What Sets Us Apart

Welcome to Dahlke Orthodontics, where we provide patient-focused care that creates incredible oral health and beautiful smiles, every day! Along the way, we build wonderful relationships with our patients and they become members of our extended family. We look forward to their visits and the laughter they bring to our office.

Here, our focus is always on the patient we’re caring for; Dr. Kirk Dahlke sees every patient and makes an effort to speak with parents following every visit, to update them on the progress we’re making and answer any questions they might have. Our team members are equally devoted to our patients and make sure that every visit is a positive experience.

We believe that orthodontic care should be available to everyone, especially those who serve our country. We are preferred providers for MetLife, United Concordia, and Delta Dental. Ask us for more information during your first visit.


Your Dahkle Orthodontics Experience

When you come to our practice for your complimentary consultation, you’ll immediately feel comfortable. We’ve designed our reception area to feel like a family room at a friend’s home, not a sterile, clinical environment. We have a game room for older kids and an alcove for the little ones. When you move into our treatment areas, you’ll see that we use the latest technologies for diagnostics and treatments, to ensure the best results in the shortest time frame.

At your consultation, we’ll talk with you about your reasons for considering orthodontic care and then you’ll receive a complimentary exam. Based on what you’ve shared, and what was found during the clinical exam, we’ll create a treatment plan for you, including treatment options. We’ll review this information with you, explaining each step of the process, the options and how each works, and the treatment timeline. You’re encouraged to ask questions if anything doesn’t make sense, because we want you to know and understand the processes. It’s important that you’re an informed advocate for your oral health and your smile.

Once we start your orthodontic care, you’ll come in for regular visits. We’ll talk with you at each one about the progress we’re making in straightening your teeth and creating your new smile. We’ll also ask you how you’re feeling about the treatment and if you have any concerns. It’s important to us that you feel comfortable raising any issues with our team: we want orthodontia to be a positive time for you and if you have concerns, we’d like to hear about them so we can get everything back on track.

Throughout your treatment, we’ll be here for you. Our team is composed of friendly, knowledgeable, and approachable people who genuinely love what we do. What could be better than to spend one’s days helping people we care about, watching their transformations in self-esteem and self-confidence as they see their new smile emerging? And the day the braces come off and you see that new smile of yours? We’ll be laughing and grinning right along with you. You’ve put in hard work getting to that point and we’re so proud of you!

If you’ve been thinking about orthodontia for yourself or a loved one, please call to schedule a complimentary consultation at our DuPont, WA office. We’re convenient to JBLM, Lakewood, Steilacoom, and Lacey, and welcome military members and their families.

Our team at Dahlke Orthodontics can’t wait to meet you and start you on that path to straight teeth and an amazing new smile, today!