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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 »

Treatment Options for Missing Lateral Incisors

A relatively common problem that I see as an orthodontist is a patient who never developed upper lateral incisors. Lateral incisors are the teeth immediately to the right and left of the two front teeth. The first thing that I explain to the patient and their parents is that this is not something that went… Read more »

How long will orthodontic treatment take?

There is no easy answer to the question “How long will I be in braces or invisalign?” Every patient has a unique bite, jaw structure, occlusion (how teeth fit together), and personal goals on how they would like their smile finished. After treating thousands of patients, I can can give a relatively accurate estimate of… Read more »

Does Your Child Need Jaw Surgery to Correct Their Bite?

One of the more involved things that I do as an orthodontist is to give parents guidance and advice if we have identified something in the cranial facial growth of their child that indicates that they may benefit from a surgical procedure in addition to traditional orthodontics. Some parents are familiar with these procedures if… Read more »

Say “Hi” To Some Of Meadows Orthodontics’ New Technology!

There is so much new and exciting technology available in the field of orthodontics, and I like to share with our patients and the community when we invest in something that makes their treatment more comfortable, more efficient, safer, or increases the quality of their experience or their end result. Below are two pieces of… Read more »