Choose The Best Colors For Your Braces

Colors For Your Braces

Do you remember those times when the only way to have straight teeth and a beautiful smile was to wear metal braces? Can you imagine that orthodontists did not cement braces on teeth in the past?

Before the 1970s, orthodontists wrapped layers of metal around the teeth, to which wires were attached. Sure, not many people would have wanted to wear braces, right?

Fortunately, many orthodontic options, such as Invisalign, clear ceramic, and lingual braces, are aesthetic and discreet today.

However, wearing braces is so common that there is no reason to feel self-conscious. In fact, wearing braces is all the rage among teenagers in schools.

The great thing about wearing braces is that you can customize them to wear your favorite colors that best represent you or according to different occasions. This article review several color options of rubber bands for braces that you will love.

Color Combinations

What rubber band colors should you choose? To select the color of the elastics, you can use various categories as a reference, for example, your tastes or personality, age, favorite team, celebration, or mood.

In many cases, the shades that teenage girls prefer are trendy, flashy colors, and why not? Something showy like fuchsia for club partying. Also, day-to-day pastel colors are ideal, or maybe a light blue that goes well with a lighter skin tone and eye colors.

For adult women, an excellent option is to opt for lighter colors that demonstrate sobriety, such as a grayish blue or definitely a medium blue.

For men, the color palette tendency is dark or semi-dark shades of gray, green, and blue. These colors look good on men who are out of their teens and adults.

However, when you are young and want to be the center of attraction, you can mix the colors as you please and even use bright or fluorescent colors that your friends will love.

You can also use colors according to things you feel attached to or have emotional representativeness; for example, you can use your School colors. But also, what about your University or your favorite NBA team colors?

The options are endless, but when it comes to getting a reaction from the viewer, you can try color theory. For example, a circular palette that follows an orderly pattern that pleases the viewer.

You can cause a sense of calm or pleasure when properly using a color palette. On the contrary, choosing messy colors and using them randomly evokes a chaotic feeling.

In any case, in the elastics of the brackets, there are no defined rules, so we invite you to use the theory of colors, but at the same time, you are allowed to play with your imagination.

Holiday Celebration Ideas

What better excuse to innovate and feel comfortable on different occasions than to use the colors of your favorite holidays in your clothes. Why not? You can also use them in the rubber ligatures of your braces.

Let’s imagine together some color options for your favorite celebrations.

Independence Day

The day we celebrate our nation is the most important patriotic celebration of all. On the 4th of July, the colors representing us are blue, white, and red. You can use alternating blue and red rubber bands between each tooth.

How about wearing red elastics on one side and blue on the other? It’s a bit out of the ordinary but attractive at the same time. You can also use the same color for each dental arch.


Making snowmen and roasting marshmallows in front of the fireplace is a spectacular idea. You will also like being able to color your Christmas with your clothes and use green and red colored accessories.

But it’s even more exciting to wear Christmas colors in your mouth. How about smiling in Christmas photos and highlighting those colors in your mouth with little color editing?

We recommend you use a green color on your lower lip and red on your upper lip and play with the elastics and their colors so that they are even on each dental arch along with your lip color and show some festive spirit.


Candy abounds on Halloween. We recommend eliminating or at least limiting sugar from your diet. Bacteria metabolize sugars producing acids that penetrate your teeth enamel and can cause serious problems that can even lead to losing a tooth.

Let’s go to the craziest part of this celebration. We invite you to play with the typical colors of terror. You can wear black ligatures to play with a witch outfit. Or maybe you want to try bright colors or glow-in-the-dark bands with neon colors.

If you want to look funny, how about dressing up as a pumpkin if you want to look funny? In that case, we recommend that you get some orange elastics. Perhaps you can also intersperse various shades of orange to yellow.

The holiday options are pretty fun, but you can also feel represented with a cause; for example, on the day of the commemoration of breast cancer, it will be optimal that you can use the pink color in your braces elastic bands.

Sports Teams

What about wearing elastics that represent the colors of your favorite sports team? Indeed, there are many sports leagues, so we brought you some of the most respected teams from Massachusetts.

Boston Bruins (hockey)

Choose black and gold-like elastics colors and combine them every time you support the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League.

Boston Celtics (basketball)

The Celtic’s representative color is green and white. But not any green and not any white. The Celtic’s color combination represents progress and growth.

New England Patriots (football)

Red, blue, white, and platinum. The platinum color looks so fun combined with the rest patriotic colors; you will undoubtedly have a lot of fun sitting at the stadium with the colors of your elastics combined.

Boston Red Sox (baseball)

When going to the stadium, get a hot dog and enjoy the Red Sox’s Home Runs. With your white, blue, and red clothes, the only thing left is getting a blue set of elastics in your lower arch teeth and red on the upper teeth.

Alternatives to Traditional Braces

You can play with the colors of the elastics of your braces almost as much as you want. However, not all like traditional braces; you might feel self-conscious about it. In those cases, you still have options we list next for you:

Clear Ceramic Braces

The ceramic compound of these brackets mimics tooth color, making them less noticeable than traditional metallic braces, and are more aesthetically sound.

Lingual Braces

When it comes to having a discreet option, your peers won’t notice; at first sight, lingual braces seem the best option. In fact, an orthodontist cements the brackets in the rear part of teeth, so people hardly notice them.


A system comprising a set of clear alignment devices is a novelty nowadays. Invisalign is removable, allowing patients to practice their oral hygiene habits as usual, comfortable and unnoticeable. Yes, indistinguishable at first sight. It is like you have nothing in your teeth, and patients love them.

Rock Your Smile With Your Favorite Rock Bands Colors

At Sturbridge Orthodontics, you can feel like a rockstar and choose the bands representing your favorite players. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Sabelis so you can get a healthy smile like that of Jon Bon Jovi