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February 17, 2015

Pre-Braces Checklist – What to Do Before Getting Braces

The day you get braces marks the beginning of your journey toward a healthier and more beautiful smile, so congratulations are in order! To make the transition from bare teeth to braces as smooth as possible, there are some things you might want to take care of before your appointment. We’ve put together this checklist

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February 2, 2015

Join Us for the Cove to Clover 5k!

Did you make a resolution to get healthier in 2015? We have the perfect event to motivate you to really get moving…the annual Cove to Clover 5k! This event covers 3.1 miles and begins at the Normandy Park Cove and ends in Burien Town Center with a St. Patty’s Day celebration! Every year Orthodontics of

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January 26, 2015

Dr. Peralta Voted One of Seattle Met Magazine’s Top Dentists!

Dr. Peralta has been included in Seattle Met Magazine’s list of Top Dentists for 2015! You can view the complete list here. Thank you to all of our patients and staff for your support and for making our jobs so enjoyable every day!

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January 13, 2015

TMD vs. TMJ – Which One Is It?

Lately at Orthodontics of Burien, we have been getting a large volume of questions about TMD and TMJ. That’s why we thought it would be beneficial for everybody if we gave an overview of what these acronyms actually stand for, what symptoms you may be experiencing if you are suffering from a jaw disorder, and

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December 23, 2014

To Extract or Not to Extract: That is the Question

Here at our Seattle, WA orthodontics practice, patients often ask us if it’s necessary that they have teeth extracted before getting braces. That’s why we’ve decided to dedicate this blog post to the topic. Removing teeth is sometimes required in order to achieve the best orthodontic results. Straight teeth and a balanced facial profile are

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December 22, 2014

Braces-Friendly Holiday Recipes

Braces-Friendly Holiday Recipes Now that the holiday season is in full swing, many of us are planning get-togethers with friends and family where plenty of food will be enjoyed and shared. While it may seem that there are so many delicious holiday foods off limits to those wearing braces, there are in fact many tasty

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October 21, 2014

Why See An Orthodontist?

Why See an Orthodontist? It’s rather common for people to wonder why they should see an orthodontist instead of a regular dentist when they’re seeking orthodontic treatment. After all, dentists and orthodontists both deal with teeth and both are doctors. While many dentists do offer braces and other orthodontic treatment options like Invisalign, it’s always

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February 25, 2014

Why Isn’t Invisalign Right for Everyone?

An ever-increasing number of teens and adults are choosing to wear Invisalign clear aligners over traditional metal braces. There are many reasons why people have been coming around to this orthodontic treatment option. For instance, the fact that the aligners are transparent, making them virtually invisible, is a big draw. Invisalign patients also enjoy being

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January 10, 2014

Parents: Tips for Your Child’s First Day in Braces

For a youngster, getting braces on their teeth can seem like the end of the world. Many children worry about how braces are going to affect their appearance. They’re also often concerned about the pain associated with having their braces tightened. Dr. Peralta and his staff here at Orthodontics of Burien, your leading Seattle, WA orthodontic

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October 1, 2013

The Importance of Mouthguards for Those in Orthodontic Treatment

Dr. Peralta and his staff here at your leading Seattle, WA orthodontic office would like to wish all our school-aged patients good luck in the 2013-14 school year! Now that school is back in session and fall sports are being played, we’d like to remind our patients wearing braces and other orthodontic appliances of the

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