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What We Offer

When you are ready to explore all of the options available in orthodontics, Feller Orthodontics is a great place to start. Dr. Feller is known as a leader throughout Washington and offers the latest technological advances in orthodontics, which means there’s no better source to get the answers you need to make the right decision for you and your family. No matter your age, we have orthodontic treatment options that can be custom fit not only to your teeth – but to your life, school and work. From Damon Braces to Clear Braces to Invisalign, we have something that fits everyone’s needs.

  • Child Ortho
  • Teen Ortho
  • Adult Ortho
  • Sleep Related Orthodontics
  • Advanced Tech
  • Appliances
  • Retainers
  • Custom Mouthguards
  • Invisalign
  • iTero Digital Scanner
  • iCat CBCT

Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children have an initial orthodontic evaluation by age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.

Kids FAQs

Interceptive Treatment

At Feller Orthodontics, we know the value of a beautiful smile. We see it every day in our patients. They leave our office with beaming, confident smiles to take on the world. That’s what makes our job worthwhile!

There are several treatment options for teens just like you!

Elastomeric Ligation Clear
One of the most popular options for teens is our self-ligating braces that come in both traditional and clear! With this revolutionary self-ligating technology, the metal wire is held into place by a moveable component instead of elastic ties. This allows your teeth to move more freely to provide a more comfortable orthodontic experience. To learn about another great option, choose Invisalign Teen® over in the left column.

A healthy bite is as important at age 60 as it is at age 16. In fact, about one in every five orthodontic patients today is over age 18. Although most patients receive orthodontic treatment to achieve a straight smile, treatment also positively affects your overall health. Crooked, crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain which negatively impacts your oral health and in some circumstances your overall health. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, research has shown a strong link between crooked, unhealthy teeth and periodontal disease, heart disease, stroke and more. A straight, healthy smile can not only help boost your self-esteem; it can help prevent these types of diseases from occurring. Orthodontic treatment is a smart investment for your dental, physical and emotional wellbeing. A straight, healthy smile can be yours at any age.

Sleep Related Orthodontics

Orthodontics can actually effect your sleep! Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep-associated disorder of breathing with a reduction or complete airflow obstruction despite an ongoing effort by patient for breathing. It usually occurs during sleep, muscles undergoes relaxation and causes collapse of the soft tissues present in the back of the throat which leads to upper airway blockage, Consequently, there are partial and complete pauses in breathing that last at least 10 seconds during sleep. Dr. Feller can help with this issue!

At Feller Orthodontics, we believe in staying up to date on all of the latest orthodontic technologies. Below are just a few examples of how we use advanced technologies in our office. If Dr. Feller feels that you may benefit from one of these technologies, he will discuss the appliance or procedure in full detail with you during your appointment.

Acceledent is an easy to use, hands-free device you can use while wearing braces to move your teeth up to 50% faster.

We at Feller Orthodontics sincerely want the best for each of our patients, and one way to ensure the highest level of care possible is by offering the most recent advancements in orthodontic treatment. We are pleased to announce that new technology now allows us to shorten the path to your new beautiful smile; with AcceleDent®, we can reduce your orthodontic treatment by up to 50%.

Propel is a revolutionary treatment option that, like AcceleDent, can shorten your orthodontic treatment time.

Propel is an instrument we use in the office that stimulates the bone surrounding your teeth to help them move faster into the desired position. Propel can be used with many of our treatments including braces and Invisalign!

TAD’s or Temporary Anchorage Devices are widely used during orthodontic treatment to treat more complicated malocclusions. TADs are titanium-alloy mini-screws that are fixed to bone temporarily to enhance orthodontic anchorage. The placement of the TADs is minimally invasive and causes little to no discomfort. The length of time the TADs will be required depends on the individual case. They may only be required for a few months or for the duration of treatment. Dr. Feller and his team will discuss this treatment with you in detail and answer any questions you may have.

When a patient’s gums get inflamed a little, the joy and excitement on the day he/she gets her braces off, can be quenched. Even though we’ve all reached a terrific result and a beautiful straight smile, it is difficult to look past the enlarged gums. This is a case where we can comfortably sculpt the gums to their normal position, so that on the day that braces come off, our patients can celebrate their perfect smile.


At Feller Orthodontics, we use a wide variety of orthodontic appliances to fit any need that our patients have. There are some kinds of appliances that are used to facilitate the jaw growth of children, appliances that are used in conjunction with braces, and yet still other appliances that can move teeth without the need for braces. Dr. Feller has trained an in-house laboratory technician who makes most of our appliances, so that we can reduce the wait time to provide these appliances to our patients. We only use third party laboratories with the highest standards and quality for our patients.

