Orthodontics Available in
Lakewood, CO

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What Is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry focusing on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of jaw, face and bite irregularities (malocclusions*). Orthodontic treatment is provided by an oral health care provider known as an Orthodontist, who has typically completed two to three years of additional training beyond dental school. Callahan & Klein’s orthodontic team at the Lakewood, CO office is dedicated to giving all patients their perfect smile.

What is the difference between an Orthodontist and a Dentist?

A dentist is concerned with the overall health of your teeth, gums and mouth. Orthodontists specialize in treating irregularities and misalignments of the teeth and jaws, often using dental appliances such as braces to resolve issues. If you feel you are in need of orthodontic treatment, the first step is to contact Callahan & Klein, your local Lakewood, CO dental office.

Is Orthodontic Treatment Cosmetic Dentistry?

Recent years have brought about many changes within the dental industry, specifically with regards to orthodontic treatment and care. Now more than ever patients are experiencing fewer incidences of cavities and missing teeth due to the heightened awareness of fluoride use and preventative dentistry. This increasing awareness on the health and look of a patient’s smile has fueled the desire for many to seek out orthodontia not only as a medical necessity, but for cosmetic reasons as well.

Orthodontic treatment is generally considered cosmetic if the original issue is not affecting oral health.

Your Orthodontist in Lakewood, CO

Whether it’s traditional braces or custom made removable appliances, orthodontics from Callahan & Klein Dental can help you have the healthy, straight, beautiful smile you’ve been waiting for!

Give us a call today and schedule your orthodontic consultation!

*Malocclusion is the technical term for teeth that don’t fit together correctly. Malocclusions not only affect the teeth, but also the appearance of the face. Most malocclusions are inherited; however some are due to acquired habits such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusting. The spacing left from an adult tooth being extracted or an early loss of a baby tooth can also contribute to a malocclusion.
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