Getting a beautifully straight smile with braces is a process. You’re undoubtedly eager to see the final results while trying to keep your smile as cosmetically appealing as possible until you reach the end of the journey. Thankfully, by the time your braces are off and all dental work has been completed, you will have a gorgeous, natural and functional smile you can eagerly show off any time, anywhere, but what can you do until then? If you’re looking to have fun with your braces or make your teeth appear whiter while you’re having treatment, ask your orthodontist for coloured bands… But which colour braces are the most effective?

What are Colour Braces?

When someone refers to ‘colour braces’ they are usually referring to the coloured bands. The bands are the little rubber elastics that wrap around the brackets of your braces. They hold the wire in place over your teeth. These bands may seem like an aesthetic enhancement with no real purpose overall, but they actually play a crucial role in keeping your smile moving in the desired direction. Furthermore, they’re fun to change out at every adjustment with a new colour to keep things fresh or even to make your smile appear whiter.

How Bands Can Make Your Smile Look Whiter

While the bands can’t actually whiten your teeth, they can make them appear whiter. To do it, ask your orthodontist for a dark colour. Dark colours like deep blue or purple are going to contrast against the colour of your teeth beside the brackets and make them appear whiter. Similar to the effect of red lipstick. Too dark, however, can have the opposite effect…

Be Careful with Black Bands for Braces

Black bands may seem to be an ideal choice for making your smile appear white, but they can actually make the smile look dirty. The black replicates the look of food stuck between the teeth or decay, and this effect only gets worse over time as the bands age and fade. To make your smile look white, choose a darker colour without going to the extreme.

Think you’re ready for colour braces? Book a consultation with Evolution Orthodontics in Dubbo or Blacktown to discuss your treatment options.