Braces Austin 2021

Start Your New Year on the Path to a New Smile

Austin, TX – 2021 is finally upon us, and that means you’ve probably made a New Year’s resolution or two. If you’ve been hiding a smile that is less than ideal or if you’ve been wanting to refresh your smile, Dr. Silvana Gonzalez of Pure Smiles Orthodontics has the solution for that resolution!

“What better way to start the New Year than by starting yourself on the path to a new, healthier smile,” says Dr. Gonzalez. “Orthodontic treatment can be used to perfect smiles and bites on patients of all ages, and the best part is – this resolution will have a lasting impact on your life.”

It’s never too late to get the smile of your dreams. Because the science behind moving teeth is the same at any age, you can get a gorgeously straight and properly aligned smile whether you are 12 or 62. Because orthodontic treatment has advanced so much in recent years, treatment is easier, more comfortable and effective than ever before. 

If you’re an adult who has spent your life hiding a smile that is crooked, crowded or otherwise misaligned, chances are good you’ve dealt with other dental issues, as well. That’s because crooked and crowded teeth are harder to keep clean, which makes it easier for decay and gum disease to take hold. An improperly aligned bite can also lead to problems, such as TMJ issues, and can lead to chipping, cracking or breaking teeth.

There are a few things to consider when seeking out orthodontic treatment as an adult. Treatment can take a little bit longer for adult patients. That’s because the bone tissue is slightly denser, and we don’t have the benefit of a jaw that is still growing. Adults may also have other issues, such as decay, implants, bridges, etc. that can make treatment slightly more complicated. No matter what issue you are facing, Dr. Gonzalez will be able to provide you with the smile of your dreams.

“I know that many adults may be hesitant to begin orthodontic treatment because they may worry how treatment may impact their daily lives,” says Dr. Gonzalez. “Gone are the days of metal mouth brace faces – while metal braces are still commonly used, the brackets are much sleeker and more efficient than ever before. But we also have a host of more aesthetically pleasing options for older patient to choose from, such as clear braces or Invisalign.”

Many patients who have more mild to moderate malocclusions love Invisalign clear aligners. This treatment consists of a series of aligners that are made of smooth, clear plastic. Each aligner set is perfectly calibrated to achieve a certain movement. They are clear, comfortable and removable. That means you don’t have to worry about people noticing them in your mouth, and you don’t have to make any changes to your diet or oral care routine. 

More adults than ever before are turning to orthodontic treatment – in fact, nearly one in five orthodontic patients today is over the age of 18. You can make 2021 the year you take back your smile and discover the power orthodontic treatment can have on your oral health and your self-esteem. Call Pure Smiles Orthodontics today at 512-518-0217 or visit to schedule your free consultation.