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Pueblo West Braces – A More Comfortable Way to Straighten Teeth

Welcome to Smilebliss’ Pueblo West page! This page covers everything you need to know about our braces and their treatments.

A confident smile is just a step away with our braces. Braces are a more modern and comfortable way to straighten your teeth. These aren’t the same braces from the ‘90s—they’re now more low-profile and made from high-grade stainless steel.

Learn more by giving us a call at (719) 543-3475. Or you can drop by our office located at 18 E Spaulding Ave., Pueblo West, Colorado 81007.

How Long Do Braces Take?

close up smile with bracesThe average length of time for braces depends on the following factors: 

  • Severity of Misalignment: The more complex the misalignment, the longer the treatment will likely take.
  • Type of Braces: Traditional metal braces typically take 18–24 months, while clear aligners take 12–24 months.
  • Individual Case and Progress: Every patient responds differently to treatment. Your orthodontist will be able to give you a more precise estimate after a consultation.

What Is the Best Age for Braces?

There isn’t a single “best age” for braces.

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an initial evaluation by an orthodontist around age 7. At this age, potential issues can be identified early, and if needed, treatment plans can be developed for the future.

Do Braces Hurt?

Braces don’t hurt per se, but they can be uncomfortable to wear at times. This is especially prevalent during an initial adjustment. But the discomfort is usually mild and temporary.

Your orthodontist can recommend pain relievers and provide tips for managing any soreness. Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help. You can also use a cold compress on your cheek to reduce inflammation.

Types of Braces

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If it’s your first time getting braces, we recommend getting to know the different types. This will help you find the best set that will suit your needs and lifestyle.

Traditional Metal Braces

  • Metal braces are the most common type of braces and are known for correcting many orthodontic issues.
  • They’re also known to be durable and more affordable.
  • You can personalize your braces with colorful elastics, adding a fun touch to your treatment.

Clear Aligners

  • Clear aligners are nearly invisible. Great for patients who prefer a discreet option.
  • Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners are removable.

Begin Your Journey to a Beautiful Smile with Braces

Ready to improve your smile? Call us at Smilebliss today!

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