Shape Your Smile
An orthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the treatment of improper or misaligned bites. Orthodontists create appliances, like braces, to realign teeth or jaws to correct current and future difficulties.
It’s important for children to see an orthodontist as early as age 7 to check for problems that require correction. As baby teeth are replaced by a permanent set, many problems with misalignment can occur, and early treatment is essential.
Two of the most common orthodontic treatments are:
Braces: These are most frequently used for children, and most kids start treatment between the ages of 9 and 14. Treatment time varies, although most children will have braces for at least a year.
Invisalign: Because Invisalign is less visible than braces, it is becoming a popular option for adults who want straight teeth. Although treatment time will be determined by your dentist, the average treatment time is less than a year. Since aligners must be worn for 20-22 hours for effective treatment, it’s not recommended for children. Learn more.
Schedule Your Denver Orthodontic Consultation
If you are looking for a new dentist or if you need an orthodontist, we can help. Stapleton Modern Dental offers flexible scheduling with a well-rounded staff of dental professionals, in a kid-friendly office.
Our office partners with Colorado Family Orthodontics, a top-rated network of practices with nearly 3 decades of experience in the Denver and Rocky Mountain area. Colorado Family Orthodontics has a number of locations within the area, so we can refer you to a trusted, local orthodontist for braces and Invisalign.