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Why is Excellent Oral Hygiene While Wearing Braces Important?

Good oral hygiene has many benefits, whether you’re in braces or not.  Removal of plaque is very important to help prevent tooth decay. Braces provide more surface area for plaque to cling to and hide behind, so it is important to be aware of techniques to clean around these additional surfaces.  Plaque that remains around… Read more »

Tips for Making Braces More Affordable

At Meadows Orthodontics, we work really, really hard to make the process of aligning your teeth as affordable as possible.  I thought it would be helpful to list the things that we do for our patients, and the things that our patients can do independently to help with the finances involved with this important investment. The… Read more »

Back to School Time Reminders for Braces!

I still have not quite become used to my kids going back to school in early August, as my childhood memories are of returning after Labor Day. But, all three of my kids are back on the school time schedule, and all three of them are in braces. With their minds on school, class mates,… Read more »

Continuing Orthodontic Education in Asheville, North Carolina

I returned today from five great days of continuing education and meetings in Asheville, North Carolina. This meeting and the scientific programs (lectures and continuing education) are the centerpiece of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics annual meeting, and the board meetings are part of my responsibilities as the councilor for… Read more »

Moving with Kids in Braces?

Summer is the time that we see many kids and adults with braces moving into, and out of, Castle Rock. If you are one of these families, here are some tips to make your transition to an orthodontist in a new city as easy as possible. Let your current orthodontist know that you will be… Read more »

Face Painting at Castle Rock Festivals!

Summer is the time of year when Meadows Orthodontics sponsors many local events in Castle Rock. Being at these fun events get us out in the community, gives us an opportunity to interact with kids and their parents, and allows us to answer many questions parents have about orthodontics, braces  and invisalign.  We approach these… Read more »

More Evidence Regarding the Use of Self- Ligating Orthodontic Brackets (Braces)

I recently returned from the American Association of Orthodontists annual meeting and convention held in Orlando, Florida. In addition to teaching the national board preparatory class to practicing orthodontists and residents working towards becoming board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, I was able to attend several very interesting and informative lectures by some… Read more »

Mile High Orthodontic Exam room is almost finished!

Last Wednesday I finished up the sky and touched up the stadium on the wall of our exam room. Thank you for your help Leela! We added a special touch in the sky with the Air Force Thunderbirds doing a flyover. For you flight geeks (me!) the actual Thunderbird maneuver they are doing in the… Read more »

What I Will be Doing at the American Association of Orthodontists National Convention this Week

Tomorrow my family, staff and I will be heading down to the annual American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) national convention in Orlando, Florida. I will be busy with responsibilities for my position on the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics. Additionally, there is the opportunity to catch up with the latest technology available… Read more »