Like anything in life, braces are what you make of them! Don’t let yourself feel self-conscious and unhappy. We know this is easier said than done, but it can help to:
- Remember that braces are incredibly common
- Remember they’ll result in better oral health
- Remember they’ll result in straighter, more beautiful teeth
- Remember that trying not to show your braces will only draw more attention to your mouth. Smile!
- Remember that people will follow your lead. If you give off confident vibes, they will respond to them – even if you have to “fake it ‘til you make it!”!
You might be totally cool with wearing braces, and not even need the reminder to be confident. We hope so! You are making your life a lot better, and setting a great example for your friends with braces or who need braces.
No matter how you feel, remember this is your life. Your health and happiness should take center stage. You’re doing something great for your health! And hopefully that also makes you happy!