

When a child first receives braces or Invisalign, there will be a short period of adjustment as he or she gets used to wearing them. Kids must learn to speak and eat properly while wearing their braces, as well as establish a good dental hygiene routine. Brushing and flossing can be a bit more difficult than usual and will take time to learn. It’s a great idea to navigate all of these challenges before entering into a brand new school year, where other adjustments are taking place. That’s why summer is the perfect time to have orthodontic treatment done.

Book An Appointment with your Oakland, NJ Family Orthodontist


There’s still just enough time left in the summer to book an appointment with your Oakland  orthodontist for braces or Invisalign. Loeb Orthodontics encourages you to consider beginning orthodontics before the new school year so your child has time to adjust. If you have any questions, contact us today, and we’ll be happy to help. We can’t wait to hear from you.
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