Your smile is meant to radiate confidence and health. It is one of our most attractive facial features. We tend to gravitate toward individuals who greet us with symmetrical beauty. So what happens when you feel like your smile is radiating crooked craziness instead?

Age Appropriate Invisalign

If fixing your smile means revisiting your youth and wearing metal braces like your youngest child, we understand your hesitancy. Thankfully, there are numerous choices nowadays that do not resemble traditional braces.

What are your options? Traditional metal braces will likely be the less expensive option, but there are other choices that are more costly and less noticeable. You can look into clear ceramic braces, which are still worn on the front of teeth, but blend in with the color of your teeth. Lingual braces have brackets on the back of teeth instead of the front, keeping them out of sight. Invisible braces, like Invisalign, are a series of clear aligners that are also removable for eating and brushing. Read more HERE.

The Upside of Invisalign Clear Braces

Clear aligners: You can skip the wires and brackets with these see-through plastic trays that fit over your teeth. You can take them out to eat, brush, and floss. The downside: They’re not stuck to your teeth, and they’re easy to lose. Read more HERE.

Having the option to remove your trays for eating and drinking means the chances of food becoming trapped in your appliance disappears. Never worry about having that elusive piece of spinach stuck to your braces all day and being the last to know. Do get into the habit of placing trays in their appropriate containers whenever they are out of your mouth to avoid misplacing them.

Maintain Your Oral Hygiene Easily During Treatment

Another huge plus with Invisalign is that you can remove the trays and brush and floss as usual. Having to rely on special floss or dealing with the potential staining that often occurs with traditional metal bracket braces is a non-issue.

Unbelievable Straightening Speed

Many adults turn to Invisalign to prepare for their graduation from college, university or even their upcoming wedding. On average, each tray is worn for about three weeks and many patients are finished treatment within a year or less, a fraction of the time compared to traditional methods.

Eat Freely and Avoid Unnecessary Pain with Invisalign

Possibly the best feature of taking the Invisalign route is that you will save your mouth from unnecessary cuts and open sores while being able to enjoy all of your favorite foods during treatment.

With regular braces, you may experience some or all of the following: pain, discomfort, mouth sores or injuries caused by the brace wires, tooth decay (from inadequate brushing and flossing), plaque buildup, tooth discoloration, tooth/bracket breakage, or difficulty eating. As if that weren’t enough, there are also the personal sacrifices — no popcorn, chips, bagels, hard-crusted bread, pizza crust, pretzels, nuts, certain candies and even some healthy foods like apples, carrots, corn on the cob and more. Read more HERE.

Dr. Robert Harrell and his exceptional team at Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne will be happy to book your consultation and help you decide if you are a candidate for Invisalign clear braces. Remember, it is never too late to realize the smile of your dreams. Call 704-541-9888 or use the contact form on this page to set your appointment.