If a flexible spending account (FSA) is part of your employer’s insurance plan, it’s time to start thinking about how to spend those pre-tax dollars. Most FSA funds must be spent before the end of the calendar year. For Stapleton families with one or more members who need straighter teeth, orthodontics is one of the most popular investments for flex spending.
Advanced Orthodontic Care Blog
Orthodontist serving Stapleton, Denver, Cherry Creek & Nearby Areas of Colorado
When undergoing orthodontic treatment, knowing which Halloween candies are safe for your apparatus can be tricky. Though some orthodontists might advise parents and kids with braces to sit Halloween out altogether, some treats are better for brackets and wires than others.
Gum, taffy, and other chewy, sticky candies are the worst Halloween items for braces. Hard candy can also be harmful, both because of the risk of biting down too hard as well as lingering sugar sticking to your teeth for long periods of time.
Just like regular braces, Incognito™ braces require diligent care to keep your teeth healthy throughout the orthodontic process. Dr. Robert Rudman and the entire team at Advanced Orthodontic Care in Denver will provide personalized support and input so you can get the most from Incognito™ invisible braces.
Because the brackets are bonded to the back of your teeth, you might have to adjust your oral hygiene routine to remove plaque fully from difficult-to-see areas of your mouth. Dr. Rudman will demonstrate that these adjustments are not hard to make.
Early treatment is the most effective way to stop orthodontic problems before they become unmanageable. To find out if you need braces, Dr. Robert Rudman will conduct a complete orthodontic screening at our Denver office.
An orthodontic screening seeks to answer these five essential questions:
Many patients who are about to get their braces off feel a sense of relief when the big day arrives. However, just because your apparatus is off doesn’t mean you’re “free.” Retainers are a crucial part of orthodontic treatment for our Stapleton patients.
One of the biggest reasons patients delay or avoid orthodontic correction is cost. However, at Advanced Orthodontic Care we take pride in offering options to help our Denver patients fit Invisalign® and other treatments into their budget.
Generally speaking, the exact cost of Invisalign® or other kinds of orthodontic care can be difficult to determine. Some of the factors that affect the price tag include:
At Cherry Creek Orthodontics we offer fun activities, games, and prizes throughout the year for patients. Some of these contests include “guess the number of jellybeans in the jar,” “match the dog to the owner,” “best holiday costume,” “talent shows,” and much more. We also enjoy getting involved with the community, charities, and patient's events through sponsorship and donations. Recently, we co-sponsored and attended auctions for the Bromwell School and Stanley British School.
Visit the office to find out what's happening…and what you might win!
Getting the most from orthodontic treatment often means temporarily altering your diet to keep the braces apparatus intact and functional. If your family lives in the Denver area and somebody in the house is getting braces, Dr. Robert Rudman will discuss all food restrictions you or your loved one will have to observe in order to attain a straighter smile. Summer is the season for barbecues, picnics, and many other types of dining events. Unfortunately, some of the classic summer food items can wreak havoc on braces.
Many patients in need of orthodontic treatment are hesitant to get braces because they’re worried about discomfort during the initial procedure and recurring pain with the apparatus. Before you get braces, Denver orthodontist Dr. Robert Rudman will explain the procedure and address any concerns you might have. Though the placement of braces itself is painless, your teeth might be tender for a few days after the procedure. Steps you can take while your mouth adjusts to the apparatus include:
Though many kids in high school can benefit from straighter teeth and a better bite, the thought of getting braces is often unwelcome. If your child is uncomfortable with the effect metal braces could have on his or her appearance and lifestyle, Colorado orthodontist Dr. Robert Rudman can discuss the suitability of Invisalign. Instead of the traditional metal brackets and wires, orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® involves the use of removable plastic trays to move the teeth and bite slowly into ideal placement.