Seattle is considered one of the healthiest cities in the nation. Some of Washington’s best hospitals are located in Seattle, including University of Washington Medical Center. Other hospitals in the area include EvergreenHealth Kirkland and Overlake Medical Center. Seattle Children’s Hospital is the only children’s hospital in the area. Veterans have access to the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System. Washington Healthcare Access Alliance is a resource that helps people find free community health clinics.
U.S. News ranks University of Washington Medical Center #1 in Seattle and Washington. It ranks nationally in seven adult specialties, including:
Offering some of the best children’s care in the northwest is Seattle Children’s Hospital. It ranks nationally in 10 children’s specialties, including:
Orthodontists diagnose and treat teeth positioned incorrectly in your jaw. They also correct jaw abnormalities. This can help you feel more confident about your smile and have a well functioning bite.
Orthodontics is a subspecialty of dentistry focused on the treatment of crowded teeth, overbite, underbite, misaligned teeth, corrective jaw surgeries, and facial skeletal problems.
Orthodontists have a variety of solutions for corrective treatment, including braces and clear aligners.
Orthodontists treat children, teens, and adults.
What procedures do orthodontists perform?
Orthodontists can perform the following procedures:
Specifically, orthodontists may:
This isn't an exhaustive list. Your orthodontist may offer other services that aren't listed here.
Get in touch with your local orthodontist to see if they can do the procedures you're looking for.
What conditions do orthodontists treat?
Orthodontists treat both dental problems involving the teeth and skeletal problems involving the jaw.
Problems with teeth:
Problems with jaw bones (skeletal problems):
This isn't an exhaustive list of conditions that an orthodontist can treat. Get in touch with your local orthodontist to find out the full range of conditions that they'll be able to treat.
What should I ask an orthodontist?
Top questions to ask an orthodontist during your appointment include: