The American Dental Association has been proud to promote February as National Children's Dental Health month for the last 75 years. The purpose is to raise awareness of good dental health, habits, and choices in children and teens.
Advanced Orthodontic Care Blog
Orthodontist serving Stapleton, Denver, Cherry Creek & Nearby Areas of Colorado
Like many of our Denver patients, you will likely wear braces during your teenage years, and many of your friends will have them at the same time. By the time you get them off, you may have forgotten what life was like before braces.
As long as you are diligent and follow the instructions for caring for the apparatus, your braces should last throughout the entirety of your trea
This is a special time of year to gather with friends and family to celebrate all the great things you have to be thankful for – like improving the health and beauty of your smile! If you are worrying how your Stapleton feast will be hindered by your braces, our trusted dentist, Dr.
It’s no coincidence that Halloween falls in the same month that we celebrate National Orthodontic Health. Our Stapleton orthodontist knows the effects of chewy, sticky, sugary treats, and can offer some ideas for reducing the negative impact of holiday indulgences.
You know the reasons why you should get braces: straighter teeth, an aligned bite, a confident smile and improved self-esteem. However, if you’re like some of our older Stapleton patients, the very thought of orthodontics is unnerving, eliciting visions of embarrassment and discomfort.
For many of our patients in Denver, braces offer myriad health and aesthetic benefits as well as a few hygienic challenges. Life with braces necessitates particular care when brushing and flossing.
One of the common questions about orthodontics we hear is, “How do I adequately floss with wires in my way?”
The simple answer is that you need to get under the wire to properly floss.
Simply put, it’s never too late to improve your smile. In fact, for many of our Denver patients, adulthood is the most convenient time for braces.
When you’re a kid, summertime is all about being able to break the rules. It’s about staying up late, sleeping in, and having fun all day long. There’s also no better time to enjoy your favorite ice creams, popsicles and fizzy drinks than on a hot, sunny, summer day in Denver. For kids with dental braces though, there are some rules that shouldn’t be broken.
If you want to help your child have fun and maintain appropriate orthodontic care this summer, be sure to:
In recent years it has become increasingly common for many dentists to recommend a two-phase orthodontics treatment regimen in the Stapleton area. Early treatment plans, often called Phase 1 orthodontic treatment, are developed for children as young as 5, but age 7 is considered to be optimal. Two-phase orthodontic treatment plans are designed to get the best results and eliminate the need for extractions.