By Suter Orthodontics
March 02, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics  

Crooked teeth can affect your self-esteem and even make you vow to never smile again. Sadly, far too many people resign themselves to living with orthodontic issues when braces offer a simple solution. Colorado Springs orthodontist Scott Suter, D.D.S., M.S., P.C., offers orthodontics for children and adults. He understands your concerns. Dr. Suter helped countless people perfect their smiles and is here Braces to share a few commonly asked questions about braces.

Aren't braces just for kids?
Whether you're 14 or 40 (or older), you can benefit from braces. Although it is somewhat easier to move teeth into the proper position when you're young, orthodontic treatment is very effective no matter what your age.

What kinds of problems can braces correct?
Braces are ideal for not only straightening crooked teeth, but also correcting bite issues. If your bite is off, it can be difficult to chew or speak clearly, and if your issues are severe, you may even develop temporomandibular joint disorder, a painful condition that can cause jaw pain and headaches. Braces are ideal for correcting overbites, underbites, open bites and crossbites.
Orthodontic treatment is also a good idea if there's too little or too much space in your mouth. When crowding is an issue, teeth start to overlap each other, which can make it more difficult to remove plaque from some areas of your teeth. Since plaque can lead to cavities and gum disease, crowding isn't just a cosmetic issue. If your issue is just the opposite, and you have too much space between your teeth, braces can close up those gaps.

Are your once-perfect teeth now crooked? Over the years, teeth can shift due to gum disease, tooth loss, genetics, jaw clenching or teeth grinding. Orthodontic treatment will help you regain that flawless smile.

Want to learn how braces can help improve your smile? Whether you're interested in orthodontics for children or adults, Colorado Springs orthodontist Scott Suter, D.D.S., M.S., P.C., can help. Call him at (719) 550-0222 to make an appointment today.