Approximately 60% of people all around the world have had or will have braces at some point in their lives. That’s 6 out of 10! Wearing braces is a long-accepted and common way to achieve a straight, beautiful smile. Most people who get braces will have them for as little as a few months to as long as over two years- and if you’re going to wear something for that long, you might as well spice it up with a little bit of color.
We’ve taken a lot of questions over the years about what kind of braces a person should get. In the end, only they can answer that question, but we like to help when we can. So we came up with a few ideas to help you pick out the best band colors to give your smile a pop of color. Here, we’ll talk about some of the latest trends on brackets and braces, as well as a few style options you might consider.
Color Trends for 2020
2020 is looking like it’s going to be a big year for in-your-face fashions, earnestness, and people taking pride in their unique style choices. So you can look forward to seeing a lot more loud and stylized bracket bands coming out of your local orthodontist in Melbourne, FL.
When it comes to choosing a color, the options are endless. Just about any imaginable color can be wrapped around your new metal or ceramic brackets. Your task is to choose the color or color scheme that best suits you. And the best news is, these bands are changed every visit, so you don’t have to commit to any colors either!
Picking The Best Color for You
Your choice of color should be one that reflects something of particular importance to you. Here are a few things you might take into consideration as you select your color.
Complimenting Your Eyes
One great idea is to choose a color that matches or compliments your eyes. While it may be hard to find a match for your eye color, you can still choose a supporting color. Blue eyes can be accentuated by choosing lilac, pink, or blue. If you have green eyes, red, orange, and purple can help intensify them.
Supporting Your Favorite Sports Team
Want to show your support for your favorite sports team in a big way? Match your bands to your team’s colors! You’ll be getting these switched every visit, so if your team starts disappointing you mid-season, you’ll be able to change your mind and hop off the bandwagon – no harm, no foul!
Braces are a great way to show your holiday spirit! Valentine’s Day, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas all have colors associated. Use holiday celebrations or events as inspiration for your monthly appointment.
Matching Your Wardrobe
Got a lot of one particular color in your closet? Choosing bands that complement your wardrobe might just make your outfits pop that much more. Who knows, it might even inspire you to refresh your closet with some exciting new items.
Try Something New
If you expect to be wearing your braces for more than a year- you can always take the safe route and just choose your favorite color, OR, you can get crazy and go outside of your comfort zone. Choose bright or muted colors. Play with gradients and different hues of the same color. You’re going to be wearing these for a while, have fun with them!
Choosing Braces that Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter
If you’re trying to minimize the look of your braces, you can always go with silver or clear bands. These colors, paired with ceramic brackets, can make the appearance of your braces subtle during your treatment.
Want to go Nearly Invisible? Try Invisalign!
Invisible braces are always an option for those who don’t want their braces to stand out. Your orthodontist in Melbourne, FL specializes in the invisible braces known as Invisalign. These use transparent aligners to straighten your teeth. They can be taken out for easy cleaning and eating. It’s important to remember that they need to be worn at least 22 hours each day and that not all cases can be treated with Invisalign. If you’re interested in Invisalign speak with Dr. Reddick and he’ll let you know if this treatment is right for you.
To learn more about the exciting color trends for braces this year, get in touch with Melbourne Orthodontics in Melbourne, Florida. Our friendly office staff is waiting to take your call.