Expert Lingual & Esthetic Orthodontic Care For All Ages.

North America’s Leading Provider of Braces Behind the Teeth!

Specialized Care

We provide personalized care to determine which treatment option is right for you.

Smile with Lingual Braces, Incognito, Invisalign, and SureSmile Braces at Riolo Orthodontics in Seattle, WA

We offer virtual orthodontic consults, get all of your orthodontic treatment questions answered from the comfort and privacy of your home or office.

Board certified Seattle orthodontist Dr. Christopher Riolo at Riolo Orthodontics is the Pacific Northwest’s largest provider of Lingual braces behind the teeth, (such as Incognito and Sure Smile lingual Braces) these are the only truly invisible braces. We employ a number of different lingual orthodontic systems including Incognito, Sure Smile and Harmony.

In addition we offer other aesthetic orthodontic appliance such as Invisalign. Seattle orthodontist Dr Christopher Riolo’s use of different custom lingual bracket and clear aligner systems enables us to choose the best system for each patient. This ability to choose the best aesthetic system for our patients allows us to deliver the highest quality treatment at the lowest possible cost.

An Orthodontic Experience You Can Trust

Seattle orthodontist Dr. Christopher Riolo understands your smile is a feature that makes a big statement about you. We combine Dr Riolo’s 20 years of orthodontic experience with the industry’s cutting edge technology. Dr Riolo is an expert in custom orthodontic systems with both the clinical and academic background to ensure that you and your loved ones will get the best possible care in our office.

Setting the Standard for Treatment & Care

  • We offer convenient weekend and evening hours. We understand that it can be very difficult to find time for regular appointments, so we offer extensive evening and weekend hours; our goal is to make excellent orthodontic treatment both affordable and convenient.
  • Our treatment suite includes discreet, “barely there” alternatives to traditional braces, including Invisalign clear aligners. And did you know Riolo Orthodontics’ is the Northwest’s top provider of Incognito “behind the teeth” braces? Learn more here.
  • We were the first practice to offer 3D digital scanning using the new True Def intaoral scanner on the west coast. This technology allows use to not only increase precision but to eliminate messy impressions. We now have the ability to produce exact digital models for each of our patients that shows their teeth after orthodontic alignment.
  • We utilize the most advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques available today including 3D Imaging. This allows us to more accurately evaluate and diagnose your treatment than with traditional two dimensional x-rays.
  • We make orthodontics affordable with easy payment options to meet your needs. Including interest fee “in house” financing as well as extended financing through Care Credit.

Schedule Your Consultation

Feel free to browse our website to learn more about who we are, and what we do. Our blog, especially, contains useful information.

When you’re ready to take the next step toward orthodontic treatment, please contact our one of our two convenient locations in Seattle for your complimentary orthodontic consultation and get ready to start smiling!

We proudly serve the surrounding areas of Bellevue, Mercer Island, Madrona, South Lake, Bellevue and Mercer Island.

Custom SureSmile Lingual Brackets

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Patient Experience

See what our patients have to say about their treatment with Riolo Orthodontics!

Patients Love Riolo Orthodontics!