Rapid Palatal Expander (RPE) – Attached to the upper molars through bonding or by cemented bands, the Rapid Palatal Expander is an orthodontic device used to create a wider space in the upper jaw. It is typically used when the upper jaw is too narrow for the lower jaw or when the upper teeth are crowded.

Trans-Palatal-Arch (TPA) – a thin wire that goes across the roof of the mouth from first molar to first molar. Most people get a TPA to maintain arch width and aid in molar movement that wires alone can’t achieve.

Lower Lingual Holding Arch (LLHA) – a space maintaining appliance used to prevent your lower molars from moving. It consists of two metal bands attached to the lower first molars connected by a wire that runs along the inside of your lower teeth.

Rapid Palatal Expander (RPE) – Attached to the upper molars through bonding or by cemented bands, the Rapid Palatal Expander is an orthodontic device used to create a wider space in the upper jaw. It is typically used when the upper jaw is too narrow for the lower jaw or when the upper teeth are crowded.

Herbst – a fixed or removable appliance designed commonly to correct overbite problems and more.

Forsus – a non-removable appliance used in conjunction with braces to normalize any discrepancies between the upper and lower jaws.

Headgear – an appliance worn partly outside of your mouth in conjunction with braces which creates just enough force to move the teeth properly and guide the growth of the face and jaws.

Facemask – Facemask or reverse-pull headgear is an orthodontic appliance typically used in growing patients to correct under bites by pulling forward and assisting the growth of the upper jaw, allowing it to catch up to the size of the lower jaw.

Spring Retainer – designed to correct minor rotations of anterior teeth. It is a removable, self-activating appliance similar to other traditional spring retainers, but, because it is a more flexible design it will allow for a slightly greater degree of correction with one appliance.

Lip Bumber – a removable orthodontic device typically made of a metal wire connected to a piece of molded plastic that is used to push the lower molar teeth back to create space for teeth in the front of the mouth.


Braces are Removed! – Congratulations! You’ve finished treatment and your braces have been removed! Now it’s time for what some can argue as the most important phase of treatment, RETENTION! It’s important to wear your retainer as prescribed by Dr. Feller to make sure your teeth do not shift after braces have been removed.

Clear Retainer – A clear retainer is used to keep your teeth in their new positions after your braces have been removed.

Z-Spring Hawley Retainer – designed to correct minor rotations of anterior teeth. It is a removable, self-activating appliance similar to other traditional spring retainers, but, because it is a more flexible design it will allow for a slightly greater degree of correction with one appliance.

Permanent Retainer – consists of a thin wire that is properly adapted and bonded to the inside surfaces of the front 4 or 6 teeth to prevent front teeth from shifting after orthodontic treatment has been completed.

Custom Mouthguards

Sports athletes are at risk of many kinds of injuries, but one they should never get, because WE CAN PREVENT THEM, is a traumatized, broken, chipped or knocked out tooth! The American Dental Association estimates that nearly 200,000 oral injuries are prevented each year by the use of mouthguards.

Unfortunately, the American Association of Orthodontists found that 84% of our children do not wear mouthguards while playing organized sports.

At Feller Orthodontics, we are here to help! We provide to every one of our patients with braces or Invisalign, a complimentary mouthguard. In addition, we have custom, fun and colorful mouthguards for sports that range from low to high contact events.

Who Needs A Mouthguard?

Anyone in a contact sport, adult and youth, should have one. That means soccer, hockey, basketball, lacrosse, baseball, wrestling, volleyball, boxing and football. Swimming…well, not so much!
That being said, some low-contact sports enthusiasts like skateboarders or bikers, may benefit from a mouthguard.

Choosing A Mouthguard

Any mouthguard is better than nothing, but still there are some custom mouthguards that help with talking, breathing and adapting while playing certain sports. Mouthguards can be bought at a store, at most dental offices, and definitely at FELLER ORTOHDONTICS.

We want all of our patients to know that we will provide at no cost, a mouthguard for them, while in braces. Then, when complete with braces, a custom mouthguard can be purcahsed for a discounted price.

We want everyone in our community to know that you can come to FELLER ORTHODONTICS to be fitted for a custom mouthguard as well (not required to be a patient of ours).


Super important!

PATIENTS WITH BRACES, do NOT use a boil and bite mouthguard! These might rip off your brackets! OUCH!

Making the decision to straighten your teeth is much easier when you know that Invisalign® treatment lets you live your life the way you want to. With Invisalign aligners, you don’t need to worry about the gum and mouth irritation other teeth-straightening methods can cause.

