Cascade Orthodontics is pleased to offer our patients the gentle passive self-ligating Damon® System braces! Damon uses a high-tech shape-memory arch wire that provides very gentle, comfortable and constant forces to move teeth slowly over time which greatly reduces any tenderness you may experience with more traditional or “old fashioned” braces. Even though the forces are more gentle and spread out over time, the shape-memory arch wires never stop working like with traditional "old fashioned" braces, so you usually finish treatment 3-6 months faster. Also, the Damon® Smile is ideal for our busy patients and their parents because with Damon® you have longer intervals between visits… typically 8-12 week intervals compared to 4-6 weeks with traditional “old fashioned” braces! With Damon® Smile, there are so many advantages that make orthodontics more comfortable, efficient and allow you to spend less time having your braces adjusted. At Cascade Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on having your orthodontic experience be a positive and rewarding journey to your new, beautiful smile!
Imagine a braces treatment that doesn't use wires or metal brackets, a treatment that is virtually pain free and doesn't require you to change your current lifestyle. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth and experience the benefits of a great smile without having to deal with a mouth full of metal! Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable, comfortable aligners that straighten teeth in less time than traditional braces. With Invisalign, you can eat anything you want and brush and floss normally because they are removable!
At Cascade Orthodontics, we do not increase our treatment fees for our patients who choose Invisalign. If Invisalign is right for your treatment, we want you to feel free to choose it without weighing in any cost differences! Having a positive experience is out top priority and we want to support you in finding the treatment option that is the best fit for your lifestyle.
What is dentofacial orthopedics? Many patients wonder what it means when their orthodontist specializes in dentofacial orthopedics. This specialization means that your doctor has training and experience in working with the management of tooth movement (orthodontics) as well as the guidance of facial growth and development (dentofacial orthopedics), which usually occurs during childhood.
Orthodontics is designed to reposition and straighten teeth, but surgical orthodontics may be needed in some cases to correct more severe jaw irregularities. Surgical orthodontics is used to straighten the jaw into alignment, often improving a patient's ability to chew, speak, and breathe. Braces are often worn in conjunction with orthodontic surgery to make sure the teeth stay in the proper position as well.
Do you get drowsy easily without any explanation? Have you started snoring loudly or waking up breathless in the middle of the night for no reason? If you have any of these symptoms, you may have a condition known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans and can be a serious condition. Sleep apnea can be controlled by working with a sleep specialist who can prescribe safe and effective treatments.
What is TMJ/TMD and why does it matter to you? Temporomandibular Disorder is a condition where the joints in your jaw become sore and movement is restricted. Millions of Americans suffer from chronic face and neck pains as well as recurring headaches. These can all be signs of a TMD/TMJ condition that may require treatment by a TMD/TMJ specialist.