Though your family dentist might have discovered problems with crooked teeth or misalignment between the upper and lower jaw, getting your smile into proper position could take specialized skill and knowledge. If you or a family member needs orthodontic treatment, Advanced Orthodontic Care in Denver provides customized solutions to problems affecting the teeth and bite.
Please call Advanced Orthodontic Care today at 303-331-0222 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Denver orthodontist Dr. Robert Rudman. Dr. Rudman serves patients from Stapleton and other nearby communities.
The field of orthodontics is a dental specialty devoted to aligning teeth and the bite for improved health, function, and aesthetic appeal. Orthodontic treatment commonly addresses issues such as:
- Crooked teeth
- Teeth that are crowded too close together
- Spaces between teeth
- Crossbite (occurs when one or more upper teeth make contact with the inside of the lower teeth)
- Open bite (where jaw misalignment prevents some teeth from making contact with their counterparts)
Generally, the problems causing misalignment of the teeth and jaws are known as malocclusion. If left untreated, malocclusion can not only make your smile look unbalanced but increase your risk of cavities, gum disease, and lead to worsening pain in and around the mouth.
Orthodontic Treatment Options
The treatment most people associate with an orthodontist is braces. However, Dr. Rudman uses advanced technology to move beyond metal wires and brackets and offer patients a variety of alternatives. Some of these options include:
- Clear braces
- Incognito™ Hidden Braces
- Synergy R SWLF (straight wire low friction) system
Children as young as 7 years old are generally eligible for treatment with traditional braces. Adults and teenagers might prefer more discreet correction with invisible braces or Invisalign®. Instead of a fixed apparatus, Invisalign® patients use clear, removable aligner trays for two weeks at a time to move teeth into position gradually.
Once you’ve completed the orthodontic treatment of your choice, Dr. Rudman will assess the results. To maintain the improvements to your smile, he might recommend that you begin wearing a retainer.
Orthodontics can benefit children and adults alike, with a range of different options to choose from. Please contact Advanced Orthodontic Care or call 303-331-0222 today to schedule your free consultation. Dr. Rudman serves patients throughout Denver from his office in Stapleton.