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March 31, 2022 | Dr. Dudley

Seven Tips for Brushing Effectively with Braces

You’ve taken a big step by having braces put on. You’re now officially on the path towards a healthy, beautiful smile. It’s an exciting time, but it also comes with a learning curve. You may need to make a few adjustments as you get used to your new orthodontic treatment, but it will become second… Read More

February 25, 2022 | Dr. Dudley

What To Ask When Choosing An Orthodontist

Here at Dudley Smiles, we believe that educated patients make the best partners in any orthodontic journey! It’s our goal to help you feel empowered and informed from your first appointment to the last. We know choosing to improve your oral health with orthodontic treatment is a big decision, and your smile is too important… Read More

10 Braces Myths You Need to Know
January 31, 2022 | Dr. Dudley

10 Braces Myths You Need to Know

Are you thinking about orthodontic treatment in 2022? This thought process inevitably comes with nervous feelings about braces, especially if you have heard of the treatment process’s myths and rumors. Braces will require an adjustment period, but most of the myths and rumors are unlikely to occur. Let’s take a look at the ten most… Read More

October 25, 2021 | Dr. Dudley

The Importance of Early Treatment

Many orthodontic patients begin treatment in their teens once all their permanent teeth are in place and the results are slightly more predictable. However, orthodontics can benefit patients of all ages, especially young children! In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends every child undergo an initial screening around the time they start second grade.… Read More

September 30, 2021 | Dr. Dudley

Everything You Need To Know About Retainers

We know just how much work you’ve put into achieving an amazing smile throughout the treatment process, and the Dudley Smiles Orthodontics team is proud of you for following all of our recommendations and taking good care of your teeth while we worked to straighten them! Now that you’re nearing the end of the active… Read More

July 30, 2021 | Dr. Dudley

Your Guide To Orthodontic Treatment as an Adult

Did you know that one in five patients at Dudley Smiles is an adult? Our team is proud to create beautiful smiles for patients of all ages in Issaquah, Kent, and the surrounding communities. If you’ve spent years feeling unhappy with how your teeth look, feel, or function, we’ve got good news—you’re never too old… Read More

June 30, 2021 | Dr. Dudley

Recognizing and Treating Your Child’s Orthodontic Issues

Here at Dudley Smiles, we hear from parents who want to know how they can tell if their child will need orthodontic treatment all the time! Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer to this question, since there are many factors that have to be taken into consideration. These include the child’s age, the way their teeth… Read More