How do you feel about wearing braces? Many people feel a certain amount of resignation, knowing that braces can make their smile more beautiful and easier to keep healthy, yet feeling self-conscious at the prospect of wearing them. The good news is that there are things you can do to make your braces suit you better.
Choose the Right Braces Option
There are a lot more options these days when it comes to braces than the traditional metal kind. While those are still exceptionally effective and a viable option for plenty of people, they don’t suit everyone as well as other types of braces. Ceramic braces can provide a similar level of efficacy to traditional braces while offering a more subtle look. This makes them a good option for people who need more structure and support than you’d get with clear aligners but who need their braces to be a bit more discreet. Talk to your orthodontist about the different types of braces to find the right option for you.
Sometimes discretion can be overrated. Have you considered making your braces a part of your look? That can be easy to do if you get colorful with your braces. Elastics can come in a variety of colors, allowing you to pick a color that coordinates well with your style. You can use your elastics to express yourself. Choose a favorite color or go with colors that fit holiday themes to bring some extra festivity to your smile.
Don’t Hide Them
Do you want to smile with confidence? Then start practicing now while you have braces on. If you can feel confident in your smile when you’re wearing braces–regardless of what kind of braces you have–just imagine how much more confident you’ll feel in your smile when you don’t have to wear them anymore. Study your smile. Find things you love about it while you have your braces on. Embrace those things and show them off instead of hiding your braces behind a closed-lipped smile. Besides, if you went through all the trouble of carefully picking out the colors of your elastics, wouldn’t you want to show that off?
You don’t need to wait until your braces treatment is complete to feel confident in your smile. Start by taking steps to ensure that your braces suit you as well as possible. The better your brace suit you, the easier it is to feel more confident wearing them. By the end of your treatment, you’re sure to feel better about your smile than ever before.
Do you or someone in your family need braces? Stellar Family Orthodontics can help! Click here to learn more about the different types of braces we use today!