What is a reason to visit a top orthodontist in Sammamish?

Orthodontists along with general dentists (DDS or DMD) build beautiful smiles and help to improve your or your family overall oral health. We see patients of all ages visiting orthodontic offices for many reasons. It ranges from crowded teeth or small jaw bones in children to adult patients looking for cosmetic dentistry. 

Navigating your options for dental care or specifically orthodontic treatment can be daunting. We encourage everyone to visit top dentists and orthodontist in Sammamish, Issaquah, Bellevue and Redmond. 

The main goal of the first visit to an orthodontist is to learn about the existing dental and skeletal problems. Orthodontists often shows you more than your main concerns. Gathering all the information allows you to make the right choice. You should also been offered 2-3 options of appliances with your treatment plans. How to fix the issues varies among orthodontists, it is not surprising to get completely different opinions.

Next, you want to collect information about the cost of braces or aligners and see how you can maximize your dental insurance benefits or your health savings account. Click on the link to get a checklist of what you should ask at your first orthodontic appointment. 

Top orthodontist in Sammamish

What are the qualifications to be a top orthodontist?

Board certification, educational training, credentials, experience of treated patients, and peer-review ratings collectively factor in identifying a top orthodontist. 

You might ask what qualifies Dr. Rooz to be a top orthodontist in the east side of Seattle. Here are a few qualifications. 

Dr. Rooz is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington. He teaches didactic and clinical skills of orthodontics to both dental students and orthodontic residents. 

He is an attending faculty in the Interdisciplinary Clinic at UW – one of lasting legacy of the orthodontic department. This clinic is designed to treat patients with complex orthodontic care collaboration with specialists in the field of prosthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery along with general dentistry. These patients often need dental implants, veneers, root canal treatment, and crown and bridges.  

Dr. Rooz is a leading expert in clear aligner (also refereed as invisalign) therapy and digital orthodontics. He is a member of the Journal of Aligner Orthodontics’ editorial board – an official publication for the European Aligner Society. Dr. Rooz established the Digital Orthodontics Hub, a national study club to educate orthodontists on implementing 3D printing and a in-office clear system in their clinics. He offers in-person and online courses on these topics.

Dr. Rooz is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics – a commitment to excellence and highest quality of care. He is a member of the American Dental Association, The American Association of Orthodontists, and Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists. He server on various committees on different capacities. 

In addition to serving his community and teaching at the school, Dr. Rooz serves as a scientist consultant on various leading companies innovating digital orthodontics. 

You can listen to one of the interviews with Dr. Rooz with the Aligner Insider Podcast here. 

Listen to “AI Ep. 82: Interview with Dr. Rooz Khosravi- Digital Trends in Orthodontics” on Spreaker.

What are the benefits of orthodontics?

Orthodontic treatments are often associated with two general benefits: functional (correcting the bite and straightening the teeth) and esthetic (mostly alignment of the teeth). 

Benefits of orthodontic treatment depends on the complexity of the problems. Our new patients learn about all the issues with their teeth and bite. We also address the benefits of correcting each issues. For example, patients with severe crowding can floss and improve their dental health and avoid long-term bone loss around crowded teeth.

Patient with minor issues the benefit can be as simple as building confidence which indirectly improve the psychosocial health. Working with numerous cosmetic dentists on an interdisciplinary treatment plans, patients enjoy the collaboration of orthodontic care in conjunction with a restorative plan to place veneers in the best position or a building an implant-supported crown. 

What is the average cost for braces?

The cost of orthodontic treatment with braces or clear aligners is a common question along with the ideal appliance and treatment time. Cost of treatment ranges from $3000 to $13000. Obviously, this is very wide range. The cost is closely related to the complexity of the problems that needs to be fixed. The cost of orthodontic treatment with most appliances at least at PORTH is similar except lingual braces

It is important to know that Dr. Rooz also sometime uses multiple appliance to maximize the benefits of each appliance and collectively increase the efficiency of treatment time. 

Dr. Rooz is a top orthodontists offering unique treatment options in Sammamish and Bellevue. He was also recognized as a top dentists reviewed by his peers and was cited in the Seattle Met Magazine. Book a consultation at our state of the art dental practice to learn more about what your options are. Our patients coming to our clinics from Sammamish, Bellevue, Issaquah, Fall city, and Redmond.