Posts for category: Clear Braces

By Suter Orthodontics
February 09, 2015
Category: Clear Braces
Tags: invisalign  

InvisalignBoth children and adults may have teeth that don't bite together correctly or are crowded, crooked, and overlapping. Upper and lower jaws may be misaligned. Don not fear, this is where state of the art orthodontics comes in. This branch of dentistry uses braces to help bring teeth into the proper alignment which nature intended, helping the child or the adult:

  • speak and eat properly
  • have teeth that wear evenly over the years
  • feel confident in how they look when they smile

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children be screened by an orthodontist, a dentist who has had specialized training in re-aligning teeth, by age 7 to catch any issues early on and to plan treatment if necessary. Many adults, too, think about braces because they are dissatisfied with previous orthodontic correction or have never sought a change in how their smiles look and function.

What Kind of Braces Are Used Today?

Traditional metal bracket and wire braces are still the most common kind used on children, teenagers and adults. Durable and cost-sparing, metal braces successfully address many kinds of alignment and correction issues. Brackets are bonded or cemented directly to the teeth, may have colored ligatures or rubber bands and are connected by arch wires. Together with the laws of physics, these appliances apply pressure gradually over time to move teeth to a healthier and more attractive position. Some orthodontists and patients opt for tooth-colored ceramic brackets which less obvious but accomplish the same treatment goals.

Some dentists use clear plastic braces, more accurately termed aligners, for teens and adults who require minimal correction to their smiles. Aligners are not used on children. These plastic braces resemble the trays used in dental whitening procedures. The aligners are removable, worn by the patient most of the day and taken out for meals and brushing and flossing. Aligners are changed out every 2 to 3 weeks as the teeth are moved into a more favorable position. Typical treatment times range from 9 to 18 months.

Are Clear Braces Right For You?

A consultation with an experienced dentist or orthodontist can help answer the question. Together, doctor and patient should discuss what can be expected from orthodontic treatment. The advantage to clear braces is that they are almost invisible, a characteristic that appeals to teens and to many adults as well. However, clear aligners are not appropriate for more complex orthodontic problems. Traditional metal braces can work for both the simplest to the most difficult of tooth alignment and bite issues.

Consult an Experienced Orthodontist

Scott Suter, DDS MS, PC, knows that a healthy and properly aligned smile boosts the self-confidence of any individual, whether it be child, teen or adult. He has many years of orthodontic experience in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area and will help you achieve the beautiful smile you have always wanted for you or your child. For a consultation, call Suter Orthodontics at 719-550-0222.

Most people think they could never feel confident while wearing braces, but modern orthodonticclear braces treatment puts that thought to rest. The advantage of getting clear braces is the fact that your orthodontia is barely noticeable, and you will be thankful for the final results. It takes some time for teeth to shift into their proper place, but they will get there. Different teeth call for different wear time, but there are two things braces wearers can agree on when it comes to clear braces.

Always photogenic

With clear braces, you will always be ready for pictures. Photos with friends and family won’t be a time of insecurity but something to truly smile about. Clear braces are tooth-colored, so you will notice that they easily blend in with your teeth. Preteens, teens and adults can all discreetly correct their smiles.

Better results without the hassle

For moderate to severe malocclusion cases, traditional and clear braces can get your teeth as straight as they can get. Invisalign and other plastic aligners aren’t meant to fix vertical problems or severely rotated teeth; thus, you might still have bite issues after treatment is over. Trust clear and, invisible braces in Colorado Springs, to do the best job possible.
With clear braces, you don’t have to worry about the hassle. At Scott Suter D.D.S., M.S., P.C., Dr. Suter manages all of your orthodontic needs. You just need to sit back in the dental chair and let Dr. Suter track your treatment. Plus, clear braces are always attached to your teeth, so you don’t run the risk of losing them like aligners. Clear braces, in Colorado Springs, are the clear alternative to traditional braces, and they boast some of the best results!