11 Blue Braces Combinations to Match Every Taste

Blue braces can really spice up your orthodontic experience, turning a routine treatment into something more fun and personal. There’s a whole spectrum of blue bands out there, from sky to navy, from subdued shades to neon. Plus, a nice bonus is that certain shades of blue can make your teeth appear whiter.

When picking the right color for your braces, think about your skin tone or the kind of clothes you usually wear. This article is all about exploring blue ligatures – the different shades available, how to pick the best one for you, and exploring some exciting color combinations to further personalize your look.

Is Blue a Good Color for Braces?

Blue is a great color for braces. In fact, blue is right up there with pink and silver, and I often have to restock it more than the other colors we offer. Here are some of the reasons why it may be so popular with our patients:

Here’s what I’ve noticed in my practice:

  • Blue is a flexible color: Blue goes with almost everything. Whether you’re dressing up or keeping it casual, blue braces won’t clash with your outfit. This makes them a no-brainer for style-conscious patients.
  • Blue is photogenic: Blue braces can make your teeth look brighter in photos. It’s all about color contrast. This is especially true for darker blues, which can make your smile pop in selfies or group shots.
  • Blue is mostly stain resistant: Darker shades of blue, like navy, are more resistant to staining. That means they look cleaner for longer, which is a big plus if you’re not keen on frequent maintenance.
  • Blue is a mood booster: Let’s not forget the psychological aspect. Wearing your favorite color on your braces can give you a little mood lift every time you look in the mirror.
  • Blue changes with the seasons: Blue braces can be tailored to specific seasons or themes. For instance, during winter, you may choose ice blue to match the frosty atmosphere. Summer is perfect for those aqua / teal vibes. If you’re a sports fan, you could select a shade that represents your favorite team’s colors.

Blue Shades at the Orthodontist

There are many hues of blue out there, but not all your favorite shades of blue will be available at your orthodontist’s office. Still, it’s a good idea to learn about all the different types of blue you might get to choose from.

Light blue braces come in shades like baby blue, sky blue, and icy blue. They can give you a fresh and breezy look while your teeth get straightened. Navy blue braces provide a more sophisticated and professional appearance with their dark blue tones.

On the other hand, royal blue braces are vibrant and make a bold statement, perfect for adding a touch of individuality to your smile. Don’t forget about teal blue braces, which offer a beautiful blend of blue and green, reminiscent of the sea.

When it comes to textures, you can choose from solid, shimmery, metallic, or even glow-in-the-dark options for your blue braces. As fun and stylish as they are, remember that lighter and pastel shades are more prone to staining.

Keep in mind that shades may differ from brand to brand, and each orthodontist’s office may offer different options. It’s a good idea to ask for samples before making your final decision.

Blue Braces and Skin & Hair Color

Choosing the right braces color can impact your overall appearance. Blue is a good choice because it often complements various skin tones and hair colors.

Cool and Warm Skin Tones

People with cool skin tones can sport blue braces exceptionally well. Cool skin tones have pink, blue, or red undertones, while warm skin tones have yellow, peach, or golden undertones.

Darker blue braces work beautifully with cool skin, creating a striking contrast. Lighter shades, such as sky blue or pastel blue, look stunning on warm skin tones.

Baby blue or teal braces look particularly striking on dark skin, but a regular medium blue will also work wonderfully.

Hair Color

Blue braces also work with a wide range of hair colors, from blonde to brown. Here are some great combinations:

  • Blonde hair: Consider darker blue braces, such as navy or royal blue, to create a dynamic contrast.
  • Brunette hair: Lighter blue shades, like sky blue or turquoise, will provide a playful pop of color against brown hair.
  • Red hair: Both light and dark blue braces can complement red hair, balancing the warmth of your hair with the coolness of the braces.
  • Black hair: Any shade of blue will contrast nicely with black hair, but deep blues like medium or navy create an elegant appearance.

Blue Braces Combinations

Looking to add a pop of color to your braces and make them a little more original? Consider mixing blue with other contrasting or complementary colors. Here are the most popular combinations I’ve found:

1. Pink and Blue Braces

If you have a playful personality, pink and blue braces make a lovely pair. This combination looks particularly great if you use pastel colors like baby blue and bubblegum pink. Both the light blue and light pink ligatures tend to show discoloration over time, so if you like this pairing, it’s best to stay away from curries and staining food.

