Family & General Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Bellevue, WA


Orthodontics services offered in Bellevue, WA

Orthodontics provides a safe and effective way to treat alignment problems, such as crooked teeth or malpositioned jaws. At Newport Dental in Bellevue, Washington, general and family dentists Sarah Park, DDS, David Rubinov, DDS, and the team regularly prescribe orthodontic treatment to children, teenagers, and adults. Call the office today and request an orthodontic consultation for yourself or your child, or book online.

Orthodontics Q&A

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a dental subspecialty that diagnoses and treats malocclusion or “bad bites.” 

The way your teeth fit together significantly affects your dental health. If you have crowded teeth or an abnormal bite, you’re more likely to experience problems like cavities and gum disease. 

Orthodontic treatment at Newport Dental can encourage good oral health and help you achieve a more symmetrical smile.

What types of alignment problems does orthodontics treat?

At Newport Dental, the team uses orthodontics to treat various alignment problems, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowding
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Malpositioned jaws

You might also benefit from orthodontics if you have a bite abnormality, such as overbite, underbite, or crossbite.

What are the types of orthodontics?

At Newport Dental, the team offers several types of orthodontic treatment, including:


Braces are orthodontic appliances that your Newport Dental provider bonds to the front of your permanent teeth. 

Braces use brackets, a metal archwire, and rubber bands (o-rings) to place mild pressure on your teeth and jaws. That pressure slowly moves them into the optimal position, helping you achieve a healthier and more balanced smile.


Invisalign uses removable plastic aligners to straighten your teeth and jaw. The aligners are clear and made of tough thermoplastic. You wear them  20-22 hours each day, only removing them to eat or brush and floss.

Am I a candidate for orthodontics?

Your Newport Dental provider reviews your dental records, completes an oral exam, and takes a series of 3D digital X-rays. If they identify any alignment problems, such as crowded teeth, overlapping teeth, or a bad bite, you qualify for orthodontic treatment.

The team at Newport Dental accepts payments through Ortho Care, ensuring treatment is accessible and affordable for all. 

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

The time that orthodontic treatment takes depends on your age, goals, and the alignment problems addressed. Most teens and adults achieve their desired results within 12-18 months*, but it may take longer. 

To speed things up, follow your provider’s instructions. Attend each of your checkups at Newport Dental, keep your braces or Invisalign aligners clean, and wear the appliances as prescribed.

Call Newport Dental today to learn more about orthodontics or click the online booking feature.

*Individual results may vary.