If you don't start your orthodontic treatment in time, then you might find that your wedding day comes in the middle of your treatment. This puts you in a difficult situation; you might not want to wear braces on the day or to have them in your photographs.

However, there are some things you can do to avoid these problems. What are your options?

Delay Your Treatment

Some people decide to wait to have orthodontic treatment until after their wedding day. They feel that they would prefer to wait to fix their teeth rather than wear braces when they get married. This solution often works best for people who don't need significant orthodontic work.

However, this isn't the ideal solution for everyone. If part of the reason you want to fix your teeth is to make them look better on your big day and in your photos, then you won't want to wait until after your wedding to start your treatment. You'll have to find a different way to manage the problem.

Wear Less Visible Braces

While standard metal braces are hard to hide, you can talk to your orthodontist about using less visible braces. For example, you might be able to have lingual braces fitted on to the backs of your teeth. Nobody can see these braces, and they won't show up on your wedding photos.

If lingual braces aren't right for you, then you can look for front-teeth braces that blend into your teeth more effectively. For example, ceramic braces and clear tray systems, such as Invisalign, are barely noticeable.

If you're still worried that your braces will be visible on your wedding photos, then your photographer might be able to help. Check that they can edit any traces of your braces out of your photos if they do show up.

Have A Break In Your Treatment

In some cases, the easiest way to manage worries about braces when you get married is to have a break in your treatment. Your orthodontist might agree to remove your braces just before the wedding and then put them on again afterwards.

Keep in mind that this option will increase your treatment costs. You'll use two sets of posts and brackets rather than one.

Plus, if you add your honeymoon to your break, then your treatment could also take longer. Your teeth will start to move back to their original positions once your braces come off. Once you have new braces fitted, they might have to fix this movement first before continuing with your orthodontic treatment.

For more advice about your orthodontic treatment, talk to your orthodontist.