By Suter Orthodontics
August 11, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces  

While braces are infamous for correcting the smiles of teenagers, adults can also benefit from orthodontic care. Orthodontic care continues to improve year after year, making braces a great choice for straightening your smile and correcting your bite issues. Learn more about braces with Dr. Scott Suter at Suter Orthodontics in Colorado Springs, CO.Orthodontics

How does orthodontic care work? 
Orthodontic care uses steady pressure placed onto the teeth to guide them into their correct positions. Traditional braces use metal or ceramic brackets and wires affixed permanently to the teeth during treatment. Once the teeth look great and are in their final position, clear retainers are made to maintain your beautiful smile.

Facts About Orthodontic Care

  • Braces are versatile. Braces treat many orthodontic issues. This includes misaligned teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite. However, braces can also lessen or eliminate the effects of jaw conditions such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder and make eating and chewing easier by properly aligning the jaw.
  • Braces can be traced back to ancient Egypt. Scientists have found evidence of primitive orthodontic treatments in ancient Egyptian mummies. Though braces, as we know them, were not invented until the late 1700s, straight teeth have been a coveted trait for centuries.
  • Braces aren’t only for kids. Dentists recommend braces for children over the age of 7 and adults. About one in five orthodontic patients are adults. Additionally, not all orthodontic treatment requires traditional metal braces. Clear braces are an option that can be considered.
  • Braces help millions of people a year. Braces are a common treatment, and Millions of Americans a year undergo orthodontic treatment to achieve their perfect smile. If you feel as though you could benefit from braces, you should schedule a complimentary consultation with your Colorado Spings, CO orthodontist Dr. Suter.

For more information on orthodontic care, please contact Dr. Scott Suter, DDS at Suter Orthodontics in Colorado Springs, CO. Call (719) 550-0222 to schedule an appointment.