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Thank you Dr. Li & your entire team for delivering exceptional service that truly made this journey shine. I couldn’t be more delighted with the outcome, especially your willingness to go the extra mile, extending treatment to ensure the best possible results! Thank you ♥
-Lauren H.



I highly recommend San Diego Orthodontic Specialists. Dr Li is extremely gentle and professional with my daughter. He is patient and answers all of her questions. He is very friendly and has a welcoming office staff. In terms of pricing, Dr.Li is fair and honest. The office location is perfect with plenty of parking and a Starbucks just downstairs. The office scheduler is highly efficient: I have never had to wait for an appointment.
-A.A.



Dr. Li and his entire staff are amazing! Their office is very clean and well run, and the care is the best! Dr. Li said he is a perfectionist, and I believe it. I really appreciate that he makes his recommendations based off what will work the best in the long run, not just the quick fix. His technicians are all very knowledgeable and his front desk staff are highly organized and friendly. I am so happy to have found them!
-L.M.



Dr. Li and his team are very efficient. I would highly recommend them for any orthodontic work. My children’s teeth look amazing.
-Alan N.



Very convenient to make appointments with multiple locations, especially when you have an unscheduled need. The staff are all very professional and friendly. Office is very clean! My young son loves Dr. Li. He is a trustworthy and knowledgeable professional, and has an excellent rapport with children- makes going to an orthodontic appointment comfortable and often fun.
-Seijiro S.



The office is clean and comfortable with always friendly and talented staff. My daughter’s orthodontic progress has been on track and we are very happy with the level of care.
-Cameron P.



My daughter has been provided outstanding service with no surprises. Our appointments are flexible and on time when we show up. The cost is straightforward at the beginning with no surprises from beginning to end. The locations are accessible with plenty of parking. Definitely recommend.
-Josephine B.



I felt 100% confident with Dr. David Li’ s assessment of my daughter’s teeth. I decided to book an appointment with Dr. Li because of a friend that recommended him and he did not disappoint. I’m so glad I decided to get a second opinion because I’m going with Dr. David Li instead of the first orthodontist I met. He made my daughter feel part of the process. He told her to pull up a chair along side me to hear what he had to say regarding his recommendations for her teeth. Very happy to work with him and have him be my daughter’s orthodontist moving forward!
-Dillon H.



I have had nothing but a positive experience! I would recommend Dr. Li and his whole staff to anyone looking into orthodontics.
-Rebecca F.



Kind and caring doctor and staff! They work with skill and kept it all affordable for me.
-Jillian P.



That was the best experience for both my daughters. They were both a little hesitant going in, but the atmosphere in the office and the kindness of Dr Li made the whole process amazing. I recommend his practice to everyone.
-Brooks B.



Very personal and accessible to all. Professional at all times, safe, reliable, flexible on schedules for busy teenagers. Braces will be off before date previously stated . Great work. Thank you.
-Claudia J.



I feel very fortunate to be cared for by Dr. Li and his entire team. They are true professionals and provide personalized orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages in a clean and comfortable setting. I could not be more pleased!
-Cass J.



I got my braces off on my 18th birthday. I never thought I would be wearing braces again at 61! But I want to keep my teeth healthy and aligned. My dentist of 35 years recommended Dr Li and I feel very confident in his ability to give me my perfect smile back. This time I will wear my retainer!!
-Janice S.



Dr. Li and his staff are very competent, experienced and efficient, and work together well as a team. Everyone is pleasant and the office is clean and effectively organized. I am delighted with my results.
-Carol S.


Very professional service, nice staff, tidy & clean environment, strongly recommended!
-Jing C.



I’ve gone to see Dr Li with my daughter who had some special issues but he was patient with her. Now, I’m starting the process myself. It’s a very welcoming environment and clean and professional. You can see the pride they all take – from Dr Li to his assistants to the admin staff – in making it some place they can be proud of.
-Tabatha T.



The entire staff was lovely. Always understanding of my specific needs, incredibly knowledgeable, and made the experience very pleasant. Would recommend him to everyone.
I see all age groups there, but it seems especially nice for children- they have tokens that you can accumulate each visit for being on time, keeping your teeth clean, and not breaking your braces. You can exchange these for some prizes.
-Kevin S.



