Adult Braces Can Give You the Confident Smile You’ve Always Wanted

Do you ever wonder if getting adult braces can give you the confident smile you’ve always wanted? Well, it’s never too late to benefit from orthodontic treatment. In fact, adults make up about one in five of all of our Shine Orthodontics patients. We are proud to be a part of creating generations of stunning smiles by utilizing our thorough understanding of facial development and tooth movement and the latest orthodontic treatment and braces technology. 

Dr. Rita McGrogan takes pride in providing smile straightening options that give the results you truly want without inconveniencing or disrupting your lifestyle. Choose aesthetic options like ceramic braces and Invisalign clear aligners or conventional metal braces for faster and more efficient tooth movement and faster treatment times. Forget all the reasons you’ve been putting off your confident smile, and see why you should start your adult smile journey with Shine Orthodontics today. 

Personalized Smile Service

We know the process of going to an orthodontist for treatment can be a little overwhelming, so you’ve probably looked into those mail-order aligners you’ve seen advertised lately. Don’t jump on the bandwagon just yet, though, it could cost you more in the long run. Your teeth are quite stubborn, and without knowing what’s actually going on below the gum line, you could spend time and money not getting the correction you were looking for, or worse, you could end up with more problems that could’ve been avoided with a simple examination and proper imaging. 

At Shine Orthodontics, we ensure your treatment is as custom and personalized as possible. From the initial examination, where we inspect your mouth and take digital scans and X-rays, to professional supervision every step of the way, you can be sure that your treatment is exactly what your mouth needs with no surprises. Whether you utilize only clear aligners like Invisalign, bracket and wire metal braces, or a combination of our options, your confident smile is worth the visit. 

Treatment Options for your needs

Think you’ll have to change up your lifestyle to get the smile of your dreams? Think again. Limited treatment options are a thing of the past, and our modern techniques and treatments mean you can continue being you while getting the most comfortable and effective smile transformation at the same time. Check out our treatment options!

Conventional Metal Braces

Metal or traditional braces have been around for many decades and are the original powerhouses of orthodontic treatment. Thanks to technological advancements in orthodontics, today’s metal braces are smaller, lighter, and much more effective at significant adjustment needs than their bulky predecessors. 

Traditional metal braces work by attaching a metal bracket to the front sides of your teeth and securing those brackets together with an archwire. This archwire is held on by elastic ties that come in various colors for ultimate personalization. Every 6-8 weeks, your orthodontist adjusts the archwire to create slight but precise tooth movement for the desired outcome.

Clear Braces

Clear braces are a more aesthetic option than traditional metal braces. This ingenious option works just like metal braces, except this method swaps the metal brackets for clear or tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic brackets, making them virtually undetectable. Many teen patients have even found that bright-colored elastic ties can create an almost neon effect that really pops! Ceramic braces offer patients a discreet treatment option, but they can sometimes be slightly more fragile and more expensive than metal braces. Because of this, Dr. McGrogan typically recommends them for older teens and adult patients.


Clear aligners like Invisalign have gained popularity in the last decade as technology has made them more inconspicuous, efficient, and budget-friendly. Similar to the post-braces retainer trays they evolved from, Invisalign clear aligners fit comfortably over your teeth and make minor adjustments over time for patients needing simple corrections as well as for patients who have mild to moderate dental problems like misaligned teeth, large overbite, no jaw alignment problems, or those who have gaps in their front teeth- an open bite. With this anonymous treatment option, your smile is the only thing they’ll see. 

Aesthetics and the confidence of a perfect smile

Your smile depends significantly on your teeth, and a crooked smile or misaligned bite can leave you feeling less confident when you speak or smile. You may notice you shy away from personal conversations and avoid having your photo taken only to give a less-than-thrilled, lips-only grin when you can’t escape. Orthodontic treatment with one of our many braces options can help correct crooked teeth or spaces you’ve been self-conscious about for years. 

And, believe it or not, your teeth don’t stop moving as you become an adult. Teeth that were once straight and aligned in youth can and often do shift later in life. This movement, combined with normal wear from eating and such, can lead to jaw pain, trouble brushing, difficulty chewing, or abnormal wear on the surface of your teeth.

Improved overall health

Here at Shine Orthodontics, we believe that the essence of good health is helping people feel good about themselves. Orthodontic treatment is more than just straightening teeth. Orthodontics builds self-esteem and self-confidence and will:

  • Help prevent or improve periodontal problems
  • Help prevent or reduce further bone loss
  • Improve the function of your teeth

Braces are instrumental in correcting misaligned teeth and other dental issues that can lead to other common health problems like headaches, jaw pain, digestion issues, and even sleep apnea. They also require a little extra cleaning and care, which means your mouth will get better overall attention and maintenance. Having straight teeth can make this cleaning much less tricky as there will be less space for plaque and bacteria to build up, decreasing your chances of cavities, tooth decay, and even gum disease. 

Adult Braces Can Give You the Confident Smile You've Always Wanted

Shine Orthodontics proudly serves children, teens, and adults!

Let your confidence shine with a smile from Shine Orthodontics in Holly Springs, North Carolina! From the moment you contact our office to your final retainer check appointment, our goal at Shine Orthodontics is your complete satisfaction- no matter your age or smile needs. We want you to leave our office after every appointment knowing that you got the best possible care. 

With many years of experience in providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient, our talented team is ready to help your smile shine bright! Schedule your FREE consultation and examination today to get started on your way to a confident smile!