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5 out of 5 stars Braces
My dentist specifically recommends Dr Povolny and his staff sends their families to him! As well, all dentists put Dr Povolny among top in the entire state. His prices are amazingly fair and if you compare to what orthodontists cost in Seattle or Bellevue, it's a bargain to drive to Tukwila. Wouldn't go anywhere else. Dr Povolny gives you the best, highest quality, long-term results that you can be confident are the right thing to do at a fair price.
5 out of 5 stars Braces
I commend Dr. Povolny and his staff for their professionalism, outstanding patient care, efficiency of operations, and friendly and comfortable office environment.
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate:
B.S., Molecular Biology, 1973
Graduate: MSD 1989; PhD 1991
M.S.D., Orthodontics, University of Washington, 1989
Ph.D., Oral Biology, University of Washington, 1991
D.D.S., University of Washington, 1982
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What a great question! After reading a number of doctor responses I noticed something very interesting. The orthodontists answering the question... READ MORE
Your idea of using a sugar free breath spray is OK. If this helps freshen your breath go ahead and use it; it won't hurt your aligners. Same thing... READ MORE
Suresmile is a computerized way of placing and adjusting braces. It is not comparable to or a replacement for Invisalign, which uses removeable clear... READ MORE
The problem you have described -- straight teeth, no bite problem, with minor spacing -- is exactly what Invisalign is best at. I would probably... READ MORE
For minor movement of several teeth Simpli5 should work well. It consists of a series of clear aligners to move teeth incrementally, similar to... READ MORE
The process of acid etching the enamel of your teeth will not affect them in any adverse way. The etching prcesss affects only a microscopically thin... READ MORE
As long as straightening your top teeth does not worsen your bite it may be fine to treat only the upper arch. Often, however, it is not possible to... READ MORE
In order to expand the palate at any age the expanding appliance must be firmly atttached to the teeth. An orthodontic palatal expander is firmly... READ MORE
Your age has little affect on any orthodontic correction regardless of which appliance is used, so don't worry about using Invisalign for that... READ MORE
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