Many people believe that orthodontics is only for adolescents. However, adults now account for almost 50% of orthodontic patients in the United States! Some adults need teeth aligned to improve their bite before having teeth replaced with implants. Others are tired of trying to brush and floss crowded teeth and are concerned about keeping their teeth for a lifetime. Still others believe that the appearance of worn or crooked teeth are holding them back in their career or personal life. Whatever the reason, we will have some solutions for you. We have treated patients up to 80 years old. Our adult patients tell Dr. Bentele that they are surprised how easy it was and that the process was more comfortable than they imagined. Their new, beautiful smiles renew confidence! If you’re interested in high-quality adult orthodontic treatments in Colorado Springs, then Bentele Orthodontics is here to help!
No matter your age, straighter teeth, and a great smile will provide multiple benefits for your oral health, your personal well-being, as well as your professional life. Advantages for adults include:
If the idea of wearing traditional metal braces is keeping you from a beautiful smile, then you’ll be glad to know that advancements in modern orthodontics mean you now have multiple options. In addition to traditional metal braces, we offer options below for adults who prefer a more discreet treatment method.
Tooth Colored Braces - Designed to work just like traditional metal braces, but they are made with porcelain brackets that blend into your teeth. This is a great alternative for those who want the control and excellence that braces provide in cases that are too challenging for aligners.
SureSmile Clear Aligners - Similar to Invisalign but with greater control by Dr. Bentele. In most cases he will accomplish the tooth movements virtually to our standards through the SureSmile platform. This then generates 3D printed models of each phase and each aligner is manufactured in our in-house lab. Wearing clear aligners is a virtually undetectable way of straightening your teeth. With this form of nearly invisible treatment, the mechanism of smile transformation is hidden, but not your smile! Additionally, the clear aligners are removable so you can eat what you want and maintain your oral health with ease. Ask for a demonstration of our process. https://www.suresmile.com/en-us/
Advances in Orthodontics - Due to advances in orthodontic technology, these are not the braces you may remember from childhood. Instead of metal bands, small brackets are now bonded to the teeth. Each bracket has a “prescription” individualized to a specific tooth. This means greater precision with fewer appointments. The wires literally were developed from the space program. These titanium alloy wires have “shape memory”. When the wire is bent to fit a crooked tooth, it gently moves it by applying light but continual pressure and reshaping the bone. The stainless steel wires of past decades applied a harsh force for a short period of time. And no more goopy impressions for aligners or the initial diagnostic models. We now have an optical scanner that produces virtual 3-D models.
Since 2007, Dr. Mark Bentele has treated many adult patients like you in the Colorado Springs area. We create a healthy smile for the rest of your life. With 10 years’ experience as a general dentist prior to ortho, Dr. Bentele is particularly adept at navigating the complex needs of adult patients and collaborating with other dental and medical specialists. Like the old saying goes, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the next best time is today”
To experience our 5-star-rated orthodontic care, schedule your Complimentary Assessment today by calling (719) 268-7138 or by clicking the side chat panel to speak with a live agent. This assessment covers:
We will take the time to explore your unique needs and answer your questions prior to recommending the next steps. We always provide a straightforward, evidence-based plan with a consultative approach to help you feel comfortable and ready to proceed with treatment. We look forward to meeting you!