How to Accessorize Your Braces

At Showtime Smiles Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry we want our patients to feel confident and happy with their appearance throughout their orthodontic treatment. Many patients have concerns about how their braces will affect their personal style. Here are some cosmetics tips to help you maintain your confidence while you have braces!

Lipstick Tips

When choosing a lip color, keep in mind that more natural, neutral colors will help draw attention to your lips instead of your teeth and braces. Choose a balm, sheer gloss, or a matte liquid lipstick formula that won’t transfer onto your braces. If you’re going for a bright or bold color, definitely try a liquid lipstick that won’t smear and end up on your braces.

All Eyes on You

Focusing on your eye makeup with help draw attention away from your braces and toward your eyes! Even a little bit of eyeliner and some mascara can help you feel more confident putting your best face forward while you have braces. This is a great opportunity to express yourself, so get creative and play with colors!

Keep the Heat

Warm tones will help balance out the standard silver color of braces. When choosing your highlighter or eyeshadow colors go for golds, oranges, and warm browns to bring some tone balance to your look. This can be especially helpful when choosing lip gloss. If you’re looking for glitter, go for something with warm gold sparkles instead of silver.

Choosing Jewelry

Since your braces are probably silver, you’ll want to take them into consideration as a metal that is part of your overall look. If you like to mix metals, try gold or rose gold earring and necklaces. Silver jewelry can match your braces to either make a more cohesive look or highlight them, so play with your look and see what you like! If you’re struggling with jewelry that highlights your braces too much for your liking, try opting for bracelets instead of necklaces or earrings. This will help separate the metals and diversify your look.


Above all, remember that your confident smile is the best accessory you have! Whether you choose to express yourself with makeup or not, we want to help you feel confident smiling and meeting new people. If you’re ready to take the next step on your journey to a more confident smile, call our office to schedule an orthodontic consultation today!