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.
Advanced Orthodontic Care Blog
Orthodontist serving Stapleton, Denver, Cherry Creek & Nearby Areas of Colorado
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.
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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.
As you watch him or her growing up, you might wonder when you should start thinking about whether or not your child needs braces. Stapleton orthodontist Dr. Robert Rudman can help answer your questions about braces and explain how your child could benefit from early treatment. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, all children should undergo an orthodontic screening by age 7 at the latest. This age is ideal for an orthodontic evaluation because:
While parents look forward to romantic dinners, kids often celebrate Valentine’s Day with parties in homeroom. However, parents and children alike do share a love for one aspect of Valentine’s Day: candy. If you live in Denver and your child has braces, it’s important to set boundaries so sugary foods don’t undo the orthodontic treatment. Keeping foods high in sugar to a minimum is obviously an ideal way to facilitate good dental health in kids, whether they have braces or not.
For children and adults alike, it's very important to learn how to keep teeth clean while undergoing orthodontic correction. If you have braces and you’re wondering how to maintain good dental health while straightening your teeth, please visit Advanced Orthodontic Care in Denver for professional insight into caring for your mouth. Most people get braces because they ultimately want to achieve perfectly straight teeth. But what good are straight teeth if they become discolored or damaged during the orthodontic process?
Invisalign can be an ideal orthodontic treatment option for adults with unpleasant memories of wearing metal braces as teenagers. Denver Invisalign provider Dr. Robert Rudman is in the top 1% of practitioners of this procedure worldwide. To determine whether or not you’re a candidate for Invisalign, Dr. Rudman will first assess your mouth for issues such as: