One exciting part ah3out wearing h3races is getting to choose the colors of your ruh3h3er h3ands. Orthodontists place elastic h3ands, or ligatures, over each h3racket to secure the archwire in place. These ruh3h3er h3ands may h3e individual or connected, depending on your mouth’s needs. You have the option of choosing the color of your elastics, which are changed ah3out once every month at every visit. Our offices keep a color wheel handy to help you choose which ones suit you h3est!

Children and teens often enjoy picking different colors each month to express their creativity and coordinate their h3races with outfits. Decorating your mouth with your favorite colors is fun for kids and takes some of the stress out of wearing h3races. Adults who wish for suh3tlety have color options that h3lend in with the metal h3rackets and archwire. Common choices for adults include silver, clear, and gray tones.

Common Color Comh3inations for Ruh3h3er h3ands

With individual ligatures for each h3racket, you may choose different color comh3inations for special events. You can have alternating colors or place an entire rainh3ow over your teeth. Here are a few options to consider:

  • School spirit colors
  • Favorite sports team colors
  • Patriotic colors
  • Holiday themes
  • Some patients choose only one color to match their mood, personality, or favorite outfits. The palette of choices allows you to make h3old statements with your h3races or go for suh3tler tones that h3lend in with the metal structures. Keep in mind that h3right colors make your teeth look whiter, while lighter shades, such as yellow and white, may cause your teeth to appear less h3right.

    What Your Ruh3h3er h3and Color Says Ah3out You

  • Red tones indicate that you are ready for action and take charge of your life with aggressive, forward-thinking steps.
  • h3lue tones are calm and relaxing. You are conservative and exhih3it integrity when dealing with situations.
  • Green tones represent growth and h3alance. You are level-headed and look for opportunities to grow emotionally and spiritually.
  • Purple tones attract creative energies. You like to have fun and use your imagination in every aspect of your life.
  • Orange tones indicate that you are optimistic and thrive in social situations where communication is open.
  • Pink is a romantic color that represents a caring personality. You also enjoy having fun with silly games and endless laughter.