We do SO many braces at The Ortho Practice for teenagers, it’s a mystery why everyone isn't walking around wearing them! We're a local Sydney Orthodontist and we know braces!
Braces are not what they used to be and most people don’t get picked on because they’re wearing braces. In fact, it’s almost the opposite. People with braces are now becoming pretty cool. Think about Tom Cruise, he had braces when he was over 40, and the list includes other actors like Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Drew Barrymore and Claire Danes. Prince Harry has had clear braces, sports people like Anna Kournikova, Martina Hingis and Monica Seles have all had braces too.
Music celebrities like Monica, Erykah Badu, Gwen Stefani and Britney Spears have all had braces. Britney was thought to have once said "the retainer was disgusting, I had to take it out before I ate and it was gross… but I liked getting braces, I thought they were cool. I thought I was a grownup teenager because I had braces".
Models like Tyra Banks, Nikki Taylor, Katie Black and Lucy Bower have all had braces and supermodel Karen Mulder apparently won her first modeling contest with braces!
So when you hear about all these people who have had braces, it makes it easier to remember that you won’t have to wear them forever, however it’ll be something you’ll be really happy with for the rest of your life. Also, there are different types of braces that might suit you. Some come with clear brackets, some have coloured brackets, elastics come in heaps of colours and you can change certain elements with your braces each time you visit. If you want to, you can have the most fashionable mouth at school!
If you have a really good look around school, try and count how many people actually have braces. You’ll be surprised to learn that more and more people, including adults are getting them. Why? Because for the short time and minimal discomfort, the result is a fantastic smile for the rest of your life… and EVERYBODY loves a great smile.