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Tacoma Orthodontics

Stop hiding and start smiling!

First-Class Orthodontics in Tacoma WA

Your best smile is just around the corner.

Crooked teeth are bad news for self-esteem. The good news is that you can correct misaligned, crooked teeth and send your self-esteem through the roof! If you’re in the Tacoma, Washington area, we invite you to contact us here at Tacoma Orthodontics.

Are You in Need of Orthodontic Treatment?

If you think orthodontic treatment is only for kids and teens, think again. No matter your age, you deserve a brilliant, symmetrical, and straight smile. If you have any of the following issues, it’s time to give yourself the gift of corrective orthodontics:

  • Crowded or cramped teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Underbite
  • Overbite (Overjet)
  • Speech issues
  • Jaw pain due to misalignment
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Conspicuous gaps between teeth
  • Noticeably bad breath

That last one on the list may surprise you; however, teeth that aren’t straight can be challenging to clean. Daily oral hygiene like brushing and flossing are less effective on extremely crooked teeth causing remnants of food to remain trapped between teeth. In addition to bad breath, this can cause harmful bacteria growth that leads to decay. Remember, regardless of your dental issues, the sooner you seek orthodontic care, the sooner your issues can be addressed and resolved.

Dr. Patra Alatsis and Orthodontic Care Specialists

Dr. Patra Alatsis is our dedicated orthodontist who leads a stellar team of qualified orthodontic care specialists. Together, our team is here to talk to you about your options regarding braces, clear aligners, orthodontic surgery, or any of the other services we offer. Our ultimate goal is your perfect smile!

Crooked teeth are bad news for self-esteem. The good news is that you can correct misaligned, crooked teeth and send your self-esteem through the roof! If you’re in the Tacoma, Washington area, we invite you to contact us here at Tacoma Orthodontics.

Are You in Need of Orthodontic Treatment?

If you think orthodontic treatment is only for kids and teens, think again. No matter your age, you deserve a brilliant, symmetrical, and straight smile. If you have any of the following issues, it’s time to give yourself the gift of corrective orthodontics:

  • Crowded or cramped teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Underbite
  • Overbite (Overjet)
  • Speech issues
  • Jaw pain due to misalignment
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Conspicuous gaps between teeth
  • Noticeably bad breath

That last one on the list may surprise you; however, teeth that aren’t straight can be challenging to clean. Daily oral hygiene like brushing and flossing are less effective on extremely crooked teeth causing remnants of food to remain trapped between teeth. In addition to bad breath, this can cause harmful bacteria growth that leads to decay. Remember, regardless of your dental issues, the sooner you seek orthodontic care, the sooner your issues can be addressed and resolved.

Dr. Patra Alatsis and Orthodontic Care Specialists

Dr. Patra Alatsis is our dedicated orthodontist who leads a stellar team of qualified orthodontic care specialists. Together, our team is here to talk to you about your options regarding braces, clear aligners, orthodontic surgery, or any of the other services we offer. Our ultimate goal is your perfect smile!

Schedule Your Appointment Today

For the best orthodontic treatment in Tacoma, call our courteous staff at Tacoma Orthodontics so that we can schedule your appointment and get you on track for a smile you’ll be proud of!

Send a message to our Tacoma office.

Tacoma Orthodontics
4301 S. Pine Street, #231
Tacoma, WA 98409

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Learn Dr. Patra's credentials

Fun image of Dr. Patra Alatsis Dr. Patra Alatsis who is an orthodontist in Gig Harbor
Dr. Patra Alatsis who is an orthodontist in Gig Harbor

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:

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Dr. Patra Alatsis

YOUR ORTHODONTIST IN TACOMA

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Margaret who is the Practice Administrator at our Tacoma and Gig Harbor orthodontic offices

Margaret

Why did you choose orthodontics?

“I became interested in orthodontics while wearing braces in high school. I love watching the reactions of patients when their smiles transform. It makes coming to work every day worthwhile.”

Experience & Education:

  • Insurance Underwriting
  • Former Group Insurance Plan Administrator at an orthodontic product company
  • Associations with general dentistry, orthodontics, and children’s dentistry
Margaret

PRACTICE ADMINISTRATOR

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Kimberly who is the dental assistant at our Tacoma and Gig Harbor orthodontic offices

Kimberly

Why 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
Kimberly

ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT

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Caitlyn who is the dental assistant at our Tacoma and Gig Harbor orthodontic offices

Caitlyn

About you:

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.

Caitlyn

ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT

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Aleisha who is the dental assistant at our Tacoma and Gig Harbor orthodontic offices

Aleisha

Why 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
Aleisha

ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT

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Brittany who is the dental assistant at our Tacoma and Gig Harbor orthodontic offices

Brittany

About you: I have lived in many places and have enjoyed Washington the most, so far. My husband and I are expecting our first child in January and can’t wait!

What do you enjoy when you’re not at the office?

When I am not working, I am usually kayaking, hiking, or doing hair.

Why did you choose orthodontics?

I love to see the transformation provided by orthodontics, both physically and emotionally. The extra big smiles at the end make everything worth it.

What is one item on your bucket list?

The one thing I need to check off my bucket list, if nothing else, is deep sea diving.

What’s your spirit animal?

I think my spirit animal would have to be a mermaid because I love the water!

Brittany

ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT

We have been going here for a while now, and all the people here are great!! We also love Dr. Patra, and she is very funny too!! I definitely would recommend her to anyone!

Megan, Actual Patient at Tacoma Orthodontics

All The Information You Need to Get Started
Learn about our smile solutions and download our forms.
Our Orthodontic Services
See the wide range of smile solutions we offer to Tacoma.
  • Traditional Braces
  • Ceramic Braces
  • Phase I Treatment (Early/Interceptive Orthodontics)
  • Surgical Orthodontics
  • TAD Treatment
  • Retainers
  • Teeth Whitening
Our New Patient Forms
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For Referring Doctors
We appreciate you trusting us in providing orthodontic excellence for your patients. We’ll stay in constant communication with you to ensure your patient’s success. Download our referral form.
Smile Like Nobody’s Watching
  • A fun, motivated team, check!
  • Mom and kid approved, check!
  • A beautiful, functional smile, check!
  • Complimentary first visit, check!
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