Top orthodontist in Sammamish

Top Orthodontist in Sammamish

BY Dr. Rooz

Are you looking for an orthodontist in Sammamish?

What are the benefits of braces?

Orthodontic treatment commonly referred by wearing braces has multiple benefits. Traditionally mostly teenagers get metal braces. Dental care has changed since. 

Generally new patients based on their age seek orthodontic treatment. 

Braces for kids mostly focus on helping with managing spaces for transition of baby teeth to adult teeth. This sometime involve modifying skeletal growth. Pediatric or General dentistry in combination of orthodontics assist kids with lots of treatment options to address dental or skeletal issues. Palatal spreaders, facemask, partial braces or clear aligners are common dental appliances we use for kids. 

Teenagers generally have all their adult teeth. To improve their dental health and boost their confidence, teens receive orthodontic treatment. Treatment options for teens are braces in various types, invisalign or clear alignerslingual braces (braces behind the teeth). We work with cosmetic dentists for patients with small teeth especially the front teeth. 

Braces Sammamish and Bellevu

Orthodontic care for adults is very different from kids and teens. To render highest quality of care most adult orthodontic treatment needs collaboration with other fields like: periodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery. Adults needs dental implants, veneers, crown and bridges and gum procedures like grafts. Combining cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics, most adult patients can wear the beautiful smile that they never had a chance to have. Dr. Rooz at PORTH, a state-of-the-art modern clinic in Sammamish and Bellevue, offers modern adult interdisciplinary to his patients from Sammamish, Bellevue, Redmond and Issaquah. He is also an attending in the University of Washington interdisciplinary care.   

American dental association also explain more on the importance of braces.

Braces Vs Invisalign

When comparing traditional dental braces to Invisalign, there are distinct differences, particularly in addressing malocclusion and crooked teeth. Dental braces, including ceramic braces and self-ligating braces, typically involve metal brackets and archwires attached to the teeth, often supplemented by rubber bands or elastic ties to correct the position of the teeth and jaw. They can be more visible, with options like tooth-colored ceramic braces providing a more discreet alternative. Flossing and maintaining oral hygiene can be challenging with braces, requiring specialized flossers and careful cleaning around brackets and wires.

Invisalign, often referred to as invisible braces, consists of a series of custom-made, clear aligners that gradually move teeth to their correct position. They are removable, making oral hygiene practices like brushing and flossing simpler. For complex cases of malocclusion or severe crooked teeth clear aligner treatment needs a high discipline of wearing the aligners to fix all the issues.

Both options may involve the use of pain relievers to manage discomfort associated with tooth movement, and both aim to guide teeth into a new position to enhance function and aesthetics. The choice between them often depends on the individual’s specific dental issues, lifestyle, and preference for aesthetics versus functional correction.

Braces treatment and clear aligner treatment can equally correct underbite, crooked teeth in the front lower jaw (to avoid tooth decay), gaps between teeth. Getting braces or Invisalign can also include wearing elastic bands to fix your bite. When it comes to clear aligner treatment, over the counter (box orthodontics) aligners are what you would want to avoid.

Clear Aligner Treatment

Invisalign treatment and generic clear aligners both aim to achieve a new smile through advanced tooth alignment techniques. Invisalign uses its patented SmartTrack material, a type of thermoplastic, to manufacture Invisalign clear aligners. The Invisalign system utilizes align technology, specifically the iTero digital scanning system, to create a precise course of treatment tailored to individual dental needs. This method ensures that Invisalign works effectively over time, with each set of aligner trays progressively moving teeth into their desired position.

Numerous clear aligners, similar in appearance and made from clear plastic, are used to deliver aligner treatment. Invisalign braces as they are often referred by the patient require patient compliance and provider’s expertise having deep understanding of how it works to deliver high quality treatment.

The cost of Invisalign or other clear aligners are similar. Dental insurance may cover part of the Invisalign treatment, just as it might for other orthodontic options. Both options involve a series of plastic aligners that are virtually invisible and removable, offering an aesthetic alternative to traditional metal braces. The Invisalign system is the first aligner system which is closed to their iTero scanning capturing the teeth to build the tooth movement plan.

Dental Services in Sammamish

Dentistry in Sammamish, along with neighboring areas like Issaquah, Bellevue, Redmond, and Seattle, Washington, offers a broad spectrum of dental services aimed at ensuring optimal oral health for patients of all ages. From general dentistry (DMD or DDS) to focused care such as cosmetic dentistry and pediatric dentistry, specialized dentistry including orthodontics.

Dentistry services range from routine dental check-ups and cleanings to more advanced procedures like veneers, dental implants, and retainers. Orthodontic care, a specialized component of comprehensive dental services, focuses on diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities to achieve a beautiful smile.

Orthodontics in Sammamish and the Eastside including Bellevue and Redmond covers various treatment options, including traditional braces, Invisalign (clear aligners), and other orthodontic treatments.

Clear aligners (Invisalign) offers a cosmetic and removable alternative to metal braces, allowing patients to straighten their teeth without compromising aesthetics. Orthodontists in these areas, provide free consultations to new patients, discussing treatment options that cater to individual needs and preferences. These options often include flexible payment plans to ensure that orthodontic care is accessible to everyone.

Our practice (Porth Personalized Orthodontics) stand out for their commitment to innovation and patient-centered care, offering the latest advancements in orthodontic treatment. Dr. Rooz Khosravi, DMD, PhD, MSD is an associated professor of orthodontics at the University of Washington and he is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Furthermore, the Sammamish Plateau and surrounding Eastside communities prioritize accessibility to orthodontic and dental care, ensuring patients have access to the best dentist and orthodontist services. We work with pediatric dentists and general dentists for Sammamish orthodontic services.

