Adult Braces Specialist

Brendan D. Smith, DDS, MS -  - Orthodontist

Freedom Orthodontics

Brendan D. Smith, DDS, MS

Orthodontist located in Cedar Park, TX

It’s never too late to straighten your teeth, and there’s no better way to do it than with braces. Brendan Smith, DDS, MS, offers high-quality adult braces at Freedom Orthodontics in Cedar Park, Texas. If you want more information on how adult braces can improve your smile, schedule a visit today by phone or book an appointment online.

Adult Braces Q&A

What are adult braces?

Adult braces are just what they sound like: braces for adults. Just because you never had orthodontic treatment as a child doesn’t mean that it’s too late to straighten your smile. Dr. Smith has helped many adults get straighter and healthier smiles with adult braces.

Because of the advances in orthodontic technology, you might actually find that it’s easier to straighten your teeth today than it would have been if you had done it as a child.

Adults today can choose from a wide range of treatment types, like traditional metal braces, braces with tooth-colored brackets, and Invisalign®.

What are some of the reasons adults get braces?

If you never had braces as a child, you might have developed an orthodontic condition that never resolved. Some concerns that Dr. Smith has treated with adult braces include:

Overbite
Underbite
Crooked teeth
Misaligned jaw

Malocclusions and misaligned teeth can also lead to other oral health concerns, like tooth decay, gum disease, and difficulty chewing.

It can also lead to general health concerns, as well, like headaches and earaches. If you want to treat these conditions and improve your quality of life, then adult braces are for you.

Even if you had braces as a kid, it might benefit you to get adult braces. In some cases, orthodontic issues from childhood can come back, especially if you weren’t diligent about wearing your retainer.

In addition, if you’ve recently experienced physical trauma that’s changed the alignment of your teeth, adult braces can help restore your oral health.

How are adult braces unique?

The main difference between treating adults and children is the fact that your jawbone stops developing past a certain age in young adulthood. Because the jawbone of younger people is still in flux, it can be a bit easier to treat their orthodontic condition.

But just because your jawbone has stopped growing doesn’t mean that you can’t straighten your smile with adult braces. In fact, Dr. Smith and his wife both had adult braces, and their beautiful and healthy smiles are a testament to the fact that the treatment works.

Dr. Smith looks forward to using his unique perspective to help you navigate your orthodontic treatment and get the best results from adult braces. To learn more, schedule a consultation at Freedom Orthodontics today by calling the office or booking online.