Ok this review is long over due. I got my braces off 3 years ago…. I can’t say enough good things about the doctor and his staff I felt like family every time I went in there… Dr.li is a great doctor I loved him… I would highly recommend this office my teeth look amazing I don’t think I could have gone through the whole braces thing at my age (50) had it not been for the wonderful staff.. If you’re thinking of getting braces and searching for a good doctor you can stop you’re search right here… It doesn’t get any better
-Cheryl F.



We came to SD a bit over two years ago with our son- NOT enjoying his braces or his prior ortho experience and he was really leery to do more visits. Pronounced he’d NEVER wear the second phase of braces, “no matter what.” Thankfully, we found Dr. Li and his offices on referrals right after we moved here. Just today (son now 12 yo), he told me as we left our appointment that it is so awesome that he never has to be scared before going to the orthodontist anymore because Dr. Li makes everything “really calming and worry free.” Dr. Li always happily answers our son’s questions and ours, making everyone feel comfortable with the plans. I’d give as many stars as I could just for that fact that there is zero fear left about the rest of Dr. Li’s plans. Also love how the entire staff is lovely, friendly, welcoming and consistent! Many orthodontists and dentists just don’t see the fear some kids have or the stress the parents have in making their kids feel safe on visits. Dr. Li and his team are the BEST!
-CJ C.



I am very satisfied with my orthodontic work at Dr. Li’s office. The staff is stellar and so is he! Thanks so much for all you have done for me!
-Patricia D.



Totally professional staff! They do a stellar job with my kids treatments each time we come in. We were referred by our Pediatric Dentist and then we saw Dr. Li’s name on the Top SD Specialists list. We were super impressed. Our kids have never been scared when they’ve received orthodontic care from Dr.Li or his staff. The front office staff always accommodates your schedule and works one Saturday a month in case you can’t make it in during the week. They have three locations and you can be seen at these locations if needed. Super happy with the results of my children’s braces. Will recommend them to anyone who asks.
-Christine S.



My daughter loves dr Li. We have been coming here for a year now and everything is going well. Front office is very efficient and the system they have set up to remind you of your appt is great. I highly recommend dr Li.
-Sunny A.



I had a great experience at Dr Li’s Office! Just got my braces off and my teeth are simply beautiful. They provide Attentive service and most of all a beautiful final result. Undergoing orthodontic treatment is a big deal. I consider myself lucky to have found this great team! He’s extremely friendly, compassionate and genuine—you’ll notice this immediately. Bedside manner is important. Dr Li goes the extra mile. He had an Appreciation Day at Petco Park and invited all the families to have an amazing day watching the Padres Game. The team at San Diego Orthodontic Specialists is great. While your orthodontist is important, you’ll also be in the care of everyone else there, and I have had only good experiences with the front office and assistants.
Thank you for giving me an amazing smile.
I highly recommend Dr. Li and his fantastic team!
-Julie M.



Dr. Li and his staff are Grade A professionals! It’s almost like family when you walk in. I’ve been a patient of Dr. Li for a little over a year, and the work that he has done has exceeded my expectations! Never in a million years would I have thought my teeth would look like they are now. I moved up to the Bay Area a little under a year ago (right when my treatment started) and I could’ve easily switched orthodontists up north but I chose not to. I prefer to come to Dr. Li than any other orthodontist in California, even if I have to fly down every 4-6weeks. Sign up and get evaluated with Dr. Li because you will definitely get quality care. See you soon Doc!
-Sam S.



I went through two phases of treatment; they both went very smoothly. Dr. Li and all of the staff are professional and friendly. Thank you for my new smile!
-Junyi Z.



Dr. Li is the best orthodontist in San Diego! My daughter just got her braces off and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Dr. Li and his attention to detail really paid off! His staff is so friendly, they treat you like family. We are 100% happy!
-Kathryn M.



