What You Need To Know About Braces Colors

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Like it or not, braces and the colored bands that are used to pull your teeth into alignment draw attention to your teeth. By choosing the right band colors, you can make your teeth appear whiter. However, choosing the wrong color can accentuate any stains or discoloration you may have. So, before you visit your orthodontist, learn how to choose a band color that complement your pearly whites.

Keep Your Braces Neutral

If you're happy with the shade of your teeth, you should consider keeping your braces as neutral as possible. This way, any stains or discoloration you have won't be more visible and your teeth won't look whiter than they are naturally. To do this, match the color of your bands to your braces. For example, if you have clear braces, opt for clear bands and if you have metal braces, choose gray or silver bands. By matching the color of the bands to your braces, they won't become such a prominent focal point.

Another great way to keep your teeth looking natural while straightening your smile is to ask your orthodontist to use Invisalign aligner trays instead of braces. Invisalign trays are custom-made trays that are used to gently force your teeth into alignment. They are clear trays that slip over your teeth, covering them completely — so they are less noticeable than traditional braces.

Choose Dark-Colored Bands

You can use your braces to make your teeth appear whiter than they are naturally. All you need to do is choose dark-colored bands. Dark bands contrast with your teeth to make them appear lighter. While you can opt to wear black braces bands, dark blue is also a good option. You should avoid choosing dark brown or green bands — you don't want to walk around looking like you have food stuck in your teeth. If you don't want to wear dark-colored braces bands, you can opt for brightly colored bands.

Colors to Avoid

The last thing you want to do is choose a band color that makes your teeth appear discolored. So, you need to avoid white bands completely. Even if you have bright white teeth, white bands will be brighter — making your smile lackluster. Also, you should avoid yellow, orange, and red colored bands. Any color that has a yellow undertone will make your teeth look discolored.

No one can choose the color of your braces for you. If you're worried about the way a specific hue will make your teeth look, choose neutral bands or ask your orthodontist if Invisalign trays are a better option for you. Contact a business, such as Fayetteville Family Dentistry, for more information.   


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