What Are The Most Discreet Orthodontic Options For Adults?

With advancements in dental technology, achieving a beautifully aligned smile doesn’t have to mean wearing traditional metal braces that draw attention. Whether you’re in the boardroom, at a social event, or simply enjoying your daily activities, there are adult braces options available that offer effective treatment with minimal visibility. So, what are the most discreet orthodontic options for adults at Sohn Orthodontics

The Importance of Discretion in Adult Braces

The thought of wearing visible braces can be daunting, especially for working adults or those self-conscious about their appearance. Adults often seek solutions that correct dental issues that don’t draw attention to the treatment method. 

Discreet orthodontic options cater to this need, allowing individuals to maintain their confidence and lifestyle without compromise. No matter what’s on your agenda for the day, having a treatment that blends seamlessly with your lifestyle is invaluable. By choosing a less visible treatment option, adults can achieve their dental goals while preserving their professional and personal image and confidence during the orthodontic experience.

What Discreet Adult Braces Options Do We Offer?

Sohn Orthodontics is proud to offer two options for incredible aesthetic adult braces. The choices are very distinctly different, so let’s check the two types of braces out.

Clear Aligners

These removable braces use nearly invisible trays that are custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth, gently moving them into the desired positions over time. Clear aligners are ideal for correcting mild to medium orthodontic issues. Their removability is what lures most adult patients, allowing patients to eat, brush, and floss easily, minimizing the impact on daily life. Clear aligners offer a solution for virtually invisible adult braces to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

Clear Braces

Ceramic braces offer an excellent alternative for those with more complex needs or who just prefer a more traditional approach with a modern twist. Clear braces are made from a mix of durable materials, so they blend in with the natural color of your teeth. This design makes them far less noticeable than their metal counterparts. Ceramic braces provide the same effective treatment as traditional braces for aligning teeth and correcting bite issues, with the added benefit of a more subtle appearance. They are a fantastic option for adults seeking a discreet yet powerful orthodontic solution. 

You’ll be glad to know that your clear braces will not lose their “transparency” over time! The brackets are stain-resistant, and while your ligatures might change color, we change them every few weeks at your adjustment appointments, keeping your look fresh and subtle. You can smile confidently throughout your experience from beginning to end! 

What Are The Most Discreet Orthodontic Options For Adults?

Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Treatment

We love both of these adult braces options, which can be a great way to achieve your smile goals. However, one option will suit your lifestyle and needs better than the other, so you should carefully think when considering which adult braces you’ll get.

Here are some things to think about when getting ready to start the orthodontic process:

Treatment Needs

Not all orthodontic issues are created equal. The complexity of your dental alignment or bite issues can influence which treatment option is most suitable. While clear aligners are incredibly versatile, there are instances where Dr. Sohn might recommend ceramic braces for more precise control over tooth movement.

Daily Routine

Your lifestyle—from your work environment to your social activities—plays a significant role in selecting the right orthodontic solution. Clear aligners offer unparalleled flexibility, being removable for eating, brushing, and special occasions, like a big presentation or a work luncheon. If you’re considering aligners, you must remember that this freedom requires discipline to wear the aligners the recommended 20-22 hours a day. Ceramic braces, on the other hand, are fixed. Since you cannot remove your ceramic braces, you will have to adjust your oral hygiene and diet to protect your health and orthodontic appliances.


Investing in your smile is investing in your future. Each orthodontic option comes with different pricing structures. While clear aligners might offer a more aesthetic and convenient treatment experience, ceramic braces can sometimes be a more cost-effective solution. It’s important to discuss with Dr. Sohn the financial aspects of each treatment option, including insurance coverage and payment plans, to make an informed decision that aligns with your budget. 

At Sohn Orthodontics, we do everything we can to make our adult braces as affordable as possible without compromising quality. Please ask us about your payment options and the other ways our team can help during or before your consultation session.

Thinking realistically and carefully about how each adult braces type will fit into your life is essential. We would hate for you to go over budget, switch options mid treatment, not be able to commit to wearing the aligners, or constantly have broken wires because you don’t want to change your diet. We want you to not only complete treatment but also have a pleasant experience! So please be honest with us and yourself to increase your chances of optimizing your results.

What Are The Most Discreet Orthodontic Options For Adults?

Ready To Have A Smile You’ll Love? Visit Sohn Orthodontics!

Choosing the right adult braces is a significant decision, and at Sohn Orthodontics in Bridgeville, we’re dedicated to helping you find the perfect fit for your lifestyle and dental needs. Whether you’re drawn to the nearly invisible convenience of clear aligners or the subtle beauty of ceramic braces, our team is here to guide you every step of the way. Embrace the opportunity to upgrade your smile with confidence and discretion. Schedule your free consultation with us today, and take the first step towards a radiant smile you’ll love.