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Picking Colors for Metal Braces

What colors Braces should I choose?

Yes, that’s true. If you are getting metal braces, you can personalize them with a pop of color. Around each metal bracket, your orthodontist will place a tiny elastic band that gets changed at each visit, usually every four to six weeks. You can choose one color throughout your mouth, or even create a pattern by choosing different colors for each tooth. The choice is yours, but here are some ideas:

  • Represent your favorite sports team by displaying team colors
  • Match your eyes
  • Glow in the dark bands for Halloween or concerts
  • Match your outfit for big events such as bat mitzvahs, Sweet Sixteens, and proms
  • Patriotic colors for Memorial Day and July 4th
  • School and camp colors
  • Match your favorite outfits
  • Match your best friend

Blue metal braces


You may want to avoid these colors on their own, but they could work when combined with others:

  • White could make your teeth appear more yellow
  • Yellow could be mistaken for yellow teeth
  • Green, brown, and black could look like food or rotten teeth


Have fun with it and experiment with color!

As always, we will are happy to answer any questions you may have.

2017-12-07T18:04:35+00:00May 3rd, 2016|Orthodontics|0 Comments