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  • When Should I Visit An Orthodontist?

    Posted on December 20, 2017 by Designer 1stDentist
    There are people who resist smiling even when they’re happy. Most of the time, it’s because they’re embarrassed to show they are crooked, widely spaced or misaligned teeth. If you have the same problem, then you need to see an orthodontist. It’s that simple. But improving your smile is only one of the reasons to […]

    What is PROPEL and How It Can Enhance My Treatment?

    Posted on November 3, 2017 by Designer 1stDentist
    Here at Clear Smiles Alaska, we make every effort to provide our patients with the best orthodontic care. We want to make your treatment convenient, effective and efficient. This is why we’re excited to offer PROPEL in our practice. This technology stimulates bone remodeling so the teeth will move faster into their ideal position. With […]

    When Visiting An Orthodontist, What Should I Expect?

    Posted on October 25, 2017 by Designer 1stDentist
    So, you’ve finally decided to start orthodontic treatment. Congratulations! We know that it’s not an easy decision to make but we’re glad you’ve made the right choice. In any case, you may be wondering what to expect on your first visit. A lot of people fear orthodontic treatment. But at Clear Smiles Alaska, you have […]

    Invisalign, How Is It Different Than Braces?

    Posted on September 28, 2017 by Designer 1stDentist
    Over the years, orthodontic treatments have improved considerably. There are always newer and better products and technologies that will help our patients achieve the smile they want. Today, there are several orthodontic treatments available. Braces continue to be a very popular option for people who want to straighten their teeth. However, Invisalign is also becoming […]

    Tooth Gaps: What Are My Solutions?

    Posted on August 25, 2017 by Designer 1stDentist
    Tooth Gaps
    A tooth gap, also known as diastema, can appear between any two teeth. Usually, it appears between the two upper front teeth. Closing the gap can improve your smile and boost your confidence. So what are your options for correcting tooth gaps? Here at Clear Smiles Alaska, we can recommend any of the following procedures, […]

    Deep Bites

    Posted on February 25, 2015 by Designer 1stDentist
    Left untreated anterior deep bites can cause a lot of problems. Upper and lower incisor wear, palatal soft tissue impingement and overlapping teeth, to incisal entrapment and TMD with muscular reaction can all be blamed on deep bites. Since we begin life on a soft diet (Gerber’s, etc.), and chew so little, we frequently develop […]

    Permanent Fund Dividend Savings!

    Posted on September 15, 2014 by Designer 1stDentist
    Alaska PFD
    It’s almost time for our yearly Permanent Fund Dividend and as proud Alaskans we want to celebrate that! To help stretch the value of your PFD, for a limited time we are offering $500.00 off of the down payment for your Invisalign or Accelerated Invisalign treatment. Please contact our office staff to receive this celebratory […]

    Early Orthodontic Treatment – Is It Worth It?

    Posted on September 9, 2014 by Designer 1stDentist
    When is the best time to begin orthodontic treatment? This is a question that is often asked of me by parents, especially as they see other young children in orthodontic appliances. My specialty training in orthodontics placed emphasis both on early treatment (7-10 years old) as well as treatment occurring later with all of the […]

    Invisalign Summit Shootout Video

    Posted on February 7, 2013 by Designer 1stDentist
    Dr. Sparaga placed 2nd in the 2012 Invisalign Summit Shootout.  Invisalign Summit is a premier education event, combining more than thirty presentations and sessions with the excitement of Las Vegas. Doctors gather every other year for this invitation-only, three-day event to discover the latest and greatest clinical and practice development techniques and to learn what’s new in […]