Modern Orthodontics in Vancouver, WA with Reviews -

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By: Brian T.
Lauren Cai Family Orthodontics
The staff is available for any of my questions. It is nice to know that I can ask what my son needs to do with his braces and help him keep them "unbroken".
By: Michaela K.
Lauren Cai Family Orthodontics
I really like that the office staff is really good with kids. It is great to know that when they are with my son he is well taken care of.
By: Sherry M.
Lauren Cai Family Orthodontics
The office is very accommodating around my family's busy schedule. I am glad I know I can go in and set up a future appointment easily.
By: Jimmy G.
Lauren Cai Family Orthodontics
My daughter got her braces off and she is so happy with them. The customer service and care that we have received is great!
By: marissa06
Lauren Cai Family Orthodontics
The whole office and the staff is like a family and I know that my kids are taken care of when we go to Dr. Cai.
By: waah7290
Lauren Cai Family Orthodontics
There were no issues during my family's appointment. I am very thankful of how helpful the staff is too!
By: Sally F.
Lauren Cai Family Orthodontics
Dr. Cai is really great. The whole team is easy to work with and I know my daughter is in good hands.
Tips & Advices
While going to the orthodontist can be difficult, sometimes it's necessary. If you are concerned about tooth alignment, feel your jaw shift, or are experiencing problems like difficulty chewing or grinding your teeth, it's time to see an orthodontist.
There are generally three types of braces patients can be fitted for at the orthodontist:
  • The more traditional option, bands, wrap around most of a patient's tooth.
  • Brackets are the most popular, applied directly to the tooth in metal or plastic form.
  • Lingual braces are brackets attached to the back of teeth.
People of all ages can wear braces to straighten their teeth, but it is most common to be fitted for these adjustments between the ages of 10 and 14. This is the time when teeth are better able to be straightened because the head and mouth are still developing.
The American Board of Orthodontics recommends finding a dental specialist that is board-certified, offers free or reduced-price consultations, and displays qualities such as trustworthiness, ability to communicate effectively, and attentiveness.
Orthodontists must complete a four-year undergraduate program to gain admission to dental school. After earning a Doctor of Dental Science degree at an accredited four-year dental program, students must then either complete a post-degree training program or one to two years residency in orthodontics. Then they need to earn a state license in order to practice. Certain states also require board certification.

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