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Considering Dental Arch Shape

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November 25, 2022 in Education

In this brief lecture clip, Dr. Rebecca Bockow shares an interesting perspective on how the bone structure of the upper and lower jaw may affect a patient's tongue posture and airway negatively, even if the teeth appear to be acceptably positioned....
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Non-Surgical Adult Expansion

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October 26, 2022 in Education

In this brief lecture clip, Dr. Rebecca Bockow presents her creative treatment of an adult female with an extremely narrow upper jaw. The crowded upper teeth need room if they are to fit properly and aesthetically, and this will require a unique expansion strategy....
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Bimaxillary Expansion

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September 24, 2022 in Education

In this brief lecture clip, Dr. Rebecca Bockow demonstrates the remarkable results possible for children with severely crowded teeth when treated with early jaw expansion techniques. Note that the final position of the patient's teeth shown has been achieved without the use of braces or clear aligners....
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The Gummy Smile in Children

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August 30, 2022 in Education

In this brief lecture clip, Dr. Rebecca Bockow points to some telltale signs of problematic dental development, including the presence of mamelons (small bumps on the ridges of the teeth) in older children....
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After the active phase of your orthodontic treatment is complete, nearly every patient will need to wear a retainer to prevent their teeth from shifting. Retainers allow the bone that holds your teeth to rebuild after teeth have moved and are critical to the long-term stability of treatment results. ...
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Leave us a Review!

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June 29, 2022 in General

Have you visited either of our locations in Bellevue or Seattle? We'd LOVE to hear about your experience. Leaving a review helps others find an orthodontist that is right for them....
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When undergoing orthodontics with Invisalign®, keeping your teeth and aligners clean and free from bacteria is essential. Placing a dirty tray on dirty teeth will only trap harmful bacteria on your teeth – accelerating the development of cavities....
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3D X-rays

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April 29, 2022 in Education

The technologically advanced 3D imaging used at Inspired Orthodontics creates an accurate picture of tooth and jaw structure, airway dimensions, and possible airway blockages, including tonsils and adenoids....
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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February 28, 2022 in Education

Obstructive sleep apnea is a breathing disorder that causes intermittent airflow blockage during sleep and is seen in all age groups. Treating obstructive sleep apnea is incredibly important for your health. To treat your sleep or airway disorder, we must first understand the root of the cause....
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Early Orthodontic Treatment

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January 28, 2022 in Education

In life, timing is everything, and this is especially true when it comes to your child’s orthodontic treatment. A misaligned jaw or early signs of airway issues and other skeletal or growth issues may be missed without a professional examination....
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ADULT ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT

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December 30, 2021 in Education

It’s never too late to begin orthodontic treatment! The Inspired Orthodontics team has the training and expertise to treat adults with consistency and efficiency, understand the nuances of moving teeth while protecting the gums, bones, and joints....
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Mouth Breathing

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November 22, 2021 in Education

Mouth breathing is an abnormal breathing pattern in which the mouth remains open, passing air directly to the lungs, and is related to alterations in the muscular function of the tongue and face. Although mouth breathing may start from a physical difficulty, it can become a habitual action that is hard to break....
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Invisalign for Teens

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October 29, 2021 in Education

Many cosmetic issues can affect your self-esteem and confidence; a misaligned smile can be one of those issues. Inspired Orthodontics in Seattle, WA, and Bellevue, WA, offers Invisalign treatment to correct a wide range of dental problems such as crowded and crooked teeth as well as gaps and overbites....
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Benefits of Orthodontics

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September 15, 2021 in General

The benefits of orthodontic treatment go further than just straight teeth. Orthodontic treatment can help ensure proper function and can yield life-enhancing results. Besides looking and feeling great, there are many other benefits to having straight teeth and proper jaw alignment....
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Narrow Smile

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September 1, 2021 in Ortho Facts

Many people don’t experience any serious dental problems due to a narrow smile, but others might experience breathing issues if a patient has difficulty closing their mouth. Some people might even develop a lisp or have trouble pronouncing certain words. Rectifying issues like these should be a top priority....
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Tongue Ties

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January 20, 2020 in Ortho Facts

A tethered tongue or tongue tie can significantly negatively impact skeletal growth and development. Our jaws, teeth, and airway all are influenced by pressure from the lips, cheeks, and tongue...
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Spear Education Faculty

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January 20, 2020 in Education

Dr. Bockow, resident faculty member of Spear Education, serves as an instructor in Spear’s Interdisciplinary Treatment of Esthetic Dilemmas seminar....
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