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What Can Orthodontics Do for Your Smile?

March 15, 2022
Posted By: Baller Dental & Ortho at Southlands

You want to present yourself in the best possible way to the world, and your smile helps create that all-important first impression. But if you feel self-conscious because you are bothered by crooked or crowded teeth, you may not feel much like sharing your smile.

Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth

Patients seeking orthodontic treatment are usually focused on improving the appearance of their teeth. But the benefits of orthodontics extend far beyond the esthetic.
When your teeth or bite aren't in proper alignment, it puts excess pressure on all your teeth. This leads to excessive tooth wear, teeth grinding, and TMJ pain. Also, crowded teeth are difficult to clean properly and increase the risk for decay and gum disease.

Orthodontic Treatment Options in Aurora, CO

Whether you are an adult who wants a slight smile improvement or your child is ready for braces, there's a solution for you.

Orthodontic treatment corrects the following issues: 

  • Crooked and crowded teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Uneven gaps and spacing
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign clear aligners are discreet, and most people won't notice you're wearing them. Treatment s also comfortable and convenient because the aligners are removable for meals and oral hygiene. Typical treatment times for Invisalign are 12–18 months or less in some cases. 

Traditional Silver Braces

Today, silver braces consist of stainless steel brackets, wires, brackets, and elastic bands to straighten your teeth. For kids, we can customize the color and shape of the brackets and offer bands in a variety of colors that make treatment more fun.

Ceramic Braces

If you or your child want a more discreet orthodontic treatment, our clear ceramic brackets and tooth-colored wires blend well with your smile. 

Treatment times for all bracket-and-wire options average about 24 months. 

Call Our Dentist for an Orthodontic Consultation

If you would like to see if orthodontic treatment is right for you or your child, please call our Aurora, CO, dental office. Dr. Holly Baller and her team at Baller Dental & Ortho at Southlands look forward to the opportunity to serve you!

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