Prentice Orthodontics – Serving Thornton Patients

Thornton Orthodontist

Looking for the right orthodontist can be a daunting task, but don’t worry: Prentice Orthodontics proudly serves Thornton. We provide comprehensive care for patients while keeping them aware of what each process entails throughout their treatment. Dr. Ricarda Prentice is one of Northern Colorado’s best orthodontists, and a community member. Local dentists and patients love her personalized, detailed care. If you want to get an amazing smile, improve your oral health and restore your confidence, trust in Prentice.

About Prentice Orthodontics

Prentice Orthodontics was founded In 2006 by Dr. Ricarda Prentice. It is a fully computerized and state-of-the-art practice that offers all types of treatment options. An advanced digital scanner helps develop a plan for your care, letting you see digitized before and after pictures of your smile. We believe a great smile is the key to one’s ideal self and take great pride in knowing we’ve got thirteen years of healthy patients. Contact us to learn more.

Prentice Orthodontics Is Different

  • Other orthodontists charge for first consultations; ours are FREE
  • Other orthodontists don’t offer all treatment options; we do
  • Other orthodontists don’t have payment options; we offer fast, online payment options
  • Other orthodontists don’t work with insurance companies; we do
  • Other orthodontists don’t educate their patients, we have an in-depth blog
  • Other orthodontists don’t like answering questions; our FAQ page can help you
  • Other orthodontists are hard to get a hold of; you can contact us anytime
  • Other orthodontists don’t have great locations; we have a comfortable, easy-to-find office
  • Other orthodontists make appointments tough; we have text, email or voicemail options

Meet Dr. Ricarda Prentice

One of Thornton’s best orthodontists, Dr. Ricarda Prentice, is passionate about oral treatment and care. She spent three years as a dentist, then went to the University of Alberta to complete her orthodontic residency, then earned her Doctorate from Creighton University. All that education means Dr. Prentice uses a holistic approach that fixes medical and aesthetic issues to both better a patient’s well being and state of mind. Dr. Ricarda wants you to achieve your ideal self through a beautiful, healthy smile. Don’t let crooked teeth stand in the way of who you really want to be in the world. Contact her today.

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About Our Staff

The staff of Prentice Orthodontics loves to make patients happy. The entire treatment team are all certified Registered Assistants, and know that quality orthodontic care leads to better overall health and quality of life. All office staffers are customer service experts. Making your treatment easy, improving your health and giving you a wide smile are the most prudent goals of the Prentice staff. Talk to us right away.

Prentice Orthodontics In the Press

We don’t want to boast, but Prentice Orthodontics has been gifted some amazing accolades over the years, including the Platinum Invisalign Provider 2018 accolade, 5280 Magazine’s Top Denver Dentist 2008-2015, plus Broomfield’s Talk of the Town 2015-2018.

Glowing Reviews and Patient Testimonials

Patients simply love our level of care and treatment. Our Google and Yelp reviews are quite illuminating, as well. Just read this amazing testimonial from Prentice patient, Heather: “Dr. Prentice is great. I trust her to do a good job and get a good treatment outcome, as well as be fair with pricing. Plus her office is comfortable and she gets you in and out quickly.” 

Choosing An Orthodontist

Choose the right orthodontist that is as true professional and can provide personalized, detailed care. Any orthodontist must be able to evaluate your issue and fix it within a reasonable time frame, but a great orthodontist goes above and beyond. Dr. Prentice’s approach requires the understanding that great smiles build confidence. That’s why she works with your insurance provider to find the best cost of treatment. Curing major oral problems, including underbite, crossbite, deep bite, open bite, crowding, spacing and protrusion, and giving you the courage that comes with it, is her top priority.

Read these 5 Things You Need to Know Before Choosing an Orthodontist.

Your Evaluation

Our offices are warm and inviting, and provide state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment. Your first visit will include a full evaluation of your overall orthodontic needs, from the alignment of your teeth to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and any needed correction to all. Another element of your initial consultation will be an examination of your gum health and facial balance to determine if any major changes are needed to address larger issues.

Treatment Types and Options

There are many different treatment options, including braces and other appliances. Some will suit your treatment plan better than others. Braces aren’t like when you were a kid anymore. We offer braces that are less noticeable and have quicker treatment durations. Invisalign clear aligners are removable and easy to clean. Talk to a professional orthodontist like Dr. Prentice to find out your best treatment option right now.

Treatment Phases

The team at Prentice Orthodontics works with children as well as adults. We work with you to set the treatment pace, accommodate your schedule, and fit your budget. Whatever your needs, Dr. Prentice would be happy to offer a free consultation and formulate a treatment plan. For younger patients, we offer early treatment to address issues earlier than adolescents and prevent problems from becoming a larger issue. Early treatment is not ideal for all patients, however, so consult with Dr. Prentice if you have questions or concerns that you would like to address to ensure you are on the proper treatment plan. Our staff will recommend services only based on your individual needs.

Why Prentice Orthodontics?

With Dr. Prentice, you receive care from an orthodontist who cares about her patients and the community, and knows your name, your kids’ names, and your dog’s name too.  She is intent helping patients get an amazing smile, more confidence, and better health, overall. Our treatment plans, combined with dedicated care, ensure you’re working with the best orthodontist in Thornton and beyond.

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Get started today! Request an appointment to schedule your first visit. Have some questions for us before making the next step?


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