Dr. Karen Clements has been practicing orthodontics in the Seattle area since 2003. She strives to provide her patients with a comfortable yet efficient experience with orthodontics, whether it is with conventional braces, growth modification, more complex surgical cases, or Invisalign™. Because the field of orthodontics involves many options and choices, she believes that it is important to involve her patients and parents in the treatment decisions and establish the best individualized plan for each of her patients. And she welcomes having parents join their children in the treatment area, so that lines of communication are always open and she can give updates on progress.
“My favorite part about what I do is getting to know our patients and families, and creating a fun atmosphere throughout their treatment.”
Education and Continuing Education
- Master of Science in Dentistry, Orthodontics, University of Washington
- Orthodontic Certificate, University of Washington
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry
- Bachelor of Science Degree, Animal Physiology and Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego
- Bachelor of Arts Degree, Psychology, University of California, San Diego
Dr. Clements was one of the first practitioners to utilize Invisalign when it was being developed, and published her research on Invisalign in 2003. She is dedicate to expanding her knowledge, continuing her education on all aspects of orthodontics.
“My patients deserve the best, and by participating in continuing education courses I am able to stay current with the latest technology and orthodontic treatments, in order to provide my patients with more options and better results.”
- American Board of Orthodontics
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- Washington State Society of Orthodontists
Outside the Office
Dr. Clements lives in Bothell, WA with her husband Greg Gwyn and their two young sons Dylan and Carter. She is a native of Los Altos, California, and enjoys traveling back to the sun, or visiting her extended family in Sweden. She is very active in her children's school and PTA and is passionate about contributing to local schools. On weekends she can often be found cheering her sons on the local baseball fields.
“I am blessed to be part of such a wonderful community, and I believe strongly in giving back to those who have given so much to me over the years. I enjoy teaching at the university, volunteering with local charities and non-profit organizations, and getting our office and patients involved in community service. I am proud to live in an area filled with so much diversity, and I look forward to getting to know you and your family.”