Seattle Orthodontist
411 Strander Blvd., Suite 104
Tukwila, Washington 98188 US
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Real Orthodontic Care is Worth It - Tukwila, WA

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.

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Best Orthodontist Practice in Greater Seattle Area - Tukwila, WA

I commend Dr. Povolny and his staff for their professionalism, outstanding patient care, efficiency of operations, and friendly and comfortable office environment.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    B.S., Molecular Biology, 1973

    DDS: 1982
    Graduate: MSD 1989; PhD 1991
    M.S.D., Orthodontics, University of Washington, 1989
    Ph.D., Oral Biology, University of Washington, 1991

    Medical School:
    D.D.S., University of Washington, 1982

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Invisalign vs Braces

What a great question! After reading a number of doctor responses I noticed something very interesting. The orthodontists answering the question... READ MORE

Is Alcohol-free, Sugar-free Breath Spray Okay to Use with Invisalign?

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

What is Sure Smile Technology?

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

Can Invisalign Be Used After Braces?

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

Does Simpli5 Give Good Results for Very Minor Tooth Movement?

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

Is Acid Etching to Prepare for Invisalign Ok for Sensitive Teeth?

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

Invisalign for Top Teeth Only?

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

What is the Difference Between Invisalign Expansion and the Use of a Palate Expander?

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

Concerned About Tooth Loss from Moving Them Around

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

Invisalign - Clear Buttons?

Those buttons surely don't look "invisible" and I can see why you are upset about them after expecting your treatment to be invisible.... READ MORE

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