Adult Braces: It’s Not Too Late to Get a Confident Smile

Picture this: Sarah is a 28-year-old practicing attorney who just got engaged to her fiance, John. Sarah’s parents got her braces when she was 13, but she only wore her retainer for a few months after treatment. As a result, her bottom teeth shifted out of line, and she’s self-conscious about her smile, especially now that she’s planning a wedding! 

Fortunately, Sarah decided to add adult braces to her wedding planning to-do list. In just under a year, Sarah’s got the wedding-ready smile she loves and the confidence to match just in time to make her way to the altar. 

Many adults feel self-conscious about their smiles, but Cowan & Whitaker Orthodontics has the solution to put these feelings to rest. With new treatment options and so many benefits, it’s never too late to get a confident smile with adult braces!

Adult Braces: It's Not Too Late to Get a Confident Smile

Reasons to Get Adult Braces

One in every five patients at Cowan & Whitaker Orthodontics is an adult, and it’s no wonder why! There are so many reasons to get adult braces

Higher Confidence: Cosmetics aren’t the only reason to get braces as an adult, but Dr. Cowan and Dr. Whitaker’s patients love the confidence boost they get when we reveal their brand-new smiles. Straight teeth can improve the look and feel of your smile and can even address issues like facial asymmetry or “weak chin,” an overbite issue that causes your chin to recede into your neckline. By fixing these orthodontic problems through treatment, you’ll look and feel more attractive and confident in no time. 

Cleaner Teeth: We all know how important it is to brush twice a day to keep the cavities away, but most people don’t know that crooked teeth can increase the risk of cavities for even the most frequent brusher. Because cavity-causing plaque thrives in the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth, it loves misaligned teeth. However, by straightening your smile, you’ll decrease the surface area for plaque buildup and enjoy a happier, cleaner smile overall. 

Invisible Treatment Options: Traditional braces aren’t the only way to straighten your smile anymore. Cowan & Whitaker Orthodontics offers two discrete alternatives that make treatment nearly invisible. Try clear braces or Invisalign to get the straight smile you deserve without the bulky brackets and wires of traditional braces. 

Better Digestion: You might be surprised to find that there is a major link between crooked or crowded teeth and digestive problems. Misaligned teeth can make chewing difficult, and improper chewing can wreak havoc on your stomach. Orthodontic treatment can clear up these issues, so you look better and feel better.

Prevent Bone Erosion: Because your teeth apply pressure on your jaws, this pressure stimulates bone growth. If your teeth are misaligned, however, this could leave you with uneven bone growth, which could cause weak areas in your jaw that might hurt you down the road. Straightening your teeth ensures that your jaws stay healthy and strong, helping you avoid erosion and keep your beautiful smile for years to come. 

Adult Braces: It's Not Too Late to Get a Confident Smile

Personalized Care Makes All the Difference

Adult braces can feel intimidating at first, but the benefits speak for themselves. At Cowan & Whitaker Orthodontics, you’ll get the treatment you need to give you the confidence you deserve, so don’t wait! Schedule your free consultation in Tuscaloosa today!

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