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How Traditional Braces Have Changed Through the Years

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Everett Orthodontist

Braces have come a long way since their debut back way back around 1000 BC. Though these primitive forms of braces were not highly effective nor aesthetically similar to today’s braces, they likely made just enough impact to justify the effort. Formal orthodontic braces were not developed until the 19th century. As time has progressed, braces have gradually improved, as evidenced by today’s Invisalign clear aligners. These translucent teeth-straightening aligners are comfortable, quite effective, and barely visible.


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How Does Invisalign Work?

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Everett Invisalign

Invisalign is the talk of the dental community as it has quickly emerged as a replacement for braces. It is no longer necessary to place traditional braces on crooked or improperly spaced teeth now that Invisalign is available. Invisalign looks similar to natural teeth, works faster than braces, and proves comparably comfortable.


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Adult Orthodontics

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Adult Braces

Traditional braces may bring back not-so-great memories of junior high, but when you imagine adult orthodontics, you need to rethink that picture! These days, there are lots of orthodontic options for adult patients who want to straighten their teeth. Lots of adults never had a chance to get their teeth straightened as teenagers and these patients show up regularly at Silver Lake Orthodontics to get a straighter smile now that they’re old enough to really benefit from it.


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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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What are Orthodontic Expanders?

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Everett Orthodontist

Orthodontic expanders are a commonly used tool in dentistry that helps correct and properly align the teeth of younger patients. Also known as palatal expanders, this orthodontic tool is cleverly simple and straightforward to use. It is one of a few preventative orthodontic tools available at Silver Lake Orthodontics as a way to prevent future dental problems that would require braces or surgeries to correct. Orthodontic expanders are incredibly useful and require very little effort to work in the right way.


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What Not to Eat When You Have Braces

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Traditional braces come with a few rules. It’s extremely important that you take care of your teeth by eating only the foods that will support your treatment progress. With metal braces, you need to be mindful of the brackets and the wires and how certain foods can affect all the moving parts. It takes some time to get the hang of it, but with a little practice, you’ll learn what not to eat when you have braces.


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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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Top 10 Reasons to Choose Invisalign in 2020

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When faced with making a decision between straightening your teeth with traditional braces or Invisalign, there are a number of important considerations to think about. Invisalign is an incredible tool that offers many benefits to patients who qualify for this type of treatment. Below are some of the most important reasons why so many of our patients at Silver Lake Orthodontics are choosing to go with Invisalign over traditional braces in 2020.


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Why go to an orthodontist over a general dentist to get braces?

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Everyone wants straight teeth and these days, patients have plenty of options in terms of how they go about creating a more beautiful smile. In addition to traditional braces, patients sometimes qualify to use Invisalign as a straightening device. But if you’re considering getting your teeth straightened, you may be wondering whether you should go to an orthodontist or just have your regular dentist do the work. But most dentists aren’t qualified or knowledgeable about how to straighten teeth. By better understanding the differences between dentists and orthodontists, you can take the next step toward getting a straighter, healthier smile with confidence. We took some time at Silver Lake Braces to put together a guide to help you learn more about this.


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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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