Gig Harbor Orthodontics
Top-Rated Orthodontics in Gig Harbor WA
Enjoy a fresh approach to achieving a beautiful, functional smile.
If you long for a flawless smile that you’re eager to show off, it’s time to get in touch with us here at Gig Harbor Orthodontics. As a full-service practice, we welcome the opportunity to help area patients achieve the smile they’ve always wanted through a wide range of comprehensive services. Whether you’re dealing with a mild overbite, crowded teeth, or want to discuss the possibility of using Invisalign® transparent dental aligners to straighten your teeth, we’re here for you. Our services also include standard braces, ceramic braces, retainers, temporary anchorage device (TAD) treatment, and even surgical orthodontics for those with more involved needs.
Are You a Candidate for Orthodontic Treatment?
In addition to correcting aesthetic issues such as crooked or crowded teeth, many dental situations lead individuals to seek orthodontic treatment. For example:
- Misalignment of the jaw
- Wide gaps between teeth
- Chewing issues
In addition to correcting these serious dental issues and giving you a spectacular smile, orthodontic treatment offers the added bonus of boosting your self-esteem because you’ll finally have a smile you can show off with confidence! And here at Gig Harbor, that’s our goal for you – a smile that you’re proud to show to the world!
A Qualified and Diligent Staff
Regardless of your orthodontic treatment needs – from clear aligners to full braces – Dr. Patra Alatsis and her dedicated team of orthodontic professionals have a serious passion for making patients smile! From the moment you call to set up your appointment, you will feel valued. We take time to hear your concerns, explain the best treatment options for you, and to guide you every step of the way along your smile transformation!
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Our patients are the reason we’re here, so call Gig Harbor Orthodontics today so that we can set up your consultation appointment with Dr. Alatsis and get you on the path to a stunning smile!
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Learn Dr. Patra's credentials
Dr. Patra Alatsis
Dr. Patra works hard to ensure your smile and bite are harmonious. When your teeth are straight and your bite is functional, it not only provides you a beautiful smile but it allows you to eat, speak, and laugh without being in pain.
Becoming an orthodontist requires extensive training beyond dental school. Dr. Patra is an orthodontist for the Gig Harbor and Tacoma areas and is a member of many orthodontic organizations. Her memberships include:
- Serving on the Board of Directors at Washington State Society of Orthodontics
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- OHSU Orthodontic Alumni Association
- Pierce County Dental Society
YOUR ORTHODONTIST IN GIG HARBOR
PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR
Read Kimberly's full bio!
KimberlyWhy did you choose orthodontics?
“I became interested in dentistry when I had braces at age 12. I loved that they gave me a beautiful smile. I wanted to do the same for other people, so I became a dental assistant. I love helping make beautiful smiles and watching our patients change and grow.”
Experience & Education:
- Practicing as an orthodontic assistant for 37 years
- Graduated from Tacoma Community College
Read Caitlyns full bio!
I grew up here in Tacoma, with my parents and younger brother. I graduated from GHHS in 2013, Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, NJ in 2017 and had the opportunity to study abroad in Barcelona, Spain. I played volleyball starting in 5th grade and all the way through college with a scholarship. I met my husband, Josh, after college and we have our three-legged dog named Frankenstein.
What do you enjoy when you’re not at the office?
I love checking out the latest movie, hanging out with friends, playing with my dog or going to sporting events.
Why did you choose orthodontics?
When I had braces, it was a really positive experience- I adored the staff that took care of me. I want to help create the same special experience/bonds with our patients. Plus the chance to see the growth and smiles after braces are off is so rewarding!
What is one item on your bucket list?
I would love to learn American Sign Language.
Who is your hero?
My hero is my mom and aunt. They have really shaped me to become the woman I am today. I can always count on them and for their support in life.
What’s your spirit animal?
My spirit animal is a koala bear. They are cute, cuddly and love to take naps.
PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR
Read Aleisha's full bio!
AleishaWhy did you choose orthodontics?
“My passion in orthodontics sparked when I had braces. I was very interested in what was going on with my teeth. I love seeing the transformation and improvement of the patient’s teeth throughout treatment.”
Experience & Education:
- Attends continuing education courses to stay updated on the latest techniques
- Received her Associate of Arts and Sciences at Tacoma Community College
- Currently enrolled in a dental assistant program
The staff are always so sweet and friendly; they make you feel welcome once you walk in. It’s great. I’d definitely recommend it here.
Linnea, Actual Patient at Gig Harbor Orthodontics
Phase I Treatment (Early/Interceptive Orthodontics)