Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the correction of improperly positioned teeth and jaws. Misaligned teeth can lead to other serious tooth and jaw issues because they are harder to clean and care for. This can cause a higher risk of decay, periodontal disease, and tooth loss. Teeth that are not aligned properly may also cause extra stress on the chewing muscles, which can lead to headaches, TMJ symptoms and neck, shoulder and back pain. Lastly, but still important, misaligned teeth typically result in lowered confidence in one’s smile.

Why Orthodontics

Orthodontic Treatment

What a difference straight teeth can make! A great-looking smile can boost your self-confidence and have a positive impact on social and professional opportunities. Orthodontic treatment is the original smile makeover tool — and you will be happy to know that you're never too old to take advantage of it. But it isn't all about looks: Properly aligned teeth help you to bite, chew and even speak more effectively. They are also easier to clean, which helps keep your mouth free of tooth decay and gum disease.

The amazing thing about orthodontics is that it harnesses the body's natural ability to remodel its own tissue. With the application of light, constant force, orthodontic appliances gently reshape bone and move teeth into better positions. Some examples of these appliances are traditional metal braces, inconspicuous clear or tooth-colored braces, and clear aligners, a relatively new option for adults and teens.

Orthodontics Treatments Include:

  • Overbite: Also known as “buck teeth.” This is where the upper front teeth lie too far forward over the lower teeth making the front teeth the most prominent feature of your smile.
  • Underbite: This is like a “bulldog” appearance where the lower teeth are too far forward allowing your bottom teeth to overlap the top teeth.
  • Crossbite: This is a lateral misalignment of the dental arches. It occurs when the upper teeth do not align with the lower teeth when biting together normally.
  • Open bite: Is when there is a space between the biting surfaces of your teeth. It can be the front and/or side teeth when biting normally.
  • Misplaced midline: Occurs when the center of your upper front teeth does not line up with the center of your lower front teeth or with your facial midline.
  • Spacing: Happens when there are gaps or spaces between the teeth. This may be a result of missing teeth.
  • Crowding: This occurs when there is not enough room for your teeth for the dental ridge to accommodate. Teeth often overlap and/or protrude.

We serve orthodontic services in Colorado Springs, Woodmen Plaza, Briargate, Northgate, Powers, Falcon North, Northeast Colorado Springs, East Colorado Springs, Northwest Colroado Springs.

Our Location

3210 E. Woodmen Rd. #200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Office Hours

Monday 8:30am-5pm
Tuesday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 8:30am-5pm
Thursday 7am-4pm
Friday Closed/Continuing Education
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed