Makers Of Damon Smile Celebrate School Picture Day With Expert Tips

Leading Braces Manufacturer Shares Smile Tips During Back to School Season

For the second year in a row, makers of Damon Smile—a line of braces that straightens teeth, corrects bites, and helps improve smile arcs with ease and comfort—are offering expert tips for kids, teens, and teachers on ways to ensure a healthy, beautiful smile for school picture day. To celebrate the back-to-school season and school picture day across the country, the company has outlined insights for braces and non-braces wearers looking to take a glowing picture this year.

“From California to New York and regions in between, our network of leading orthodontists have a wealth of insight on how to make your smile look the best it can be on school picture day,” said Vicente Reynal, president of Ormco, the company that manufactures Damon Smile. “Braces or no braces, your smile can change the way you feel about yourself and how others perceive you.”

In honor of school picture day, Damon Smile is sharing the below tips to help teachers and students take a picture they can be proud to show off for years to come.

  • Be comfortable with your smile
    Braces or no braces, don’t hold back on picture day. If you have metal braces, don’t be afraid to smile with your teeth—you might be surprised with how empowered it makes you feel. Alternatively, if you have virtually invisible braces, such as Damon Clear™, smile big because people may not even be able to tell that you’re wearing braces in your photo.
  • Think positive thoughts
    Right before the photographer clicks the button, think of something funny that happened that day or something that makes you genuinely happy, like a pet, family member, or best friend. Thinking positive thoughts can directly translate emotion through your eyes and smile, for a bright, happy school picture.
  • Make oral hygiene a priority
    One thing that might keep you from smiling is the fear that there is something stuck between your teeth. Make sure to check your smile in the mirror to make certain there are no leftover food particles stuck in your teeth. Whether you have braces, no braces, or wear a clear aligner—such as Insignia Clearguide Express—carrying travel-size toothpaste and floss can help ease pre-photo jitters.
  • Be yourself
    The pressure of school picture day and desire to look one’s best can lead to last minute changes in hairstyles, clothes and/or makeup. The result is often a picture that looks like a stranger. Don’t forget to be yourself. Stick to your regular morning routine, while integrating the above tips for added confidence.