When you have braces, most of your appointments at Luff Orthodontics will include a decision: What color of bands do you want? Some people call them elastics, rubber bands, ties, or even ligatures. Whatever name you use for your bands, you know how fun it is to match your mood, your outfit, your school colors, or whatever you’d like. You probably recognize this box of elastics from your visits to our office. Do you plan ahead of time what colors you’ll choose? Or do you just make your decision when Sara, Hayley, Breanna, or Taleena ask you what color you want? Either way, you’re in good hands with Dr. Luff, and your elastics will look fabulous with your beautiful smile! Here are some fun ideas to consider for your summer colors: “Watermelon” – Always a favorite summer treat, plus it is one of the many fruits you can enjoy with your braces on! Of course, you have to cut up your watermelon, but you were going to do that anyway, right? Share the watermelon love by choosing a funky green and red mix. “Cool Water” – Whether you are fishing the Kenai, splashing in the sprinkler, or boating on Big Lake, you know water and summertime in Alaska just go hand in hand. Wear a mix of shades of blue to bring the cool water with you everywhere you go. Our glacier-fed streams and rivers and lakes make for some of the most beautiful, clean water anywhere. Get out and enjoy it! “Captain America” – Go patriotic and celebrate the Red, White, and Blue with these bright colors. Perfect for your 4th of July barbeque, or anytime through the summer. We can’t see the fireworks very well because of our amazing Midnight Sun, but we can still love the party with our friends and families! Team colors – Whether you root for the Packers or the Seahawks, we’ve got you covered. When the sun is shining and you’re enjoying some time off of school, you can still show your school pride by choosing your school colors for your bands! Harry Potter houses – You don’t need a sorting hat to choose your house when it comes to braces colors. This cool collage shows some ideas for all the Potterheads out there! So, whether you plan your colors ahead of time or pick them when you are in our office, we are happy to help you personalize your beautiful smile! Call us to set up an appointment if you’re looking for an orthodontist in Alaska. We look forward to seeing you soon!