Summit Family Orthodontics
Each member of our team, from our friendly front office staff to our orthodontic assistants, looks forward to welcoming you and your family to Summit Family Orthodontics. We have many combined years of experience helping patients through the orthodontic treatment process, and we would be happy to help you no matter where you are in your orthodontic journey. To learn more about our office or schedule your next visit, please contact us!Contact Us
At Summit Family Orthodontics, we believe that orthodontist visits should be as fun as they are productive! Our lobby and each of our private treatment rooms contain plenty of activities for patients to do to keep themselves relaxed and entertained. Our office amenities include:
- Play Area with Books & Toys
- TVs with Disney+
- Cozy Blankets Available Upon Request
- Treasure Chest Full of Prizes
- Study Area for Kids
- Rewards Program with Great Prizes for All Patients
State-of-the-Art Dental Technology
Advanced orthodontic technology is part of what sets our practice apart from others. We always strive to keep our services as effective and efficient as possible by investing in modern dental tools and practices.
iTero® Digital Scanner
Taking traditional dental impressions requires biting into a mold full of dental putty, which can be an unpleasant experience, especially for patients with strong gag reflexes. Digital scanners allow our team to take dental impressions quickly and comfortably by running the scanner over the top, sides, and bottom of the teeth. The scanner will take thousands of high-quality images that will be used to make a highly accurate model of the patient’s teeth. They are also used to create previews for what the patient’s smile will look like once their treatment is complete.
Panoramic X-rays are similar to traditional digital X-rays, but they capture all of the patient’s teeth in a single image. Patients have to stand still while the camera moves in a semi-circle around them to capture the panoramic image. This helps our team plan orthodontic treatments because we can get a better idea of how the teeth can be shifted to create a beautiful, symmetrical smile.
Tooth decay is a concern for patients undergoing orthodontic treatment, especially patients who are not wearing aligners and can’t clean under their braces. Our team uses Prophy Jets during appointments to thoroughly clean and polish the teeth to help prevent cavities and plaque buildup. Prophy Jets can also help to remove stains on teeth, but they are less abrasive than traditional tooth polishing methods despite being very effective.
Digital Progress Photos
Sometimes it can be hard to tell just how much progress your smile has made during orthodontic treatment. Our team takes pictures pre-treatment, post-treatment, and periodically throughout treatment to document the evolution of the alignment of your teeth. This can be especially helpful for patients who have clear aligners, as they don’t get a dramatic reveal like patients with traditional braces do when they get their braces off. We love showing our patients just how much their smiles have transformed!
Meet Our Team
Dr. Michelle Mian
Dr. Michelle Mian completed her orthodontic specialty training at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated with honors. Before settling in Colorado, she worked in a variety of clinical settings and gained valuable experience treating adults, teenagers, and children. Whether using clear aligners or traditional braces, she knows how to help patients achieve the results they desire. We love that she has a soft spot in her heart for treating children with cleft palates.
She is incredibly kind, very down to earth, and understands that each patient has unique needs, and she makes the orthodontic experience fun! In her free time, Dr. Mian enjoys playing tennis, scuba diving, hiking, and dabbling in watercolor and acrylic painting, to name a few! Dr. Mian customizes her treatment for each patient to meet the unique needs of every individual that comes into the office.
Orthodontics/Dentistry Experience: 20+ years
What I love the most about my job: I love our patients and making a difference in their lives with their smile and confidence!
Superpower I would choose: Time Travel
Patient/Client Services Experience: 7+ years
What I love the most about my job: Getting to work with our team every day; they have taught me so much. I also love when patients get their braces off. There is so much excitement in how they love their new smile!
Favorite Sweet Treat: Cupcakes or Crumbl cookies
Orthodontic Experience: 10+ years
What I love the most about my job: I love being part of the journey to a new smile.
Superpower I would choose: The power to heal any disease.
Orthodontics/Dentistry Experience: 3+ years
What I love the most about my job: Creating relationships with patients.
Most important thing I learned before high school: Make every moment count.
Orthodontics Experience: 12 years
What I love the most about my job: I love to have the freedom to interact with our patients directly.
If I wasn’t good at orthodontics, I would be: A Counselor