Alternatives to Braces: Invisalign, Clear Correct, and Six Month Smiles

Do you wish you had a straighter smile but don’t want to go through the process of seeing an orthodontist regularly for adjustments with metal braces? Would you prefer that your teeth straightening method be a little less obvious than metal braces? While metal braces are the best option for some cases of crooked teeth, there are a number of instances where straightening is possible with other methods, such as Invisalign clear aligners, Clear Correct, and Six Month Smiles. All of these methods are available from Dr. Kristin Rushing and Dr. Lee Coulter and the Nashville Smile Team. Read on to learn more about these options for improving the alignment of your smile and please do not hesitate to contact us for a consultation.

Clear Correct

Clear Correct are an alternative to metal braces that involve aligners that provide pressure on your teeth to get them to move to where they should ideally be. They are removable, virtually invisible, and can provide fantastic results. Many prefer these to traditional metal braces because they can be removed for eating and cleaning the teeth. For optimum results you need to wear them for at least 22 hours per day.

Six Month Smiles®

Are the teeth that show when you smile crooked, crowded, or spaced a little too wide for your liking? Want a perfect smile before your next dental checkup? If you have good bite alignment but want to improve the appearance of your front teeth, then Six Month Smiles® Cosmetic Braces System may be the solution you’re seeking.  Focusing on straightening the front and not changing the bite of your back teeth allows Six Month Smiles® to enhance your smile in as little as 4-9 months.  The average treatment length is six months.  The Six Month Smiles® system uses tooth colored wires and clear brackets to deliver an dramatic result in a minimum of time that is perfect for adult braces.


No one will know you are wearing braces when you wear Invisalign. Invisalign a popular choice for teen or adult braces. Clear aligners are used to correct crooked teeth, spaces, or a bad bite. Long gone are the metal brackets and wires that can irritate your mouth and detract from your smile. Instead Invisalign braces use modern technology to sequence your treatment to efficiently achieve the best results. Clear plastic aligners are custom made and changed every two weeks to continually improve your smile.

Invisalign can correct minor crowding to more extensive problems with your smile. The average treatment length is 9 to 16 months, although your particular needs may require a shorter or longer treatment time. Aligners are worn continuously each day, but can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. Every two weeks a new aligner is started. During your visits with Dr. Rushing, she will check the progress of your treatment and you will receive that next set of trays.

Book a Teeth Straightening Consultation with Nashville Smile Team

To find out which teeth straightening method is right for you, call our Nashville dental office for a consultation. Dr. Rushing and Dr. Coulter are taking on new patients and we would be happy to help you explore the above options as well as other ways to ensure you have a healthy and beautiful smile. We offer general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services along with help for TMJ, periodontal disease, and more. Please call (615) 645-0663.  We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams.