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Orthodontic Treatment in Downtown Colorado Springs - 80903

Orthodontic treatments in Downtown Colorado Springs 80903 are the processes used to straighten teeth, correct bites, and improve the appearance of the smile. While some adults prefer orthodontic care to correct their smiles, it’s also necessary for children. While babies have primary or “baby” teeth, those teeth will eventually fall out and be replaced by permanent adult teeth. If a child’s teeth are crooked or crowded, it can lead to difficulty chewing food properly and speaking clearly. By treating crooked teeth and a bad bite, orthodontic treatments in Downtown Colorado Springs 80903 can improve overall health and the well-being of your child.

A common misconception is that braces are only for children. Today, more adults than ever are receiving orthodontic care. Braces are lighter and more discreet than ever before, making them a popular solution for many adults who desire straighter teeth and improved oral health. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists estimates that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21! There are many treatment options that fall under the category of orthodontics.

These treatments include traditional metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign clear aligners, and even retainers. All of these methods work to move teeth into proper alignment. They address crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, and misaligned bites by slowly and gently pushing natural teeth into the proper position over time with gentle pressure. On average, treatment takes anywhere from six months to two years to complete depending on the complexity of the case. If you are ready for a straighter smile and better oral health, then it’s time to talk to our dentist in Downtown Colorado Springs 80903 about your options!

Types of Orthodontic Treatments in Downtown Colorado Springs 80903

Fixed braces in Downtown Colorado Springs 80903: These are traditional metal braces that are applied to the front of your teeth and tightened with wires and rubber bands. These devices are very effective for correcting alignment issues but can be difficult to keep clean.

Clear Braces in Downtown Colorado Springs 80903: These brackets are made out of white ceramic material, which makes them completely invisible from view. They are essentially just like traditional metal braces, except they are tooth-colored and do not have a prominent metal appearance. Patients love these braces because they can be aesthetically appealing while still maintaining their effectiveness at correcting and preventing orthodontic issues.

Retainers in Downtown Colorado Springs 80903: If you undergo any orthodontic treatment, you will need to be fitted for a retainer to wear once the braces come off. The retention phase is very important because it keeps your teeth from shifting back to their original positions after you are done with the active phase of treatment.

How are clear ceramic braces in Downtown Colorado Springs 80903 placed?

While fitting for traditional braces, our dentist in Downtown Colorado Springs 80903 will take impressions of your teeth to send to the laboratory, where your custom brackets will be made. Once the brackets are fabricated, you will return to our office to have them placed on each tooth. With ceramic braces, the brackets will be bonded to each tooth directly without the need for impressions to be sent to the lab ahead of time. The bonding procedure takes just a few minutes per tooth and requires no anesthetic. Once your teeth are prepped, and the brackets are bonded on, you will be free to leave our office with your new smile!

There are several benefits that come with using clear ceramic braces. Since they are smaller and less noticeable than metal brackets, patients find them to be more comfortable overall. These braces do not require the use of elastic ties, which cause irritation in the mouth. Patients who have sensitive teeth and gums tend to prefer clear braces over traditional metal braces to avoid this irritation. In addition, these braces tend to be less expensive than their metal counterparts.

