Braces Colors for Boys: Stand Out in Style

When it comes to braces, there are a ton of different color options to choose from. But let’s be real, not all colors are created equal. Some are just better suited for boys than others. But that’s not to say you can’t wear more feminine colors like pinks and reds just because you’re a boy.

In my practice, most of the teenage boy choose blue or green for their braces, almost without fail. However, blue and green come in many different shades – some dark, some fresh, and some quite unusual. So don’t just choose the obvious. I’ll give you some great ideas in this article.

I’m hoping I can convince you to give more bold, slightly feminine colors a try because they can really enhance your smile. So, let’s dive in and take a look at the best braces colors for boys.

Blue and turquoise

First up, we’ve got the always popular blue. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “blue? That’s a pretty basic color.” But hear me out. There are so many shades of blue that you can choose from. Navy blue is a classic, and it’s perfect for boys because it’s dark and bold. Light blue is a great option if you want something a little more subdued. And grey blue is a great way to add a little bit of color without going too crazy.

Indigo is a deeper shade of blue that can add a touch of sophistication to your braces. If you’re feeling adventurous, teal, turquoise, and aqua blue are great choices that will really make your braces stand out. Just be prepared for some questions about where you got your unique braces color.

Green and Mint green

Next, let’s talk about green and mint green. Some people may think that green braces make it look like you have something stuck in your teeth, but that’s not the case. In fact, green is very popular among boys, especially dark green. It’s a bold color that looks great with any skin tone. Light greens are also an option, but they’re not as popular.

A special mention of mint green, which goes great with darker skin complexions. It’s a refreshing color that will make your teeth look whiter. If you’re looking for a unique braces color, mint green is definitely worth considering.

Red and purple

Moving on to red and dark red. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “red? That’s going to make me look like a girl.” But again, fear not. Red isn’t necessarily a feminine color, plus there are so many shades of red to choose from.

Dark reds like maroon and burgundy are perfect for boys because they’re dark and bold. And regular red is a great option because it makes your teeth look extra white. So if you want to stand out, red is a classic.

Violet is a shade of purple that is less common, but it’s worth considering. It’s a sophisticated color that looks great on boys with cool undertones in their skin, and it’s perfect if you have brown hair and brown eyes. The darker the shade of purple, the more interesting your braces will look.

Black and silver

Last but not least, we’ve got black and silver. Black is a top favorite among boys because it’s sleek, stylish, and goes with everything. Plus, you’ll look like a secret agent with black braces. While some orthodontists claim that black on braces can make it look like you have cavities, that’s not really the case. And as a bonus, black goes really well with dark framed glasses.

If you want to keep your braces a little more under the radar, silver is a great option. It’s neutral and goes unnoticed because it blends into the metal of braces. You can also go with light grey, it’s not as shiny as silver ties, but it still looks nice and subtle.

Color combinations

Alright guys, are you ready to take your braces game to the next level? Of course you are, that’s why you’re here, right? Well, I’ve got some great news for you. You don’t have to settle for just one color on your braces, you can have TWO…or more! And not just any two colors, but perfectly paired color combinations that will make your smile pop.

First up, we have the classic light blue and dark blue combination. This is a great option for those who love blue but want to mix things up a bit. The same goes for shades of green, red and so on. You’re basically choosing the same color palette but adding sophistication to it.

Another great option is to go for complementary colors, like red and green, or blue and orange. These colors will complement each other perfectly and will give your braces a unique look.

And if you really want to make a statement, consider putting one color on the top arch and a different one on the bottom arch. This will give your braces a unique look and will make your smile stand out.

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Braces colors to avoid

Now that you know the safest and trendiest options for masculine braces colors, let me warn you about a few colors you should steer clear of, mostly because they make your teeth look yellow or unflattering.

First up, we have transparent. Now, I know it might seem like a good idea to go with a transparent color so that your braces blend in with your teeth, but trust me, it’s not. Transparent braces ties tend to turn yellow over time, making it look like you haven’t brushed your teeth in weeks.

Next, we have yellow and orange. These colors might seem like fun options, but they’ll only bring out the yellow in your teeth. And trust me, you don’t want to draw attention to any yellowing that might already be happening.

Another color to avoid is white. You might think that white braces will make your teeth look whiter, but that’s not the case. In fact, white braces tend to make your teeth look yellow in comparison.

Finally, we have pastels and neutrals. These colors might seem like a creative choice, but they tend to lose pigment over time and turn yellow. Plus, they’re not very masculine. So, unless you want to look like you’ve got a mouth full of weak tea, avoid pastels and neutrals.


So there you have it. Blues, greens, reds and violets, blacks and greys are the most popular evergreen colors that boys choose to wear on their braces. But don’t just limit yourself to those few. Experiment with color combinations and show off your unique style. And who knows, you might just start a new trend among your friends.

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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