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Famous Brace Faces

Stylized image of Emma Watson, Niall Horan and Gwen Stefani wearing braces

While it’s common for kids and adults alike to feel insecure about how they’ll look with braces, these celebs prove that you can proudly rock your brace face and look good doing it, even in the midst of the spotlight! Emma Watson The Harry Potter actress gained her magical smile by wearing braces back in Read more…

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Posted in General Ortho Info, Teens

Feb 5th is VDA’s First Friday Downtown

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If you’re looking for something fun to do this Friday, check out February 5th’s edition of First Friday Downtown in the Vancouver Arts District, sponsored by Vancouver’s Downtown Association. A variety of events featuring the original works of some amazing artists will be hosted by merchants in the area. Highlights include: Boomerang Coffee House (808 Read more…

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Posted in Local Happenings

Get the Perfect Smile You’ve Always Wanted in as Little as Six Months!

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Are you self-conscious about your smile, but don’t relish the idea of having a mouth full of metal for a year or more? Do you want a perfect smile to compliment that perfect wedding dress you found, but worry there’s not enough time before the Big Day to do anything about it? Whether you want Read more…

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Affordable Orthodontist in Vancouver, WA

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At Vancouver Orthodontic Specialists, we understand that budget is a concern for many families; that is why we aim to make orthodontic treatment affordable for everyone with our military and union discounts, flexible payment plans, and by accepting most insurances and many PPOs. You don’t have to compromise on the quality of your family’s orthodontic Read more…

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Google Reviews

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Calling all (former and current) patients!! Would you be willing to take a moment or two to leave us a review on Google? We value your feedback and it not only helps us, but it also helps those seeking an orthodontist for the first time to make an informed decision. If you aren’t sure how to Read more…

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Braces Friendly Snacks

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Snack options for those wearing braces are not as limited as some might think. For a brief period following the initial installation of braces and again after subsequent adjustments, one may need to stick to softer foods. But for the rest of the time, snack options are wide open…well, almost. Read on for a rundown Read more…

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Orthodontic Retainer FAQ


Many who seek orthodontic treatment are under the impression that once the braces come off they can say goodbye to their orthodontist forever. But, the reality is that straightening teeth with braces or Invisalign® is only part of the story; once the teeth have been aligned, retention (wearing a retainer) is necessary to stabilize the Read more…

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8 Signs That Your Child May Need Braces

8 signs your child may need braces

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children have their first orthodontic check up by age 7, as early orthodontic care can minimize issues that would require more extensive treatment or even surgery later on in a child’s life. And while orthodontists have specialized training that allow them to detect subtle abnormalities that would go Read more…

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Posted in General Ortho Info, Parents

8 Questions to Ask During Your Orthodontic Consultation

8 questions to ask during your first orthodontic visit

If you are considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child, the first step on that journey will be the initial consultation and exam. During this appointment the doctor will determine whether treatment is needed, and if so will develop a customized treatment plan based on your specific needs. This is also the time to Read more…

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Memorial Day Thanks

Memorial Day

Vancouver Orthodontic Specialists, PLLC would like to thank all U.S. service men and women and families for your dedication and sacrifice.

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