Crooked teeth can spoil an otherwise flawless smile. However, your perfect smile is still achievable, whether your teeth are already crooked or have just started to shift in that direction. For many people, the word “braces” evokes images of metal wires and brackets that dominate one’s smile. At Dental Care of Franklin, the only thing we want you to see from braces is amazing results. That’s why we offer a transparent orthodontics solution that provides all the advantages of metal braces, but in a more discreet way.
Clear braces enable you to smile with the confidence of knowing that most people can’t even tell that you’re wearing them. Constructed of high-quality, durable plastic, clear braces, also known as clear aligners, effectively straighten crooked teeth and stop straight teeth from becoming crooked. These fit seamlessly over your teeth and stay in place up to 22 hours per day; you only remove them to eat, drink, brush, or floss. Treatment time varies, but generally lasts a number of months. During this period your aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth back into their proper position. Highly skilled in orthodontics, Dr. Jason White can provide you with a firm, custom fit for your clear braces, ensuring they feel comfortable and look great. Get the full story on clear braces directly from Dr. White himself with a free consultation here in our Franklin, TN office.
Traditional metal braces are a time-tested solution in orthodontics. That said, they do have certain downsides that clear braces don’t. Metal braces put extra space between your teeth and lips, which can distort your natural speech. Food can easily get stuck in metal braces when you’re eating, so they require extra time and attention for cleaning. You always remove clear braces before eating, then brush and floss your teeth as normal before putting them back in. Metal braces can also spark social anxieties for some wearers. Adults can feel awkward due to the inaccurate perception that braces are meant for younger people. Adolescents are sometimes subjected to ridicule about their metal braces and can become self-conscious when interacting with their peers. Clear braces eliminate these concerns. Dr. White and our team are ready to help you or a family member enjoy all the benefits this innovative orthodontics solution!