Dr. Brian Trommeter, who in April opened Trommeter Orthodontics in Stapleton, completed both dental school and an orthodontics residency at the Anschutz Medical Campus. “For six and a half years I commuted through Stapleton every single day,” he says. “Just driving through the area, I saw that it was growing and vibrant and had young families. It was a no-brainer to be there.”
“I have lots of local ties to the area,” Trommeter says. “I grew up in the Park Hill neighborhood. My parents still live there. My grandparents bought a house at 26th and Forest in 1960, and they had seven children. My dad bought the house next door. He has lived in that same block for 60-plus years.” He had seven cousins living in a two-block radius in Park Hill for a five-year period. And his grandfather was a mechanic at Stapleton airport.
Becoming an orthodontist was an easy decision for Trommeter. His own orthodontic experience made it the only way he wanted to go.
“One of the things that I’m trying to focus on besides straightening teeth and making pretty smiles is giving people confidence,” he said. “My orthodontic treatment gave me lots of confidence. The week I got my braces off was the first time that I had the confidence to ask a girl for a date. I was a junior in high school, and the date that I went on was with my current wife.”
Trommeter’s wife, Kelly, was a state golf champion from Mullen High School. They live near City Park and are eager to spend time at Stapleton during the summer.
Many of Trommeter’s patients are children and young adults.
“I get to spend a considerable amount of time with people in their formative years,” he said. “One of the things I pride myself on is to focus on a lot of the positive things that are specific to that child, even if their mouth has lots of difficulties. I want people to feel that same rush of confidence and self-pride when the braces come off.
“The first three people I saw in my office all are over 30 years old,” he added. “I think that speaks to the advances in orthodontics. It’s socially acceptable for adults to have braces too. There are lots of really good advances that have made it easier to have braces. Some braces can’t even be seen. The treatment times can be shorter, and treatment options are more comfortable.
During his time as a resident in orthodontics at the University of Colorado, Trommeter also worked in dental urgent care for two and a half years at Dental 911 in Mayfair.
Trommeter says he was the only orthodontic resident accepted from the University of Colorado Dental School during a three-year period. Only 15 residents are accepted each year.
Trommeter’s office at 2979 Iola St. is open 8:30am–6pm Tues., 7am–4:30pm Thurs., and 8am–1pm Sat. He said that more hours and days in the office will be added as the practice grows.
Call 720.420.4320 for an appointment. For more information, go to www.trommeterortho.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.