Making colorado smiles Stronger

We want what is best for you and your kids. From the moment you make your first phone call, you will sense our personal and professional commitment to excellence. Our team of health professionals believe that you and your family deserve quality care in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. We enjoy what we do and look forward to explaining how orthodontic treatment works and how it can be most beneficial to you or your child. Exceptional orthodontic results are only achieved with a high level of knowledge and commitment from all concerned. Everyone’s hard work pays off in the form of a beautiful, stable and healthy smile. Our goal is to teach you as much as we can about your condition so you can make an informed decision regarding treatment.

Meet The


Dr. Andrew Girardot, DDS

Dr. Andrew Girardot (retired)

Dr. Girardot, a fourth-generation native of Colorado, practiced orthodontics in Denver for over 40 years. His commitment to the profession and his clinical excellence are celebrated throughout the dental community not only locally but nationally and internationally as well. He has numerous publications in orthodontic literature and lectures all around the world about the importance of functional occlusion and orthodontics. He is co-founder, past co-director and faculty member of the Advanced Education in Orthodontics (Roth/Williams USA) at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and remains on faculty at the University of Colorado, School of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics. He has been listed as a 5280 Magazine “Top Orthodontist” every year since the inception of the survey.

During his time teaching orthodontic residents at CU, he had been searching for a resident that embodied the values of his practice and had the skills to deliver superior results.  He found that combination in Dr. Renee Moran.  A few years ago, he identified Dr. Moran as an outstanding prospect for his practice and asked her to join him as an associate.  She has been working at the practice since February 2018 and partnered with Dr. G in October of that same year. After working together for almost 2 years, Dr. Girardot knew he had finally found someone to carry on his legacy. He not only felt extremely confident in her clinical abilities to deliver top-quality, bite correction orthodontics but also highly valued the compassionate care she continues to deliver to our valued patients.

Dr Girardot officially retired from his Denver practice in September 2019. He now can enjoy angling the rivers and streams of Colorado knowing he has left his beloved practice and patients in excellent hands. Don’t be surprised though, you may still see his face around the office from time to time as he stops by to say hello to dear old friends.  

Dr. Renee Moran, DDS MS

Dr. Renee Moran

Dr. Moran was born and raised in Danville, Pennsylvania. She attended the University of Notre Dame for her undergraduate study and then, after a year of service with Americorps, came out to Denver for dental school at the University of Colorado. At CU, she was awarded a full scholarship through the Air Force and graduated in the top 10% of her class. She went on to attend a 1-year general dentistry residency at the Air Force Academy and worked as a general dentist for 3 years at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, FL.

The beach was nice but she and her family missed the mountains. She decided to come back to CU to attend its orthodontic residency program where she received her certificate in orthodontics and Master of Science degree. Upon graduating, her faculty presented her with the “Resident of the Year” award acknowledging her as the top resident in her class.

Dr. Moran is very interested in practicing orthodontics with the same bite correction philosophy as Dr. Girardot and is thrilled to have found such a great partner and mentor. It is her desire and goal to help better educate the public on the importance and benefits of having a healthy and functional bite for life-long stability of the chewing system as well as a spectacular smile.

Dr. Moran is a part-time clinical professor at University of Colorado’s Orthodontic Program where she teaches her bite correction philosophy to the current residents. She is American Board of Orthodontists eligible and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association and all of their local chapters.

In her free time, Dr. Moran enjoys staying active and spending as much time as possible outdoors with her husband, Colin, and their three boys: Andrew, Dean and Keith.


Meet The


Connie | Foundations Orthodontics | Best Orthodontist Denver, CO | Quality Braces & Bite Alignment


Our Treatment Coordinator, Connie, is a Registered Nurse by trade and has been in healthcare for over 20 years. She will help you understand our process, your treatment and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Connie and her husband, Marc, have one daughter Ashton. She enjoys staying active with bike riding, hiking, paddle boarding and cooking.

Hannah | Foundations Orthodontics | Best Orthodontist Denver, CO | Quality Braces & Bite Alignment


Hannah is our Financial Coordinator. She is here to make your invaluable investment as easy and seamless as possible. Hannah loves spending time with her husband, Jon and their two children. In whatever free-time she has left, she enjoys running, biking, site-seeing, traveling and pottery.

Katherine | Foundations Orthodontics | Best Orthodontist Denver, CO | Quality Braces & Bite Alignment


Katherine is our Patient Care Coordinator. She worked in the veterinary field for seven years before making the switch to orthodontics. Katherine enjoys reading, traveling, baking and taking scenic drives. She and her husband, Ethan, have two dogs - Peanut and Luther.

Courtney | Foundations Orthodontics | Best Orthodontist Denver, CO | Quality Braces & Bite Alignment


Courtney is one of our Orthodontic Assistants. She has been associated with Girardot Orthodontics for over 20 years. She is an excellent clinician and knows this practice inside and out. Courtney is married to Casey, they have two sons who keep them running. She enjoys spending time with family and friends getting out and enjoying everything that Colorado has to offer.



Rachel is another one of our fantastic Orthodontic Assistants. She has been an assistant for 4 years and strives to make every patient’s visit better than their last. In her spare time she enjoys going to music festivals and traveling with her sister.

Rebecca | Foundations Orthodontics | Best Orthodontist Denver, CO | Quality Braces & Bite Alignment


Rebecca is one of our Orthodontic Assistants, we are grateful to have her skills and expertise. She has been working in orthodontics since 1993, during which she has honed her clinical skills. Rebecca has three children, one of which is currently in the Air Force and stationed in Qatar. She enjoys camping, biking, crafts, music and staying involved in her church and with community service.