The outbreak of the new COVID-19 virus has affected all Americans and all people across the globe. If your job is classified as a non-essential job, you are probably staying at home and trying to stop the spread of virus and hoping that this will die down soon. If you are already in orthodontic treatment, you might be wondering what is going to happen to your usual monthly or bimonthly orthodontic checkup. If you are considering orthodontic treatment, you might be wondering how long you should wait before you can go in for a consult. Our office, iSmile Orthodontics in [...] Read More
One of the best things to do while you are in quarantine because of the COVID-19 is keep busy and stay away from negative thoughts. Remember that this is affecting everyone and we are all in this together. There is no need to panic, but it is also safe to stay at home and help flatten the curve, slow the progress of disease and help the elderly.Here is a list of things to do while you are at home:
Puzzle: Solving puzzles is a great way to teach kids to work hard at solving complex problems and [...] Read More
If you just recently got your braces, watch this video for the instructions following placement of braces. If you have any questions, call our office, iSmile Orthodontics in Remdond, WA for assistance. Dr Sepi and her staff are here to help you with your question as you get accustomed to your braces.
When your orthodontic treatment is completed, you will be given a retainer to wear. Retainer is a crucial part of maintaining your beautiful smile. Teeth have a tendency to move all your life and retainers will keep your teeth in their ideal position and prevent them from shifting around. Most patients will receive a fixed retainer for the bottom teeth and a removable retainer for the top teeth. Some patients will have a removable retainer for both top and bottom teeth. Your orthodontist, Dr. Sepi Torkan will review your treatment and your original tooth position to determine which type of [...] Read More
Your orthodontist has recommended an expander for your child and you are wondering what it looks like and how it works? Watch this video below. It illustrates what an orthodontic expander is and why it is used to correct crossbite. Call our office in Redmond to schedule an appointment with our orthodontist, Dr. Sepi for a free exam.
A lot of things change as you transition into adult life. You become financially independent which is awesome! But there are some other parts of becoming an adult and aging that are not as fun. An injury might take longer to heal, compared to when you were a teenager. But one of the things you have probably noticed is your teeth shifting and becoming more crooked. Here are a few things you need to know about the change in your teeth as you age:
1) You show more of [...] Read More