You just got your braces and you still have to debut them to your classmates at school. You’re not sure how to adjust to this change. What should you do to make sure you’re feeling confident before you head back to school? Take a look at this list. We’re happy to help you along the way!

Rock your favourite colours with your braces elastics.

Make a fashion statement with your mouth! For braces that are colourful and exciting, coordinate your back-to-school outfit with your elastics.

Remember that braces are temporary.

If you’re feeling less brave and a little more apprehensive, remind yourself that braces are temporary and that they’re doing a world of good for you in the long run.

Find your kind.

If you’re in junior high or high school, you’re likely to find others who are going through the same life change. Find your pack of people just like you: others who have braces now, are going to be getting them soon, or have been there and done that. You’ll feel better knowing you have a friend or two to help you along the way.

Pack for emergencies.

As you may already know, there are roughly eight items you should carry with you at all times to make sure you’re covered for any unwanted discomfort while you have braces. These include lip balm, braces wax, and a toothbrush, among other necessities!