The most exciting part about getting your braces is receiving a beautiful smile after you are done with your treatment. But there are still a lot of fun parts along the way.
One topic that our patients always ask about is choosing colors for their braces.
Having the option to personalize your braces can make your treatment much more stylish!
We will help you choose the best braces colors for you.
An elastic tie is a type of ligature tie that fits around your bracket. With some braces, this elastic tie is used to hold the archwire in place. These ties are made of rubber and come in a variety of colors. You will have the option to change these colors every time you come in for an adjustment appointment.
We want to hear what colours you want on your braces. Leave a comment below telling us what colour ties you are choosing at your next adjustment appointment and why. If there is a colour you want that isn’t available, let us know. For more information, or to schedule a FREE consultation, please call us at 416-234-8060.
Braces Colors Ideas
What colors should you choose!?
Let’s start with what colors you should avoid. It is best to avoid yellow and brown because these colors will make your teeth look stained and unclean. You might think choosing white ties would make your teeth whiter, but in fact, they will make your teeth look less white. This is because when you put a bright white tie on top of your teeth, your teeth will look more yellow by comparison.
Another color that would be good to avoid is dark green, this is because it can look like you have food stuck in your braces.
Let’s discuss what braces colors you should choose!
A safe bet that will always look good is to go with a darker color such as a dark blue.
This is because darker colors will make your teeth look brighter compared to the ties.
If you have naturally darker teeth, then a good option is to go with a clear or silver color. This will help brighten up your smile.
Don’t forget that you can combine colors!
Combining colors gives you endless possibilities.
When combining colors you can pick options based on themes. Popular theme ideas include holidays or your favorite sports team. You can get orange and black for Halloween or red and white for valentines day.
These are all great tips but remember that the most important thing is to choose the colors you want. If you can’t decide on a color, you can’t go wrong with picking your favorite color. Even if a color you want wasn’t recommended, pick it anyways!
- Brush your teeth after each meal. If you’re at school, consider bringing a small portable toothbrush with you to brush after snack and lunch.
- Floss your teeth at least once a day. Flossing gets between the teeth where the toothbrush won’t reach, promoting healthier gums. Use a floss threader to get the floss in between the gums, and then work in between each pair of teeth.
- use mouthwash at least once a day, Mouthwash will help you kill all the harmful bacteria that live in your mouth and contribute to tooth decay. Swishing mouthwash is easy, quick, and gives you great breath.
What Are The Best Colors?
Many guys look good in darker braces rubber bands, especially hunter green and navy blue.
Many girls will shine in a brighter color scheme, such as light blue or even gold.
Adults may want to consider a more subdued palette, especially if they are going to work.
Avoid lighter colors like white or pale yellow that will potentially make your teeth look discolored or stained.
Opt for fun color combinations to celebrate the seasons or support your favorite sports team.
You can also match your eye color or choose a complementary color.
Whatever braces color you choose, make sure to take good care of them to ensure proper results and a healthy, beautiful smile!
Colours to Avoid
While colorful braces rubber bands are an awesome opportunity to share your personality and unique style, some colors are simply best to avoid. You shouldn’t choose any colors that will make your teeth look stained or discolored, or that will create the effect of having food stuck in your teeth.
The important thing to remember is that your braces are affixed to your teeth, and you want your teeth to appear as white and clean as possible. Colors that can make your teeth appear stained are extremely dark colors, such as black and dark brown, as well as very light colors like yellow and white.
Clear rubber bands sound like a good option until you consider that they stain easily: clear rubber bands will pick up the color in dark foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, or colorful curries. If you want a subtle look that won’t stain, opt for silver or gray rubber bands, which will blend in with the metal brackets, or something neutral like navy or violet.
It’s always worth experimenting with rubber band colors – you can try out a new color and a bold new look, and if you don’t like it, you can change your mind at your next orthodontic visit.
How to Choose The Colour of Your Braces
- pick meaningful colors. For example your school colors. Holiday colors. Red and green for Christmas; black and orange for Halloween, etc. Your favorite sports team’s colors.
- Pick colors that work well with your skin. Darker skin tones and hair colors might look good in gold, dark blue, turquoise, orange, anise green, pastel blue, fuchsia, pink, or violet, although colors may depend on the person.
lighter skin tones and hair colors might look good in petrol blue, vermilion, bronze, caramel, salmon, green khaki, raspberry, bluish-red, plum, blue-green, and royal blue, although colors may depend on the person.
Consider colors that work well with your natural skin type and/or hair.
- pair your braces with your outfits. Consider colors that would work well with the clothes you often wear.
- Darker colors, such as dark purple and navy blue, make your teeth look whiter. So it may be wise to choose dark colors to offset the natural color of your teeth.
- The color of your braces doesn’t matter if you don’t keep them clean. Keep your braces looking great by practicing good oral hygiene. Oral hygiene means taking care of your mouth, gums, and teeth.