Denver Orthodontist
Ponderosa Professional Plaza, 14991 E Hampden Ave, Suite 300
Aurora, Colorado 80014 US
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Helpful from the Get Go - Denver, CO

Dr Kent is the first person i came across who really understands my unhappiness after traditional orthodontic treatment. From the very first email he Listened . I will be flying in from South Africa to do my treatment with him. If your concern is your smile, previous orthodontic work , or possible extraction & braces, speak to Dr Kent first. I am not affiliated, only a desperate patient tired of searching for answers in a world of messed up ortodontics.

Very Happy with my Invisalign Treatment - Aurora, CO

Dr. L seemed to be the most educated and was definitely the most friendly out of all the Orthodontists I visited. Being in my mid-40's, I wanted to straighten my teeth without braces. Invisalign and Dr. L did the job perfectly. I have since brought my 9 year old son in for Orthodontic treatment. The whole staff is great with kids. The office is also very beautiful, clean and spacious.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Memberships

American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)

Consultation Fee

Free

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Wyoming

    Medical: MD, University of Iowa, Doctorate of Dental Surgery

    Periodontics, USAF Dental Corps
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Masters in Orthodontics, St. Louis Univ. Medical Center

    Fellowship: International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics

Treatments offered at Aurora Orthodontics & TMJ

Blog Posts and Articles

Dentofacial Orthopedics,The Modern Miracle of Orthodontics

By S. Kent Lauson, DDS, MS “I’m sorry, Mrs. Jones, there just isn’t enough room in the bone structure of Johnny’s jaws for all of his teeth. We need four teeth removed. Then we’ll have enough room to straighten all the remaining teeth.” This communication has been heard...

10 Things to know before selecting an Orthodontist

1. Q. What is the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist who does braces or Invisalign? A. An orthodontist is a dentist, who after graduating from dental school, completes an additional 2 year full-time university based education in an accredited orthodontic residency program. By learning...

The Dental Connection to Sleep Apnea

  The Dental Connection to Sleep Apnea Posted on 30. Jun, 2010 by Aurora Orthodontics & TMJ in Blog Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can cause more than just loud snoring that keeps you and your spouse from getting a good night’s sleep. It can cause heart stress leading to heart attacks,...

Enlarged Tonsils Can Cause Serious Side Effects

  Enlarged Tonsils Can Cause Serious Side Effects Posted on 30. Jun, 2010 by Aurora Orthodontics & TMJ in Blog Years ago, it was common for children to have their tonsils and adenoids removed at a young age. Today, however, many doctors believe that these surgeries are unnecessary and risky...

8 Keys to Lower Facial Harmony & Proper Bite

8 Keys to Lower Facial Harmony & Proper Bite Posted on 30. Jun, 2010 by Aurora Orthodontics & TMJ in Blog Key # 1 Upper Jaw (Maxilla) The upper jaw holds the key in many ways to facial beauty and proper function of the lower face and teeth. It should be wide and full to accommodate all normal...

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Will a Palate Expander Work in my Case? (photo)

Please do not have the "4 premolars" removed, especially because your orthodontist is giving you the option of expanding the upper jaw. The removal of... READ MORE

Who Makes the Treatment Plan, the Dentist or the Invisalign Company?

This is a great question and the answer can determine the quality of the result. There are several important steps in assuring the result is a good as... READ MORE

Will Bicuspid Extraction Cause TMJ?

If orthodontic extractions are recommended, it typically is because of either an overbite or crowding is present. Both crowding and overbites are the... READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Invisalign Expansion and the Use of a Palate Expander?

Let me explain the difference of expansion with Invisalign and true palatal expansion. Invisalign will give some expansion, but it is primarily... READ MORE

What Are Invisalign "Buttons" and Where Are They Attached.

Think of attachments on teeth as little handles on them which allow the aligners to 'grip' onto a more challenging tooth.  Otherwise the... READ MORE

How will orthodontics treatment affect face profile? (Photo)

It is being recognized more and more that the extraction of permanent teeth can have very negative long term consequences. Those include TMJ... READ MORE

Is Extraction of 4 Bicuspid Necessary for Me? (photo)

Traditional orthodontics has for many years recommended extracting teeth when dental crowding exists. Then the remaining teeth are straightened. The... READ MORE

Invisalign Vs Braces on Very Crooked Teeth

As a 26 year old, I advise seeking an orthodontist who has experience with Functional Facial Orthopedics (FFO) which can solve your narrow upper jaw... READ MORE

Second Time w/ Braces. Facial Profile Changes. Options?

Most traditionally trained orthodontists still use teeth extraction as a way to eliminate the imbalance between the bone structure and the size of... READ MORE

Wearing a Retainer After Braces

As a new orthodontist years ago, I told patients to wear retainers at night for two years, then throw them out.  Now, I know that relapse can... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Lauson

Kent Lauson, DDS, MS has shared 12 before and after pictures with 94 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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