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Jean Twehues
This is a WONDERFUL clinic! I use to hate going to the dentist, wouldn’t go for years due to a bad experience at another dentist clinic. Then I found this clinic a couple years ago.This is a small clinic, they not just care about you as a patient but treat you as family. I most recently was going thru some other medical issues and I received a card in the mail with a little get well note from everyone. It meant a lot to me to receive that in the mail. They greet me by name when I come in. I have never really had to wait more than 5 minutes. If I did they would send someone out to give me update on how much longer the wait would be. Everyone in the clinic has smiles and is sociable, even the doctors. Very relaxed environment. My teeth went from a complete mess to feeling and looking good! And the heated toilet seat in the bathroom is great on a cold winter day 😂. I love this clinic!
Zoey Ballard
After moving here from out of state, my husband and I were very nervous to start with a new dentist. We were/are so very impressed with the entire experience we’ve had since we’ve started coming here. I saw Dr. Umphlett whom was gentle, kind and extremely thorough. My husband saw Dr. Moore whom was equally gentle, kind, and thorough. We both see Abby as our hygienist, she is awesome! Not only is North End Dental absolutely beautiful on the inside, the people who work here are so kind and make sure that you are taken care of. We will not be seeing another dentist as long as North End Dental is in business. Thank you North End for changing our perspective on dentistry and for taking such good care of us!
Mike Ferguson
I have been going to North End Dental for about three years now, and my experience with them has exceeded all expectations. Professional and friendly are words to describe everyone from the front office, to the dental personnel, to the dentists. A shout out to Abby who is so skilled, thorough, and caring in her work as a hygentist, and also to Dr. Moore whose expertise, experience, and precision in his work are so much appreciated! North End Dental is top notch!
cfranklius
Dr Moore and Toyan took perfect, yes literally perfect, care of me! They were kind, diligent, patient, thorough, gentle, and caring. I was very anxious about getting a crown, but it was the best experience. Ginormous sigh of relief! 😁👍👍
Shawn McCaslin
Dr Moore is remarkably caring and attentive. My teeth don’t fit together well, and Dr Moore is reaching out to my orthodontist to work on my behalf. Abby is a highly proficient dental hygienist. My teeth are sensitive to ultrasound, and Abby worked to minimize discomfort, while still doing a great job of cleaning my teeth.
Melissa Murphy
I am a fearful dentist patient. This place has made my experience much less fearful. The kindness & thorough attention is amazing from this dentist. He helped me feel so comfortable and unashamed about my missing teeth and gum disease. They are willing to work with me and are very patient with me as it seems to take me a few months to return. I have much anxiety about the dentist office, especially with no dental insurance. The ladies at the front desk are so friendly & courteous. The office has a very relaxed feel and no condemnation about the poor condition of my mouth. Instead, nothing but assurance that they can help me and we can take it as slowly or as fast as I want or can afford. The dentist really took his time with me and it allowed me to feel not rushed. I would highly recommend this dentist whether you just need routine care or higher level of care as my teeth & gums require. This place has felt like a 2nd home to me and I have nothing but anxiety over the dentist office. This place has acknowledged my anxiety and they don’t try to push it aside but instead work with it and with me. I greatly appreciate that.
Merrina Mendez-Itima
this office is so great! i love my whole team. they are efficient, transparent and caring. each visit is personable. i love going to the dentist! which is not something i would have said years ago before finding North End! thank you guys!!
Christy Tanaiewski
I cracked a premolar in half. I’ve had a lifetime of dental fear, for good reason. I was super nervous to see a new dentist to extract this tooth. But, Dr. Umphlett was awesome. She managed to not only numb me up but noticed when I started to feel anything. I knew right away that I was in good hands. She explained everything in great detail. Even with my decades of dental trauma, I feel completely comfortable seeing her again and again. Thanks Dr. Umphlett!

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Dr. Scott R. Hill

Dr. Scott Hill completed his bachelor’s degree at Utah State University and then received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2014. After serving as an associate dentist in Ohio, he then selected Colorado Springs as the right location to settle his family.

Dr. Gregory B. Moore

Upon graduation from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1985, Dr. Moore entered a one-year General Practice Residency at Fort Carson. The US Army then sent him to Stuttgart, Germany for four years. After leaving the Army in August of 1990, Dr. Moore purchased an existing practice in Colorado Springs, and has practiced here ever since.

Dr. Crystal Umphlett

Dr. Crystal Umphlett completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2015. She returned to her hometown of Cody, WY and worked for her childhood dentist as an associate for 3 years. In 2018, she relocated to Santa Fe and continued working as an associate before finding her home in Colorado Springs in 2019.

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