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What Our Patients Are Saying!

Heather M.'s Review Heather M.
5 Stars

Dr. Don is the BEST! I live in Napa, and I chose to drive to Novato for my ortho needs after just one consultation with Dr. Don.

His staff is entirely...

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Darlene Kenny Hayes
Darlene Kenny Hayes

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Dr. Don's office is warm, and so "kid-friendly." We travel all the way from Albany because we know we are seeing the BEST in Dr. Don. He's awesome.....so encouraging, so positive, so pleasant!! (as are all his assistants!)
Staff is always friendly. Things to do for the children in the waiting room, BUT the wait is never very long. The scheduling of appointments is well done.

Melissa Hosking
Melissa Hosking

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

Dr. Wilson and his staff are so great! Not only did they give me a great smile, but they were always so nice, funny, and caring--and provided a great atmosphere for everyone around them. They constantly made sure that I was comfortable and relaxed whenever I was there, and with a movie always playing right above me while I was being worked on, I actually had fun, too! It really is the best orthodontist office to be in.

To top it off, Dr. Wilson gave me an AMAZING smile, which, truthfully, I always get complimented on. He is such a perfectionist in his work--at the end of my treatment, he even went so far to make sure to move my teeth a fraction of a centimeter one way to make my teeth perfect! I truly, truly recommend him as an orthodontist.

Jorge Hurtado
Jorge Hurtado

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

Dr. Don and all his team are simply the best and most professional individuals. They cared for me like a family member and I could not be any happier with the results. I recommend anyone I know to his office because I know they will be treated by a team of caring professionals who love to have fun and make people smile.

Isabelle Bailey
Isabelle Bailey

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

Don has worked on myself and my oldest son. He came HIGHLY recommended to us by another orthodontist who was retiring and I did my research and went to a number of practices before deciding to work with him. My oldest had a situation which can be tricky and the ultimate outcome isn't really guaranteed but he is 19 now and flashes a pretty handsome grin, if I do say so myself. All that terrible shyness and anxiety about his bite and how he looked (lower teeth closing in front of uppers) has been long ago forgotten. We moved but continued to travel to see him because I just wouldn't go anywhere else. He also happens to be a very nice guy and the office folks are also great.

Maria Lopez
Maria Lopez

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

We'll i tink this is the best place i have for my son ALEX LOPEZ he's AUTISTIC and they know how to treat him, , I really I appreciate it everybody in that place are very very nice they treat us with a lot of courtesy thank you dr. Wilson we keep in touch Maria and Alex

Free Exam – Your 1st Experience


Did you know… All children should be seen by an orthodontist at age 7

Dr. Don treats both children and adults. Read below to learn more about why children should be seen at age 7.

Call or e-mail us to schedule an appointment for a complimentary consultation. Dr. Don will do an orthodontic exam, which is comfortable and completely painless. We’ll take photos as well as a complimentary digital panoramic X-ray of your mouth and jaws, which allows Dr. Don to see problems that may not be visible and to better diagnose whether or not treatment is necessary. You’ll enter smiling and leave laughing when you have an appointment with Dr. Don and his caring, fun loving team. Watch this brief video of Dr. Don explaining our complimentary exam.


If Dr. Don finds that you or your child would benefit from treatment, he will then make a treatment recommendation based on your specific situation. Then we can begin by taking impressions of your teeth. This will be all Dr. Don needs to begin customizing a treatment plan, tailored just for you. After your first experience in our office, you should leave understanding the…

  • Reason orthodontic treatments are needed
  • Best time to begin orthodontic treatment
  • Treatment approach that is recommended
  • Pros and cons of recommended treatment
  • Length of time orthodontic treatment will take (assuming that you or your child is an active, compliant participant in treatment)
  • Frequency of adjustments and appointments
  • Changes in appearance that treatment will achieve
  • Orthodontic treatment cost
  • Flexible payment options

Dr. Don believes that the best orthodontic results happen when the patient understands all his or her orthodontic issues and is actively involved in the treatment process. Therefore, any time you don’t understand something, just ask us about it. Dr. Don will be happy to answer all your questions.


 

Did you know all children should have an orthodontic exam by age 7?

A child should have an orthodontic exam by age 7 or earlier if orthodontic problems are present. How do you tell what these problems are? Around age 7, most children’s permanent teeth have begun to erupt. While your child’s teething patterns will be as unique as your child’s personality, there are some signs that can be cause for concern, including…

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Crowded teeth
  • Too much space between permanent teeth
  • Teeth that don’t meet properly
  • Teeth that are worn down or chipped
  • Front teeth that stick out, sometimes called ‘bucked teeth’
  • Top front teeth that bite down behind the bottom teeth
  • Uneven eruption, such as baby teeth that aren’t as tall as other teeth
  • Clicking or popping jaws
  • Jaws and/or teeth that seem ‘wrong’ or out of proportion with the face
  • Jaws that shift when biting down
  • Frequent biting of cheeks and tongue
  • Weak chin or jutting chin
  • Thumb-sucking or pacifier use past age six
  • Smile that is uneven, unattractive or embarrassing

Click here for more information about early treatment for children.


 

Your initial exam includes a complimentary panoramic digital X-ray

Computers and the digital age have changed orthodontic technology in wonderful ways, and digital X-rays and photographs is one of those ways. Our state-of-the-art X-ray machine uses much less radiation to take much better records. Digital records provide…

  • Improved diagnostic capacity
  • Better imaging
  • Unbelievable enlargement capabilities and computer enhancement

Don L Wilson DDS MSD Novato CA 94945 X-RayWe can prove it! The top image is of a 7-year-old child with another office’s conventional, film X-ray machine. Because of his intuition and the way the child’s teeth looked, Dr. Don suspected that there might be a problem he couldn’t see, so he took his own digital X-ray so that he could to use computer enhancement.

The bottom image is Dr. Don’s digital X-ray. You can see clearly the extra tooth. Using digital X-ray technology, Dr. Don was able to diagnose and treat that child at an early age with no complications. This is just one example of how technology can improve Dr. Don’s ability to recognize problems at a young age.