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4592 Streamside Circle East
Vail, CO 81657







Orthodontics in Vail, CO

Orthodontics Vail, COA straight, even smile is more than aesthetically pleasing. When your teeth are not straight, it makes it more difficult to keep them clean and free of decay. Orthodontics helps you to realize the optimal appearance and function of your teeth.


For orthodontics treatment in our Vail, CO office, a visiting orthodontist works with our patients to find the best orthodontic treatment plan for their unique needs. Some patients suffer through terrible symptoms that can be directly attributed to a need for orthodontics.

                         Reasons Patients Consult an Orthodontist in Vail, CO:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Abnormal wear of tooth surfaces
  • Misalignment of the jaw joints
  • Chronic head and neck pain

Orthodontist Treatment with Orthodontics in Vail, CO:
Orthodontics work to gradually move the teeth into the desired position using a system of brackets and wires bonded to the teeth. While this system of traditional orthodontics has remained the same, many other things have not. Orthodontists can now shift the teeth much faster with the latest orthodontics materials. Braces also come in several color varieties now, including clear and metallic. The brackets placed by orthodontists may be made of metal, ceramic, or porcelain to make them blend in to the tooth color a little more.

Length of Treatment with Orthodontics:
The duration of the treatment with orthodontics depends upon the patient but ranges from two to three years. Treatment times are determined by the orthodontist and are variable upon the amount of crowding the patient is experiencing and the bite correction that is needed. Our visiting orthodontist will be able to give you a more realistic picture of what your treatment plan might look like.

Orthodontics can deliver a beautiful smile as well as healthier teeth and gums. Treatment by an orthodontist can be sought at any age. A consultation with our visiting orthodontist can help you determine if orthodontics are right for you.

Dr. Dorothy Distelhorst, located in Vail, CO, is a Dentist who services patients from Avon, CO, Minturn, CO, and Edwards, CO. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!



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Dr. Dorothy Distelhorst, Vail Colorado dentist, specializes in gum disease treatment, dental implants, and laser gum surgery.

4592 Streamside Circle East

Vail CO 81657

Phone: 970-306-0549
Fax: 970-479-7903