At Greater Vancouver Orthodontics, you can choose from a range of coloured elastics to customize and personalize your braces.
Braces are made up of several parts. These include the brackets, archway, metal bands (o-rings for back teeth) and rubber elastic bands that go around each bracket.
Of course, if you've chosen low profile or invisible treatment options, such as translucent cosmetic braces (and brackets), or Invisalign, you won't be looking to add colour to make your braces stand out. However, if you’re getting traditional metal braces, your brackets and wires will be silver.
It’s the tiny elastics (or bands) that make it possible to colourize your mouth! These elastics get changed during your orthodontic adjustment appointments every 4 to 6 weeks, so you don’t have to settle for just one colour throughout the whole duration of your treatment. If you like, you can switch colours each visit!
You may even be able to choose different colours of elastics for each tooth from a colour wheel. The Happy Tooth provides an online colour selector, which allows you to test out your look virtually first, and then print it out and bring it with you to your next appointment.
Although there are no hard and fast rules for choosing colours for your elastics. Here are some tips: