Taking Good Pictures with Braces

Taking Good Pictures with Braces

Taking a good picture can be a bit tricky at the best of times, and doing it with braces can be even more so. The following tip and ideas will help you to take a better picture while wearing braces.

Choose Less Noticeable Braces

You might be a candidate for Invisalign clear aligners, which are made of a virtually invisible clear plastic material. But even if Invisalign is not right for you, there other are lower profile or more 'hidden' braces choices that won’t be as obvious in pictures.

For example, Lingual braces are attached behind your teeth, so they won’t show at all when you’re smiling for a picture.

In-Ovation Self-Ligating braces are smaller than traditional metal braces, since there are no ties or elastics.

The same goes for ‘translucent’ ceramic braces. The brackets on these are made of a tooth-coloured ceramic material that blends right in, so your braces look less noticeable.

Go With Colour

The elastics that go on braces come in pretty much every colour of the rainbow, so you can choose a colour that suits you best. In other words, you can turn your braces into an accessory and express yourself with them! For instance,  you can pick a colour that looks nice with your eye colour or skin tone.

It can help to choose darker colours to make your teeth look whiter and brighter. Try to avoid white, as this will make your teeth look a bit darker and more yellow, and avoid browns and certain greens, as these can look like food stuck in your teeth.

Good Oral Hygiene

Keeping your teeth clean and healthy by brushing and flossing often, and cleaning your braces themselves will make your smile look great. Plus, this will keep you from having pictures taken with food stuck in your teeth, or with discoloured teeth due to lack of care.

Just Smile!

Own your braces, and don’t hold back on smiling in pictures. Nothing is more attractive than a happy, confident smile. When you first get your braces it may help to practice smiling at yourself in the mirror. And keep reminding yourself that you look great with your braces!

If you’d like to learn more about your options for lower profile braces, contact us at Ridge Meadows Orthodontics today!

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