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Treatment for Impacted Teeth – Upper Canines

Impacted upper canines and self-correction

We often hear about impacted teeth, but most patients are not sure what it really means. We will discuss what an impacted upper canine is, why treatment is important, and treatment options available to correct it. What’s an impacted upper canine? An impacted canine is essentially one that is oriented so that it cannot erupt […]

Rescuing Pets From Hurricane Harvey

Rescue pets donate food

What do pets and hurricanes have to do with Seattle? The Northwest has a laudable record of rescuing pets from California as well as areas that have experienced natural disasters. The Seattle Humane Society has taken on displaced pets from the hurricane Harvey-ravaged areas of Texas. As you can imagine, the need for pet food […]

“I’ve Been Told I’m Not A Candidate For Invisalign”

Invisalign clear aligners alternative to braces

How Invisalign Works: Invisalign is an alternative to braces that uses a series of plastic aligners to move teeth. We start with a virtual model of your teeth, and then program individual movements, in small increments, until an ideal virtual bite is achieved. We then plan what is called “overtreatment”, which exaggerates certain movements to […]

An Invitation to Participate in our Ronald McDonald House Supplies Drive

Supplies drive Ronald McDonald House Seattle

Please join Schur Orthodontics in supporting the Seattle Ronald McDonald House We have decided to help support the families and children staying at the Ronald McDonald House.  The Ronald McDonald House provides a caring “home-away-from-home” for families of seriously ill children being treated at Seattle Children’s Hospital.  We periodically do a crafts night there, and the […]

Oral Cancer Awareness Month: Are You at Risk?

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Are you familiar with this deadly disease? According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), an estimated 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer EVERY YEAR and 9,000 U.S. citizens will die from this horrifying disease. Oral cancer’s mortality rate isn’t because it’s hard to diagnose, […]

How to “Spring Clean” Your Dental Health Routine

Spring is just around the corner - could your dental health routine use a refresh?

Warmer weather, budding trees…signs of spring are all around us! The first few glimpses of spring-like weather may send us into a spring cleaning frenzy around our homes and yards. Before you grab your bucket, squeegee, and mop, take a moment to think about your dental health routine. Could it use a little sprucing up? […]

Our Drawing For Mariners Tickets Now Closed

Seattle Mariners baseball

MY, OH MY!  It’s that time of the year: Mariners time! Time to have some FUN, and in Seattle that means going to Safeco Field for a Mariners game!  In celebration of the new season, Schur Orthodontics is giving away a day or night of fun for four. Write a note about whom you would […]

How Clear Aligners Can Enhance Dental Treatment

clear aligners before cosmetic bonding

Clear aligners: what role do they play in cosmetic dental treatment? Please observe the above picture. Notice that the second upper tooth to the patient’s right, the lateral incisor, is positioned behind the lower teeth, in “crossbite”. I drew an orange line showing the gum levels of the two middle teeth, the central incisors. Ideally […]

The Washington State Dental Laboratory Association And Patient Protection

WSDLA dental laboratory disclosure and point of origin legislation

WSDLA Dental Laboratory Registration & Disclosure Bills The WSDLA promotes the principle that dental laboratories must be accountable for providing dentists with accurate information regarding the materials and point of origin of dental restorations. As it now stands, dental laboratories are not required to inform dentists where crowns and other dental restorations are made or what materials they’re […]