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Issaquah Highlands Orthodontics

If your crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth make you feel self-conscious about your smile, you are a good candidate for orthodontics. No matter which method of correction you choose, our dentist is committed to quality care and exceptional results.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

All types of braces put pressure on your teeth which cause them to slowly shift positions. Before you receive your new braces, our dentist creates a treatment plan showing how your teeth should look when the braces are removed. Orthodontia has improved greatly in the past several years, which means that you have more options for straightening your teeth and can expect a shorter duration of treatment than in the past.

Length of Treatment

Your age, the severity of your orthodontic issues, and the treatment you choose all play a role in how long you can expect to wear braces. You ultimately control the duration of your treatment through your commitment to following instructions and proper oral hygiene. You will have the opportunity to discuss orthodontic options, cost, and expected treatment time with your doctor during your initial consultation.

Types of Braces

Ceramic/Clear Braces

We create ceramic braces with clear material so they are less visible to others. Because ceramic braces are larger and more prone to breaking than metal braces, you must commit to proper oral hygiene. Most patients choose ceramic braces for their upper or front teeth and traditional braces on lower teeth.

Clear Aligners

Also known as Invisalign®, clear aligners consist of a set of removable acrylic trays that gently move your teeth into place. You can easily remove them to eat, drink, and care for your oral hygiene. You switch to a new aligner approximately every two weeks. Other people usually can’t discern when you’re wearing clear aligners.

Gold Braces

Gold braces are constructed of stainless steel and coated in gold. You may appreciate gold braces if you want to make a fashion statement and don’t mind others knowing about your orthodontic treatment.

Lingual Braces

We create lingual braces from metal and customize them to the exact shape of your teeth. Lingual braces are installed behind your teeth, therefore making them invisible to others.

Self-Ligating Braces

We use the same type of materials to create self-ligating braces that we use for traditional metal braces. The major difference is there is no elastic involved in treatment, which means that you don’t have to come in for check-ups so often. Instead of elastic, we use a specialized clip to ensure that the archwire guides your teeth to the desired position.

Traditional Metal Braces

These types of braces remain the most popular option in orthodontic treatment. Patients consistently report satisfaction with comfort and results. You have the option of choosing different colored wiring at each visit for a unique look throughout your treatment.

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Sue Skelton

5.0
2016-03-05T06:29:59+00:00

Sue Skelton

DrVanama a great dentist! She is professional, warm and very thorough. She also has massage chairs, warm blankets and TV's so it is a more relaxed experience. I would reccommend her to anyone.

We are very glad to have her in our area

My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Vanama. We began with her when she was first getting started in the Highlands. She has always taken very good care of both of us and has continued to make us feel comfortable and at ease in her office. She and her staff always have a welcoming attitude! We have recommended her to several of our friends. We are very glad to have her in our area.

Elizabeth Watkins

5.0
2016-03-05T06:29:23+00:00

Elizabeth Watkins

My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Vanama. We began with her when she was first getting started in the Highlands. She has always taken very good care of both of us and has continued to make us feel comfortable and at ease in her office. She and her staff always have a welcoming attitude! We have recommended her to several of our friends. We are very glad to have her in our area.

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Kathryn Campbell

5.0
2016-03-05T06:28:00+00:00

Kathryn Campbell

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My best dental experience ever!!

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Pratyusha Naidu

5.0
2016-03-05T06:27:12+00:00

Pratyusha Naidu

Right from the start, I knew this was the office for me! All of the staff members were warm, caring, and highly skilled. Dr. Vanama really took the time to identify my concerns and problems, which made me feel confident in the treatment that I was receiving. My best dental experience ever!! Thanks 🙂

Vanama and her team provide the best possible care

Always a great experience, Dr. Vanama has a very calming manner and Joelle is a killer hygienist, (in a good way!) My family and I look forward to our visits because we know how important good oral health is to our futures and that Dr. Vanama and her team provide the best possible care. I would and have recommended this office to friends and family.

Ed Wilhelme

5.0
2016-03-29T14:55:23+00:00

Ed Wilhelme

Always a great experience, Dr. Vanama has a very calming manner and Joelle is a killer hygienist, (in a good way!) My family and I look forward to our visits because we know how important good oral health is to our futures and that Dr. Vanama and her team provide the best possible care. I would and have recommended this office to friends and family.

She is very professional, thorough, and thoughtful

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Susan Draughon

5.0
2016-03-29T14:56:06+00:00

Susan Draughon

I have been seeing Dr. Vanama for my dental needs for several years. She is very professional, thorough, and thoughtful. When it is necessary to refer me to a specialist, she has the specialist come to her office for the convenience of the patient. I highly recommend Dr. Vanama.

I have much confidence in her as a dentist

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Nicholas Moe

5.0
2016-03-29T14:56:41+00:00

Nicholas Moe

I have been a patient of Dr. Vanama for several years during which my experiences have been very positive. She is very approachable in regard to questions and finding the best course of treatment. I have much confidence in her as a dentist. Thank you.

Dr. Vanama is very knowledgeable and very likable

Every time I go to Discovery Dental I am completely satisfied with their services. Dr. Vanama is very knowledgeable and very likable. This is the first time I have ever had any dental work done and Dr. Vanama was very helpful throughout the entire process. I have never had a bad experience! I look forward to every visit

Alyason Mitchell

5.0
2016-03-29T14:58:17+00:00

Alyason Mitchell

Every time I go to Discovery Dental I am completely satisfied with their services. Dr. Vanama is very knowledgeable and very likable. This is the first time I have ever had any dental work done and Dr. Vanama was very helpful throughout the entire process. I have never had a bad experience! I look forward to every visit
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