By Dr. Scott Suter
December 23, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces  

Smiling can be difficult when you have crooked teeth. A straight and even smile makes an excellent initial impact on others, while gaps, overlaps and asymmetry in your teeth can give off the false impression that you're unkempt or careless about your appearance. Fortunately, by investing in braces from Dr. Scott Suter, a dentist who operates Suter Orthodontics in Colorado Springs, Colorado, you Bracescan change your smile for the better. Here's how:

Braces timeline

Your journey to a straightened smile begins with an evaluation from your Colorado Springs dentist Dr. Suter, who will determine the type and severity of your misalignment and help you decide on a treatment plan. Younger patients may benefit from a two-phase orthodontic treatment that starts with guiding the jaw and teeth into an optimal position for braces to finish the job. Adults and teens are usually more suited for the traditional braces regimen, which can last between one and three years with a period of wearing a retainer to maintain the new alignment. Patients can choose between traditional metal braces, which can be customized with colored rubber bands, or ceramic braces, which are designed to blend in with the teeth.

More benefits

Braces don't just make your teeth look better; they also improve your oral health. When teeth are crooked, gapped or misaligned, the enamel wears unevenly and can result in tooth sensitivity or decay. Crooked teeth are also harder to brush and floss making them more susceptible to decay. This can also cause problems with your gum tissue. By straightening your teeth with braces from Dr. Scott Suter, your Colorado Springs dentist, you're making an investment in the future of your teeth.

If you're ready to make a change in your smile, contact Suter Orthodontics in Colorado Springs to inquire about braces. We'd be happy to set you up with a consultation!