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Drs. Anthony & Carly Schiro, each Specialists in Orthodontics, are a husband-wife team that are excited and honored to serve the Loveland community. Dedicated to providing the confidence to Ascend and the smile to match, we proudly provide customized treatment supported by modern, state-of-the-art technology. Our expert team offers many options to fit each of our patient’s needs, including Braces, Clear Braces, Clear Aligners, and more. Our goal is to create shining smiles while also giving our patients a healthy, functioning bite to last a lifetime.

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As•cend [ ə-ˈsend]

  1. to move, climb, or go upwards

  2. to gain or succeed

  3. to rise to a higher point, rank, or degree

What's in a Smile?

We at Ascend Orthodontics believe that a Smile provides the confidence to excel. It is the outlet for the expression of our passions, our excitement, and our determination. At last, it allows for celebration when we reach our peak--when we’ve conquered our mountain.
Our doctors and team want to give you the confidence to achieve your goals and the ability to properly express your happiness when you’ve reached them. Come see us and join us on our journey to create “smiles that summit”!

Steps of Orthodontic Treatment

STEP 1

STRAIGHTEN TEETH

Our beginning step with all orthodontic treatment is to move your teeth into their ideal position, one that will allow a great smile as well as a healthy position within your jawbone. With either braces or Invisalign, from Day 1 you will notice your teeth shift into their new position.

STEP 2

Fix your bite

Our top and bottom jaws fit together like puzzle pieces. Your jaws may not match up perfectly even after all the teeth are straight. During this step, we use things such as rubber bands or springs to help your teeth fit perfectly together.

STEP 3

Detail and Perfect

Once the first two steps are completed, we take a close look at your teeth and smile to ensure that we are giving you an A+ result. At this stage, we value your input in making sure that you are completely satisfied before we finish treatment.

STEP 4

RETENTION

At the end of any form of orthodontic treatment, you will be given a retainer to “retain” the results we’ve achieved. This is arguably the most important step of all. While retention is most critical in the first year after you’ve finished treatment, your teeth can continue to move throughout your life. This is why we recommend wearing your retainer “nighttime for a lifetime”!

Dr. Carly Schiro

Background

Hometown: Davisburg, MI
Dental School: University of Michigan School of Dentistry , DDS
Orthodontic Residency: University of Louisville School of Dentistry, MS and Certificate in Orthodontics

Q&A:

Why should we choose you as an Orthodontist?

I see communication as one of my strengths as an Orthodontist. I see myself as a very compassionate person and doctor, but I’m also a big fan of open communication with patients and parents, even when they can be involved, hard conversations. I want to know your concerns first; I want you to know mine second; and I want to tackle them all in a way that is best for all of us so we can give you or your child the best smile with the healthiest bite possible.

So you’re an Orthodontist, what else do you like to do besides move teeth?

Dr. Anthony and I are big outdoor enthusiasts-- we love hiking, camping, golfing, and even simple walks with our pup, Riggins. I also love to cook and entertain friends and family. When I’m not in Colorado, I can be found back “Up North” in Michigan, floating in a boat at our family’s lake cottage.

What are some areas of your life that you’d like to “Ascend” in?

One of my top life goals is to become an awesome Mom! While we don’t yet have kids, I’m practicing as a “Dog Mom”--spoiling our yellow lab, Riggins, every chance I get. Also, I was a dancer growing up, but I stopped after college. Lately, I’ve wanted to get back to this passion and learn something new, Ballroom Dancing. I may even drag Dr. Anthony with me to some lessons!

fun facts:
  • I have a passion and dare I say talent for creating charcuterie boards!

  • I’ve always been a health and fitness nut. You can find me wandering around a Farmer’s Market or getting in a session on our spin bike!

  • I’ve developed a self-taught dabbling in graphic design. While I am certainly no professional, I love to create new, unique pieces--including our logo!

Dr. Anthony Schiro

Background

Hometown: Okemos, MI
University of Michigan School of Dentistry , DDS
University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, MS and Certificate in Orthodontics

Q&A:

Why Orthodontics?

I’ve always had slight tendencies towards an “exacting” personality, so much so that as a young kid I would drive my parents crazy with how obsessive I was on where the seam of my socks fit.  If it wasn’t just right, I needed new socks!  Luckily, in dental school I found a new, better avenue for my obsession - perfecting people’s smiles :) I love that orthodontics allows me the opportunity to transform a smile, and it is in the final detailing that I really find my passion (and allow my meticulousness an outlet).  I truly believe Dr. Carly and I are blessed to be able to practice Orthodontics.

What is a mountain you’re proud to have summited?

A few years ago, I certainly felt like I was summiting a mountain--with my heartbeat racing from all of the adrenaline on the ascent up. When she said “Yes”, I absolutely felt like I was on top of the world! Of course, I’m talking about how nervous and excited I was leading up to proposing to Dr. Carly, and how elated I was after she said she would marry me.

So you’re an avid skier, what’s your favorite ski area and which one do you want to hit next?

I have to pick a home state resort as one of my favorites! I think Keystone has the best of both worlds. There are boundless options for any skill level of skier with beautiful areas with easier terrain but also some hike to ski areas that make the effort well worth it. We haven’t been to Telluride yet, but it’s next up on our list!

FUN FACTS:
  • When I was in college I played Club Baseball at the University of Michigan, and during our regional tournament we got to play in the stadium that “A League of Their Own” was filmed.

  • When I was 12, I got lost on a ski mountain for what seemed like hours. I accidentally skied too far ahead of our group (because I loved going straight and fast) and ended up separated from everyone. This happened at Heavenly resort in California; now I make sure to always keep an eye on the group here in Colorado!

  • One of my favorite movies is the Guardians of the Galaxy, and I especially love Groot! We even have a Baby Groot figurine sitting on a windowsill of our home.

Micah Haase

Background

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO
Position: Patient Coordinator

fun facts:
  • I'm a Colorado State University graduate.

  • I love to bake!

  • The #1 goal on my bucket list is to swim with sharks!

Riggins

Background

Hometown: Louisville, KY
Position: Office Mascot

FUN FACTS:
  • When Riggin’s puppy teeth fell out, Dr. Anthony & Dr. Carly realized he was congenitally missing 4 premolars just like some of our patients. Yes, we do realize the irony in this!

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The Ascend
Difference

At Ascend Orthodontics, we're excited for you to join our orthodontic family! While many offices can say something similar, at Ascend, it is more than just lip service. Dr. Carly and Dr. Anthony are a husband-wife orthodontic team, so when you walk in the door, you are literally meeting the family. Learn what sets our office apart!

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Your Smile.
Your Choice.

We offer a variety of treatment modalities for you to choose from. Whether you’re considering traditional braces or a more esthetic option such as clear braces or clear aligners, we’ve got you covered.

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Our Office Technology

One of the many great parts of opening a new office is we are able to offer the latest, state-of-the-art technology in orthodontics. From digital scanners that eliminate uncomfortable impressions to 3D printers that allow us to fabricate customized appliances to 3D X-rays that allow us to see the jaws and teeth in space, we’ve stopped at nothing to create an efficient, enjoyable process for our patients.

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