No matter when a patient decides to move forward with treatment, getting a straight smile is an exciting milestone. Although many adult patients feel anxious about starting treatment after their teen years, there are so many benefits to braces that make the experience worth it. Keep reading to learn all the reasons to get adult braces at Coppe & Sears. 

Shifting Teeth

After getting one’s braces removed, it is necessary to wear a retainer as directed by an orthodontist to maintain the results achieved with treatment. Usually, patients are asked to wear their retainer at night time for a long time after the braces are removed. Although this is a standard practice, many teenage patients forget to wear their retainers after getting their braces removed, which leads them to seek a second round of treatment as adults. 

It is important to remember that braces are not a permanent solution for any smile. Without the help of a retainer, a straight set of teeth could slide back into their old positions. The good news is that the second round of braces can give patients a second chance at a straight smile, which is why many adults seek treatment after their teenage years. 

Higher Self-Esteem 

As an adult, it is all too easy to discount the confidence boost that comes along with a straight smile, but this is one of the most important reasons to get orthodontic treatment! The cosmetic benefits of braces go a long way for most adult patients, making them happier, more secure, and more confident than ever. 

Many brides and grooms-to-be find that getting orthodontic treatment while planning their dream wedding makes them feel more confident on their wedding day. 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 tricks your brain into being happier – so braces really can make patients happier

Reasons to Get Adult BracesHealth Improvements

It comes as no surprise to most patients that oral health is the gateway to their overall health, and this fact is one of the main reasons adult orthodontics have become so popular. The alignment of an individual’s teeth and jaws – or lack thereof – is closely related to a wide range of health issues. Misalignment can be the source of jaw pain, headaches, digestive issues, or even sleep apnea. Fortunately, pursuing an orthodontic treatment plan can possibly help with these issues.  

Additionally, orthodontic treatment provides an added layer of focus to a patient’s current dental health plan. That means their teeth are likely to be clean and healthy, reducing the plaque buildup that can result in cavities, tooth decay, or even gum disease. 


At Coppe & Sears Orthodontics, we offer a range of payment options for all our patients, including flexible financing, insurance plan submissions, and a complimentary consultation so they can make the best choices for themselves and their oral health. 

Variety of Treatment Options

Many patients know that getting orthodontic treatment will make them happier with their smile but could worry about feeling self-conscious while wearing braces. At Coppe & Sears, we offer a wide range of discrete treatment options so that the path to a confident smile is a process in which anyone can feel confident.


This removable treatment option uses a series of clear trays that adjust teeth without wires or brackets. Because they are clear, this option allows the team to straighten patients’ teeth without attracting notice. By wearing these trays for 22 hours per day for 9-15 months, most adult patients see results in no time. 

Metal and Clear Braces

Most of our adult patients use clear aligners. We only use metal or clear braces in unusual circumstances.

Reasons to Get Adult BracesChoose Coppe & Sears

Getting orthodontic treatment as an adult requires a team of expert orthodontists with the experience to straighten teeth at any age. Our team at Coppe & Sears has what it takes to give our patients the happy, healthy, confident smiles they deserve.