Braces for Parents

The Benefits of You and Your Child Having Braces at the Same Time

Just because you’re a parent doesn’t mean you can’t get a beautiful smile! If your child needs braces, you definitely should not let that discourage you from going through orthodontic treatment with them. Having braces at the same time as your child can be a spectacular experience for both of you for many reasons.

Bonding Experience

If you and your child are both going through orthodontic treatment, you will probably schedule your appointments at the same time so you can save time and attend them together. Maybe you have to pull your kid from school for an appointment? Spending more time with your child is never a bad thing and can result in some amazing memories. Also, being able to knock out two things at once is definitely a great time saver.

Similar Routines

Two things you and your child can do together is figure out how to adjust to your new diet and learn your new maintenance habits with braces. Getting braces requires you to adjust your diet slightly to exclude certain foods . Doing this with your child is likely to make the transition easier for the both of you as you will have a bit of moral support as well as someone who’s in the same boat as you.

In addition to new dietary habits, you’re also going to have to learn to incorporate new cleaning routines with braces or Invisalign. This is something both you and your child can do together each day. You can hold each other accountable and provide aid if your child needs it.

Health Reasons

In addition to all of those great reasons, you should be mindful of your oral health and get braces if you need them. Waiting on your child to complete their treatment before you decide to start your journey could have a negative effect on your mouth. Also, if your teeth are crooked, they are just going to continue getting worse the longer you wait. Your teeth continue to move, so the sooner you get braces, the shorter and easier your treatment time will be.

In addition to it being beneficial to your health, you should also be mindful of your child’s health. You might be able to monitor their braces maintenance a little bit better if you’re undergoing treatment alongside them. You also will better understand how to clean your braces and can ensure they are doing so properly.


Cost is usually a pretty significant reason why a parent might wait to undergo treatment, but here at Milnor Orthodontics, we offer multi-family member discounts. If you have more than one member of your family going through orthodontic treatment with us, don’t hesitate to ask how much of a discount you qualify for.

Both you and your child can be on the road to healthy, beautiful, shining smiles in no time! The team at Milnor Orthodontics is committed to getting you exactly where you want to be when it comes to your orthodontic health.

At Milnor Orthodontics, our experts are here to help you achieve a priceless smile. Call our office at (970) 484-3214 or visit to learn more. We're located at 1103 S. Shields St. in Fort Collins, Colorado.