Advanced Metal Braces in Colorado Springs, CO

Inner Smiles Orthodontics

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Metal or Aesthetic Braces, which is best for you?

There are so many different factors to consider when choosing the right treatment plan. Ensure you're choosing the right one by taking advantage of the free consultation.

Experience speaks volumes. We serve patients at our Colorado Springs and Woodland Park offices. Our military on Fort Carson and the Air Force Academy. And we are also the trusted orthodontist on the Children's Hospital Colorado Cleft Lip and Palate Team.

Feel relaxed when your in our office, you're in trusted hands.

Traditional, Effective, Durable Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces have evolved greatly and are still our number one way to move teeth. Our precision brackets are manufactured in Japan and each bracket is individualized for a particular tooth. The bracket is engineered with a prescription that determines the in-out position in the arch, the tip of the root and finally torque or how much the tooth angles outward. Precise bracket positioning is vital to success and is determined by the X-rays, present tooth position and the desired end result. That is why Dr. Bentele personally places all brackets and it is never delegated to assistants like in many offices. The extra effort is worth it as no amount of fancy hardware can make up for sloppy application.


In addition to the highly engineered brackets, modern orthodontics depends on the literally space-age wires. SCIENCE WARNING!!! Our nickel-titanium wires were originally developed for space craft in a Navy laboratory and then adapted to orthodontics. The wires are heat activated and have shape memory. What this means is that as a wire is distorted to fit a crooked tooth, it rebounds to its original shape at mouth temperature. The pressure from the wire is transferred to the bracket which is bonded to the tooth which applies pressure to the tooth root. The pressure from the tooth root activates bone osteoclasts on the pressure side to dissolve bone and osteoblasts on the tension side to create bone. When we move teeth we are actually reshaping the supporting bone. These special wires apply gentle, continuous force over a long period of time unlike stainless steel wires of old which applied a harsh force for a short period. Cooling the niti wire can make it limp and easily adaptable. Ah Hah! Eating ice cream can lessen the pressure on your teeth!


Colored O-rings are one of the most fun things about braces! Whether you want to wear your favorite color, celebrate the season, show school pride, or represent your favorite sports team, you will get a fun, new look every time you get an adjustment! You can even do two colors at a time or keep the same look for the entire course of treatment. We have a “color of the month” and we contribute a dollar to our Cleft Courage Bear fund for each participant. Our cleft patients receive a special Gund bear that has stitched lip for them to cherish. Anything leftover goes to our cleft events like the summer picnic.

Get a Smile You Can’t Wait to Show Off

Overall, self-ligating braces have much to offer those who want a healthier smile – discreetly and quickly. With self-ligating braces, you don’t have to sacrifice your schedule every single month or worry about ties and bands hindering your treatment process. Additionally, the brackets themselves are smaller and easier to clean, giving you confidence throughout your treatment. With faster treatment, fewer visits, and smaller and easier-to-clean brackets, you will get the smile you will love for the rest of your life! What are you waiting for? Get the smile you can’t wait to show off!

Get Your Best Smile with Aesthetic Braces

With tooth colored porcelain braces, most people won’t even notice them from a few feet away. If you speak publicly, spend a lot of time in front of a camera, or have a lot of big events coming up, our tooth-colored ceramic braces could be your solution. You will be able to straighten your teeth and improve your dental health discreetly.


Porcelain brackets can be the perfect solution for someone who wants straight teeth but aligners are not a good choice either because the case is too difficult or compliance with the aligner regimen is not predicted. Porcelain brackets give the maximum treatment control for Dr. Bentele in the most aesthetic way for you. What are you waiting for? Get the smile you can’t wait to show off!


If you can say “yes” to the following questions, our advanced tooth-colored braces could be a great choice for you:

  1. Are you a non-smoker?
  2. Could you limit black tea, coffee, colas, red juices, and curried foods? (These can stain)
  3. Would a more discreet treatment option make a difference in the choice to pursue orthodontic treatment?
  4. Will you be careful with the slightly more fragile ceramic brackets?

It's time for you to experience your best smile.

To experience our 5-star-rated orthodontic care, schedule your Complimentary Assessment today by calling (719) 268-7138 or by filling out your contact information below. This assessment covers:

  • Meeting Dr. Bentele to discuss your goals
  • Examination
  • Review the orthodontic problem list
  • Timing of treatment and how long it will take
  • The desired outcome and possible orthodontic solutions
  • Review insurance, payment options and scheduling with the front office staff

We will take the time to explore your unique needs and answer your questions prior to recommending the next steps. We always provide a straightfoward, evidence-based plan with a consultative approach to help you feel comfortable and ready to proceed with treatment. We look forward to meeting you!

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