Getting your braces off is a momentous occasion. After months of metal in your mouth, you now have beautiful, straight teeth to show with pride. Here are three ways to celebrate your new smile:
Host a Bye-Bye Braces Party
Now that you’re rocking that great new grin, gather your friends and treat yourself to all the snacks you’ve been missing. Stock colorful bowls with all the favorites you longed for while you were waiting on those braces to take your teeth to the next level. Some great suggestions include chewy candies like Laffy Taffy, sticky caramel apples, bracket magnet Oreos, and bracket-busting crunchy cheese curls. Throw in a few finger sandwiches that you can actually bite into comfortably with those front teeth, and enjoy all the new options you have to nosh on now that your braces are gone. Consider providing tooth brushes and gum as fun party favors. Hang handmade, tooth-shaped cutouts from streamers for an ultra-festive feel and bask in the reaction all your friends will have to your straight smile.
Schedule a Photo Shoot
Your new teeth are worth documenting! Contact a photographer to set up a photo shoot to showcase your braces-free smile. As the camera starts clicking away, you may find yourself owning your awesome chompers like never before. Feel free to distribute the pics to friends and family to commemorate that fancy face. In the event you don’t want to go to the expense of doing a format photo shoot, then you can at least get a selfie stick and create your OWN photo shoot with a few awesome poses. You might even think about finding pictures of your old smile, and posting before/after comparisons for your favorite social media site – like this or this!
Keep it Low-key with a Dinner Out with Your Loved Ones
If you aren’t into all the panache of a party or photo shoot, simply arrange to go to a celebratory dinner to revel in your braces-free teeth while you enjoy a nice dinner out with your family. You won’t have to run to the bathroom in between bites to check your brackets, making your meal even more memorable!
At Birmingham Orthodontics, our mission is simple: we create smiles. Not only do we straighten the crooked grin, fix the bite, and adjust the jaw, we also brighten yearbooks, help young people come to like their looks, and give adults the confidence they have wanted for a long, long time. We also believe in our staff. Our culture of continuous learning has allowed us to host monthly training sessions for each team and bring in leading industry consultants to help keep us ahead of the curve. Contact us for a free consultation, or any questions you might have.