What Sets Us Apart?

See why choosing Whitewater Orthodontic Studios for your smile is the best choice.

Orthodontic treatment is more than just straightening teeth. We believe that orthodontics builds self-esteem and self-confidence and in doing so nurtures good health.

We believe that helping people, especially children, feel good about themselves, about us, and about others, is the essence of good health.

Expert Training

Dr. Leavitt is an orthodontist. Orthodontists are dentists first. Out of 100 dental school graduates, on average, only six go on to become orthodontists.

To practice orthodontics, Dr. Leavitt spent 11 years in training (four years of college, four years of dental school, and three years of orthodontics residency).

The orthodontic student spends three years learning the skills needed to manage tooth movement and to guide facial development.

Dr. Leavitt attends many continuing education classes and seminars. He is a member of three local and regional study clubs, and far exceeds state continuing education requirements.

Personalized Service

From the moment you contact our office to your final retainer check appointment, our goal at Whitewater Orthodontic Studios is your complete satisfaction.

We are known for our incredible customer service. We are proud of our warm, welcoming atmosphere where patients and family are treated like guests.

Dr. Leavitt will personally diagnose every case and see every patient at every regular visit.

Our goal at Whitewater Orthodontic Studios is not just to give you the smile of your dreams. We want you to leave our office after every appointment knowing that you got the best possible care.

What Else Makes Our Office Unique?

  • We offer phone, email, and even text message reminders about your appointments!
  • We are extremely concerned about the overall health of the teeth while in braces. We work closely with your general dentist and any other specialists involved in caring for your teeth.
  • Digital imaging with both photos and X-rays makes us more efficient and able to communicate more easily with your general dentist, and gives you less radiation exposure.
  • Dr. Leavitt is committed to achieving both a great “bite” and a beautiful smile in the shortest time possible.
Orthodontics for Teens

Comfortable Treatments

Gone are the days of painful headgear, clunky bands on every tooth, and overly tight stainless steel wires. Today's orthodontic treatment is much more comfortable than it used to be. This is because of shape-memory NiTi wires.

With the same technology that NASA uses, NiTi wires exert a continuous force against the teeth to move them in the right direction. This gets rid of the need for wire tightening. This means you spend less time in braces, and the time you do spend is more comfortable.

At Whitewater Orthodontic Studios we take pride in making the process of straightening your teeth as comfortable as possible.


Modern Techniques

Dr. Leavitt practices state-of-the-art orthodontic technology, including Invisalign®, the nearly invisible way to straighten teeth without braces.

Whitewater Orthodontic Studios is your location for modern orthodontic treatment. We offer aesthetic options like ceramic braces and Invisalign.

We also use mini implants and diode laser for faster and more efficient tooth movement and faster treatment times.

Flexible Payments

We offer flexible payment arrangements, as well as insurance billing services.

After we’ve determined your insurance coverage and filed it for you, we'll sit down and come up with a monthly payment plan that fits your budget. You can also get a discount if you pay in full on the front end.


Convenient Locations

We have three convenient offices for you in Lacey, Lakewood and Yelm, WA.

That gives you great orthodontic care only minutes from your home, work, or school.