David D. Richter, DDS.,MS

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  • 1813 61st Avenue # 100

    Greeley, CO 80634

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  • 970-392-1733

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I have had all 3 of my boys with Dr. Richter over the last 10 years! It has been an awesome experience every step of the way! We LOVE all the office staff and TOTALLY LOVE Dr. Richter, he is ALWAYS so patient and kind and wonderful with the kids as well as the adults. He is Funny, and enjoys having a fun atmosphere for ALL his patients and staff! I can say with no doubt he is the BEST there is in ALL of the WEST, better yet in all of the WORLD!!!!

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I have had all 3 of my boys with Dr. Richter over the last 10 years! It has been an awesome experience every step of the way! We LOVE all the office staff and TOTALLY LOVE Dr. Richter, he is ALWAYS so patient and kind and wonderful with the kids as well as the adults. He is Funny, and enjoys having a fun atmosphere for ALL his patients and staff! I can say with no doubt he is the BEST there is in ALL of the WEST, better yet in all of the WORLD!!!!

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When is the best time to begin orthodontics? Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment. What are the benefits of early orthodontic evaluation? Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, an orthodontist can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal. Why is age 7 considered the optimal time for screening? By the age of 7, the first adult molars erupt, establishing the back bite. During this time, an orthodontist can evaluate front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships. For example, the presence of erupting incisors can indicate possible overbite, open bite, crowding or gummy smiles. Timely screening increases the chances for an incredible smile. What are the advantages of interceptive treatment? Some of the most direct results of interceptive treatment are: â?˘Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth â?˘Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth â?˘Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth â?˘Preserving space for unerupted teeth â?˘Reducing the need for tooth removal â?˘Reducing treatment time with braces Are you a candidate for orthodontic treatment? Orthodontics is not merely for improving the aesthetics of the smile; orthodontic treatment improves bad bites (malocclusions). Malocclusions occur as a result of tooth or jaw misalignment. Malocclusions affect the way you smile, chew, clean your teeth or feel about your smile. Why should malocclusions be treated? According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists, untreated malocclusions can result in a variety of problems: â?˘Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which may contribute to tooth decay and/or gum disease. â?˘Protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping. â?˘Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear. â?˘Openbites can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech impediments. Ultimately, orthodontics does more than make a pretty smileâ??it creates a healthier you. ADULTS!! Braces arenâ??t just for kids anymore. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups â?? including adults. A new smile can begin today. Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain. Good news! The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options may include metal braces, translucent braces or transparent aligners that can be worn at night to improve mild cases of misaligned teeth. During the initial examination, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs. During this initial examination, we can outline the treatment plan, time of treatment expected and the approximate cost. A large percentage of our patients are adults, and they agree that itâ??s never too late to improve their greatest asset - their smile

 

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