Braces are a big commitment, most patients wear them for several months up to a few years. So it’s important to enjoy the time that you have them by making the most of your color options. Braces can be tough, but they can also be fun and creative. Here are some ideas to turn your summer braces into a summer fashion accessory destined to win compliments.

What Options are Available?

In the early days of braces, the color choices were very limited, with sometimes only a handful of options available. Fortunately, many orthodontists now have a full rainbow of color options to choose from, including various shades of many colors, so you can really get creative. Just imagine how much fun you could have by mixing and matching colors!

How do I Choose the Right Braces Colors?

Choosing the right colors for your braces is a lot like picking out an outfit. Which colors are your favorites and may match with favorite clothing items or accessories you like to wear? Which colors bring out the color of your eyes, brighten your teeth, or highlight your freckles, skin tone or hair color? All of these questions can be helpful to lead you to the color option that is right for you, because what’s right for you is what makes you feel your happiest and best.

Thankfully, when you choose braces colors, you aren’t stuck with them for the life of the braces, only until the next adjustment. So don’t be afraid to experiment!

Inspirational Color Ideas

If you’re feeling nervous about mixing and matching braces colors for the first time or simply want to freshen up your style with something new, we’ve got you covered with some inspirational ideas.

If you’re playing a sport or attending a game to support your favorite team, choosing colors to match the team colors can be a great idea to show your commitment to team spirit. Or if you’re headed out on vacation, choosing colors to match the colors of the destination’s flag can be another fun idea. You could even choose colors to show your support for a cause that’s close to your heart.

You may even want to select colors based on the season. For example, if you were invited to a holiday party, selecting holiday colors can also be another festive way to celebrate. Your summer braces don’t have to match your fall or winter braces, so feel free to mix it up!

It may also be helpful to match the colors to your skin tone, just as you would when choosing an outfit. If you don’t like wearing a certain color shirt, you probably won’t like how it looks on your teeth either. If a favorite shirt highlights your skin tone, take note of what color it is and consider using that color next time you choose your braces colors.

Another tip when choosing colors is to consider the shade of your teeth. Most people’s teeth aren’t white, but a shade or two closer to cream color. Darker or more vibrant colors can make your teeth appear brighter and whiter, as opposed to lighter colors.

Your orthodontist may also help you find a new favorite combination by sharing popular color choices that others have come up with so you can build on their creativity and make your own unique signature style for your summer braces.

Call our Centennial or Denver dental offices to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.