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“My Child is Nervous About Orthodontic Treatment!”

It is very natural for a child to be nervous about their first experiences at the orthodontist. Whether it is the initial exam, getting an expander, or braces, there is a lot of unknowns in their minds and they often fear the worst. Parents also may have unpleasant memories about their own orthodontic treatment from… Read more »

Not Just Braces at Meadows Orthodontics!

One of the fun things that we do at Meadows Orthodontics is to give our new patients the option to fill out a “fun” questionnaire. It is a list of their favorite things and interesting facts about themselves that they would like to share. Over the years it has provided a lot of laughs, topics… Read more »

Whitening Your Teeth after Braces or Invisalign

As an orthodontist, my patients often ask me about whitening their teeth, and when it should be done in relation to their orthodontic treatment. For patients who have braces, I almost always recommend having whitening done after braces are removed as opposed to before braces are put on. This is because the braces will partially… Read more »

My Child has an “Overbite”. When Should this be Treated?

An “overbite” is the common term the public uses when the upper teeth protrude too far forward in relation to the lower teeth. The proper term for this relationship is actually called “overjet” (overbite actually describes the VERTICAL overlap of the front teeth!). No worry – I understand what is being described when I hear… Read more »

Pumpkins With Braces On Their Teeth?

  Its that time of the year again! We really like holidays at Meadows Orthodontics-it gives us a chance to decorate the office and have some fun. Current patients also know that I do several pumpkin carvings every year that are really popular with the kids (and parents too!). I have carved a variety of… Read more »

Our Talented and Artistic Patients at Meadows Orthodontics

Soon after I opened Meadows Orthodontics in Castle Rock, my wife, Julie, came up with fantastic idea. We had always stressed the artistic side of orthodontics, and its importance in creating the most  aesthetic results possible for our patients. We had decorated our office with my oil paintings to let patients know that art has… Read more »