The Whitewater Orthodontics Blog

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

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

Am I Too Old For Orthodontic Treatment?

Am I Too Old For Orthodontic Treatment?

If you’re an adult who is considering orthodontic treatment, you may be wondering if it’s too late to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted with braces or aligners. Many people associate orthodontics with teens in braces, but the truth is that treatment can benefit children and adults, too. In fact, we’re seeing more adults than Read More

We've Rebranded Our Practice

We’ve Rebranded Our Practice

We’re excited to share with you that we’ve officially rebranded our practice! We’ve retired the Leavitt Orthodontics name and will be known as Whitewater Orthodontic Studios going forward. Rebranding is a big change! You can be sure, however, that we are still committed to providing patients with the same world-class service we always have. Our Read More

Why A Straighter Smile Increases Your Chances Of Success

Why A Straighter Smile Increases Your Chances Of Success

Even during a pandemic when many people are working from home, we live in a world where appearances play a role in what people think about us. In the corporate world, those first impressions can be extremely valuable. Whether you’re networking on Zoom, meeting an important client, or attending an interview, you’re giving out both Read More