Types of Braces

Clarity™ Advanced Dental Braces

Our office uses a ceramic bracket called Clarity™. Wear Clarity and you'll have a lot to smile about. A comfortable design. An attractive, translucent appearance. And perhaps best of all, the self-confidence that comes from wearing braces that look as good as they perform.

Unlike traditional metal braces, you won't have to worry about flashing a "tin grin" every time you smile. You'll feel better about yourself knowing that the natural beauty of your teeth is shining through, and not your braces.

Clarity™ Braces won't stain or discolor. They'll look as good the day they come off as the day your orthodontist put them on. Clarity™ Braces will stay securely in place throughout your treatment. And the metal-lined slot allows for faster treatment. Smooth, sculptured and translucent, Clarity™ Braces are clearly the ultimate fashion accessory in orthodontic wear.

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Metal Dental Braces

Metal braces are the most common. They are made of high grade stainless steel. Today's braces are much smaller and more comfortable. Therefore they are much more attractive. Most of the patients like to dress up the braces with different color elastics that can be changed at each appointment. Multiple colors are available.

Incognito Dental Braces

While recent advances in braces have offered patients clear, invisible aligners to help straighten teeth, there are some restrictions involved with these products that may prevent some patients from receiving the specialized correction their teeth need.

iBraces™, manufactured by LingualCare, offers the next generation in orthodontic care through braces that are placed behind the teeth. This technique lets patients enjoy a beautiful smile while wearing their braces, but also offers complete customization for each individual patient. iBraces™ are the only 100% customizable invisible braces available in the US. They are placed along the inside of the teeth and have a very low profile, making them unnoticeable and unlikely to interfere with speech.

iBraces™ can be worn by nearly any individual seeking straight teeth and a beautiful smile. They are ideal for adults, teenagers, athletes and anyone else concerned about the safety and appearance of their smile while wearing braces. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of iBraces™, please call us today for more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.

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Now you can enjoy the smile you have always wanted without the annoyance of metal braces in your mouth. No huge brackets darkening your smile. No irritated lips or cheeks. No worries about mouth injury while playing sports.

Invisalign® is a remarkable system of virtually invisible aligners that straighten teeth comfortably without metal bands, brackets or wires. The pieces are custom-made to fit your teeth and are easily removable so you can eat, drink, brush, floss, and remove the aligners for special occasions if you need to. Best of all, no one will know you’re wearing Invisalign aligners unless you tell them.

Invisalign® uses advanced 3-D computer imaging technology to project tooth movement in each patient's unique mouth. This allows your dentist to create a series of clear, custom-made aligners, also called repositioners, that gradually move your teeth in line with one another. You wear each aligner for about two weeks, moving to the next set, and then the next, until you reach the goal you agreed upon with your dentist.  With Invisalign®, you'll enjoy the confident, beautiful smile you've always hoped for.

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We always knew our daughters would need braces. Picking Drs. Blackman and Karr for orthodontics proved to be the best choice we could have made. The professionalism of Drs. Blackman and Karr are above the rest, and the friendliness of the office staff is unbeatable. We are pleased with our daughters progress and look forward to those designer smiles!

-Laverne Marble, Clarksville, TN