June 9th, 2016
We know one of the best things about having braces (other than you getting an awesome smile!), is getting to choose new colors at your appointments. While elastics have a clinical function, we know how fun they can be! We also know that making the right decision in choosing a color combination for braces can be hard, so we're here to help.
Here are some of our favorite braces color combinations:
1. Tis’ the Season
We are blessed that Colorado is a four-season state with spring, summer, fall, and winter. This allows us Coloradans the chance to dress fashionably and change their look throughout the year. But what does this mean for the color of your braces? Well, that’s simple.Matching the colors of your braces with the season is an easy way to separate yourself from the drab crowd. Here’s how:
Autumn: Golden yellows, dark reds, cobalt blues, and vibrant orange all paint a dazzling image of the perfect pumpkin spice sipping fall day.
Winter: Arctic blues, regal purples, shimmering silvers, and stunning greens will all allow your smile to pop this winter in stark contrast to the icy snows and gray skies of winter.
Spring: Poppy red, Monaco blue, emerald, violet, and jade are all wonderful, bright colors that are perfect for spring. Say goodbye to the bitter colds of winter and hello to the bright smiles of spring.
Summer: Sunny yellows, juicy pinks, tangy teals, and perfect pastels are all excellent choices for when the thermostats start to rise. Add a little coral, a twist of turquoise, or a dash of blue and you’ll be the talk of the town in no time!
2. Wave Your Flag!
Wherever you're from, show a little pride in your heritage. Whether it’s the red, white, and blue of the USA, red and white for Canada, or green, white, and red for Mexico, matching the colors with your patriotic pride is a wonderful way to show the world where you’re from.
3. Cheering on your team
Match your elastics to those of your favorite team. Here are a few color combinations for our home-town teams to get you started:
Dark Blue + Orange = Denver Broncos
Burgundy + Steel Blue = Colorado Avalanche
Black (Or Silver) + Purple = Colorado Rockies
Powder Blue + Gold = Denver Nuggets
Light Blue + Red = Colorado Rapids
4. School Spirit
Consider representing your school by smiling its colors. It doesn’t matter if you play in the band, perform on the stage, represent on the field or are just a dedicated student, school spirit shows you take pride in your school.
5. Celebrate good times, come on!
Change your colors to blend with a special occasion. Whether it’s a wedding, a school dance, or any other occasion, matching your outfit and the colors of your smile to the occasion is a great fashion statement.
6. Show your Heart!
The world we live in is full of issues that demand our attention. By becoming aware, and sharing that awareness with others, we can motivate change and progression through action. While others often hang or wear ribbons for awareness, those who wear braces can show their advocacy every time they smile. Here’s a few colors and their respective meanings to get you started:
Pink = Breast cancer awareness. (October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month)
Black and White = Rare-disease awareness.
Yellow = Support our Troops.
Blue = Bullying awareness.
Periwinkle = Eating Disorder awareness.
7. Personalized Colors
The colors you select for your braces can help reflect your natural beauty. Here’s how to do it:
For those with darker skin complexions or hair, colors like blue, turquoise, gold, orange, green, fuchsia, and pink are excellent choices.
For those with lighter skin tones or hair, colors like vermilion, bronze, raspberry, plum, red, royal blue, or salmon will always work wonders.
For those with brown eyes and blond hair, notes of blue and rich purple will help keep your skin tone beautiful and warm.
For those with blue eyes, additional shades of blue will accentuate your features and allow your natural beauty to pop.
For those with red hair, colors similar to emerald will create a contrast that will always steal the show.
For everyone else, bright red, pale pink, eggplant, and teal are considered colors that go great with every skin tone.
8. Happy Holidays
It doesn’t matter what holidays you celebrate, changing your colors is always a fun way to get into the spirit of things. Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Valentine’s Day, or the Fourth of July, sharing your holiday cheer with each smile will brighten everyone’s day. Here are a few examples of holiday color combinations for those special days throughout the year:
Halloween = Orange and Black
Hanukkah = Blue and White
Christmas = Red and Green
Valentine's Day = Red and White
St Patrick's Day = Green
Independence Day = Red, White, and Blue or just Red and Blue
9. Express Yourself!
You’re unique, sometimes it’s just best to go with what you like, regardless of what anyone thinks or advises. Besides, you’re the only you out of seven billion other people in the world and that’s a beautiful thing: Embrace it. Whether it’s your favorite color, a spontaneous decision, or something that identifies who you are, go for it!
10. Survey Says
Still can't decide? We're here to help. If you can’t make a decision, or don’t care to, our staff members are here to help. Not only can they guide you in determining a set of colors that suit you, but adding another’s creativity will often help spark your own. Never hesitate to ask for a little friendly advice!