Martin Family Orthodontics
A respected provider in your orthodontic care community. Located in Longmont, Colorado, our practice’s top priority is to provide you with the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. We utilize the latest technological advances in the industry, such as Invisalign®, clear ceramic brackets, TAD’s (Temporary Anchorage Devices) along with advanced computer technology to ensure that you receive the most effective care possible.
Schedule your virtual or in person appointment to start your journey with us today!
Creating Stars of Today and Tomorrow
We recognize that every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the courteous service we deliver to each person who walks through our doors. Whether you’re an adult, adolescent or child, our knowledgeable doctor and staff are committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve – a healthy, beautiful one!
STEPS OF ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT
Our beginning step with all orthodontic treatment is to move your teeth into their ideal position, one that will allow a great smile as well as a healthy position within your jawbone. With either braces or Invisalign, from Day 1 you will notice your teeth shift into their new position.
FIX YOUR BITE
Our top and bottom jaws fit together like puzzle pieces. Your jaws may not match up perfectly even after all the teeth are straight. During this step, we use things such as rubber bands or springs to help your teeth fit perfectly together.
DETAIL AND PERFECT
Once the first two steps are completed, we take a close look at your teeth and smile to ensure that we are giving you an A+ result. At this stage, we value your input in making sure that you are completely satisfied before we finish treatment.
At the end of any form of orthodontic treatment, you will be given a retainer to “retain” the results we’ve achieved. This is arguably the most important step of all. While retention is most critical in the first year after you’ve finished treatment, your teeth can continue to move throughout your life. This is why we recommend wearing your retainer “nighttime for a lifetime”!
Dr Laurel Martin
Hometown: Longmont, CO
Graduate: University of Iowa Orthodontic Program
Graduate: University of Colorado Dental Program
Dr. Laurel Martin has been practicing orthodontics for over 20 years. She earned her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University before going to the University of Colorado for her dental degree, and the University of Iowa for her orthodontic residency. As a professional orthodontist, Dr. Martin has given public lectures on oral health topics, has published an article in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, is a certified Invisalign® provider, and is a member in many leading dental and orthodontic organizations, including the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Peak Interdisciplinary Dental Study Club, the Study Club of the Rockies, Seattle Study Club, Longmont Invisalign® Study Club and the Delta Sigma Delta dental fraternity. Dr. Laurel’s passion for orthodontics and education extends outside of Martin Family Orthodontics as well. She is involved in product development with Dentsply and Reliance Orthodontics along with public speaking at several TAD user forums and the AAO Annual meeting. She has been a guest speaker for the Boulder/Broomfield Dental Society and lectures for Dentarum, an International Dental Supply Company. The University of Iowa, her alma mater, has hired her as adjunct professor. She travels there to lecture to the orthodontic residents on cutting edge technology and procedures she implements in her practice.