life with braces

Living with Braces
in Spokane, WA

Dr. Scott Ralph Provides Braces in Spokane & Liberty Lake, WA

At the Spokane and Liberty Lake orthodontic office of Dr. Scott Ralph, we think it is more important to pick a qualified orthodontist, not a bracket system. A good orthodontist can get good results no matter what types of brackets are chosen. You should go to an office where you feel welcome and know that the doctor and staff are truly looking out for your best interests.

Dr. Scott Ralph will create a customized treatment plan to fit your unique needs and goals. As our patient, you can rest assured that your orthodontic treatment will result in the most beautiful smile possible.

Types of Braces in Liberty Lake & Spokane, WA

Metal Braces

The most common type of braces are traditional metal braces, and they are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With traditional metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile. Dr. Ralph also offers self-ligating metal braces, which do not use elastics and are lower in profile than traditional metal braces.

Clear Braces

Our clear braces are made of clear, hardened silica glass. They are see through and truly the best looking clear braces on the market. They are a bit more fragile than metal braces and are therefore used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. Clear self-ligating braces are very popular with our adult patients.

Invisible (Clear) Orthodontic Appliances


Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. And, no one can tell you are wearing Invisalign because it's invisible! Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. Click here to learn more about Invisalign.

Getting Started

During your complimentary initial consultation, you’ll meet with our treatment coordinator and have photos and X-rays taken. You’ll also meet Dr. Ralph, who will do a thorough clinical examination of your teeth and bite, and present a variety of treatment options. Whether you choose metal braces, clear braces, or clear aligners, your orthodontic treatment will help you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Contact our Liberty Lake or Spokane orthodontic offices to schedule your appointment today!