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.
Advanced Orthodontic Care Blog
Orthodontist serving Stapleton, Denver, Cherry Creek & Nearby Areas of Colorado
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.
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.
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.