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.
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Orthodontist serving Stapleton, Denver, Cherry Creek & Nearby Areas of Colorado
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.
In middle school and high school, everyone tries hard to fit in. Although many teens in the Denver and Stapleton area might resist getting braces in the short term, orthodontic treatment at an early age can set you up for a winning smile in your developing years and into adulthood.
Once you have braces, our Stapleton orthodontist will discuss all of the important do’s and don’ts you should know. These instructions will likely include:
Getting a child braces is an investment for any family. However, the nature of that investment will vary depending on your child’s individual needs. If you’re considering orthodontics and you live in the Stapleton neighborhood of Denver, Dr. Robert Rudman can examine your child’s teeth and bite during a complimentary screening.
Two companies are offering patients a “do-it-yourself” option for orthodontics that makes it possible to straighten teeth without visiting the dentist. However, if you’re interested in clear braces, Denver orthodontist Dr. Robert Rudman advises against this approach.
Most kids and adults aren’t overjoyed at the prospect of wearing braces. However, Denver braces dentist Dr. Robert Rudman often wins reluctant patients over with the prospect of achieving a new smile once treatment is complete.
For many patients, braces are the most effective option for adjusting the look, health, and function of the mouth. If you're thinking about New Year’s resolutions, now is a good time to consider the benefits of braces for self-improvements such as:
Orthodontic issues often begin in early childhood and, if not treated, can lead to a number of dental problems in later life. Although many parents wait until their children are teenagers before thinking about braces, Denver orthodontist Dr. Robert Rudman can evaluate kids as young as 7 and begin discussing prospective treatments.