Colorado Orthdontics' Blog

Breathing Wellness: A Solution to Sleep Apnea

Solving sleep apnea on a global scale could result in significant cost savings across the entire healthcare spectrum. It has the potential to reduce the effects of common chronic health concerns and change the lives of millions of people of all ages who suffer from compromised airway, sleep, and breathing issues. The Breathing Wellness movement […]
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What to expect when getting braces off?

Since braces last months to years, getting them off is certainly a reason to celebrate. This momentous appointment with an Aurora orthodontist might be just around the corner for you, so it’s important to be prepared for your visit. Read on to discover what to expect on the day you get your braces off and what steps […]
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Why Do People Need Braces?

In countries around the world, braces are considered a completely standard process. Braces can be an option for people of all ages, and there are different factors that drive us to get braces—some medical and some cosmetic. Let’s discuss some of the more common reasons why people need or want braces.
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What is the best age to get braces?

If you’re looking to take you or your child’s dental health more seriously, braces could be the answer. Read on to discover more about braces, what age braces are necessary, and when to contact your orthodontist in Arvada for help.
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What Are Ceramic Braces?

The majority of us are not born with flawless smiles, but we do have the tools and tricks to make those smiles possible. Whether you get braces to correct your bite, straighten your teeth, or increase your comfort, you will find that they can provide a truly unique experience. While most people are well-acquainted with […]
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Can another orthodontist remove braces?

Whatever your reason might be, patients needing to transfer orthodontic treatment while in the middle of a braces treatment are becoming more common. Many families move due to jobs, the economy, or needing new scenery. There are over five million people wearing braces at any given time, which means that nothing has plans to change, […]
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Do orthodontists clean teeth before braces?

If you have decided that you or your child needs braces then you may have a lot of questions. Whether it is you or your child in the chair, there options and we are here to help you feel mentally prepared to take this step. We will help you to learn all you need to […]
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How Much Does an Orthodontic Consultation Cost

When seeking out an orthodontist in Arvada, it’s important to understand the initial consultation process and cost. Most initial consultations come at little to no cost to you. However, there are a variety of factors that determine this cost. Read on to discover more about your first orthodontic consultation and how much you’ll pay up front.
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What is the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?

Most people have probably been to a dentist at one time or another in their lives. Hopefully, this has been on a regular basis. This might include professional cleanings, X-rays to maintain good dental health, and other routine items. Dentistry is a broad term that is mentioned in regards to the health of the teeth, […]
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How much do braces cost?

The average cost of braces may shock you and your bank account. It’s not a cheap procedure. While there’s no flat rate, braces typically fall somewhere between $4,000 and $6,000 with some going beyond that range. The reason is each situation is unique and different oral situations are going to me more or less work […]
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What Are Considered Orthodontic Services?

There’s much more to orthodontics than teenagers with metal braces. In fact, many adults benefit from orthodontic services, too. These services can range from clear aligners and retainers to different types of braces. Whatever your age or need, orthodontics can help you achieve better oral health and a beautiful smile. Discover more about the common […]
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Can I get Invisalign at any Ortho Office?

Many people look to Invisalign to help straighten misaligned teeth and improve their oral health. Since Invisalign is made from clear, BPA-free plastic, they are a more subtle alternative to traditional metal braces. With Invisalign options, you’ll be on your way to a healthier smile. Learn more about the Invisalign process and where to go for your […]
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Should I Invest in Invisalign for My Teen?

Originally marketed as an adult braces option, aligners have recently appealed to a younger audience. Invisalign is a popular choice for many teens since it subtly helps correct teeth alignment without the awkwardness of metal braces. Invisalign manufacturers even reported double the increase of sales from 2013 to 2017, indicating that aligners are becoming the […]
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How to Prepare Your Teen for Orthodontics

Braces are a big step in any teen’s life. If your child is about to start Teen Orthodontics treatment, they might be nervous or have a few questions. Both you and your child must get your questions answered so you can prepare for your teen’s braces.
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How to Care for Invisalign Braces

Invisalign braces are a great teeth-straightening option that utilizes clear aligners instead of brackets and wires. These aligners are completely customizable to your teeth and can be removed during sleep or when eating. Since they're practically invisible, Invisalign aligners are a great solution for teens and adults alike when it comes to oral health. However, Invisalign aligners […]
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How Do I Know When It's Time for Early Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontic treatment can help individuals of any age. But in order to prevent oral health problems later in life, it's best to seek out an orthodontist at an early age. Get to know the recommended age range for an early examination as well as signs that someone may need further orthodontic treatment.
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What are Clear Ceramic Braces and Will They Work for Me?

You know braces. You’re familiar with images of teenagers with metal braces in their mouth as a way to help straighten out teeth. But braces have come a long way and it’s not just the classic metal look anymore. There are ways to have braces that are less noticeable, more comfortable, and more versatile for the wide […]
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What is an ABO Certification?

The American Board of Orthodontics is nationally recognized as the highest standard of excellence in orthodontics through competency assessments. There are different aspects and levels to how one is deemed board certified. Certification to the board requires multiple boxes to be checked off: completion of a graduate program in orthodontia or Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor […]
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Will Insurance Help Pay For Braces?

Private insurance can be a very complicated issue, especially as it relates to orthodontic care. In this blog, we’ll try to break it down so that you can best know what your insurance may or may not cover and what to ask when choosing your dental plan at your next open enrollment.
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Using a HSA or FSA to Pay for Braces

We know that even though we offer arguably the best value for orthodontic treatment in all of metro Denver, orthodontic care can still be very expensive for most families. While you want great care for you and/or your child, and so you likely are not just looking for the cheapest provider (as I often note, if you […]
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Does CHP Pay for Braces in Colorado?

We see a lot of folks with CHP and CHP+ in our offices. Many have been bounced back and forth between Medicaid and CHP. With many of these folks, there is some confusion on the subject of CHP and how that works with braces. So let us try to clarify. The answer to the question, […]
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Meet the Doctors at Colorado Orthodontics

Colorado Orthodontists serve four locations in the Colorado area. All of our doctors are trained specialists in multiple top programs and fields. Read on to meet the doctors.
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Welcome to Our Blog

Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog. Please check back often for weekly updates on fun and exciting events happening at our office, important and interesting information about orthodontics and the dental industry, and the latest news about our practice.
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