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Choosing Colours for Your Braces

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Choosing Colours for Your Braces

Since you’re in it for the long haul with your braces, embrace them! Add your own unique touch with a little colour!


I can change the colour of my braces?

You sure can!

Braces are made up of several different parts that work together to straighten your teeth. One of these parts is the elastics. These tiny bands are also called ligatures, and are placed around each bracket to hold the archwire in place in the bracket slot.

Elastics lose their elasticity over time, which is why your orthodontist will change your dental ligature elastics at each adjustment appointment. And since they come in a wide variety of colours, your adjustment appointments give you the opportunity to change up the look of your braces!

How to Choose The Right Colour

If you’re not sure what colours to choose, here are a few tips and ideas to help you decide!

  • pick your favorite colour
  • pick the colours of your favourite sports team
  • avoid brown, black and some shades of green; these could make it look like you have food stuck in your teeth
  • avoid white; it may cause your teeth to look yellow and discoloured
  • pick your school colours
  • choose a colour that suits your complexion
  • choose colours that compliment your eye colour
  • use The Happy Tooth Colour Selector to test out your new look before committing!

If you still have questions about coloured braces, you can learn more here, or get in touch with our team at Coquitlam Family Orthodontics today!

Book your No Obligation Smile Consultation today with Ridge Meadows Orthodontics.