Correctly aligned teeth help you to bite, chew, and speak effectively. They are less vulnerable to decay, gum disease, injury, and excessive wear. Fortunately, misaligned teeth can be moved at any age, making it possible for children and adults to benefit from orthodontic treatments. At Broadmoor Dental in Colorado Springs, CO 80905, we provide various orthodontic treatment options to rectify wrongly aligned teeth.
What Is Orthodontics?
Orthodontic specialties focus on correcting crowded or crooked teeth and dramatically transform the aesthetics of a smile. The orthodontic treatments can enhance your self-image and confidence. In addition, they can also improve your overall general health and well-being. Poorly aligned teeth can cause tooth decay, jaw pain, plaque build-ups, and an increased risk of gum disorders. A straight, beautifully aligned smile is much easier to brush and floss.
Benefits of Orthodontic Treatments
- Provides an aligned and functional bite
- Enhances confidence and smile aesthetics
- Corrects an overbite or underbite
- Fixes an open bite, crossbite, or deep bite
- Restores ideal spacing and eliminates crowding
- Prepares teeth for dental implants or other restorative work
Our Orthodontic Services
Phase 1 Orthodontics
Orthodontic problems will become apparent in a child’s smile at a young age. By giving treatment when they still have all of their primary teeth, we can help avoid severe dental problems in the future. This process is called Phase I Orthodontics, and it will be planned precisely for your child’s developmental needs. We may provide removable oral appliances or recommend at-home interventions for problems like thumb sucking or pacifier use.
A space maintainer can be employed if a child loses a baby tooth early. It will keep the existing space open so their adult teeth will erupt correctly.
Traditional Metal Braces
Metal braces are an exceptionally reliable treatment and can work wonders for any age group. At Broadmoor Dental, we will fasten metal brackets on your teeth, and then wound orthodontic archwires over them with rubber bands. The archwires will exert pressure at different points on the teeth, moving them towards the desired orthodontic positions. Traditional braces are durable enough to withstand your active routine.
Clear Ceramic Braces
If you want a more natural appearance for your orthodontic journey, you can opt for clear ceramic braces. These braces work similarly to the traditional models, but the components are made of transparent or tooth-colored materials that give a subtle appearance.
Invisalign Clear Braces
Many teens and adults are interested in improving their smile’s appearance, but without necessarily wanting to wear noticeable metal braces. If your orthodontic issues are relatively minor, Invisalign clear braces can be a great solution. The Invisalign system uses clear, custom-made thermoplastic aligners that are hardly noticeable. As Invisalign trays are removable, you can continue enjoying all your favorite foods throughout treatment.
To learn more about our orthodontic treatments, visit the Broadmoor Dental office at 1930 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905. You can also reach us at (719) 576-5566 and schedule an appointment.