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Colored Braces in Charles County, MD

Conveniently located in Waldorf and Leonardtown, and serving Charles County and St. Mary’s County, Maryland, Sequence Orthodontics offers colored braces and other orthodontic solutions to residents of Maryland who wish to improve their smile and oral health. 

What Are Colored Braces?

Colored braces are simply braces with colored elastics or ligature bands that are used to secure the brackets to the archwire. In the past the bands were metal colored, however, the bands are now available in a wide variety of colors allowing you to personalize your braces.

Why Are So Many People Choosing Colored Braces?

Back in the days when braces meant a “mouthful of metal,” wearing braces were cause for embarrassment. Now, many young people are enthusiastic about having their teeth aligned by wearing braces. Many kids, teens and young adults choose cool colors for their braces to express their personality or style. This may make some patients feel more attractive and comfortable while wearing braces.

Who Can Wear Colored Braces?

Anyone who is a good candidate for braces can wear colored braces. Colored braces are favorites among kids, teens, and young adults who wish to express themselves by adding a fun, favorite color to enhance their smile while aligning their teeth.

Are Colored Braces Uncomfortable to Wear?

Colored braces are no more or less uncomfortable than regular braces. The fitting of braces is not normally painful, but you may experience a bit of discomfort afterward as your teeth begin to align, caused by the pressure applied from the wires and elastic ligatures. You may also experience discomfort each time your braces are adjusted, and this may last for a few days. Over-the-counter pain medication typically relieves the initial pain, and dental wax may also help to prevent the braces from irritating the inside of your mouth. Our staff will provide you with detailed instructions on how to use dental wax at your application appointment.

What Should I Do Next?

If you are a resident of Charles County or St. Mary’s County, Maryland, and want to learn more about colored braces, feel free to contact our Waldorf or Leonardtown offices to schedule an appointment with the expert team at Sequence Orthodontics.