Best Orthodontist Nearby
At Dr. Andrew Kapust's orthodontic office, our team of orthodontic professionals is dedicated to creating a flawless experience for our clients.
We are conveniently located in Olympia Washington close to Olympia High School.
Dr. Andrew Kapust is one of few orthodontists in the Pacific Northwest to be board certified in both orthodontics and pediatric dentistry.
We take pride in providing our clients with the highest quality orthodontic care. Click Here to Schedule an Appointment.
Our options for orthodontic treatments include the following...
Metal Braces (Traditional Braces)
These braces are made of metal brackets and wires. They are the most common type of braces.
Metal braces are traditional braces that you are used to seeing or imagining when you think of braces.
However, modern metal braces are far more comfortable due to their smaller brackets making the braces smaller and less noticeable than the notorious "metal-mouth" braces that many adults remember.
Newer metal braces also use heat-activated archwires that use your body heat in order to help your teeth move more quickly and less painful than in the past.
Pros: Metal braces are the least expensive type of braces. They are also easily customizable and kids can change colors to fit their liking.
Cons: They are the most noticeable type of orthodontic treatment.
Clear braces are the same size and shape as metal braces. The only difference is that they have a clear translucent color on the brackets. This texture is used to blend with the teeth making them less noticeable. Some even use tooth-colored wires to be even less noticeable.
Pros: They are harder to notice than metal braces and they work to move teeth faster than clear plastic aligners (Invisalign).
Cons: They have a higher price point and can stain easily if you do not care for them properly.
Invisalign is made of a series of 18 to 30 mouth guard-like clear plastic aligners. These aligners are replaced every two weeks and are removable.
Pros: They are close to invisible. Patients can eat and drink whatever they want during orthodontic treatment.
Cons: Invisalign is not appropriate for extensive orthodontic treatment. They are easily lost and expensive to replaced. Based on the patient, treatment can take longer than traditional braces.
Early Orthodontic Treatment
Children nowadays tend to get orthodontic treatment early on rather than later in life. More and more children are undergoing preventative treatment early on at age 7 or younger. This aids in proper development early on in the child’s life.
The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that all children receive an orthodontic screening by age 7. Permanent teeth generally begin to come in at age 6 or 7. It is at this point that orthodontic problems become apparent.
After removing your braces, the retention process begins. The retention process lasts about 6 months or longer. Retainers play a huge roll in the final outcome of your orthodontic treatment. It is important to keep your retainer properly cleaned during the treatment process.
Why Kids Need Braces
There are a number of reasons why children may undergo orthodontic treatment. Indications that children may need orthodontic treatment include, crooked, overlapping, or overcrowding of the teeth.
Another reason a child may undergo orthodontic treatment is a Malocclusion. Malocclusion is when there is a difference of size between the top and bottom jaws causing the overall bite to be off. These result in overbite or underbite.
In some cases, orthodontic problems are caused by accidents and losing baby teeth too early. It can also be caused by frequent thumb sucking.
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