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How To Have A Great Smile While Wearing Braces

The goal of wearing braces is to end up with a beautiful, aligned smile, but the process can leave you feeling self-conscious. This doesn’t need to be the case with the right outlook and a few helpful tips. Following are a few things to consider that will help you look good, feel confident and have a great smile while wearing braces.

Embrace Your Braces

The first thing you’ll need to work on is accepting and embracing the fact that you have braces. When you’re wearing braces, whether you’re an adult or a child, you’re telling the world that you’re out to improve your smile. Braces are actually awesome and you’ll feel the same way once you see the results they deliver. So, don’t be afraid to turn on a happy smile and remember – braces are a sign that you care about your appearance, and that you’re working on improving it. So, hold your head up high and show the world your friendly face and positive attitude.

Colored Braces

If you’re considering colored braces, you may want to avoid being too flamboyant. Instead, experiment with colors until you decide on an option that matches your skin type, etc., and that you feel great in. It’s also a good idea to avoid clear bands, because they have a tendency to stain.

Non-Metal Braces Options

You may want to consider braces that are not metal like Invisalign, ceramic braces or lingual braces.


Invisalign is an almost invisible option which is why they’re so popular. The system is made up of a series of custom made, clear plastic, removable aligners. Because they are removable, patients can eat or drink what they want, another plus. As always, it’s best to choose healthy food options.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are basically the same shape and size of metal braces; however, they have clear or “tooth” colored brackets and wires. They blend it with your teeth, making it less noticeable.

Lingual Braces

A common alternative to traditional braces are lingual braces. The difference between the two is that lingual braces are affixed to the backs of the teeth instead of the front, which makes them less noticeable.

If you’re wearing braces, you’re on track to getting the smile you’ve always wanted. The important thing to remember is that you don’t have to wait until the braces come off to share your confident, happy smile.

If you’d like to find out more about how to have a great smile while wearing braces or the orthodontic treatment options that are available to you, contact your Orthodontist in Irvine today.

Ousama El-Hillal
Ousama El-Hillal, referred to as Dr. O by patients, staff and friends, is an Orthodontist and co-owner of iSmiles Orthodontics. iSmiles Orthododontics is leading provider of the Damon System and Invisalign in Irvine.

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