Choosing the Color of Your Braces

July 23, 2014 by Frost Orthodontics
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Getting braces can be a little stressful, but picking out which colors your rubber bands will be is the fun part. There are lots of different colors to choose from, so which colors are best for you?

Start by thinking about your favorite colors. If you have a lot of clothes or things around you in a certain color, chances are you like looking at it! That means you won’t mind seeing that color in the mirror twice a day.

If you like more than one color, you can pick all of those. Just make sure they go together, or it might look a little funny. Also, try to stay away from black and white. Black rubber bands can make it look like you have something stuck in your teeth while white rubber bands can actually make your teeth look less white themselves. Very light colors can also get stained over time.

Besides your favorite colors, you could also think about what goes best with you. Different colors work better on people with different hair colors, skin tones, and even eye colors. You probably already know which color clothes go best with you, so that would be a good choice for your braces.

The best way to keep your braces (and your teeth) looking their best is to keep up good hygiene like brushing and flossing twice a day. This isn’t just for looks, though. Brushing and flossing are the two easiest ways to keep your mouth healthy, and it’s even more important when you have braces.

Your rubber bands can be any color you like, but remember that you will have them until your next appointment—so make a good decision!

If you have any other questions or if you want to schedule an appointment to learn about braces, give our orthodontist a call at (314) 567-1888.

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