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Clear Braces – Tukwila, WA

Who Should Consider Orthodontics?

  • Gapped
  • Crowded
  • Crooked
  • Difficult to keep clean
  • Worn down due to misalignment
  • Disrupting alignment of your jaw
  • Dr. Timmerman recommends an orthodontic evaluation for all patients over the age of 7. However, the majority of our orthodontic patients are adults who didn’t have access to braces growing up. There is no age restriction on orthodontics, and a large number of the people we treat are adults who simply want a more beautiful, confident smile.

    Adults who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth or have experienced complications due to tooth crowding are ideal candidates for our services.

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    Discreetly Straighten Teeth With Invisalign® Clear Braces

    Crooked teeth, gaps in your smile, or misaligned bite? If you need braces but aren’t interested in the traditional bracket-and-wire systems, we have a clear alternative—Invisalign®!

    Straight Teeth without Metal Braces

    We offer a full menu of in-house orthodontic options for our patients to choose from. Now, there’s no need to travel back and forth between your traditional family dentist and a separate orthodontic office. We make it convenient for you to get everything you need in one central location options for clear braces in Tukwila, WA.

    Dr. Timmerman implements a variety of therapies, including:

    Invisalign® Clear Braces

    Adults and teens can benefit from our in-house Invisalign orthodontic treatment. Invisalign is a comfortable way to almost invisibly straighten your teeth. It uses clear alignment trays that are worn over your natural teeth to shift them.

    Six Month Smiles

    Want straight teeth, but don’t want to wait TWO YEARS to get them? Six Month Smiles uses cosmetic braces consisting of tooth-colored brackets and wires that only move the teeth that show when you smile. The average treatment time is about 6 months, the common interval between dental cleanings

    Inman Aligners

    What if you could straighten your teeth without braces? The Inman Aligner is a modern dental retainer-like device that can make your teeth look straight in just 6 to 18 weeks. Inman Aligners are ideal for correcting the location and appearance of your front teeth. They provide fast and effective treatment with long-term results. Most patients complete their treatment between 2 to 5 months, because of how effective the alignment process is. It’s also extremely affordable!

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    Improving More Than Crooked Teeth

    Invisalign can transform how your smile looks by giving you beautiful, straight teeth. This has numerous benefits beyond cosmetic improvements, though. Crooked teeth increase the risk that bacterial plaque from food debris becomes trapped between the crevices of teeth. This plaque, if it hardens into tartar, can cause cavities and lead to the development of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease.

    Why Choose South Seattle Smiles for Clear Braces?

    Patients of All Ages Welcome
    Dentist with over 20 Years of Experience
    Compassionate Dental Team

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    Clear Braces FAQs

    Discover answers to the most common questions about clear braces. Whether you’re considering orthodontic treatment or simply curious about this discreet option, our FAQs will provide you with valuable insights. Learn about the benefits, process, maintenance, and more to make an informed decision for your smile transformation.
    Clear braces are typically made of a transparent ceramic material or a clear plastic material called polycarbonate.
    Clear braces work similarly to traditional metal braces. They apply gentle pressure on the teeth to gradually move them into the desired position over time.
    While clear braces are designed to be resistant to staining, they can still discolor slightly over time if proper oral hygiene is not maintained. Regular brushing and avoiding certain foods and drinks can help prevent discoloration.
    In general, clear braces tend to be slightly more expensive than traditional metal braces due to the materials used and the additional manufacturing processes involved. However, the exact cost can vary depending on the orthodontic practice and the specific treatment needs.
    The duration of treatment with clear braces varies depending on the complexity of the case and the individual’s response to treatment. On average, treatment with clear braces can range from 12 to 24 months.
    Clear braces can be used to treat a wide range of orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, and bite misalignments. However, in more severe or complex cases, traditional metal braces or other orthodontic appliances may be recommended.
    Clear braces are designed to be more comfortable than traditional metal braces. The smooth edges and materials used in clear braces help minimize discomfort and irritation to the gums and inner cheeks.
    Typically, orthodontic visits are scheduled every 4 to 6 weeks during clear braces treatment. These visits allow the orthodontist to monitor the progress, make adjustments, and ensure the treatment is on track.
    Yes, you can still engage in sports and play musical instruments while wearing clear braces. However, it’s recommended to wear a protective mouthguard during contact sports to protect both the braces and your teeth.
    To clean clear braces, you should brush your teeth after every meal and rinse your mouth with water to remove any food particles. It’s also important to clean the braces themselves using a soft toothbrush or an interdental brush to remove any plaque or debris that may accumulate.
    Meet Tukwila’s Most Trusted Dentist

    Meet Your Dentist

    Get to Know Lance Timmerman, DMD, PS

    Born and raised in Kirkland, Dr. Timmerman believes that a true dentist is also an artist, and he even displays works of art in our dental office (including a sculpture he made with his own hands) to demonstrate his aesthetic-minded eye.

