lip color will bring full attention to your mouth, so the only thing you'll notice is the braces, says LA aesthetician LeAine Dehmer. The trick is to bring attention to the lips themselves. To do that, avoid dark tones. But go ahead and add shine or a gentle sparkle, she says. It may boost your confidence.
A leading orthodontist notes that bright color also brings the focus to your mouth. But some women with braces like people to notice, says Dr. Gayle Glenn.
If you have ceramic braces, a lip stain or long-lasting formula lipstick may be less likely to smudge and get color on your brackets, she says.