Lakewood Orthodontics
Dafne Ellis, DMD:
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Lakewood Orthodontics
Dafne Ellis, DMD (Orthodontist)

Lakewood, CO













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:


Clear aligners


Comprehensive orthodontics

Space maintainers

Palatal expanders


Interceptive orthodontics


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Rachel V. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


What a great experience.  The staff is so professional and courteous, my son felt very comfortable and at ease with the entire process. I love that the Dr. Ellis sits down one on one with the parent and child to discuss what to expect and the expectation that the patient is in charge of their oral health.  My son took this very seriously.

Jenna Perrone (Source: Google)


I am so happy that I used Dr. Ellis for my orthodontia process. I was worried when my dentist told me I had short roots and would be a higher risk case. I went to several orthodontists to get quotes and Dr. Ellis made me feel so comfortable from start to finish. She took a lot of time to explain the treatment and the best options for me. She even showed me results of other patients with similar cases as mine. & best of all she had my treatment done by my wedding date! Everyone in this office was so lovely to work with. So organized and on top of everything. Highly recommend working with them!

Matt Fish (Source: Google)


Dr. Ellis and the whole staff have been incredible! The treatment and care has been top notch. We now have one kid completely through the Invisalign treatment and one just started and one more to go. All of our kids will go through Lakewood Orthodontics. We are very happy with their expertise, communication, technology to map their teeth and create and maintain a treatment plan. Dr. Ellis could not be more kind or make our kids feel more comfortable and even excited with their treatment. I highly recommend this Orthodontist.

Tamara Solari (Source: Google)


Dr Ellis and her entire staff are so professional and personable. They made a potentially difficult process seem pretty easy and even fun. Flexible and accommodating appointments were status quo. And the improvement to his teeth is amazing!! It will bring him confidence forever. I have recommended Lakewood Orthodontics to others and will continue to do so!!

Lea Gorter (Source: Google)


Dr.Ellis, Brenda, Terri, and Natalie are absolutely wonderful! I would highly recommend Lakewood Orthodontics to everyone! They have provided service to myself, my mom and my two sisters. Nothing but positives to say about the office and the work they have done to straighten my teeth and help make me feel confident in myself!

Kenney34695 (Source: Google)


GREAT EXPERIENCE! I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Ellis and her staff. I’ve never looked forward to a visit to the dentist or orthodontist before, until I began treatment with Lakewood Orthodontics. The staff is friendly and courteous, and Dr. Ellis is not only a pleasure to work with, but is GREAT at what she does. I was treated with Invisalign to correct some residual issues from care I received from an Ortho in another state. I just finished my treatment and not only love the way my teeth look, but my bite is now perfect! Thank you Dr. Ellis and staff! I would highly recommend your services to anyone in need of orthodontic treatment. Thank you!

Melanie Myers (Source: Google)


Dr Ellis has been great! I am 50 and was hesitant to get braces so late in life. Dr. Ellis provided me with all the facts and possible concerns that could come up during the 18 – 20 month procedure. I actually started with Invisalign the week Colorado shut down for March Covid restrictions. Despite the challenges of the pandemic everyone at Lakewood Orthodontics has been great! Health and safety of everyone has been their top priority. I am 10 months in and everything is going great!

Tonya Gabbard (Source: Google)


Dr. Ellis is our favorite Orthodontist. She was so patient with my fifth grade daughter and explained the whole process before starting the Invisalign Treatment. We needed two phases to make room for all her teeth. Dr. Ellis is also treating my son with Invisalign to close some large gaps. Dr. Ellis cares about her patients. She is passionate about her work and how Orthodontics can change a person’s life for the better.

Daniel Martinez (Source: Google)


Could no longer eat anything with my front teeth and decided to give Lakewood Orthodontics’ a try. I’m still in treatment but the entire experience has been amazing. All my questions and concerns are addressed so I know why things are being done. They also are very responsive if attachments or brackets break off and can schedule a pretty quick emergency fix if needed. I think this place is totally worth it.

Dee Palmer (Source: Google)


Who says that braces are just for kids? I am in my 50’s and couldn’t be happier with my decision to get braces. I was a little hesitant at first because I didn’t want to be wearing braces at my age for the next 2 years. Dr. Ellis and her team completely understood my plight and took that into consideration while managing my treatment. They were able to complete my treatment in just 14 months. I am so happy with my new smile. It was totally worth it!!!!! Thank you Dr. Ellis and Team!

Glenne Winton (Source: Google)


If you want an orthodontic practice that treats every patient like family, this is it. Very reasonable pricing (I checked with a couple places for both my children’s orthodontic care). Terri at the front desk is wonderful and runs that place like a well oiled machine. Dr Ellis is sweet as can be and extremely good at what she does. She is honest and down to earth. Highly recommend.

Mer (Source: Google)


I have had such a good experience at Lakewood Orthodontics and I hope that they continue to be a place where I feel comfortable. They have changed my life for the better with my braces and oral health, and they are truly nice people. I love Lakewood Orthodontics and I hope that they continue to brighten the lives (and smiles) of our community

Christie Ritter (Source: Google)


I am almost finished with my teeth aligners and I have only good things to say about Lakewood Orthodontics and Dr. Ellis. I came in with a major bite issue and after hearing from several dentists that the only solution was jaw surgery, Dr. Ellis gave me the option to try clear aligners. She was and is a great communicator about what was possible and I am happy to say that my bite is totally fixed and my teeth look amazing. Thanks to her and everyone in the office for making my smile beautiful!

