Our Blog

How to Request an Appointment with an Orthodontist

March 9th, 2020

Appointment Calendar

For many Americans, making doctor appointments is a troubling task. Easily forgotten and hard to always fit into busy weeks, especially with schedules that seem to change frequently, it’s just a part of adulthood that we have to deal with.

If you’re trying to get in with an orthodontist but not sure about the specifics, such as how to request an appointment or what exactly you need to be seen for, don’t worry! These are common concerns that many of our patients share, and at Colorado Orthodontics, we want to make every step as simple as can be.

When To Visit An Orthodontist

Your dentist will be the best advisor to you when it comes to your orthodontic care. They’ll know when you’re due to come see us, and they will explain to you the exact issues you need to be seen for. Unlike a dentist, an orthodontist deals with the alignment of your teeth and jaw rather than cleaning them.

You may need to see an orthodontist for braces, a retainer, root canals, or other more major dental work that needs to be done. A lot of times, an orthodontist can investigate abnormalities that your dentist may notice to give a better vision for the future of your teeth or that of your child’s. Visiting an orthodontist should be done anytime you have a concern or issue with the placement of your teeth, jaw, or general alignment within your mouth.

Sometimes cosmetic dental procedures are also done by an orthodontist. Keeping your teeth healthy, straight, strong, and beautiful is a joint effort between you and your orthodontist, so it’s important to be sure you’re on the right track moving forward with your oral health.

How To Request An Appointment

A lot of offices will have a very easy system in place to get an appointment with your orthodontist. Sometimes, your dentist or primary healthcare professional will direct to an office of an orthodontist with a referral. Oftentimes, this is done for insurance reasons, but you can always reach out and schedule an appointment on your own!

At Colorado Orthodontics, you have a couple of options for requesting your appointment. Here are the ways you can do this:

  • Call Our Office. Give us a call and discuss how to set up an appointment with our orthodontist. This is one of the easiest ways to get your appointment finalized, and it’s easy to find a great time that works with your schedule in this method.
  • Request Online. Getting your orthodontist appointment ready online is an easy way to fit it into your schedule. Simply fill out the form on our request page and wait! You’ll be contacted by our staff to finalize the appointment.

Stop By. If you’re in the area, come stop in and set up your appointment that way! You can get a feel for the place when you're inside, and it makes it very easy to ask any questions you may have about your appointment that you’re requesting to schedule.

What differences can I expect after braces?

February 26th, 2020

Is it almost time for those pesky braces to finally come off? If you’re about to kiss your metal mouth farewell for good, it’s important you know what to expect in the weeks or months following the removal of your braces. For many patients, the excitement of getting their mouths “back to normal” overrides any concerns or questions about the future; but it’s important for you to stay in the know about what will be going on behind your lips.

Braces are a great tool. They help fix alignment and bite problems, give you a beautiful smile, and have been used for ages as an excellent treatment plan for many orthodontic issues. But what comes with braces before and after?

4 Major Differences To Expect After Braces

As excited as most patients are to finally say goodbye to their metal mouths, there are a few changes that not everyone anticipates or prepares for. If you’re dying to get those braces removed, make sure you’re mindful about the next step in your orthodontic journey and treatment. It’s also helpful to know what is ahead if you have anxiety related to your dental work.

1. Your Teeth

As you can imagine, the biggest difference you’ll be experiencing once those braces come off will be your teeth, mouth, and bite! Not only will the visual difference be very obvious, but the inside of your mouth will feel strange for a few days, too. The longer you’ve had your braces on, the longer it may take for you to adjust to the new sensation of your bare teeth.

2. Change In Routine

Now that your braces are off, it may be easy to believe you can just jump right into a world where you don’t have to worry about your teeth. Well, it’s true you may not have to be as careful, such as dealing with food texture or intensive brushing, but there are some habits you should do your best to keep. In most cases, after braces you’ll be fitted with a retainer, so your routine for oral and dental health will change entirely. You need to be ready to make new healthy habits.

3. Your Retainer

Most patients will be fitted for a retainer following the removal of their braces. The details on your retainer will vary, including the length of time you’ll need it and when you can remove it during the day. The good news is that it’s much more hidden than braces, and requires less work and upkeep. You will need to be careful with it, as they are much easier to break, and keep up with the cleaning to preserve your oral hygiene.

4. Some Pain

Getting braces removed and adjusting to a new piece of hardware in your mouth, such as a retainer, may cause some minor discomfort. Your teeth and jaw may be sore from the actual removal of the braces, and there may be some residual discomfort as you get used to the retainer in your mouth. Some patients can compare this to the sensation after an appointment where braces were tightened or adjusted.

What Sets Colorado Orthodontics Apart From the Rest?

February 15th, 2020

Have you ever wondered what sets us apart from the many other orthodontists in Colorado? For starters, you won’t find a friendlier, more family-oriented orthodontic clinic anywhere close to you! At Colorado Orthodontics, you will be met with nothing but top notch attention and services, the most polite staff, and affordable prices!

