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What’s the Best Clear Aligner? (Buyer Beware!)

Want to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets? Clear aligners are an excellent choice. But: Not all clear aligners are the same. Each has its own set of policies that you should be aware of as a buyer. So read this blog to learn what you should ask and consider when seeking the […]

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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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St. Patrick’s Day Contest Winner!

In case you missed it, we recently held a St. Patrick’s Day contest where you had to guess how many pieces of candy were in the jar. The prize?! The jar of candy (yeah, we know…) and two passes to a local movie theatre in Bellevue! And my goodness, some of you were SOOOO CLOSE. But […]

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Invisalign: What’s The Latest?

Invisalign–the latest developments Invisalign just released the latest version of their appliance, known as G7. The engineers at Invisalign constantly work to improve treatment outcomes and predictability through computer modeling and listening to the feedback of orthodontists in the field. The latest version focuses on three important improvements: Better control of upper lateral incisors, which are […]

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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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Supporting the Ronald McDonald House

Please join our office in supporting the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle. The Ronald McDonald House provides a caring “home-away-from-home” for families of seriously ill children being treated at Seattle Children’s Hospital. By supporting the Ronald McDonald House, you are providing support for some very appreciative folks who are going through challenging circumstances. We periodically do […]

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New to Bellevue? Check Out Our Recommendations!

Did you recently move to the Bellevue area? Let us be the first to say welcome! We know it can be overwhelming when you move to a new city: choosing a new dentist and orthodontist, finding your go-to grocery store, even deciding which dry cleaners to use – the decisions might seem endless! As long-time […]

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Schur Orthodontics Team Member Spotlight: Tina!

A word from Schur Orthodontics’ scheduling coordinator, Tina:   Professional life: I started working for Schur orthodontics as scheduling coordinator in October of 2013. My favorite part of my job is helping people deal with the challenges of working orthodontic appointments into their busy lives in a way that is not disruptive. I want to make […]