When getting braces in Liverpool for the first time, it is normal for most patients to feel self-conscious. You certainly look forward to achieving straighter teeth but still are hesitant about having a ‘metal mouth.’ Don’t let it get you down. Read our tips on how to overcome those under-confident feelings during your orthodontic treatment.
Keep Your Braces Clean!
The absolute number one thing you can do as part of your orthodontic treatment is to keep your braces sparkly clean. After every meal, brush, and floss to reduce food particles and plaque that can stick to your enamel and metal bits. Good oral health and hygiene prevent cavities, keep gum disease at bay, and make it easier for others to be around you. There is absolutely no one who wants to talk with someone with food stuck to their wires!
Dr. Raineri recommends always having a small bag of tooth cleaning essentials like a toothbrush, floss, and a small tube of toothpaste. Including a small mirror ensure you can quickly check your teeth even in the most inconvenient times. When you know your braces are completely clean, you can’t help but feel comfortable and confident.
Traditional metal orthodontics don’t have to be boring. You can choose from a rainbow of elastic bands to make a statement that’s uniquely you. Show your school spirit with school colors, or celebrate the holidays with festive tones. Wear orange for Halloween, or choose shades that bring out the color of your baby blues.
Go bold; try a monochromatic vibe or a color combo just because you feel like it. Showcase your style with every adjustment! If you are an adult and a pop of color doesn’t seem professional, clear braces made of ceramic material blend in while they move the teeth.
Having confidence and flashing a smile is probably the most attractive thing around. Even if you feel unsure about your new brackets and wires, try practicing. Everyone knows that practice makes perfect. So, look at yourself in the mirror to help you get used to seeing and feeling your new smile.
Please remember that you haven’t changed: you are still the unique you. Wearing brackets and wires to straighten your crooked teeth does not change who you are, regardless of age. Don’t let orthodontics keep you from enjoying life and the things you love. Be yourself, and you’ll soon feel that way!
Keep Your Eye on the Goal
Focus on the future with a beautiful smile. Each day you are getting a little bit closer to having straight teeth and the smile of your dreams. This phase will definitely be worth it. Don’t wait for your treatment to be over to smile. Smiling is crucial to express yourself. People will look past the braces and see your smile shining through.
Get Your Braces in Liverpool at William A. Raineri, DDS
William A. Raineri, DDS, offers many types of orthodontics in Liverpool, NY. Choose traditional metal braces, self-ligating, tooth-colored ceramic, invisible aligners, or lingual braces.
If you are finally ready to straighten your teeth, don’t hesitate to contact our orthodontic practice to learn more about our treatment plans. We can’t wait to meet you.