The Whitewater Orthodontics Blog

News, tips, and insights from Whitewater Orthodontic Studios, with offices in Lacey, Lakewood, Yelm, WA.

Benefits of 2-Phase Treatment

Benefits of 2-Phase Treatment

Many people associate orthodontic care with teenagers or young adults. But the truth is, your child should see an orthodontist by age seven to find any potential abnormalities early. If your orthodontist determines action needs to be taken, they might discuss an option known as Two-Phase Treatment with you and your child. Our team at Read More

How Orthodontics Can Improve Your Smile and Your Bite

How Orthodontics Can Improve Your Smile and Your Bite

At Whitewater Orthodontics, we help patients do more than just improve their smiles—we help improve their confidence and fix issues that can impact their oral health. One of the most common problems we treat are bite issues. Today, we’ll talk about the benefits of orthodontics and how they can improve your bite. We will also Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Palatal Expanders

Everything You Need to Know About Palatal Expanders

Straightening a set of pearly whites often requires more tools than just brackets and wires! When your child has a narrow palate, excessive crowding, or crooked teeth, they may benefit from the help of another orthodontic appliance called a palatal expander. Most parents have never heard of this appliance, so if Dr. Leavitt just told Read More

The Different Options for Orthodontic Treatment

The Different Options for Orthodontic Treatment

When considering the different options for orthodontic treatment, every option has an equally excellent or better option, or so the saying goes. These days it seems like we live in a time of options galore. Just when you think you know what you want, you find it in a better color or for a better Read More

Getting Your Braces Removed Getting Your Braces Removed

Getting Your Braces Removed Getting Your Braces Removed

The smile reveal is more than finally getting your braces removed; it can be the end of an era and the beginning of a whole new you. At the beginning of the process, your excitement over the possibilities and imagining your new life of shiny, straight smiles is enough to make the results seem not Read More

Orthodontic Emergencies and Mouth Protection

Orthodontic Emergencies and Mouth Protection

You’ve got places to be, people to see, and mouths to feed. Sometimes, it can seem like you are doing all you can to keep up, leaving little time for preparing for possible problems that may arise. It only takes one sporadic event to make you realize just how fast things can go awry. That’s Read More

Tips for Brushing Your Teeth with Braces

Tips for Brushing Your Teeth with Braces

You’ve taken a big step by having braces put on. You’re now officially on the path towards a healthy, beautiful smile. It’s an exciting time, but it also comes with a bit of a learning curve. You may need to make a few adjustments as you get used to your new orthodontic treatment, but it Read More

How Can Orthodontics Help Facial Asymmetry?

How Can Orthodontics Help Facial Asymmetry?

You only get one smile, and it’s the first thing most people notice about you. It can define so much of your personality and affect how you carry yourself. The symmetry of your face can determine whether you are outgoing and speak up for yourself and how you position yourself in photographs and interviews. The Read More

What to Consider When Choosing an Orthodontist

What to Consider When Choosing an Orthodontist

A successful orthodontic treatment experience isn’t just about receiving professional and gentle care. You also need to trust that your doctor and the orthodontic team have your best interests in mind and at heart. At Whitewater Orthodontic Studios, we believe that the essence of good health is helping people – especially children – feel good Read More