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What do Orthodontic Expanders Do?

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Everett Orthodontists

The average person has heard of orthodontic expanders yet might not understand exactly what they do. Orthodontic expanders perform a function similar to what their name suggests. In short, orthodontic expanders widen/expand a patient’s palate or jaw, creating that much more space for the adult teeth to emerge in a natural manner.


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Why Invisalign Is Great for Adults

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Invisalign for Adults

Invisalign is a revolutionary new orthodontic method for straightening and correcting teeth. Although Invisalign is a method that work very similarly to braces, Invisalign retainers are significantly more comfortable and stress-free than traditional braces or other techniques of teeth-straightening.


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How can I afford braces or Invisalign treatment?

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OrthodontistThe cost of traditional braces or Invisalign treatment varies from patient-to-patient depending on the treatment requirements including total treatment time, complexity of the issues, health of the gums and teeth, and other factors. Patients differ too in terms of their ability to pay for treatment, but luckily, there are lots of options available to patients to make treatment more affordable at Silver Lake Orthodontics.


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Tips on How to Prepare for Orthodontic Treatment

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Everett Orthodontics

It is okay to be a bit nervous before orthodontic treatment. There are some ways to prepare for orthodontic treatment that will make treatment as comfortable and easy as possible.


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Question to ask Your Orthodontist Before Starting Treatment

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Everett Orthodontist

If you know or suspect you need orthodontic treatment, you likely have at least a couple of questions. There is no harm in asking your orthodontist whatever questions are on your mind before your orthodontic treatment commences. Let’s take a quick look at some of the most common questions posed to orthodontists prior to patient treatment.


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What is the Best age to get Braces

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Everett Orthodontist

Most people believe only “tweens” should receive braces. However, kids, tweens, teens, and even some adults can benefit from braces. Let’s dig a little deeper into this topic to determine the optimal age to get braces.


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Never Too Old for Orthodontic Treatment

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Adult BracesHave you been dealing with crooked or crowded teeth or a poorly aligned bite? Maybe you think you’re too old for braces. But orthodontic treatment can be valuable for people of any age and the results are about more than just aesthetics.


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Invisalign Compared to Traditional Braces

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InvisalignA nice smile can make a huge difference in a person’s self-confidence. Everyone wants straight teeth! But how you achieve the goal of an amazing smile is something that can be accomplished in a number of different ways. Many people need orthodontic treatment in order to correct problems like overcrowding, gaps, or crooked teeth. In some cases, Invisalign is a treatment option, while in other cases, standard braces must be used to make the teeth straight. At Silver Lake Orthodontics, we offer both treatment options.


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Benefits of Invisalign for Teens

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InvisalignInvisalign is a special custom-made, clear aligner tray for the upper or lower teeth that can be changed every 2 to 10 weeks, depending on the severity of misalignment. Usually, treatment with Invisalign lasts between 6 to 18 months. The clear trays are similar to dental retainers that are designed to keep the teeth from moving after they’ve been aligned. Invisalign clear aligners are practically invisible, which makes them well-suited to teens.


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The Benefits of Invisalign

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Invisalign

Dental technology has progressed to the point that it is now possible to correct crooked and improperly spaced teeth with Invisalign. These translucent aligners gradually shift teeth back into the proper positions, enhancing the look of your smile. Let’s take a quick look at the merits of Invisalign.


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