Braces colors for guys – How to look good with braces
You might have been told that your or your child needs braces, but did you know they can actually be fun? That’s right! Now you can choose braces colors for guys from your orthodontist in Surfside, FL 33154.
There are lots of colors to choose from. You can pick a theme like a holiday or an event, you can go with your favorite color, match your eye color or skin tone, choose bright colors or dark colors, or anything in between. Your invisible braces like Invisalign only come in one color – clear, so choosing colors really means what color elastics you get for your bracket and wire style braces. You can have colored bands in dark green, dark purple, light blue, or any color combination you want to have – you get to decide!
For those who have lingual braces, your brackets and wires are hidden, so you don’t get as much benefit from colored bands, but if it would make you smile to get them, go for it!
Ceramic braces are a great showcase for colored bands, since there is no stainless steel metal to conflict with the colors.
If you want to go with a color that can make your teeth look whiter or avoid something that will make them look yellow and stained, be sure to ask the staff at your orthodontist’s office to help you choose a color you will both like and that will look good with your skin tone and teeth color.
We’ll get into a little more detail about braces colors and how to choose the best braces color in a moment but first let’s find out what some experts of orthodontic medicine have to say about colored elastics.
Researchers decided to study orthodontic patients to see what colors they preferred. It was fairly evenly split overall, with 55.2% preferring bright colors and 44.8 preferring neutrals. But things got really interesting when they looked at the ages of the patients. (Elekdag-Turk, S et al., 2010).
Teens and younger patients much preferred colorful elastics, while adults wanted much more subdued colors. What colors qualify as subdued? White, silver, and pearlescent were the most preferred, but far and away clear bands were the winner, with 82% of those who wanted neutrals choosing them. Those aged 15 and younger wanted bright colors 72% of the time, while adults 21 and over wanted less noticeable elastics 76% of the time. (Elekdag-Turk, S et al., 2010).
Women trended towards reds and purples, and men preferred blues and black. What was the overall favorite color? Pink, closely followed by light blue and blue, but other colors like lavender or lime green were also popular. (Elekdag-Turk, S et al., 2010).
What color of braces should I get? Cute color combinations
To answer this question of what color should you get, it really comes back to what you want. What color for your braces do you want to get? Your elastics are a personal choice. You might want to go with a favorite color, or maybe you want to choose a color that shows your support of your favorite sports teams, or maybe you want to go with your school’s colors for spirit week. The sky is the limit!
What’s the most used color in braces? Baby blue braces,clear rubber bands for braces
As we saw in the survey, clear elastics are very popular for people who want less noticeable braces, and for most adults this is their reason for choosing clear. Kids on the other hand want the colors and to have some fun! Blue and pink are not surprisingly #2 and #1 respectively. But, since you can change the colors at every tightening appointment, you don’t have to just stick with one choice.
What are some cool color combinations for braces? Braces color combinations
There are some great color combinations out there that you can go with when it comes time to choose the colors of your braces. Some of the big ones are red and green for the winter holidays, or orange and black for Halloween. Black is a tough color to use year-round as it can make the teeth look pitted, but when paired with orange it makes total sense!
You can match other holidays or use standard mixes of blue and white, or a nice 50s throwback of grey and pink, or go with orange and yellow for Florida sunsets – the possibilities are nearly endless.
What color braces look good on dark brown skin? The best color for braces
While you can pick pretty much any color you want, some look better on darker skin tones than others. These include vibrant pink, turquoise or teal, dark blue, green, or purple. When in doubt, metallics and jewel tones will always look great with darker skin.
What are some tips for choosing the color of your braces? Color wheel
If you need some inspiration, ask your orthodontist about a color wheel to help you choose a color or set of colors you like. A color wheel has primary colors that will have the complementary opposite on the other side of the wheel so you know they will work together. If you have ideas in mind, go with your own creativity and choose the colors of your braces that will make you happy and fit into whatever you want them to. You might even get bands to match a specific outfit, like a graduation robe. The color combination you choose is your personal decision.
What color braces will make my mouth look bigger? What are some good colors for braces?
To make your mouth look bigger, you can go with ceramic braces and clear or pearlescent elastics as these will make your teeth look most natural and provide the best opportunity for light to reflect and show off that great smile you are creating. There are so many factors that go into the colors of elastics but ask your orthodontist for help and then you can choose the best braces color for you.
What are some of the best rubber band colors for braces? Braces color combinations
The best rubber band color for your braces is the one you like. We know that sounds like a cop-out, but you should choose colors that you like, that go with your personality, and that fit into your life. The number of color combinations can be almost as vast as the number of bands that your orthodontist has, so go for what appeals to you.
What colors are good or bad to wear if you have brown skin? Hot pink braces, white color braces
People who have darker skin tones can use colors like dark blue, gold, purple, white, or pink, but you should also be aware of some colors to avoid. Some dark greens when used as the only color of elastics will be a great match to your skin tone but can make your teeth look like you have spinach stuck in your braces. And, brown or black elastics if used exclusively can make your teeth look like they have a lot of deep stains or cavities.
When you partner with your orthodontic office, you can be sure you can choose the best braces color that fits your life and makes you the happiest. Then, next month, you can change it up if you so wish. There is no end to what you can do!
Elekdag-Turk, S., Ozkalayci, N., Isci, D., & Turk, T. (2010). Color preferences of patients receiving elastic ligatures. European journal of dentistry, 4(2), 171–174.
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