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Our Just Cause (Why We Do What We Do – for YOU!)

In the book, The Infinite Game… This text opens a new tab to learn about the book…, Simon Sinek introduces the concept of Just Cause; an overarching statement of an organization’s focus, motivation, and purpose. It guides decisions and actions, and it aims the organization toward the long term objective. The Just Cause transcends an […]

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Winemaker Discusses Invisalign And Lifestyle

Why a testimonial about Invisalign from a winemaker? To be effective, Invisalign aligners should be worn 22 hours per day. As an orthodontist I often hear potential Invisalign patients voice concerns about the potential clash between Invisalign and lifestyle demands, given people’s need to converse with colleagues, entertain clients, and presenting at meetings. To this […]

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Is It Necessary To Remove Teeth For Braces?

A note about extractions in orthodontics It is the goal of orthodontists to achieve a healthy, stable bite and pleasing smile in a conservative and comfortable manner. In most cases this can be achieved without the need to remove teeth. In other cases, there are compelling reasons to remove teeth for braces, and in such cases the pros and […]

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Financial Strategies For Orthodontic Treatment

Paying for orthodontic treatment–what are the main financial resources? There are generally four financial resources for orthodontic treatment: Insurance Employer-sponsored pre-tax plans such as Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts Out-of-pocket funds Third party financing Financial strategies for optimizing your purchasing power Insurance  Orthodontic insurance typically pays 50% of incurred charges up to a lifetime […]

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Join Our Blood Drive!

Another blood drive? Yes! There is a constant need for blood of various types in our community, so we periodically host blood drives to make it convenient for folks to donate. That’s why on Thursday, January 21st, a mobile donation unit from Bloodworks Northwest (Formerly Puget Sound Blood Center) will be stationed in our parking lot from […]