About Us

Dental Specialties Northwest is a place of comfort, care, and luxury. We offer world-class services from our renowned and respected dentists, Dr. Tom Sweeney and Dr. Rhys Spoor. Our dentists have years of experience and continued training, and are dedicated to making your smile the best it has ever been. Both are highly specialized in dental implantology; Dr. Sweeney has additional expertise in periodontics.

Monday-Thursday: 7am to 4pm 701 5th Ave, Suite 4660, Seattle, WA 98104 206-682-8200 info@dentalspecialtiesnorthwest.com

Dental Specialties Northwest


Professional Plastic Aligners are Perfect

If you have been thinking about straightening your teeth with plastic aligners, call and schedule an appointment with Dental Specialties Northwest.

The team of doctors has the experience and expertise to diagnose and treat your tipped, crooked and rotated teeth. Not a fan of conventional braces? Call the dentists dentist in Seattle.

Dental Specialties Northwest offers patients an alternative to standard wires and brackets and is licensed and preferred when it comes to removable clear aligners.

A Professional to the Rescue

It seems like every social media page is advertising DIY tooth straighteners, which could actually do more harm than good.

Your Seattle cosmetic dentist explains that DIY trays are made from a picture and are rarely, if ever, examined by a licensed and preferred aligner dentist.

If you are tempted by DIY clear braces remember that you won’t be monitored. While you won’t need to see your Seattle dentist as often as you would with conventional braces, you’ll still need to sit in the chair every six weeks. Those appointments are needed to make sure that your clear plastic aligner treatment is going as it should.

Why Professional Plastic Aligners are Better

As previously mentioned, aligners ordered from your dentist in Seattle are custom made. This means you’ll be prescribed between 10 to 50 sets of aligners for your bottom and upper teeth. Those aligners are made for you and only you.

Another reason that professional is better is quality. The clear plastic aligners from Dental Specialties Northwest are manufactured out of dental grade materials that won’t hurt you or your teeth.

Standard Wires and Brackets

Conventional wires and brackets are not as safe as aligners as accidents happen as well. If a wire breaks it could cut your tongue or cheek.

It’s also important to note that tooth decay and gum disease are more prevalent as well. Because braces aren’t removed when you brush you are more susceptible to cavities and gingivitis.

The Clear Plastic Aligner Process

If you and your Seattle cosmetic dentist determine that aligners will work for you, digital pictures and impressions are made for your new aligners. All of your information is sent to the lab where your new aligners are manufactured.

When you receive your new aligners you will wear them 22 hours every day. Depending on your prescription you’ll wear your clear braces on average between 9 and 18 months. Old school wires and brackets sometimes take two years before results are completed.

The only time you will take out your clear aligners is when you brush and floss and of course when you eat.

Clear Plastic Aligners in Seattle

If you would like to learn more about the clear and removable way to straighten teeth with plastic aligners, call or text and schedule an appointment with Dental Specialties Northwest today.