Orthodontics

Foothills Family Dental Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment is essential for patients of any age to help straighten your smile and easily maintain your oral hygiene. Our dentist, Dr. Richard Pass, is able to provide our patients as young as seven years old with an orthodontic treatment plan. Patients well into adulthood can also receive orthodontic care, which allows you to benefit no matter what age you are.

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontic treatments are tailored to correct each patient’s ideal bite alignment and retain oral health. Proper bite alignment can have several positive effects for patients:

  • Straighter teeth
  • Teeth that are easier to brush and floss
  • Correction of misalign bites such as overbites, underbites, and crossbites
  • Prevention of the development of TMJ issues

The type of orthodontics needed to achieve these goals varies from patient to patient, with each requiring a specific treatment plan that targets these issues.  To help every patient achieve their best smile, Dr. Pass of Foothills Family Dental offers a range of orthodontic treatment options, including palate expansion, braces, Invisalign® trays, and other oral devices based on your unique needs.

Orthodontics for All Ages

Successful orthodontics often benefits from proactive treatments before children grow their adult teeth. Our Dr. Pass begins orthodontic treatment as early as seven, allowing him enough time to prepare your child for their permanent teeth. This early orthodontic treatment can not only help us to make enough space for your child’s adult teeth to grow in, but can shorten the length of time necessary for braces, or can eliminate the need for them altogether. The treatment we offer is available for all ages, enabling our team at Foothills Family Dental to help whole families achieve a healthier, straighter smile. The orthodontic services we offer include:

Traditional and Ceramic Braces: These braces are bonded to the teeth, making them ideal for younger patients who are still experiencing jaw growth, or those who are likely to forget to place tray-based treatments after each meal. Traditional braces are made of metal and can be customized with different colored bands, allowing your child to express themselves through their braces.

Dr. Richard Pass also offers ceramic braces, allowing patients the benefits of traditional orthodontic correction, with the discretion of tooth-colored brackets. This option is ideal for patients with severe bite misalignment and crowding who are ineligible to receive Invisalign®.

Invisalign®: A nearly invisible tray-based alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign® has quickly become one of the more popular orthodontic treatments. Dr. Pass uses this option for older teens and adults who are looking to correct mild to moderate dentition flaws, without obvious traditional braces. Patients will have digital impressions made of their teeth, allowing us to create an in-depth treatment plan for your unique smile, which will then be guided to proper dentition through a series of different clear trays.

Achieve your Ideal Smile Today

If you are looking to begin correcting your dentition or wish to see what orthodontic treatments you and your family are eligible for, contact Dr. Pass and our team at Foothills Family Dental today. We are proud to provide families throughout Fort Collins with beautiful, healthy smiles.


Contact Us

We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Please call our Fort Collins office or use the quick contact form below.