Dr. Gary Holt, Orthodontist Highlands Ranch, CO | Personalized Service

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Free ConsultationWelcome to the office of Dr. Gary M. Holt, a respected provider of orthodontic care in your community. Located in Littleton and Highlands Ranch, Colorado, our practice's top priority is to provide you the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment.

Comprehensive Treatment Using Advanced Braces

We utilize the latest technological advances in the industry, such as invisible ceramic braces and Invisalign®, along with the latest in computer technology (digital imaging and advanced computer graphics) to ensure that you receive the most effective care possible.

Personalized Orthodontic Treatment

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!

We are available to serve you, answer questions or schedule an appointment during the following hours:

Mon: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tues: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Weds: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Thurs: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fri: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Latest Blog Entries

I’ve Injured my Mouth and damaged my Braces or Aligner

If you’ve injured your mouth or damaged your teeth, regardless of whether you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment or not, an appointment with your regular dentist should be scheduled prior to visiting Dr. Holt. While orthodontic appliances can become damaged through blunt force trauma, it’s important to ascertain the severity of the injury before making any necessary […]

One of my Invisalign Attachments has Come Off

Your Invisalign attachments, or buttons as they’re sometimes called, are those tooth colored bumps that were bound to your teeth when you began your Invisalign treatment. While small and hardly noticeable, these anchors play a critical part in your Invisalign success, and though they seldom come off, a missing attachment should be addressed as soon […]

My Invisalign Aligner Does Not Fit – Orthodontic Care

Your Invisalign trays weren’t designed to fit perfectly and small gaps in certain areas are normal. In fact, if the aligner fit perfectly, it wouldn’t be capable of applying the pressure necessary to transform your teeth into the perfect smile. However, an aligner should still fit adequately, and if it doesn’t, or causes discomfort when […]

Lost or Broken Invisalign Aligner

To determine the best course of action when dealing with a lost or damaged Invisalign aligner, first consider when the accident occurred. If the aligner was broken or lost towards the end of a cycle, feel free to move on to the next aligner. If the aligner was broken or lost towards the beginning of […]

Broken retainer orthodontic care

Although your retainer plays an instrumental part in keeping your smile beautiful, losing or breaking one does not constitute an emergency visit. However, to avoid teeth shifting unnaturally over time, an appointment should be scheduled at your earliest convenience to either repair or fabricate a new retainer. Do not attempt to fix your retainer on […]

A Bracket on my Braces is Loose

Your brackets are typically tough, sturdy, and stable, though a failure in the adhesive that’s used to attach them to your teeth, physical trauma, or eating the wrong types of food can cause them to become loose or break off. While a loose bracket is generally not an emergency, an appointment should be made for […]

My Tooth Feels Loose after I got my braces on

Finding a loose tooth can be an alarming and disconcerting experience but is rarely a reason to worry. During the orthodontic process your braces or aligners are applying pressure and shifting your teeth from one position to another. This transformation is necessary, and oftentimes, teeth must loosen slightly before they’re able to slide into the […]

My Braces are Causing Sores in my Mouth

From time to time patients may develop sores from wire or bracket irritation, or experience the occasional canker sore, especially when first being fitted with traditional braces or Invisalign aligners. While sores are often painful and extremely uncomfortable, they are seldom a cause for concern. We Suggest: Rinse with warm salt water: Add one teaspoon […]

My teeth are sore after braces

Experiencing aching teeth, tenderness, or soreness in general is common when beginning your orthodontic treatment, receiving an adjustment, or transitioning to a new Invisalign aligner. This is generally the result of pressure being placed on your teeth as your braces or aligner slowly shift them into place in order to create the perfect smile. Typical […]

A Quick Guide to Orthodontic Emergencies

In a world full of ever-changing variables and uncertainty, life can be a crazy thing: Sometimes it goes exactly as planned, but more often than not, each day is an exercise in patience and adaptation. Accidents happen. Even the most careful, calculated, and conscientious of us make mistakes. It’s human nature. So what happens when […]