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By Waterfront Dentistry LLC
January 28, 2016
Category: Oral Health

Scottsdale, Tempe, and Pheonix, AZ adults can get straighter smiles with clear options like Invisalign.

By the time we reach adulthood we often don’t think that certain rites of passage might reappear. While it’s still common for children and teenagers to sport braces, a growing number of adults are also jumping on the bandwagon. With clear options in Scottsdale, ceramic braces, invisalign, lingual bracesTempe, and Pheonix, AZ like Invisalign, the dentists of Waterfront Dentistry are seeing more and more adults turning to these subtle orthodontic treatments to get a straighter smile. Learn more about your treatment options!

Ceramic braces

While it might seem like traditional braces don’t have a place anymore with all the new orthodontic advancements, the typical bracket-and-wire philosophy is still one of the best and most effective ways to straighten smiles. Brackets and wires also handle the most severe cases of malocclusions and crookedness that other orthodontic treatments don’t. Now we can still use that same traditional braces approach but with a clearer alternative. Ceramic braces offer brackets that are clear so they blend in with your teeth, and the wires can even be tooth-colored.

Pros: Less obvious than traditional metal braces; treatment length is faster than with clear aligners like Invisalign.

Cons: Costs more than metal braces; clear bracket are more likely to stain.

Lingual braces

Again, these braces are just like traditional metal braces except that instead of them being adhered to the front of your teeth where everyone will see them, these braces are applied to the inside of your teeth. Therefore, no one will be about to tell that you have braces but you.

Pros: Braces are practically invisible to those around you.

Cons: They are harder to clean and care for; they also tend to be more expensive than traditional braces; they aren’t right for all dental cases so talk to your Scottsdale, Tempe, and Pheonix dentists.


Invisalign is a series of custom-made clear, plastic aligners that look similar to whitening trays. The aligners are removable and are only worn for two weeks at a time before being replaced. How many aligners you wear will depend on the length of your treatment and the severity of your case. Adults tend to have a shorter length of treatment with Invisalign than teens.

Pros: Practically invisible; can be removed so brushing and eating are affected; no change to your diet.

Cons: Doesn’t work for more severe cases; not available for children, only teens and adults; can be more expensive than other orthodontic options.

If you are interested in Invisalign or another treatment option, then schedule a consultation today with your Scottsdale, Tempe, and Pheonix, AZ dentists at Waterfront Dentistry. It’s never too late to get the straighter smile you’ve always wanted.

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