You've decided you want braces and your dentist has offered to provide them. You may wonder, "is there any difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?" There is a difference, and it comes down to training and education, as well as experience.
Orthodontist serving Stapleton, Denver, Cherry Creek & Nearby Areas of Colorado
"Clear braces" could refer to any of three low-profile orthodontic options offered by Dr. Robert Rudman:
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.
Are you in college in Colorado and considering straightening your teeth? Dr. Robert Rudman is an experienced orthodontist who has spent his career caring for patients of all ages, from children, to young adults to older adults. It's never too late to get the healthy, attractive smile you deserve.
You know the reasons why you should get braces: straighter teeth, an aligned bite, a confident smile and improved self-esteem. However, if you’re like some of our older Stapleton patients, the very thought of orthodontics is unnerving, eliciting visions of embarrassment and discomfort.
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.
Getting a child braces is an investment for any family. However, the nature of that investment will vary depending on your child’s individual needs. If you’re considering orthodontics and you live in the Stapleton neighborhood of Denver, Dr. Robert Rudman can examine your child’s teeth and bite during a complimentary screening.
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.
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.