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HOLT Orthodontics Supports Kids & Communities!

September 26th, 2022

While Dr. Holt has always been quiet and modest about his philanthropy, he supports and donates to a lot of super cool causes! HOLT Orthodontics is committed to supporting the communities they serve. In fact, Dr. Holt has personally contributed more than $100,000 dollars to local schools. In addition to the local schools, he has hand-picked some amazing charities to support with his time and money

Backpack Society – HOLT Orthodontics was the first corporate sponsor for Backpack Society, a local organization that raises funds, collects food donations and partners with local schools to fill food pantries and provide both weekday and weekend food for kids and families in need in Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Sedalia, and Littleton. Their work means kids don’t go hungry and can focus on growing, learning, and thriving in school.

YANAM2M - You Are Not Alone – Mom 2 Mom - Dr. Holt is passionate about supporting mental health and donates his time, professional services and monetary contributions to this non-profit organization that is focused on supporting and providing mentors to moms in our community who are struggling or any mom who can reach out a helping hand and let another mom know that they are NOT alone. This support group and mentorship program helps moms in the Highlands Ranch area, so they have a strong support system during the ups and downs of motherhood!

Douglas County Education Foundation (DCEF) – As a proud parent with children in the Douglas County School District, Dr. Holt is dedicated to helping support and enrich the student experience. He supports and donates to this organization that works to promote innovation in the schools and provides development and encouragement for teachers and students across the district.  They raise money to help provide scholarships to high school seniors to attend college, and provide grants for the classroom, STEM programs and provide technology for students with sight, hearing or orthopedic challenges.

Start your Invisalign® journey, just in time for back-to-school.

August 8th, 2022

Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that are designed to gently move your teeth one clear tray at a time.  You wear the trays every day and night and the teeth will gradually align into a beautiful smile.  It is easy to get started.  You meet with Dr Holt and have a consultation and get a sneak peek at what your new smile could look like--how fun and exciting!  You can see the simulated outcome.  Dr Holt uses the latest technology with a 3D iTero scanner that takes little pictures (no radiation) and creates a 3D model of your teeth.  From there he can map out the best treatment plan for you and show you the end result.  Easy as that.  Then you start transforming your smile at the next visit when your aligners arrive (usually in 3-4 weeks).  Dr. Holt will ensure that they fit well and are moving the teeth correctly and from there  you are on your way to a beautiful new smile. :)

Those all-night study sessions might be painful, but at least Invisalign® aligners are more comfortable than braces.* AND you can eat whatever you want to stay awake. It’s the little wins that matter ... right?? Pop quizzes? Yes (unfortunately.). Popped brackets and snapped wires? Not today.  Start smiling today with a Top Level Certified Invisalign Orthodontist, Dr Holt.

 

Honored to Be Featured in 5280 As Top Orthodontist

June 1st, 2022

5280 Top Dentist awards  hit the newsstands recently.  This is a list of fellow dentists ranking other docs and their practices.To create its list, topDentists asked dentists and specialists a personal question: “If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer him or her to?” The nomination pool comprised all active dentists listed online with the American Dental Association as well as with dental academies and societies. Respondents were asked to consider experience, continuing education, manner with patients, use of new techniques and technologies, and physical results. After the responses were compiled, dentists were checked against state dental boards for disciplinary actions to make sure they have active licenses and are in good standing. We realize there are many fine dentists who are not on this list; a dentist’s inclusion is based on the subjective judgments of fellow dentists.

Dr HOLT has been selected as the Top Orthodontist in 5280 Magazine every year since 2008.  HOLT Orthodontics is honored to be named the top orthodontist in Denver.  Thank you to all of the dentists that recognized the excellent clinical outcomes and outstanding patient care we provide.

 

 

Concerned About Your Tongue Placement?

April 11th, 2022

Despite popular opinion, the internet might not have all the answers…especially when it comes to your facial structure. The new online do-it-yourself facial restructuring trend known as mewing (which, by the way, is not a medical term) suggests that tongue placement can define your jawline. While proper tongue alignment could alter your facial structure, theres much more to it.

Facial restructuring is a complex process. It that involves changes in jaw bones, facial bones and soft tissue. The natural resting position of your tongue is an important clue to whats going on in your mouth. It could lead to tongue thrusting, or the tongue can even push teeth out of alignment causing bite problems or speech and swallowing problems.  That is why a consultation with an orthodontic specialist is so important —to get you all the information, the proper diagnosis and all your treatment options.

What should you do if youre concerned about your tongues resting position? Consult with Dr. Holt who can evaluate your tongue position. Orthodontists are trained in understanding the structure of your teeth, jaw bones and facial bones. They can also properly evaluate how changing one part of the mouth may impact other parts—for example, how the natural resting position of your tongue may be affecting your speech or causing bite problems.

Trust an AAO orthodontist. Orthodontists are the only dental specialists who have additional education and training focused exclusively on the movement of teeth, jawbones, facial bones, and soft tissue–3,700 hours of specialized training to be exact. They understand growth and development and are also called dentofacial orthopedists.

Before considering a DIY treatment, patients should consider the potential irreversible and expensive damage if not done correctly.