Things to Think about When Choosing Ligature Tie Colors

Things to Think about When Choosing Ligature Tie Colors

Things to Think about When Choosing Ligature Tie Colors

You don’t usually have too much choice in the way braces look when it comes to most of the components that make up your braces. The exception to this is the color of your ligature ties. When it comes to those, you have a whole rainbow of colors to choose from. The choice may not be as simple as picking your favorite color though.

Standing Out vs Blending In

One of the first things you need to choose is whether you want to make a statement with your braces or go for a more discreet look with them. If you want your ligature ties to stand out, there are plenty of colorful options to choose from. If your preference is for a more subtle look, ligature ties that more closely match the color of your braces can be a good option. You can choose clear ones too, but make sure you’re extra careful about cleaning and avoid eating or drinking things that could stain them like coffee, red wines, tea, or soft drinks.

Ties vs Teeth

Did you know that the color of your ligature ties can impact how your teeth look? You might think that white ties will look really nice, but think carefully before you commit. If your teeth aren’t the same shade of white, the ties could make your teeth look more yellow than they actually are. Yellow ties can have a similar effect. Darker colors, on the other hand, may actually help your teeth look whiter. Just be careful with black, green, and brown, since they could be mistaken for food that’s gotten stuck in your teeth.

Themed vs Your Features

Choosing the colors of your ligature ties based around a theme can be fun. Alternating red and green for Christmas or red, white, and blue for July can be a great way to add some pizzazz to your braces. You could go for the colors of a favorite sports team too. Just remember that you’ll want to pick a theme that you’ll be happy with until your next appointment. You can also choose your colors based on the color of clothing you often wear or what works well with your skin tone, eyes, and hair color. Jewel tones work well with darker skin, whereas you might prefer cool colors if you have fair skin.

Picking the colors for your ligature ties can be a lot of fun. Whether you want to mix and match, go with a favorite, or go for a more discreet look, there are plenty of options to pick from. Your next chance to change the color of your ties will be at your next appointment, so you’ll be committing to your choice for a few weeks. Choose carefully.

Need braces but don’t want to flash a mouthful of metal every time you smile? Talk to Dr. Bronsky about whether ceramic or composite braces are a good option for you.

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