In Braces? You Can Look and Feel Your Best
When you first get your braces, it’s natural to feel self-conscious. Even if you really want to straighten your teeth or fix a problematic bite, you might be afraid to show off your new orthodontic work to the rest of the world. What are some strategies for overcoming emotions of insecurity?
Maintain a Clean Area
Brush your teeth after each meal to prevent food particles and plaque from clinging to your enamel and brackets. Brushing and flossing are especially crucial now, not only to avoid cavities, but also because no one wants to see food stuck in their braces, even you! If brushing isn’t an option, rinse with water after each meal.
Carry a tiny bag with all the necessities for sparkling braces: a travel toothbrush, floss, a small tube of toothpaste, an interproximal brush, and a handy mirror to double-check that you’re ready to go. You can’t help but feel more confident when you know your teeth and braces are at their cleanest.
Put yourself out there
Braces are no more the one-size-fits-all appliances of the past; now, they are available in a variety of colors and shapes. Metal brackets are the most common, although ceramic brackets offer a nearly invisible aesthetic. Don’t forget to accessorize as well!
You can make a fashion statement that is completely unique to you by selecting from a spectrum of band colors. Show your school spirit with school colors, celebrate the holidays with festive tones, or pick colors that can help you color more effectively. Allow your braces to show off your style, whether you go for strong contrast, monochromatic simplicity, or “just because I’m in the mood” odd combos. Remember, with each modification, you can modify your style!
Smile with self-assurance
Nothing flatters you more than a confident grin. If you’re unsure, go ahead and practice! You’ll get used to seeing yourself in braces if you spend some time in front of the mirror or taking selfies. Before becoming public, practice with friends and family. Keep in mind that any difficulties speaking or eating should only last a short time.
Above all, you remain your own and valuable self. You can be a wonderful friend, a student, an athlete, a lovestruck Juliet on the theatrical balcony, and a star at your after-school job while wearing braces. Don’t let wearing braces keep you from doing the things you enjoy. Act as though you’re your old self, and you’ll soon feel like it!
When you first get your braces, it’s natural to feel self-conscious. But good things happen when you take care of yourself and your braces! Give us a call if your youngster is having trouble adjusting. We want to make sure that your child’s journey to a beautiful, healthy smile is as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible.