Treatment Options

To Fit Every Age And Style Of Life

When you are ready to explore all of the options available in orthodontics, our offices are a great place to start. Dr. Arango is known as a leader throughout Colorado and offers the latest technological advances in orthodontics, which means there’s no better source to get the answers you need to make the right decision for you and your family. No matter your age, we have orthodontic treatment options that can be custom fit not only to your teeth – but to your life, school and work. From Damon Braces to Clear Braces to Invisalign®, we have something that fits everyone’s needs.

  • Early Treatment
  • Treatment for Teens
  • Treatment for Adults
  • Invisalign®
  • Invisalign® Teen
  • Damon® System
  • Retention
  • Appliances

Early intervention can make a dramatic impact on establishing the proper occlusal foundation. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all children have a check-up with an orthodontist by the time they reach age 7 for early detection of any potential problems. By the age of 7, some of the permanent teeth have erupted, so that most children have a mix of adult and baby teeth. At this stage of mixed dentition, we can spot potential orthodontic problems related to jaw growth and eruption of adult teeth. Some growth-related orthodontic problems are easier to correct when they are identified early…while the facial bones are still growing.

As orthodontists, we are uniquely trained and qualified to diagnose early problems and treat them before more significant issues occur. Early treatment is perhaps the most important treatment to our patients. Growth and development can be guided to give our patients a balanced and harmonious structural base (bone) on which their teeth can then be made to fit perfectly.

An early exam allows us to determine how and when a child’s particular jaw and/or dental problems should be corrected for the optimal results. Early treatment, or phase one therapy, may be needed to create a better environment to idealize the occlusion for the patient or possibly create an environment to avoid treatment forever. An early orthodontic examination does not always result in immediate treatment. After evaluating your child, we may simply want to monitor your child periodically while the permanent teeth erupt and the jaws and face continue to develop.

Teen Treatment | Orthodontics | Arango | Invisalign | Braces | Colorado Springs, COMost orthodontic problems are ideally treated during this time. Usually, all or most permanent teeth are erupted and patients are at one of their most active phases of growth. This is a great time to correct most problems, as the jaws are actively growing and their growth can be easily modified during this time. In order to minimize patient involvement during the treatment process, we work very hard to maximize ideal treatment goals with our adolescent patients.

Adolescence is the time of our lives when other people’s opinions about us and how we look are of prime importance. Self-esteem and assurance are critical in how we develop into adulthood. Having straight teeth and a beautiful smile increases our confidence and how others perceive us. Contact us to learn more!

Adults | Treatment for Adults | Invisalign | Braces | Arango | Orthodontists in CO

Healthy teeth can be moved at any age, and it is never too late to improve your smile. Our team works with our adult patients to address all of their individual concerns.

Most adults seeking orthodontic care either had braces when they were younger and did not wear their retainers or were unable to afford treatment at the time. Either way, adults understand the value of straightening their teeth for aesthetic reasons and also a health perspective.

Invisalign® treatment is a technique that straightens your teeth without braces using a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom-modeled to fit your teeth. The virtually invisible aligners gradually reposition your teeth into a smile of which you will be proud.

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® has no metal bands or wires to trap food and plaque. Maintaining a good oral hygiene program will also reduce chances of plaque buildup, tooth decay, and periodontal disease.

Invisalign® is made to fit your lifestyle

  • Clear, virtually invisible aligners
  • Removable, will not get in the way of your activities
  • Easy to remove for eating, brushing, and flossing
  • Graduate to a new set of aligners about every week
  • Easy to monitor progress with regular appointments

Effective for a wide range of smiles. The Invisalign® system has been successful in giving hundreds of thousands of amazing smiles to both teens and adults. Dr. Arango will create your individual treatment plan using Invisalign’s® clear, custom-molded aligners to solve a range of issues, including: Overly crowded teeth, Widely spaced teeth, Overbites, Underbites, and Crossbites.

Please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Arango to see if the Invisalign® system is right for you.

