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What Color Braces will Make Teeth Look White

There are so many questions that a person has when they sign up for a dental braces treatment. One of the questions that are asked most often is how to make teeth look pearly white. If you are a teenager then it can be a good idea to get colored braces. They not only make the treatment more exciting for you but also go about and make your teeth appear whiter. There is an entire range of Braces colors to choose from. Keep in mind that the color you choose suits your personality and your teeth as you will have to wear these colored braces for the next two years or so. If you aren’t sure which braces color will make your teeth look white then ask the dentist for a color wheel. This will give you a fair enough idea of the possible colors that you could choose from.

Choosing the Braces Colors

Keep the color of your teeth in mind. Different people have different color of teeth. If your teeth are on the yellowish tinge then there might not be all colors that might look good on them. For yellowish colored teeth the best color for braces is silver or invisible. The darker colors on the braces make the paler teeth look whiter. This is one easy rule to remember when choosing your colored braces. The most often color that gets selected for colored braces are black. Try out the black braces first before you order them. Although no doubt that black braces will make your teeth look whiter than what they are because of the contrast they create, they will also go on to ensure that the braces look larger in your mouth than they actually are. Try out other colors that are equally as good as black such as dark blue and maroon. The contrast that they create, of the dark shade versus the light teeth make your teeth look pearly white.

What Color Braces will Make Teeth Look White


The color that you should certainly avoid on your braces is yellow. The yellow of the braces will go on to cast a yellow kind of shadow on your teeth. This will make teeth look yellowish rather than making them look whiter.

When you choose clear braces be careful as they can get stained easily and reflect that color on to your teeth.

 Another good color that you could opt for your braces is red. Red makes the teeth appear far brighter. However, red might not suit all faces. On the other hand the color light blue not only suits all faces but is a good bet to make your teeth look whiter.

 Once you have decided the color for your braces the next step is to keep the color of your braces just the way as you first put them on. Some food such as tea or coffee can actually go on to discolor your braces. This in turn will make your teeth appear discolored and yellowish. Also, too much of acidic food will make the color in your braces to fade.


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Posted By : Raquel on 17-Aug-2015 01:35 AM
I'm getting my braces on in two days and I'm wondering what color I should get I don't want my teeth to look yellow and I'm not sure what color to get ?

Posted By : Anna on 09-Jul-2015 07:58 AM
Hello, I have had braces for about 6 months, I have always had Navy Blue until this last month. I decided to try something new and got a silver thinking that it would be less noticeable (I am in my late teens and don't really like going to my college classes with braces on)When I got the silver I was surprised and disappointed to see that it made my teeth look yellow! I think it is because the silver is such a light color. Anyways, I HATE the silver color and wonder what color you would recommend for me? I have Medium Brown hair, Medium Brown eyes, and a VERY pale skin... I am hoping for one that doesn't draw much attention... The navy blue makes my teeth look good, but I'm not sure if it is a color that draws a lot of attention or not... I also have a small mouth, so I'm hesitant to do black in case it would fill my mouth up too much... Sorry that this is so long! Help please!

Posted By : Charlie on 16-Apr-2015 07:10 AM
I need braces soon just need to loose a crupple more baby teeth. I was thinking teal and purpole teal and hot pink teal and clear. What shud I have???!!!!

Posted By : Aurora on 21-Mar-2014 11:03 AM
I have braces and have only been in to change the color twice. So far I have got red and sky blue. I want to know what color looks good on me. I have brownish/blonde hair, hazel eyes and fair/tan skin.

Posted By : Rae on 20-Oct-2013 11:23 AM
I am getting braces soon and I have been wondering what color to get. I have red hair and dark green eyes what color would look good, I was thinking a violent or sapphire. Also my school colors are orange and black.. would that look good? I would wanna get school colors once... thank you!! ;)

Posted By : Ayeisha on 14-Jul-2013 12:25 PM
I'm getting my elastics changed tomorrow, and i've had my braces for about 8 months, but i've always gone for the dark pink, now i don't know if i want the black, my teeth have a slightly yellowish tint, and i also have small teeth. please help!?!?

Posted By : Dr. Rtiz on 11-May-2013 11:09 AM
Aly, for yellow teeth to look white you can go for blue color braces or green color. Donot go for yellow and pinks. Blue will make the teeth look white.

Posted By : Aly on 04-May-2013 01:31 AM
I have yellow teeth, I mean YELLOW teeth. What color do I need so my teeth'll look a little less yellow? I have jet black hair and dark eyes. Thanks

Posted By : Dr.Ritz on 24-Feb-2013 09:35 PM

The color of the braces is individual’s choice. The transparent one are all time favorite but you can go for blue color which gives whiter appearance to the teeth.Do not go for yellow color. With yellow color the teeth look very dirty.


