Braces, Aligners & Options for Every Age

When you’re ready to explore all of the options available in orthodontics, Southern Colorado Orthodontic Specialists is a great place to start. The options we offer are designed to fit the individual needs of all our patients – from 7 years old to 70 and beyond. The process starts with a free consultation, so there’s no better place to get the answers you need to make the right decision for yourself and every member of your family.


We encourage parents to schedule their child’s initial exam at age 7. In some cases, we will recommend early, interceptive treatment. With early treatment he can take the least invasive approach to address skeletal issues that, left unchecked, may require more invasive approaches in the future. However, in many cases, we recommend putting off treatment until the child has all of his or her adult teeth.

If waiting for treatment is recommended, we’ll see your child once or twice a year to monitor their growth and assess their needs. These very important growth and development appointments are provided free of charge.


Whether you choose metal or clear braces, hidden braces or Invisalign, at Southern Colorado Orthodontic Specialists you’ll have the benefit of Customized Smile Design. Like fingerprints, your smile is unique - and so is our computerized system that combines digital orthodontic treatment planning with Dr. Jae's expertise. He uses this kind of technology to makes sure your treatment is the most efficient (and comfortable) it can be, and it's just one of several leading edge treatment approaches available here. The process is simple. First, we scan your teeth. Then, imaging software translates that into a 3-D representation of your bite. Then, over a period of months, you get your own, custom smile.


The Invisalign® System straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable aligners. It's virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without announcing it to the world. Invisalign moves your teeth in small steps to the desired final position. Each of your aligners is precisely customized to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan. You switch to a new set of aligners every couple of weeks and only remove the to eat, brush and floss. Plus, Invisalign office visits can be spread out so that appointments are only needed ever two to three months.

With Invisalign, adults and teens wear their aligners a minimum of 22 hours a day to improve their smiles without drawing attention to the fact they're in treatment. You can eat what you want, brush and floss normally, and still watch your smile transform. Consider Invisalign to get the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted – without braces. A complimentary consultation can determine if Invisalign is right for you. Schedule yours today.


Hidden, or lingual braces are attached behind the teeth and are therefore "invisible" when you smile. They are 100% customized to match the shape of your teeth and have wires that are shaped specifically for your mouth. Lingual braces are a very aesthetic option for athletes, models, actors and actresses, musicians who play wind instruments, and adult professionals whose lifestyle would be affected by other treatment options.


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