How to Choose Colors for Your Braces

The idea of getting braces may not seem like much fun. But one aspect of getting braces that can be a lot of fun is choosing rubber band colors for your brackets. Orthodontists provide a wide variety of colored rubber bands that fit over your brackets to hold the archwire in place. You can choose a single color, alternating colors, or have one color on the top and another color on the bottom. With so many color options it might be hard to choose! How do you choose the best colors for your braces? Here are some tips. 

Tips for Choosing Rubber Band Colors for Braces

The following tips can help you choose the best colors for your rubber bands: 

  • Choose your favorite colors. You can always just pick your favorite color or colors. Braces are just another way to wear your favorites. 
  • Show your school spirit. Consider getting your school colors on alternating brackets or one color on the top row and the other color on the bottom. This can be fun if you play sports, participate in any school organizations, or to support the teams or organizations in your school. 
  • Support your favorite college or pro sports team. If you have a specific team you follow or support, choose their colors during the season when they play. Whether you attend any games or not, you can still show your support. 
  • Match or compliment your eyes. You can get blue or green to match the color of your eyes, or choose other colors that work well with your eye color. 
  • Get in the holiday spirit. Choose colors that match the current holiday, whether it’s red and green for Christmas, orange and black for Halloween, pastels for Easter, red white and blue for the 4th of July, green for St. Patrick’s Day, or any other holidays you feel like celebrating. 
  • Match your usual clothing colors. Whatever color clothes you wear most often, get matching or complimentary colors on your braces for a coordinated look. 
  • Dark colors make teeth look whiter. Choosing darker colors for your braces can make your teeth appear more white, where lighter colors may do the opposite. 

What to Expect on Your First Appointment

Your first visit to the orthodontist typically includes an evaluation and consultation. We evaluate your teeth and jaw, and take digital images to view the positions of the teeth. We then discuss the orthodontic issues that are present and offer a recommendation for treatment.

Getting Braces Put On

During this visit the brackets are attached to the front side of your teeth. The archwire is connected to the brackets with the colored rubber bands of your choice. Your teeth and jaw may feel sore later that day and in the following days up to a week. It is typically manageable with over the counter pain medication, but you may need to eat soft foods for the first few days until your teeth are no longer sore. 

Lake Minnetonka Orthodontics Offers a Variety of Colors for Braces

Colored rubber bands for braces make the treatment process a bit more fun. At Lake Minnetonka Orthodontics we provide a wide range of colors for you to choose from so that you can find the color you’re looking for. Now that you’ve read the above tips, you can make a great choice for your first braces rubber bands. 

Contact us at one of our 3 convenient locations to learn more and schedule an appointment: 

Minnetonka: 952-938-1443

Excelsior: 952-474-0288

Wayzata: 952-473-1993