Straighten Your Teeth, Strengthen Your Smile
An orthodontist is a dental specialist who works with those who have misaligned teeth, TMJ, and other issues. In addition to creating more polished smiles, treatments like Invisalign and braces can resolve tooth and jaw alignment problems.
It’s a good idea to take your child to see an orthodontist at around the age of 7. This is only a rule of thumb, and for your child’s specific case, your dentist will tell you the correct time for a first orthodontist visit. Seeing the orthodontist early on will help put a plan into action that can prevent serious treatments down the road.
At Woodland Park Dental Group, we house all dental specialists in one location. For their orthodontic needs, we refer our patients to Dr. Andrew Horne, our in-house orthodontist.
Dr. Horne completed his orthodontic residency at the University of Colorado in Denver. Generally speaking, there are two options for straighter teeth:
Invisalign: This invisible treatment is more flexible than braces and typically involves shorter treatment times. This is a process that requires a great deal of self-discipline, so it is typically used for adults only.
Braces: This treatment is common among children who are 9-14 years old. Typical treatment time lasts 1-2 years, but it does vary.
Schedule a Woodland Park Orthodontic Consultation
Woodland Park Dental Group is a unique practice in that we are able to handle a multitude of dental treatments in one location. Our office staffs a periodontist, endodontist, oral surgeon, and cosmetic dentists. Our extensive team makes treatment for braces and Invisalign a breeze! To schedule an appointment with Dr. Horne or another dental professional, call us at 719-387-0472 or fill out our form online.