About Us

We are dedicated to making the patient experience as memorable as it can be at Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. We accomplish this through combined Pediatric dentistry and Orthodontics practices that are equipped to give you the highest priority and functional oral care using modern technology, training, and dental prowess. We use first-class diagnostic tools coupled with the magnitude of our knowledge and experience, which allow us to provide accurate, decisive, and efficient treatment that is customized to the unique needs of our patients. To ensure we maintain the best cosmetic and functional results, Dr. Hardy, Dr. Nam, and our welcoming staff focus on clear and open communication so that you know everything about your treatment from the moment you are diagnosed until your treatment is complete. We suggest parents be involved for younger patients as it helps to have a full understanding of the treatment of their child or teen. We dedicate ourselves to making your child feel comfortable in our office, and we want you to feel the same security with them under our care. Your involvement in your child's oral health can help the progress of the treatment go smoothly and successfully. See here, all the Treatments we offer. See Pediatric Care Treatments and Ortho Services. We offer many payment options.

Dr. Nam - Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Namrata Hardy is a board-certified Pediatric Dentist who dedicates herself to providing oral health care to infants, adolescents, children, and individuals with special needs.

Dr. Nam believes that prevention is better than the best defense against the many oral health problems anyone can face. By educating families about proper oral hygiene, healthy habits, and healthy smiles, she carries a lifelong dedication to exceptional oral health and wellbeing. She wants the children to enjoy their interactions with the dentist so that they'll love revisiting their dentists for years to come. She can do this through specialized training, education, personality, and skills. She also uses modern technology to help achieve her goals. Dr. Nam uses laser dentistry in most of the treatment as it helps eliminate the need for needles and shots. Laser dentistry also helps to reduce the discomfort patients are feeling during and after the treatment. No need for drills; therefore, it dramatically reduces patient anxiety, particularly to some children, when they hear the sound of the drill in the dental chair. When treating patients, she believes that treating children with respect and using age-appropriate methods and loving attention is the key to stress-free dental care. Understanding that each child is unique while determining the needs of each family member is how Dr. Nam delivers gentle treatment and cultivates a positive dental experience.

Treatment Philosophy

Dr. Nam loves children! She focuses on working a relationship with you and your child first so that your child will feel safe and cared for. When your child needs dental treatment, we request that you remain positive before and during the treatment. Your children can sense anxiety, and they'll feel it. It will be a lot difficult to treat an anxious child, and it will affect how they see their dentists. Avoid using words such as "needle," "shot," or "pulling teeth." Instead, use child-friendly words such as "whistly toothbrush," "sleepy juice," "Tooth Counter," "Wiggle your tooth," "Mr. Thirsty," etc. Dr. Nam uses the "Tell-Show-Do" technique. First, she tells the child what exactly they'll be doing, then shows it to them using their finger or through modeling, then finally "Do" the treatment. Children will have less anxiety and will do much better as they know what to expect. The fear of the "unknown" is addressed; therefore, they won't be shocked or stressed out about what their dentist is going to do to them.

Dr. T.C. Hardy – Orthodontics

A common misconception in orthodontics, particularly with children, is to commence treatment even if just a few adult teeth have erupted. However, only a few of these cases require early treatment. While it may be true that treating early can improve the child's smile in the future, most children will need a second round of braces once all their adult teeth have come out. Dr. T.C. Hardy believes in a more conservative approach that is the one-phase-of-braces method to orthodontic treatment. This approach can help you to save you and your child money, time, and unnecessary dental work. Using Dr. T.C. Hardy's procedure, the entire treatment is done in 24 months.

Although the approach is more on the conservative side, Dr. T.C, Hardy still believes that it is essential to bring your child to an orthodontist at an early age to make sure that no severe dental issue can arise. The initial treatment is recommended when the child is around seven years of age. The first treatment can benefit some younger patients, but take note that they will not need braces until they are at least 11 years old. This conservative approach provides enormous cost, time, and prevents unnecessary treatments.

Choosing a Specialist

We offer our practice with two specialties for your convenience at Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. When you select your specialist for your oral health, you are choosing a higher level of care. This level is achieved through our training, education, and 100% dedication to the skills needed for a problem-free outcome and successful diagnosis of that specialty. When you choose the right specialist, you are simply a step away from achieving a healthy, happy smile. Each orthodontist has a unique approach to straightening teeth and improving your oral health. Dr. T.C. Hardy focuses on how your face will look after the treatment - not just how your teeth will look. Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics has a variety of orthodontic treatment options to cater to your oral health needs. The advances in medical technology now offer more than just the traditional braces when it comes to straightening the teeth. Kids and even adults will love how the clear braces will look but still functions the same as conventional braces. The ceramic brackets not just control how your brackets will look, but it also performs better than conventional brackets and reduces the buildup of bacteria buildup around the bracket. These aesthetic brackets are made to offer better strength, more natural bonding, and cleaner debonding. At Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we offer Invisalign, Incognito braces , clear braces, and hidden lingual braces for your orthodontic treatment. Not all braces are right for everyone; that is why Dr. T.C. Hardy will work with you to provide the right option for your needs.

Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics believes that patients need to be educated about their treatment to have an enjoyable, and worry-free dental care. Patient education helps to make informed decisions with your treatment. We want to make you feel that you are a part of the treatment process. Dr. T.C. Hardy specializes in working with children and teens, but he is also set up to treat adults as well. Dr. T.C. Hardy and Dr. Nam are prepared and dedicated to making your Pediatric treatment or orthodontic treatment at Lakewood, CO as convenient and as comfortable as they can.

Contact us today to make an appointment. We look forward to meeting your family and welcoming you to ours.

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Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

311 S Teller St #100, Lakewood, CO 80226

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Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm