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One of the fun and exciting things about having braces is that you can change the colors of the braces ties at each appointment.
What are braces ties?
Well the braces themselves are metal or clear ceramic, however the "color tie" is a tiny elastic band that wraps around each of the braces to hold the orthodontic wire in place. It is the orthodontic wire that does most of the work in tooth movement.
Which color should I choose?
Whatever you want! But some good ideas are;
>Coordinate with school colors
>Coordinate with with an outfit
>Support your favorite team
>Support a cause
>Match a holiday like black and orange for Halloween or red and green for Christmas
Can I pick more than one color?
Sure, 2 colors are the most common but we can do more. The toughest for the assistant to do is "The Rainbow" with a different color on every tooth. So if you are going to ask for that, make sure you are extra nice.
What is Power Chain?
Power chain is a chain of color ties linked together. It is most often used to close spaces between teeth. One disadvantage of power chain is that it only comes in one color, however you can have one color for the upper teeth and another color for the lower teeth.
The pressure is on!
You should be sure you can live with the colors you picked until your next appointment, which may be up to 8 weeks. So if you can, use the color selector before your appointment so you are ready to go when the assistant asks you which color you want.