Categories for Orthodontic Topics


Model showing how a clear aligner can straighten teeth.

Common Orthodontic Issues

- November 30, 2021 1:40 am

While everyone may dream of having a perfectly straight smile, everyone isn’t dealing with the same type of orthodontic issue. […]

Poster with Halloween characters in braces stating that October is National Orthodontic Health Month.

Orthodontic Health – It’s More Than Just Cosmetic

- October 19, 2021 7:19 pm

Are you interested in learning more about braces for yourself or your child? Summit Family Orthodontics in Littleton, CO provides early intervention treatment, numerous types of braces and Invisalign clear aligner therapy. We would love to work with your family!

What Is the Purpose of Elastics?

- August 31, 2021 7:03 pm

Our orthodontic dental practice provides a range of treatments to help adults and children get beautifully straight smiles. Sometimes that means wearing elastics for awhile. Call us to schedule an appointment or to ask questions about our orthodontic services.

Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed to Get Braces?

- July 29, 2021 7:36 pm

In order to determine the odds of wisdom teeth causing problems, it’s best to receive a consultation from our skilled orthodontic team. If you or your child is interested in receiving braces, contact our Littleton, CO office to schedule your consultation.

What To Expect at Your Orthodontic Consultation

- March 11, 2021 5:18 pm

Usually you can start your orthodontic treatment the next visit after your consultation. It's exciting when your journey to a straighter smile officially begins! Still need to schedule your orthodontic consultation? Please give Summit Family Orthodontics a call.

Can I Still Have Braces if I Have Missing Teeth?

- December 17, 2020 6:27 pm

If you’re ready to move forward with braces treatments, Summit Family Orthodontics would love to help you. Come in for a consultation at our Littleton dental practice. We provide comprehensive orthodontics, including metal, ceramic, self-ligating, and lingual braces.

Does a Palatal Expander Hurt?

- November 13, 2020 5:49 pm

One of the appliances we offer at Summit Family Orthodontics are palatal expanders, which are designed to help create more space in the upper arch of your mouth to prevent a more invasive procedure later on. If your child would benefit from one, contact us for a consultation.

How Often & How Long Do I Have to Wear My Retainer?

- October 27, 2020 11:28 pm

Even though your teeth are where you want them after orthodontic treatment, it's crucial to wear a retainer to keep them in place. Did you misplace your retainer? Contact our team at Summit Family Orthodontics to create a new one for you. Protect your straight smile!

Can Braces Ruin My Teeth’s Enamel?

- January 16, 2020 2:53 am

It's not the brackets that can damage your enamel so much as poor oral hygiene while wearing braces. We know it's harder to keep your teeth clean with braces but it's really important to step up your hygiene habits. We are here to help with coaching and encouragement. Plus when your treatment is done, you'll find that besides looking great, your straight teeth are much easier to keep clean!

Can Teeth Shift After Braces?

- September 28, 2019 11:52 pm

Read our blog post to learn why teeth can shift after braces. If your teeth have moved after braces, contact us to schedule an orthodontic consultation!