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“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 […]

February is American Heart Month – Are You Listening?

Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer for women in America?

Since 1964, American presidents have been warning the American public about the very real danger of heart disease. Why? Each year, one out of every three deaths in America is caused by heart disease. This is more than any other deadly disease, including cancer. Because of this, the month of February has been designated as […]

5 Valuable Tips to Beat Tooth Sensitivity

5 Tips to Beat Tooth Sensitivity-blog

Gulp – ouch! You just took a sip of your favorite drink and are now experiencing a sharp pain through your teeth. Does this scenario sound familiar? Maybe it’s your favorite hot or cold dish that’s setting off these pains. Either way, you may have sensitive teeth. Several factors could trigger tooth sensitivity pain, including […]