Customising your Braces

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Making your Teeth braces a fashion accessory

Here are some options for customising and personalising braces to make them more fun and appealing for children:

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Some popular choices of personalisation

Coloured elastics: This is the most common and versatile way to personalise braces. Most orthodontists offer a wide range of colours to choose from. Kids can pick their favorite colours, school colours, or even create a fun color pattern with different colours on each tooth. Some options include:

  • Classic colours: Bright colours like pink, blue, green, or yellow are popular choices.
  • Seasonal colours: Matching the elastics to the season (e.g., orange and black for Halloween, red and green for Christmas) can add a festive touch.
  • Themed colours: Choosing colours that match a favorite sports team, character, or hobby can make braces more exciting.
  • Glow-in-the-dark elastics: These can add a fun element, especially at night.

Ceramic braces: While less noticeable than metal braces, natural, teeth coloured brackets themselves can be a way to skip the traditional metal look. However, these may not be suitable for all cases. Discuss this option with your orthodontist.

Character brackets (limited availability): Whites Dental as a private practice, are able to work with you in sourcing specialty brackets in the shape of hearts, stars, or other fun designs. These are typically used for the front teeth only and might not be widely available.

Decorative ligatures (limited availability): These are the small ties that hold the wire in the brackets. In some cases, colored or patterned ligatures might be an option to add a touch of personalisation.

It’s important to remember that customisation options may vary depending on the child’s specific treatment plan. We would encourage you to book a free consultation to ensure the options your child wants are available and are suitable and won’t compromise the effectiveness of the treatment.

Additional Information

Whites Dental are a private dental practice with two clinics in Central London, one based very close to Waterloo Station and the other not far from Paddington Station. We have an experienced team of dentists, orthodontists and cosmetic dentists, who are friendly and knowledgeable, always on hand to answer any questions you may have. You may prefer to opt for an online chat  – for a quicker answer or to get a call back – the chat bot is located at the bottom right of the page, alternatively you can book an appointment or free consultation – just hit the button at the top right of the page.

For general information about what is best in regards to planning orthodontic treatments for a child or information regarding getting braces as an adult we also provide the costs of fixed braces, for the different types of braces we supply, these costs are package prices and include the various assessments and planning stages as well as fitting and treatment periods and as such allow you to take advantage of affordable dentistry, there is also interest free dental finance for those of you preferring to spread the payments.

We would also suggest you visit our general information on a braces treatment for a detailed summary of the process and you may also find some useful videos within our YouTube playlist detailing how braces are fitted.

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