Get Straight Teeth Without a Mouthful of Metal

Everyone wants perfectly straight teeth, but many put it off because they don’t want to wear metal braces. Whether you’re a teen or an adult, the decision to sport a mouthful of metal in exchange for an eventually straight smile is a tough one. 

At LM Orthodontics, you don’t have to choose one or the other. Our team of orthodontic specialists offers you multiple ways to address your misaligned teeth, from traditional metal braces to the latest advances in orthodonture.

Clear braces

The reason braces have been around for so long is that they work. A series of brackets, wires, and rubber bands work over time to gently move your teeth back into alignment. The downside of the traditional style of braces is that they’re made of metal and can become the focal point of your face every time you smile.

That’s why we offer clear braces as an alternative. These give you the same full force as regular metal braces, but they’re made from a different material. We can make yours out of see-through plastic or tooth-colored ceramic so they’re barely visible when you smile.

Braces, either metal or clear, are often the best choice if you have severely misaligned teeth. But there are many conditions that are good candidates for another type of teeth straightening treatment — invisible aligners.

Invisible aligners

If you’re avoiding getting braces because you’ll be self-conscious with the trademark tracks associated with metal braces, you may be a candidate for clear aligners. The popularity of these retainer-like trays has skyrocketed over the past two decades and they have helped more than five million people get straighter teeth.

Unlike braces, aligners are removable appliances that fit over your teeth and gradually shift them back into a straight position. 

We offer two excellent choices — Invisalign® and 3M™ Clarity™ — and both give you the freedom from wires, painful adjustment, and frequent dental visits. You can take them out when you eat or whenever you need to. As long as you keep them in for at least 20-24 hours every day, they’ll be hard at work coaxing your teeth into a neat row.

As your aligners do their job, you’ll need a new, tighter set to take your teeth to the next level. So you just follow the simple schedule we create for you and swap out one set for the next at regular intervals. Before you know it, your teeth will be in shipshape without the hassle of metal and wires.

Which metal-free option is right for me?

The best way to make the decision about the best teeth-straightening option is to come in and see us. After our team examines your teeth and determines the issues that need to be corrected, such as overcrowding, protruding teeth, gaps, etc., we will let you know which method or methods will be most effective.

If you’ve been putting off braces because you don’t want a mouthful of metal, call us today at 703-498-2047 to find out which of the several clear options can get you to your goal invisibly. 

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