What Is Cosmetic Orthodontics?

While much of the care we provide at Koerich Orthodontics is for patients to help them with physical health concerns, making the teeth and gums easier to clean and reducing the risk for tooth decay and gum disease, it’s not the only treatment we offer.

We also help people create smiles they can be proud of. This kind of orthodontic care is called cosmetic orthodontics. 

What Is Cosmetic Orthodontics, And Why Do People Want It?

Cosmetic orthodontics is an orthodontic treatment provided to a patient who desires better teeth alignment but has no related health concerns. 

Unfortunately, your smile can affect more than just your physical health. Studies have shown that compared to those with straight teeth, people with crooked teeth have more difficulty making friends, getting dates, and receiving job offers after face-to-face interviews. This societal rejection, potentially paired with not liking what you see in the mirror, can lead to isolation, anxiety, and depression. 

People who seek cosmetic orthodontic treatment are typically trying to upgrade their quality of life by changing how others perceive them and how they feel about themselves. 

Does Koerich Orthodontics Have Cosmetic Treatment Options?

Yes! Technically, all of our treatment options could help you achieve the cosmetic alterations you want. Today, though, we’ll share the three options that we think cosmetic patients might find most appealing. The following choices allow patients to have stylish treatment with minimal to no disruption to their daily routine.


This company creates clear aligners that straighten the teeth by applying pressure. Each set of trays is custom-made with a personalized fit for every individual for maximum comfort, low visibility, and efficient treatment.

One of the most significant advantages of Invisalign for cosmetic patients is its removability. The trays must be removed for oral hygiene, tray maintenance, and eating and drinking anything other than water. Because of this, users don’t have to change their oral hygiene routine very much, and they don’t have any food restrictions. For patients with busy lifestyles, Invisalign offers freedom and flexibility as long as they can remember to wear the trays for twenty-two hours a day.

Clear Braces

Though an excellent treatment choice, clear aligners are not suitable for everyone. We also have clear braces for patients with more complex issues or who don’t want to remember to wear their orthodontic appliances.

Clear braces work almost identically to metal braces, with two key differences:

  • Clear braces use brackets made of a tooth-colored ceramic blend. This makes them much less noticeable than metal braces. When paired with matching ligatures (the elastics that hold the wires together), they create the illusion of clear braces. 
  • They are not as fragile as the word “ceramic” might suggest, but they are not as durable as their metal alternative. 

These braces give cosmetic patients with complex issues the subtle look they desire. And, if you change your mind and want a pop of color during treatment, you can create a neon-like effect with color ligatures!

InBrace Hidden Braces

If you want a little bit of everything—durability, discretion, and flexibility—InBrace Hidden Braces are for you!

These braces sit behind the teeth, so no one will see them unless you show them. Their Smartwire technology allows Dr. Lindsey Koerich and Dr. Leo Koerich to preprogram it to know what to do from start to finish, effectively eliminating tightening appointments. Since you will only need to come in for progress checkups, you’ll spend a lot less time in our waiting room and in our chair! Though we love seeing you at the office, we know you probably have other places you’d rather be.

Because they are braces, they can treat a wide range of orthodontic issues of various severity. Unlike other braces, however, they have a unique wavy wire that allows patients to eat, drink, and perform oral hygiene like normal. 

These are perfect for on-the-go patients who don’t want to make any compromises.

What Is Cosmetic Orthodontics?

Koerich Orthodontics Can Give You The Smile You Deserve!

Whether you seek orthodontic care for cosmetic results or stylish, subtle treatment options, Koerich Orthodontics has what you need for stunning results that you can be proud of.

With our multiple treatment options and excellent customer service from a personable, caring team, we know you’ll be glad you came to us for your orthodontic needs!

To learn more about us, our treatment options, or cosmetic orthodontics, contact us today! Our orthodontists would be happy to have a free consultation with you to discuss the options you qualify for and answer all your questions.

We love watching your smiles change over time, but what we love even more than that is seeing how your attitude toward your appearance changes alongside it. We can’t wait to see you, so reach out to us soon!