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Braces in Wake Forest and Clayton, NC

You are on your way to achieving a beautiful, healthy smile with Vinson Orthodontics. We offer flexible payment plans on treatment options that provide stunning results.

Schedule your complimentary exam today to discover the best treatment for your needs!

How Do Braces Work to Straighten Teeth?

Braces work by applying gentle pressure to your teeth. The bones and muscles in your mouth gradually move into the desired position, resulting in a beautifully straight smile!

Dr. Vinson helps you find the right treatment option by conducting an exam, taking X-ray and iTero scans of your teeth, and providing you with a clinical diagnosis. The Vinson Orthodontics team will support you during your treatment to ensure you get the most from your braces!

Learn how braces can give you a lifetime of oral health when you schedule your complimentary consultation!

a teenage girl with glasses smiling to show off her braces

Benefits of Braces

Braces provide major benefits to people seeking a healthy, beautiful smile. Not only will your smile look great, but you will also prevent long-term health issues caused by orthodontic problems. Improving your oral health can also boost your confidence and make you eager to share your smile with the world!

Getting braces can help improve your overall health by:

Advancements in braces technology give you many treatment options that fit your lifestyle, needs, and budget. Whether you choose Damon Braces, Invisalign®, or metal braces, you can trust that you are getting the best braces care in Wake Forest and Clayton!

Types of Braces We Offer

Today’s braces range from colorful to nearly invisible! At Vinson Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on offering the most cutting-edge treatments available.

Take a look at all the treatments we offer:

Damon® System Braces

Damon® System Braces are a discreet, comfortable treatment option. Damon Braces use an innovative “self-ligating” technology to hold the archwire on the brackets, meaning you don’t need elastic rubber bands. This system minimizes the pressure on your teeth and reduces the number of check-in visits during your treatment.

Damon® System Braces benefits include:

a typodont model with traditional metal braces
Damon clear braces on a dental model

Damon® Clear Braces

Damon® Clear Braces advances the ingenious Damon Braces design by using ceramic brackets that make them virtually invisible. Damon Clear Braces offer a low-profile treatment that is strong and efficient.

Damon® Clear Braces offer the same benefits as Damon System Braces plus:


Invisalign is a revolutionary braces system that uses a series of customized, clear aligner trays that move your teeth into position. The trays are removable, so you can eat what you like and clean your teeth with ease.

Invisalign benefits include:

As a Top 1% Diamond Invisalign provider, Dr. Vinson has helped many people in Wake Forest and Clayton achieve stunning results.

Schedule your complimentary consultation to discuss your orthodontic goals and review your treatment options!

a typodont model with invisalign clear aligners

Who is a Good Candidate for Braces Treatment?

Braces can elevate your smile and improve your overall health! The braces we offer can help treat:

Crooked teeth

Crowded teeth

Gapped teeth



Open bite

Every patient has unique needs. The first step to getting the right treatment is scheduling a complimentary consultation. During the consultation, our wonderful team will give you an office tour, conduct an exam, discuss your treatment options, and review payment plans.

Cleaning & Caring for Braces

Cleaning your braces and teeth during treatment will help you get the best results. Food particles and bacteria can build on your appliances, increasing the chance of cavities and gum disease. Proper maintenance includes:


Brushing after eating meals and snacks will remove debris from your brackets and teeth. Brushing will also prevent clear braces from staining. You can also use an interdental toothbrush to clean beneath your wires and around your brackets. Remember to brush gently to avoid damaging your braces.


Flossing at least once a day will help clear the debris you can’t get with a toothbrush. Carefully thread the floss under your wire and pull the floss between your teeth. Using a floss threader can make it easier to place the floss around the wires.


Rinsing with mouthwash will reduce the bacteria that collects around your brackets. If you can’t brush after eating, rinsing with warm water can help clear food particles from your teeth. You can also rinse with Peroxyl to decrease irritation and inflammation from wearing braces.

Cleaning appliances

Invisalign aligner trays can also collect food particles and bacteria. You can soak the trays in an aligner cleaning solution 3 times a week or gently clean them with a toothbrush and antibacterial soap.

How Much Do Braces Cost?

The total cost of braces depends on various factors, including:

The average cost of braces can range from $1,200–$6,500. Providing quality treatment at an affordable price is our top priority. That’s why we offer family discounts and interest-free financing. We also accept insurance and flexible payment plans. 

During your free consultation, we will discuss the overall costs and review your payment options.

Get the Best Braces Care in Wake Forest and Clayton!

It’s always a good idea to invest in the long-term health of your smile! You will feel better, look great, and set yourself up for a lifetime of oral health.

We can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted! Call us at 919-359-1904 or book your appointment online to get started 

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Frequently Asked Question

Nope! Adults make up a quarter of orthodontic patients, and for good reason. While a dazzling smile is a perk, braces boost confidence, improve oral health, and even benefit overall well-being. While the “golden age” for braces is 9-14 (when bones are more flexible), adults can still achieve amazing results, just with a bit more time.

We’ll start by prepping your teeth with a special solution to ensure the brackets bond securely. Next, depending on your chosen style, tiny brackets get attached to the front of your teeth. Finally, archwires are threaded through the brackets, gently guiding your teeth into their new positions. Before you head out, our team will equip you with all the knowledge you need to care for your braces, including an ortho starter kit, yummy food swaps, and expert brushing and flossing techniques.

While everyone’s journey is unique, treatment typically lasts 6-30 months, with most smiles beaming after 22 months. It’s all about your individual needs and how your teeth respond to treatment.

Your orthodontist will use a tool to carefully remove the bonding material from your teeth, like peeling off tiny stickers. Then, they’ll say goodbye to the remaining glue and polish your teeth. It’s easy and usually pretty quick.

Maintaining great oral hygiene is crucial during your braces journey! Brushing four times a day is recommended: after each meal and before bed. We’ll show you the best techniques to brush around your braces for thorough cleaning.

Additionally, flossing effectively with braces takes extra care, and we’ll demonstrate the method using special tools that make it easier. Remember, good oral hygiene keeps your smile healthy and treatment progressing smoothly!

Scheduling your regular dental checkups and cleanings twice a year is recommended throughout your orthodontic treatment. While your orthodontist focuses on aligning your teeth, your dentist ensures optimal oral health. They can detect and address issues like cavities, gum disease, and toothaches, which fall outside the orthodontist’s scope.

Your existing crowns, veneers, and fillings are usually fine with braces! As long as they’re in good condition, precise techniques are used to securely attach the braces without harming them. After treatment, your orthodontist will carefully remove the braces to minimize any risk of damage to your restorations.

At first, singing and playing instruments might feel odd with braces, but practice makes perfect! Your music teachers probably have experience helping people with braces, and they can give you tips. You can also use orthodontic wax on your braces to reduce any friction behind your lips and cheeks. Enjoying sports is totally safe, just remember to wear a mouthguard to protect your smile and braces!

When getting your braces adjusted, you may feel some tenderness for a few days. Don’t worry, it’s temporary! Warm salt rinses, over-the-counter pain relievers, and cold treats like ice cream can ease the discomfort.

Usually, you will only need to come in every 6-8 weeks for a braces adjustment.