Post-Op Instructions For Orthodontic Appliances

The process of placing an orthodontic appliance is non-surgical, but it does require special post-procedural instructions to minimize patient discomfort and protect each patient’s appliance from damage. Failure to follow these instructions can prolong treatment, make treatment more costly, or even result in a dental or orthodontic emergency. Did you know… that it is normal […]

When Should You Consult With An Orthodontist?

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Orthodontists are dental specialists who work to bring the teeth and jaws into their ideal position for optimal oral health. It is very common for children and young teens to visit orthodontists to monitor or correct complications with emerging permanent teeth. Though a child may visit the orthodontist at any time, the elementary years serve […]

What Is Two-phase Orthodontic Treatment?

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Two-phase orthodontic treatment is a dual step method of aligning a child’s teeth and producing a functional bite. Usually, two-step orthodontic treatments begin between the ages of 7 and 9, when many of the primary teeth remain in a child’s mouth. The braces stay on for a year or two, after which time they are […]

All About Orthodontic Appliances

Orthodontists primarily treat patients who need help correcting certain maxillofacial problems, such as misaligned teeth, malocclusion, or too much space between the teeth. Treating these conditions requires the assistance of orthodontic appliances, of which there are many. Orthodontic appliances come in many variations – some being fixed and some being removable. They serve various purposes, […]

The Bellevue Insider? Our Guide to Invisalign and Clear Aligners

What are Clear Aligners and how are they different than Invisalign? Clear Aligners are a series of clear thermoformed clear “plastic” retainers to move teeth custom made for each patient.? Like “Kleenex” there are many type of tissue but many people call all tissues “Kleenex”.? Invisalign is by far the best known Clear Aligner system, […]

Delta Dental and Microsoft Premera Orthodontic Insurance

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Let us help you get the highest benefit possible If you have an orthodontic benefit as part of your dental plan, Congratulations! Most plans will cover the movement of teeth portion of your orthodontia. Usually, the payments occur over the length of treatment. Most companies pay 50% (after a deducible) of an allowed case fee […]