Doctor Riolo and his staff have been the most professional, patient, understanding and honest set of individuals I have ever encountered.It all... started when one of my friend’s recommended Dr. Riolo for his amazing skills as an Orthodontist.When I first met up with Dr. Riolo, he took his time with explaining the whole process from A to Z about Lingual Braces. The quote he said that stood out for me was that “my teeth may not be perfect but they will look MUCH BETTER”. Considering how crooked my teeth were, the progress was as perfect as it could get.Immediately along with his assistant Cali we created an action plan for my teeth. I got my teeth scanned and before I knew it I had Lingual Braces. Every couple weeks I had my adjustments and all of my concerns were promptly addressed.Another example of how amazing Dr. Riolo is, one time I was on a jet ski and my bracket popped open. It was a Sunday morning and I texted Dr. Riolo about what had happened. He came on his day off on Sunday night and opened his practice just to fix my bracket. That incident showed me that Dr. Riolo truly cares for his patients and is a man of his word. Towards the end of my treatments I requested a few of my teeth to be reshaped and once again Dr. Riolo made it happen while making my teeth look exceptional. I always felt very understood.As a healthcare worker myself I can honestly say that Dr. Riolo does an outstanding job and goes above and beyond at being a MASTER AT HIS CRAFT. He didn’t only forever change my smile but also my life.read more
Max P
Max P
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A great experience as an older adult patient. I would give 10 stars if I could. Dr. Riolo is so very competent and knowledgeable, he watched over... every step of my treatment and the staff was wonderful and very well trained. Highly recommend.read more
Susan Steinborn
Susan Steinborn
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What a great experience! A few years ago I was searching for an orthodontist and made a great decision by going to Riolo. The staff is so friendly... and pleasant, Dr. Riolo is absolutely wonderful and the office is modern with high tech and modern! I was very impressed. I highly recommend Dr. Riolo!read more
Victoria C.
Victoria C.
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I rarely leave online reviews, but Dr. Riolo is a true 5 star experience. For all of you that got braces when you were little and need them again. Or... those that don't want to deal with traditional braces in the middle of your career. Me too - and thank goodness I was referred to Riolo.I did lingual braces and couldn't have had a better experience. Did you know Dr. Riolo is famous in the dental world for using cutting edge technology to make the braces experience faster/easier/cheaper? My neighbors who are dentists fangirled that I was getting his treatment plan.You get used to them quickly and no one will know you have braces unless you tell them (truly, I had to actually tell people I had them when I was feeling self-conscious that they might have noticed).Outside of just the dental experience Dr. Riolo is super warm & engaging, with a talented/kind/flexible staff, and a convenient/elegant office blocks from Amazon in SLU. Oh, and did I mention they have an amazing payment plan?I can't think of a single bad thing to say. Go get your teeth fixed by Dr. Riolo. 😀read more
Tessa Griffin
Tessa Griffin
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I'm so happy to have my teeth aligned. Dr Riolo saw me on each visit, and his staff was friendly and thorough.
Patrice
Patrice
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Orthodontic care is not just about the final result, it's about the process of getting there. The procedures may take years and can be difficult for... many children. Dr. Riolo and his staff are not just a great orthodontics team, they are compassionate and emotionally intelligent. They put a lot of effort into creating the best experience possible for their patients.This team has cared for all 3 of our children. Their smiles look great AND the experience was positive for each child.At every single appointment (for 3 kids over 7 years) the doctor and his staff were kind, patient and flexible, meeting each child where they were at the time. If the child was anxious or worried, they were treated with understanding and compassion while their needs and concerns were fully addressed. When necessary, the process was adapted to better support the child.One of our children has special needs and sensory processing issues and had a lot of anxiety about the orthodontic process. Because of this, the process took more than a year longer than it normally would have and required many more appointments. Dr. Riolo and his staff were unfailingly supportive and understanding throughout the entire process.Never once was our daughter made to feel uncomfortable because of her special needs, nor were we as parents. And we were never charged a penny more for all of the extra time and effort the team invested to ensure a great outcome for her.This doctor is an artist. His team is composed of compassionate professionals. I cannot imagine a better orthodontic experience for our children.read more
Matthew B
Matthew B
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Dr Riolo and his staff are great! I love my results and am glad I chose Dr Riolo after shopping around. This was all before the pandemic, and I paid... upfront. During all the upheaval he went above and beyond the original treatment schedule and made his focus ensuring my teeth turned out great.His office staff share a good rapport, and I always felt comfortable in his office. Glad I made the right decision, in treatment and doctor.read more
Brian Dahmen
Brian Dahmen
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Greetings! After completing my orthodontic treatment I want to share my extremely positive experience with Dr. Chris Riolo and his Seattle... team.From day one I knew I was in the best of hands--not only was everyone technically superb, with cutting edge tech, but an unexpected bonus was the TLC (tender loving care for those who've never experienced it) from each and ever staff member.High tech and high touch! Too often these are woefully separate experiences. Advanced technical proficency doesn't always come with a high level of empathy or even basic human understanding. (Left brain / right brain?)In my time, I have been around the block many times with dental professionals--and believe me, I know the best when I find one--when I actually look forward to and enjoy the appointments.In all honesty, I can't recommend a course of ortho to absolutely everyone whether they need it or not--but for those who are contemplating this path--my praise for the Riolo team experience is absolute. You will be thrilled with your decision, as I have been.read more
Jerry Berger
Jerry Berger
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Dr. Riolo is, hands down, the BEST orthodontist for busy people and working professionals. He and his dedicated team are extremely client-oriented... and ensure you get the optimal outcome. I had a lingual braces treatment to fix years of grinding, and it was so unobtrusive that several friends had no idea I was going through the treatment. I would highly recommend at least meeting Dr. Riolo for a consultation, as his approach and demeanor inspires a lot of confidence in the process and the ultimate outcome.read more
