Trusted Orthodontics Tacoma
Meet the Whitewater Ortho Team
You're unique, and you deserve orthodontic care that reflects your individual needs.
Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We offer the latest in orthodontic technologies and see patients of all ages.
Our Tacoma Orthodontics Office Treatments
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have for straightening smiles at our Tacoma Orthodontics local office. Metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments, these brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply gentle pressure that gradually moves the teeth into the desired positions.
Kent braces are an excellent choice for correcting a number of tooth issues, from simple to complex. Because they can sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. In addition, traditional braces don't require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making Kent braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
Instead of using brackets and bands, the Kent Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. This treatment option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient's teeth. The nearly invisible trays are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series in order to keep the teeth moving in the direction we want them to. Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. The Invisalign system can only work if these recommended guidelines are followed exactly, so patient compliance is critical to success. Neglecting to wear the aligners as directed can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A free consultation will be able to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
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