Cosmetic Options for Adults

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Braces are often seen as a symbol of adolescence, but braces are not just for young people. Advancements in adult orthodontic care have made orthodontics more appealing for adults; options for wire or plastic braces are available, and are more discrete than ever before. There’s also an increased focus on esthetics in regards to having straight teeth for professional and social reasons. And of course, the desire for a lifetime of greater confidence with a beautiful smile.

 

Bellevue & Sammamish are home to a large workforce of professionals working at some of the world’s most cutting edge technology companies. Dr. Rooz is happy to help them improve their smiles, allowing them to reach their full potential with a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. 

Our Most Popular Treatments for Adults

PORTH Clear Aligners (Invisalign)


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Aligners are clear plastic trays that fit closely over the teeth, apply pressure on the teeth and slowly, but steadily move them.

 

  • 3D Printed Plastic Trays
  • Ready in to pick up in a day
  • Comfortable and discreet
  • Removable
  • 18-22 hour daily wear time

Lingual Braces


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Lingual braces are a popular option for many adults seeking to improve their smile as they utilize the technology of traditional fixed braces. 

 

 

  • Braces are placed behind your teeth
  • Most efficient treatment for most patients
  • Fixed, 24 hour daily wear time, minor diet restrictions

Why PORTH

Personalized Treatment


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There’s no one-size-fits-all treatment at PORTH, every treatment plan is specific to each patient’s needs. Our personalized treatment extends beyond the clinic, including flexible appointments and affordable ways to start treatment.


Virtual Appointments


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We offer the option for remote monitoring, so we can better accommodate your busy work or travel schedule. This will help you during the length of treatment.


Most Advanced Technology


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Clear aligners are designed and 3D printed based on a digital simulation of teeth in their ideal positions. Our braces are digitally positioned on the teeth and we use 3D printing technology to bond the brackets on the teeth.


Use Your Health Benefits


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Your dental plan, FSA and HSA benefits are welcome here. We will work with you to create a payment plan that fits your budget, allowing you to know what to expect before beginning treatment.


Adult Orthodontic Treatment vs Kids Braces

Interdisciplinary Dental Care

The options for orthodontic treatments of adults are different from those of kids. For example, most orthodontic treatments for adults is combined with addressing other oral health issues like periodontal disease (gum disease), TMJ disorders, malocclusion, or bad bite due to skeletal problems, or root resorption.

Cosmetic Treatment Options

Adult patients, in contrast to younger patients (adolescents), are mostly interested in cosmetic treatment options. Adult treatments at PORTH includes clear aligners (Invisalign), lingual braces, or ceramic braces. These can address all orthodontic problems like overbite, underbite and openbite.

More than Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the conventional option to fix crooked teeth. New types of braces and clear aligners are available with orthodontic treatment. Based on data from the American Association of Orthodontists, all these advances help adults seeking orthodontic treatment to avoid bone loss due to poor oral hygiene, tooth decay, chipped tooth enamel; all through straighter teeth. Collectively, this helps improving standards of dental health.

More than Straight Smile

Adults seek orthodontic treatment to improve their self-esteem and build self confidence. Orthodontic treatment for adults may be for more than simple tooth movement and straight teeth. Adult orthodontics can help with restorative plans like veneers, optimizing spaces for dental implants, or addressing sleep apnea

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More Treatment Options

Esthetic Adult Braces

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Esthetic braces are made of ceramic, which is tooth colored. These ceramic braces are one option for adult braces. This makes the appearance of the braces less visually “loud” as the brackets almost blend in with the teeth. 

For adult orthodontic patients who prefer to avoid traditional braces when seeking to straighten their teeth, clear braces would be the next best choice. Invisible braces are both clear aligners (Invisalign) or lingual braces. 

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Accelerated Orthodontics

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Accelerated orthodontic treatment is often a favorite choice for adult patients. Bone micro-perforation is currently the only available option that is most likely to speed up the treatment.

At the time of your consultation, and throughout your treatment, we will walk you through all your options and discuss the pros and cons of accelerated orthodontics in detail. Dr. Rooz uses special instruments to create tiny holes in the bone tissue around your teeth which induce lots of inflammation and helps your teeth to move faster.

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Orthognathic Surgery &
Treatment for Sleep Disorders

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Jaw surgery has become easier than ever, primarily through advances in digital technology in orthodontics and appliances used to set the jaw after re-positioning them in the ideal location. We work with a few extraordinary surgeons, and our interdisciplinary team has improved the lives of many patients with skeletal issues.

Sleep disorders have been a primary focus in dentistry in recent years, and several appliances are available to address them. The use of orthognathic surgery to advance the jaw has been one of the most successful approaches to treat sleep disorders to date.

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Retainers

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After you finish with your orthodontic care and your teeth are straight, we will give you a clear plastic appliance that is called a retainer. 

These clear retainers are removable. Whether your treatment plan had Invisalign or clear braces, you will have two plastic trays.

You will wear these retainers full time in the beginning, and later you may only wear them at night. Faster treatment time requires slightly more clear retainer wear.

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Results

Ariel C.

 Treatment time - 9 months

Openbite | PORTH Clear Aligners

Dan S.

 Treatment time - 18 months

Deepbite | Custom Lingual Braces

 

Michi G.

 Treatment time - 22 months

Severe Crowding | PORTH Clear Aligners

Cost of Braces | Financing & Insurance

Use Your Dental Insurance

We accept insurance from all major local insurance providers from all major employers in the Sammamish, Issaquah, Redmond, and Snoqualmie and beyond.

Payment Options

We’re happy to work with our patients to offer flexible plans that span the length of the treatment to help them space out the payment process. 

Use Your FSA or HSA

Use your pre-tax dollar accounts to help cover the cost of your orthodontic treatment.  We work with our patients to maximize their FFA and HSA.

Pay Your Way

We are committed to partnering with you to make financial arrangements that work best for you.

Have Peace of Mind with Professional Orthodontic Care



MAIL ORDER ALIGNERS


Why Ariel opted for PORTH
clear aligners instead of mail order aligners


Ariel switched to PORTH clear aligners because it addressed the root of her issue, her bite, and the cost was the same as current treatment.

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Reviews

Dr. Rooz performs miracles. My teeth have been a challenge as an adult, I would never smile for pictures and I was so self conscious. Dr. Rooz explained every step and procedure and he is very responsive. I would recommend him to my family and friends. He is a caring , personalized, and very passionate at what does. Thank you Dr. Rooz and everyone that made my beautiful smile.

Yoli G.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND! I had braces before and never wore my retainer. My teeth had shifted and I hated my smile. This place had great reviews so I took a leap of faith. Staff so was friendly and the office is beautiful.
I am 8 weeks into my treatment and I am extremely happy with my results using the clear aligners. The payment plan also make it easy and affordable to maintain.

Alexis N. 

I have wanted to have my teeth straightened for years. As an adult, I was hesitant to get braces and bother with the process; it seemed like a big ordeal with lots of ortho options out there to research. I am so happy I went to Porth! I highly recommend Porth to anyone, any age. My experience here has been excellent from start to finish. Dr. Rooz has been so patient, helpful, and kind. I can text when I have a question or concern and hear back quickly. I love the ability to have weekend and evening appointments. The office is clean and modern and the staff are warm and friendly. And most importantly - I am thrilled with the progress of my new smile! I have so much more confidence and can't wait until masks are off so everyone can see.

Michele J.

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Start a virtual consultation today or schedule an in-person appointment at our Sammamish or Bellevue clinic. Your first free appointment includes recommendations for orthodontic treatment.


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