Do People with Gapped Teeth Always Need Braces?

gapped teeth soleil orthodonticsA gap between a person’s front teeth is eye-catching and interesting. But are gapped teeth always a problem that require braces? It depends. Some people may only have a cosmetic decision to make, others may have alignment problems that could develop. Your Woodinville orthodontist will let you know for sure and help guide you toward the smile that is uniquely yours.

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Do You Wear Invisalign? 6 Tips to Prep for Summertime Travel

Invisalign travel Woodinville OrthodontistIf you wear Invisalign, you have a little more to consider than usual when packing for summertime travel. The great part is that Invisalign treatment only lasts about a year, which means you may have a straight smile at this time next year and no more aligners. In the meantime, here’s how to prep for whatever lies ahead in the summer months.

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Braces for Teens That Suit Their Aesthetic

braces for teens aesthetic soleil orthodonticsTeenagers have style. Adults may not understand it or love it or even care to entertain it, but adolescents seek out unique ways to express themselves, and braces for teens are an excellent way to add to their aesthetic – if they can get the look they want. Thankfully, there are plenty of orthodontic options available to work with, whatever style your teen has adopted.

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Life After Braces: FAQs About Retainers

retainers after braces faq soleil orthodonticsMany braces wearers dread their retainer. This concern is a little baffling when you consider the amount of time and effort put into wearing metal braces or Invisalign. Retainers, after all, don’t require nearly as much dedication or attention. But we understand retainers can feel like one more obligation after a year or more of orthodontic treatment. To ease your mind about the demands of retainers, it’s time for an FAQ.

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Springs and Things: Early Braces That Minimize Treatment Time

springs and things early bracesYour orthodontist is always on the lookout for ways to minimize treatment time and improve results. For many patients, especially the youngest patients, this involves efficient appliances that work independently or along with braces. The goal of your orthodontist’s choice to use springs and things and early braces is to carefully and specifically employ appliances that enhance aesthetics, compliance, and the speed of treatment.

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5 Reasons Your Teen Is Lucky to Be Getting Braces

teen braces soleil orthodontics luckyIf you didn’t have braces as a teen, you may be determined to get your child the orthodontic treatment you never had. Talking to your moody tween or teen about this endeavor, however, can be difficult. Allow us to remind you of the top reasons why your kid is lucky to have braces, so you have your reasoning at the ready and let them know how charmed they really are.

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