Dr. Li and his staff are welcoming, knowledgable and efficient. I appreciate their professional commitment to my children as well as their convenient location and appointment availability. Additionally, their text reminders of upcoming appointments are invaluable. I highly recommend their practice.
-Jennifer C.



Excellent experience! The staff is filled with kind people who we have always been comfortable with!
-Katrice B.



I couldn’t have had a better experience with Dr. Li and his wonderful, highly professional staff. I give them my complete endorsement to anyone who needs orthodontic treatment.
-Beverly E.



We had our first ortho consult and were very happy meeting Dr. Li and his staff. Dr. Li was very thorough with his analysis for our daughter’s oral care.
-Elaine P.



Dr. Li and his staff is AMAZING!! Dr. Li is informative, knowledgeable, and most importantly, willing to answer all your questions.
-Toral J.



Dr. Li and his staff are wonderful. We had two boys with braces, so we’ve been seeing Dr. Li for many years and I highly recommend him. Explained the process and was always available for questions. The office staff is welcoming and helpful!
-Sharon M.



Dr. Li was timely, professional, and conservative in his recommendations. Exactly what I would hope for in an orthodontist!
-Kai W.



All of the staff was very friendly and welcoming, especially Maxi! She made us feel like she was genuinely happy to see us from day one. The whole process went smoothly and my son’s teeth look amazing!
-Aubrey C.



I would recommend Dr. Li to anyone needing orthodontic work. Both of my kids go there and all of the staff are GREAT and get you in right away if there is a loose bracket or other problem. Love that place!
-Lisa F.



It was great! I was very impressed with Dr. Li and his staff. They were extremely professional and their attention to detail was outstanding!
-Megan F.



It was great, beyond my expectations. Dr. David Li was so nice, Katie and I loved him. He is very knowledgeable in his field and will recommend him to everyone that I know. Thanks to you and your staff!!!!
-Sherri W.



The experience was great. The staff was friendly and very nice.
-Yolanda M.



Dr. Li is fantastic. We never wait more then ten minutes for an appt. He has a wonderful and professional bedside manner. The office as a whole has been a good experience.
-Nancy F.



I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the kindnesses and professionalism of each and everyone of you. I will keep speaking very highly of you to all those who need orthodontics and passing out your business cards, and truly believe that you are the very, very best!!
-Tomi H.



The doctors and staff at this office are excellent. They are friendly and efficient, and they explain everything so my son and I understand what to expect. My older son went to a different orthodontist, and I really regret not finding Dr Li’s office sooner. I am SO much happier here!
-Cathy F.



Since the first day I saw Dr Li, I was immediately put at ease. He went through all the options I had and together agreed on a plan. I have been seeing him for over 2 years now and have nothing but wonderful things to say. His staff is incredibly friendly and comforting. I have even been able to see him in two of the offices he serves in and both have been delightful. I look forward to seeing his staff each visit. We are coming up to the final steps of my braces after my oral surgery and the care to detail he has taken has not only given me a wonderful smile, I also have had support from him and his staff that gave me the peace of mind for the entire process.
-Candy H.



My office visits with Dr. Li are consistently positive. They are relaxed, knowing I am being treated by a team of professional, knowledgeable, caring, respectful and courteous staff.
-Jim P.



Dr Li is the best! My daughter looks forward to all her appointments! The care and time put into each client really shows! Thank you Dr Li and staff!!!
-Wendy P.



Jacqui had her braces removed and the family believes she looks great… her teeth are totally perfect. She has no reservations about going to the office. Everyone is nice and inviting.
-April P.



The staff was so wonderful. The girls in the back took very good care of me. I LOVE my new smile. Thank you so much !!!!
-J. T.



Dr. Li is a very knowledgeable orthodontist. He really took time to answer all of my questions and addressed any concerns I had. His staff is very friendly and accomodating. There is never more than a 5 minute wait for any of my appointments and that is GREAT since we all have busy lives. I just had my braces removed today and can’t be more pleased with the results – I love my new smile! I will definitely recommend this practice to anyone in need of braces.
-Hope T.



Dr Li and Maxi were very informative and professional. I’m excited about the development in technology w/ brackets and wires (no ligature ties!)..WOW! Thanks so much for your time and help!
-Wendy W.



