How to Choose the Best Color Braces

Posted: March 19, 2020

Not only do braces straighten teeth, they also allow you to customize your look with a variety of different colors.

With so many options, you may not know which shade to select at your next appointment.

Luckily, we have a few helpful tips on how to choose the best color braces.

How to Choose the Best Color Braces

Select a Color that Complements Your Skin Tone

If you’re wondering how to choose the best color braces to complement your skin tone, here are a few guidelines:

For darker skin tones, gold, dark blue, pink, orange, turquoise, green, or violet often work best

For lighter skin tones, you should consider light blue, bronze, dark purple or subdued reds and pinks

Choose the Best Color Braces to Highlight Your Eyes

In addition to matching your skin tone, you can also select a hue that highlights your eye color.

Pick a Shade that Matches Your Clothing

Many patients choose the best color braces to match their clothing. So, if your wardrobe favors a multi-color, monochromatic, warmer, or cooler look, it can help guide your selection.

Opt for Colors that Celebrate a Holiday or School Spirit

It’s not uncommon for people to switch-up the color of their braces for a special event, like their school’s homecoming game, or a holiday.

For the 4th of July, you could sport a red, white, and blue color combo or get into the Christmas spirit with red and green braces.

What Are Some Colors to Avoid?

Choosing the best color braces often means knowing which shades to avoid. In general, black, white, yellow, green, and brown can make teeth look yellow or like you have food stuck in your teeth.

As such, you may want to avoid these specific colors to look and feel your best.

Learn More

For additional information about customizing the color of your braces, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented dental providers.