From First Graders
to Grandparents

Dr. Lai is passionate about treating patients of all ages. She wants your entire family to enjoy the benefits of orthodontic care.

Here at White Oak Dental & Orthodontics, we're delighted to provide comprehensive orthodontic solutions in Avenel for kids, teens, and adults.

Avenel Braces & Clear Aligners

White Oak Dental & Orthodontics offers you the latest fixed and removable orthodontic appliances, such as:


Orthodontics for Children

Dr. Lai and the White Oak Dental & Orthodontics team are committed to providing your children with the highest standard of orthodontic care in Avenel.

The American Association of Orthodontists and Dr. Lai advise that children should have their initial orthodontic evaluation either:

  • At the first indication of orthodontic issues
  • By age seven at the latest

At this age, a child's teeth have developed sufficiently, allowing our skilled team to identify any subtle issues with emerging teeth and jaw growth.


What to Expect

When you bring your child to White Oak Dental & Orthodontics for a Phase I evaluation, it may turn out that their bite is wonderful and they have no immediate need for braces.

Alternatively, Dr. Lai might spot a developing issue and recommend monitoring your child's dental growth before deciding on treatment.

Phase I Treatment

Opting for early treatment at our Avenel office can help prevent or address more severe issues before they develop further.

This proactive approach often results in a shorter and less complicated treatment process later on. In some instances, Dr. Lai can achieve orthodontic outcomes that might not be possible once your child's face and jaws fully develop.

Orthodontics for Teens

For teens in the Avenel area, adolescence is often the prime time for orthodontic treatment at White Oak Dental & Orthodontics, typically between the ages of 11 – 16.

Dr. Lai is highly skilled in identifying spacing, crowding, and bite alignment issues within this age group. By this stage, your teen's bone and jaw structure are sufficiently developed to successfully begin orthodontic treatment.

At White Oak Dental & Orthodontics, we offer various options to suit your teen's lifestyle and needs, including:

  • Invisalign clear aligners
  • Traditional metal braces
  • Clear ceramic braces

Each option has its advantages in helping your teen get a beautifully transformed smile.

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Orthodontics for Adults

People in Avenel often notice your smile, and it's always possible to make it one you're proud of. At White Oak Dental & Orthodontics, Dr. Lai offers specialized orthodontic treatments for adults.

Contrary to popular belief, teeth continue to shift throughout adulthood. What may have been a straight smile during your younger years could change, leading to issues like jaw pain, difficulty in brushing, or a less-than-perfect smile.

Ignoring misaligned teeth can result in further dental complications, such as:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Abnormal tooth wear
  • Challenges in everyday chewing

Dr. Lai can address these concerns through tailored orthodontic treatments, helping you achieve the healthy, confident smile you've always wanted.

The mechanics of moving teeth are the same for both adults and children. At White Oak Dental & Orthodontics, we apply orthodontic techniques that are equally effective for patients of all ages. You'll start seeing your treatment's positive impact sooner than you might think.

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Why Should You Consider Orthodontic Treatment?

Straight Teeth Matter for Your Health

With your teeth adequately aligned by Dr. Lai, maintaining your oral hygiene becomes a breeze. Easier flossing and brushing contribute to a radiant smile and ward off other oral issues that could impact your general well-being.


Straight Teeth, Stronger Self-Image

Getting a straight smile at White Oak Dental & Orthodontics enhances your appearance, uplifts your self-confidence, and enriches your overall quality of life. With our expert care, you'll smile more freely than ever before.

Dental Issues Don't Fix Themselves

Putting off recommended orthodontic care from Dr. Lai can lead to more complex health challenges down the line, potentially increasing your overall treatment costs.

At White Oak Dental & Orthodontics, dental needs vary across age groups. That's why we tailor our care to suit everyone, from kids and teens to adults.

Our dedicated team in Avenel is committed to ensuring you receive the most suitable treatment in our welcoming environment.

Get Started With a
Free Consultation

Begin your path to a radiant new smile. Schedule a free consultation with our skilled and approachable orthodontist, Dr. Lai.

Visit us at White Oak Dental & Orthodontics, where we'll discuss options and craft a personalized orthodontic plan to fit your smile aspirations.