stunning smiles for adults

I am an adult in my forties that decided to get braces on my teeth, to finally get them the way I wanted them. Definitely a potentially awkward experience for an adult, but I can't say enough about Dr. Starling and his entire staff.  It made for a very professional, pain-free experience, and the results were top-notch.
John M.

It's your turn

We deliver nearly as many beautiful smiles for adults as we do children. Many of our adult treatments are specifically designed to have a limited impact on your lifestyle and appearance during your treatment journey.

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Treatment Options for Adults

We offer leading edge treatment using headgear-free orthodontics, space age wire technology, digital impressions (no mouth moulds), smaller sized braces, clear braces, faster treatment timelines, fewer visits, and spacer-free solutions in addition to the following…

Incognito® Lingual Braces

Dr. Starling is one of the top Incognito® providers in the United States and the #1 provider in the state of Tennessee. Completely hidden, this revolutionary treatment places wire braces on the back of your teeth. Fully customized to fit your teeth, you will achieve the smile of your dreams without anyone knowing.


Invisalign® creates beautifully straight teeth without braces by using a series of removable, and comfortable aligners – invisible to your friends, family and coworkers! Because Invisalign® clear aligners are removable, you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are much easier. Invisalign® provides a quicker, more flexible straight-teeth solution.

Clear/Ceramic Braces

As an alternative to more visible metal braces, ceramic or clear braces offer the same comprehensive and transformative benefits. However, the clear brackets or clear minimize the appearance of braces when you smile.

Standard Metal Braces

Conventional orthodontic treatment involving standard braces offers the most comprehensive approach to treating more complex issues ranging from crooked teeth to jaw and bite concerns. Dr. Starling uses smaller brackets, space age wire technology, and other advanced options to create beautifully straight smiles.

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)

T.A.D.s are very tiny anchors temporarily placed in the patient’s mouth to facilitate certain tooth movements. Using a small amount of topical anesthetic cream (no needles!), placement usually takes less than 5 minutes. When the planned movements are completed, these devices are then easily removed. T.A.D.s can help patients avoid jaw surgery, tooth extractions, headgear, restorative dentistry for missing teeth. They can also correct gummy smiles, a slanted smile, or erupted teeth.

Surgical Orthodontics

It is estimated that about 5% of Americans suffer from jaw issues that could be resolved with Orthognatic surgery. Whether you were born with a misaligned jaw or you had a serious trauma, corrective jaw surgery may be the best solution. Our goal with surgery is to correct functional problems resulting in improved chewing, speaking and breathing. However, it is common for patients to experience a dramatic enhancement of their overall appearance as their jaw is properly positioned.

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