Published on May 3, 2016, Updated on October 6, 2021
Looking an orthodontist in Broomfield or Erie, Colorado? Look no further! Dr. T.C. Hardy helps patients of all ages achieve straighter teeth and corrects other orthodontic issues. For patients that are candidates for alternative orthodontic treatment methods, Dr. T.C. Hardy offers braces that are much less conspicuous and more comfortable than traditional metal braces. Using aesthetically-minded treatments such as Invisalign®, we help our patients feel less self-conscious about their smile during the process. In addition, recent advancements in orthodontic techniques and technology have been able to reduce overall treatment time as well as the number of office visits required to achieve straighter teeth. By speaking with Dr. T.C. Hardy during a one-on-one consultation, you and he will decide on an orthodontic treatment plan. This will address your aesthetic concerns while correcting any structural or functional issues with your teeth.
Clear Colorful Braces
At our office, we offer you advanced Ceramic Braces — a revolutionary system designed specifically to help achieve a beautiful, life-changing smile in a beautiful, life-changing way. Clear braces coupled with color bands stand out like no other option on the market today. Because ceramic brackets are white already, when you add the color bands, they really add some pizzazz to your smile. We believe wearing braces should be fun! Clear braces make it fun! Not only are clear colorful braces more fun, but they also decrease the risk of demineralization from bonding agents and brackets! Learn about all your design options and the other benefits of Ceramic Braces from our friendly staff at Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics.
For patients who want to straighten their teeth with an alternative to braces, Invisalign® provides a way to do so in a manner that is discreet. A system of removable, clear, custom-fit aligners can gradually and gently move teeth into place without impacting the ability to easily eat, drink, brush and floss.
Lingual Braces – InBrace
Traditional orthodontics use wires and brackets placed on the front of the teeth to guide them toward their ideal position. Lingual braces can provide the same effective results as traditional braces, but are placed behind the teeth for discreet treatment. For patients who may not be candidates for Invisalign®, but wish to inconspicuously straighten their teeth, lingual braces may be a good solution.
Why Should I Choose Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics?
When you choose to become a part of the Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics family, you are entering into a practice that houses specialists trained in the dental techniques and skills you will need from childhood through adulthood. Choosing Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics means that your child can start his care with the pediatric sensitivities Dr. Nam has been trained for and continue that care when orthodontics are needed with the familiar face of Dr. T.C. Hardy. Transitioning between the two dentists for the particular needs you (or your child) will need as you age and change sets you up for a life-long relationship founded on trust, friendship, improved wellness and education.
Taking the time to select a reputable and skilled orthodontist you can trust is an important aspect of your child’s oral health. Dr. Hardy earned his specialty in orthodontics from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He is extensively trained in correcting misaligned teeth, adjusting occlusion (the way the teeth fit together) and treating jaw disorders. Compared to general dentists, orthodontists also spend 2-3 additional years training in a specialized orthodontic residency program. In addition they commit 100% of their practice and continuing education solely to orthodontic care.
Benefits of Orthodontics
Although many orthodontists start orthodontic treatment with children when they only have a few adult teeth, studies have shown that only certain cases necessitate treatment this early on. Dr. T.C. Hardy practices a conservative approach to orthodontic treatment, to prevent you and your children from unnecessary dental work that takes your time and your resources prematurely. While it is important for children to have an early orthodontic assessment to look for serious dental concerns (around age 7), the majority of children will not require orthodontic treatment before age 11.
A good portion of orthodontic patients in America are now adults, as they realize they can improve long-term dental issues they have lived with all their lives. For adult patients who fear the cosmetic impact of orthodontics, Dr. Hardy offers alternative methods to traditional metal braces that are much less conspicuous, more comfortable and require less treatment time than traditional orthodontic methods. The benefits of orthodontics include:
- Correction of long-term or lifetime dental issues
- Less conspicuous treatment methods
- Faster treatment time than older, more traditional orthodontic techniques
- Increased confidence and self-esteem from having a renewed smile
Treatment Options: Orthodontist in Broomfield & Erie
At Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we are committed to providing orthodontic services in Erie, CO, for both children and adults. Part of our treatment philosophy includes our dedication to offering you the best medical science can offer you now. Dr. T.C. Hardy knows how important your smile is and is dedicated to offering you orthodontic solutions that are effective and aesthetically-advanced. We offer many services like:
- Invisalign® in Erie
- Aesthetic Brackets
- Pediatric Orthodontic Treatments
- Affordable payment plans
What Can I Expect?
Fortunately, the state-of-the-art methods currently used for orthodontics (such as Invisalign® and InBrace) can significantly reduce the visibility of the orthodontic device as well as shorten the time it takes to achieve noticeable results. For patients who have other oral health problems, such as periodontal (gum) issues, these concerns will have to be resolved before the teeth can be straightened. Dr. Hardy will meet with you for an oral evaluation and consultation to determine your candidacy for specific procedures. At Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics we offer a number of child and adult orthodontic treatments to fit your needs and help you achieve the beautiful smile you have always wanted.
Schedule a Consultation
Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics takes pride in our ability to work well with children and adults of all ages and make them feel comfortable during their visit. Our hope is to provide children with a positive experience, while simultaneously making their smile the best it can be. If you have questions about how orthodontics can improve your smile, or if you are interested in scheduling an orthodontic consultation with Dr. T.C. Hardy, please contact us today at 720-887-6003.