Aligners or Lingual Braces for Adults

Sammamish & Bellevue

Smiling Adult with Braces

It is never too late to improve your smile! Advances in the field of orthodontics make it easier than ever for adults to pursue orthodontic treatment today. There is compelling evidence to suggest that one’s quality of life and self-esteem are improved as a result of orthodontic treatment. In addition to the cosmetic benefits straightening the teeth can improve oral health dramatically, preserve the teeth longer and prevent gum disease and other oral hygiene issues.

Dr. Rooz was trained at the University of Washington, which is a leading program in adult orthodontics. He has treated many adult patients in collaboration with general dentists and specialists (periodontists, prosthodontists, and oral surgeons).

Dr. Rooz has become passionate about working with adult patients and is ready to work with you to create with a treatment plan that suits your interests and financial needs. For more on Dr. Rooz’s experience with adult orthodontics read his blog post here.

Dr. Rooz is highly trained to treat adult patients. He also works with many dentists and specialists to deliver cosmetic personalized care to his adult patients.

Orthodontic Treatment Options for Adults

PORTH aligners & Invisalign Adults


The Invisalign appliance is a series of smart computer-designed plastic trays that slowly move teeth. This appliance has significantly changed orthodontic care for adult patients.

Some advantages include esthetic (traditional adult braces can be intimidating for adults), limited dietary restrictions, and the possibility to remove the appliance for certain activities. Dr. Rooz recently published a study in the American Journal of Orthodontics on the use of Invisalign in orthodontics, and is therefore very knowledgable about it.

More About Clear Aligners
Invisalign Adults

Lingual Adult Braces


These are like traditional adult braces in that they are brackets placed on the teeth and connected with a wire, however they are placed on the inside of the teeth so they are not visible at all. Lingual braces are ideal for the patient who does not want to have any visible adult braces, but also does not want to use Invisalign. The brackets are customized for each patient.

More About Lingual braces
Lingual Braces

Cosmetic Adult Braces


These braces are made of ceramic which make them less visible. Color ties and patterns on these braces add another level of excitement to each adjustment visit. Think of choosing holiday colors or another theme!
Esthetic Braces

Accelerated Orthodontics


This is a supplemental option that can be combined with any of the other treatment options. It is a minimally invasive procedure that can substantially speed up the process of straightening teeth. The influence of this procedure on the overall treatment time depends on the individual patient and their body’s response to it. Dr. Rooz can provide detailed information about this process during your consultation.


Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Surgery)


A patient’s treatment needs may be more than straightening the teeth; they may be the result of skeletal abnormalities. These cases require collaboration between an oral surgeon and an orthodontist to correct the problem. There are two approaches to this type of treatment – including having the surgical procedure prior to adult braces.

Dr. Rooz offer corrective jaw surgery with esthetic appliances such as lingual braces and clear aligners. During your consultation Dr. Rooz will discuss this in detail with you. He has worked with several oral surgeons in the past and enjoys collaborating with them.

Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Surgery)

Sleep Apnea Treatment


Patients who suffer from sleep apnea issues may benefit from orthodontic care as part of the treatment plan. Dr. Rooz collaborates with sleep specialists to identify the treatment needs and fine tune a plan to address it.
Sleep Apnea Treatment

Our Patients' Story
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With Covid -19, everyone is stuck at home, everything is virtual now and so forth. With Dr. Rooz Im glad of my experience so far with staying at home. He and his team are always there for you when need it. Finds the best ways and ideas to help you with you treatment. I am on aligners and Im glad he was able to get me sone trays before this, his team and Dr. Rooz work hard to continue giving us the best care even and this tough times. Thanks you so much Porth Personalized
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April 30
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Dr. Rooz is truly an amazing Orthodontist, not only his knowledge and expertise  but also his dedication to his patients especially during  the COVID-19 crisis.  My son's wire on his braces came loose so I was worried that we would not be able to take care of it until the stay at home order was over.  I decided to text Dr Rooz hoping he could help and to my surprise we were able to schedule a visit on the same day. The office is thoroughly disinfected  and spotless, following rules of social distancing (my son was the only patient in the office and no other patients were in the office for the entire time of his treatment), Dr. Rooz wore personal protective equipment to ensure that my son was safe. I felt completely safe and extremely grateful that Dr Rooz would go out of his way to help my son and make sure that his office was safe!
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April 28
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Most businesses are shut down due to Covid 19, but after a video call with my daughter who was having discomfort, Dr Rooz determined the best option was to bring her to the office for treatment. He took the necessary precautions to keep her safe while being able to resolve the issue. We are so grateful he was willing to go above and beyond to care for her and are very pleased with how her treatment is going.
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April 27
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I started using metal braces for the first time back at the end of high school and continued into undergrad, some 8-9 years ago. Like many people do, I didn't follow my then orthodontist's instruction about my retainers and my lower anterior teeth relapsed.

