Our Orthodontic Services
Each person deserves a smile that they feel uniquely and accurately defines them. For those whose teeth are crooked, crowded, or have gaps, orthodontics will create the perfectly aligned smile that truly reflects YOU.
At Zuroff Orthodontics we offer treatment solutions for all ages that are individualized to your needs and will give you a healthy, straight smile!
Here are some of our orthodontic services:
For a smile that will go straight to the heart!
Christina, Actual Patient
Lacia, Actual Patient
Marlando, Actual Patient
Questions About Our Orthodontic Services?
Get the answers below.
- Will I have to wear metal braces?
Braces have come a long way in the last few years. Wire braces are much less noticeable than they used to be and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients.
But there are also clear braces such as Invisalign that can be used to correct dental issues and have become popular with our patients because of their barely-there appearance.
Invisalign cannot be used for all dental issues. During your consultation with our Kennewick dentist, Dr. Zuroff, you can discuss which options will work best for our smile.
- How long does orthodontic treatment last?
Treatment can last anywhere from 6 months to three years depending on the severity of the problems that need correcting.
Also, the patient’s diligent use of any prescribed rubber bands or headgear is an important factor in getting the most effective and quick treatment.
Interceptive or early treatment procedures may take as few as six months.
- My braces are making my mouth sore. Is that normal?
This is perfectly normal and we promise your mouth will not be sore forever! It is not uncommon for your lips, cheeks, and tongue to become irritated for one to two weeks as they toughen and become used to the braces.
To relieve the pain, we recommend dissolving one teaspoon of salt in eight ounces of lukewarm water. Swish and gargle this solution in your mouth for just a couple of minutes, but do not swallow the salt water.
- Are there foods I need to avoid when wearing braces?
When wearing wire braces you will need to avoid some foods, but don’t worry you will soon be snacking on popcorn and potato chops again! In the meantime, you should avoid chewy, crunchy, sticky, or hard foods.
If you are using Invisalign you can remove the plastic aligners while eating so you can eat whatever you normally do.