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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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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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The Benefits of Going Through Orthodontic Treatment

Contributed by DentalROI

Everett Orthodontist

There is a common misconception that orthodontic treatment is strictly limited to improving the look of a flawed smile. This is certainly an important reason to go through orthodontic treatment yet it is not the sole reason for it. Orthodontics also improves dental health in myriad ways and also boosts patient confidence.


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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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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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