7518 Hwy 70 S Suite A
Nashville, TN 37221
Your Nashville Orthodontist
Dr. Candice Coleman was born and raised in Seattle before making her way to Middle Tennessee. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Linfield College in McMinnville, OR, where she also played volleyball and lacrosse.
She went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, graduating in the top 10% of her class.
Dr. Candice held several leadership roles, including class president and national representative for the American Student Dental Association.
Dr. Candice then received her Orthodontic Certificate and Master of Dental Science from the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Candice is married to Dr. Burton Coleman, and Endodontist in Clarksville. They have four kids who keep them very busy.
Dr. Shawn Lehman-Grimes, or “Dr. Shawn,” as his patients call him, moved back to Middle Tennessee in 2005 after completing his orthodontic training.
He’s a graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy, Emory University, and the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry.
Dr. Shawn has a sharp focus on helping his profession by staying very active in dental and orthodontic organizations.
Dr. Shawn supports the community by sponsoring numerous youth sports leagues, speaking at local schools, and participating in fundraising endeavors.
In his free time- who are we kidding? With young children, there is no free time! When not cheering for the Nashville Predators, you can find Dr. Shawn and his wife at ballet or swim class.
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. The metal or ceramic brackets, which are connected to by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics, are attached to your teeth. Regular adjustments with our doctors will help these parts work together to gently apply pressure to your teeth. This pressure will gradually move your teeth into the desired position.
Nashville braces from About Faces & Braces Orthodontics are a great choice to get a correction that looks great for both simple or complex teeth issues. Nashville braces are also a cost-effective option for patients on a budget. Plus, since they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time can be slightly reduced. Braces also don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can.
Invisalign is an incredibly popular option for both patients and orthodontists and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces. The Nashville Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment instead of brackets and bands.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps the teeth moving in the right direction! If you don’t wear your aligners as directed you may see unwanted results such as slower treatment or a lack of results altogether. Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment for them to do their job.
A free consultation with About Faces & Braces Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign. Invisalign is at its most effective when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues, and may not be the best option for patients with especially complex cases.
Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
Our skilled doctors and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see. When you visit our office for a complimentary consultation, you’ll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!
To learn more about Nashville orthodontics, click here to schedule your free consultation with About Faces & Braces Orthodontics.