Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on correcting misaligned teeth, jaw disorders, and other malocclusions (poor bites). Oftentimes, malocclusions are caused by tooth or jaw misalignment. Such misalignments hinder proper chewing, speaking, and oral hygiene.
What are Traditional Braces?
Traditional braces are a conventional orthodontic solution that utilizes metal brackets and wires to shift your teeth into proper alignment. Traditional braces are a good option to correct any type of misalignment issues, from the simplest to the most complex. They are also suitable for individuals of all ages, such as children, adolescents, and adults. During your consultation, our team will help you decide if traditional braces are the right option for you.
What are Clear Braces?
Clear braces are an excellent alternative to traditional metal braces. These braces are made of smooth, clear ceramic and are barely visible. Many patients appreciate clear braces because they are less noticeable than traditional ones. Since these braces are the same color as your teeth, they don’t stand out. Another advantage is that clear braces can be worn by patients who are allergic to nickel.
How do I know if I need Orthodontics?
If you’re considering orthodontics, you may be wondering if the procedure is right for you. Orthodontics is for people of all ages and is most commonly used to correct malocclusions, also known as a “bad bite.”
The age at which patients begin orthodontic treatment depends on a few factors.
We recommend that children see an orthodontist around seven years of age. Our dentist can evaluate your child’s teeth and bite to determine whether orthodontic treatment is necessary.Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later.
To find out more about the dental services offered at North End Dental, call (719) 471-1900 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 1705 N, Weber St, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.