Sammamish Orthodontic Office
Christian Manley Orthodontics
22731 SE 29th St.
Sammamish, WA 98075
Friday: By appointment
Your Sammamish orthodontist
Dr. Manley attended Walla Walla University for his pre-dental education. I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree, Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, and a Master’s degree in Orthodontics at Loma Linda University. Since orthodontics is always changing, evolving and utilizing exciting technology, Dr. Manley and the rest of the team participate in continuing education. We’re committed to learning the latest treatment techniques for both braces and Invisalign.
Dr. Manley is a member of the following professional organizations.
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. The metal or ceramic brackets, which are connected to by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics, are attached to your teeth. Regular adjustments with our doctor will help these parts work together to gently apply pressure to your teeth. This pressure will gradually move your teeth into the desired position.
Whether you have simple or complex teeth issues, Sammamish braces are a great choice to get a correction that looks great. Sammamish braces are also a cost-effective option for patients on a budget. Because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time can be slightly reduced. Also, braces don’t need all of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can.
The Sammamish Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment instead of brackets and bands. This option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign is at its most effective when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues, and may not be the best option for patients with especially complex cases. A free consultation with Christian Manley Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps the teeth moving in the right direction! If you don’t wear your aligners as directed you may see unwanted results such as slower treatment or a lack of results altogether. Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment in order for them to do their job.
Sammamish Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
When you visit our office for a free consultation, you’ll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face! Our skilled doctor and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see.