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

What Causes Crooked Teeth?

Crooked teeth can affect the appearance of your smile, make it difficult to eat and talk, and lead to oral health and hygiene problems down the road. Both adults and children can suffer from misaligned teeth and jaws, but many people don’t understand what the culprit is or how to address it. Since crooked teeth can cause long-term health and lifestyle challenges, it’s important to understand what’s causing yours and what orthodontic treatments could help.

What Is Phase 1 Orthodontic Treatment?

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.

Orthodontics and Your FSA

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.

Denver Man is First U.S. Patient to Complete Orthodontic Treatment with AcceleDent™

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.”

Adult Orthodontics

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.

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