Modern Orthodontic Options

Dr. Hoggan utilizes state-of-the-art orthodontics practices within a wide variety of treatment options to best fit the patient’s needs. After consulting with the patient, Dr. Hoggan provides his patients with treatment options that best fit the orthodontic case. With Dr. Hoggan’s conservative approach to orthodontics, young and fully developed patients will receive an honest assessment and recommendation for the proper treatment based on the case. You can schedule a free consultation with Dr. Hoggan by contacting our offices at 303.840.8505

metal BRACES

Consisting of brackets, bands, wires, and ties, braces are still the preferred way to fix most orthodontic problems. You even have the option to personalize them with colored bands! They are a part of the patient’s life for about two years of treatment, depending on the amount of work to be done. They require visits to the dentist about once per month to be adjusted.

clear BRACES

“Clear” braces are similar to metal braces, but they use ceramic or clear plastic instead of metal wires and brackets. This makes them blend better with the surface of the tooth and are much less noticeable. Clear brackets and bands are recommended where teeth are bright and light-colored, where color-matched ceramic can be blended more effectively with darker teeth.



Hawley retainers are made of wire and acrylic, and are made from an impression of your teeth.  These retainers have a variety of uses, including:  1) holding the teeth in place after braces have been worn, 2) closing spaces or doing minor tooth movement, 3) replacing missing teeth, or 4) correcting bite issues such as deep overbites or simple cross-bites. 

INVISALIGN retainers

Available for adults and teens, Invisalign may be used to correct mild to moderate orthodontic problems. A series of clear, plastic trays, called “aligners,” are each programmed to move the teeth a little at a time, until the teeth are straight. Invisalign has the advantage of being more aesthetic (the aligners are practically invisible), comfortable (nothing to poke or rub), and hygienic (they are taken out to eat and brush). However, Invisalign cannot be used to treat the more.


Most young people do not need orthodontic treatment until all of the permanent teeth have erupted, which is usually around the age of 12. However, when there is a significant disharmony between the way the upper jaw relates to the lower jaw, there is sometimes a need for early correction. To prepare for other treatments, separators, and expanders might be necessary. Here at Hoggan Ortho, we specialize in early treatment orthodontia.