Orthodontic treatment has been around for over 100 years. The protocols on how to move the teeth and redirect growth of jaws has evolved along with other aspects of dentistry. An example of major shift in treatment options in orthodontics was the invention of smart metal pieces commonly known as brackets that are attached to the teeth. An orthodontic wire connects all the brackets and slowly move the teeth.
Integration of digital technology into dentistry as well as orthodontics changed how patients are currently treated. Modern orthodontics is an approach to orthodontic treatment that uses digital technology to improve the quality of care.
Modern Orthodontics vs Traditional Orthodontics
In the last two decades, orthodontics has evolved dramatically. Gone are the days of a straight beautiful smile, meaning years of torture-style headgear and painful procedures. Technology and innovations in dental care improves the patient experience. Now three dimensional digital systems give skilled top orthodontists a better understanding of their patients' needs to offer high quality care.
Personalized modern orthodontics using 3D imaging as well as 3D printing enhance the quality of care and allows the orthodontist to offer better treatment options to their patients. Aligner treatment also known as Invisalign treatment is an example of CAD/CAM modern orthodontics. These changes is not only limited to plastic trays; braces has also changed a lot.
Not Your Parent's Braces
Dr. Rooz is proud to bring unique orthodontics to Sammamish that utilize digital orthodontics. Some of the most popular and common procedures that new patients are opting for at PORTH are as follow.
Clear Aligners (Invisalign)
Straightening your teeth no longer means a mouth full of metal. With clear aligners, you can now achieve the straight smile of your dreams using a cosmetic option. Most patients have heard about the Invisalign appliance. Invisalign and Invisalign first are basically a type of clear aligners. Guess what there are lots of new and more advanced options for aligner are available on the market now. Invisalign is the oldest system.
You might be asking yourself, "do clear aligners really work?" We get asked this frequently and are pleased to report that, yes, they do really work.
The core of clear aligner treatment is a series of progressive aligners that you must switch out about every week. Each aligner is individually crafted with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into their desired position.
Clear aligners are great ortho appliances to fix your teeth and bite. The most importnat factor in success of aligner treatment is wearing the plastic trays (Invisalign) around 22 hours a day.
Dr. Rooz, a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and is a leading expert in clear aligner therapy. He lectures nationally and internationally on aligner therapy. Schedule a free consultation with him if you like to learn more about clear aligner treatment for you or your family.
An alternative cosmetic treatment to Invisalign (clear aligners) is braces behind the teeth. Lingual braces are traditional braces with a twist. These braces use brackets and wires to align the teeth that are placed behind your back and front teeth rather than the front side. This is a truly invisible option. Lingual braces are popular among adults and some teens.
Lingual braces and clear aligners have a major difference and that is compliance. Lingual braces operates by custom orthodontic wires. Invisalign or clear aligners are designed by the clear aligner Invisalign provider and executed by the patient.
Custom Digital Braces
Advances in orthodontics not only improved Invisalign and other clear aligners but also the conventional metal braces. Digital custom braces are positioned on the teeth based on a digital simulation and 3D printed tray that carry these braces. The main advantage of custom digital braces compared with other braces is the precision and quality of the treatment outcome.
Using modern orthodontic approach, all braces that Dr. Rooz provide at PORTH are individually designed and planned.
Adult orthodontic treatment has expanded significantly in the last decade. Most orthodontic clinics are primarily focused on offering orthodontic treatment to kids and teens. In the past, adult orthodontic treatment was mostly limited to traditional metal braces - a non esthetic option. Braces were time-consuming, painful, and visually unpleasant. Very few adults wanted to go through their social and professional life with obvious orthodontic appliances.
Now, lingual braces and clear aligners allow adults to seek treatment without anyone notice it. While crooked teeth or an overbite can affect self-confidence, many adults also choose to pursue orthodontia to improve their dental care and oral health. Misaligned teeth are more susceptible to gum disease, tooth decay, chipped teeth, and bone loss.
Dr. Rooz is among very few orthodontists in the east side that offer comprehensive and interdisciplinary adults orthodontics including corrective jaw surgery. As part of his professorship activities, he directs the interdisciplinary clinic at the University of Washington rendering care to patients requiring complex care by dentists and dental specialists.
Modern Orthodontic Treatment in Sammamish Plateau
Dr. Rooz founded PORTH in Sammamish with a goal to bring personalized modern orthodontic care to this community.
He is the industry expert on innovative technologies and digital orthodontics. With the latest technology and methods, he tailors a personalized solution for each of his patients. PORTH patients range from kids to adults living in Sammamish, Issaquah, Redmond, Bellevue, Seattle, and other parts of east side.
What unique Sammamish orthodontics services do Dr. Rooz offer?
The Most Advanced Digital Technology
At PORTH, we use the most advanced technology for orthodontic treatment available. From digital x-rays to 3D imaging to gag-free impressions, Dr. Rooz is equipped with the best technology in the area to ensure you get your braces off fast and walk away with the smile of your dreams. Our orthodontic advancements guarantee the best results.
Tailored Orthodontic Treatment
At Porth Orthodontics, we tailor treatment to each individual patient. Every bracket or aligner we make is precisely calculated to optimize your tooth movement. The result? Fewer office visits and faster treatment times. Beside orthodontic treatment plan, all solutions offered at PORTH are optimized for the pricing as well as other patients needs.
Precise, Predictable Results
Finally, a treatment plan developed by Dr. Khosravi creates a layer of meticulous detail. Our patients know that when they choose us, they choose fast, accurate, and predictable results.
Looking for an orthodontic consultation
Dr. Rooz and the team at PORTH will help you achieve a healthy, happy smile an a unique experience of modern orthodontic methods. Book a free consultation to ask all your questions from Dr. Rooz about your treatment.