Steven Hooper
Steven Hooper
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I had to get braces at 30 years old due to a bite alignment issue. Getting them done with Riolo Orthodonics was great because they offer lingual... braces, which attach to the back of your teeth and are basically invisible. You pay one upfront cost and all appointments and adjustments are included in the cost, so there's no hidden fees. Also the office and staff were very professional. I would recommend them!read more
I got braces through Riolo Orthodontics from July 2020 through January 2023.They were very professional through the entire process and I left with a... new and refreshing smile!read more
Kenneth Strange
Kenneth Strange
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People seem moved to write reviews when they're extremely happy or extremely unhappy with a practice. I fall into the first category. From start to... finish, Dr. Riolo was warm, friendly and thoughtful and went out of his way to provide excellent care. In the pre-vaccine Covid months, he opened his office after hours to help me protect my immuno-compromised husband. Later, when I flip-flopped on a decision to do restorative work--prolonging my orthodonture by six months--he didn't charge for the extra time. His focus was always on making sure I had the best possible outcome. The only negative in this whole process is I can't seem to stop smiling at my teeth in the mirror. I truly didn't imagine the outcome would be as good as it is.read more
Jennifer Naimy
Jennifer Naimy
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It was a joy working with the entire Riolo Orthodontic team in Seattle! I am so pleased with the results of my lingual braces to correct an... adjustment to my teeth from an earlier orthodontic treatment as a teen. The procedures were made easy by the friendly Riolo team and their innovative suite of options, including SprintRay 3D technologies — and the lingual braces did not interfere with my ability to conduct my professional responsibilities that involved public speaking and high visible, in-person and virtual client interactions. I highly recommend anyone seeking orthodontic care to check out Riolo Orthodontics — you will find an exceptional patient experience with excellent dental results!read more
Dr Riolo and his staff are amazing. They provided a plan and cost up front, and it was better than they initially planned. They follow up and checked... in often, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The follow on support is also something I didn’t expect. Best Ortho in Seattle 😁.read more
During the pandemic Dr. Riolo worked closely with my husband's dentist to ensure the ultimate orthodontics care. The staff is amazing and they were... always able to accommodate scheduling. I highly recommend Dr. Riolo. Your smile will never look better.read more
Tanya Gardanar
Tanya Gardanar
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This is one very happy client of Dr Riolo’s. He and the excellent office team work tirelessly making sure everything is perfect. My teeth are finally... functioning properly. Follow up visits included in the fee, ensure optimal results.read more
Maria Jimenez
Maria Jimenez
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Great customer service from Sarah!!Answers were clear and where necessary detailed enough for us to make informed decisions quickly!! Highly... recommend this place . Made my day definitely!read more
hyunkyong shin
hyunkyong shin
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Excellent professional and Human being! I was on vacation in Seattle and a bracket fell off. I´m from outside the US and I was worried on how... expensive would changing a bracket be. Dr. Riolo and his amazing staff didn´t charge me and did an amazing job so that my treatment wouldn´t be impacted. I made sure my dentist back home pays it off, and If I get to go back to Seattle longer I´d definately carry on my treatment with Dr. Riolo.read more
Jose Castrillo
Jose Castrillo
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I have been a patient of Dr. Riolo for two years and have been very satisfied with his work. I have found him to be both an exceptionally competent... orthodontist and uncommonly caring professional. He is very skillful in maximizing patient comfort during orthodontic procedures. I should add that he takes the time needed to answer questions and discuss treatment matters in a way that is easy to understand and gives me confidence that my decisions about treatment options are well informed. Also, I have found Dr. Riolo's staff consistently friendly and helpful. I highly recommend the services of Dr. Riolo and his staff.read more
I cannot speak more highly of Dr. Riolo and his staff. When I came highly referred to Dr. Riolo I was scared as I do not like the dentist or any... dental work. I was greeted by Kristy warmly and was immediately felt at home. Kristy could sense I was nervous and she went out of her way to make sure I was comfortable and at place. When I finally met Dr. Riolo I was at ease. He is extremely professional and made my comfort his priority. He in detail examined me and detailed what my life with braces would be like. 12 months later I would not be more thankful. I felt out of place being an adult getting braces but once I had them I wanted to be an ally. I was always welcome and rooted on for the next step and for that I am forever grateful.read more
Sierra Discolo
Sierra Discolo
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Look no further!! You will not find a more experienced, caring and thorough team than Dr. Riolo and his staff. From the first consultation it's clear... they lead the way in their industry and I'm so thankful to benefit from their passion.I'm a 30yo woman who wanted straight teeth but didn't want to shamelessly rock the braces look or deal with the hassle of invisalign. I didn't even know lingual braces (braces behind your teeth) were possible! Such a great decision and I would recommend it to anyone. The compliments I get on my smile now never get old. 🙂read more
Becky Sturgis
Becky Sturgis
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We are tourists staying in Seattle before our Alaskan cruise. Yesterday we needed an emergency fix in our son’s invisible braces. We called dr.... Riolo’s clinic who agreed to see and help us with no appointment. Dr. Riolo was super nice and professional, fixed the problem in no time and we were on our way to continue our trip. Thank you so much for your kindness and expertise. Like our son said- I wish we had them back home. This is a reason to move to Seattle... totally recommended!!!!!!read more
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אלכס ס
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Incredible, compassionate help for us getting a retainer replaced on a tight timeline! I was bowled over by the caring response given to a brand new... client! Thank you!read more
Excellent service from entire team. Dr. Riolo and his colleagues are very approachable and highly proficient in orthodontics. Location is... conveniently located in the same place as my dentist at the Medical Dental Building in downtown Seattle. Highly recommended!read more
Chris M
Chris M
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Had a great experience and the staff was incredibly helpful. Thanks team 🙂
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