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Tips for Avoiding Delays in Your Orthodontic Treatment

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Whether you’re wearing traditional metal or clear braces, Invisalign® or another appliance, if you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment you are probably much(!) more excited about the end result than going through the treatment process itself. After months or even years of commitment to your orthodontic journey, the last thing you want is more time added to Read more…

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Braces Giving You a Dry Mouth? Here are Seven Simple Solutions

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Getting orthodontic treatment can be one of the most rewarding decisions you make in your life; aside from the health and functional benefits of having straight teeth and a proper bite, the increased confidence and self-esteem that comes with having a beautiful smile has a positive affect on all areas of life, from school and Read more…

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How to Prevent White Spots from Forming on Teeth While Wearing Braces

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The day your braces finally come off should be one of celebration. You should feel good about what you see when you smile in the mirror. But for some patients, that’s not entirely the case: While their teeth may be straight and bite corrected, they notice a new problem has developed—white spots on their teeth. Read more…

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Invisalign Results-Before and After Photos

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Wondering what kind of results you can expect with Invisalign® clear aligners? Well, wonder no more! Today we’re sharing several before and after photos (courtesy of in a single graphic that you can download or pin for future reference. Clear Aligner Therapy for Teens and Adults As you’ll see in the photos below, Invisalign® Read more…

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6 Month Smiles® Before and After Photos

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If you’re looking for 6 Month Smiles® Before and After Photos, you’ve come to the right place! Not only are we sharing the photos with you (courtesy of, but we’ve compiled the entire collection into one handy graphic so that you can easily download, pin and share all of the images in one shot. Read more…

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4 Facts That Will Change Your Mind About Traditional Metal Braces

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With the emergence of Invisalign® and clear and tooth-colored braces, you may be wondering why traditional metal braces didn’t go the way of the cassette tape years ago. The truth is, metal braces are not only far from obsolete, they actually offer some advantages over other orthodontic treatment options. In this post we’ll focus on Read more…

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Damon®System and Damon®Clear Braces for Kids, Teens and Adults in Vancouver, WA

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Here at Vancouver Orthodontic Specialists, PLLC, we offer a variety of state-of-the-art treatment options to ensure our patients receive the highest quality of care while keeping office visits, discomfort and overall treatment time to a minimum. Today’s post provides an overview of one of those options—Damon®System. What is Damon®System? The Damon®System is more than just Read more…

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Affordable and Convenient Orthodontic Treatment for Adults in Vancouver, WA

You're never too old for a healthy, confident smile!

According to a survey conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment reached an all-time high in recent years, and that number continues to grow today. It’s no surprise, really—with the latest in technological advances and variety of treatment options to choose from, addressing your orthodontic concerns as Read more…

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