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Choosing Braces While Going to College

Your college years are a great time to get braces. College is a major transition in your life and what better way to enter into this new journey, than by achieving the smile you’ve always wanted!

If you’ve been considering straightening your smile, it’s important to know that it’s never too late to achieve the smile of your dreams. We have a range of options to correct your smile for people of all ages. From traditional metal braces to MyClearALIGN! clear aligners, we have an option to suit your orthodontic needs and your lifestyle.

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Whether you are just beginning college, or you are an upperclassman finishing up your degree, there are many benefits to orthodontic treatment.

  • Improve oral hygiene. Although orthodontic treatment will improve the look of your smile, orthodontic treatment’s ultimate goal is to make the teeth healthier. By straightening teeth, you can brush and floss them more effectively, making oral hygiene easier and lowering your risk for dental decay.
  • Lessen the risk of other dental problems. With braces, your upper and lower jaw will be aligned in a way that does not place a strain on the related ligaments, muscles, bones, and nerves. With a properly aligned bite, you can also avoid uneven wear on the teeth.
  • Increase confidence. As you go through college and earn your degree, you will begin interviewing for jobs within your chosen career field. You’ve honed your skills and earned your education, so don’t let your self-consciousness about your smile hold you back. If you lack confidence due to your smile, it’s important to look into your options to correct it and regain your confidence.

Orthodontic Treatment Options that Suit Your Lifestyle

At MyOrthodontist, we strive to provide our patients with a variety of options to help them achieve the smile of their dreams.

Traditional metal braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces. And with advances in dental technology, metal braces are more comfortable than ever. Made from high-grade stainless steel, metal braces are durable and effective.

Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces are more discreet than metal braces. These types of adult braces are made from tooth-colored ceramic material, so they blend in with your teeth.

Ceramic braces require more attention to oral care because these types of braces are larger and less durable than metal braces. The team typically uses ceramic braces on the upper front teeth.


MyOrthodontist is now offering a patent-pending Clear Aligner solution called MyCLEARAlign! which when paired with a Dental Monitoring Scan Box, allows you to be treated almost entirely remotely under the direct care of one of our licensed orthodontists. The most advanced care managed conveniently to your busy schedule.


Invisalign uses flexible, clear plastic aligner trays that focus on your alignment and bite concerns and needs, to swiftly correct any issues you have. In addition, the innovative align trays are custom fabricated to your teeth to ensure a perfect fit every step of the way.

With Invisalign clear aligners it usually takes 8-12 months to fix most alignment issues, but every individual is different and complex issues may take a bit longer to fix. Treatment and results will vary for each person and their concerns.

Get a Healthier, More Confident Smile Today!

At MyOrthodontist, we provide cutting-edge orthodontic treatment to patients in Burgaw, Cary, Chapel Hill, Concord, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Mount Airy, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford, and Wake Forest.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment and learn more about our orthodontic treatment options.

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