Advanced Orthodontic Care Blog

Orthodontist serving Stapleton, Denver, Cherry Creek & Nearby Areas of Colorado

January 17, 2013

Congratulations! You have completed your orthodontic treatment and are preparing to get your braces off. This day has been a long time coming and you want to make sure you are prepared. Denver orthodontist Dr. Robert Rudman will work closely with you as your final days with braces occur, helping ensure your absolute comfort and satisfaction after their removal.

What Your Teeth Will Look Like

December 26, 2012

Braces place pressure on your teeth to stretch surrounding periodontal membrane on one side of a tooth and compress it on the other, a process which loosens targeted teeth. Once a tooth is loosened with braces, bone grows around it in a process known as bone remodeling to provide support. Bone remodeling can take months or even years with braces alone, but is necessary to ensure straight teeth.

December 17, 2012

The holidays are upon us, which for many adults and teens means travel. No matter what type of braces you have, it is important that you care for them during your travels to help ensure your treatment is not disrupted. Fortunately, taking care of your braces when you travel doesn’t differ at all from taking care of them when you’re at home. With just a few minutes every day, you can enjoy your travels without having to worry about any impact to your orthodontic treatment.

Caring for Your Braces

October 29, 2012

Halloween wouldn't be the same without treats. No matter what your age, if you wear braces you can still enjoy Halloween. You just may want to take a few precautions to prevent damaging the wires and brackets of your braces.

September 26, 2012

If you are interested in clear braces, the next step is to talk to our experienced dentist, Dr. Robert Rudman in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Rudman offers several different types of braces, including those with clear brackets, as well as Invisalign®.

If you are interested in clear braces, you should:

August 09, 2012

Whether you're in middle school or attending a university, going back to school with any of the various types of braces may be causing you some anxiety. You may be feeling self-conscious, and you may be uncomfortable with other students seeing you in braces for the first time. These feelings are probably experienced by just about anyone who wears braces. Most likely, you will feel more comfortable with your braces in a few days. Here are some tips for going back to school with braces:

July 02, 2012
June 12, 2012

Since people often associate braces with children and adolescents, many adults are uncomfortable at the thought of wearing braces around the workplace and among their peers. However, close to 50% of our patients at Cherry Creek Orthodontics are adults – and 10% of those adults are over the age of 55.

May 16, 2012

In most cases, the need for braces will be obvious. Crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, and a misaligned bite are all common reasons that people seek out braces. Sometimes, a person’s bite problems are so severe that they cause physical pain, but others may have such mild symptoms that they don’t realize they need teeth straightening.

April 11, 2012

Not everyone will need braces, but for many people, straight teeth and a perfect bite do not come naturally. If you take your child in for early orthodontic treatment, braces can sometimes be avoided. Dr. Rudman can help preserve space for your child’s permanent teeth, preventing them from growing in crooked. However, even with these precautions, braces may still become necessary later in life.