Now teens don’t have to worry about embarrassing metal braces in their yearbook photos or Facebook profiles – introducing Invisalign® Teen! Invisalign® Teen is the clear way to straighten teeth without metal braces, using aligners. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. You can still eat and drink what you want. Also, you can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth and there are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasions.

What is Invisalign® Teen?

  • A clear way to straighten your teeth without braces
  • Series of clear, removable, custom-made aligners
  • Uses no metal wires or brackets
  • Custom-made for comfort

How does Invisalign® Teen work?

  • Wear each set of aligners for about a week
  • Remove only to eat, drink, brush and floss
  • Your teeth will move gradually each week
  • Visit us every 8-10 weeks
  • Total treatment time averages 6-15 months
  • The average number of aligners is between 18 and 30

What conditions does Invisalign® Teen treat?

By using its advanced technology, Invisalign® Teen can treat a broad range of dental and orthodontic conditions, which in the past, were usually treated with traditional braces. These conditions include:

  • Overly crowded teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

Invisalign® Teen Guarantee:

If for any reason the patient is not compliant within the first six months of treatment, you can choose to transition to braces at no additional cost to you.

Take a look at the video below, Invisalign® can be fun!

The Damon® System is not just about revolutionary braces and wires, it’s an entirely new way of treating patients. Traditional treatment often requires removal of healthy teeth and the use of palatal expanders to make space. This approach is often uncomfortable, takes longer and can leave a narrower arch and a flat profile. Damon® smiles are full, natural smiles achieved with light force specifically designed to improve the overall facial result of each patient. Traditional braces are tied in with elastics, which cause friction and pressure, making treatment slower and less comfortable. Damon® braces use a slide mechanism to hold the wire, which allows teeth to move more freely, quickly and comfortably.

Damon® braces are designed to be discreet, comfortable and easy to keep clean. Without the elastic ties which attract and collect plaque, Damon® braces make dental hygiene easy during treatment.

At Arango Orthodontics, we combine three key components, which when used together, deliver faster treatment, fewer appointments, greater comfort, and consistently high-quality results:

  • Damon® passive self-ligating braces that eliminate the need for elastic or metal “ties”. With Damon® tie-less braces you can experience treatment without tightening
  • Light high-technology shape-memory wires that move teeth faster and fewer adjustments
  • A new clinically proven treatment approach that aligns your teeth and enhances your facial aesthetics-usually without extractions or rapid palatal expanders

Retainers – Once the active orthodontic appliances are removed, the patient will receive retainers to stabilize the dental correction. Because the bone and soft tissues surrounding the teeth are stabilizing for several months after braces are removed, it is imperative that the retainers are worn as instructed. Failure to wear them may result in undesirable movement of the teeth, which could necessitate re-treatment.

Because teeth can continue to move throughout life, we feel that individuals who have undergone orthodontic therapy should wear retainers indefinitely.

Retainers are made of a thermoplastic material that is sensitive to excessive heat, so they should be kept away from heaters, dishwashers, car dashboards or any place where the temperatures are hot. The retainers should be cleaned before and after placement in the mouth. Because the material used for fabrication is slightly porous, plaque tends to cling to the surfaces. Gentle scrubbing with a toothbrush and a mild liquid soap will remove the plaque. A denture cleaning solution, such as Efferdent, will aid in the removal of plaque and tartar. Be sure to rinse the retainers thoroughly after cleaning to remove any cleanser residue.

Fast – Shortens overall treatment time by up to four months as it treats Class II correction at the beginning of the orthodontic treatment when there are no competing forces in the mouth caused by brackets or other appliances.

Gentle – The low force of the Motion 3D Class II Appliance is gentle on our patients, and its low-profile design is very comfortable to wear. By treating the Class II platform first, it simplifies the entire treatment for you, and provides greater comfort.

Natural – Mimicking a human hip ball-socket joint, the Motion 3D Class II Appliance allows the first molar to rotate and upright in its natural and correct finishing position, producing a continuous, natural, and uniform force for distal molar movement with controlled rotation and tipping correction. Built-in stops engineered in the appliance prevent the molars from over-rotating and the crowns from distal tipping. The Motion 3DClass II Appliance’s low forces are biologically compatible during treatment.