While lighter colours such as ’white’ and ‘clear’ are less obtrusive they can be more prone to staining, for example following a curry. So if you’re a fan of colourful foods you may want to choose something slightly darker. ‘Grey’ or ‘silver’ can be good choices if you’d like something discreet and stain proof as they’ll blend in well with your metal brackets.
Some patients also choose to avoid colours that may be mistaken for bits of food – for example green. Yellow is also relatively unpopular for obvious reasons.
Our advice: have some fun and get creative! Don’t let your braces hold you back or stop you showing off a confident smile.
For some brace colour inspiration, head over to our Pinterest board on this very topic.