Here are just a few of the reasons that we consider ourselves set apart from the rest:

Great Orthodontic Work with High Quality Equipment

If you are looking for amazing results with even better treatment, then Colorado Orthodontics might be the perfect choice for you. With some of the most top notch equipment in the entire country, they can ensure precision-perfect results that can last up to a lifetime! The best part of all this is that it is affordable for most families!

The Best Staff in Colorado

They aren’t just friendly, but they’re kid and family friendly as well! You won’t have to worry about your kids fearing the dentist any longer — they will be excited to go and see some of the nicest people in the state! Colorado Orthodontics is perfect for a first visit, or a 10th visit — either way, you will never leave from there unhappy with your results!

Lots of Affordable Services

Unlike a regular dentist’s office, an orthodontics clinic focuses more specifically on teeth straightening and further care pertaining to those services, rather than an extremely extensive amount of services. Nonetheless, you can still expect to have any and all of your orthodontics needs met beyond expectation. Some of the main services offered at Colorado Orthodontics are:

  • Braces
  • Invisalign
  • Other straightening options

Affordability is Key

Honestly, no one wants to pay in entire limbs to be able to achieve their perfect smile, even if they can afford to. It only makes sense to set up an appointment with an expert to decide whether or not you are eligible for a payment plan, and if so, what is the absolute best route to take in order to be able to afford the smile  you’ve always wanted!

It’s Easy to Schedule

Have we finally convinced you? In that case, head over to their website to schedule your appointment today! You can either call and make an appointment, or you can make one directly on their website. You can also discuss any sort of payment plan over the phone or in person with one of their multiple financial representatives!

How Do I Know if I Need to Make an Appointment?

There are many deciding factors to whether you should visit the orthodontist or not, and you will more than likely have to get some sort of referral from your regular dentist, depending on the type of work you’d be needing. You might want to give them a call if:

  • Your teeth are not as straight as you’d like
  • The placement of your teeth affect your eating/daily life
  • Your dentist suggests that you consult an orthodontist
  • Your smile just isn’t what you want it to be!

If any of this applies to you, then you may need to consider calling Colorado Orthodontics!

Top Reasons to Choose Braces

February 3rd, 2020

For the unlucky group born with uneven, crooked tooth placement, the need for braces is included in a pretty foreseeable future. While having a great orthodontist can help ease any worries or concerns you or your child may have about getting braces, and having to take care of them, some additional support and comfort could go a long way. Denver Braces aren’t an uncommon treatment by any means, and many have found great success with little to no complications through this course of correctional treatment, but here are some excellent reasons why this option may be your best one.

Top 3 Reasons To Choose Braces

The first thing people ask about braces are what the downsides include. When you sign up for dedicating your time and health to fixing your tooth placement with traditional wire braces, you’re going to be here for a good length of time, and you’ll need the patience and resilience to stay on top of upkeep. It’s a big responsibility for anyone, both adult and child alike, but the benefits are worth it.

Here are some of the best reasons braces have been a fundamental part of dental and overall health, and why it’s the most common orthodontic procedure to date.

1. Your Bite Is Very Important

The myth about braces being a vain expense and procedure is entirely misplaced. While it is true that some opt for braces for an aesthetic purpose alone, many times, braces are necessary to protect your bite and jaw. When your teeth don’t sit right, either forced forward, backwards, or sideways, it will affect the health of your jaw. A well-aligned bite will prevent major problems from developing down the line, so it’s far more essential than just being a skin-deep decision.

2. You Can Get Braces At Any Age

More and more, we’re seeing folks who are in their adulthood, even into their 50s+, finally step up to the plate to get their smiles corrected. Sometimes it’s for purely cosmetic reasons, and other times, teeth have shifted or worsened over the years, and some outside help is needed to get your smile back in tip-top shape.

3. Your Experience Will Be Unique

Braces never work the exact same way for each patient. The time length you’ll need to wear them, the placement, the material type, and even the color schemes of the bands will vary from patient to patient. Some get to practice their commitment skills and feature wired smiles for up to two years, while others may see success within 6 months.

The Most Popular Alternative

Many of our patients are choosing a less invasive, more discreet option for their realignment needs. Consider our affordable Invisalign options, what we consider to be the progressive, modern approach to tackling tough, toothy problems. It’s easier, and safer, to clean and maintain, while also keeping your smile looking natural with a practically invisible aligner that works just as hard as the traditional ceramic or metal braces.

Need an even more convenient location?
Visit our sister sites:

colorado orthodontics lodo orthodontics

Thornton, Arvada, S. Aurora, Highlands Ranch

denver orthodontic office north aurora orthodontic office lakewood orthodontic office
N. Aurora
Click here to Request your Free Consultation
Coronavirus Update ×