Poudre Valley Family Dental
A Great Dentist
  • “So glad that my husband and I have Dr. Gray and his staff for our dental care. We have been under Dr. Gray's care for minor and not-so-minor procedures for the past 2 years and have been very happy with the excellent, up-to-date dentistry and compassionate care. Dr. Gray's friendly and efficient office staff and dental assistants contribute to our confidence in what has been outstanding dental care.” - A

  • “Wonderful office and great experience! Everyone was so nice and knowledgeable and explained everything! Exactly what I was Looking for in a dentist!!” - A

  • “Always a pleasure to visit Dr. Gray's office. Cleanings are thorough and comfortable and the staff is friendly and professional. Desired appointments are easy to obtain and kept on time.” - D

  • “Poudre Valley Family Dental Rocks. They are always personable and friendly. The staff all call me by name when I walk in the door and they ask me about my family and work. I never feel rushed out the door, and yet they are always prompt and timely. It's like visiting with friends every 6 months. I highly recommend making these guys your dental team!” - E

Why is it important to straighten crooked teeth?

There are four ways you can have problems with your teeth and straightening teeth reduces the risk of each of these problems.

-Esthetics, or the appearance of the teeth.  Straight teeth typically look more beautiful than crooked teeth.

-Inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) and bone loss (periodontitis) around the teeth can undermine the support of the teeth.  When teeth are straight the gums are far easier to clean, both at home and at the dental office.  Effective cleaning helps prevent and control inflammation and bone loss.

-Excessive forces and forces in the wrong directions can cause teeth to loosen, develop abfraction damage (notches along the gum line), and chip, break, or fracture.  Teeth that are properly aligned and function correctly with the opposing teeth are at lower risk of being subjected to these damaging forces.

-Cavities destroy tooth structure.  Straight teeth are less likely to trap food and are easier to clean, which helps prevent cavities.