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 an Orthodontist?
Why Choose an Orthodontist to Straighten Your Teeth?
All orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists! Read below and watch this informative video to learn more.
To become a dentist, Dr. Don attended college for four years, then dental school for three more years to obtain his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery). Then he had two years of post-doctoral, advanced specialty training to obtain his MSD (Master of Science in Dentistry) in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. In this advanced training, Dr. Don learned:
- To treat crooked teeth by using braces and appliances of different types
- About the growth of jaws and teeth
- How to prevent or intercept abnormalities of the bite
But training for Dr. Don doesn’t stop there. The field of orthodontics is advancing and changing rapidly due to the use of computers and digital technology and the introduction of space-age materials, such as heat-activated memory wires. Dr. Don and his team stay certified and educated on new technologies and techniques through continuing education classes. That’s why Dr. Don is an expert at moving teeth, helping jaws develop and function properly, and working with his patients to make sure their teeth stay in their new positions.
Why Choose Dr. Don?
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. Call or e-mail us to schedule an appointment for a complimentary examination. You’ll enter smiling and leave laughing when you have an appointment with Dr. Don and his caring, fun loving team.