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Best Orthodontists in Seattle

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Seattle, WA 98117

Why choose this provider?

Nelson Orthodontics is a Ballard family-owned orthodontic practice that Dr. Paul A. Nelson inherited from his father, Dr. James Nelson. Dr. Paul Nelson, who has a DDS from the University of Washington and orthodontic certification from the same institution, has been practicing since 1995 when he joined his father's practice. Now, he provides high-quality orthodontic care from his office in Ballard and a second location in Magnolia.

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4.5
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4.5 / 5 (23)

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Marysville, WA 98270

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Bourne Orthodontics, based in Marysville, uses traditional metal braces as well as clear Invisalign braces to help patients align their teeth. Dr. Bourne earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Washington and then completed the orthodontics specialty program at Temple University. Dr. Bourne is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Washington State Dental Association.

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4.2
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (8)

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Bothell, WA 98011

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Fey and Grey Orthodontics is a Bothell-based orthodontic office helping local families and individuals. Dr. Michael Fey, who received his DDS and his postdoctoral Orthodontics training from the University of Washington, is a veteran of the profession, with more than three decades of local experience. Working alongside Dr. Fey is his daughter and colleague, Dr. Kristina Grey, a DDS graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. Both doctors are members of the Seattle-King County Dental Society, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the Washington State Society of Orthodontists.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (8)
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4.9 / 5 (6)

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Seattle, WA 98108

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G.O. Dental Group, located in Seattle, provides traditional metal braces for children, teenagers, and adults, in addition to alternative therapies, including Invisalign. The practice's owner and orthodontic practitioner, Dr. Huynh, is a 1997 graduate of the dental program at Creighton University. He has completed over 1,000 hours of postdoctoral training, studying implantology, cosmetic dentistry, and orthodontics. He is a member of the International Association for Orthodontics, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

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4.4
Google
4.7 / 5 (58)
Yelp
3.0 / 5 (14)

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Redmond, WA 98052

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Located in Redmond, Roos Orthodontics is a family-owned private orthodontic practice that performs a range of orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign, tooth extraction, and Propel. Dr. Bryan Roos earned his dental degree from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, and then took on an orthodontic residency at West Virginia University. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and an Invisalign Premier Preferred Provider.

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4.5
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (41)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (39)

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Burien, WA 98166

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Pristera Orthodontics is a Burien-based dental care provider, with patients hailing from all over the King County area. Available treatment options include traditional metal braces, Invisalign braces, and preventive therapies. Dr. Adam Pristera, who has a secondary office in Burien, has been a general dentist since 2005. He is among the few people statewide to be practicing both dentistry and orthodontics.

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4.0
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (5)

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Bothell, WA 98011

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Bothell Orthodontics is the private orthodontic practice of Dr. Jeremey Chaison, who works with a team of qualified assistants and technicians to provide locals with orthodontic care. Dr. Chaison received his DDS from the University of Washington before earning a Master of Science in Dentistry and a Certificate in Orthodontics from the same institution, in 2008. His is a published researcher, with his work appearing in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (11)
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4.7 / 5 (3)

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Seattle, WA 98105

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Lovrovich Orthodontics, in Seattle, provides a variety of care options to people living in the city and its suburbs. The clinic's owner and orthodontic practitioner, Dr. Anthony Lovrovich, received his DDS from the University of Washington School of Dentistry and completed his postdoctoral Orthodontics training at the University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center. Dr. Lovrovich has received board certification from the American Board of Orthodontics, and he is a Certified Invisalign Elite Provider.

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3.9
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (6)
Facebook
4.3 / 5 (5)

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Bellevue, WA 98004

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Surbeck Orthodontics is a Bellevue-based orthodontic care provider, helping patients of all ages. The clinic is an Invisalign Preferred Provider and has won the "Patients' Choice" award from Opencare. Dr. Burleigh T. Surbeck, who has a DDS as well as a Master's in Orthodontics from the University of Washington, is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, among other regional and national professional organizations.

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4.8
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (28)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (5)

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5.0
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Redmond, WA 98052

Why choose this provider?

At its office in Redmond, Lake Hills Orthodontics treats Seattle-area patients suffering from a range of orthodontic issues. At the head of the practice, which opened in 2004, is Dr. Wisanu Charoenkul. Dr. Charoenkul has received Seattle Met's "Top Dentist" honor every year since 2011, and he is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the Seattle-King County Dental Society.

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (33)

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Seattle, WA 98113

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Green Lake Orthodontics is a Seattle-based orthodontic office that focuses on creating a comfortable environment. People waiting in Green Lake Orthodontics' lobby can take advantage of an espresso machine, one of the practice's several Kindle Fire tablets, and other amenities. At the practice's helm is local orthodontist Dr. Sara Cassidy. Dr. Cassidy received her DDS as well as her orthodontic certification from the University of Washington.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (45)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (23)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (17)

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1818 E Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98112

Why choose this provider?

Keith B. Wong, DDS, MS Specialist in Orthodontics has been seeing patients in Seattle, Washington, since 2001. Dr. Wong offers a variety of services, including Invisalign, traditional braces, and interceptive. He treats children and adults. The practice has a variety of financing structures to meet clients' needs, and it also works with third-party health care finance sources. Dr. Wong's office is focused on sustainability, with programs in place to conserve energy, water, and trees.

