holiday gift donation drive 2017

November 30, 2017

Announcing Our 2017 Holiday Gift Drive

Each morning, nearly 9,000 children in foster care in Washington State will wake up this holiday season to unfamiliar surroundings.   Fortunately, we can make their season bright.   That is why Peralta Orthodontics is hosting a holiday donation drive. Together, we can help stock the Treehouse Wearhouse, a free store where kids in foster

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October 25, 2017

Halloween Candy: The Spooky Consequences of Too Much Sugar on a Developing Mouth

Soon, the neighborhoods will be filled with young ghosts and goblins who’ll be out and about collecting all types of sweet and sugary Halloween treats. While our Burien and West Seattle orthodontist enjoys all the fun that Halloween brings, he’d like to remind all of our parents that consuming too much sugar is not good

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September 27, 2017

The Perils of At-Home Orthodontic Care

Our Seattle orthodontist would like to send out a heads-up about the perils of at-home orthodontic care. There are companies in operation today advertising DIY orthodontics designed to help people save thousands of dollars on the orthodontic treatment they need. These companies sell plastic aligner trays that look like Invisalign which are created from impressions

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August 14, 2017

Peralta Orthodontics 2017 Give Back Event!

Over the years, the team at Peralta Orthodontics has been personally moved by the fight that several of our families have had to endure with breast or gynecological cancer. This is why our orthodontist, Dr. Peralta, has chosen to support Northwest Hope and Healing by donating $50 for each patient that begins full treatment during

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peralta orthodontics west seattle office

August 4, 2017

Announcing Our New Office Location in West Seattle!

Dr. Peralta and his friendly team have some exciting news to announce! Our new office location in West Seattle is now open and ready to serve you! Since first breaking ground last fall, progress has been steady and our brand new office is now complete. We’re more than pleased with the results!   Our new

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June 22, 2017

We Are A 2017 Invisalign Preferred Provider & Seattle Met Top Dentist

The team at Peralta Orthodontics is excited to make a couple announcements that we’re very proud of! Recently, our West Seattle orthodontist, Dr. Jorge Peralta was named a 2017 Invisalign Preferred Provider. He was also recognized by his peers as one of 2017’s best dentists in Seattle Met Magazine’s “Best of 2017”.   Dr. Peralta

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boy sucking thumb

June 5, 2017

How To Break A Thumb Sucking Habit

Even though seeing a child suck their thumb may look innocent and even sweet, the harmful effects of a thumb sucking habit can be very serious if the habit goes on too long. A persistent thumb sucking habit that continues past the age of five or so can lead to significant tooth misalignment and/or jaw

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April 21, 2017

Tongue Thrust Habits: Causes, Effects and How to Fix Them

Tongue thrusting is the habit of putting the tongue in the incorrect position during swallowing, by placing the tongue too far forward or to the sides. As an infantile swallowing pattern, tongue thrusting is exhibited by children from birth, making it acceptable to have this swallowing pattern up to the age of four. While most

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March 22, 2017

How Do Braces Help You To Stop Grinding Your Teeth

Bruxism, or grinding of the teeth, is a common problem among people of all ages. Our Burien orthodontist, Dr. Jorge Peralta, often sees patients who complain of problems caused by habitual teeth grinding. He also speaks to patients who grind their teeth subconsciously, without even realizing they’re doing it, until they’re told by their dentists

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February 22, 2017

How Do Braces Fix An Overbite?

One of the most common orthodontic problems, or maloclussions, that our Burien and West Seattle orthodontist treats is an overbite. An overbite is when the upper teeth overlap more than half of the lower teeth when biting down. A serious, deep overbite can make it difficult to properly chew food and can even result in

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