Invisalign® clear aligners take a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligners are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners (and switching to a new set typically every week) will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements Dr. Feller has planned out for you.

From mild cases of crooked teeth and protruding teeth, to much more difficult dental problems involving serious malocclusion, overbite or underbite, Invisalign effectively corrects a wide variety of dental problems. Whether your teeth are widely gapped, overly crowded or somewhere in between, Invisalign has an affordable teeth straightening option for you!
To learn more, visit our Invisalign® page here.

Totally invisible...sah-weet!

Unbrace Your Life

Let’s face it. With school, sports, dating and hanging out with friends, getting metal braces probably isn’t at the top of your list of things you want to do. Well, we have great news for you. Now, you can straighten your smile without anyone even knowing using Invisalign Teen! With no metal brackets and wires, you’re free to enjoy the things that make these the best times of your life.

No One Needs to Know

Invisalign Teen aligners are made of a smooth, clear plastic that is virtually invisible. Your friends probably won’t even know you’re wearing them. You’ll enjoy the confidence of showing off your smile every day.

Eat with Freedom

If you have any friends with metal braces, you know that there are certain foods that are restricted with braces. With traditional metal braces, you are not allowed to chew gum, or eat foods such as popcorn, nuts or crunchy or chewy candy. With Invisalign Teen, your aligners are removable so you can eat all the foods you enjoy whenever you want. This also means you can brush and floss normally to maintain great oral hygiene.

Keep Doing What You Love

Whether you play sports or a musical instrument, metal brackets and wires can potentially make those activities a bit harder. With Invisalign Teen, you can remove your aligners for those activities. Just be sure to pop them back in right after! No matter what treatment you choose, make sure you wear a mouth guard if you play contact sports! It can save your smile!

iTero Digital Scanner

Advances in technology allow us to avoid taking those yucky mouth impressions, and yet still have accurate representations of teeth and smiles. The iTero Intraoral Scanner takes 3-Dimensional pictures and creates in under 15 minutes, a replica of our patients’ teeth. We can diagnose and discuss treatment options chairside, immediately, with our patients.

We use cool tech!

Benefits of Teeth Scanning

  • ELIMINATES IMPRESSIONS, the most invasive procedure in daily orthodontic care.
  • SUPERIOR ACCURACY with no distortion from patient movement during set, removal of impression or disinfection.
  • ONSCREEN VISUALIZATION allows for immediate adjustment to create the ideal orthodontic scan the first time.
  • INCREASED PATIENT COMFORT by eliminating the goop and gagging with traditional impressions.
  • SINGLE USE IMAGING SHIELD to ensure maximum cleanliness.

iCat Digital CBCT

With the digital iCat scanner, Dr. Feller can get an exact 3D model of your teeth. No more gooey impressions!


Stuff We See A Lot

Are you wondering what all the jargon is for orthodontic terms? If so, don’t fret! Below we have listed the most common issues that we see. So read up and get your learning on!

  • Crowded teeth are when there is not enough space in the mouth for all of your teeth. Crowding gets worse over time as one tooth pushes over the other, leading to overlapping teeth. Crowded teeth are harder to clean which can lead to cavities and tooth decay.

  • With an under bite, the lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw which causes the lower teeth to protrude in front of the upper teeth.

  • An overbite, or deep bite, is when the front teeth cover the lower teeth. An excessive overbite leads to wearing down of the teeth and may even cause the bottom teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.

  • Spacing is when there is too much room between the teeth. Spacing can occur if teeth are missing, small or if the dental arch is wide.

  • A cross bite is when the back upper teeth fit into the inside of the lower back teeth. It can cause tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth.

  • An open bite occurs when the front teeth, both upper and lower, are forward outwards to the extent that the teeth of the upper and the lower jaw do not touch each other, even when the mouth is closed. An open bite can be caused by thumb sucking, tongue thrusting or continuous chewing on a particular object.

  • When the upper front teeth stick out too far forward, or the lower teeth don’t extend out enough, this is called protrusion. Because of the abnormal contact between upper and lower front teeth, it can cause injury to the lower teeth. Often times, protrusion is the result of thumb and finger sucking.

  • In a perfectly aligned face there should be a straight line from the bridge of the nose to the bottom teeth. If they are not and the bottom teeth are actually misaligned from the top teeth, then your midlines are off.


Answers To Your Questions

As you can imagine, we get asked a lot of questions. Hopefully this section will help answer some of your questions and also give you more information about what Orthodontics can achieve. Keep learning!