Light blue and light pink braces

2. Red and Blue Braces

Feeling patriotic or just love a bright contrast? Try red and blue braces! Since both colors are bold, this combination works well with light and dark hair colors and a variety of skin tones. Choose hot red if you want to create more contrast. In my practice, red and blue are particularly popular with my younger patients, especially boys.

Red and blue braces

3. Black and Blue Braces

If you’re aiming for a subtle yet distinctive look, opt for black and blue braces. This combination works well for those with dark hair and creates a stylish contrast. As a bonus, these dark ligatures are less likely to show stains. It’s a fantastic masculine option that adds a touch of sophistication.

Black and blue braces

4. Purple and Blue Braces

Purple and blue braces are perfect for those who want a calming, cool color palette. They are less likely to show food stains compared to lighter colors. This duo is also great for adding a subtle pop of color without being overly bold.

Purple and blue braces

5. Green and Blue Braces

Embrace an earthy, natural vibe with green and blue braces. This combination works well for both boys and girls and complements various hair colors and skin tones. The blend of blue and green can also give the illusion of a brighter smile, as these cool tones tend to highlight the whiteness of the teeth. I’ve added a bright green for this example, but you could go with more subdued shades.

Green and blue braces

6. Orange and Blue Braces

Orange and blue braces create a striking contrast, tapping into a bold and energetic style. This combination plays off the complementary color theory, where opposing colors on the color wheel enhance each other’s vibrancy. It’s an ideal choice for those who want their smile to make a statement.

Orange and blue braces

7. Yellow and Blue Braces

Show off your sunny disposition with yellow and blue braces. This cheerful color combo works best for people with lighter hair and skin. Pairing yellow and blue braces is a clever trick. Yellow by itself might look like stains, but with blue, it turns into a contrasting, fun look.

Yellow and blue braces

8. White and Blue Braces

For a sleek, clean look, consider white and blue braces. Although white ligatures can stain easily, the blue ones offer a stylish contrast. This combination suits most hair colors and skin tones. To make this combo even more gentle (although easily stained), opt for baby blue and white to create a less contrasting look.

White and blue braces

9. Silver and Blue Braces

Achieve a classy and timeless look with silver and blue braces. This combo looks great on our male patients since it’s more neutral and dark. Achieve the same look on the lighter side by pairing a light grey with a lighter shade of blue. Or, choose to go darker with navy and dark silver.

Silver and blue braces

10. Teal and Blue Braces

Teal and blue braces blend together for a smooth, ocean-inspired look. You can play around with these shades by choosing similar colors or more contrasting ones. I chose light blue for this example to create a more gentle look. Teal is a blue in itself, so mixing up different shades of blue will create an interesting effect.

Teal and light blue braces

11. Hot Pink and Blue Braces

Hot pink and blue braces make for a playful and bold combination. Pairing hot pink with baby blue gives a soft yet vibrant look, perfect for a fun and youthful style. If you go with royal blue, it creates a more intense contrast, guaranteed to attract attention.

Hot pink and blue braces

You can never go wrong with choosing plain blue for your braces. But if you decide to spice things up, I hope this guide gives you some ideas!

Whether you’re new to braces or a braces veteran, taking care of your teeth and gums during orthodontic treatment is crucial. That’s why I’ve put together a list of orthodontist-recommended tools that will make caring for your braces a breeze:

  • An awesome mid-range electric toothbrush. Rotating electric brushes are much more effective, in my opinion, than sonic ones. You can keep your teeth white by using whitening replacement heads.
  • A countertop water flosser to blast out food debris between teeth. I know handheld models are tempting, but you’ll need a lot of water. You can almost replace flossing with this and your gums will be healthier.
  • Braces accessories to get into all the nooks and crannies: straight or angled interdental brushes, floss threaders, orthodontic wax or silicone. For pain management, have gel ice packs handy, Orajel, and Mouth Magic (a cool soothing solution for mouth sores).
  • For clear aligner patients, a tool like PUL helps both remove and seat your aligner or retainer. Don’t forget to use a cleaning product like crystals to keep your trays fresh and hygienic.

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