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Orthodontics for Every Stage of Life

Orthodontic treatment isn’t just about enhancing appearances; it’s about fostering lifelong confidence and dental health for individuals of every age group. Today, adults are increasingly aware of the significance of a captivating smile and its enduring impact.

In an era marked by longer life expectancies, the value of a healthy, appealing smile remains consistent regardless of age. At Advanced Orthodontics, Orthodontists Dr. Barton Soper, Dr. Lauren Lewandowski, Dr. Mohammad Mainayar, and Dr. Gabriela Aragon, equipped with specialized education and expertise, cater to patients of all ages, ensuring well-aligned teeth and jaws that contribute to sustained dental well-being.
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DIY Orthodontics: A Cautionary Tale

In this age of limitless digital information and easy online access, the temptation to opt for do-it-yourself (DIY) solutions for almost anything has become enticing. However, when it comes to matters as intricate as aligning your teeth, DIY orthodontics might not only be ineffective but could pose severe risks to your dental health.

 

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How to Keep Your Retainers Safe

You did it! After months or even years of wearing braces, your teeth are finally straight and your smile is beautiful. But before you can fully enjoy your new smile, there is one more thing you need to do: wear your retainers. Retainers are essential for keeping your teeth in their new position and maintaining your straight, healthy smile for years to come.

But wearing your retainers is only part of the equation. You also need to protect them when they’re out of your mouth. After all, the world is full of hazards that can damage or destroy your retainers, from curious pets to mischievous siblings. Here are some tips to help you keep your retainers safe from Orthodontists Dr. Barton Soper, Dr. Lauren Lewandowski, Dr. Mohammad Mainayar, and Dr. Gabriela Aragon at Advanced Orthodontics.

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5 Dental-Friendly Foods for a Stronger, Brighter Smile

Orthodontists Dr. Barton Soper, Dr. Lauren Lewandowski, Dr. Mohammad Mainayar, and Dr. Gabriela Aragon and the dedicated team at Advanced Orthodontics in Bellevue, WA understand that maintaining a healthy smile involves more than just regular brushing and flossing. It also means making thoughtful choices when it comes to your diet. We are firm believers in the power of preventive care. In this blog post, we will introduce you to five dental-friendly foods that can play a crucial role in preventing and even reversing damage to your teeth, ultimately leading to a stronger and brighter smile.

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Trick-or-Teeth: How to Safeguard Your Smile during Halloween

Halloween is certainly something to look forward to! Crafting an amazing costume, attending parties, maybe even braving a haunted house. But, with all the sugary treats making their way into your life, we’d be remiss if we didn’t warn you about the true Halloween horror – tooth decay. 

 

If you have braces, an appliance, or Invisalign aligners, pay special attention during the Halloween season. The effects of poor oral health combined with lots of candy are even spookier. But never fear! Here are some things to keep in mind to ensure you don’t have to deal with decay this fall from Dr. Barton Soper, Dr. Lauren Lewandowski, Dr. Mohammad Mainayar, and Dr. Gabriela Aragon at Advanced Orthodontics. (more…)

Happy National Orthodontic Health Month!

While October might signify the beginning of colder weather, pumpkin spice, and Halloween costumes to most, you may be surprised to find out it’s also National Orthodontic Health Month! Orthodontics is truly impactful on patients’ lives, correction of a crooked bite or other occlusion issues may seem small and even inconsequential, but the impact on both oral health and mental health well into the future cannot be disputed. So, while we love Halloween and fall leaves too, our favorite part about October is recognizing the amazing work our orthodontists do every day.  (more…)