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Clear Braces:  Are They Right For Me?

If you are an adult who desires straighter teeth, but do not want to put up with wearing metal braces, you are not alone.  Each year, many adults throughout the United States are choosing to straighten their teeth using clear braces

Maybe you never had a chance to wear braces as a child and are now regretting it as an adult.  Or, perhaps you wore braces as a child but have since had an orthodontic relapse.  Whatever the case, your smile affects every social interaction you have with others.  Whether it is a date, a job interview, a business meeting, a presentation or just getting together with friends and family, your smile affects your confidence and the way you feel about yourself.  Unfortunately, your smile and your overall appearance can also affect the way you are treated by others.  The good new is that advances in dental technology and orthodontics now make it possible for most adults to achieve a straighter more beautiful smile, without wearing metal braces. 

If you are an adult, there are a variety of orthodontic solutions that are available to help you achieve straighter teeth without significantly altering your appearance in the process: Invisalign® Invisible Braces and Six Month Smiles® being two of them.  The Invisalign® system utilizes a series of custom-made, clear aligners that can be worn over your teeth to gently move them into the desired position.  The aligners are comfortable to wear and are virtually undetectable to others.  In addition, they can be removed while you eat, brush and floss leading to better dental hygiene.  Six Month Smiles® uses a patented set of Lucid-Lok® clear brackets and tooth colored wires as well as low forces to move your teeth into the desired position.  This system can help you achieve straighter teeth in an average treatment time of just six months and is a more affordable option than traditional braces. 

These two types of adult braces can be used for most patients with crooked or misaligned teeth.  However, if you are in need of major bite changes or have other dental health issues, you may not be a candidate for Invisalign® or Six Month Smiles®.  Only a qualified dentist can determine for sure whether these orthodontic solutions are right for you.  If you are interested in clear braces, the next step is to find a certified and experienced Invisalign® and/or Six Month Smiles® dentist in your local area.  Many advanced dental offices, including Green Dental of Alexandria in Virginia, are now offering these innovative orthodontic services.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria


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Based on 85 reviews

Patti B.
I had my first visit, for a routine cleaning. I am very impressed with the ease of scheduling an appointment, the convenience of appointments outside of ""regular"" business hours, the friendly staff and the thoroughness of the examination and cleaning procedure. Dr. Park was careful, compassionate, a good listener, and explained a lot about my teeth and her recommendations to care for my dental health moving forward. I am pleased and I look forward to being a long-term patient! Thanks Green Dental of Alexandria!
Roberto B.
Gold Stars on all fronts. The office is spotless, gives off a great vibe and has quiet soothing classical music playing. The front desk people are very warm and go above and beyond. Televisions are placed above the chairs so you can relax and watch TV while they work away under the hood. Dr. Park is very kind, thorough, and addressed all my concerns and questions.
Sure cleanings hurt a bit, but I actually look forward to them now!
Lauren K.
Best dental experience I've had in a long time. The reception/billing staff was friendly and helpful. The dental hygienists were gentle and knowledgeable. Dr Park was kind, thorough, and answered all of my questions. I'll be back!
Terry A.
Dr. Park has a wonderful manner with her patients! I feel very fortunate to have her as my dentist. Her hygienists and office staff are very competent and kind. I would go nowhere else.
Jennifer B.
I just had my first appointment at Green Dental and I couldn't be happier with their service. I tend to be nervous when going to the dentist, but all of the staff were very welcoming and nice. The exam chair massages your back as you're getting your cleaning and there's a television on the ceiling to distract you from dental work. The cleaning and evaluation was very gentle. Thanks, Green Dental!
Saletta C.
I've been a patient for 3.5 years. Today I got a tooth pulled. I am not proud of that. Dr. Park gave me options today that included allowing her to pull it or go see an Oral Surgeon. There was no way I was leaving her office when I trust her so much. I was nervous but I trust her more than anyone I've ever trusted to complete dental work. I am very found of Dr. Park and how caring and gentle her care is with each patient. I was equally impressed when I walked into her office today. Dr. Park was personally calling a patient just to see how he was doing after a visit. I joked with her about that .... what Dr. calls just to check on you anymore. Very nice. Very much appreciated.
Ranjana S.
I picked this because it was close and was impressed with the polite professionalism I encountered. Loved that I did not have to wait, but also loved the massage chair to relax tired back muscles. I felt the cost of procedures was a little on the high side...
Chantel L.
One of the best dental clinics I've been to thus far. I love the fact that they give an incentive (free tooth whitening) for good dental hygiene and their service is impeccable. I'm happy they actually went over the x-rays and pictures they took of my teeth to give more knowledge of what they look for in x-rays. I'm so happy I found them!
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