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Dr. Hilary Baskin

Orthodontics
Denver, CO
29 years experience female

Locations

All About Braces

Lakewood, CO

Address

2020 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO
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Insurances accepted

Medicaid

Metlife Insurance Company of Connecticut

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Cigna

Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

All About Braces

Denver, CO

Office

denver

About

Bio

All About Braces delivers board certified orthodontic care at affordable fees. Voted #1 orthodontist in CO by Colorado Parent magazine and "top Orthodontist" by 5280! Accept most insurances including Medicaid and treat children and adults. Our friendly staff and doctors always put patient care firs

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Orthodontics

Languages spoken

Hindi

Doctor Q&A

727 Answers
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Yes, but ..: If you still live near the first orthodontist, it is best, if possible to continue care with the same provider.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
No: your lips stay the same size but your face may have a better overall appearance
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Not recommended: many orthodontist will point you in that direction as its more profitable. That said, we do not recommend it at all and will only treat a teenager if... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Significant: Hygeinists are trained to clean teeth, ortho assistants are trained to aid in the application and treatment of orthodontic braces. The first would w... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Yes: Invisalign is an effective treatment to straighten teeth and provide beautiful smiles!
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Huh? and no: Orthodontists typically do not extract teeth-- they have dentists or oral surgeons do this. If, you are asking, can you put a tooth back in that has ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Compliance?: Well, either they are just being mean, or more likely it is do to poor compliance on your part. I know in our practice, if a kid does not brush well ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Tough choice: Both are wonderful professions and share similar upsides relative to other medical professions-- good hours and lifestyle with minimal emergency hours... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Depends: on a host of factors that can not really be accurately determined without seeing your mouth. that said, i suspect most of the gaps should be closed a... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Possible: Invisalign is an effect method to treat many mild to moderate cases. Only a visit to the orthodontist (preferably a preferred invisalign provider) wi... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Would not: while most whitening toothpaste is very mild, you may cause a shade difference between the exposed tooth and the part covered by the braces. I would ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Frenectomy: is likely part of the solution. its easy, fast and relatively painless when done with a laser. We do these in our office all the time. Good luck!
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Pressure: every time an adjustment is made, the wires are being tightened which will cause extra pressure and in turn potentially cause some discomfort. this s... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Varies: Sadly, even with the info given, its too hard to assess a treatment plan without seeing your mouth. There are just too many variable at play (e.g., d... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Braces will fix: the whole idea of braces is to correct any malocclusion you may have. Your teeth and bite may not be perfect during treatment, but by the time the br... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Huh?: Not sure why one would "request" a specific appliance-- it may or may not be the best course of treatment for you. I would let your orthodontist guid... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Depends: On what you mean by better. More effective-- no. Faster-- no. A more pleasing way to straighten teeth for some people, especially adults who do not... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Fix it: hopefully, using braces likely with some rubber band wear, they will look to correct your underbite. this is difficult without surgery, but not impos... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Yes, and ...: I would not recommend Lingual braces. They have their issues-- can cut your tongue, often impact speech, difficult to treat. We tried these for a whi... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
2-3 days: You can eat solid foods now, but understand that a lot of chewing is uncomfortable. My own daughter had braces put on last year. 2-3 days of soups an... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Likely not: There are more detailed, higher resolution scans that are typically done for this-- and the people looking at the x-rays are not looking for this. Th... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Get excited!: Not much 'preparation needed'. But be ready to get a beautiful smile when you are done!
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Every day: feel free to change every day. There is no need to conserve them and it is more hygienic to change
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Could be: I would trust your orthodontist-- and if you don't fully understand why, ask them to explain ti to you further until you are comfortable
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
No: Invisalign is a great product, but no way it can address a class 3 effectively. If you are lucky, an orthodontist may be able to address without surg... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Depends: On the case. I would consult with an orthodontist to see if you are a candidate.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Misalignment: When your teeth and bite are not in proper alignment.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Cost/time/look: essentially they do the same thing, but work in different ways. not everyone is a candidate for invisalign and they tend to cost more, but if you don... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Ask the orthodontist: There is no magic answer to your question as it depends on your case. We've had patients wearing invisalign for only 3-4 months and others for 2 year... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Typically 1: We see a patient for a consult, then start braces typically at the next appointment.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Not really: The exposure of the tooth may hurt more, and there will be minor discomfort, but nothing you really will have any concerns about. All in all, about t... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Yes: We treat many overbites with invisalign. It does depend on the severity however. Discuss with your orthodontist.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Yes: some would say even better as you burn more calories faster and work more muscles (and I am an avid runner!).
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Regular braces: surprisingly, for many patients as they are not touching you gumline constantly, traditional metal (or ceramic) braces are more comfortable than invis... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Why?: There are ways to close spaces with buttons and rubber bands or custom aligners, but if you are going to have braces anyway, they are the easiest and ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Orthodontist: we are experts in diagnosing malocclusions and many of us offer free consults. Go see one! You can find qualified orthodontist in your area through ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Same day: We do them the same day we remove braces.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Yes: But consult your orthodontist-- they have special whittening material for this use.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Yes: You need to see an orthodontist. Over time it can impact your enamel.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Depends: if it is very deep, invislaign may not be the right treatment method. I would consult an orthodontist who can assess how deep and what the best treat... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Totally different: One deals with a joint on the side of your jaw, the other with your overall bite. Most patients with malocclusions do not have TMJ issues and many pe... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
No: Straightening teeth is not what dentists are trained for. Its like asking an interist to do heart surgery. If you want your teeth straightened, go t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
See an orthodontist: We address these issues daily and achieve amazing results-- delivering consistantly beautiful smiles!
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A member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Tons: expanders are VERY effective devices. They are used worldwide by just about every reputable orthodontist, especially on kids that age.
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A member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Depends: 1st, the orthodontist would likely not pull teeth-- they'll leave that to the general dentist. 2nd, it depends on treatment-- if needed, yes, they'll... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Clear correct: It is a competitor to invisalign, but is essentially a very similar product, just a bit more affordable.
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A member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
No & congrats: pain is not a good thing. most adjustment SHOULD BE painless. if you see your teeth moving over the months, then its working.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Clear braces: they use a composite plastic to gently move your teeth using a series of aligners that each move your teeth for about 2 weeks at a time.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
They might: but there may be reasons that they did not already. Best to ask this question directly to your orthodontist.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Likely, yes: you most likely will need braces. But the only definitive answer can be provided by a trained orthodontist. Find one from the AAO web site and go se... Read More
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Jun 30, 2014
Dr. Baskin's answers to questions are testimony to her expertise in her field and sincere interest in helping others.
Hilary is definitely an asset to the Health Tap system due to her dedication and commitment to helping people.
Jun 20, 2014
Dr. Baskin always provides carefully thought out replies to even the most challenging questions.
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! Okay, Thank you! I misinterpret this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qnkfDH6Rzg and thought the girl did some jaw exercise.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! I think it is front desk staff that go hyper with this type of request. Cash unusally means 10% off to anyone in any business.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much for your answer.. I appreciate your time.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, NY
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

not applicable

Awards

Gini award-- Smiles Change Lives
Invisalign Preferred Povider
Top Doctor, Third Place, Denver, CO - Winter
2013

Affiliations

AAO
CDA
MMDA

Publications

Journal of Clinical Orthodontics
American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
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