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April 17, 2019

Which Braces Are Best for an Overbite?

If you or your child have an overbite, chances are you’ve considered braces, had braces already, or have been recommended braces by a dentist. Overbites occur when the upper teeth in the mouth protrude over the bottom row of teeth. They are quite common, contributing to roughly 70% of dental-related problems. Luckily, braces are often

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little girl and mother in an orthodontist's office

March 7, 2019

5 Questions to Ask an Orthodontist During a Consultation Visit

A healthy smile isn’t just a functional need; It’s also critical for proper speech as well as maintaining your confidence. Choosing the right orthodontist is of the utmost importance, as you’ll be building a multi-year professional and interpersonal relationship with him or her. Many orthodontists, like our own Burien and West Seattle orthodontist Dr. Jorge

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January 31, 2019

Floss Like a Boss: Tips for Beating Plaque with Braces

As your Burien and West Seattle orthodontist, Peralta Orthodontics wants you to be prepared for the adjustments to your diet and oral hygiene that come with braces. Due to their construction, traditional braces can make flossing and brushing with standard tools difficult. The key to navigating oral hygiene with orthodontics is knowing which alternative tools

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December 13, 2018

Holiday Oral Health: Braces Edition

The holiday season brings with it tidings of good cheer, heaping amounts of delicious foods, and candied treats. While there is nothing wrong with a person who has braces to partake in the good cheer or to enjoy a feast or two, when that person indulges in candied treats, it could put their teeth at

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October 23, 2018

Seattle’s Best and Safest Neighborhoods for Trick-or-Treating

On any given day of the week, kids running from door to asking for candy be a cause for alarm, but on All Hallows’ Eve, it’s acceptable. Yet, just because it’s acceptable doesn’t mean that you must proceed without caution. If you want to worry less about your kids’ safety and enjoy the night with

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October 1, 2018

Braces & Fall Sports – 4 Important Safety Tips

If you have kids, you understand that the arrival of fall does not just mean back to school – it also means the start of school sports and activities. Football, soccer, field hockey and other fall sports teams have all already begun practicing in preparation for that first big game, which is exciting but nerve

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August 22, 2018

How Effective Are Mail-Order At-Home Aligners?

Many patients, mostly adult, who are looking for a quick and easy way to realign a slightly crooked smile tend to consider the newly popular mail-order, at-home clear aligners, but not without some good questions. These systems are frequently touted as a way to save money while still gaining the benefits of premium orthodontic care

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August 3, 2018

How to Make the Most of Summer in Seattle

Summer is an easy, breezy season when you can play and enjoy the beautiful outdoor splendor of Seattle. It’s also a great time for you or your child to start orthodontic treatment. Schedules are often more flexible, making it easier to keep appointments as well as grow accustomed to new appliances without the pressure of

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June 4, 2018

What Kind of Toothbrush Should I Use With Braces?

Once your West Seattle orthodontist puts braces on your teeth, you’ll be well on your way toward the straight and healthy smile you deserve! While it does take a little time to adjust to having braces, before long, you’ll be completely used to wearing those appliances on your teeth. Importance of Oral Hygiene Oral hygiene

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May 18, 2018

Are Orthodontists Dentists? And Other FAQs

With so many patients seeing our Burien and West Seattle orthodontist to improve their smiles, we’ve answered many questions here at Peralta Orthodontics over the years. Because we’re often asked if orthodontists like Dr. Peralta are dentists as well, we thought we’d answer that question here in case it’s something you’re wondering about. We’ve also

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