Posts for tag: braces

By Suter Orthodontics
May 29, 2018
Category: Braces
Tags: braces  

Know how to maintain good oral health throughout your orthodontic treatment.Braces

Most people aren’t born with perfectly straight smiles. Luckily, braces can help patients get the smiles they want. Once you get braces it’s important that you are still maintaining good oral hygiene to prevent cavities and other issues from happening during the course of your treatment. Our Colorado Springs Orthodontist Dr. Scott Suter is here to tell you how to keep your smile healthy and cavity-free while wearing braces.

Since most people will have to wear their braces for at least a year, if not more, it’s important that you are following good dental care regimen to maintain a healthy smile throughout the course of your treatment. Yes, you may have to take a little extra time out to clean and care for your smile, but having a cavity-free smile is certainly worth it.

Here are some ways in which you can maintain a healthy smile while wearing braces:

Floss Everyday

Perhaps you are wondering, “How can I floss when I have braces on?” While flossing might not be the easiest task it is nonetheless a crucial one for a healthy smile. This is where threader floss comes in. You can easily find this type of floss at your local oral care aisle and it’s perfect for being able to get in between teeth without harming the wires.

Brushing is Crucial

Make sure you are brushing your teeth after every meal. While this might be a difficult task make sure that you always have a toothbrush with you so that it’s easier to get yourself to brush your teeth throughout the day. Also, make sure that you are brushing for about 2 minutes every time you brush.

Rinse with Water

Sure, water is the most important beverage you can drink to stay healthy and hydrated but also it’s beneficial for your smile. Rinsing with water and swishing it around in your mouth can help dislodge food braces and between teeth after meal times. While you should have a travel toothbrush and toothpaste with you to brush after each meal, when you don’t have one handy, rinse with water.

Do you have questions about caring for your smile with braces? Are you interested in getting braces in Colorado Springs? If so, it’s the perfect time to turn to Suter Orthodontics today at 719-550-0222 to learn more about the different orthodontic options available to you.

By Suter Orthodontics
March 19, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics   braces  

What your orthodontist in Colorado Springs wants you to knowbraces

If you have rotated, poorly-aligned teeth, you already know how difficult they are to keep clean. If your jaws don’t align properly, you already know how difficult it is to chew your food. The truth is braces can give you a more beautiful smile. They can also restore full biting function. Dr. Scott Suter at Suter Orthodontics in Colorado Springs, CO wants to share more about the benefits of braces.

If your teeth are crowded closely together, it can be very difficult to floss. Chances are you’ve shredded floss in between your teeth which can be frustrating and can also result in more plaque collecting between your teeth. Increased plaque can result in tooth decay, gum infection, and periodontal disease. Braces will align teeth correctly, making flossing easy. Your teeth will stay much cleaner, reducing the possibility of tooth decay, gum, and periodontal disease.

Poorly-aligned teeth can also cause increased tooth wear, resulting in the need for expensive restorative treatments later on. Properly aligned teeth will help prevent tooth wear and keep your teeth healthy and strong.

Now that you know how braces can help keep your teeth healthy, you need to know how braces can make your smile beautiful. Let’s face it a straight smile is more attractive! If you suffer from an underbite, overbite, crossbite, or open bite, chances are people are noticing your poor bite alignment and not your beautiful smile. Braces will shift your teeth into proper position. Now people will notice you and your beautiful, straight smile!

To view amazing before-and-after photos of Dr. Suter’s patients please visit the Services page on the website at https://www.suterorthodontics.com/services.html

Dr. Suter offers several options for your braces. You can choose from conventional metal brackets and wires, or ceramic, tooth-colored brackets and clear wires.

For more information about the benefits and types of braces, call Dr. Suter at Suter Orthodontics in Colorado Springs, CO. You deserve a smile you can be proud of, a smile that gets noticed! Call today and get started on your great smile!

By Suter Orthodontics
October 26, 2017
Category: Braces
Tags: braces  

Find out the best time to visit our orthodontist in Colorado Springs for a consultation.

Sure, if you have crooked teeth this may be a telltale sign that you could benefit from braces. Of course, even teeth that are seemingly bracesstraight may still benefit from orthodontic treatment. Whether your child’s teeth have just started to come in or you are considering braces as an adult, let our Colorado Springs, CO orthodontist, Dr. Scott Suter, help you decide whether this treatment is right for you.

