Orthodontic Treatment

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Orthodontics for Adults

Do you feel like you’re not fully present in joyful moments because you’re focusing on what your teeth look like? Do you have your lips closed in every picture with your loved ones? Does it seem like whenever you go to the dentist for a check-up you have a cavity or other oral health concern? Is chewing difficult or painful? If you answered, “yes,” to any of these questions, we can help!

Our board-certified orthodontists, Dr. Carolyn Cronin and Dr. Scott Czarnik, are the experts to turn to for adult orthodontic treatment in Westminster and Arvada, CO. It’s never too late to improve your smile and oral health. The best part? At Cronin & Czarnik Orthodontics, we have the technology and treatments to straighten your teeth and align your bite more comfortably, efficiently and discreetly than ever before.

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Is Orthodontic Treatment for Adults Effective?

Invisalign® or braces for adults can be extremely effective. As long as your teeth and gums are healthy, Dr. Cronin and Dr. Czarnik can shift your teeth into place, whether you’re 16 or 60. Even if you do have oral health concerns, such as gum disease, worn enamel or missing teeth, we can work with your dentist and any other specialists to get you to a place where treatment will be safe and successful. On the rare occasions where surgery is needed to correct severe jaw misalignment in an adult, we have in-depth experience in providing surgical orthodontics, too.

Smile Solutions for the Grown-Ups

If the thought of spending years wearing bulky metal braces is holding you back from getting the treatment you need, you’ll be thrilled to hear that a lot has changed in the world of orthodontics. Today’s braces and orthodontic appliances are comfortable, esthetic and customized to meet your needs. Thanks to improvements in treatment materials, as well as our precise digital treatment planning, you’ll also be able to get outstanding results in less time.

Our adult orthodontic treatment options include:
  • Clear braces
  • Self-ligating metal braces
  • Invisalign
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Limited Orthodontics

We understand that not every adult patient wants or needs a comprehensive treatment plan. If that’s the case, limited orthodontics could be an option. Dr. Cronin and Dr. Czarnik can create a targeted, short-term treatment plan to help you improve your smile more quickly and affordably.

Limited orthodontics is ideal for:
  • Re-treatment after having braces in the past and not wearing a retainer
  • Specific treatment with goals to support other dental work (e.g., in preparation for a dental implant)
  • Cosmetic concerns

The Benefits of Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Having Straight Teeth and a Healthy Bite:
  • Makes teeth easier to effectively brush and floss, reducing your risk of tooth decay
  • Encourages healthy gums, helping you to avoid gum disease, gum recession and bone loss
  • Prevents undue pressure, which reduces jaw pain, TMJ dysfunction and excessive wear of the enamel
  • Allows you to chew, speak and even breathe properly
  • Shifts protruding teeth back, making them less susceptible to injury
  • Enhances your oral health and, in turn, your overall health, wellbeing and quality of life
  • Improves your appearance and gives you a more youthful look
  • Boosts your confidence and self-esteem, allowing you to smile freely without holding back!
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Loving Your Smile Can be Life Changing

There is no age limit on achieving a beautiful smile and a healthy bite. If you’ve been considering getting braces or Invisalign as an adult, you’re not alone. Over the past decade, adults have been seeking out orthodontic treatment in record numbers!


A survey found that one-third of adults in the United States are unhappy with their smile.

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The American Association of Orthodontists estimates that more than 1 in 4 orthodontic patients is over the age of 18.


Teeth were the number one facial feature adults were most insecure about in a survey.

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Confident Smiles Start With Expert Care

Don’t let your smile insecurities hold you back! As a top orthodontist in Westminster, CO, we have the knowledge and expertise to achieve fantastic results for patients of all ages. Whether you have slightly crooked teeth, severe orthodontic concerns or anything in between, our doctors will tailor treatment to your unique needs. To get started, schedule a complimentary consultation today!

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