Orthodontist Bellevue WA

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry focused on diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial abnormalities. It aims to correct bite irregularities or malocclusions and align the teeth properly. This field of dentistry goes beyond aesthetics, addressing functional issues that can impact your ability to speak, eat, and maintain oral hygiene effectively.

who can benefit from orthodontics?

Orthodontics is not just for those seeking a picture-perfect smile. Individuals with crowded, spaced, or misaligned teeth can reap the benefits of orthodontic treatments. A properly aligned bite facilitates optimal oral health and can prevent issues like jaw pain and difficulty cleaning teeth. Whether you are an adult, teen, or child, our experienced orthodontist is here to guide you through a personalized treatment plan, addressing your specific needs and concerns.

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    Invisible Aligners

  • orthodontics treatment options

    Orthodontic treatments have evolved significantly, offering more comfortable and less conspicuous solutions. We provide a range of innovative options like Invisalign, which uses clear aligners to straighten teeth subtly. Our detailed consultation process ensures that you are well-informed about the available treatment options and that you receive a plan tailored to your specific needs and preferences.

    metal braces

    Traditional metal braces have been the cornerstone of orthodontics for years, proven to be effective in correcting a variety of dental misalignment and bite issues. They consist of metal brackets attached to each tooth, connected by wires and tiny rubber bands. The steady pressure applied by the braces gradually aligns the teeth and jaw to their proper positions. While metal braces are well known, contemporary innovations have made them more comfortable and less noticeable. They are also customizable, offering a palette of colors for the bands, allowing especially our younger patients to express themselves uniquely during their orthodontic journey. Opting for metal braces provides a reliable and cost-effective solution for more complex dental issues, ensuring precise corrections and enduring results. Regular adjustments are part of the journey, aiding in the meticulous shaping of your smile.


    Invisalign represents the seamless blend of technology and aesthetics, offering an alternative for those who desire a more subtle approach to orthodontic treatment. It employs a series of custom-made, transparent aligners, each designed to make incremental adjustments to the alignment of your teeth. 

    The clear aligners are virtually invisible, allowing you to undergo treatment without drawing attention to your orthodontic appliance. They are removable, granting you the flexibility to eat, brush, and floss normally, promoting better oral hygiene during treatment. 

    Invisalign is particularly suited for those with mild to moderate misalignment and offers the advantage of visualizing your treatment outcome before beginning, thanks to 3D imaging technology. Regular consultations ensure your progress is monitored, and aligners are adjusted as needed, culminating in a harmonious, confident smile.


    Retainers are a crucial aspect of the orthodontic treatment process. Once braces or aligners have shifted your teeth into their desired positions, retainers help maintain and stabilize those results. There are several types of retainers available, and each serves its purpose depending on individual needs and preferences.

    • Essix retainers. Essix retainers are clear, removable retainers that fit precisely over the teeth. Made of transparent plastic material, they closely resemble Invisalign aligners in appearance.
    • Fixed retainers. Fixed or permanent retainers are thin wires bonded to the backside of the front teeth, ensuring they stay in place after orthodontic treatment.
    • Hawley retainers. Hawley retainers are one of the oldest and most reliable types of retainers. They consist of a combination of a metal wire that goes across the front teeth and an acrylic plate or strap that fits against the roof of the mouth (palatal) or lies along the tongue side of the lower teeth.

    when is the right time to get braces?

    The appropriate time for getting braces varies, depending on individual oral health and developmental stages. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, early evaluations can help identify and address orthodontic issues promptly

    Our commitment is to empower you with knowledge and options, creating a collaborative environment where your needs and preferences are heard and respected. During your detailed consultation, we discuss the merits and limitations of each treatment option, considering factors such as your lifestyle, treatment duration, and aesthetic preferences. Whether you choose the proven reliability of metal braces or the discreet elegance of Invisalign, we are here to support you every step of the way, sculpting a smile that radiates confidence and health.

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