Top orthodontist - Lakewood, CO

Best orthodontist - Dr. Timothy Hardy in Lakewood


Dr. Timothy Hardy is a graduate of BS Engineering from Tufts University. He then earned his dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Later on, he went to receive his Advanced Education in General Dentistry(AEGD) from Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY before he returned to Tufts University where he completed his Certificate of Orthodontics where he also served as a president of his graduating class.

He is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. T.C. Hardy is a recipient of the Everett Shapiro Award in Orthodontics and the Dr Harold Berk Endowed Prize Fund for Excellence in Research. He has published and presented his research both nationally and abroad.

Dr. T.C. Hardy is an active member of the following:

  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Smiles Change Lives
  • Colorado Orthodontic Association
  • Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontics
  • Colorado Orthodontic Foundation
  • Robert R. Andrews Research Honor Society
  • Colorado Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • Larimer County Dental Society

An orthodontist is a dentist whose main focus is to straighten a patient's teeth. Orthodontists are specialists who diagnose and treat patients in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood with an underbite, overbite, crossbite, misaligned teeth, deep bites, malocclusion, overcrowded mouths, and treating improper bite, closing wide gaps between the teeth and many other oral health problems that aim not only to improve the appearance of the teeth but better chewing and speech function. All orthodontists, including Dr. T.C. Hardy, have at least four years of training in dental school after they graduated from college. Dentists either graduate as Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). Orthodontists receive special training to fix misaligned teeth. Orthodontists will have to study for two additional years at dental schools to get qualified as orthodontists. They also have passed the required exams on the state that they practice in.

Orthodontist: Lakewood, CO - Dr. Timothy Hardy DDS

At Hardy Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, Dr. T.C Hardy's specialization is on traditional and Ceramic braces. He also offers his adolescent and adult patients alternatives to traditional orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign Aligners and Incognito. If you are looking for an orthodontist that knows the best in terms of treatment for kids, teenagers, and adults, including the autistic child and special needs patients, and what science and technology, and education has to offer to you, or a pediatric dentist such as Prediatric Dentist Dr. Namrata Hardy who knows a lot about treating kids ad special children, then you've come to the best place. Our team will do all we can to help you to have a healthy bright smile, and help your children and adolescent achieve excellent oral health. Our office is nearby and our benefits coordinator can answer questions about insurance and payment plans. Schedule an appointment today. Communities we serve in Colorado.

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Orthodontist FAQ

Do Orthodontists perform surgery?

Orthodontists treat problems related to the teeth and gum, facial muscles, upper and lower jaws. Surgery may not be needed if orthodontic treatment can correct the problem. If the procedure needs surgery, the orthodontist usually collaborates with an oral surgeon. Learn more about orthodontists at Hardy Dental Group.

Can orthodontists pull teeth?

Orthodontics uses braces to correct the alignment of the teeth. Orthodontists at Hardy Dental Group office usually avoid extraction as much as possible, but if there is severe crowding, they may pull one or more teeth to correct the problem.

Is an orthodontist a Dr.?

Yes. Orthodontists are types of doctors who have received extensive practice in treating and diagnosing an oral health condition. Orthodontists at Hardy Dental Group have completed dental school and have pursued this career as their specialty. They will need two or three years of studies and more than 48,000 hours of orthodontic training to become orthodontists.


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Choosing an orthodontist near where you work, live or go to school is essential, particularly if you are trying to save money. Aside from routine visits, expect to have several follow-up appointments or treatment during your treatment. Look for orthodontists with the best reviews and the one you'll feel comfortable working with.

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