Personalized Care Makes All the Difference Here's Why Cowan & Whitaker Orthodontics Is the Best Expert Training Dr. Cowan is an orthodontist. Orthodontists are dentists first. Out of 100 dental school graduates, on average, only six go on to become orthodontists. To practice orthodontics, Dr. Cowan spent 11 years in training (four years of college, four years of dental school, and three years of orthodontics residency). The orthodontic student spends three years learning the skills needed to manage tooth movement and to guide facial development. This training allows with Dr. Cowan’s commitment to personalized treatment means that you’ll get the best smile possible. Not only is he an expert, but Dr. Cowan even teaches other orthodontists! Personalized Service From the moment you contact our office to your final retainer check appointment, our goal is your complete satisfaction. Dr. Cowan will review your photos and X-rays to find the best way to treat your individual needs. Then you’ll choose the type of braces you want. Our goal is not just to give you the smile of your dreams, but we want you to leave our office after every appointment knowing that you got the best possible care. Comfortable Treatments Gone are the days of painful headgear, clunky bands on every tooth, and overly tight stainless steel wires. Today's orthodontic treatment is much more comfortable than it used to be. This is because of shape-memory NiTi wires. With the same technology that NASA uses, NiTi wires exert a continuous force against the teeth to move them in the right direction. This gets rid of the need for wire tightening. This means you spend less time in braces, and the time you do spend is more comfortable. At Cowan & Whitaker Orthodontics, we want your journey to a straight smile as comfortable as possible. Flexible Payments Everyone dreams of a medical office that takes pride in flexibility. Yes, we offer flexible appointment scheduling and flexible treatment options, but we also offer flexible payment options. This means that after we have determined your insurance coverage and filed it for you, we will sit down and come up with a monthly payment plan that fits your budget. We also offer discounts to patients who can pay in full on the front end. Modern Techniques Dr. Cowan is up-to-date on the latest in orthodontic treatment and braces technology. Cowan Orthodontics is the location for modern orthodontic treatment. We offer aesthetic options like ceramic braces and Invisalign. We also use mini implants and diode laser for faster and more efficient tooth movement and treatment times. Convenient Location Our Tuscaloosa Office is positioned right in the heart of Tuscaloosa. That means great orthodontic care is only a few minutes from your home, work, or school. You won't have to wait long at your appointment, either. Our average wait time is only four minutes.