Braces for Children

It’s a good idea to bring your child in for an orthodontic evaluation around the age of seven. Since most of their adult teeth have already erupted, it’s a great time for us to pinpoint any issues that could benefit from an early orthodontic intervention. This could eliminate larger dental issues later on when your child is a teen or adult.

Sometimes crooked teeth or misaligned smiles can affect how children chew or even how they speak. By turning to our Colorado Springs orthodontic specialist right away for treatment we can often alter the development of the teeth and jaws to improve how everything functions. In turn, this can often fix speech impediments your child might have on account of their misaligned smile.

Braces for Teens and Adults

For whatever reason, there are more and more people out there that didn’t get an orthodontic evaluation when they were younger but certainly want to fix their smiles now. Just know that it’s not too late. Whether it’s for your teen or for yourself, there are many orthodontic options out there that cater to your needs.

After all, we know that as you get older the idea of wearing metal braces may seem rather embarrassing. A lot of teens hate the idea of having school pictures with a mouth full of metal, and adults can’t fathom wearing braces while at the office.

We completely understand, which is why we offer subtler treatment options, like tooth-colored bracket and wires. There are so many ways to get the smile you want at any age. Now there is no excuse!

Suter Orthodontics in Colorado Springs, CO, is dedicated to straightening smiles of all ages. Whether your child’s front teeth are crooked or you never had braces as a child but want to fix your smile as an adult, we have the orthodontic options you’ve been looking for.

By Suter Orthodontics
June 26, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics   braces  

Find out if your smile could be greatly improved just by getting orthodontic treatment.

It’s pretty rare to have a perfectly straight smile. A lot of people deal with at least minor overlapping, crowding or gapbracess in their smile. Of course, if you are ready to do something about it, it’s never too late. Our Colorado Springs, CO orthodontist, Dr. Scott Suter, makes it simple to get the orthodontic treatment you need to have the smile you want.

Could your smile benefit from braces? Let’s find out. Are you dealing with any of these issues?

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowding
  • Protruding teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • An overbite
  • An underbite

If you said “yes” to any of these issues then it’s definitely a great time to turn to our orthodontic specialist in Colorado Springs for an evaluation. During your evaluation, we will examine your smile and talk to you about what issues you would like to fix with the help of braces. Based on your goals we will be able to help you decide which kind of orthodontic treatment is the best option.

Why should I consider braces?

While no one revels in the idea of wearing braces for a year or more, it could greatly improve your oral health. Think about it: your teeth are overlapping or twisted. Doesn’t that make it more challenging to properly brush all surfaces of your teeth? Absolutely! By straightening your teeth, it’s now easier for your toothbrush or floss to get into all those once impossible-to-reach areas. Orthodontic treatment could reduce your risk of gum disease or decay.

What are my orthodontic options?

We offer a variety of options to fit your specific needs. While children and teens often get traditional metal braces, a lot of adults hate the idea that people will see their braces whenever they speak or smile. You can also choose from tooth-colored or ceramic braces, which will make the braces less noticeable.

Suter Orthodontics in Colorado Springs, CO is dedicated to helping you get that perfectly straight smile no matter whether it’s for your child or for yourself. Call us today to schedule your free consultation and get one step closer to your ideal smile.

By Suter Orthodontics
May 30, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics   braces  

Braces are a viable dental treatment option for those dealing with crowded or crooked teeth, or a bad bite. While braces are generally bracesused when someone is young, no matter one’s age, dental braces from your Colorado Springs, Colorado orthodontist Dr. Scott Suter can still be successful. At Suter Orthodontics, we specialize in helping you regain your smile and turning it into something that you are proud of showing off.

Braces for Adults

Today’s braces are often made from lightweight materials. Most patients can expect to wear braces for about two years. Adults may require a longer treatment period depending on their situation. These oral appliances are adjusted from time to time to make sure they continue to move the teeth to their correct position.

Hygiene is especially important for those with braces. Food and other debris can get trapped in the brackets and wires. This makes rinsing, brushing and flossing important. Water picks are a great tool as they use pressurized bursts of water that help rinse away debris that may be hard to remove on its own.

Having straighter teeth is not just an issue of appearance, misaligned teeth can be more difficult to brush and floss, increasing the risk for cavities and periodontal problems.

To learn more about dental braces for adults in Colorado Spring, Colorado, schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott Suter at Suter Orthodontics today by calling 719-550-0222. During an initial consultation, we can evaluate your current tooth structure and make helpful suggestions for the most successful treatment.