Table of contents
- Are you looking for an orthodontist near Issaquah?
- What are the orthodontic treatment for kids, teens and adults?
- What are early braces (phase I)?
- What are orthodontic treatment for teens?
- What are cosmetic adult orthodontic treatment?
- How much braces cost? Does my insurance cover the cost of braces?
Orthodontist near Issaquah
Rooz Khosravi, DMD, PhD, MSD | Board Certified Orthodontist
Dr. Rooz is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Rooz was trained at the University of Washington for his orthodontic residency program and immediately joined the rank of Faculty after his graduation. He is among the top 1% of orthodontists who have a PhD and Master’s degrees in public health and bone biology.
A leading expert in clear aligner therapy and digital orthodontics, Dr. Rooz lectures nationally and internationally on these topics. He is an editorial board and peer-review member of multiple scientific journals in orthodontics. Besides teaching and practicing orthodontics, he is an orthodontist-scientist consultant for leading digital technology companies.
Dr. Rooz works with local best dentists to cover all dental needs at the highest quality of care. Dental services that we offer at PORTH are mostly limited to orthodontic treatment. We encourage our patients to establish general dental care with dental offices offering family dentistry.
Orthodontic treatment for kids, teens and adults
PORTH is a boutique orthodontic clinic next to the Metropolitan Market in Sammamish. Dr. Rooz and his team offer personalized orthodontic care for patients of all ages.
Early orthodontic treatment – Phase I
We believe in a conservative treatment approach in children, rather than over treatment. In line with the American Association of Orthodontists’ recommendations, Dr. Rooz likes to see kids around 7 years old for a free consultation and early screening.
Although a dentist’s recommendation is not required for your child to get started with an orthodontist, we do communicate all records, including x-rays taken at this first consultation, with their dentist to ensure a cohesive approach to their dental health. We believe in interdisciplinary dental care in dentistry and encourage all families to identify a general dentist or a pediatric dentist for their children.
The goal of this first ortho appointment is for you and your family to get familiar with our clinic and to learn more about future orthodontic care options. Our fully digital clinic was designed to create a calm and comfortable experience for kids.
During their early screening appointment, children are assessed for whether they will need Phase 1 braces. The majority of early screening patients do not require early treatment (Phase 1 braces), and will be scheduled for regular check-ups every 4-6 months.
Some of our young patients do, however, require early braces to:
1) correct skeletal problems, such as a cross bite in the back teeth;
2) modify grown of upper or lower jaws; or,
3) manage spaces for adult teeth in crowded dentition.
Orthodontic care for teens
Dr. Rooz also enjoys working with families and teenagers to build beautiful smiles and self confidence through a range of orthodontic appliances of your choice.
We offer personalized care to all adolescents at our modern clinic, and all new patients receive a comprehensive orthodontic free consultation.
Teenagers and their parents can choose from the wide range treatment options we offer at our clinic. The common types of appliances are:
Dr. Rooz also works with well known oral surgeons in greater Seattle area to provide corrective jaw surgeries to older teens (17-19 years old).
Aesthetic adult orthodontics
Dr. Rooz is highly specialized in cosmetic orthodontic care for adult patients who are concerned about traditional braces and the aesthetic appearance of ortho appliances. Cosmetic dentistry has changed. Part of cosmetic dentistry if to provide orthodontic treatment to improve the overall oral health using lingual braces or clear aligners.
PORTH is one of very few clinics in greater Seattle that offers lingual braces, which are braces that are adhered behind the teeth. Lingual braces are the only truly invisible option for adults who are not interested in alternative orthodontic appliances, such as ceramic braces, Invisalign or clear aligners.
Another great option for adults who are concerned about aesthetics are PORTH aligners (a great alternative to metal brackets). These are fully customized aligners that are digitally fabricated at our clinic under the full control of Dr. Rooz. Also, maintaining a good oral hygiene is easier with aligners. Our adult patients are extremely happy with the quality of care and treatment time with PORTH aligners.
Adult patients who are interested in traditional metal braces or self-ligating braces treatment plan will benefit from the digital technology to position these braces. This technology often results in shorter treatment time and higher quality of care. We also use this technology for teens patients.
Interdisciplinary orthodontic care
Providing high quality care is a cornerstone of our clinic, and sometimes that requires a multidisciplinary approach. Dr. Rooz works with various local dental specialists and dentists (DDS/DMD) to offer complex orthodontic treatment for patients who require multidisciplinary care. These cases of orthodontic treatment involve care for patients with multiple missing teeth, cleft palate and lip, severe skeletal jaw problems. A combination of specialized and general dentistry is required to plan and render the care for such patients.
Trained at University of Washington, one of the leading orthodontic programs in the country with an emphasis on interdisciplinary care, Dr. Rooz is the course director of interdisciplinary seminar series and work closely with his UW graduate peers (general dentists and specialists), to deliver such multidisciplinary care – dental implants, complex veneers, partial dentures along with other dental services.
Dr. Rooz is the director of the interdisciplinary clinic and seminars at the UW orthodontic department.
PORTH retainers are customized clear retainers made from 3D printed models of your teeth in their ideal position to help maintain your new smile after treatment is complete. After you’ve come to the clinic for a digital scan for your retainers, you can order your removable retainers online here.
We also offer in-clinic professional teeth whitening. Please contact us if you are interested to learn more about this treatment option.
FAQs on Invisalign treatment
What are the cons of having Invisalign?
Invisalign or clear aligner treatment requires commitment to wear plastic aligners close to 22 hours a day. This could be challenging for some patients.
How much is a pair of Invisalign?
The cost of Invisalign depends on complexity of orthodontic treatment plan. The range of aligner treatment is between $2000- $10000.
Is Invisalign better than braces?
Not necessarily. Invisalign braces or aligner trays work well if the patient wears them regularly. Clear plastic and metal brackets are both good appliances to move teeth for the right patient.
How long does an Invisalign last?
A set of aligners are often good for 2-3 weeks.
What is the difference between Invisalign and braces?
Invisalign works different compared to braces. Tooth movement with clear aligner is programmed from a scan of your teeth (e.g, iTero scanner). Treatment plan then will be done by an orthodontist to fix the malocclusion.
Can I do whitening during my aligner treatment?
Yes if you don’t have attachments. The attachments could create multiple colors on your teeth if you try to whitening your teeth. A good oral hygiene would prevent staining of your teeth during your aligner treatment.
What is Invisalign made of?
The Invisalign clear aligners are made of smarttrack material. There are so many other great thermoplastic sheet for tooth alignment.
What age should someone have Invisalign?
Clear aligner treatment option is for all ages.
How many sessions does it take?
The checkups appointment for clear aligners are between every 8 to 16 weeks.
Do I need a retainer after my Invisalign treatment?
Yes you need a clear retainer for both aligner and braces treatment.
Orthodontic treatment cost and insurance
At PORTH, we accept most major insurances like Primera, Delta Dental, and Cigna. Our highly skilled financial coordinator will submit all the claims and we will help you to maximize your insurance benefits. Text our clinic number if you need help with navigating your insurance policy.
Orthodontic treatment costs range from $2000 to $12000 based on the complexity of treatment plan and orthodontic needs. We will be able to provide you with a more accurate cost estimate during your free consultation.
Additionally, PORTH offers numerous interest free payment plans that are designed for your financial interest.
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