Who is the top orthodontist in Sammamish, Washington?

Dr. Rooz Khosravi has been nominated as a top orthodontist of Sammamish plateau by the Seattle Met magazine among top dentists in Washington. Our patients also rated their experience with the PORTH team and our clinic at 5 starts. Providing modern orthodontic care to create beautiful smile and improve overall oral health is our specialty. We offer personalized treatment plans that is not only limited to conventional braces or Invisalign

What are the qualifications of a top orthodontist in Sammamish?

Dr. Rooz is an assistant professor of orthodontics at the University of Washington. He teaches orthodontic residents and dental students. Dr. Rooz is a board-certified orthodontist by the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Rooz lectures globally on clear aligner therapy and digital orthodontics. He founded Digital Orthodontics Hub, a study club training orthodontists and their team on implementing 3D printing in their clinic. 

Popular orthodontic treatments at PORTH are clear aligners, clear braces, and hidden braces. We also offer hybrid treatment plans that are customized for patients. Read the story of one of our adult orthodontic patients.

What to Expect from Your First Orthodontic Appointment at PORTH

When you schedule your first orthodontic appointment at our state-of-the-art dental office in Sammamish or Bellevue, anticipate a tailored, comprehensive treatment plan from Dr. Rooz, designed to meet all your needs, including overall healthcare and oral health considerations.

The initial visit typically involves taking 3D model of your teeth and x-rays to evaluate the condition of your teeth and jaw, identifying any issues such as missing teeth. Subsequently, we will review your dental insurance plan and its associated benefits. Insurance companies have various dental plans with lots of intricacy to navigate. It is crucial to bring your insurance information to the appointment, enabling our office staff to provide optimal assistance and clarify the specifics of your benefit plan. The cost of orthodontic treatment encompasses the orthodontic appliances and all follow-up checkups. Please note, any dental emergencies and visits outside of orthodontic care, including those to the dentist’s office, are not included in the orthodontic treatment cost. Additionally, we collaborate with other dental practices, including in-network dentists, for services such as fillings or consultations with oral surgeons, depending on what is covered by your insurance plans, which may include PPO or Medicaid, based on the procedure and your policy.

Finally, our orthodontist will discuss your specific orthodontic healthcare needs, examine your teeth, and potentially outline future treatments, such as braces or aligners.

More questions about orthodontic treatment

What is the average cost of braces?

Cost of orthodontic treatment depends on the complexity of the care. We offer in-house financing with no interest and offer flexible plans to maximize your insurance benefits. Read more about the cost of braces here.

What are the different types of braces and aligners?

Orthodontic treatment now comes with various forms of appliances. Learn more about type of braces here.

Am I a good Candidate for clear aligners treatment (Invisalign)?

At PORTH, we see lots of patients during the week seeking aligner therapy. We often talk about who is the best candidate for Invisalign. Here are common nodes in almost all conversations on this topic.

  1. Is there an age range to use aligners? 
  2. Are female patients more compliant with wearing aligners/Invisalign?
  3. Does treatment plan determine if we can use Invisalign? 
  4. Do we see better oral health less gum disease in patients with aligners? Do they care more about their overall health? 
  5. Which brands of clear aligner are more comfortable aligners? Are they all move the teeth the same? 
  6. How quickly can we fix complex problems like deep overbite, severely crowded teeth, or crossbite? 
  7. Are clear aligners better for patients require veneers, cosmetic dentistry, or dental implants?

The bottom line is that patients that completely understand the pros and cons of Invisalign aka aligners get to a beautiful smile faster. 

Invisalign vs clear aligners?

Invisalign also referred as Invisalene or Invisaline is a name of a specific brand of aligners. Invisalign was the first computer aid generated aligner. The product has multiple iteration and advances since 20 years ago and is one of the oldest aligner on the market. Patients are always asking what is the difference between clear aligners and Invisalign. Basically, lots of various aligner brands are available these days: ClearCorrect, 3M clarity, Spark, Suresmile Aligner, uLab Aligner, etc. All of these aligners vary on how they are fabricated, the 3D printers that are used to make the mold for these aligners. One of the key component in all of these platforms is the clinical expertise of the orthodontist who design the treatment plan. Teeth don’t know what is pushing them as long as the mechanics is set correctly. 

What is the aligner system that PORTH offer? 

At PORTH, a boutique clinic at the Sammamish Village, we offer aligner treatment with custom appliances that we fabricate it in our state of the art technology lab.

Dr. Rooz is a leading expert in aligner therapy especially in-office aligner system believes that Investing in advance dental technology to fabricate the aligner in-house has tremendous impact of patient care.

PORTH aligners are designed to improve treatment efficiency, augment treatment options, reduce treatment time and increase the quality of care we provide at our clinic.

Read more about our patient experience with PORTH aligners here at our PORTH aligner page. We combine PORTH aligners with traditional metal braces. Some of our patients have set of aligners combined with lingual or clear braces. 

Cutting edge technologies that we integrated with PORTH aligner brings exceptional dental care to our patients especially in the post-covid19 era. PORTH aligners are next generation aligner alternative to Invisalign that are driven by Artificial Technology and most advanced 3D printing systems. 

We strive to serve our community utilizing modern digital orthodontics. We welcome all new patients with a complementary thorough consultation and review treatment options as well as payment options. Learn more about the cost of orthodontics services in Sammamish in here.  

Visit our educational hub to learn more about all aspects of orthodontic services in Sammamish.

How to find a aligner/invisalign provider in Sammamish or Issaquah? 

Two optimal resources to find an orthodontist are the American Board of Orthodontics and the American Association of Orthodontists. These two dataset offers you the best options. Invisalign providers also have a directory.