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Referring your friends to us is the best compliment we can receive. We are honored to provide the quality service you have come to expect from us, and we will continue to provide that service to your friends as well.

For every friend you refer to our practice, we will send you (1) Regal Cinema movie ticket in the mail to show you how much we appreciate you!

Have your referral call us to schedule their free consultation!










Angolkar4Smiles Orthodontics will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017.

May 26th, 2017


Hi ~

Angolkar4Smiles Orthodontics will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017. Don’t worry, we’ll be back in the office first thing Tuesday morning if you need us. Your automated reminder messages are not impacted and will continue to be sent as normal.

 Thank you for being our patient.



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Brace Friendly Options for Lunch


Braces and appliances can make even the simple things seem difficult. For kids, lunch time is usually a problem area as they are mostly unsupervised during lunch at school. There are ways to make sure they are successful eaters and never have a broken bracket. Packing a lunch from home is the easiest way to have control over what they consume. Our office offers some great tips on lunch recipes.

*Roasted/steamed veggies with humus
*Fruit/veg smoothies
*Hard boiled/deviled eggs
*Soft fruits: citrus fruits, bananas, peaches, blueberries, grapes
*Soft vegetables: cucumbers, peppers
 *Baked hard fruits (you can bake/roast them plain): apples, pears
*Salad greens
*Yogurt, cottage cheese, string cheese
*Cold pasta salad with very small tomatoes and cucumbers (peeled) and shredded chicken
*Tuna salad
*Homemade macaroni and cheese
Remember to stay away from foods and items such as
 •Hard nuts, candies, hard fruits (like apples and pears)
 •Hard vegetables (like carrots and corn on the cob)
 •Taco shells
 •Pizza crust
 •Sticky stuff like taffy, gum, caramels
 •Foods high in acidity that could cause discoloration like lemons, limes and sodas.

No matter what you eat, when you have braces the most important thing you can do is….BRUSH AFTER EVERY MEAL.  This will help food particles not stick to the teeth and cause de calcification.

If you have any other questions or concerns about brace friendly foods, do not hesitate to ask!



When do I get my Braces off?!

~The age old question~

The most frequently asked question in our office is …

“When are my braces coming off?” 

If you have had your braces on for a while and are close to the original estimate of when they were supposed to come off, of course the question will inevitably come to mind! 

Our office will tell you that this is a great question for the doctor, as it will depend on each individual treatment.  As the Orthodontist, we can take your braces off at any time, but it doesn’t always mean that they are ready to come off.  Doctors have a job to watch all the details and do a thorough job of assessing when teeth are straight, the jaw is aligned, and your bite is perfect.  Sometimes braces can be predictable, especially when patients follow our instructions carefully and take extra special care of their braces.  Other times getting to the finish line is complicated by natural response and lack of patient compliance.  Removing them before they are ready may have future consequences.

It’s the Little Things That Count!

There are a few things to keep in mind that may help your braces come off on time or maybe even sooner than expected.

Keep your adjustment appointments.  Rescheduled appointments or missed appointments can cause a delay in treatment.

Let our team know as soon as possible if you experience any problems with your braces or appliances.  Breakages and loose wires can mean that your teeth will move between appointments causing there to be a delay in the removal. 

Make sure you wear your rubber bands as prescribed. This ensures that there will be a change in your bite since your last appointment.

Finally, we want you to maintain good oral hygiene, just as you did before your treatment began. 

Follow these tips and you should be on the road to a brace-free smile in no time!  If you want more information about when your braces will be removed don’t hesitate to call or ask at your next appointment.


“Beautiful Smiles are Created Here”





A New Years Resolution


A new year, a new you! 

Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Millions of people do. It’s easy to make resolutions, even harder to accomplish them. 

If getting braces is something you have always wanted, our office is here to tell you that it is never too late!  Resolve to make 2017 your year to finally get the smile you have been dreaming of!

We treat patients of all ages, as long as you have healthy teeth and gums you are a good candidate for Orthodontic treatment. 


Our office offers a free consultation which includes X-rays to help determine what kind of treatment is necessary for you.  Once we   know that treatment plan, one of our financial coordinators will be there to tell you how much your treatment will be.  You are even able to sign up and start treatment on the same day of your consultation!  Generally our office offers a discount on the overall cost of braces if you sign up to become a patient the day of, which helps you save time and money. 

New Year’s Eve is when all the fun and festivities are… out with the old year and ring in the new. We hope you enjoy everything about New Year’s…. after all, it only comes once a year!angolkar-4-smiles-orthodontics-logo-color





Holiday Brace Kit for Vacation


It’s that time of year!!

If you are wearing braces, the holiday season can be a trying time.  There is so much good food out there that is not good for braces! Our team at Angolkar4Smiles put together some suggestions so you can be prepared. We put together a list of items that will be handy to have with you at all times while you may have some vacation time. They include:

  • Toothpick, flosspick, or other interproximal cleaners
  • Travel toothbrush
  • A water bottle or a mini bottle of mouth rinse
  • Orthodontic wax to help with discomfort from protruding wires
  • A small mirror for examining any possible issues in your mouth

Putting these items together in a “braces/oral hygiene kit” may be wise. If you happen to be on vacation and experience problems reaching our office, we suggest going online and searching for orthodontic practices in your area. Most orthodontists will lend a helping hand to another orthodontic patient and get him or her out of pain or discomfort.

We also suggest avoiding the following foods to prevent broken brackets and/or wire distortion while you are on vacation:

  • Chewy, sticky, or gummy food
  • Apples, pears, and other whole fruits (cut fruit into wedges before consuming)
  • Bagels and hard rolls
  • Corn on the cob
  • Hard candies
  • Hard cookies or pretzels
  • All varieties of nuts, including peanuts, almonds, and cashews
  • Cut up your protein into small pieces

Follow these tips and you can have a worry-free vacation! Please give us a call if you have any questions!


In Honor of Veteran’s Day


 November 10, 2016

What we do

With Respect, Honor and Gratitude,

Thank you Veterans!

 “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” —Elmer Davis

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Angolkar4Smiles Orthodontics

|13530 53rd Ave S. Suite 100 Tukwila, Washington 98168 | 206-246-9656

505 E. Sunset Way Issaquah, Washington 98027  | 425-392-0980

13346 1st Ave NE Seattle, Washington 98125 | 206-523-6327






Attention: Seahawk Fans!


We are giving away a pair of Seahawk tickets!

To be entered to win you must:

Be a patient at one of our offices,

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We also have extra ways for you to enter to win!

-Review us on Google and have 1 more entry

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First Place: Seahawks Tickets

Second Place: Seahawks gear

Third Place: Gift card bundle