Orthodontics

Orthodontic Services

Straighter Teeth, Stronger Smile

Dr. Lou Taloumis

All Smiles Dental Group offers all of your dental needs under one roof. When you come in for a regular dental appointment, we can refer you to our in-house orthodontic specialist, Dr. Lou Taloumis. You’ll never even need to leave our office!

Orthodontics for Children

OrthodonticsIt is recommended that children see an orthodontist by age 7 to determine whether future treatment will be required. This is about the age at which the first permanent molars and incisors have usually come in.

When your child comes in for a consultation, Dr. Taloumis will evaluate their smile and come up with a plan to guide the future growth of the jaw and permanent teeth. Many times, two-phase treatment is recommended. Early treatment helps to:

  • Regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches.
  • Gain space for permanent teeth.
  • Avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions.
  • Reduce the likelihood of impacted permanent teeth.
  • Correct thumb-sucking.
  • Eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems.

Your child may not need immediate treatment after a consultation, but it is helpful to have an idea of when they will need to come back for treatment.

Orthodontics for Adults

Orthodontic treatment isn’t just a cosmetic improvement. A bad bite or crooked teeth are factors that can contribute to gum and bone loss, excessive wear on the teeth, headaches, and jaw joint problems. A variety of treatment options are available for adults with any dental problems.

Options for Orthodontics

Braces: Braces are a common treatment for children, and most kids start treatment between the ages of 9 and 14. While treatment time varies, most children have braces for 1-2 years. Learn more about braces.

Invisalign®: Invisalign is becoming a popular option for adults who want straight teeth, as it is a less visible method than braces and offers the patient more flexibility. The treatment time is usually shorter. This option is not as popular for children, as it requires self-discipline. Learn more about Invisalign.

Other Orthodontic Treatments

Sometimes you may need to see an orthodontist for more than just straightening your teeth, which includes TMJ treatment and surgical orthodontics.

Schedule an Orthodontic Consultation

Our Colorado Springs office offers flexible scheduling and a well-rounded staff of dental professionals. Whether you are looking for a new dentist and team of other dental specialists, or you just would like to meet with an orthodontist, we can help. Call our office at 719-599-0665 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Taloumis.