Now I'm a dental student at the University of Washington and have been learning about clear aligners in my classes. I decided to try them out and looked for an experienced orthodontist near me. After a lot of online research I found that Dr. Rooz is a true leader in the field and his publications have been selected as top scientific resources in the field of dentofacial orthopedics, clear aligner therapy and orthodontic specialty. My experience with Porth has been amazing! All of the staff are friendly, professional and treat me like family and not just a customer. Dr. Rooz is great, I really appreciate that he takes the time to answer all my questions and makes me feel like a huge part in the treatment planning process. Also I love going to the office because it is a state-of-the-art facility with all the latest advancements in the orthodontic specialty. From intraoral scanners, to the dental chairs, to the in-house 3-D aligner printer. It truly feels like I've stepped into 2030. I highly recommend to anyone seeking their perfect smile!
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March 07
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I don't write reviews often but I loved Dr. Rooz and everyone at Porth! The office is so clean, nice, and high tech. You feel 100% comfortable with the treatment plan and he explains all the steps with great detail. I have had consultations from other orthodontist before and they didn't compare. Porth is really leading the industry with knowledge and customer care.
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December 23, 2019
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As a kid, I had braces and years later found myself wanting to correct my front teeth that had shifted. Since it was something minor, I was close to signing up for at-home aligners. Thankfully, I found Dr. Rooz and decided to get a consultation before making a final decision. From the very beginning I noticed how much he really cares about his patients and wants to help them achieve the smile they want. He listens to and addresses your concerns very thoroughly and is very knowledgeable. With any issue or concern I had throughout treatment, Dr. Rooz addressed them right away and took the extra time in helping me resolve them. He uses the most up to date technology (no uncomfortable impression molds) and the time frame for getting new aligners/switching them out is awesome (I had the Porth in-house aligners).

The office is beautiful and filled with a very friendly staff who makes you feel comfortable as soon as you walk in the doors. Thank you Dr. Rooz and everyone at Porth for my new smile and an amazing experience!
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July 12, 2019
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I wasn't sure how my treatment would go because the price quoted was a fraction of what I'd been quoted for aligners elsewhere. 5 months later, I'm already done and very happy with the results! I liked that Porth provides weekly aligners so you get to switch them out before they get gross. Dr. Rooz and his staff were wonderful, and the office is high-tech and beautiful. Also, they offer a range of appointment times, including Saturdays.
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June 21, 2019
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After years of suffering with crooked teeth, my daughter told me about Dr Rooz and his new orthodontics clinic PORTH in Sammammish.  It is quite a ways from where I live, but after meeting Dr Rooz and seeing his unbelievably modern and high tech office, I knew is was going to be worth the drive.  Dr Rooz is very engaging and so knowledgable about the latest and very best ways to correct bites and straighten teeth.  What should have taken over 12 months to correct only took 9 with Invisalign trays and I am beyond pleased with my new smile. Super highly recommended for both service and final product.  Thank you Dr. Rooz for making my smile perfect:)
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September 25, 2018
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Dr. Rooz Khosravi is absolutely amazing at his practice.  I have had the best experience.  He is very knowledgeable, takes time to listen to what your goal is and works with you to meet that goal.  The office is very flexible with scheduling appointments and will work with your schedule.  I am very happy with my results so far and his care.

I would highly recommend him and his staff.
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August 06, 2018
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Think you have a difficult case until you meet Dr. Rooz at Porth's personalized orthodontist.  After years of orthodontal work, going from one dentist to another and still not getting the result I want, I finally found Dr. Rooz and he restored my smile. And he did with so much knowledge, patience, and kindness.
Not only are you welcomed with an infective smile from both the receptionist and the dentist himself, you get to have some beverage while you wait and the calm, welcoming ambience of the office will make you not want to leave.
You are sure to get the personalized top-notch care you deserve from the time you step into the clinic thru the end of your treatment as he is a scholar and keeps abreast of the current medical equipment to provide the best care. His treatment is truly tailored and customized for your individual need
I can't stop showing off my teeth.
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what patients think about working with Dr. Rooz







My lower teeth were becoming increasingly crowded since high school. I had braces for a little while during high school and since, hadn’t worn my retainers. I knew I wanted to do clear aligners because they are discrete enough so that I’d be comfortable in a professional setting with them on. I watched a couple girlfriends have slight issues with by-mail aligner services so I wanted to avoid the same complications by going to an orthodontist. From the first appointment with Dr. Rooz- the process has been easy, comfortable, and rewarding! Within a week I already saw a change in my smile. He is fantastic about answering questions along the way and continues to show genuine interest in how the process is going for me. So happy I found Dr. Rooz and can’t be happier with the quick & painless results. Highly recommend!!
Sara

Finanical information (Orthodontic treatment cost)


PORTH works with you to maximize your insurance benefits. Dr. Rooz is an in-network provider for some plans. We also submit claims on behalf of our patients for the majority of insurance providers.

We believe that orthodontic treatment should be tailored based on the patient’s financial needs. PORTH offers numerous payment plans in order to eliminate any potential hardship with financial aspects of orthodontic care.

More details of orthodontic treatment cost is here.