Lots of holidays have signature colors – and what better way to celebrate the holidays than wearing those seasonal colors on your braces!
For winter solstice holidays, go for green and red (Christmas), blue and gold (Hanukkah), or red, green, and black (Kwanzaa). To celebrate spring, Easter, or the solstice, go for pastels such as pale blue and pink. For those who want to go all out for Halloween, consider orange and black during the month of October – or for even more fun, glow-in-the-dark.
Do you want to get fancy with your smile for the holidays? Try Christmas colors for your braces! There are a few different great ideas for celebrating the holidays with your braces rubber band colors – and they’re all very popular during the holiday season!
“I always know Christmas is coming because everyone wants Christmas colors on their braces,” says Diamond Braces Registered Dental Hygienist Iryna Shpindler with a smile.
“Red and green are the most popular, but people get very creative with their rubber band ideas!”
Below are some fun color combinations to ring in the Christmas holiday season in style. Ask your orthodontist which colors they have, to see if you can try each of these great seasonal styles.
Check out the full guide to Christmas braces colors below.
The Christmas Classic: Red and Green
Did you know that Coca-Cola helped promote the now-classic Christmas colors of red-and-green in 1931? It’s been the essential Christmas palette since then, with the holiday season dominated by red and green everything, from coffee cups to sweaters – and, of course, braces!
For the classic look, alternate between bright red and hunter green rubber bands across the top and bottom rows of the teeth. Or, for a more striking look, do one whole row of teeth red and the other green.
The O Holy Night: Blue and Silver
For an elegant, Christmas-party-ready holiday look, try an alternating palette of deep blue and silver. This color combination will have the added advantage of making your teeth look whiter since deep blues enhance the natural whiteness.
Pro tip: skip white or yellow rubber bands, as these can quickly become discolored or make your teeth look dull or stained. Silver will stay shiny and bright, and enhance the appearance of the blue rubber bands, for a festive, bright white smile.
The Christmas Gift: Red and Gold
Nothing says holiday gift-giving like a bit of shine! Gold rubber bands look great against the bright metal of the bands and wire of your braces and are appealingly offset by a deep red or maroon. To strike the perfect amount of holiday cheer, alternative between deep red and gold, and give yourself the gift of a dazzling Christmas season!