• AFFORDABLE BRACES FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS
• NO DOWN PAYMENT OPTION
• LOW MONTHLY PAYMENTS
• MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED
13346 1st Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98126
13530 53rd Ave S., Ste. 100
Tukwila, WA 98168
505 E. Sunset Way
Issaquah, WA 98027
Non-Extraction (No tooth pulling)
Adult treatment is similar to adolescent with the exception that expanders are not used as commonly. Titanium expanders can be attempted in some cases. Extraction is a more common approach along with braces.
Titanium Expander in Adults: This non-extraction treatment is given when upper arch is narrow, some expansion is possible and the facial profile will preserve a broad smile.
|Pendulum Appliance: Used to distalize upper molars to create space for crowded front teeth. May prevent extraction of teeth.|
|Patient SL : The upper right molar was distalized (pushed back) using Pendulum appliance to create space for blocked cuspid.
|Stripping Enamel: Many cases may need a little shaving or striping of enamel from the sides of teeth to reduce the width of teeth to create space. This safe procedure is done in our office and does not cause any problems with the teeth. Only extra over the counter fluoride rinses might be needed to protect the remaining enamel of the teeth. This procedure may also be needed to address “black triangles” sometimes caused by aligning overlapping teeth.|
|Patient KT : The sides upper and lower teeth were shaved to reduce their width to make space for alignment.
|Two years after Braces removal:|