Your Guide To Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Did you know that nearly one in four patients at Kovacs Orthodontics is an adult? Thanks in part to an improving understanding of the importance of oral health, changing social perceptions, and an increasing range of affordable treatment options, more adults than ever have been choosing to improve their oral health with orthodontics. Here at Kovacs Orthodontics, we’re proud to create beautiful smiles for patients of all ages in Billings, Miles City, and the surrounding communities. If you’ve spent years of your life feeling unhappy with how your teeth look, feel, or function, we’ve got good news: it’s never too late to achieve a healthier, more confident smile! To learn more about the customized orthodontic care available in adulthood, keep reading below.

Why is orthodontics becoming more popular with adults? 

Most of our adolescent patients are undergoing orthodontic treatment because their parents have chosen it for them after consulting with Dr. Kovacs. Younger patients are certainly able to understand the importance of treatment and most are thrilled with the final results! However, the truth is that adults will often have a better understanding of how a healthier smile can positively impact their lives. 

Adults also tend to be more aware of the ways our oral health can impact our total body health. This leads many of them to seek out dental or orthodontic treatment that will keep their teeth and gums in the best possible shape! As an adult patient, you’ll be able to truly grasp how orthodontic treatment is an investment of your time and finances that will pay off with a beautiful smile, improved health, and increased self-confidence.

Improving your oral health with orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment is incredibly effective at straightening teeth, but the benefits don’t stop there! Crooked or crowded teeth can make it difficult to brush and floss effectively, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Misalignment can also cause excess wear on the teeth and enamel, which may lead to chronic headaches, jaw aches, and pain in the face and neck. 

Orthodontic treatment will help reduce or eliminate these symptoms. Not only that, but braces and aligners can protect you from serious oral health problems in the future! This can mean serious financial savings down the line, which is something that anyone can get excited about!

Your Guide To Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Treatment that won’t break the bank

There’s never been a better time to be an orthodontic patient! Achieving a confident smile is more affordable than ever, thanks to a variety of innovative treatment options. Kovacs Orthodontics offers flexible payment options to suit every budget, including interest-free installment plans. Multiple family discounts may also apply. 

For your convenience, we accept most credit and debit cards. We can even set monthly auto payments up from your bank! If you have a Flexible or Health Savings Account or insurance coverage, we’ll be sure to take this into account as well. We’ll even help you file any claims if you intend on using insurance to cover your treatment. And don’t worry—we’ll make sure you understand every fee included in your treatment plan before we move forward with fitting you for braces or aligners. 

Treatment options for every lifestyle

Not so long ago, there weren’t many choices for anyone looking to improve their smile. Today we have multiple ways to align the teeth and jaws! Our practice is proud to offer the following treatment options for your smile transformation.


This innovative system needs no brackets and wires to move your teeth! Instead, Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to help patients achieve a healthier smile. These customized aligners are completely removable, offering patients an extra measure of freedom and flexibility they love. 

Invisalign aligners are designed to be switched out with the next aligner in the series every 1-2 weeks to keep up with the movement of the teeth, so patient compliance is an essential part of Invisalign treatment. You’ll have to make sure to wear the aligners for 20-22 hours per day throughout your adjustment process as well. When worn as directed, Invisalign can be just as efficient as braces at treating many of the most common orthodontic issues.

Metal braces

Traditional metal braces are the most widely used orthodontic appliance for a reason—they have a proven track record of successfully correcting a wide range of orthodontic issues. Though they’ve been around for a long time now, braces have undergone a major makeover in recent years. They’re far more comfortable, effective, and aesthetically pleasing than previous designs were! 

Metal braces are one of our most cost-efficient options and can be particularly useful in cases that are complex or severe. 

Clear braces

Sometimes called ceramic braces, these function in the same way metal braces do but come with the added benefit of clear brackets. When paired with clear, white, or tooth-colored bands, they’re an incredibly subtle way to straighten the teeth! Because they’re far less visible than their metal counterparts, clear braces are popular with image-conscious teens and adults. 

The ceramic brackets are slightly larger and a bit more brittle than the metal ones, so we tend to use them on the upper front teeth more often than the lower teeth.

Your Guide To Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Get a smile you can’t wait to show off with Kovacs Orthodontics

Every treatment option will have its own list of pros and cons, and not every treatment will be suitable for every patient. Working with experienced orthodontists like Dr. Kovacs guarantees you’ll receive only the best treatment for your unique smile!  

If you’ve been waiting a lifetime to take the first step towards a healthier smile, the last thing you want is cookie-cutter treatment. Our team creates individualized treatment plans for each patient, building a plan that’s based on your specific needs, lifestyle, and goals. 

Our goal is to give you a rewarding and stress-free experience, from your first visit to your last. We want you to feel right at home from the moment you walk through our door and work hard to provide patients with a warm and welcoming environment. 

Are you ready to get started on the confident smile you deserve? Get in touch today to schedule a FREE consultation at our offices in Billings and Miles City!