Colorado Smiles Orthodontics is excited to serve our patients. It is our goal to give you a smile that you can be proud to show off.
After your first examination with X-rays, we will be happy to discuss your options. We are proud to offer many different treatment options so that you can get straighter teeth and a nicer looking smile. We are dedicated to showing you all of our options and discussing them thoroughly with you. We want you to find the best treatment option for you, no matter what you choose.
To give you straighter teeth and a more perfect smile, we are proud to offer the following services:
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children visit the orthodontist around the age of seven. By treating children young, your orthodontist will be able to correct and guide your child’s jaw to create space for crowded teeth, possibly avoid extractions in the future and fix common problems such as thumb sucking and speech issues. As a parent you can watch for signs that it is time to make an appointment with an orthodontist such as crowding of the teeth, thumb sucking, breathing through the mouth, or jaws that pop. Your child’s dentist can also help you recognize when it is time to see an orthodontist.
Phase 1 Treatment
Phase One treatment is considered early treatment. It is started when a child is between seven and ten years old. It lasts about twelve to twenty-one months. It is our goal to help address significant problems to prevent them from becoming worse and causing bad self-esteem later during the teenage years.
Phase 2 Treatment
After a rest period, while the rest of the permanent teeth come in, we start phase two, which involves using braces or some other appliance to line up the teeth correctly. This phase can take up to two years to move the teeth where they need to be. Afterward, it is recommended that children wear a retainer to keep their teeth in place.
If you have any questions about two-phase orthodontic treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (970) 867-9464 (Fort Morgan) or (720) 805-0501 (Brighton).