Orthodontic Alternatives for Teens and Adults

orthodontic alternatives

orthodontic alternativesServing patients of Erwin, Jonesborough, and Greeneville TN

Are you looking to get straighter teeth in Greeneville? Our cosmetic dentists at Tusculum Dental Care would like you to know about orthodontic alternatives that don’t involve traditional metal braces that are noticeable by everyone! Instead, we have more discreet options of straightening your teeth to give you the smile that you desire. The best part is that these options are great for teens as young as age 11, and adults, too!

Take a look at the orthodontic options in Greeneville that we offer at Tusculum Dental Care. You may be surprised to learn that orthodontics is more than just those old metal braces of the past.

Clear Braces

Did you know there was such as a thing as clear braces? Much different than the shiny, metal braces we all are accustomed to seeing, clear braces actually are more tooth-colored, so they blend in with your smile and are significantly less noticeable. Just like traditional braces, however, clear orthodontics achieve the same results in about the same amount of time – but with a better look. You should be aware, however, that these ceramic braces may stain if you consume a lot of foods and beverages such as coffee, wine, tea, berries, and marinara. As with any orthodontic treatment, it is essential that you take good care of your teeth by brushing and flossing regularly. You may even want to keep an extra toothbrush and floss handy in your backpack at school or in your desk at work to clean your teeth and braces thoroughly after your mid-day meal.


Quite different from braces, Invisalign straightens teeth using custom-made, clear, plastic aligners. Treatment may last as long as 12 to 18 months. Depending on your smile needs, Invisalign may be a better, faster option to get the smile that you want. The aligners are made by using impressions of your mouth and teeth, and then each set is changed out every few weeks. Each new set of aligners applies a specific amount of gentle pressure on your teeth, just like braces do, to guide them into their preferred position. The aligners are clear, which means that practically no one will notice them at all while you wear them. Be sure that you wear your aligners the required amount of hours, about 22 hours a day, only removing them to eat, drink, and perform your oral hygiene routine each day.

From ages 11 to 99, our orthodontic treatments in the Greeneville area can have you smiling confidently in no time! Plus, you won’t have to worry about all of that embarrassing metal. If you would like to learn more about alternative orthodontic options for teens or adults in Greeneville, please contact the office of Tusculum Dental Care by calling (423) 639-7575 to schedule a consultation. We can provide you with a thorough assessment of your teeth and mouth to determine which orthodontic treatment is best for you.

Tusculum Dental Care welcomes patients of the Greeneville area, as well as Erwin and Jonesborough, Tennessee.