It’s true, braces and aligners are often associated with teenagers, but adults can take advantage of these treatments too! While there are some worries about getting braces as an adult, there are also many benefits that certainly make it worth it. 


We all need a beautifully straight smile that we can be confident about, whether you are a teenager or an adult. Here are our top five most frequently asked questions that you may have about adult braces. At Burke + Beckstrom Orthodontics, we want to help answer your questions so you can Smile Forward!


1 – What is the shortest treatment time for braces?


We’re not surprised that adults ask this question often, your time is valuable! With recent updates in orthodontic technology, we can shorten your treatment down to six months and possibly even less. Schedule an appointment with our office to see if you qualify for our ultra-short treatment time.


2 – What are the benefits of getting braces as an adult?


Having braces as an adult means more than just a straighter smile, it means an increase in confidence, better health, and fewer future dental issues. It has also been proven that adults with straight teeth are seen as more successful and attractive, which isn’t a bad side effect if you ask us!


3 – What are the side effects of adult braces?


The most common side effects that adults experience with braces is the common gum pain and general discomfort that come with teeth straightening. Dr. Burke or Dr. Beckstrom will be sure to explain any possible side effects that you might experience before you decide whether or not treatment is right for you.


4 – How much do braces cost?


That’s a great question, and we’re glad you asked! Each treatment plan is personalized so prices vary per patient. Because we’re the largest provider in Southern Utah, we’re happy to tell you that we don’t charge any extra for Invisalign treatment at our office. We also promise to have the most affordable financing to fit any budget. 


5 – When is it too late to get braces?


Most orthodontists agree that it is really never too late to get that smile you’ve always wanted! While it may be more ideal to get correction while you’re young, you can really get braces at any age. 


At Burke + Beckstrom Orthodontics, we specialize in treating adults and helping people like you get the smile that you deserve! We have our very own adults-only treatment center to help you have the best experience possible.