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Creating A Perfect Smile

Hi there, I'm Caylee Curtis. After going through orthodontic therapy during childhood, I started paying close attention how a nice smile can increase beauty. With appearance improvements, comes a huge confidence boost that can also bolster your looks. Upon making that discovery, I started researching all of the different ways people can create a gorgeous smile. As it turns out, dentists play a huge role creating a gorgeous smile by fixing tooth and jaw alignment issues. Dentists may recommend that their patients obtain braces, retainers or veneers that improve tooth placement or color. I will use this site to share information about these procedures and more. I hope to help you decide if these procedures are worth your time and money or if you should find a different option for your situation. Please visit often and check out my content to learn more information.

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3 Alternatives To Metal Braces That Are More Discreet And Practical

Considering having your teeth straightened with braces? If so, the stigma of having metal braces may be what is stopping you from having them installed. You may not be aware of all the practical options available to you that will be discreet to others when worn. Know about these 3 options that will do a great job at making your smile beautiful without the visible metal brackets.

Lingual Braces

The lingual style of braces are still made using metal, but they won't be easily seen when speaking or smiling. The brackets are not visible because they are placed behind your teeth rather than on the front. Lingual braces are hidden from others in most situations, so the social stigma of braces will be gone.

While these braces great at remaining hidden, they have additional benefits over traditional metal braces. Lingual braces will be protected if you play a sport where contact with your face is a high possibility. Lingual braces are also ideal for people that play instruments, since the braces won't interfere with reeds. Since lingual instruments don't put pressure on your lips, there won't be obstructions when blowing into your instrument. The brackets of lingual braces will not touch your interior lip either, so you won't have issues with your lips snagging on the metal.


Another alternative to traditional braces is Invisalign. The orthodontic correction method uses aligning trays that are transparent, which is ideal for adults and older teens with teeth that have fully come in. You wear a set of trays for a few weeks, and then replace the trays with another set that help progressively move your teeth.

Many people love Invisalign because the trays can be removed when cleaning your teeth or eating. While you cannot take them out overnight because of how it can delay the straightening process, it is nice to be able to take them out in situations that require it.

Clear Braces

The difference between traditional braces and clear braces is that the latter doesn't use metal. Clear braces are constructed with a ceramic material that is the color of your natural teeth, and won't be very noticeable to others. Other than that, clear braces are very similar to traditional metal braces when it comes to how they feel on your teeth and how you must care for them. They are cheaper than lingual braces, which make them more practical for people that want their braces to be discreet.

For more info on discreet braces, ask your dentist.