What Are the Best Braces Colors?

At Stellar Family Orthodontics in Mukilteo and Mill Creek, Washington, we strive to make every visit fun and welcoming. Dr. Chad Carver, DMD, and the orthodontic team know that getting braces is an exciting, yet nerve-wracking, time for most individuals. After all, braces can transform your entire appearance. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer a number of braces color options at our offices.

What are the best braces colors?

With a number of options to choose from, we have plenty of braces colors to suit your unique personality. Some of the most popular braces colors at our offices include:


  • Black
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Pink
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • White


Braces colors are endless, but that doesn’t mean every option is right for you. In fact, some colors offer more perks than others. Darker colors, such as forest green or plum, tend to contrast well with darker skin tones. Light pink, blue, and peach often complement fairer skin tones.

Colors to avoid

While your preferences take priority when choosing a new color for your braces, you should take a few considerations into account. Certain colors can stand out more than others, which may be a disadvantage for those who want discreet braces. Others draw attention to tooth discoloration.


Black braces are very dark, which affects the color of your teeth. Those who choose black braces may notice their teeth looking darker than before.


Most people assume that white braces will blend in with the color of their teeth. Unfortunately, white has the opposite effect on teeth. Rather than brightening your smile, white braces can make your teeth look yellow and more discolored.


Like white braces, yellow braces may bring out the yellow in your teeth. As a result, your teeth can look tarnished.


Green is a great color for many people, but certain shades do resemble food particles. Think wisely about the shade of green you choose, as the color can look like you have food stuck in your teeth.

Which color braces will make my teeth look whiter?

Many teens and adults feel more confident with whiter teeth. That’s why it’s important to choose a color that contrasts against your teeth. Dark purple, maroon, and navy blue stand out against your teeth, which can help brighten your smile.

Can I mix braces colors?

Yes! You can choose more than one color for the bands in your braces brackets for a fully customized experience. You can opt for green and red over the holidays, pink and red for Valentine’s Day, or even match your braces to your school colors — the choice is yours!

How often can I change my braces colors?

When you have braces, it’s important to visit the orthodontist at least once every 6-8 weeks. These visits primarily serve as check-ins to ensure your braces treatment plan is on track. Dr. Carver may also tighten your braces during these visits. 


However, you can also ask to change the color of your braces. That way, you never need to stick to the same color throughout your entire treatment.

For more information on braces colors, call an experienced, affordable orthodontist at Stellar Family Orthodontics or schedule a free consultation online today!