It’s Not Too Late for a Confident Smile

At a certain point in adulthood, you begin to feel like it’s too late for a lot of things, but it’s not too late to get a confident smile. No one around Hoover, AL, is too old to benefit from adult orthodontic treatment. In fact, adults make up about one in four of all of our Backus Orthodontics patients. We are proud to be a part of creating generations of stunning smiles by utilizing our thorough understanding of facial development and tooth movement and the latest orthodontic treatment and braces technology. 

Dr. Jeff Backus takes pride in providing several orthodontic options that give the results you truly want without inconveniencing or disrupting your lifestyle. You have the choice of more aesthetic options like ceramic braces and Invisalign clear aligners to the traditional metal braces. Forget all the reasons you’ve been putting off your confident smile, and see why you should start your adult smile journey with Backus Orthodontics today. 

Aesthetics and the confidence of a perfect smile

Your smile depends significantly on your teeth, and a crooked smile or misaligned bite can leave you feeling less confident when you speak or smile. You may notice you shy away from personal conversations and avoid having your photo taken only to give a less-than-thrilled, lips-only grin when you can’t escape. Orthodontic treatment with one of our many braces options can help correct crooked teeth or spaces you’ve been self-conscious about for years. 

And, believe it or not, your teeth don’t stop moving as you become an adult. Teeth that were once straight and aligned in youth can and often do shift later in life. This movement, combined with normal wear from eating and such, can lead to jaw pain, trouble brushing, difficulty chewing, or abnormal wear on the surface of your teeth.

Improved overall health

Here at Backus Orthodontics, we believe that the essence of good health is helping people feel good about themselves. Orthodontic treatment is more than just straightening teeth. Orthodontics builds self-esteem and self-confidence and will:

  • Help prevent or improve periodontal problems
  • Help prevent or reduce further bone loss
  • Improve the function of your teeth

Braces are instrumental in correcting misaligned teeth and other dental issues that can lead to other common health problems like headaches, jaw pain, digestion issues, and even sleep apnea. They also require a little extra cleaning and care, which means your mouth will get better overall attention and maintenance. Having straight teeth can make this cleaning much less tricky as there will be less space for plaque and bacteria to build up, decreasing your chances of cavities, tooth decay, and even gum disease. 

Personalized Smile Service

We know the process of going to an orthodontist for treatment can be a little overwhelming, so you’ve probably looked into those mail-order aligners you’ve seen advertised lately. Don’t jump on the bandwagon just yet, though, it could cost you more in the long run. Your teeth are quite stubborn, and without knowing what’s actually going on below the gumline, you could spend time and money not getting the correction you were looking for, or worse, you could end up with more problems that could’ve been avoided with a simple examination and proper imaging. 

At Backus Orthodontics, we ensure your treatment is as custom and personalized as possible. From the initial examination, where we inspect your mouth and take digital scans and X-rays, to professional supervision every step of the way, you can be sure that your treatment is exactly what your mouth needs with no surprises. Whether you utilize only Invisalign or braces, or a combination of our options, your confident smile is worth the visit. 

Treatment Options for your needs

Think you’ll have to change up your lifestyle to get the smile of your dreams? Think again. Limited treatment options are a thing of the past, and our modern techniques and treatments mean you can continue being you while getting the most comfortable and effective smile transformation at the same time. Check out our treatment options!

It's Not Too Late for a Confident SmileConventional Metal Braces

Metal or traditional braces have been around for many decades and are the original powerhouses of orthodontic treatment. Thanks to technological advancements in orthodontics, today’s metal braces are smaller, lighter, and much more effective at significant adjustment needs than their bulky predecessors. 

Traditional metal braces work by attaching a metal bracket to the front sides of your teeth and securing those brackets together with an archwire. This archwire is held on by elastic ties that come in various colors for ultimate personalization. Every 6-8 weeks, your orthodontist adjusts the archwire to create slight but precise tooth movement for the desired outcome.

Clear Braces

Clear braces are a more aesthetic option to traditional metal braces. This ingenious option works just like metal braces, except this method swaps the metal brackets for clear or tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic brackets, making them virtually undetectable. Many teen patients have even found that bright-colored elastic ties can create an almost neon effect that really pops!


Clear aligners like Invisalign have gained popularity in the last decade as technology has made them more inconspicuous, efficient, and budget-friendly. Similar to the post-braces retainer trays they evolved from, Invisalign clear aligners fit comfortably over your teeth and with their progressive technology they are just as effective as traditional braces. With this anonymous treatment option, your smile is the only thing they’ll see. 

Invisalign for Teens

Here at Backus Orthodontics, we also offer Invisalign for Teens. This adolescent aligner option places an inconspicuous dot on the back of the aligners to help keep your teen accountable for their time wearing them. It also provides extra space for molars that have yet to erupt. 

Backus Orthodontics can give you the confident smile you deserve!

It's Not Too Late for a Confident SmileQuit putting off your moment and seize the smile that allows you to shine brightest with Backus Orthodontics. From the moment you contact our Hoover, Alabama, office to your final retainer check appointment, our goal at Backus Orthodontics is your complete satisfaction- no matter your age or smile needs. We want you to leave our office after every appointment knowing that you got the best possible care. 

With many years of experience in providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient, our talented team is ready to help your smile shine bright! Schedule your FREE consultation and examination today to get started on your way to a confident smile!