What Are The Most Discreet Orthodontic Options for Adults?

At Dietrich Orthodontics, we believe that everyone should feel confident and proud throughout their orthodontic experience, regardless of their treatment method. However, we also understand that you want that winning smile without the “metal mouth” flashback to your teen years. Fortunately, you can get straight teeth without the shiny silver brackets of metal braces. Whether you’re climbing the corporate ladder or just chilling with friends, say goodbye to the days of hiding your grin in photos and hello to stealthy straightening solutions. Ready to find out what are the most discreet orthodontic options for adults? Keep reading!

Why Does Discretion Matter With Adult Braces?

First impressions are more important than ever in today’s fast-paced world, and a confident smile can make all the difference. But for many adults, the thought of sporting noticeable braces to achieve that smile can be less than appealing. Whether it’s standing in front of a boardroom, attending social gatherings, smiling in family photos, going on a date, or simply enjoying the day, the idea of traditional metal braces can seem intrusive and out of sync with an adult lifestyle.

Enter discreet orthodontic options. Advances in orthodontic technology have ushered in a new wave of treatments that blend seamlessly with your daily life, ensuring that your path to a perfect smile doesn’t have to be a public affair. These innovations cater specifically to the adult who values subtlety in treatment, offering solutions that are not only effective but also virtually invisible.

For adults juggling professional responsibilities and social engagements, these not-so-obvious adult braces options promise to align your teeth without announcing your orthodontic journey to the world. It’s about enhancing your smile on your terms, ensuring that the only thing people notice is your newfound confidence.

Let’s check out the two unobtrusive adult braces we offer at Dietrich Orthodontics.

Damon Clear Braces

When it comes to combining efficiency with aesthetics in orthodontic treatment, Damon Clear braces stand out as a premier choice for adults seeking discretion. 

Unlike our Damon metal braces, you won’t have eye-catching silver brackets stealing the spotlight when you smile. Clear braces have replaced the stainless steel brackets of traditional metal braces with tooth-colored polycrystalline alumina brackets that blend right in with the teeth, like dental camouflage.

Damon System brackets are also self-ligating, which means that whether you have their clear or metal braces, you won’t have to worry about ligatures (the colorful bands that hold your wire in place) ruining your aesthetic or drawing attention to your smile. The self-ligating feature separates Damon braces from other fixed braces and contributes to a cleaner look in two ways:

  • Without ligatures, which can trap food particles and bacteria, Damon Clear braces are easier to clean and less likely to harbor plaque and germs. 
  • Some clear braces for adults come with matching ligatures, which may stain between appointments. Damon Clear self-ligating braces sidestep this issue entirely, assuring your braces look immaculate and virtually invisible throughout your entire treatment.

By choosing Damon Clear self-ligating braces, you’re opting for an adult braces treatment that aligns with your needs: efficient, comfortable, and, most importantly, discreet. 

What Are The Most Discreet Orthodontic Options for Adults?

Spark Clear Aligners

Speaking of camouflage…have you ever seen a video of a camouflaged military plane, hunter, or animal? At first, you don’t see them, but then they move or are pointed out, and now you can’t help but see them every time you watch the video. Spark Clear Aligners are like that—no one will know you’re an orthodontic patient unless you tell them! But what are clear aligners?

Clear aligners are removable, transparent trays that, like braces, straighten teeth by applying pressure. Instead of adjusting wires attached to brackets, these trays come in a series of slightly different designs that move your teeth by encouraging them to fit the aligner’s mold. Each aligner in your treatment is custom-made for you, so you have a snug, comfortable, and discreet fit that looks like your natural smile.

The removability of this adult braces option is a crucial feature for many. Important work event where you can’t choose your food? Take out the trays to smile and eat confidently. First date or big job interview/meeting where you don’t want your braces to distract others? Clear aligners are the way to go! You can present your data to the board with or without your clear aligners. 

Completing adult braces treatment with clear aligners means you eat food your client provides without worry that it might damage your fixed braces, smile widely and proudly at professional or personal events, and don’t have to worry about braces pulling attention away from the presentation. No one has to know your orthodontic secret with Spark!

Which Orthodontic Appliance Is Right For Me?

Choosing the right adult braces option is a big decision, and at Dietrich Orthodontics, we’re here to help you navigate this journey with ease and confidence. Whether you’re leaning towards Damon Clear self-ligating braces or Spark Clear Aligners, here are a few pointers to consider:

  • Lifestyle Compatibility: Think about your daily routine and social commitments. If you’re often in the public eye or concerned about the aesthetic aspect of treatment, both options offer the subtly you desire. However, clear aligners provide more flexibility, allowing you to eat and drink as if you were not in treatment. As long as you remember to wear the trays as prescribed by Dr. Dietrich, you can enjoy the best of both worlds (the glitz and glamour of a non-orthodontic diet with the “mundane” orthodontic experience).
  • Treatment Goals: While both Damon Clear braces and Spark aligners are effective for a wide range of corrections, the complexity of your case might make one option more suitable. Damon Clear is exceptional for mild to complex alignments due to its precise control over tooth movement. On the other hand, Spark aligners offer an excellent solution for those with mild to moderate alignment issues. Clear aligners are also perfect braces for adults seeking retreatment or who want to make minor tweaks to their smile before a big dig, such as a wedding or graduation.
  • Maintenance and Hygiene: Damon Clear braces, being fixed, require careful cleaning around brackets. You must adjust your oral hygiene routine to accommodate the braces, including cleaning them after every meal. Alternatively, Spark aligners are removed for oral hygiene and aligner cleaning, which can simplify routines but requires the same discipline to do at least twice a day. It would all depend on which specific process best suits your day-to-day life. Clear aligner patients are also responsible for keeping track of their trays when they are not wearing them. Losing or damaging your trays can negatively affect your treatment experience, like losing the pen to your Nintendo DS.

What Are The Most Discreet Orthodontic Options for Adults?

Schedule A Complimentary Smile Consulation At Dietrich Orthodontics!

The only way to know for sure which treatment is right for you is to have an in-person consultation with a qualified orthodontist like Dr. Dietrich! During your consultation, you can discuss your aesthetic concerns, treatment expectations, and any questions, including, “How much do adult braces cost?”. Dr. Dietrich will thoroughly examine your teeth, oral health, and bone structure to recommend the best adult braces treatment plan and tailor it to your unique needs.

Remember, the goal is to achieve a smile that you’re thrilled to show off in a way that fits seamlessly into your life. Whether you choose the innovative technology of Damon Clear self-ligating braces or the ultra-lowkey Spark Clear Aligners, you’re on your way to a confident, healthy, beautiful smile with Dietrich Orthodontics.

Contact us at Dietrich Orthodontics in Canton or Alliance, Ohio, to schedule your adult orthodontics consultation today!