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Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that is concerned with straightening and aligning your family’s teeth. For decades, adolescents and teens have been wearing braces to create healthy, straight and beautiful smiles. In more recent years, adults have chosen to straighten their smiles if they were not afforded that opportunity in their youth.

Straight and perfectly aligned teeth are not only more attractive, but they are also easier to keep clean and healthy. Brushing and flossing are more effective because there are no overlapping teeth and fewer harder-to-reach places. Professional cleanings are also easier, as all the teeth are lined up evenly without breaks, gaps, overlaps and other problems.

Overlapping, crooked and otherwise problematic smiles are more prone to develop gum diseases, dental caries and other oral health complications. Professional orthodontics in Spokane for adults and teens is an investment in ongoing dental health, as well as in a beautiful smile. Our dentists are always willing to discuss orthodontic treatment with patients at Downriver Smiles.

Clear Orthodontic Aligners & More

Many teens and adults are choosing to undergo orthodontic treatment now more than ever, due to the advanced options that are now available. While traditional metal braces are still used extensively in orthodontics, newer options using clear aligners are more discreet and offer a less invasive method of straightening your smile.

At Downriver Smiles in Spokane, we offer the very latest, state-of-the-art options in braces and clear aligners to straighten adult and teen smiles, including:

The popular Invisalign® brand introduced clear aligners to straighten teeth with fewer restrictions and inconveniences than metal braces. Downriver Smiles is an authorized Invisalign orthodontic clinic, and we can even show you a projected view of your straightened smile using the Invisalign software. We also offer a more affordable option in clear braces and Six-Month Smiles.

Our dentists can explain the benefits of each option in an orthodontic consultation at our dental clinic in Spokane. When you contact our office to schedule an appointment, ask about assistance with using your dental insurance and information about other financing options. At Downriver Smiles, we do everything we can to help families fit orthodontics and other dental expenses into their budget.


Downriver Smiles
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Pat ShelleyPat Shelley
02:13 02 Dec 23
Thoroughly professional.
Cheryl LaneCheryl Lane
02:15 01 Dec 23
William BurgermyerWilliam Burgermyer
02:15 30 Nov 23
Very professional and caring people
Ted AkedTed Aked
02:59 29 Nov 23
Nice pleasant office, no pressure, friendly gentle cleaning! Thanks!
Michael DealMichael Deal
02:43 29 Nov 23
I really appreciated the detail explanation of the services. Truly welcoming.
Rachael PetersonRachael Peterson
01:53 19 Oct 23
Dr. Gaunt is the best! This is the first dentist that I have had a good experience with. I had a root canal done and was so nervous, they made me comfortable and had it done within an hour. I would definitely recommend Downriver smiles!
Vyrdi OVyrdi O
04:26 10 Oct 23
I had the worst dental anxiety before going to Dr. Gaunt years ago- to the point I let my teeth go until they were breaking, in need of numerous fillings, root canals, and extractions. Dr. Gaunt was by far the best dentist I have ever had; he explained everything in as much detail as I required, made me comfortable with any procedure and has won my and my family's business throughout the years with his excellent care and demeanor. Dr. Gaunt and all his wonderful staff are a joy to work with and I can guarantee our continued visits in the years to come for any work my family requires. Thank you Downriver Smiles staff!
Cinda SchusterCinda Schuster
16:04 28 Sep 23
Dr Gaunt is a great dentist. I have been seeing him for years he always does a great job. I always feel confident in his care.The staff at Downriver Smiles Dentistry is always helpful & kind.
Lori AspenleiterLori Aspenleiter
04:40 12 Sep 23
Dr Guant is a great Dentist! He is very friendly, professional, thorough, compassionate and never ever rushes. He answers any of your questions or concerns! He spends extra time and does outstanding work! The office staff is very friendly and accommodating! Highly recommend Downriver Smiles!
Patty McGinnisPatty McGinnis
01:17 07 Sep 23
The employees at Shadle Smiles are so friendly and make sure you understand your procedures and cost before work is done. Dr Harding was my dentist and listened to my concerns about work to be done. He only does what work really needs to be done and what can wait. Love this place!
  • The employees at Shadle Smiles [Downriver] are so friendly and make sure you understand your procedures and cost before work is done. Dr Harding was my dentist and listened to my concerns about work to be done. He only does what work really needs to be done and what can wait. Love this place!

    Patty M.
  • Best dentist in Spokane! Don’t look any further! I chipped my front tooth and they got me in the next day! Left with a beautiful smile and my wallet still intact! I wasn’t an existing patient, but I am now! Awesome environment and extremely friendly staff! 10/10 hands down would recommend!

    Cortney G.
  • Downriver Smiles is amazing! They provide the kind of experience that we all hope for when going to the dentist. Everyone there is caring and takes all the time needed to make sure you are comfortable and that your questions are answered. Dr. Harding is wonderful! I would never want to go anywhere else.

    Chris B.
  • Dr. Harding is gentle and thorough in his care. He always explains what he is doing and why. Great office staff, too.

    Sheri D.


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