Posted By : millie on 13-Feb-2013 04:01 PM
I'm getting braces soon and I was wondering what colors i should get. I'm black, but light brown in complexion, round face, brown eyes and black hair

Posted By : Dr.Ritz on 23-Jan-2013 10:56 PM

It is your own preference. But it donot think so that pink color will go with red hair and blue/green eyes. You can go for blue color braces. With blue color the teeth tooth whiter. with pink the teeth will look more yellow. Rest you can try other combinations from our braces articles...


Posted By : Peyton on 23-Jan-2013 01:15 PM
hi, i am getting braces on friday (25th january) and i was thinking what colour braces i should get... i have dyed red hair and bluey-green eyes and also i think that my teeth have a yellow look to them... i was thinking pink if you can let me know i would be very grateful :)

Posted By : Dr.Ritz on 21-Jan-2013 10:13 PM

It is not the braces which change the color but the elastics used to hold the wires which changes the color and that you can get changed. You can go for blue color as it gives clean look or you can go for transparent color.


Posted By : Priya on 12-Jan-2013 09:36 AM
Hello. I am already having braces. I just took Silver. This time I am getting a rubber kind to wear on the side. I am noticing that my Braces are changing from Silver to Yellowish or Greenish colour. I want to know which colour will suit me. I am medium complexed with small face. I have black hair and eyes.

Posted By : Dr.Ritz on 26-Dec-2012 10:32 PM

Hi Alysea,Choose a color that could make your teeth look whiter, such as blue.Avoid yellow, which may make your teeth look yellow and/or orange in pictures.Darker colors,such as dark purple and navy blue,make your teeth look whiter.Lighter colors can make teeth look more yellow.Good luck!!!


Posted By : Alysea on 26-Dec-2012 01:24 PM
Hey, I am getting braces in the next month and have no idea what color I want. My teeth are a bit yellowish, but I plan on whitening with Crest whitestrips before getting my braces put on. I want light blue but don't know if it'd look good on me. I am very pale with dark hair, and an oval face shape. I have no glasses or anything. What color would you recommend for me?

Posted By : Dr.Ritz on 14-Dec-2012 03:07 AM

Hi RILEY,Since you have got a yellowish tint on your natural teeth, do not think to have a darker color on the braces because these would make the teeth look more darker and thus the aesthetic look becomes poorer.Try to have something in the range of silverish color for the yellowish teeth.Also, try to avoid even the clear braces because they wouldn’t do anything to make your teeth look different or better. It would be the same yellow color of the tooth reflected out.Hope this helps.Good luck!!!


Posted By : Riley on 13-Dec-2012 11:59 AM
Hi I'm getting braces dirty blonde hair dark green eyes blonde yellowish teeth what color should I get

Posted By : Dr.Ritz on 25-Oct-2012 03:03 AM

Hi RACHEL,You can opt for any color of braces.Blue, purples and darker shades will make your teeth look whiter than what actually they are. Don't opt for lighter shades as they get stained easily and looks bad later on. You can opt for any of the colors you want. If you don't like that color, later on you can get some other color for it as the color is for elastic bands which are to be changed almost every month.


Posted By : Rachel on 24-Oct-2012 08:14 PM
Oh and I have blonde/Carmel hair and blue eyes

Posted By : Rachel on 24-Oct-2012 08:12 PM
I'm getting braces soon and I'm thinking of light blue/turquiose. My teeth are kinda yellow and I don't know what to get. I've decided no yellow, white, orange, bright green, clear, red and maybe navy blue/black. I've heard black makes your teeth look white but I've also heard it makes you look like there's stuff in your teeth. I'm pretty sure I'm only getting the too row done. Oh and I don't want it to look really obvious. Sorry this is kinda long

Posted By : Dr.Ritz on 11-Sep-2012 10:35 PM

Dear SURANNE,Using color braces can make the whole braces treatment experience much more exciting and fun. After all,you may be expected to wear braces for about a year or two years, and so, it’s important that you like the way your braces look.You should also keep the color of your teeth in mind when you choose braces colors.Purple would look good.. It will make your teeth look whiter than what they are. Don`t opt for lighter shades like white and yellows as they get stained easily. Orange looks too bright sometimes.Red  also makes teeth brighter and white.Bright blue too suits all teeth..I hope that helps.


Posted By : Suranne on 11-Sep-2012 01:22 AM
I am getting braces in a couple of days and I don't know if fluoro orange (and purple) would make my teeth look yellow...please help, coz I don't want yellow teeth!

Posted By : Dr.Ritz on 06-Aug-2012 01:22 AM

Dear HANNA, I wont recommend you rainbow colored braces as they dont look nice...yes silver can be a good option as they camouflage with your teeth. Else you can opt for any dark colored braces. Reason being they won't get dirt easily and secondly they will make your teeth look more white.


Posted By : Dr.Ritz on 06-Aug-2012 01:16 AM

Dear HANNA, Rainbow colored braces can be bit overpowering. Try something with one or two colors. You can try silver color as it blends with the tooth naturally and gives you a good look too. But don't try anything white or light color as they will get dirty soon and also will make your teeth look more yellow. Try any of the dark colors like magenta, purple etc,.


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