The Connection Between a Beautiful Smile and Teen Self Esteem
Does your teen or tween avoid smiling because they don’t like their teeth? Studies show an adolescent’s smile can actually have a profound effect on their self esteem and even impact their social skills. Through orthodontic treatment (either with traditional braces or clear aligners) we can correct genetic issues from crowding and spaced teeth to…Read More
Dr. Jenny Friedman: The Heart and Soul of West Arvada Orthodontics
Dr. Jenny Friedman is the heart and soul of West Arvada Orthodontics – she is the driving force behind everything that makes our patients’ smile. Dr. Friedman was born and raised in Louisville, KY and got her first taste of working in an orthodontic clinic at age 15. She always knew she wanted to…Read More
Seventh Birthday Approaching? Time For a Visit to the Orthodontist!
Many parents associate braces and orthodontics with their teen years but you may be surprised to learn that the best time for your little one to have their first orthodontic visit is around their 7th birthday. We know, we know – they’re still running around the jungle gym and definitely not exhibiting any…Read More
A Parent’s Guide to Braces and Invisalign
One of the questions we get asked the most from parents and patients is: “Which is better: Braces or Invisalign?” It’s a hard question to answer because so much depends on each patient and their specific needs. That’s why at West Arvada Orthodontics we prioritize spending time with you and listening to your needs…Read More
Jaw or Facial Pain? Added Stress Levels? We Can Help!
Given the added stressors of living through a pandemic, we at West Arvada Orthodontics are receiving more and more calls from individuals seeking pain relief for themselves or their teens. If you or someone you know is suffering from chronic facial, jaw or recurring headaches, you’re not alone…and we can help. Millions of Americans suffer…Read More
Flex Your Smile Power
Did you know that you can use your flexible spending account dollars toward a straighter smile? You can! If you still have money in your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA), you’ll likely need to spend it before the end of 2021 to avoid forfeiting it, as most accounts don’t roll over…Read More
New Normal, New Smile!
At West Arvada Orthodontics we’ve noticed a trend over the past year: more and more adults are scheduling appointments to straighten their teeth with orthodontics. Adults have always been interested in having a great smile but we think there’s a reason for this sharp increase in requests: they are looking to the future and ready…Read More
West Arvada Orthodontics Featured in the Arvada Press!
West Arvada Orthodontics Featured in the Arvada Press! We, at West Arvada Orthodontics, are absolutely thrilled to have been featured on the cover of Arvada Press’ Feb 15, 2021 paper: Kids, adults alike join West Arvada Orthodontics for windy, but fun-filled afternoon of painting. The article not only covers one of the numerous…Read More
What makes the BEST Orthodontist? Five Traits to Look for When Choosing an Orthodontist for Yourself or Your Child
Every orthodontist must complete dental school and then complete an intensive specialty residency in orthodontics. Some orthodontists go the extra mile and obtain a master’s degree in science. So how do you choose the best orthodontist for yourself or your child? We suggest looking for FIVE KEY TRAITS: Your orthodontist must be caring. More specifically,…Read More
Orthodontics & Sports Injuries
Orthodontics & Sports. We all love adventure whatever our age. In this, a time of thrill-seeking and dedication for the mighty WINNER in all of us. Sport, in whatever iteration is an integral part of our lives here in the front-range. But, so is our Orthodontic health. You might have braces to improve your smile…Read More
Orthodontics and the Environment
We all care about a lot of things. The world we leave for our children is a new and important endeavor. Our health is also important. Medical issues like orthodontics are paramount to us and our oral health. But, can we attain a great smile and perfect oral health while also caring for the earth?…Read More
Treating Orthodontic Pain at Home (2020)
When braces are first applied, it can take several days to get used to the new appliances. During this time, the mouth may feel tender or sore. While soreness is rarely problematic enough to warrant additional dental care, contact your orthodontist if soreness becomes highly uncomfortable. Causes of Orthodontic SorenessContents When braces are initially applied…Read More
It’s Training Time
Dr. Jennifer Friedman is hard at work preparing for your visit!Read More
View of our New Facility!
We are excited to showcase a new arial video of our facility. Stay tuned for an inside look at Arvada’s newest Premier Orthodontics Facility.Read More
Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing
Sleep disorder breathing can affect many children. We will take a deep dive into why it’s caused and some solutions. At each consultation where I always do a Full and Complete Orthodontic Examination, I screen every patient for any airway issues. Airway obstructions can decrease the amount of oxygen you receive, and can cause sleep…Read More