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We’re going virtual!

Dear Patients,

In order to ensure the safety of our patients, our team and the community at large during the COVID-19 outbreak, we are proactively adapting the way that we provide orthodontic treatment. What this means for you:

  • Dental Monitoring patients will continue as usual, with weekly remote checkups.
  • For Invisalign, if you haven’t already, you may come by to pick-up additional aligners. Call us when you’re coming and we’ll bring the aligners to your car.
  • Emergencies will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please call us and we’ll work with you:  (253) 852-7210
  • All new patient consultations will be conducted virtually! If you or a family member have been considering orthodontics- we will meet you where you are. Simply click here to start.

If we haven’t spoken already we will reach out shortly if you have an upcoming appointment to discuss the best option for your family.

Please know that we remain committed to the importance of your healthcare, comfort and safety. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 updates, and will communicate further based on the expert advice of government departments, public health authorities and healthcare professionals.

We promise to keep you updated through this dynamic situation, and we look forward to continuing to make you smile.

Stay well,

Dr. Soper, Dr. Stout & The Advanced Orthodontics Team

ADVANCED ORTHODONTICS INTRODUCES VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS & CONSULTATIONS

ADVANCED ORTHODONTICS INTRODUCES VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS

Remote treatment monitoring reduces in-office visits and speeds up total treatment time

March 12, 2020 (Burien, WA) – Advanced Orthodontics announces the addition of remote patient treatment monitoring in its three Seattle-area practice locations: Bellevue, Burien and Kent, WA. The goal of this new patient-focused service is to reduce the frequency of office visits, give doctors even more data on treatment progress, and reduce total treatment time. 

Powered by Dental MonitoringTM, this innovative treatment option allows patients to take weekly photos of their smile via an app on their smartphone. Dr. Barton Soper reviews the detailed images to track the progress of treatment in real time. He connects with patients by text message for any adjustments that are necessary or if he feels that an in-office visit is indicated.

“Patients still receive a personalized treatment plan from an orthodontic specialist after an in-person consultation and the appropriate records are taken,” says Dr. Soper. “Most importantly, they’ll still receive the highest level of care from our team, just without as many in-person checkups.”

With COVID-19 circulating in the Seattle area, virtual appointments allow for patients to take extra precautions regarding their health and abide by guidelines for self-quarantine and social distancing, which are important tools in managing disease transmission. The American College of Physicians issued a statement to this effect, urging greater use of telehealth tools to combat community spread.

“At Advanced Orthodontics we continually refine our orthodontic treatment process to ensure our patients achieve the best possible results, in a way that best fits their lives,” concludes Dr. Soper.

New patient consultations can be conducted virtually too! If you or a family member have been considering orthodontics- we will meet you where you are. Simply click here to start.

About Advanced Orthodontics

Orthodontist Dr. Barton Soper and his team work together to create a warm, friendly, and always-lively atmosphere where conversation is encouraged and smiles come naturally. Our practice utilizes the most advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques available today, including the latest in traditional metal self-ligating braces, clear braces, Suresmile Braces, Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, and Invisalign First. Advanced Orthodontics values patients’ time, with convenient office hours, minimal wait time for appointments, and virtual appointments with Dental Monitoring. Learn more at advancedo.com/dental-monitoring

 

Stickables, The Newest Accessory for Your Child’s Smile

If you’re a parent of a 6-9 year old, you’re going to want to know about Stickables. They’re the newest release by Invisalign – the leading manufacturer of clear orthodontic aligners – and your kiddo is going to be interested.

While many parents come to our practice with teens, we (and the American Association of Orthodontics) actually advocate having your child seen by age 7.  Why? At this early age, a trained orthodontic eye can spot development and, in certain cases, begin treatment that will ease and shorten your child’s overall need for orthodontic work.

But, getting back to the point: What are Stickables??? Stickables are fun stickers that are specifically designed to decorate your child’s Invisalign aligners. They’re non-toxic, totally safe, and super fun! Below are some of the reasons we at, Advanced Orthodontics, love them too:

  • Our youngest patients can have fun customizing their aligners to show off their treatment and new smile
  • Stickables give kids a sense of control and autonomy in their treatment
  • They allow you, the parent, to embrace your kid’s unique style – strengthening your relationship during the difficult tween years and increasing their self-confidence.
  • Less commitment – more style.
    • Remember the fun of picking your bracket colors for halloween only to wish they were something new come November? Stickables can swap out with each aligner – 2 weeks tops!
    • And, unlike colored bands on brackets, your child can swap out their designs on their own, as often as they’d like!
  • Harder to lose – not quite invisible means these aligners are less likely to get tossed in a napkin at the lunch table and subsequently trashed.
    •  Translation for grown-ups: less money spent on replacement aligners
  • Bottom line: Invisalign stickables makes wearing aligners fun!

At Advanced Orthodontics, we are always working to create a fun environment where we build real relationships with our patients and their families. Your child’s self confidence along with a healthy smile are of utmost importance – it’s one of the reasons we love Stickables.

If your child is approaching their 7th birthday (or if it’s already passed) and their smile is begging for some stickables style – contact our practice. We offer complimentary consultations – virtually or in-person – and will build a customized treatment plan based on your child’s needs. We have flexible financing and low down payments. We can’t wait to meet you!

Click on the CONTACT US BUTTON on your screen to schedule a complimentary in-person consultation!

Invisalign First – Now Available For Kids as Young as Seven!

 

A clear solution for our littlest patients
At Advanced Orthodontics, we highly recommend having your child seen by an experienced orthodontist around their 7th birthday. Why so soon? Early orthodontic treatment isn’t for everyone but in specific cases, a child comes to us with moderate to severe orthodontic issues that just can’t wait for later treatment. This is referred to as Phase 1 treatment and it happens before all of a child’s permanent teeth have erupted.

However we know it’s hard to imagine your little one in braces at such an early age. That’s why we’re excited to tell you that Invisalign is now an option for our younger patients in need of Phase 1 treatment! The same impressive Invisalign technology adapted for children who have mixed adult and juvenile teeth, who are 7 to 10-years-old.

The benefits are clear
The technology has the same benefits Invisalign has always offered: no food restrictions, no change in brushing or cleaning, and less chance of emergency visits. We know your child’s health is precious – this technology was extensively tested prior to release and our orthodontic specialists have found it to be a great tool for early orthodontic treatment.

No goop, no worries!
At Advanced Orthodontics, we utilize state-of-the-art, iTero® digital scanner, which is used to take 3D impressions on each patient, allowing us to permanently retire that uncomfortable, gooey, impressions material that is typically used. At the same time, it provides more precise information for better fitting appliances and enables shorter appointment times.

Contact us today!
If your child is approaching their seventh birthday or recently passed that milestone, click below for a complimentary consultation at Advanced Orthodontics and ask us about Invisalign First!

The team at Advanced Orthodontics truly loves working with patients of all ages and building relationships while creating beautiful, confident, healthy and personalized smiles. We believe one of our greatest rewards is the first time a patient sees their smile in the mirror after treatment. We can’t wait to meet you!

 

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