Skilled Orthodontists Offer Discreet Aurora Braces to Teenage Patients

If you have crooked or crowded teeth, you may have considered visiting a reputable orthodontist in the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan area, such as Dr. Charles F. Reed, to have your teeth realigned. While orthodontists are well-known for their expertise in correcting crooked teeth, orthodontists also specialize in correcting “bad bites” (overbite, underbite, open bite). In fact, an article from the American Dental Association’s Mouth Healthy program advises people with bad bites to seek orthodontic treatment as soon as possible: If you have an abnormal bite, your dentist may recommend braces or another orthodontic treatment to straighten out your smile. Correcting the problem can create a nice-looking smile, but more importantly, orthodontic treatment results in a healthier mouth. Not correcting an abnormal bite could result in further oral health problems, including:
      • Tooth decay
      • Gum disease
      • Tooth loss
      • Affected speech and/or chewing
      • Abnormal wear to tooth enamel
      • Jaw problems
Since abnormal bites usually become noticeable between the ages of 6 and 12, orthodontic treatment often begins between ages 8 and 14. Treatment that begins while a child is growing helps produce optimal results. More often than not, an orthodontist will use dental braces to correct a bad bite or crooked teeth. Typically, dental braces are made of stainless steel brackets and wires. However, many people dislike these types of braces because they are too noticeable. To address this situation, many orthodontists in Aurora have started to offer their patients braces that aren’t conspicuous at first glance. Among the popular discreet Aurora braces are: Damon Clear™ Damon Clear™ is an innovative set of dental braces. Damon Clear™ makes use of a thinner-than-normal yet sturdy archwire and small, clear brackets to secure the archwire, achieving a set of dental braces that are nearly undetectable. In addition, the Damon Clear™ system does not need rubber bands to secure the archwire, eliminating the need for appointments for tightening. Invisalign® Invisalign® is another popular choice among children and adults. Made of clear plastic, the Invisalign® series is virtually invisible. In addition, the plastic is given a smooth finish, eliminating the risk of cuts a patient may sustain if stainless steel braces were used. If you need braces in Denver or Aurora, have an experienced orthodontist install them. In addition, keep in mind that not all orthodontists in the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan offer these two types of braces to their patients, so be sure to call ahead and see if your orthodontist offers these products.

(Article Excerpt and Image from Braces, Mouth Healthy | American Dental Association)