Who Said Braces Have To Be Boring? 4 Ways To Get The Braces You Want

Just because you have to wear braces on your teeth doesn't mean they have to be boring. There are a lot of different ways to straighten your teeth. In fact, you can find a look that fits your personality. Here are just some of the ways that you can straighten your teeth without settling for boring.

Colored Bands

You're going to need rubber bands on your braces. Once upon a time, you were stuck with one color of rubber band. Today, you can choose from a wide variety of colors. You can even change them out as often as you want. That means you can dress up your braces for the holidays, or show your school spirit by choosing different colored bands for your braces.

Fashion Brackets

If you're going to wear metal braces, you're going to have brackets on your teeth. That doesn't mean that they have to be the traditional metal brackets. You can choose the brackets that you're having installed on your teeth. Fashion brackets will straighten your teeth just like traditional brackets, but you'll have more fun wearing them. These are just a few of the brackets you can choose from:

  • Footballs
  • Stars
  • Flowers
  • Alphabet

Gold Braces

Don't want to wear plain metal braces? You can always go for the gold. Gold braces are a great way to straighten your teeth and show off your individuality all at the same time. If you decide on gold braces, you'll get to choose the color of gold, such as dark or light gold. Be sure to ask your dentist what color the arch wire will be, so that the wire will match your braces.

No Visible Braces At All

If you don't want your braces to show at all, you may want to choose invisible braces. There are several different types of invisible braces, but the two most popular types are Invisalign and lingual braces.


One of the great things about Invisalign braces is that you don't have to wear them all the time. Invisalign braces are actually molded plastic mouth trays that you wear on your teeth for most of the day. They can be removed when you eat, or when you brush your teeth. Talk to your dentist to find out if Invisalign braces will work for you.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces work the same way as traditional metal braces, but they aren't attached to the front of your teeth. The brackets and wires are attached to the back of your teeth, so they aren't visible to other people. The one problem with lingual braces is that they can leave cuts and sores on your tongue.

You don't have to settle for boring braces. You can have fun and show off your individuality while you straighten your teeth. Talk to your dentist, such as at Reed Orthodontics, about all the options you have available to you.