What is the worst part about getting braces? Next to the discomfort, many people would say the embarrassment. There’s no shame in wanting a smile transformation, but traditional braces are noticeable and not viewed very favorably. If you are insecure about showing off your brace-face, you might decide to skip the braces altogether. But what if we told you now is the perfect time to get braces and keep them all to yourself.
With the COVID-19 pandemic still in full swing, we are all safer at home engaging in a little self-care. Even when we leave our homes, we’re practicing social distancing and wearing masks. Covering your nose and mouth has become more than etiquette; it’s a life-saving precaution. Although these times are extremely stressful and concerning, the chances of someone seeing your braces have never been lower. So, if you’ve been on the fence about getting braces because of the aesthetic, now is the time to bite the bullet and talk to your orthodontist.
Think about it…
It may feel counterintuitive to say that a pandemic is the best time to get braces. With many businesses temporarily closed or accepting limited appointments due to COVID-19, it might seem difficult to meet with your orthodontist and maintain your braces once you have them.
Though many orthodontists and dentists are reopening their offices, it is crucial that you’re able to take care of your braces from home. Brushing and flossing your teeth multiple times a day will help keep food from getting stuck in your braces and causing decay. Avoiding problematic foods that are hard, sticky, or sugary will also help save you a trip to the orthodontist.
When you’re ready to take your mask off…
Ready to start your journey toward perfect teeth? Now is the best time to get braces. For anyone who’s nervous about how they’ll look, you can take advantage of wearing a mask in public to conceal your pearly whites. Or you can simply shelter in place at home and enjoy your new braces in private. Plus we have virtual progress visits to minimize office time.
Not sure whether you need braces? The easiest way to find out is to ask. Contact Dr. Mario Paz or your family orthodontist today to find out if braces are right for you. You can also visit our website to learn more about what percentage of people need braces, what your options are, and how to take care of your braces once you’ve got them.