How to Know What Braces Color is Best to Pick


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Purple color bands

The wires and brackets in traditional metal braces are a dull grey metallic color. If you are considering getting braces, you will have the option to decide what color the rubber bands will be that come with them.

These colored bands tie around the metal brackets that are attached to your teeth.


What are the Different Braces Colors Options?

Generally, an orthodontist will offer a good amount of different colors and shades to choose from. For example, a rubber band that is available in original green will have a few variants in the hues of that color such as lime green, dark green, and neon green. The wide range of rubber band colors allows for a large quantity of braces color combinations.  

Braces Colors


What Braces Color is Right For Me?

When it really comes down to it, the color that you pick for your braces is going to be entirely up to you. Kids tend to pick more colorful combinations because it makes their braces fun and interesting. Adults will usually opt for more modest colors that may not draw as much attention.

Girl picking braces color

Everyone is unique, and in the end, it can be just as simple as using your favorite color. Colors can communicate a lot of things about us and can even connect with us on an emotional level. Understanding color psychology can help you make a more informed decision on your brace’s color.

What can the Color of your Braces Communicate?

Colors allow us to convey many things that our brains naturally can associate with. The color blue is often used to give people a sense of trust and security, often used in law enforcement. The colors red and green can incite energy, excitement, and strength.

psychology of colors

Learning how color psychology works can help you associate what attributes that colors communicate best applies to you personally. If you normally describe yourself as a fun person, then the color yellow on your braces will let everyone know that you are just that!

How Many Times Can I Change the Color of my Braces?

The number of times you can change the color of your rubber bands during your orthodontic treatment is based on how long you are required to wear braces. Braces require the patient to return fairly often to the orthodontist’s office for regular adjustments. Every time that you return your wires are tightened and your rubber bands will be changed. During every visit, you can always request a change of color. 

Braces Color Tips

There are a few things to keep in mind while choosing a color for your braces. Teeth in contrast with darker colors look whiter than they actually are. 

Lighter color bands such as white have disadvantages as they can be stained by certain foods and drinks that we consume. This mainly depends on a person’s personal diet. If you are an avid coffee drinker then perhaps white color bands will not be your best choice.

Types of Braces With No Color  

Can’t decide on a color? Some patients prefer to have a more discrete appearance for their braces. In this case, there are different types of braces offered by orthodontists that can even appear completely invisible!

Clear Braces 

Clear BracesClear ceramic braces are made up of brackets and wires exactly like traditional braces. However, the wires and brackets are completely clear as opposed to the grey metallic color. 

The rubber bands also contain no color and are completely clear! These braces are resistant to staining and will remain clear throughout your time in braces. 


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