We love this orthodontist! Scheduling is easy and friendly. Dr. Kim is so good with the kids, our daughter loves to go. He explains everything so well and clearly, it has made going to the orthodontist an easy and pleasant experience. The office is clean with little to no wait time.

Mary S.

My family really appreciated the professionalism of Dr. Kim and his staff. Dr. Kim provided excellent service for our daughter regarding her braces. We are more than happy to recommend our friends and family to Dr. Kim and his excellent staff. Thank you for providing such excellent and caring service.

Chong Y.

Dr. Kim and Lee are the nicest people! Each appointment was a pleasant and caring experience. They were very detailed and thorough in their work and made sure that I was happy with the results. Anytime I meet anyone who’s looking for an orthodontist, I always recommend Dr. Kim and Lee.

Jin-You S.

Excellent orthodontist !! Dr. Kim will go extra mile, just for your satisfaction. She provide excellent service for ME and MY 15 years old son. We both love our smile. We highly highly recommend Dr. Kim for your orthodontist.

Soffie G.

Dr. Lee and Dr. Kim were so generous with their donation to the Federal Way Roboeagles. They were so kind and we’re absolutely thrilled with how they helped us and highly recommend them for how helpful they are.

Justin K.

I would definitely recommend this Orthodontics!! I had my braces for two years and Dr. Lee was always very reliable when i had a problem and responsible about my checkups. The wait is never too long if you get there on your time and the staff is very friendly. This place is very professional and made my expected ‘terrible’ braces experience wonderful. After two years of checking in and out for checkups, now my teeth are nice and straight.

Janna L.

Posted by Lee Anna Caldera: The best Orthodontist in town, very friendly, great service, always willing to re-schedule when something comes up for my family. We highly recommend Dr Kim to anyone who might be looking to improve their smile.

Fletcher B.

제가 여기치과에서 교정받았는데요. 저는 만족합니다. 한인 선생님 계신데 찾아보다가 간건데 부부가 하시는데 두분다 너무 친절하시고 한국말도 잘하시고 설명도 잘해주십니다. 이빨도 얼만큼 들어가길 원하는지 방문때마다 체크해 주시고요 질문도 많이 했는데 쉽게 설명해 주셔서 도움이 많이 되었습니다. 교정비도 다른 교정치과보다 부담이 덜 되었고요, 친구가 교정한다고 한다면 전 이 선생님 추천하고 싶네요 ^^

Kid S.

Treatment Results


Overbite occurs when the upper front teeth cover the lower front teeth. Generally there is no contact between the upper and lower front teeth. Often you cannot see the lower incisors. Overbite is also known as a deep bite.


Crowding is the lack of space for all the teeth to fit normally within the jaws. The teeth may be twisted or displaced. Crowding occurs when there is disharmony in the tooth to jaw size relationship or when the teeth are larger than the available space. Crowding can be caused by improper eruption of teeth and early or late loss of primary teeth.


Overjet is also known as protrusion. In this case, the lower teeth are too far behind the upper front teeth. This can be caused by an improper alignment of the molars (Class II Relationship), a skeletal imbalance of the upper and lower jaw; flared upper incisors, missing lower teeth or a combination of all the above. In addition, oral habits such as thumb sucking, finger sucking or tongue thrusting can exacerbate the condition.


Spacing (the opposite of crowding), is an excess of space for your teeth which results in gaps between your teeth. This generally occurs when the teeth are smaller than the available space. Spacing can also be caused by protrusive teeth, missing teeth, impacted teeth or abnormal tissue attachments to the gums.


Crossbite can occur in the front and/or the sides of the mouth: One or more upper teeth bite on the inside of the lower teeth. This can occur with a single tooth or multiple teeth. Early correction of a crossbite is recommended.