Adult Braces – The Solution Is Clear

Adult Braces – The Solution Is Clear
Posted on 09/29/2015
When we talk about braces, we often imagine awkward pre-teen years with colorful brackets and wires on our teeth. Yet, this is not at all what braces means today. There are a variety of innovative orthodontic appliances that are perfect for the working professional. Achieving a beautiful smile doesn’t have to add a burden to your busy schedule or appearance. With Invisalign and other virtually invisible braces, adult treatment is now more convenient and discreet than ever before!

Brace Yourself

Oral health problems are not exclusive to one age group. Even if you had braces as a child, it is very common for teeth to shift with age or injury. In addition to straightening your teeth, adult orthodontic treatment can provide many health benefits, as well as social and professional benefits, including: 

Preventing periodontal disease and gum disease
Fixing jaw joint problems
Correcting incorrect jaw positioning
Boosting your self-esteem

Embrace the Options

The different types of braces and aligners we have employ varying methods on applying force to your teeth, but ultimately achieve the same goal. You can choose, based on personal preference and orthodontist recommendation, the braces that will best fit your needs and your teeth!

Clear Braces

Clear braces are similar to in structure to your traditional metal braces, but are composed of ceramic and plastic. The clear coloring of the ceramic brackets make them virtually invisible, aside from the thin wire than runs through the brackets. 

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces, also know as incognito braces, are metal braces that are applied to the back of your teeth, instead of the front. The adjustment period for lingual braces is typically longer than that with traditional metal or clear braces. 


Invisalign treatment consists of a series of customized, virtually clear plastic trays that go over your teeth. The aligners are removable, so you can continue your regular oral hygiene routine and diet without special adjustments. 

Ask Your Knoxville Orthodontist About Adult Treatment

Myers Orthodontics offers a wide range of solutions for straightening teeth. You can read more on the different types of braces and Invisalign on our website. Our knowledgeable Knoxville team members are also available to answer any questions you may have about our adult treatment options. Don’t wait! Call (865) 687-6560 and schedule a complimentary consultation with us today!