The Whitewater Orthodontics Blog

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

Braces vs. Invisalign: Which One is Right for Me?

Braces vs. Invisalign: Which One is Right for Me?

Here at Whitewater Orthodontic Studios, we believe you should have all the information you need to make the best choice for your smile. That’s one reason we offer free consultations for patients of all ages throughout Lakewood, Yelm, and Lacey! You might be comparing braces vs. Invisalign, wondering which one is right for you. During your Read More

What's The Best Way To Care For My Smile During Treatment?

What’s The Best Way To Care For My Smile During Treatment?

You might be wondering “what’s the best way to care for my smile during treatment?”. At Whitewater Orthodontic Studios, we’re on a mission to help families in Lakewood, Yelm, and Lacey feel good about themselves by giving them a confident smile. Orthodontics is about more than simply straightening teeth—our customized care increases self-esteem, improves oral Read More

Does Your Child's Jaw Need Early Treatment?

Does Your Child’s Jaw Need Early Treatment?

If left untreated, what may seem like an adorably lopsided childhood grin can quickly become a seriously misaligned jaw that causes a lifetime of pain and self-consciousness. As parents, we always want the best for our children, but how can you tell when your child needs orthodontic intervention? Knowing whether your child’s jaw needs early Read More

Your Guide To Orthodontic Treatment as an Adult

Your Guide To Orthodontic Treatment as an Adult

Just like amusement parks, emojis, and coloring books, nobody’s too old for orthodontic treatment! Thanks in part to an ever-increasing range of affordable and comfortable treatment options, we’ve been treating more adults at Whitewater Orthodontic Studios than ever before. Dr. Andrew Leavitt is proud to create beautiful smiles for patients of all ages in Lakewood, Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Retainers

Everything You Need To Know About Retainers

Orthodontic treatment is a worthwhile investment that will improve your oral health and help you find a beautiful smile, but it takes work to make sure that you don’t lose your hard-earned progress. Here at Whitewater Orthodontic Studios, it’s always exciting when a patient’s braces come off or they use their last aligner, but that’s Read More

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Stay Safe and Healthy with Invisalign During COVID-19

With so many changes in the past year brought about by COVID-19, we’ve all had some unique challenges to face. However, if you’ve been considering improving your health with orthodontic treatment, you can stay safe and healthy with Invisalign during COVID-19! At Whitewater Orthodontic Studios, we’ve seen a huge increase in the number of patients Read More


Phase 1 & Phase 2 Treatment

Here at Whitewater Orthodontic Studios, it’s our goal to provide parents with reliable, expert information on what a long-term plan for their child might look like. If you’ve been trying to determine if, and when, your child may need orthodontic treatment, we’re here to help! Our team has everything you need to know about Phase Read More

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Benefits Of An Orthodontist Over DTC Aligners

In today’s world of two-day shipping and rock bottom pricing, we’ve all become accustomed to getting just about everything we need fast and cheap. There’s no denying that this can be incredibly convenient, but it’s also had some unintended side effects, even in the world of orthodontics! This can be seen in the direct-to-consumer aligner Read More

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3 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Orthodontist

Here at Whitewater Orthodontic Studios, it’s important to us that our patients feel informed and empowered from their first visit with us to the last. We know that choosing to improve your oral health with orthodontic treatment is a big decision, and since you only get one smile, you shouldn’t trust it to anyone other Read More