What Color Braces Make Teeth Look Whiter?

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What Color Braces Make Teeth Look Whiter?

Colored bands are one way to highlight your personality or sense of style while wearing braces. While many patients match the color of their braces to their eyes or clothing, some want a shade that will make their teeth appear white and bright.

So, what color braces make teeth look whiter?

Continue reading to find out which colors help whiten teeth and which colors highlight discoloration or yellowness.

Why Do Braces Have Colored Bands?

Elastic bands, also known as ligatures or o-rings, are secured around each bracket in order to hold the arch wire in place.

Each time your orthodontist adjusts your braces, you can choose a new and different color of elastic bands to show off your fashionable side or enhance your facial features.

What Colors Can I Choose for Braces?

To help you select a color of bands for your braces, you can ask your orthodontist for a color wheel of available options. 

Most practices offer a wide range of colors that include everything from white and clear to bright neon colors. Other options to consider include silver and gray, which match metal bracket, darker metallic shades, and glow-in-the-dark elastics.

What Color Braces Make Teeth Look Whiter?

The goal of braces is to straighten your teeth and improve your smile. So, it’s not surprising that many patients want to enhance their teeth during treatment and ask: What color braces make teeth look whiter?

Dark-colored braces, with the exception of black, are the way to go if you want to make your teeth look whiter. That being said, white, clear, yellow, and gold bands can cause teeth to look discolored and highlight yellowness. 

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