As a parent, you know that braces are important for your child’s oral health, but getting them to understand that may be more difficult. If your child is resistant when it comes time to visit the orthodontist, you may be able to get them interested in the appointment by asking which colour they’d like to choose for their braces. Especially for younger children, the independence of being able to select a colour scheme for their braces can turn what they may perceive as a scary experience into something exciting. If you need ideas, please take a look at some of our suggested colour schemes below:


duct tape wreaths in green and red help spread the holiday spirit

If the time of your appointment matches up with a holiday season, different braces colours are a great way to get into the festive spirit! With Christmas coming up, red and green would be a great choice, or blue and white for Hanukkah. There are fun options for holiday colours almost any time of the year including Valentine’s Day in February, St. Patrick’s day in March and Canada Day in July. If you don’t want to commit to a colour that relates to just one day, why not match the season? A bright sunshine yellow for summer or cool blue for winter.

School Spirit

School spirit is in style any time of the year! What better way to show off your school or team colours than with your braces? Since school colours are generally quite basic, it is likely that your orthodontist will be able to match them closely to your braces. Be sure to give a big smile at any pep rallies or games! You could also use the colours of your favourite professional sports team.


Birthstones are a unique way to mark the month you were born. Jewelry with birthstones is very popular and your braces can also act as a fashionable accessory if you choose a colour inspired by your birthstone. While there may not be an exact match for some stones like pearl or opal, it is still lots of fun to choose a braces colour to represent your birthstone, especially during your birth month! You could also use a friend or family member’s birthstone to show that you are thinking of them. Create a new version of the friendship bracelet by alternating your braces colours between your birthstone and your best friend’s.

Choosing the colour for braces is definitely one of the most exciting parts of the process for kids and we hope our colour scheme ideas provide inspiration for you and your children. Let us know if you try any of them or if you have another suggestion! You can also visit our website to learn more about braces for children.


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