Often referred to as “invisible braces," Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional wire braces. Using clear aligners, Invisalign can straighten crowded, crooked, or gapped teeth, and it does so typically faster than traditional braces at a similar or lesser cost. We offer Invisalign here at our office.
Schedule an appointment with us to find out if this treatment would be a good option for you. For patients in need of more extensive orthodontic work, we can refer you to a trusted orthodontist.
Over 60 years ago, the original founder of Swanson Dental Associates, Dr. Richard D. Swanson, graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry, where he later also served on the faculty. His son, Dr. Kris Swanson, followed in his father’s footsteps, graduating from the same program in 1983. Associate Dr. Brian Mills is a third generation Washington Husky and also a proud graduate of the University Washington School of Dentistry.
UW’s dental program has long been recognized as one of the strongest programs in the world. As of 2019, the University of Washington School of Dentistry was ranked No. 2 in the world among dental schools in the new Academic Ranking of World Universities by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy.
Go Huskies! (But don’t worry, we also love seeing patients who are WSU Cougars or other Husky rivals).
We are accredited through the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. AACD's Accreditation Program was formed in 1985 and began offering postgraduate certification in the field in 1986. AACD Accreditation has grown into the preeminent cosmetic dentistry testing standard within dentistry, including written exams and submission of actual case-work in specific cosmetic dentistry disciplines.
Seeing an AACD accredited dentist helps to ensure that you are receiving care from a dentist with advanced knowledge, skills, and expertise in cosmetic dentistry.
Each year, Seattle Met Magazine assembles a list of the best dental practitioners in the Seattle metropolitan area. Dr. Swanson has been voted “Best DDS” every year since the award’s inception in 2007. In 2020, both Dr. Swanson and Dr. Mills were awarded this honor. When you come to our office, you are seeing not just one but two of the top dentists in the Puget Sound area.
Proudly Serving Bellevue Since 1960
At Swanson Dental Associates, we have a long history of providing patients in the greater Bellevue area with the highest quality of care in general, cosmetic, and reconstructive dentistry. Our family has served your families for generations, and we continue to do so at our location in downtown Bellevue inside the Overlake Hospital Campus.
We focus on long-term prevention and wellness, function and comfort, and beauty and esthetics. We believe in educating you as the patient, so that you understand the different treatment options available to you and can make an empowered, informed choice.
Left: Historical Photo of downtown Bellevue, circa 1960
Years Serving Bellevue
Treatments Personalized For You
Family & General Services
With our eight treatment rooms, two dentists, and three to four hygienists on staff each day, we are able to serve your entire family in a timely manner. We love providing friendly, gentle, and reliable care to patients of all ages with an emphasis on preventative dentistry and overall wellness.
We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services that will brighten, straighten, and enhance your smile. Many of these services go hand in hand with restorative and reconstructive dentistry. As we improve the function of your bite, we do so with the esthetic results also in mind.
Dr. Kris Swanson specializes in advanced reconstructive dentistry for patients with complex bite, teeth, mouth, and jaw issues. Dr. Swanson and Dr. Mills believe in a conservative treatment approach, preserving your natural tooth structure whenever possible and focusing on long-term results.
“I really appreciate that they always get me into my appointment on time (SO rare for doctors these days), because I don’t have to waste an extra 15 to 30 minutes sitting around for no reason.”
“Dr. Swanson and his staff are thorough and he is the best restorative dentist in the area. Eva cleaned my teeth. She was friendly, engaging, and thorough. Office staff is also very friendly and welcoming.”
“As always I know that I was getting the best care possible for my teeth. Jennifer also made me feel very comfortable and the experience was great. Dr. Kris even came in early on his day off to take care of my teeth.”
SWANSON DENTAL ASSOCIATES
OVERLAKE MEDICAL TOWER/BUILDING 3
1135 116TH AVENUE NE, SUITE 580
BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON 98004