Rangewood Orthodontics in Colorado Springs has become a leading presence in the area, treating every age range to ensure that anyone in the area who wants a great smile can get one. Statistics show that most people will need orthodontic treatment at some point in their life. One of the questions our patients ask the most is: do I have to get braces? What many people don’t know is that we also offer several other ways to realign your smile. Below is a list of just a few alternatives to braces that we have available.
Our List of Alternatives to Braces
Clear Aligners- When most people hear of clear aligners, they think of Invisalign or Invisalign Teen. This treatment uses a series of transparent and removable aligners that allow you to discreetly realign your teeth. Our Invisalign-trained orthodontists in Colorado Springs, Monument, and Castle Rock use these as an equally effective alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign is best recommended for mild to moderate cases. This includes, but is not limited to, underbite, overbite, and overcrowding of the teeth. We use 3D computer technology to determine where teeth will be growing and how to best correct them. Each aligner is tailored to fit the mouth of everyone, assuring that they get the best and most comfortable fit possible. While Invisalign is the most popular alternative to traditional metal braces, our orthodontists offer several other alternatives.
Self-Ligating Braces- Self-ligating braces use newer technology that replaces the colors with a gate or clamp. Without these color ties, less pressure applies to the tooth. This allows your teeth to move more freely without resistance. With less pressure on your teeth, patients feel much more at ease as their teeth grow into their proper alignment. Damon® Smile, the brand used by our Rangewood Orthodontics doctors, facilitates healthy tooth movement with complete control. This allows for faster results, less maintenance, and a more comfortable experience overall.
Lingual Braces- Orthodontists place Lingual Braces behind the teeth, allowing patients to smile without a mouth full of metal. We also customize them to match the shape of your teeth. Using less wire, these braces yield the same satisfactory results at a more efficient rate. We recommend Lingual Braces for people who need to hide their braces for professional or personal reasons.
AcceleDent® Aura- For patients who do not want to commit to years of wearing braces, Acceledent Aura is a new system that allows patients to speed up their tooth movement by up to 50%. Fast, safe, and convenient, this device will help you reach the smile you desire with its hands-free appliance that used for only 20 minutes per day. The exclusive SoftPulse Technology® uses micro pulses to gently increase the movement of your teeth per the guidance of your orthodontist. It’s safe, reliable, and an option for all age ranges.
Clear Braces- Ceramic or clear braces consist of transparent materials, appearing less visible on your teeth than metal braces. Our doctors at Rangewood Orthodontics use Damon® Clear™, which combines tie-less brackets and wires proven to move teeth with satisfying results. Although they lack the full transparency of Invisalign, clear braces remain hardly noticeable, making them a viable option for moderate to severe cases of realignment.
Schedule a Visit
If you live in the Colorado Springs area and want help deciding the best treatment for you or your child, schedule a free consultation with us. Our doctors will work to determine the best treatment plan, carefully considering the needs of each individual patient. We look forward to speaking with you!