First Visit


At 20 Mile Orthodontics, we’ve made it our goal to help all of our patients in and around Parker and Castle Rock, CO achieve smiles that they’ll always be proud of. In order to do that, we strive to provide personalized orthodontic care with a comprehensive selection of treatments, such as braces and Invisalign. 

Orthodontic treatment is a long journey that requires plenty of dedication; your first step on that journey will be your first visit with Dr. Struhs.

Your First Visit to Your Local Parker Orthodontist

Typically, your first visit with us will last about 45 minutes, although we’ll always leave some extra time at the end if you have any additional questions. We’ll first take the time to get to know you and learn about your orthodontic situation. After this, Dr. Ted Struhs will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth, looking for any orthodontic issues. After the examination, we’ll take photographs, X-rays, and measurements of your mouth.
Based on the findings during this exam, Dr. Struhs will offer you his treatment recommendations. We’ll discuss your options, duration of treatment, financial and insurance information, and other aspects relating to your orthodontic treatment. We highly encourage you to take this time to ask us any questions that you may have. We promise to always answer your questions and concerns with complete openness and honesty; we understand that orthodontic treatment is a long process, which is why we want you to have the most information available to you before you make your decisions on treatment.

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Braces for All Ages!

While many people associate braces with teens, orthodontic treatment can be effective for patients of all ages. In fact, approximately 25 percent of all orthodontic patients are adults undergoing adult orthodontic treatment of some kind, whether it’s traditional braces, Invisalign, or another treatment. You’re truly never too old to get braces!

Contact Your Parker Orthodontist Today!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know. You can reach our Parker office at (303) 841-2262 or our Castle Rock office at (720)733-0353.  If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with us, feel free to fill out our online appointment request form. We hope to hear from you soon!