HKingoa 75 (Source: Google)


Can’t say enough wonderful things about Dr. Ellis and the staff at Lakewood Orthodontics. After meeting with Dr. Ellis I decided on the Invisalign treatment plan and it has been 100% worth it. I went into it thinking my teeth would get straightened, but Dr. Ellis felt so much more could be done with my bite and widening of my upper and lower dental arch. I love my smile more today than I ever have! The treatment and care at this office is top notch. I highly recommend them!

Jane Hittle (Source: Google)


Dr. Ellis treated my son with metal braces. His teeth look beautiful and Dr. Ellis is a true perfectionist who wants the absolute best result for each and every patient. He looks forward to coming because each and every person is so gentle and friendly . He feels good each time he comes because they are so encouraging about his progress. The price was nearly identical to all other estimates so we ultimately went with the practice we felt best about. No regrets here!

Albert Page Jacobson (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Ellis was one of our residents at the University of Florida. I am one of her faculty members. She was an outstanding resident and I am certain that she will be an outstanding orthodontist. I would advise anyone that is considering orthodontic treatment for themselves or their children to see Dr. Ellis. She is certainly one of the best!

Paul E (Source: Google)


Dr Ellis was extremely professional and listened to my concerns about trying invisalign vs traditional braces despite asking her numerous detailed questions. She was WAY more thorough and polite than other orthodontists that I have spoken with, and seemed genuine that I wasn’t “just another number”. I was impressed with the consultation and computer modeling, as well as the new 3D scanner technology…which showed me exactly what my smile would look like in a very specific time frame (very cool). Orthodontics has come a long way since I was a kid!. Her staff was friendly and inviting, and on a personal note, I appreciated the level of meticulous hygiene and cleanliness I witnessed in her office on numerous occasions. I have to admit that I am often difficult to impress, but I am completely satisfied with my treatment, and would recommend her again and again.

Mark Jacobsma (Source: Google)


Wow! True professionalism from booking the appt over the phone to the actual consultation with Dr. Ellis. When we arrived we were greeted very friendly and with smiles! (as you’d expect from a place that creates smiles). I filled out the information form in regards to my daughter and within minutes got called back. Dr. Ellis made my daughter feel so welcomed and comfortable that she was excited to get her braces on! Dr. Ellis informed me that she had to lose one of her baby teeth first, and that would allow her adult tooth the room to drop down… and that it wasn’t time to do braces just yet, but would be in a few months. If you want a Dr. who will make your kids smile and laugh, but will also be honest and upfront, then call Dr. Ellis. Her and her staff will take great care of you.

Marshall Burrack (Source: Google)


We’ve been visiting Dr Ellis since she started at Lakewood Orthodontics. Both of our children have been treated by their wonderful team. Everyone in the office is super friendly and pleasant to talk with. They always take the time to check in to see what’s new with our kids and seem genuinely interested. They haven’t rushed us into braces with either kid but offered clear explanations as to why we were waiting or why it was time to take action. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for great orthodontist.

Stacy Schreiner (Source: Google)


This place is AMAZING!! My son Bailey received the Invisalign treatment. The entire staff is completely professional and very polite. They walked us through the entire process and answered all of my questions. I would definitely recommend this place for any and all orthodontic treatments! Thank you Dr. Daphne Ellis for your outstanding professionalism!!

Vicki Milton (Source: Google)


My sons had a great experience at Lakewood Orthodontics. Dr. Ellis suggested invisalign for my younger son, and it worked out great. His teeth are beautiful. My older son did traditional braces, which was fine. His teeth are beautiful as well. My older son has the vivera (like invisalign) retainers and they are maintaining his teeth well. The staff at Lakewood Orthodontics is always friendly and helpful.

Shannon Rossetter (Source: Google)


We were told our daughter needed first phase braces by a local orthodontist but we were concerned about the cost and did not want to use up our lifetime insurance allotment for braces for only one phase. They were persistent in scheduling but we took the time to get an opinion from Dr. Ellis. She was very straightforward and kind and after examining my daughters teeth she told us this first step was not only unnecessary but the risk for poor gum care and brushing with kids at this age with braces was high. I can’t tell you how grateful we are for an orthodontist that is honest and cares more about her clients than the making money by pushing kids into braces unnecessarily. Thanks so much Dr. Ellis!

Kodi Sherman (Source: Google)


First time I met Dr. Ellis she was kind and personable!!! She listened to what I wanted for my treatment and is making it happen!!! Everyone at her office from the receptionist to the technicians were so accommodating and sweet. Making sure I was comfortable the whole time during my appointment and scans. By far best oral health care I’ve ever received!!

Mary Marki (Source: Google)


A genuinely incredible team that makes you feel like part of the family. They always interact so well with my 9 year old and make the visit the best it could possibly be. She actually likes to go and we are all impressed with the results. Everyone is friendly, upbeat, and the appointments run on time. The reminder system/texts make it easy for busy parents, too.