Aligners or Lingual Braces for Adults
Sammamish & Bellevue
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).
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.
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.
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!
Dr. Rooz works with a specific group of highly specialized dentists in cosmetic dentistry like, Dr. Kim in downtown Seattle.
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.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
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!
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!
I would highly recommend him and his staff.
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.
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!!
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.