    Seeing people smile brighter after their appointments is always a joy, which is why his dental office is open to new patients and families who are ready to achieve the dental health and happiness they deserve. If you’d like to learn more about him, just keep reading below.

    Read What Our Patients Are Saying

    Our patients enjoy the very best when it comes to speed, convenience, and quality of care, and they just love talking about it online!
    Tim Ricks
    5/5
    1 month ago
    Dr Timmerman is a real pro. He is a gifted crafter of smiles . All on 6 in my case. For years i havent publicly smiled at anyone. My natural teeth had reached the end. Enter Seattle Smiles to give me a solution that restored confidence in myself to present my true self to the world again. The consultation was thorough and very educational to me. Its tough to hear you cant keep your natural teeth anymore but Dr Timmerman did great explaining my options and being honest about the consequences for my oral and general health. I trusted the Dr completely and he did a terrific job on my all on 6 (upper and lower) restoration. Prep and Surgery was well prepared and almost completely painless . Its amazing from the quality of the work performed to the underlying advanced tech to the craftsmenship of my new smile and the great support of Holly to help me explore potential coverage under my health insurance. 1st class staff, top notch Dentist and full support of this journey. On to healing and getting final set late this summer. Very pleased with the results. My wife says she doesnt want me to go out in public because “I look too good”. Thanks Dr Timmerman and staff, you changed my life .
    Kalena Mina
    5/5
    2 months ago
    Dr. Timmerman is exceptionally skilled and friendly. He exhibits a gentle touch when working on your teeth. His staff is also very welcoming. I once witnessed Dr. Timmerman performing an emergency tooth repair for someone I knew, and he did an excellent job. I wouldn’t consider going to anyone else. My trust in Dr. Timmerman is unwavering at 100%. When it comes to cosmetic dental work, Dr. Timmerman is, without a doubt, the best!
    Lorri Kurth
    5/5
    10 months ago
    I use Dr.Timmerman for Botox and I’m happy with my results. They were able to get me in the same day. Thank you!!
    Mai Trinh
    5/5
    1 year ago
    Dr. Timmerman took good care of his clients,he’s professional ,friendly,he’s always use the new technology …Thank you very much Dr.Timmerman and all staffs what you have done for me.
    Cherie Lang
    5/5
    1 year ago
    Lance and staff do great work. Lance is a very talented dentist. Gail cleaned my teeth today and she’s a soothing soul. Nice to have someone like that in a dental office😉
    Andrew Waters
    5/5
    2 years ago
    I have lived in the south Seattle area for 10 years and this is by far the best Dental office I have found in the area. Fast, efficient, and pleasant service. Exceptionally skilled and experienced staff. The dental work I have had done at this office is, hands down, the best quality I have ever had done (and I have had a lot done) Exceptional. Highly recommended.
    margaret english
    5/5
    2 years ago
    If you have embarrassment or fears concerning your teeth /mouth condition this is the place to come. Very professional! They put you immediately at ease. My teeth are in horrible condition. It was difficult for me to even make the apt as I’m so embarrassed to even open my mouth. From the receptionist to the doctor I was treated as if I was the only patient they had that day. They even helped me get financing! Make the call today you won’t be sorry.
    Pam Hendrickson
    5/5
    2 years ago
    Best dentist ever! I’ve been seeing Dr. Timmerman for over 20 years and he has done some really great work keeping my teeth looking and feeling good each and every year! My last visit was for teeth cleaning and the hygienist did a great job. They sparkle now and feel great.

    Straighten Your Smile: Effortless Alignment, Confident You!

  • Teeth Without the Noticeable Appearance of Traditional Braces
  • Smooth Edges and No Irritating Wires for a Pleasant Orthodontic Experience
  • Clear Braces that Allow Easy Brushing, Eating, and Socializing without Disruptions or Restrictions
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