Posts for: October, 2016

By Suter Orthodontics
October 14, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: orthodontics   braces  

If you have crooked teeth, you've likely found ways to minimize showing them to others. You may not even realize how you hold your bracesmouth or strategically place your hand while talking. Still, you may wonder if braces are worth it, especially if you've lived with crooked teeth for a long time. However, straightening your teeth with braces from Dr. Scott Suter, your orthodontist in Colorado Springs, CO is more than just a cosmetic procedure. The extra benefits of braces are discussed here:

Confidence boosting

It's probably no surprise that upon meeting someone, most of us notice their smile first. What you might not know is what impressions are given by a straight, even smile versus one with gapped, misaligned teeth. Studies have shown that people with straight teeth are far more likely to be perceived as healthy, trustworthy, intelligent and hard-working. Of course, these assumptions are fleeting, but after a braces regimen from your Colorado Springs orthodontist, knowing that others view you in a positive light can be a major boost to your confidence and help you maintain lasting impressions.

Decay fighting

Teeth that have severe overlaps are difficult to clean. They provide traps for food particles which can become bacterial breeding grounds if the food goes undetected. Flossing, which usually disperses this buildup between teeth, can be nearly impossible if the teeth are crowded together. This can lead to major areas of decay. Dental braces from Dr. Suter in Colorado Springs move the teeth into the proper alignment, making it much easier to brush, floss and rinse.

If you'd like to learn more about how braces can improve your smile, your health and your life, we at Suter Orthodontics in Colorado Springs, CO look forward to hearing from you! Please call 719-550-0222 to set up a consultation for yourself or a family member. A beautiful smile is just a phone call away!