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October 17, 2012

Welcome to the Orthodontics of Burien Blog!

Dr. Jorge Peralta and his staff of friendly professionals would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our blog! Dr. Peralta is a leading local Burien and Seattle orthodontist who strives to provide the absolute best treatment and care to make our patients feel confident and excited about their new smile!

Meet Dr. Peralta

Seattle orthodontist Dr. Jorge Peralta attended the University of Nevada-Reno where he studied biochemistry. Because of his stellar academic achievements as an undergrad, he was granted early acceptance into Columbia University, one of the country’s most elite dental schools. Upon graduation, Dr. Peralta received his orthodontic training at the University of Colorado Health Medical Center.

Dr. Peralta is an active member in several professional organizations. He is bilingual and speaks both English and Spanish fluently. He is committed to the Burien community and stays involved in several local school and charity fundraisers. When not in the office, Dr. Peralta enjoys painting, photography, golf, baseball and walking his two dogs.

Orthodontic Treatments We Provide

At our Seattle, WA orthodontic office, we provide an array of orthodontic treatments including metal braces and ceramic braces. Dr. Peralta is a certified Invisalign provider and offers adult orthodontics and the two-phase system.

  • The metal braces we use are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive than metal braces used a few years ago. These are the most common type of braces that are made with high-grade stainless steel. With these braces, you have the option of adding colored elastic ties for a customized, more unique look.
  • The ceramic braces we use are made of a clear material. This makes these braces less visible on the teeth than metal braces. Ceramic braces are most often used by older teens and adults who prefer a more low-profile look when having their teeth straightened. These braces are somewhat fragile and therefore are used more often on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.
  • The Invisalign System consists of a series of clear, removable aligners. When you are wearing Invisalign, most people will not even notice that you are having your teeth straightened as the aligners are nearly invisible. Because the aligners can be removed, you can eat and drink what you want and brush & floss your teeth as usual.

To request a new patient appointment at our office, please fill out and submit the ‘Appointment Request’ form on our website. One of our staff members will then contact you to set an appointment time.

Thanks for visiting our blog! We plan to use this space to share office news and information with you. We also will be posting regular, interesting reading materials here related to the world of orthodontics. Do stop by often to see what’s new! Remember that your smile is your greatest asset so use it often!