We have had three people in our family go through braces with Dr. Don. Aside from his attention for perfection he makes you feel so welcomed. I watch the way he interacts with the kids and the parents. I think it is so important the way he takes the time to explain to the kids exactly why he is doing what he is doing and what they can expect in all areas. He holds them accountable for taking care of their teeth. We have just loved our experience. Bitter sweet to be leaving soon.
Going on a year being a patient here, and it is one of the best decisions I have made. As an adult, looking for an orthodontist office was not the easiest—but going here makes it easy. I am always well taken care of from longer procedures to important basics...like making my next appointment. Most recently, they paused my treatment for several important life events & did so without hesitation which I am very appreciative of. Everyone is professional and combine that with the positive environment they create, it really feels like my Invisalign treatment is a priority.
We have finally finished our orthodontics with both kids! It was such a great experience working with Dr. Don and his amazing team. They are simply the best and we're so grateful we used them for our children's orthodontics. Their teeth look beautiful. Thank you for everything!!
Outstanding Dr. and very nice staff. Did a great job with my son and now doing a great job with my daughter. Very complicated case and seeing very good results. 5 STAR!
The best orthodontist practice in Novato. Great orthodontic care, great results. Great service, very accommodating and helpful, always.
Convenient location, staff is super nice, and professional treatment. Was never talked down to, always answered all questions and very easy experience.
Why Choose Us
All orthodontists attend two to three years of advanced specialty training to obtain their degrees in orthodontics. They are taught how to straighten crooked teeth, align crooked jaws, and improve a smile. But orthodontics is about more than just using braces to straighten your or your child’s teeth.
Orthodontics is a science, but there’s an artistic aspect, too. Dr. Don is a specialist in the scientific aspect of orthodontics, and also has the special intuitive sense that makes him a smile artist.
Please take a moment to check out Dr. Don’s Smile Gallery to see some of his beautiful smiles.
The Top 10 Things to Know About Us
#1 Every year our office provides Smile Scholarships through complimentary orthodontic treatment for children and young adults with financial challenges.
#2 We actively support our community through school auction item donations, sports teams and performing arts sponsorships, and donating to local animal shelters.
#3 We offer flexible hours including evening and lunchtime appointments, and extra availability during school breaks and holidays.
#4 Our doctors are certified in leading edge technologies including Invisalign and Damon Braces. We have an iTero scanner for concise and clean models of your teeth. Our wires use NASA technology; they activate with the temperature of your mouth to move teeth quickly and comfortably.
#5 Hospital-level sterilization is provided for your safety and health.
#6 Oral health is a priority – every patient receives an electric toothbrush along with complete oral health instructions and samples of everything needed to take care of their smile. Patients earn Tooth Tokens when they have demonstrated good oral hygiene.
#7 Your initial orthodontic consultation including photos and a digital x-ray is complimentary, as are subsequent check eruption appointments for younger children. We follow the American Association of Orthodontists guidelines and want to see children at age 7!
#8 We want to work with your budget and offer flexible payment plans:
- Automatic payments via credit or debit card
- Interest free in-office monthly financing
- Payment in full and half-down bookkeeping discounts
- Family discounts & Military discounts (Thank you!)
#9 We award extra Tooth Tokens for great report cards, awards and community service!
#10 Our friendly, comfortable atmosphere includes daily entertainment from the doctors and our team! We don’t just make you smile, we make you laugh!
Did You Know?
- The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have an orthodontic evaluation at age 7 in order to assess and monitor bone development. Treatment at this early age may lessen the necessity to extract teeth during the teen years.
- You don’t need a dental referral to have an orthodontic consultation.
- Braces aren’t just for kids! One in five orthodontic patients is an adult.
- Digital X-rays limit radiation exposure and reduce the need for harmful chemicals.
- You’ll receive friendly appointment reminders via email and text messages.
- Dr. Don and many of his staff speak Spanish.