Adult Treatment

Leading Adult Orthodontics in Paris, McKenzie, and Camden, TN

Leading Adult Orthodontics

McClain Orthodontics proudly serves McKenzie, Camden, and Paris, TN. Dr. Michael McClain and our friendly team work hard to help all our patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile, no matter your age! Adults are one of the leading groups of patients seeking orthodontic treatment today. As a family orthodontist we know braces aren’t just limited to children and teens. That’s why our office offers several types of braces and a range of treatments to fit your individual needs. More and more adults want to achieve the smile they've always wanted, and now is the perfect time!

Our Adult Orthodontic Treatment Options

We offer a wide variety of orthodontic treatments to meet each of our adult patients’ unique needs and desires. From traditional braces to more advanced technological appliances, we will work to help you achieve the beautiful, straight smile you've always wanted!

  • Metal Braces: Metal braces are the most traditional type of braces and the most common type of orthodontic treatment. They consist of metal brackets cemented to the front of your teeth with wires connecting each bracket. Metal braces continue to be both effective and reliable as well as generally the most economical treatment.

  • Ceramic Braces: Ceramic braces are an excellent, less noticeable method of orthodontic treatment. They consist of clear brackets that match the natural color of your teeth with metal wires that loop through them. Though they function similarly to metal braces, they offer a more discreet option.

  • Invisalign: Invisalign has become an increasingly popular orthodontic treatment option, made up of a series of clear plastic aligners that slowly move your teeth to the desired position. It is favored among our adult patients because they are practically invisible and more comfortable to wear.

Expectations When Starting Adult Orthodontic Treatment

There is always an adjustment period with anything new. Your orthodontist will thoroughly discuss your treatment and any expectations during the process to ensure that you feel comfortable with every step of your journey towards a straighter smile. For example, with traditional and ceramic braces, your wires may be tightened in order to move your teeth to their proper location. This tightening can sometimes cause mild soreness in the jaw and mouth which will subside in a day or two after your appointment.

Similarly, with Invisalign you will need to change your aligners for a brand new set every two weeks. You may feel a slight pressure on your teeth as you become accustomed to these new aligners. This is a result of your teeth being slowly moved to the proper alignment, resulting in some mild soreness for a day or two.

With all orthodontic treatment, some dietary restrictions and oral hygiene changes are also expected. As your leading orthodontist in McKenzie, Camden, and Paris, TN, we want to ensure that you continue brushing and flossing throughout the treatment process. This means adjusting the way you brush or floss to efficiently remove any plaque and bacteria from your braces. Rinsing your Invisalign aligners will also help keep your teeth free of bacteria.

Schedule an Appointment with McClain Orthodontics Today!

Orthodontic treatment not only helps straighten teeth, but also gives you the confidence to smile every single day. If you are not 100% satisfied with your smile, or have any questions about the treatments we offer, McClain Orthodontics is here to help! For initial questions, please contact our friendly staff directly at (731) 644-9311 to schedule an appointment. You can also request a consultation with our easy online form. At McClain Orthodontics, a straighter, more confident smile is right around the corner!