Family & General Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Bellevue, WA


Braces services offered in Bellevue, WA

Orthodontic treatment with braces can give you the straight, gleaming smile that you’ve always imagined for yourself. At Newport Dental in Bellevue, Washington, we perform phased and comprehensive orthodontic treatment using clear and metal braces. To book a consultation for braces for yourself or your child, call Newport Dental or request one online today.

Braces Q&A

What are braces?

Braces give you a way to align your teeth by keeping pressure on them over time. Your orthodontist cements brackets to each of your teeth and threads a wire through them. Your braces are tightened regularly and may also include metal or rubber bands that help shift your teeth in the correct direction toward better alignment. 

The Newport Dental team strategically plans your treatment with braces and has options for phased or comprehensive treatment. Phased orthodontic treatment happens in two steps. 

The first phase happens while your child still has their baby teeth and can correct or prevent any impending bite problems. Phase two, which often includes braces, works with your child’s permanent teeth. 

Comprehensive treatment is the better option for children and young adults who already have all or most of their permanent teeth. It happens in just one phase, and braces are the most common mode. Invisalign® is an alternative option. 

What can braces treat?

Conventional braces can correct a wide array of bite issues. Newport Dental may advise you or your child to get braces to address one of these common types of misalignment or malocclusion:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Overjet
  • Open bite
  • Wide gaps between teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Generally crooked teeth

After you finish treatment with braces, your smile looks well-refined and suits your face even better than before. Under some circumstances, straightening your teeth makes it easier to keep them clean and hygienic so you can prevent issues like cavities and gum disease. 

Which options are available for braces?

Newport Dental gives you a few different options for the brackets of your braces. Each option has a few of its own benefits for you to consider, and your orthodontist can help you make the right choice. 

During your initial orthodontics treatment consultation, you work with your orthodontist to customize your braces treatment. Your options for brackets include the following:

Metal brackets

Metal brackets are the traditional option and the most commonly used. While they may stand out, they’re low maintenance compared with other choices. 

Clear brackets

Clear brackets are made of ceramic and blend in with the natural color of your teeth because they’re transparent. They’re less durable than metal braces, and they can stain, so you need to take a little extra care with them. 

Using braces for just 12-24 months can make a striking difference in the way your smile looks. Book a consultation for braces for yourself or your child at Newport Dental by phone or request one online today.