Tips from Dr. Sarah Schroetter to Picking Braces Colors

Choosing colors for your braces is fun for many, but it can also be a tough decision. Patients can pick from any color of the rainbow to stand out from the crowd or to make the best of their braces while they last. Remember, colors are provided at no cost to Diamond Braces patients.

To make braces fun, think of using any interesting color patterns or even using different colors for the top and bottom teeth. What pattern you choose will be the pattern you will use until your next appointment when you can decide to keep the same color combination or choose yet another. Regardless, it is best to come to the appointment prepared to save time.

I have worked with many patients and have seen some great ideas for picking colors. If you’re still having trouble deciding, don’t worry. Remember you can always switch to other colors at appointments. To get creative, you can also choose one color for your top teeth and another one for the bottom teeth. During your appointment, ask for a color wheel or check with your orthodontist about which colors are available. Diamond Braces offers red, turquoise, blue, green, white, orange, purple, pink as well as many other colors. Here are some proven tips and tricks to help you pick out the perfect colors for your braces:

What Are Some Possible Colors to Choose?

  • Flag colors (i.e. USA –  red, white, and blue)
  • Your favorite colors
  • School colors
  • The colors of your favorite sports team
  • The color of your eyes or hair
  • Colors to match clothing, accessories, or shoes

Matching Your Skin Color and Facial Features

1-1Selecting colors based on your hair color, eyes and skin tone isn’t very difficult. Those with darker hair colors and skin tones would probably look best in colors like teal, gold, blue, green, purple, light green, light blue, pink or silver. People with light features tend to go well with colors like yellow, white, dark blue, light blue, shades of green, brown, orange or pink.

Not All Colors are Created Equal

  • Clear-colored bands may be prone to looking differently as time goes on. Food often gets stuck between braces and become more visible with clear bands. Over time, the clear bands can stain a yellowish color. Certain foods like soda or beets can dye the bands. Taking good care of your teeth and following your doctor’s instructions can prevent these issues.
  • Other colors like white, gold, yellow and black can make teeth appear more yellow than they are. Unless teeth are a brighter white, white colored bands can highlight yellow undertones in teeth.
  • On the other hand, darker colors can actually make teeth look whiter. Colors like dark blue, dark purple and dark green can bring out the whiter shades in teeth.

Darker Colors

Darker colors can actually make your teeth look whiter. Colors like dark blue, dark purple, and dark green can bring out the whiter shades of teeth.

Whichever colors you choose, remember that you can switch them at your next appointment if you are unhappy with your choice. Keep your braces experience interesting with different color choices and combinations. There’s no right or wrong answer about what colors look best on you—it’s all up to you.

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