Adult Braces

More and more adults are opting in for orthodontic treatment. With modern advancements in technology, it’s never been easier to invest in your smile with braces. 

Gone are the days of clunky, noticeable appliances. Contemporary braces use sophisticated features with sleek, low-profile components that blend in with your smile without making you compromise your treatment results. 

Braces can help you achieve a natural smile no matter your age. So let’s take a look into some different options for adult braces and how this kind of orthodontic care can benefit you.

Types of Braces for Adults

Adult braces come in different types, such as Damon Ultima braces (which come in clear and metal versions), Invisalign, ceramic braces, and metal braces. Each of these kinds of braces offers its own advantages, and no matter your lifestyle or goals, you should always choose braces that make sense for you. 

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For adults who may want to avoid the look of traditional braces altogether, Invisalign provides a helpful alternative. The Invisalign process involves creating custom-made aligners for your teeth. These aligners are completely clear and plastic; so there are no brackets or metal you might expect with conventional braces.

Once you have the aligners made, you wear them for 20-22 hours per day and exchange them for a new set every week. That way, you get all of the benefits of braces with more discrete components.

Because Dr. Mary Cay is an Invisalign Platinum Plus Provider, you can feel confident in her ability to improve your smile with aligners. 

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Damon Braces

Dr. Koen offers her patients the best technology in the world. For her, Damon braces allow her to do things she can’t do with other appliances.

The passive self-ligation system decreases the force on the teeth, so it makes it more comfortable and more efficient for patients.

Ultima, the latest version of the Damon braces, is finishing cases even more efficiently than ever before.  Fewer appointments are required and the beautiful smiles and excellent bites are created with even greater ease.

Ceramic braces


Many people think that metal brackets are their only option when it comes to braces, but ceramic braces can give you another viable option for orthodontic treatment. Ceramic braces are significantly less visible than metal braces. The most you might see is a thin wire running across your teeth!


Ceramic braces may require a bit more attention than some other options, but they are also engineered to meet the demands of any busy adult. With this in mind, they can fit perfectly into your lifestyle.

Damon Clear

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Damon Clear Braces are made from a clear ceramic material that blends into the color of your teeth. Their compact and discreet design makes them a popular choice for people who want a low-profile braces treatment.

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Benefits of Adult Braces

There are limitless benefits to adult braces. First, orthodontics plays a significant role in periodontal health, otherwise known as the health of your gums. Misaligned or crooked teeth  are harder to clean which can lead to problems with the gums and bone supporting your teeth.  Straightening your teeth can reduce or even help prevent problems with your gums.

Second, misaligned teeth can cause significant biting, or chewing, or speaking problems. Poor dental alignment can be one of the causal factors of TMD ( dysfunction of your jaw joints). The sooner you can correct these problems, the sooner you’ll feel less discomfort whenever you’re eating or talking.

Lastly, a natural, straightened smile also boosts your confidence and makes you feel like your best self. As it’s part of a first impression, it’s important you feel comfortable with your smile!

Why Choose Mary Cay Koen Orthodontics for Your Orthodontic Treatment?

It’s never too late to enjoy the perks of a beautiful smile. If you’re an adult patient wondering whether braces are right for you or simply want more information on your orthodontic options, schedule a consultation with Mary Cay Koen Orthodontics today. 

Located in Goodlettsville, TN, Mary Cay Koen Orthodontics prioritizes quality orthodontic care in a warm, friendly environment, so you can find the treatment you need while feeling right at home.