orthodontics

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

Will I Need Teeth Removed for Braces?

The short answer is – maybe, but only as a final option after all other alternatives have been considered. Dr. Robert Rudman has been providing orthodontics in the Denver area for decades. He has the skill to consider all possible treatment paths to creating your most beautiful, healthy smile. Although teeth removal is sometimes a part of getting braces, it isn't always the case and he can determine if there are any alternatives.

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.

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