By Suter Orthodontics
January 23, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: orthodontics  

If you visit an orthodontist's office, you'll find a wide range of people of all ages and from all walks of life in the waiting room. Many people find it beneficial to get braces, even well into adulthood. In fact, an increased percentage of adult dental patients are opting for braces according to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists. So what exactly are the benefits of orthodontics? Learn more from Scott Suter D.D.S., a popular Colorado Springs dentist who provides quality orthodontic services to his patients.

Straightened Smile
When you think of the perfect smile that usually brings forth visions of straight white teeth all sitting perfectly in a row from front to back. Orthodontia helps to shift your teeth into that even and straightened position using metal braces, wires and rubber bands. A treatment plan is designed to gently move the teeth into the ideal position to achieve that “perfect” appearance. 

Bite Correction
If you have an overbite or an underbite, your Colorado Springs dentist will usually recommend orthodontics as the best bet for correcting your smile. The way that you bite and the position of your jawline can affect both the shape of your face and the way that you chew your food. So orthodontics can both improve the way your face looks and make eating more enjoyable.

Gap Closure
Many people who begin orthodontic treatment do so because they have unsightly gaps in their teeth that they want closed. To properly close the gap, a combination of wearing braces to better the position of the teeth and the installation of veneers, crowns or cosmetic bonding may be recommended. 

Beginning Your Orthodontic Treatment
If you or your teen needs orthodontic treatment, the sooner you begin the process, the better. The way that your teeth look can affect your life in significant ways from adolescence to adulthood. Young people, ages 11 to 13, are often the best candidates because their smiles are still forming. Get your smile solution from Dr. Scott Suter—call his Colorado Springs dentist office today at (719) 550-0222 to schedule an appointment.