Get Started with Braces or Clear Aligners: Embrace a New Smile this Summer

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Summer is a time of sunshine, fun, and new beginnings. It is the perfect season to start your journey towards a radiant smile! At Orthodontic Specialists in St. George, Utah, we are here to guide you through the exciting process of achieving a perfect smile with braces or clear aligners. Whether you are a teenager eager to perfect your smile before the new school year or an adult ready to invest in your dental health, summer is an ideal time to get started with braces or clear aligners. 

Why Start with Braces or Clear Aligners This Summer?

1. Convenient Scheduling: With the break from school and a more relaxed work schedule, summer offers the flexibility to attend appointments without the usual rush. Patients can find it easier to start and maintain their orthodontic treatment.

2. Adjustment Period: Starting your treatment in the summer gives you time to adjust to your new braces or aligners. You can get used to the sensation and establish a good oral hygiene routine before returning to your regular schedule.

3. Visible Progress by Fall: By starting now, you’ll likely see noticeable progress by the time school or work picks up again. Imagine showing off your improved smile at fall events and gatherings!

Braces vs. Clear Aligners: Which is Right for You?

Choosing between braces and clear aligners depends on your dental needs, lifestyle, and personal preferences. Here’s a quick comparison to help you decide:


  • Effective for More Complex Cases: Braces are highly effective for addressing many dental issues, including severe misalignment, overcrowding, and bite problems.
  • Permanent: Braces are fixed in place, which means they work 24/7 to move your teeth into the desired position.
  • Customizable: Modern braces come in various styles, including traditional metal, ceramic, and even lingual braces, which we place behind the teeth for a more discreet look.

Clear Aligners

  • Discreet Appearance:  Clear aligners are virtually invisible, making them a popular choice for teens and adults who prefer a less noticeable option.
  • Removable: Aligners can be removed for eating, brushing, and special occasions, providing greater flexibility and comfort.
  • Comfort: Made from smooth plastic, clear aligners are less likely to irritate the gums and cheeks than traditional braces.

Every Confident Smile Starts with an Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to meet Dr. Erickson and the rest of the team, learn more about orthodontics, receive a complete initial exam, and find out which treatment options will best meet your needs. During this visit, you will:

Start Your Journey: Get Braces or Clear Aligners this Summer

There’s no better time to start your journey to a perfect smile. Whether you choose braces or clear aligners, Orthodontic Specialists in St. George, Utah, are here to support you every step of the way. Embrace a new smile this summer and enjoy the confidence that comes with it. 

Our team will be glad to answer any questions you may have, and we will provide all of the information you need to determine which treatment is best for you. Please contact our practice to schedule your initial consultation

Warm Regards,

Dr. Jeff Erikson & Team
Orthodontic Specialists

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