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4.8
Google
4.9 / 5 (107)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (33)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (12)

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Seattle, WA 98133

Why choose this provider?

North Seattle Orthodontics is a private practice that provides care options to people living in Seattle and the surrounding areas. Elizabeth Lyons, its in-house practitioner, has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare sector. She provides orthodontic treatment for kids, teens, and adults and straightens patients' teeth with metal and ceramic braces. Another treatment option the clinic offers is Invisalign, which helps move teeth in a better position. Lyons is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists.

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4.8
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (22)

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Bellevue, WA 98007

Why choose this provider?

At Schur Orthodontics, in Bellevue, Dr. Jeff Schur leads a team of qualified technicians and assistants to perform an array of corrective procedures. Dr. Schur has been named as one of Seattle Met's "Top Dentists" seven years in a row. He is an alumnus of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry, as well as the University of Washington Orthodontic program.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

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Seattle, WA 98119

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Leone & Vaughn Orthodontics is a Puget Sound area dental practice with three Seattle offices and one in Bellevue. Its orthodontists are members of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and certified providers of Invisalign. Additionally, the Leone & Vaughn Orthodontics staff includes practitioners who have received full board certification from the American Board of Orthodontics.

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4.6
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (109)
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (93)
Google
4.8 / 5 (40)

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Issaquah, WA 98027

Why choose this provider?

Christian P. Manley Orthodontics, in Issaquah, accepts patients from all over the area who are seeking orthodontic treatment. Dr. Manley received his DDS as well as his Master's in Orthodontics from Loma Linda University. He undergoes extensive postdoctoral training to stay abreast of the latest industry techniques and technologies and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists as well as the American Dental Association.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (82)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (9)

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Redmond, WA 98052

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Judy C. Chen Orthodontics, based in Redmond, gives orthodontic treatment to patients, young and old, from all over the greater Seattle community. Dr. Chen, who owns and leads the clinic, received her DDS from Columbia University before enrolling the University of Washington, where she received her Master's and formal certification in Orthodontics. Seattle Met has named Dr. Chen has one of the city's "Top Orthodontists" for more than five years consecutively.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (16)

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Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Why choose this provider?

Snoqualmie Valley Orthodontics can help patients living in the greater Seattle community who are seeking relief from a variety of orthodontic issues and ailments. Dr. Brandon Johnson, who leads the Snoqualmie-based practice, uses traditional braces, Invisalign, and the American Empower System to align his patients' teeth. Dr. Johnson is an alumnus of the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (3)

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Kent, WA 98031

Why choose this provider?

Dudley Smiles, in Kent, is a Seattle Metro area dental office serving patients of all ages. Dr. Silas Dudley, born and raised in Mercer Island, received his DDS from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, and his certification in Orthodontics from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. He can perform a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to help patients suffering from overbite, crowding, and other common orthodontic issues.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (78)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (40)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (3)

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3.8
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Introduction

    Dentistry is a broad type of medical specialty that focuses on the care and treatment of the mouth, gums, throat, and overall oral care. An orthodontist is a type of dentist that specializes in fixing misaligned teeth, jaw alignment, and bite patterns. One way to distinguish between the two is that all orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists. In their lifetime, everyone should regularly see a dentist. However, only people with specific dental problems will need to see an orthodontist.

  • What is an orthodontist?

    An orthodontist is a specialty dentist who receives advanced training to diagnose and treat overbites, overcrowded mouths, misaligned teeth and jaws, and occlusions. After diagnosing the issue, an orthodontist will recommend a treatment course that may include surgery, braces, retainers, tooth removal, and more. An orthodontist receives more training than a general dentist to become an expert in their specific field of dentistry.

  • Are orthodontists doctors?

    Yes, all dentists are doctors of oral health. Dentists receive a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree or a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS). As orthodontists are a type of dentist, they qualify as a doctor.

  • What is the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?

    A dentist treats a wide variety of issues. An orthodontist is a specialist who has received extra training to focus on one aspect of dentistry — teeth and jaw alignment. An orthodontist has all the training the dentist has and could drop orthodontics and practice general dentistry. In comparison, a dentist would need to have the additional education to become an orthodontist. 

  • What does an orthodontist do?

    People go to an orthodontist when they have teeth or jaw abnormalities. An orthodontist treats:

    • Crooked teeth
    • Crowded teeth
    • Overly spaced teeth
    • Bite alignment issues, such as an overbite or an underbite
    • Jaw misalignment
    • Facial symmetry issues
    The orthodontist's objective is to improve the patient's teeth so they have a straight and functioning smile that allows them to speak, eat, and look normal.

  • Do you have to be referred to an orthodontist?

    Most orthodontists today don’t require a referral to book a consultation appointment with a new patient. However, you may wish to get a referral from your dentist to get a recommendation. If you’re hoping to get your orthodontic care covered by insurance, your insurance may require a referral. Contact your insurance provider to confirm your coverage and details.

  • Do orthodontists keep retainer molds?

    People often lose or break their retainer. If that happens, they’ll need to visit their orthodontist and pay for a new retainer. Luckily, since orthodontists know this happens so frequently, most keep retainer molds on file to get a new one made for you immediately.