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A person with their mouth open showing their braces and rubber bands
Jul 27, 2020, 4:10 PM
If you’re new to braces, you may be curious about what the parts and pieces do. You know they all work together to straighten your teeth, but how do they do it? The main components of traditional braces are wires and brackets. Wires move the teeth to…
An image of a calendar month with the 15th date circled
Jul 13, 2020, 10:01 AM
Braces are the best way to move your teeth into the proper position, giving you a beautiful, straight smile. However, we here at Lockett Orthodontics know that braces are an investment of time, usually around two years, and this can seem daunting at…
A young boy biting his fingernails
Jun 22, 2020, 10:30 AM
Even during the development of baby teeth, kids can already start to exhibit bad biting habits. These habits generally start in childhood but may persist into adulthood, meaning that childhood habits will damage long-term dental health.
A young girl sucking her thumb
Jun 8, 2020, 5:27 PM
Thumb sucking that extends beyond babyhood can cause an “open bite.” This occurs when the roof of your child’s mouth (called the palate) develops a high arch. It may sometimes also cause the front teeth to protrude outwards, resulting in speech, and…
A woman holding up two different types of retainers
May 25, 2020, 10:00 AM
After spending between 18-months and 2-years wearing braces, we don’t think you’d want to allow your teeth to shift back into place! Because of this, it’s important to wear a dental retainer – an orthodontic appliance meant to keep the teeth in…
A woman brushing her teeth
May 11, 2020, 12:59 PM
Because we typically learn how to brush our teeth at around age 5 or 6, most of us think we have a pretty good idea of how it’s done. However, it may surprise you to learn that you might have been brushing your teeth the wrong way for all these…
Toothbrush and floss
Apr 27, 2020, 10:00 AM
Sometimes, in an effort to put off regular dental check-ups that we’re dreading, we read more into myths and misconceptions regarding our teeth, thinking that we’re doing what’s best. But the truth is that believing some of these myths could actually…
A young boy holding the side of his mouth in pain
Apr 13, 2020, 3:00 PM
Cracked tooth syndrome, also known as split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that occurs as a result of a crack in the tooth. Cracked tooth syndrome can range anywhere between a small hairline crack in the crown of the tooth, to a fracture that…
A teen girl vaping
Mar 23, 2020, 10:00 AM
At Lockett Orthodontics, we know that it takes a lot of work to grow a beautiful and healthy adult smile. The best way for adults and teens alike to maintain healthy teeth is to know about the threats to teeth and how to avoid these problems.
A sad young girl sitting on the stairs
Mar 9, 2020, 10:00 AM
Children who grow up in dysfunctional environments are more likely to suffer from tooth decay, dental cavities, and other dental diseases, according to a study published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Additionally, kids who experience…

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3210 E. Woodmen Rd. #200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

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Tuesday   8:30am-5pm
Wednesday   8:30am-5pm
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    We offer orthodontics services for all ages, young and old - it’s never too late to correct your teeth and obtain the beautiful and healthy smile you’ve always wanted!

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    Address: 3210 E. Woodmen Rd. #200
    Colorado Springs, CO 80920

    Phone: 719.309.6823
    Fax: 719.309.6831

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