Orthodontic FAQs

If you have questions, we have answers! We believe patient education is key to creating beautiful treatment results.

If you don’t see your question here, please feel free to reach out to us at our orthodontist office in Issaquah. We love hearing from you!

Young teen girl smiling with bandana around hair and sunglasses, braces for teens Greater Northwest Orthodontics

Not at Greater Northwest Orthodontics! We provide different types of braces, including traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces, INBRACE (hidden) lingual braces, and WildSmiles braces with Disney-themed brackets! We also offer Invisalign for kids, teens and adults

You deserve high-quality treatment options that help you feel confident throughout your transformation.

The AAO advises that children receive their first orthodontic screening by age 7. Early screenings are crucial for detecting problematic orthodontic conditions before they progress. 

Through early detection and early intervention of orthodontic problems, we can effectively minimize the need for future treatment. Conditions that are left untreated can be more challenging to correct in the adult years and may require a more complex treatment, like corrective jaw surgery. 

Early orthodontic screenings enable our experienced orthodontist to intervene with problematic conditions and take the necessary steps to establish a healthy foundation for a beautiful set of permanent teeth to grow.

There is no single answer to the question, “how much do braces cost?” The cost of treatment will depend on the length of your treatment period and the type of treatment you choose.

We’re proud to offer modern braces options and personalized treatment plans at an affordable price. Our team will work with you to create a custom financial plan that makes you and your bank account happy.

We also offer a pay-in-full discount and accept most major insurance plans to help you manage the cost of braces. We’re here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams in any way that we can!

Just like the cost of braces, the cost of Invisalign will be based on your custom financial plan that we create at your first visit!

Yes! Dental cleanings are still extremely important. We want to ensure that your teeth and gums are clean and healthy throughout your treatment. Visit your dentist for professional cleanings every 6 months or however often your dentist advises.

We’re happy to coordinate with your dentist on any needs throughout your treatment as well!

No matter your age, you’re never too old to achieve the smile you’ve wanted your whole life. We treat adults who are 82 years young! You have the option of braces or Invisalign at any age.

This is why Dr. Pawar performs a complimentary exam, including complimentary digital x-rays and diagnostic photos! Through this assessment, we can determine whether you need or would benefit from orthodontic treatment.

In the meanwhile, here are some signs you can look out for to determine whether you need treatment:
  • You have crowding or spacing
  • You’re not confident in your smile
  • You have difficulty breathing, or you mouth-breathe often
  • You have difficulty sleeping
  • You feel pain when opening or closing your mouth
  • Your jaw pops or clicks when opening your mouth
  • Your teeth overlap
  • Your top teeth overlap your bottom teeth
  • Your bottom teeth overlap your top teeth
  • You experience persistent soreness in your teeth or gums
  • Have questions about orthodontics?

    Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.

    Dr. Tripti Pawar and our experienced team are here to guide you and support you along your treatment process, while you achieve the perfect smile.

    Ready to get started? Request your complimentary consultation at our conveniently located orthodontist office in Issaquah today!