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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Orthodontic Treatment Options

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If you are new to the area or simply looking for a new dentist, you probably have a number of questions about the services we offer and what to expect when you come to our office. Some of our most frequently asked questions are listed below. If you do not see your question listed here, give us a call and we will be happy to help!

Orthodontic Treatment Options

Patients who want to straighten crooked teeth have more options today than ever before. At Phinney Ridge Dental, Dr. Micah Bickel offers options for orthodontics in Seattle, WA including Invisalign clear braces and traditional metal braces. They work differently, but both methods have the same goal of giving you a healthier, more symmetrical smile.

Invisalign in Phinney Ridge

Invisalign clear aligners are very popular because they’re an excellent choice for adults and Woman holding Invisalign | Orthodontics Seattle WAteens who want a convenient treatment that doesn’t interfere with their lifestyle. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign moves your teeth with clear, removable aligners that slip over your teeth and fit like a snug mouthguard.

You’ll go through several sets of Invisalign throughout your treatment, and each will move your teeth incrementally until they are in the desired position.

Traditional orthodontics involve brackets and wires that are attached to your teeth for the duration of treatment. Dr. Bickel commonly recommends traditional braces to correct tooth misalignments and bite problems that are too complex for Invisalign.

The good news is that instead of noticeable metal brackets, we can customize clear ceramic brackets that blend in with your teeth and won’t detract from your smile as metal brackets can.

If you have crooked teeth and are looking for orthodontics in Seattle, contact Phinney Ridge Dental. Dr. Bickel will be happy to meet with you to evaluate your needs and help you decide which approach is right for you.

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