It’s never too late to invest in your greatest asset-your smile.

At Ballard Orthodontics, being passionate about patients doesn’t simply mean attitude. It also includes providing best-in-class treatment options.

Located off Market Street in the heart of the Ballard neighborhood in Seattle, we are proud to combine solutions like Invisalign and clear braces with 3D scans and simulations. When you add no-interest financing and flexible payment plans, it’s easy to see why our patients refer us so often.

Dr. Shafeena Chatur, DDS

Voted 2017 Top Dentist in the Seattle Met by her peers, Dr. Chatur is highly referred by top area dentists. After earning her DDS at the University of Washington, she has spent over 10 years focusing on excelling orthodontics through advanced degrees, memberships, and study groups. The result of her passion for orthodontics and for patients is Ballard Orthodontics.


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Finally, the right fit for your lifestyle as well as your mouth.

With solutions like Propel and Invisalign, treatment time can be reduced by 30 to 50%, making the decision to perfect your smile, at any age, an easy one.

Adult Orthodontics

The decision for a great smile and oral health can start at any age. Adults make up fifty percent of our patients and find that the commitment to improve their oral health has never been easier. Aligners are both virtually invisible as well as removable, allowing your eating habits, and your social life, to never skip a beat.

Kid Orthodontics

With early evaluation recommended for patients at age 7, progressive treatments are now available all the way through the teen years. We have created a fun environment for kids during their journey with orthodontics. Our hours are flexible with school schedules and our rewards, contests, and prizes allow kids to really have fun and enjoy the process.

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New patients can expect an easy, three phase process for their oral care.

From the initial consultation to the ongoing checkups, the process to a better smile couldn’t be easier.

  1. 1
    The Consultation

    Every patient’s journey begins with a free consultation where we determine the candidacy of the patient. Digital records including photographs, radiographs, and a quick 4 minute scan has replaced the need for messy impressions.

  2. 2
    The Placement

    The second visit will involve placing your new orthodontic appliance and will last anywhere from 10 to 90 minutes, depending on the solution. We will provide home care instruction and schedule ongoing visits.

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    Ongoing Visits

    Every patient’s treatment plan is customized for the complexity of their situation and the solution determined. Ongoing visits range from every 4-12 weeks for a period from 6 months to up to 1-2 years.