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How to Smile With Braces

Article by Dr. Leaver & Dr. Gardner

Braces are a common occurrence for lots of preteens and teens all over the United States. The problem is that we live in a selfie society where a picture (or many pictures) are posted on a daily basis. If you are one of the teens that is in the middle of your orthodontic care, you may think that your selfies are not as flattering as your friend without braces. But you don’t have to be a teen that is self-conscience about your look in a selfie. You can just go with it! You can feel confident in the fact that you are not alone. Nearly 70% of teens can benefit from braces and many of them do. When you are wearing braces, you have to first know that they are only temporary and they will come off even if it feels like forever. The time with braces is limited and you know that when they are off, your selfies will be amazing because of your new, straight teeth and beautiful smile! But now that you are wearing braces for a few years, you should learn how to smile for picture days and selfies.

Leaver & Gardner Explain How to Smile with Braces On for Formal Picture Days & Informal Selfies!

Make Smiling with Braces Fun: Have you ever heard the expression “Fake it till you make it”? The first way to really enjoy your braces is to just go with it and have fun! Braces are a part of your look and who you are for a time so you might as well just enjoy them. One way to have fun with the braces is to choose different colors of bands. Many orthodontic offices like Leaver & Gardner have a wide assortment of colors. You can even mix and match different colors to make a unique fashion statement or you can choose a color that represents an upcoming holiday. Red for Valentines, Green for Christmas. Or red, white and blue to show off your patriotism for the 4th of July and other patriotic holidays. These are fun ways to make braces fun and enjoyable. You can also tag your orthodontist office if you want to give a little love to your doctor. Use your imagination when choosing colors that are fun for you.
Go With A Clear Braces or Removable Retainers like Invisalign: Using Damon clear braces for orthodontic care is one way to help to have treatment but not show off the brackets. In a photo, clear brackets are easily hidden. A newer type of clear teeth straightening option is called Invisalign. These are a series of crafted retainers that help to straighten you teeth but are removable. When you are ready for your close up simply remove the invisalign and snap a shot. This way you won’t show any signs that you are in treatment with an orthodontist.

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If you are interested in making your orthodontic treatment fun for photos and selfies, just give us a call to have your bands changed or talk about other options. Clear braces or Invisalign are a great discreet option. Leaver & Gardner Orthodontics offers expert orthodontic care to take care of your selfie smile!