Technically speaking, there is no “best” age to get braces. You can straighten your teeth at any time. Over 60% of our patients are adults, and around 10% of those are over the age of 55. As an adult, your jawbone is settled – along with any problems that come with it, including an underbite, overbite, crowded teeth, and/or gaps in your smile. Thankfully, modern orthodontic technology has made adult orthodontic treatment faster, more comfortable, and more practical than ever before. At Cherry Creek Smiles, our experienced Denver orthodontist Dr.
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Orthodontist serving Stapleton, Denver, Cherry Creek & Nearby Areas of Colorado
Already in the top 1% of all Invisalign® providers worldwide, Dr. Robert Rudman is proud to offer iTero technology to further enhance the Invisalign® experience for his patients. iTero is a cutting-edge scanner that eliminates the need for impressions, enabling Dr. Rudman to create an even more accurate fit for Invisalign® aligners. Traditional impressions are often messy and trigger a gag reflex in some patients, making them an uncomfortable part of the Invisalign® preparation process. Now, patients can entirely avoid this problem with iTero.
In recent years, an increasing number of adults have been seeking out orthodontic treatment to straight crooked teeth, correct their bite, and improve the overall appearance of their smile. For many adults, traditional metal braces are not an appealing option because of the way they look, and how intrusive and impractical they can be. Thankfully, today’s adult braces options are more varied and convenient than ever before. Our experienced Cherry Creek orthodontist Dr. Rudman offers the following types of braces for adults:
If you have avoided getting braces in the past because of the way they look, Incognito™ Hidden Braces may be the ideal solution for you. Incognito™ braces are fitted to the backside of your teeth instead of the front, making them completely invisible when you smile. Incognito™ Hidden Braces work similar to conventional braces, using brackets and wires to move your teeth into their ideal position. Dr. Rudman uses digital prototyping technology and CAD/CAM software to engineer custom brackets and wires made of a strong gold alloy.
If you’ve avoided orthodontic treatment in the past because you don’t like the idea of wearing traditional metal braces, Invisalign® might be the ideal solution for you. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign® uses clear plastic teeth aligners to straighten your teeth. The aligners are custom-fit, optically clear, and designed to look virtually unnoticeable while you are wearing them. Best of all, the Invisalign® aligners can be removed whenever you need to eat or brush your teeth, making them more convenient than traditional braces.
If you have braces, chances are that you've run into a couple of issues along the way. Most are not orthodontic emergencies, and you can apply home remedies to solve the problem until you can get in for an office visit.
Sore teeth and mouth
It is common when you first get your braces or as your teeth begin to shift during treatment that you will feel some aches. These usually pass relatively quickly, but you can try eating soft foods and taking an over-the-counter non-aspirin pain reliever if necessary.
Improper alignment of your teeth and malocclusion (bad bite) can lead to jaw pain or TMJ (Temporomandibular joint disorders). Using braces to correct the issues that cause your jaw pain will alleviate the underlying problems and your jaw pain.
At Advanced Orthodontic Care, Dr. Robert Rudman will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and bite in order to recommend the best treatment. Braces are recommended for children, teens, and adults who suffer from alignment or bite issues, such as:
Have you been thinking about Invisalign® but haven't called to set up your appointment with Dr. Robert Rudman yet? Well, this is the year you can start on your new smile.
Dr. Rudman is the most experienced Invisalign orthodontist in Denver and is a 5280 Top Orthodontist. He is among the top 1% of all Invisalign providers worldwide. As an Elite Preferred Invisalign provider, Dr. Rudman is recognized by the makers of Invisalign as a provider who has achieved the highest level of Invisalign case experience.
Opal® Seal is a protective sealant that Dr. Robert Rudman uses to prepare your teeth before he puts your braces on. Because it is often difficult for you to clean your teeth while wearing braces, it is important to seal your teeth with a dental sealant for an added layer of protection.
Frederick Churbuck, a patient of Denver orthodontist Dr. Robert Rudman, is the first U.S. resident to complete orthodontic treatment with AcceleDent; using the small device designed to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement, Mr. Churbuck was able to have his braces removed after about nine months of treatment instead of the 18 months initially predicted.
“My teeth are beautiful, and in nine months,” Mr. Churbuck said of AcceleDent treatment. “It feels too good to be true.”