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How to Choose Your Rubber Band Colors

Getting to choose your rubber band colors is probably the most fun thing about having braces! Choosing your own color scheme is a great way to express yourself and switch up your look every couple of months. There are so many possible color inspirations and combinations out there, sometimes it can be hard to choose just one at the orthodontist’s office. We came up with some ideas and suggestions to help you come up with your next smile style!

Choose Your Favorite Character

Your next rubber band color combo could be inspired by your favorite character! Do you love Spider Man? Try combining red, blue, and black! Is old-school Sleeping Beauty more your style? Try mixing pink and blue to match her color changing dress! Between all the movies, superheroes, comic books, tv shows, and toys out there, the possibilities here are truly endless.

Celebrate the Season

Let your smile be inspired by the time of year! Try mixing red and green to celebrate Christmas time, or light and dark blue and yellow to celebrate Hanukkah. Red and pink rubber bands would be great for Valentine’s Day, and you could even mix different shades of green for St. Patrick’s Day! Lots of people wear special outfits (like ugly Christmas sweaters!), get their nails done, and decorate their homes to reflect holiday seasons, so why not also celebrate your favorite holiday with the rubber bands on your braces?

Go Team!

You can use your braces to represent your favorite sports team, or even your favorite country competing in the Olympics or World Cup! Most sports teams already have contrasting colors, which are great for braces. Everyone will know who you’re cheering for on Superbowl Sunday!

Colors You May Want to Avoid

There are some rubber bands that may not be very flattering on your teeth. For example, white rubber bands create a contrast in your mouth that may make your teeth look yellow in comparison. Many light colors like tan and pastel yellow can do the same thing, so try mixing light and pastel colored rubber bands with darker colored rubber bands. Together, these colors can balance each other out.

Many orthodontic patients also try to avoid rubber band color combinations that resemble food too closely, so that it does not look like you forgot to brush your teeth after lunch! For example, mixing colors like brown, red, and yellow together can start to look more like food particles and less like a fun color combination that you chose.

Of course, these are only a few of the infinite possibilities! We want to see how creative our patients can get with their color combinations. Tell us your favorite rubber band colors in the comments below!

Dr. Nima Hajibaik

Orthodontist at Newpark Orthodontics
Dr. Nima Hajibaik is a board qualified orthodontist and the owner of Newpark Orthodontics located in Alpharetta GA. He is specialized in treating children, teens and adults. He is also a member of American Association of Orthodontics (AAO), American Dental Association (ADA) and the world renowned Roth Williams International Society. Dr. Nima is a provider for the highest quality of orthodontic treatments including braces, Invisalign, lingual orthodontics and orthodontic (orthognathic) surgery in Alpharetta, Milton, Johns Creek, Roswell GA, and other nearby communities. Dr. Nima is voted as Alpharetta's best Orthodontist for three years in a row.
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