A beautiful straight smile

What Types of Braces Are There?

  With so many teeth straightening options available today, it definitely can get overwhelming trying to decide which to choose. But don’t worry! This quick blog will discuss the characteristics of the five most common types and what sets them apart. What are the different types of braces? Through the years, braces have dramatically evolved. […]

Invisalign clear aligners alternative to braces

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

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 […]

Madeline wins Schur Orthodontics Eastside Community Crawl Gift Card

Schur Orthodontics Community Crawl Winner!

The Schur Orthodontics Eastside Community Crawl has a winner! The Community Crawl was a big success, and we’d like to thank all of you who participated. The winner has received her $300.00 Bellevue Collection gift card, just in time for the season, if you know what I mean! The card is good at the shops […]

Self-ligating braces and evidence-based care

Self-Ligating Braces: Do They Deliver What’s Promised?

What are self-ligating braces (brackets)? Self-ligating brackets feature a sliding gate or door that holds the wire in place, as opposed to the colored elastic ties that are used with traditional braces. The are manufactured and marketed by various orthodontic supply companies. Like traditional brackets, they are available in metal and clear versions. What advantages […]

Safety of orthodontic appliances

Safety of Orthodontic Appliances

Why do I bring up safety of orthodontic appliances? Safety of orthodontic treatment and appliances is our main concern. There’s a movement in the dental laboratory world to require that patients be informed of foreign-made restorations, such as crowns and veneers. Some U.S. labs have their restorations made overseas, and that may mean that they’re not […]

When will braces be removed?

Braces: How To Minimize Treatment Time

      What factors affect when braces will be removed? While the orthodontist is the engineer of your treatment, with either braces or Invisalign the reality is that the vast majority of tooth movement occurs under your watch. This means that you have a big part to play in determining how long your treatment […]

Invisalign, braces, or both? How to decide.

Invisalign, Braces, or Both????

Invisalign is a system of clear aligners that are an alternative to wearing braces. They tend to be comfortable, visually pleasing, and convenient in that you remove them to eat, to clean your teeth, and for dental visits. With those advantages, why do braces still exist? Good question! The answer lies in the fact that […]