At Boulder Dental Designs, we see our clients as so much more than patients; we see them as family. That simple idea is what makes our customer service so excellent. Everyone who sits in our dental chairs is given the best treatment that we’re capable of giving. From the time they walk in until the time that they leave, people are treated with the utmost care and consideration. Our amazing dental doctor, Dr. John Montoya, is Boulder’s best dentist, and our staff is known to be the friendliest in the area. Do you have dental work that you’ve been putting off? Or maybe it’s time for your six-month check-up? Whatever the current status of your oral health, make sure that you make Boulder Dental Designs your go-to dental office for all things dentistry. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
With all of the technology that is available to us, we tend to make the most of it. We have access to self-driving cars, we have phones and gadgets that we can talk to, and we have the most advanced dentistry, all at our fingertips. Dentistry has come a long way in the last century. We finally have the ability to create long-lasting dentures (something that people have attempted for thousands of years), veneers that will flush with your natural teeth, and implants that your body won’t reject.
The Rise of Orthodontics
With all of the modern advancements in the vein of dental work, it only makes sense that orthodontics would also have come a long way. The idea of using certain methods to straighten teeth is hardly a new one; there is evidence that the Ancient Egyptians used metal pieces to try and straighten crooked teeth. There have also been many valiant efforts to align the teeth for centuries after that, however, it wasn’t until the 18th and 19th Centuries that we’ve seen the most progress.
Today, orthodontics is a huge part of dentistry and over one-third of all Americans have had braces at some point in their lives. Many people had all of their orthodontic work done when they were pre-teens or teenagers, however, some folks wait until they’re adults to get their orthodontic work done. In the 80s, we basically had one option for orthodontics: metal braces. Nowadays, there are a number of options for people of all ages who want to enjoy a beautiful, straight smile. Let’s discuss all of the amazing forms of orthodontics that your Boulder dentist can help you with!
Your Options for Orthodontics in Boulder
Traditional Metal Braces – Having been around the longest, these stainless steel braces are still the most popular, and now, they’re more comfortable and affordable than ever. These braces also can give you color options for your rubber bands. Wanting to learn more about metal braces in Boulder, contact Boulder Dental Designs today!
Self-Ligating Braces – Made from the same materials as traditional braces, self-ligating braces do their job without the use of rubber bands. This means that there is less stress placed on the teeth, and the need for frequent ortho appointments is significantly less. If this kind of braces might be right up your alley, contact us now.
Clear Ceramic Braces – This form of orthodontics is great because they are much more camouflaged with the teeth than both of the above. Ceramic braces are widely used for older teens and adults who have concerns about the cosmetic aspect of braces. Though ceramic braces are a great choice, they are a little bit more fragile than other materials and they do require a little bit more care on your end.
Invisalign – After decades of braces being the only option for orthodontics, Invisalign was created in 1997. As an amazing option for those people who want straight teeth but don’t want to have to go through the frustrating process of having braces, Invisalign has been revolutionary! Made of acrylic, two trays are worn regularly as one would a retainer and they can be taken out for meals, brushing, and flossing. If you’re interested in Invisalign in Boulder, contact Dr. Montoya today!
Lingual Braces – As a great option for those who need orthodontic work but don’t want anything to be visible on the teeth, lingual braces sit on the back side of the teeth. Many actors, models, and other professionals choose this option so that their smiles are completely free of any orthodontic device. If you’d love to talk to us about lingual braces, contact us at Boulder Dental Designs now.
We live in a truly amazing time. We have so many technological advancements at our disposal and we’re able to make the most of them in our daily lives. It’s even more incredible to realize how far orthodontics have come in a few short decades, and innovations are happening more and more every day!
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If you’re ready to start your orthodontic journey, give us a call at Boulder Dental Designs! Whether you’re interested in Invisalign, traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces, or anything else, contact your local orthodontics expert: Dr. John Montoya. Check out some of our before and afters; we’d love to see you on the path to a straight and beautiful smile, and if you’re needing other dental work, we can take care of that too. We’ve got you covered for your fillings, cleanings, root canals, TMJ treatments, extractions, implants, and so much more!