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Specializes in Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry
344 Cleveland Avenue Se
Tumwater, WA
 

Robert Lee Perlot Jr., MS
Specializes in Orthodontics
1415 Harrison Avenue Nw; Suite 202
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Robert Perlot is an orthodontist in Olympia, WA. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
6120 Capitol Boulevard Se
Tumwater, WA
 

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Specializes in Orthodontics
1934 4th Avenue E
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Thomas Tilson's area of specialization is orthodontics (braces). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Joseph Yolando De Jesus
Specializes in Orthodontics
3242 Capitol Boulevard Se
Tumwater, WA
 

Brendon James Swenson, MS
Specializes in Orthodontics
6344 Littlerock Road Sw; Building 2
Olympia, WA
 

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Specializes in Orthodontics
5320 Corporate Center Loop Se; Suite A
Lacey, WA
 

Dr. Kevin Moss works as an orthodontist in Lacey, WA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moss takes.

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Shafeena Chatur
Specializes in Orthodontics
669 Woodland Square Loop Se
Lacey, WA
 

Dr. Shafeena Chatur works as an orthodontist. On average, patients gave Dr. Chatur a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Orthodontics
5320 Corporate Center Loop Se
Lacey, WA
 

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What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the specialty concerned with moving and adjusting the teeth within the mouth in order to enhance their appearance and improve their function. Orthodontists are dentists with additional training, which allows them to straighten teeth and align jaws in order to give their patients a healthier bite.

When teeth are crooked or don’t bite together well it can lead to social embarrassment as well as serious health problems. Poor jaw alignment can strain the muscles that move the mouth, leading to jaw pain and headaches. Crooked teeth are significantly harder to clean effectively, leading to an increased risk for gum disease and tooth decay. In addition, teeth that are seriously out of place can lead to difficulty speaking or eating.

To move the teeth within the jawbone, orthodontists use dental appliances to put pressure on the teeth. Some are fixed in place; others are removable. Examples of appliances include:

  • Braces, made of metal, ceramic, or plastic
  • Components that enhance braces, such as archwires, elastics, or headgear
  • Clear aligners, or invisible customized trays that fit over the teeth
  • Retainers to prevent teeth from shifting out of their new position

Whether you have overcrowded teeth, a misaligned bite, an overbite, or some other alignment issue, an orthodontist can help you have a healthy and beautiful smile.