How To Get Your Teeth Straightened While Participating In Pageantry

Posted on: 17 April 2018

If you participate in beauty pageants, performances, or anything else that involves a lot of posing and smiling, you probably want your teeth to look their best. At the same time, you can't have metal brackets and wires sticking to the fronts of your teeth and being the first thing anyone sees if you smile. If you're eager to get your teeth straightened and just need to be able to hide your braces when you perform or compete, here's what you can do.

Invisible Braces

Invisible braces are very popular because of their hidden nature. Unlike traditional braces, invisible braces are made out of a thin layer of plastic that covers the entirety of your tooth. When it's on, it helps to pull teeth into alignment and ensures that it doesn't get worse. In addition, you can take these braces off whenever you need to eat, care for your oral hygiene, or even perform. Just make sure that you have them on enough that you still get the benefits of the orthodontic adjustments.

Sublingual Braces

Another great choice is a pair of sublingual braces. Sublingual braces are made out of the dreaded wires and brackets, but they aren't where anyone else can see them. Sublingual braces get mounted to the back of your teeth. If you're wearing these kinds of braces and smile or talk on camera, it's extremely unlikely that anyone will see a thing. While sublingual braces can't be removed anytime you wish, there is the added benefit that your teeth can continue to be adjusted even while you're in the limelight.

Which is Right For You? 

Ultimately, the choice on whether to get invisible or sublingual braces is up to you. However, keep your dental history in mind. If you have a serious overbite, underbite, or other complicated oral problems, sublingual braces might be a better choice. They're able to do more to adjust the size and shape of a smile. Invisible braces, on the other hand, are a great choice if you have spacing issues and crooked teeth, but a generally even and well-sized jaw.

It's a good idea to confer with your orthodontist at this point. They will be able to tell you if your dental needs can be achieved with invisible braces or if sublingual braces are necessary.

Getting braces when you're expected to perform, pose, or smile on camera doesn't have to be impossible. Talk to your dentist about sublingual braces and invisible braces to find out which is right for you.