What To Expect

Right when you step foot into Garlock Orthodontics

you’ll feel the difference

At Garlock Orthodontics we’ve consciously created a more intimate environment to allow for a personal, enjoyable experience; giving each individual the attention they deserve.  Dr. Garlock loves the opportunity to get to know his patients and their parents, and sees it as one of the greatest “perks” of his job. You’ll find his laid back and fun loving demeanor mixed with his attention to detail make him a great orthodontist and great person to be around. He and his staff aspire to provide a level of care and customer service that is unparalleled and reminiscent of a by-gone era.

Going the Extra Mile!

We have a friendly, outgoing staff that will greet you by your first name. Believe it or not, every morning we talk about each patient coming in that day, and after each name, we can’t help but say something nice about them.

At Garlock Orthodontics you are a name and a person, not a number. Customer service and excellent care are our goal!

Free Cool Socks! When you get your braces on and off, you get to pick out a free pair of the coolest socks you’ve ever seen. Check them out on www.stance.com

Enjoy Free Wifi in our waiting room

Our waiting room (or should it be called “fun room”?) offers specialty toys for the kids, complimentary cold water and juice, and a couple of iPADs to pass the time. We think kids and moms alike will look forward to visits!

We have a privacy treatment area for any patient (adult or child) who either needs or requests additional privacy.

Convenient hours. We open early and stay late five days a week because we know your schedules are busy.


Serving and being a part of our community.

Garlock Orthodontics prides itself with the opportunity to be a part of the SE Denver community. We look for ways to get involved with local schools and causes. We coordinate service opportunities throughout the year for staff, patients, and partners in the community. More specifically, Dr. Garlock and his family have personally been affected by cancer, and use the practice as a vehicle to fundraise for a variety of organizations that help the battle to fight cancer and find a cure! Like us on Facebook to see what we are doing and how you can get involved!

Clinical Skills and Knowledge Second
to None!

We offer a variety of treatment options including Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, Clear Braces and Traditional braces with colors.

Having children himself, Dr. Garlock’s philosophy is to treat every patient as if they were his own child. He looks out for what’s in their best interest. Period.

Dr. Garlock attended the world renowned Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education (where Orthodontics started) where he was trained to treat patients with the most advanced evidence-based technology available.  He continues to stay on the forefront of orthodontics through attending continuing education courses and participating in studying groups.  In fact he runs two separate Study Clubs in the area where he collaborates with and lectures to dentist and other dental specialists.


A Passion for Helping Children

Dr. Garlock was hand selected to be on the Cleft Lip Palate, Craniofacial Anomaly Team at the renowned Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri where he worked with Plastic Surgeons, ENT’s, Audiologist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Pathologist, Pediatricians, Pediatric Dentist and Prosthodontists to coordinate the care of these special children with special needs. He has a passion for helping children with special needs of all kinds, and enjoys the challenge that difficult cases bring as well as the opportunity to provide a positive experience for these amazing kids:

“I love treating children with special needs, because they are so grateful for the help and they desperately need it.  It feels good to truly make a difference in these kids’ lives.”

Dr. Garlock’s training gave him the extraordinary experience of treating the most severe orthodontic problems,

Giving him confidence that with the right health care providers in place, anyone can be helped to some degree to achieve a smile they feel confident with.

Dr. Garlock has been published in the premier orthodontic research journal: The American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Garlock has conducted multiple research studies in the field of orthodontics with his most recent study dealing with the use of cone beam computed tomography (3D CT scans) to evaluate the effects of orthodontic treatment on the jaw bones that surround the teeth. His extensive research stems from his passion to provide the best possible treatment to his patients:

“I wanted to find out if the way certain orthodontists were treating their patients was either harming or helping their patients. I knew that by using this advanced 3 dimensional technology to evaluate hundreds of patients, I would be able to get answers to my questions. More importantly, I knew this process would help me become a better orthodontist and consequentially better serve my patients.”