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  • vision
  • orthodontics

Kids dental, vision, orthodontics on Colorado Springs S Academy Blvd.

HOURS
Wednesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Monday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Kid-Friendly Care Made Easy

Give your kids the care they deserve.
Explore all the great services we provide at this location.
Fun for kids, convenient for parents.

This location offers comprehensive dental care for children aged 6 months to 20 years. Services include: Regular cleanings, cavity fillings and caps, tooth extractions, pulpotomies, and more. Medicaid and most insurance accepted. Schedule an appointment now.

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For children aged 6 months to 20 years, we offer comprehensive eye exams, glasses and more. Medicaid covers your child’s annual eye exam—and eye glasses if needed. Plus, this location has more than 350 Medicaid-approved frames! Schedule an appointment now.

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Orthodontic consultations are recommended for children aged 7 to 12. Medicaid covers orthodontia in some cases—and, we offer braces for $0 down and $125/month. Not a kid anymore? We offer orthodontic services for many adults! Schedule an appointment now.

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WHY academy-kids ?

We make quality kid-care easy with fun-filled offices, caring staff and convenient scheduling. Plus we accept Medicaid and most insurance plans, so your kids get the care they need at little or no cost to you.

Our team is here for your family.

Our teams are in it for the kids. We believe every child deserves great care and love providing that care to your kids. From explaining every procedure in language kids can understand to recognizing great kids, our teams are here for you.

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We make it easy to get great care for your kids.

Whether you're bringing in one child for a single service or five kids for multiple appointments—we make it easy to schedule and get them in and out fast. Plus, we have fun diversions for children to keep kids who aren't being treated busy.

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We're here to care for your kids.

Our team knows and loves kids. We go out of our way to help your kids understand every step of the process. Our fun, kid-friendly play areas and treatment areas are designed to take every visit from, "Oh no!" to "Let's go!"

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Medicaid and most insurance accepted.

We want to provide the best possible care for your kids—and take Medicaid and most insurance plans. In fact, most care at our locations is delivered at little or no cost to you. This makes it easier for parents to get great care for their kids.

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

We have been coming here for a year and each visit has been great! Wonderful service and excellent care. The doctors and their staff are very knowledgeable and efficient. Highly recommended!
Melissa, Parent
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OUR CARE PROVIDERS

Our providers are caring professionals who are dedicated to kids. They are committed to helping parents and kids understand their health and well-being.

HEALTHY KIDS

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Frequently asked questions

Do I still have to get my teeth cleaned by the dentist during orthodontic treatment?

Yes. It is especially important to keep up with regular cleanings when you have braces. Even orthodontic patients who take great care of their teeth are likely to experience higher levels of plaque build-up. Kids with braces need to get dental cleanings and exams every six months or more as needed to keep the patients oral hygiene at its best. 

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What financing options are available for my child’s braces?

We have competitive pricing with affordable payment options that work with most family budgets.  Our payment plans start as low as 0% down, $125 per month with easy to qualify-for options.    

What should I expect at an orthodontic evaluation?

At your child’s first visit to the orthodontist, the doctor will examine your child’s mouth for indications of problems with spacing and alignment that could have negative consequences if not addressed with orthodontic treatment. The orthodontist will be looking for problems with your child’s bite, or the relationship between their upper and lower jaws, and how the teeth are spaced along the jaws. They will take X-rays and discuss findings, treatment plans and payment options if applicable. 

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At what age should my child be seen by an orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children be screened by an orthodontist no later than age seven. Early screening affords the greatest flexibility for treatment plans.

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Is orthodontic care covered by Medicaid? By other insurance?

Medicaid covers the cost of braces for children if it is determined that orthodontic treatment is medically necessary. Most private insurance plans also cover a fixed portion of the cost of braces for children and adults. Our orthodontic team works directly with Medicaid and other insurance providers to ensure that patients can get the care they need. We also provide very competitive pricing and have flexible payment plans for those not covered by other insurance. 

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What to do for a black eye?

If you child has received minor eye trauma from a fall, sporting accident or other cause, apply a cold compress for five to 10 minutes several times an hour. Do not put ice directly on the skin, instead wrap with a towel or sock. If pain ensues, give a proper dose of acetaminophen. Call your doctor if your child experiences any changes in vision, visible abnormalities to the eyeball, or drainage from the eye.

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