Trust your smile to a professional with a Masters in Science. One with an advanced specialty education in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
Advanced Specialty Education Program
Orthodontists dedicate themselves to an extra 24-36 months of university education and training. Added courses in biomedical sciences, clinical experience and research give orthodontists deeper knowledge and range of skills.
In California, anyone with a dental license can legally provide orthodontic treatment. Orthodontists are dental specialists who master techniques to move teeth and jaws. They are also held to the highest standards of care unlike primary care dentists. When you do something all day long you get really good at it!
In the book Outliers, author Malcom Gladwell says it takes ten thousand hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field. Orthodontists increase their opportunity to hone their diagnosis and treatment skills.
It takes 7 years of experience to truly master techniques as a dental specialist. A primary care dentist who does fillings, gum surgery, implants, extractions, crowns, root canals and braces can't come close to the same volume of experience as a specialist in the same amount of time.
Orthodontists possess a higher level of understanding which benefits your smile. Our practice has treated over 12,000 patients exclusively for orthodontics in the last 25+ years.
Confidence in Complicated Cases
As orthodontists we are up to task when it comes to complicated dental issues.
While dentists have a general knowledge, an orthodontist is specifically trained in standards established by the American Board of Orthodontics.
The Orthodontist. The Smile Professional.
Whether you're considering Invisalign or traditional braces, only an orthodontist has the training, experience and treatment options to make sure you get your best smile.
To become an orthodontist, the dentist must then serve a two or three year residency in orthodontics at an American Dental Association approved, university-affiliated program.
– American Dental Association
Great smile. Great lifestyle. Great benefits for you.
With crooked teeth increased dental plaque buildup is common. Bacterial proliferation between teeth increases potential for gum disease and can lead to heart problems. Straight teeth eases hygiene and can improve your health.
Your smile is one of the first things people notice when meeting you. A smile is a big part of making a first impression. A smiling face tells people that you’re positive, outgoing and worth getting to know.
Emotions are contagious. When you smile your brain releases endorphins and serotonin which improves mood and relieves stress. Smiling makes you feel better inside and appear more attractive to others.
"Smile951 has been my family orthodontist for six plus years. Both my boys have beautiful teeth thanks to Dr. Pesh and his team. I have referred many of my friends & family to Smile951 and honestly I wouldn't go anywhere else. Dr. Pesh and his team are always courteous and professional to my boys and I. Seeing as many patients as he does he still makes us feel like we are his only one each time he sits down with us. Thank you for being our family orthodontist."
"My daughter had an amazing experience the entire 2 years with her braces. All the staff was extremely friendly & knowledgeable! Our office visits became appointments my daughter looked forward to and never dreaded! She has a gorgeous smile now that adds to her beauty and is ecstatic with the results!!"
"Smile951 is such an amazing team. Although I'm excited that I am done with my treatment I am also sad that I will no longer be able to see everyone. This team will stop at nothing to provide excellent treatment. I will definitely recommend them to anyone who needs any type of orthodontist treatment! You've been good to me Smile951 ❤️️"
"Dr. Pesh and his staff are amazing! Reliable, honest and treat you like family!"
"From the minute you meet with Dr. Pesh you realize he cares. And when it comes to your smile, he cares about it even more than you do! Dr. Pesh and the Smile951 staff are serious about improving your life-by giving you an amazing smile. Their attention to detail was impressive. I was super fortunate to have Dr. Pesh treat myself and my daughter!"