Meet Dr. Silas Dudley, your Issaquah Orthodontist

Dr. Silas Dudley is passionate about orthodontics because he has seen how significant of a difference a straight smile has on a patients self-esteem and quality of life. Dr. Dudley attended Pepperdine University for his Undergrad education. He then received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School Dr. Dudley then pursued an Orthodontic Certificate and a Masters of Science in Dentistry at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.

He lives in Seattle Washington with his wife Rebecca and their children, Audrey and Lillian. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest, going to the gym, snowboarding, reading, and photography.

An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an Orthodontist.

All orthodontists are dentists first, even though not every dentist is qualified to be an orthodontist. Dr. Dudley, like all orthodontists, has to continue their formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. As an orthodontist, Dr. Dudley has spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to execute the appropriate treatment plan.

Why does it matter if you see your Issaquah Orthodontist?

Dentists receive basic orthodontic training which allows them to perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treating young children who do not yet need to see an orthodontist. However, specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic problems.

Seeing a specialist like an Issaquah orthodontist may change your experience in braces by:

  • Providing more treatment options, with a variety of braces or therapies to choose from
  • Having personal experience treating multiple cases that share your unique concern and anatomical characteristics.
  • More efficient treatment and visits, because it is the office’s focus area of care.
  • Knowing that you’ll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have severe bite discrepancies that need to be addressed.
  • Being seen more quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.

While you may think it’s easier to have your orthodontic work completed by a dentist, convenience shouldn’t be a problem, because you will only be stopping by your Issaquah orthodontic offices every six to eight weeks.

And don’t let price be a problem either! Dudley Smiles is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Issaquah area.

Testimonials from Issaquah orthodontist patients

The team at Dudley Smiles are amazing. You are always treated like part of their family. Dr. Dudley always has extra time to explain procedures in detail. Dudley Smiles is a wonderful, safe, clean and fun environment to receive orthodontic treatment. - Colette S.


Dr. Si is a very fun, professional and educated orthodontist! Between his and his staff's personality, I wonder how could a group of people be SO FRIENDLY! They are all amazing! I would highly recommend having treatment done with him! -Salena D.


Dr. Si and his entire staff are simply wonderful! I am always greeted with a welcoming smile as soon as I walk through the door. They make going to the orthodontist easy and fun by providing a relaxed, upbeat atmosphere with many accommodations like a coffee/water station, TV's, arcade games, tooth brushing station, comfortable waiting room, and treatment chairs. The office and treatment area is modern and clean. They have two locations so you can choose which is most convenient for you. I highly recommend considering Dr. Si and his staff for your orthodontic needs! -Chelsea