Thursday, July 23, 2015

Queen Anne Orthodontics: What is an Orthodontist?

What is an orthodontist? During our recent Queen Anne Orthodontics Ice Cream Day, we were surprised there are some people who aren't clear on exactly what orthodontics is all about. So what is an orthodontist and what is orthodontic care? 

Orthodontists are specialists in moving teeth and aligning jaws. All orthodontists are dentists first, but out of 100 dental school graduates, only six go on to become orthodontists.

Queen Anne Orthodontics is Dr. Zeeny Teja and her friendly and experienced staff. Dr. Teja has been creating beautiful smiles since 1992. She earned a dental degree (B.D.S.) and Master's degree in Pediatric Dentistry (M.Sc.) from The London University. Dr. Teja was the first dentist to provide patient care at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi in 1986. From 1987, she completed a two year residency at Seattle Children's Hospital. She went on to earn an Orthodontic degree from the University of Washington (M.S.D.) in 1991.

Why might a patient seek orthodontic care? There are many reasons, but not only are well-aligned teeth more than attractive, but they make it possible to bite, chew and speak effectively. Orthodontic care is often part of a comprehensive oral health plan. 

Orthodontists are uniquely qualified to diagnose, prevent, and treat orthodontic problems in patients. If you're looking for an orthodontist in the Queen Anne area of Seattle, contact Queen Anne Orthodontics.  

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Our Summer Contest: How Many Dinos Are Buried at Queen Anne Orthodontics?

Millions of years ago dinosaurs roamed the earth. Today their fossils are buried beneath the ground. How many dinosaurs are buried in the jar at Queen Anne Orthodontics?

At your next appointment take a look at the buried dinosaurs on the front desk and place a guess in the jar! In several weeks we'll announce a winner!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Who Likes Ice Cream Sandwiches?

I actually really dislike ice cream sandwiches. There's something about them that promises not to be messy, but inevitably they will melt in my hand and get everywhere. With that in mind, I am giving them away free. 

Yes, free ice cream sandwiches  June 16 at Queen Anne Orthodontics  1955 6th Ave W Seattle, WA 98119

ice cream day

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Enter Dr. Teja's Spring Hygiene Contest

You can't win unless you enter! Ask us about it at your next appointment.
Don't forget about our Quarterly Hygiene Contest!
A winner is picked quarterly.
Keep up the great work and you might win.Don't forget about our Quarterly Hygiene Contest!
A winner is picked quarterly.
Keep up the great work and you might win.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Patients Making Headlines!

Lyon Terry, dad of two Queen Anne Orthodontics patients, was named Washington State's Teacher of the Year. 
Lyon will serve as an ambassador for the teaching profession and throw the first  pitch at a Mariners game in two weeks. Lyon will also get to  meet the President at a gathering of honored teachers and educators from around the nation.

Nice job Lyon!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Spring Sports Safety Tips for Orthodontic Patients

As the weather gets warmer many patients will be participating in sports and physical activities. Here are tips from Dr. Teja on the best ways to enjoy spring sports with your braces. 

*Take care of your teeth by taking care of your braces. Ask Dr. Teja what type of mouthguard is right for you! 

* Wear your mouthguard to protect your teeth while playing sports. 

* If you have an accident, contact the office immediately. 

* Enjoy regular sports activities with your braces and make sure to wear helmets, pads, and other protective equipment depending on your activity. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Can you Use Flexible Spending Accounts for Orthodontics?

FSA (Flexible Spending Accounts) and HSA (Health Saving Accounts) are tax-favored programs offered by employers, which allow their employees to pay for eligible, out-of pocket heath care expenses.   As with insurance policies, HSA and FSA are very variable in their coverage and enrollment criteria but orthodontic expenses are often covered by these plans.  Once you have verified your eligibility to use your HSA/FSA for orthodontic treatment, we will gladly configure financial arrangements for the best use of your benefits. We are committed to excellence in customer service, and maximizing insurance, FSA or HSA benefits is one way we can assist our patients.

Most of these plans have an enrollment period each year, and if you are considering orthodontics, an orthodontic evaluation can help you plan  your annual contribution amount. Our InitialConsultation Appointment is always complementary, as a courtesy to you and your dentist. Please call our office to schedule an appointment, so that we can discuss your orthodontic needs and prepare a financial proposal tailored to your individual requirements, including how to best work with your tax favored program.    

There is additional information on the web to better help you understand these programs. ( have found that the benefits can vary from year to year, so staying up to date on the benefits is important.

We look forward to providing a Complimentary Initial Orthodontic Evaluation for you soon! Please call our office at 206-285-7755 to schedule a convenient appointment or send an email request to