This Federal Way Orthodontist Offers SureSmile & Invisalign For Children & Teens

Apr 3, 2024

Want to give your child a nice smile that will last them a lifetime? Then schedule an appointment at Sean Liu Orthodontics (253-838-0765) in Federal Way!

Every child deserves to have a smile that they love showing off to those around them, and that's exactly what Sean Liu Orthodontics in Federal Way aims to provide! Their orthodontic treatment options are designed to correct common teeth alignment issues such as crossbites, open bites, and protrusions. By addressing these issues early, you improve the appearance and functionality of your child's teeth and reduce the chances of them needing future corrective treatments.

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Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatments

Included in Sean Liu Orthodontics' treatment range is a mix of conventional and advanced solutions. For example, if your child prefers something fixed they can opt for traditional wire bracket braces made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. Conversely, if they want something removable they can go with clear aligners like SureSmile or Invisalign.

Typically, children wear traditional metal braces for anywhere from 1 to 3 years. This is then followed by a period of about 1 to 2 years where they're encouraged to wear a retainer. By comparison, clear aligners usually take less time (around 12 to 18 months); however, they tend to cost more due to the materials used and the quantity that needs to be made. As such, you'll have to weigh up which option is better for you and your child.

“At Sean Liu Orthodontics, we understand that a great smile is one of the first things people notice about you,” explained a spokesperson for the practice. “That’s why we offer state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment options.”

Start 'Em Young!

In keeping with the American Association of Orthodontists guidelines, Sean Liu Orthodontics recommends that your child get their first orthodontic check-up at age 7. At this age, they are likely to have a mix of baby and permanent teeth, which makes it easier for orthodontists to identify potential alignment issues and guide the growth of their jaw and teeth.

By getting early orthodontic treatment, your child gains space for their permanent teeth, reduces the likelihood of impaction, and avoids the need for extractions. Treatment can also help them with common childhood problems, such as thumb-sucking, abnormal swallowing, and speech impediments.

Decades of Expertise

The team at Sean Liu Orthodontics has been providing patients with high-quality orthodontic care since 1974. In addition to Federal Way, they also serve patients in Fife, Fife Heights, Lakeland, Auburn, Kent, Browns Point, Milton, Edgewood, Pacific, Algona, and parts of Seattle and Tacoma.

“I've been taking my daughter to Sean Liu Orthodontics for months now and we absolutely love it there,” said a satisfied parent. “Dr. Liu is incredibly knowledgeable and treats his patients with the utmost care and respect no matter their age. His staff are also friendly, polite, and very understanding. We would recommend them to any families embarking on an orthodontics journey.”

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