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The last thing most adults want is to get braces, but for some people it’s the only option available to get the straight, beautiful smile that you want.

Or is it? Is there a way to get straight teeth without the clunky metal brackets and wires that plague every high school yearbook?

Let’s find out.

Invisalign®

Invisalign is one of the most popular teeth-straightening methods available. Instead of using the traditional brackets and wires you think of when picturing braces, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners. These aligners are worn for two weeks at a time, then discarded for the next set. Over a short period of time, the aligners will move your teeth into position – without braces! Most people won’t even notice the clear aligners on your teeth.

Ceramic braces

If you’re not a candidate for Invisalign, ceramic braces are another great option. These do use wires, but they’re attached to your teeth with a ceramic, tooth-colored resin, making them more discrete and professional.

So with all of this in mind, you shouldn’t be discouraged from the idea of getting the smile you’ve always wanted. While it may not happen in the method that you’d most like, there are many options for adults looking to get that smile that’ll put them above the rest.