Getting braces or a retainer isn’t the end of the world. In fact, you can customize the elastics and rubber bands used in the braces on your teeth by choosing any color you like. And since elastics are changed often, you aren't stuck with one color for the entire time you’re wearing them.
Blue, green, red, purple, even clear are some options and we have patients who have alternating colors, or one on the top and a different one on the bottom, or even colors based on their school or current holiday. Many patients have to wear a retainer, and just like the rubber bands and elastics of the braces on your teeth, retainers come in a variety of colors so you can choose something that you love.
One way we’ve seen patients have fun with their braces is by keeping track of their progress with the Home Care Tracker Calendar. The calendar makes watching your routines easy and shows you how hard you’re working, while marking the days off one by one makes the time go by a little faster.
Your Personal Orthodontic Diet Chart offers reminders of what foods to avoid while you have braces on your teeth, as well as some common orthodontic problems and solutions you can try if any dental issues arise at home. Hanging the chart up in a visible spot in your home will make it easy to access if and when you need it.
We frequently give out a Super Patient Award to those orthodontic patients who are completely dedicated to their treatment. We invite you to take a look at the most recent recipients of the award, who make it look easy to wear braces. Maybe you’ll see your own name and picture as a Super Patient in the future!