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If you or a family member is in the need for an orthodontic work, there are several things you should know before getting started. If you have a regular dentist, they may be able to refer you to an orthodontist. Surgery is not always necessary. The resolution may vary depending on whether the problem is crooked teeth or a chipped tooth. If the teeth or gums ache, then emergency surgery may be necessary. Your dentist will have a recommendation. If the problem is cosmetic, there is no immediate rush to resolve the issue. The following are key terms when you are looking to have orthodontic work done.

  • Appliance - A term that refers to any device that is used to move the teeth or hold the teeth in place. Removable items such as dentures are also considered orthodontic appliances.
  • Braces - An orthodontic appliance that is used to straighten and align teeth. Braces are made up of archwires, brackets, bands and ligatures.
  • Archwire - An orthodontic appliance that attaches to brackets to move the teeth. An archwire is a metal wire.
  • Bracket - A metal, ceramic or plastic attachment. The brackets are bonded to each tooth and has a slot for the archwire.
  • Band - A ring that is used to strengthen the tooth and keep it in place.
  • Ligature - An elastic or twisted wire that is used to hold the archwires and brackets together.
  • Dentures - A device used to replace missing teeth. These are usually removable and are commonly referred to as false teeth.
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    If you or your family member is in need of dental work like braces or retainers, call our local Olalla area orthodontics dentists. Let our orthodontics dentists specialists help you today.
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    Gateway Orthodontics
    700 5th Ave Ste 1616, Seattle, WA 98104
    Please contact our office today for all of your orthodontic needs. We offer quality treatment, specializing in outstanding, state-of-the-art orthodontic care. Our services include brace work, denture needs, and more.
    (206) 467-6877
    Leone & Vaughn Orthodontics
    945 Elliott Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119
    At Leone & Vaughn Orthodontics in Seattle, we are committed to excellence in every way! Distinguished customer service, unsurpassed treatment, and stunning smiles are the hallmark of our practice.
    (206) 285-5000
    Leone & Vaughn Orthodontics
    3131 E Madison St Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98112
    At Leone & Vaughn Orthodontics in Seattle, we are committed to excellence in every way! Distinguished customer service, unsurpassed treatment, and stunning smiles are the hallmark of our practice.
    (206) 323-5000
    Healthy Teeth Dental Care
    417 Sw Sedgwick Rd Ste 101, Port Orchard, WA 98367
    (360) 329-4657
    Daryl Yorek, DDS, MS
    17637 100th Ave Sw, Vashon, WA 98013
    (206) 463-3313
    Lingenbrink Orthodontics
    1890 Pottery Ave, Port Orchard, WA 98366
    (360) 895-6071
    Siegfried A Naumann DDS MS
    1565 Woodridge Dr Se, Port Orchard, WA 98366
    (360) 876-2010
    Mayfield & Ashmore Orthodontics
    1941 Pottery Ave, Port Orchard, WA 98366
    (360) 895-2039
    Drs Bock&hutchinson's Office
    1953 Pottery Ave, Port Orchard, WA 98366
    (360) 876-6211
    Drake Scott R DDS MS PC
    5334 Olympic Dr Nw Ste 201, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
    (253) 851-9473
    Lingenbrink Orthodontics
    3718 Rosedale St Nw, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
    (253) 851-8890
    Kim Rioux, DDS
    3519 56th St Nw Ste 260, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
    (253) 857-6778
    Quinn & Smart Orthodontics
    5122 Olympic Dr Nw Ste B206, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
    (253) 851-6789
    Burien Dental Clinic 207 SW 156th Orthodontist
    207 Sw 156th St, Seattle, WA 98166
    (206) 246-1300
    William F. Schmidt DMD, MSD, PS
    221 Sw 155th St, Seattle, WA 98166
    (206) 242-6660

    Orthodontists are dentists who specialize in the alignment of teeth and jaws. They often use braces, retainers, rubber bands, and wires to rotate and move teeth so that they are straight. Some think of this as a cosmetic procedure, but maintaining a straight bite with wires and rubber bands can also improve overall oral health. Today's orthodontists have many more products for teens and adults than those of the past. For instance, it is common for modern orthodontic dentists to use clear braces. Many patients prefer the aesthetics of these invisible braces because they do not want other people to know that they wear them. They can, therefore, use the devices for improved dental cosmetics in the future without sacrificing their looks in the present. Some dentist offices focus on specific types of patients. They might, for instance, concentrate on providing services to kids. Many of them, however, work with children, teens, and adults. If you are looking for an orthodontist to straighten your teeth or jaw, you should contact them to make sure they can address your specific needs. You can learn more about the crowns, bridges, and tooth implants that dentists offer by reading about the orthodontic profession. There are several websites devoted to dental care techniques that address crowded or crooked teeth. This is a good place to start learning about the different types of hygienic and cosmetic services that orthodontic dentists offer. You can learn about the specific offices that serve your area by using an internet search that includes keywords, such as the name of your town and “orthodontist.” Many sites offer information about pediatric services and insurance plans to lower costs.
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