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iTero Scanners Are Changing the Game

December 24th, 2016

Since the dawn of orthodontic treatment, orthodontists have relied on physical impressions – models of the teeth and bite – to help diagnose orthodontic problems and design treatment plans. These impressions are hugely useful, as they give an orthodontist a physical representation of the bite that they can hold, study, and use for treatment planning purposes. Unfortunately, creating these impressions requires patients to sit for 10 minutes with a gooey, uncomfortable putty in their mouth, and the impressions are rigid and can't be adjusted to simulate treatment. But iTero – a new orthodontic technology – is changing all of that.

iTero Digital Impressions

iTero digital impressions present a revolutionary, modern alternative to traditional impressions, giving orthodontists a new way to diagnose problems and plan treatments. iTero uses an advanced optical scanner and proprietary modeling software to create a three-dimensional computer model of the patient's bite, taking the impressions process into the digital age. Creating the impressions takes only a few minutes and requires no putty, and once the models are created, they can be moved and manipulated to simulate treatment in detail. It's an exciting new technology with a number of advantages to patients:

  • Putty-Free: Creating a digital impression just requires your doctor to wave a wand around your mouth for a few minutes. This means no more sticky, gooey putty in your mouth and an easier, more convenient treatment process
  • Advanced Computer Imaging: The digital software and imaging technology behind iTero is incredibly powerful, creating more accurate, detailed models than ever before.
  • Fully Controllable: iTero lets doctors simulate tooth movement using the model, allowing for detailed treatment planning like never before. Plus, iTero lets your doctor show you exactly what your teeth will look like once you finish treatment.

All in all, iTero digital impressions offer a powerful, convenient alternative to traditional impressions – and we're excited to say we've incorporated iTero into our own treatments at our office. This means that whether you’re looking for braces, Invisalign, or any other treatment we offer, you can be assured that your treatment will be more effective and convenient than ever before.

Contact Your Denver, CO Orthodontist

iTero is just one example of our commitment to convenient orthodontic treatment – and if you'd like to see them in action, we'd love to have you at the office for an appointment. Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page with any questions, or just request an appointment online at one of our 6 locations. We can't wait to hear from you, and we're excited to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile with iTero digital impressions!

Tips For Taking Care of Braces For Halloween

October 19th, 2016

Taking Care of Braces for Halloween

The holiday season is almost upon us, and soon enough we'll start to see the pumpkins, ghoulish decorations, and extravagant costumes that usher in the first holiday of the season: Halloween! Halloween is a fun time for dressing up, telling scary stories, and spending time with friends and family – but unfortunately, it can be a dangerous holiday for braces. The gooey, sticky, hard, and sugary candies we love to indulge in during halloween can easily get stuck in archwires, break brackets, and corrode tooth enamel, putting both your braces and the health of your teeth in jeopardy, which is truly a scary thought! To help you navigate this time of the year, here are a few simple tips for taking care of your braces during Halloween.

Keeping Braces & Teeth Healthy During Halloween

  • Say No to Sticky, Hard, & Sugary Candy: We know it's difficult, but while wearing braces, it's critical to avoid candies and foods that are sticky, hard, or chock full of sugars. All of these qualities can damage your braces and teeth, potentially causing serious problems and setting your treatment back by months.
  • Brush Teeth Incessantly: In addition to avoiding dangerous foods, you'll have to be proactive about protecting your teeth and braces. You should brush your teeth at least four times daily, once after each meal and once before bed, and don't forget to floss at least once a day.
  • Come In for Regular Appointments: In addition to the preventive measures you take outside the office, it's important to regularly visit our office for check ups and visit your regular dentist for deep cleanings. These appointments are critical to ensuring your treatment is progressing well and your teeth are still healthy and strong, letting us spot potential problems before they get too serious.

Contact Your Aurora & Arvada, CO Orthodontist

The holiday season can be challenging for those wearing braces, but with a careful watch on your diet, a diligent oral hygiene regimen, and regular visits to our office, you can keep your teeth healthy and your treatment on track this holiday season. We encourage you to reach out to us at our contact page with any questions about caring for your teeth and braces, and if you'd like to come in to one of our offices for an appointment, please feel free to request an appointment using our easy online form. We can't wait to hear from you, and we hope you're excited to enjoy this Halloween season - taking good care of your braces, of course!

How Can I Pay For Braces?

September 26th, 2016

We hear a lot of questions about braces. Patients constantly ask us how long they take, how they work, and what all the tiny components do, but some of our most common questions have to do with paying for braces. We know this can be a daunting subject, but don't worry - we're here to help.

Making a New Smile Affordable

So how much do braces cost, anyways? The truth is there is no one answer to that. The cost of orthodontic treatment varies from patient to patient, and everyone's needs are different. After we perform your initial exam and recommend a treatment, we'll discuss an estimate of the cost with you, going over every aspect so you fully understand your options.

We know that paying for braces can be difficult, but we're dedicated to helping every patient find a plan that let's them get the new smile they deserve in a way that makes sense for their budget. We offer a variety of payment plans to our patients, so you can have the freedom to pay for your treatment in small, manageable installments.

In addition to payment plans, we also make insurance easy. We're proud to accept most major insurance providers, including Medicaid, and we'll take care of filing your claims for you - so all you have to do is relax. We'll use our knowledge and expertise to ensure you receive the best coverage you're entitled to, helping keep your costs low and your treatment affordable.

Contact Your Denver, CO Orthodontists

Have more questions about our financial policies or your treatment? We're happy to answer them. Feel free to call us at any of our six Denver area locations, and don't forget to check back to this blog for more tips and updates on all things oral health. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you achieve a healthy smile - affordably!

It's Never Too Late to Love Your Smile

August 26th, 2016

At All About Braces, we believe everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile that they feel proud of in any situation. That's why we're proud to provide high quality orthodontic treatments to patients in a warm, welcoming office environment - and those patients are more diverse than you might expect! While many people see orthodontic treatment as something that's "just for kids," the truth is that we can move healthy teeth at any age. More and more adults are discovering the power of orthodontic treatment and reaping the benefits of a beautiful new smile in every aspect of their lives.

A Healthy Smile At Any Age

An increasing number of adults are pursuing a new smile through orthodontic treatment, and it's little wonder why. A beautiful new smile is an investment in a better you, and it lends a boost of confidence, happiness, and self-esteem that radiates through every area of personal and professional life. Just think how much easier that upcoming neighborhood BBQ, first date, or big presentation at work would be if you have a beautiful smile you weren't afraid to show off – and believe it or not, that new smile is closer than you might think.

While braces used to be awkward, unsightly metal strips attached to the teeth, modern braces are thinner, more comfortable, and more aesthetically appealing than ever before. Plus, with treatment alternatives like Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth discreetly – so almost no one has to know you're getting treatment. Today's orthodontic treatments offer a solution for any lifestyle, and we'll work with you to design a treatment that fits your orthodontic needs, lifestyle, and budget, helping you get the smile you're dreaming of through a method that works for you.

Contact Your Denver, CO Orthodontist

So what do you say: are you ready to start down the path to a happier, healthier, more confident you? We couldn't be more excited to help you get there! If you'd like to find out how orthodontic treatment can help you achieve the smile of your dreams, please reach out to us at our contact page or schedule an appointment online using our simple, convenient form. We can't wait to hear from you, and we're excited to help you improve your life with a beautiful new smile!

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