Reasons to Get Adult Braces

As orthodontic treatment options become more comfortable and advanced, more and more adults are adding “get braces” to their to-do list! In fact, one in five Kottemann Orthodontics patients is over the age of 18. Although you may think that the only reason to get braces is for cosmetics, there are many reasons to get adult braces at our office in Chaska, Maple Grove, Orono, or Plymouth. From confidence to affordability, adult braces have more benefits than ever. 

Keep reading to learn more!

Braces Boost Your Overall Health

Your mouth is one of your first lines of defense to protect your total health. For many adults suffering from a wide range of health issues like jaw pain, headaches, digestive problems, or even sleep apnea, choosing to get braces is the best solution to give them the relief they need. 

For example, have you ever felt that clicking sensation in your jaw when you yawn or chew your food? You aren’t alone. The misalignment of your teeth and jaws that causes Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) can affect your ability to chew, swallow, and digest your food properly, leading to additional health issues down the road such as acid reflux and headaches. By implementing an orthodontic treatment plan, Dr. William, Dr. Kraig, Dr. Scott, and Dr. Alisha can help you fix these issues at the root. 

Additionally, the extra attention that you and your orthodontist will be paying to your teeth will keep them healthier over time, reducing the plaque buildup that can result in cavities, tooth decay, or even gum disease. 

Braces Can Give You a Smile Tune-Up

One of the most common reasons Dr. William, Dr. Kraig, Dr. Scott, and Dr. Alisha meet with adults patients is that they forgot to wear their retainer when they were younger, and now their smiles are more crooked than they’d like. 

Many adults that come in for a consultation with our doctors notice that their teeth have shifted since their teenage years. If you feel your teeth aren’t as straight as they used to be, don’t worry! Braces are not permanent solutions, and without proper care, you may see a backslide in results.

Sound like you? You may benefit from a smile tune-up at Kottemann Orthodontics! 

Reasons to Get Adult Braces

Braces Can Give You More Confidence

As an adult, it is all too easy to discount the simple benefit of a confidence boost that comes along with straightening your smile, but don’t do yourself a disservice! There are many reasons that the cosmetic benefits of braces will impact your life for the better, making them well worth the investment. 

Many brides and grooms-to-be find that getting braces while planning their dream wedding makes them feel more confident that their wedding day will be the happiest day of their lives. We hear stories about patients whose work lives have been more successful with the confidence boost their new smile gives them. Even a psychological theory called the facial feedback hypothesis tells us that smiling more tricks your brain into being happier – so braces really can make you happier!

Treatment Comes in a Variety of Options

Maybe you know that getting braces will make you happier with your smile, but you’re worried about feeling self-conscious while the braces are on. We hear you. At Kottemann Orthodontics, we offer a wide range of discrete treatment options so that the path to a confident smile is paved with a process you can be confident in.


Our clear aligner treatment is an excellent option for adult patients looking to straighten their smile without the bulky brackets and wires of braces. Using a series of clear plastic trays custom-made to fit your unique smile, clear aligners straighten your teeth with comfort and ease.  

Clear Braces

This option uses a system of ceramic brackets and wires that match your teeth to make for a less-noticeable treatment plan.Clear braces work the same way as metal braces. The difference is that clear braces use white ceramic brackets that blend in with the color of your teeth and provide a less noticeable appearance. This plan bodes especially well if you are an aesthetic-minded individual who wants to balance cost with discretion.

Traditional Metal Braces

Because metal braces are typically the most cost and time-effective option, many adults take this traditional route to a straighter smile. In this method, brackets are secured to your teeth using a special glue, and by tightening the connecting wires with a gentle and steady pressure, your teeth will gradually shift in line. 

Kottemann Orthodontics Braces Are Affordable

Everyone deserves the power of a confident smile, and money should never be the reason you feel you can’t get braces. Keep in mind that the total cost of treatment depends on your unique needs, however, our payment plans make all kinds of treatment affordable. 

At Kottemann Orthodontics, we offer a range of payment options and accept most major insurance plans. You can visit our office for a FREE, no-pressure consultation before you start treatment, and we even provide a discount to families who all start treatment together!

Orthodontic care is also a preventative measure. However, for future health concerns that may arise, caring for your teeth now may save you boatloads of money in the future – and that’s an investment worth its weight. 

Reasons to Get Adult Braces

Change Your Smile, Change Your Life!

It’s astounding what a new smile can do for your life! Our doctors have years of experience transforming crooked teeth into straight smiles that patients adore. No matter your age, you deserve the confidence of a happy grin, and we’re here to help give that to you. 

To get started on your smile journey, schedule your free consultation in Chaska, Maple Grove, Orono, or Plymouth today!