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Orthodontists: More than Just Smile Crafters!

Orthodontic Treatment Benefits

Orthodontic treatment awareness month is here! With more than 1.2 million U.S. adults currently wearing braces, celebrate National Orthodontic Health Month with us by learning more about orthodontists and how they do more than give people a better-looking smile. Dr. Hardy  of Belmar Orthodontics has been helping patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles with state-of-the-art orthodontic skills and use of new technologies.


Orthodontics is More than A Straight Smile

When most people think of orthodontic treatment, they think of straightening teeth to achieve a more beautiful smile. And this is true. Orthodontic treatment does achieve this, but there is so much more behind the decision to correct your smile.  At the heart of orthodontic treatment is your oral health and the health of your whole body.  Misaligned bites, overcrowded teeth, gappy smiles–all of these issues can impact the health of your mouth which directly impacts the health of your body.


Empowering People with Beautiful Smiles

One of the most pleasing parts of the orthodontic treatment process for any care provider is to watch a person transform as his/her smile transforms.  When patients feel more confident about their smiles, they share them more. They feel more confident about themselves.  That confidence has a ripple effect on everyone around them.  Smiles that boost confidence also boost performance. One of the greatest gifts that Dr. Hardy can give his patients, and one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself or a loved one, is confidence in themselves. Orthodontic treatment helps offer that. Patients who undergo orthodontic treatment feel confident in the aesthetic details of their smile, but also in the health of their smile. The combination makes for a powerful duo when facing life and the challenges it can bring.


Orthodontists are Specialists in Their Field

Compared to general dentists, orthodontists also spend 2-3 additional years training in a specialized orthodontic residency program. In addition to this extra education, they commit 100% of their practice and continuing education solely to orthodontic care.  This means that when it comes to dental health, you have expert skills and expert knowledge at your disposal. Orthodontic candidates are chosen from the top 5 percent of their dental class.  Those who go on to graduate from the rigors of orthodontic training are those doctors that are passionate about their field, dedicated to what it takes, and gifted at their trade.  Orthodontists are extensively trained in correcting misaligned teeth, adjusting occlusion (the way the teeth fit together), and treating jaw disorders. Dr. Hardy has received numerous honors and accolades during his educational pursuits and beyond into his practice endeavors.


Why Should I Choose Belmar Orthodontics?

When you choose to become a part of the Belmar 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.  Dr. Hardy is dedicated to continuing education and keeping on top of new technologies so he can produce better outcomes and experiences for his patients.  We offer 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


Your Orthodontic Treatment Options in Our Lakewood, CO, Office

At Belmar Orthodontics we are committed to providing orthodontic services in Lakewood, 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.  We know knows how important your smile is and are dedicated to offering you orthodontic solutions that are effective and aesthetically advanced. We offer many services like:


  • Invisalign® in Lakewood
  • Incognito™
  • Braces
  • Aesthetic Brackets
  • Pediatric Orthodontic Treatments
  • Affordable payment plans


Schedule an Orthodontic Treatment Consultation

Belmar 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 you with a positive experience, while simultaneously making your 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. Hardy please contact us today at 303.225.9016.