Now that you have finally embraced the fact that you are going to wear braces for a year or two, why not enjoy the journey? For instance when choosing your braces, look for coloured ones, and take advantage of the opportunity to switch colours every time you visit your orthodontist for an adjustment.
In this guide, we will give you pointers on how to pick the right type of coloured braces.
Stick to ceramic braces for a low-profile finish
If you don’t want to make it obvious that you are wearing braces, it’s best to choose ceramic braces. Invisalign is yet another teeth-straightening option for you if your goal is to hide your teeth straightening treatment from plain sight.
Where can you insert colour when wearing braces?
The brackets and wire portion of a traditional metal brace are usually silver in colour. The part which enables patients to put fun colours into their braces are the small elastic bands. By rule, you can change the elastic bands of your braces every four to six weeks during adjustment. This means that you can switch to different colours, and you can even mix and match them for a more exciting look.
How to pick coloured braces
When choosing coloured elastic bands for your braces, consider the following suggestions:
Coloured braces for girls
For little girls, the most popular colours are pink, yellow, and violet. For teenagers and young adults, the ladies usually go for lighter hues such as turquoise, white, and green.
Coloured braces for boys
For little boys, blue and green are favourites. Older male patients tend to choose more neutral colours or subdued tones of blue, green, and red.
Other pointers when choosing coloured braces:
- Choose elastic band colours that match the shade of your eyes.
- The colours green, orange, pink, and dark blue typically compliment dark skin tones.
- If you have light skin complexion, choose colours such as dark purple, blue, bronze, and red.
- As a rule, darker coloured elastic bands will make your teeth appear whiter. On the other hand, lighter colours will make your teeth appear more yellow.
Using these tips, we hope that you find one from the braces colour wheel that matches your mood, taste, and personal preferences. If you need further assistance, schedule a consultation by calling us on 1300 767 553 today.