About Molen

We believe that there are many reasons to choose Molen Orthodontics. We strive constantly to provide the highest quality of service to our patients in all three of our locations, to offer innovative and advanced treatment options, and to ensure the results are beautiful smiles that complement each patient’s unique facial structures and needs.


This is the #1 reason most people choose Molen Orthodontics to design their smile. We are uncompromising in our pursuit of designing natural-looking smiles using the latest technology and most cutting-edge techniques – for example, 3-D x-rays and goo-free digital scanners. We do not cut corners and deliver the same level of care that we would to our own children. For this reason, many local dentists seek us out when their own children are ready for treatment—a fact that we are very proud of.


Dr. Bruce Molen, Dr. Aaron Molen and Dr. Rick Molen are world renowned for our expertise in orthodontics and are sought after as speakers. Combined, our three orthodontists have written several peer-reviewed journal papers, textbook chapters, and given over a hundred lectures world-wide on the topic of cutting-edge orthodontics. For example, Dr. Aaron serves on the Technology Editorial Board for the prestigious American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics and as a member of the American Association of Orthodontics’ Committee on Technology.


Our orthdontists have earned a reputation for quality and kindness over the decades we’ve been serving the community. Our reputation in the community for quality results has been earned over the decades by designing beautiful smiles for thousands of patients. We believe that a beautiful smile is the result of combining both science and artistry, and we work hard to design unique, natural-looking smiles for every single one of our patients.


Dr. Bruce Molen, Dr. Aaron Molen and Dr. Rick Molen are not content to use old techniques from the past but instead seek out the most progressive and innovative approaches to designing smiles efficiently and as painlessly as possible. We often treat cases that were considered ‘untreatable’ by others and work hard to avoid the unnecessary extraction of healthy adult teeth. In addition to always working to avoid the extraction of healthy adult teeth, we are happy to say that we discontinued the use of headgear over a decade ago! Instead, we embrace more progressive techniques to address ‘overbites’.

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Dr. Bruce has been designing beautiful smiles since 1972. His sons, Dr. Rick and Dr. Aaron, have continued this tradition and are thrilled to now treat many third-generation patients. This legacy of quality is the reason grandparents bring in their own grandchildren to Molen Orthodontics—they know they’ll receive the same personal care they received over 40 years ago. Drs. Rick and Aaron plan to continue their father’s legacy of quality for decades to come.


Our orthodontists are proud, long-time residents of the community we live and work in. In fact, Dr. Rick and Dr. Aaron both graduated from Auburn High School. Since Dr. Bruce Molen and Dr. Aaron both make their homes in Lakeland Hills and Dr. Rick lives in Bonney Lake you may just bump in to them while grocery shopping or walking the dog. Being true locals, we are are constantly looking for ways to give back to the community we love so don’t be surprised if you see our name as a sponsor of local community events and teams!

Recently, our doctors were honored to play a founding role in the development and sponsorship of the new Gordon Family YMCA in Sumner. It’s this deep commitment to our community that creates the personal atmosphere you’ll experience whenever you come in for an appointment at one of our convenient locations. Due to our popularity within the community, our office will often be bustling with people and energy. Rest assured that you will never be treated ‘like a number’ and will always receive personal care.

Who We Are

We believe that each smile is unique and design each person’s smile to work in harmony with their facial features. We have worked hard to learn cutting-edge techniques that allow them to create a more natural and curved smile arc instead of the flat smiles typically produced using traditional orthodontic techniques. We have found that though the orthodontic science and technology behind what we do creates the foundation of the smile, it’s our artistic vision and dedication that ultimately brings your inner smile to the surface. Tools like Damon Braces and Invisalign allow them to deliver the results we’re known for, however the primary determinant of success is not the tool itself but the artist wielding it. You can guarantee that Dr. Bruce, Dr. Aaron and Dr. Rick will deliver a beautiful custom-designed smile that you’ll love for the rest of your life.

In addition to our artistry, patients and parents choose Molen Orthodontics due to:

  • our reputation for quality results
  • our family legacy and involvement within the community
  • our progressive treatment techniques
  • our recognized expertise within the field of orthodontics

No matter how simple or how challenging your individual case may be, the Molen doctors will take the time to discuss all of your treatment options with you at your FREE initial consultation. You’ll find that the fun and welcoming culture at Molen Orthodontics will make going through orthodontic treatment comfortable and enjoyable. Whether you’re 7 or 70, our orthodontists and our fantastic team will ensure you receive the smile you deserve to truly reflect your inner beauty. We stand behind our work and even offer a retainer guarantee to ensure your smile stays beautiful forever.

To better serve the community Drs. Molen have three convenient locations:

  • The Auburn Valley location was opened in 1972 to serve Auburn, Lakeland Hills, Lake Tapps, Federal Way, Algona, Kent, Lea Hill, and Covington.
  • The Enumclaw Plateau location was opened a decade later in 1982 to serve Enumclaw, Black Diamond, Lake Sawyer, Maple Valley, and Buckley.
  • The Sumner Valley location was opened in 1997 to serve our patients in Bonney Lake, Sumner, Edgewood, Puyallup, Graham, Orting, South Hill, Pacific, Milton, and Fife.

We are proud to say that thanks to our reputation our doctors have patients that travel from all over the region, and even some from as far away as the Arctic Alaska, Hawaii, the Aleutian Islands, California, and beyond to receive their Molen Magic Smiles.