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Fresh Smiles Family Dentistry

Dentists located in South King County, Des Moines, WA

Orthodontics Specialist

Orthodontic treatment benefits people whose teeth or jaw are improperly positioned. Dr. Andy Cheng and Dr. Tameem Anwar of Fresh Smiles Family Dentistry assess your bite and offer correction in the form of Invisalign aligners. If you’re a resident of Des Moines, Kent and Federal Way, Washington, you’ll benefit from their expertise and quality service.

Orthodontics Q & A

Fresh Smiles Family Dentistry

Why should I consider straightening my teeth?

You may find it harder to clean teeth that are misaligned, crooked, or fit together awkwardly. It’s also more likely you’ll suffer TMJ syndrome, and neck and shoulder pain from the extra work your chewing muscles do to compensate for a misaligned bite.

Straighter teeth and corrected bites mean you’ll have a healthier mouth, a better smile, and teeth that can last a lifetime.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a treatment that uses customized aligners to shift your teeth gently into place. Like braces, Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment to create straighter teeth and an optimal bite. But unlike braces, the aligners are removable and almost invisible.

How does Invisalign work?

The dentists at Fresh Smiles Family Dentistry take an impression or image of your teeth and develop a customized plan for your mouth. You get a set of aligners that match your mouth and a treatment plan. Every week or two, you’ll change to a new aligner set to progress the shifting your teeth.

How do I know if I need orthodontic treatment?

Dr. Cheng and Dr. Anwar may recommend Invisalign treatment to correct specific issues with your teeth’s alignment or your bite. These include:

  • Overbite, the front teeth stick out too far forward
  • Underbite, the lower teeth protrude too far forward
  • Crossbite, the upper teeth don’t come down over the lower teeth when you bring your teeth together
  • Spacing, you have extra wide gaps between your teeth
  • Crowding, your teeth are too close together
  • Open bites, the side or front teeth don’t quite come together when you bite with your back teeth
  • Misplaced midline, your upper front teeth don’t center with your lower teeth

What are the benefits of using Invisalign?

Invisalign can bring faster results than conventional braces. The aligners are also removable, meaning you don’t have to change your eating habits to avoid foods that might get caught in your braces. You’re expected to wear them 20-22 hours per day but can take them out to clean your teeth, which leads to better hygiene as you straighten your smile.

Invisalign aligners have no wires or brackets to irritate or cause abrasions on your gums. They’re also hard to see, so no one knows you’re wearing them.


Welcome, New Patients!

Fresh Smiles Family Dentistry is happily accepting new ortho patients in the South King County area. We treat patients from Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Auburn and SeaTac, WA. Schedule your new patient orthodontics consultation with our office today!


Fresh Smiles Dental Des Moines makes every effort to provide you with the finest dental care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this goal, we work hand-in-hand with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures. If you have any problems or questions, please ask our staff. They are well informed and up-to-date. Our insurance coordinator will see to it that all claims are processed promptly and correctly to minimize your out of pocket expenses. We participate with most major insurance plan. For a complete list of plans that we participate with, please call our office. Please bring your insurance information with you to the consultation so that we can expedite reimbursement.

Assurant Health
Delta Dental
Dental Benefit Providers
Lincoln Financial Group
MetLife Dental
Premera Blue Cross
Principal Dental
Regence BCBS
The Standard

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Anwar was so good and comforting. He took away my toothache and dental-phobia. I'm definitely gonna get my implants done here too."

    Theo W.
  • Google+

    "I had a great experience. The dentists are very knowledgeable and were able to address all my concerns."

    Chris W.
Fresh Smiles Family Dentistry
27041 Pacific Highway South
South King County

Des Moines, WA 98198
Phone: 206-212-4925
Fax: 206-651-7483
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