The goal of our orthodontic team is to provide the most beautiful, healthy smiles possible in a fun, caring, family-oriented atmosphere.
Dr. Bentele is an orthodontist with over 25 years experience in dentistry. He was a general dentist for 11 years first and this strong general dentistry background is a great advantage when working with patients with complex dental or surgical needs. His background includes a hospital residency at Offutt Air Force Base and training at the Center for Complex Craniofacial Disorders, Nationwide Children's Hospital working with special needs patients.
Dr. Bentele recognizes that since orthodontic care typically takes around two years that cost can be a concern. Considering this is an investment for a lifetime, braces can be reassuringly affordable. Since dental insurance plans can be confusing, we are happy to check on your benefits for you. We understand that not everyone has dental insurance, so we have other financing plans to meet your orthodontic needs. Affordable no down payment extended payment plans such as Springstone are available in addition to our own interest free plan.
For patients concerned about the appearance of conventional braces we offer InvueTM ceramic brackets for nearly invisible braces. Also available are Clear CorrectTM Aligners for a beautiful smile without braces.
As a retired Air Force Colonel, Dr. Bentele is proud to accept TriCare military insurance. Dr. Bentele is a true orthodontic specialist in Colorado Springs, committed to quality outcomes with the latest technology. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontic screening at age 7 by an orthodontist. Most children will not require braces at this age but limited early orthodontic care to address specific problems as the permanent teeth transition in may lessen the severity of future dental problems. Approximately 1/3 of our patients are adults interested in the improvement in dental health, confidence and career boost that orthodontics and a great smile can provide. Many of our adult patients are pursuing a complete smile makeover and require orthodontics to align teeth for dental implants. Adult patients particularly appreciate the esthetics of the clear, ceramic orthodontic braces or InvisalignTM.
We believe that successful orthodontic treatment depends on a blend of art, experience and science. We incorporate leading edge orthodontic technology while maintaining a conservative treatment philosophy. (please see Practice Philosophy)