Amazing, The doctors and the staff are wonderful! Always taking the time to answer any questions you may have and willing to listen and reassure any concerns you might have. The girls are all so kind and really care for the patients. I feel really confident when I refer people to this practice and am always happy to hear when someone has joined.
-Carol C.



EXCELLENT, AS ALWAYS!
-Cindy C.



Excellent — Dr. Li is quite experienced and solid on orthodontics. His advice and suggestion are firm, reasonable, and convinsive. I consider my teeth a hard project for correction. However Dr. Li managed to give me a very satisfied answer. It took two whole years to accomplish, but it is well worth the effort. I highly appreciate his work.
-D. Q.



Dr. David Li and his staff are professional, efficient, understanding and incredibly nice. They always had me in and out in less than 30 minutes. I got braces as an adult. Dr. Li understood that I needed the best results in the shortest amount of time and he accomplished it! I love my smile!
–Illiana E.



Seeing Dr. Li was the best decision I’ve made when it comes to my orthodontic needs. I had a somewhat difficult case that required seeing a surgeon. Dr. Li was amazing in communicating with the surgeon to find the best course of action, and I couldn’t be happier with my results. I absolutely love coming in for my appointments. Dr. Li and his incredible staff always make you feel welcome and comfortable. I will definitely miss coming back every month! Thank you Dr. Li and all of you amazing team members.
–Amber



We are new to Dr. Li, and he and his staff have been great at walking us through the process of Iria’s orthodontics. I really appreciate how they have navigated through the Covid-19 virus situation, staying in touch & keeping us updated. Dr. Li even fit Iria in for a last minute check of her appliance this week, which was very appreciated.
–G.C.



Dr. Li, front desk & orthodontic techs! Thank you ALL so very much for making my orthodontic journey a most pleasant one. I am so very thankful to you for adjusting my bite, the time it took on your part, and for your expert knowledge on knowing what to do! Thank you again for all that you have done! Very GREATful & GRATEful!
–Cara M.



Dr. Li and his entire staff are amazing! Their office is very clean and well run, and the care is the best! Dr. Li said he is a perfectionist, and I believe it. I really appreciate that he makes his recommendations based on what will work the best in the long run, not just the quick fix. His technicians are all very knowledgeable and his front desk staff are highly organized and friendly. I am so happy to have found them!
–Anonymous



I highly recommend San Diego Orthodontic Specialists. Dr. Li is extremely gentle and professional with my daughter. He is patient and answers all of her questions. He is very friendly and has a welcoming office. In terms of pricing, Dr. Li is fair and honest. The office location is perfect with plenty of parking and a Starbucks just downstairs. The office scheduler is highly efficient: I have never had to wait for an appointment
–Aviva A.



I previously had braces twice when I was younger but I was not satisfied with my results. I decided to start treatment with Dr. Li (it was my 3rd time with braces) and he was by far the best orthodontist ever, he made sure to address my concerns, he really knows what he is doing and he makes sure you are fully satisfied with your results. I highly recommend Dr. Li if you are thinking of getting braces.
–Leslye



I’ve had a great experience with San Diego Orthodontic Specialists. They
are the best around.
–Christopher K



Excellent care received at every visit.
–Hannah F.



Excellent care received at every visit.
–Nicole B



My experience with Dr Li and his staff is beyond phenomenal! Not only did he do an amazing job on my teeth he was professional, kind, respectful, patient, to be honest a perfectionist. The office staff and assistants are so beautiful. When it came time for me to get my braces off I was a bit sad only because I enjoyed seeing Dr Li and the ladies. Now the only time I can chit chat with them is when I come in for my 90 day retainer checks. But overall my teeth are straight and I can’t stop getting compliments. I told my adult son and daughter if they ever need braces again that Dr Li is your guy! I would totally recommend him to get that great smile we all dream for.
–Erica S



Dr. Li is amazing and his staff is always there when you have questions. My daughter is in treatment now for a massive overbite and she had issues with her braces and they had been great at making adjustments and changes thru the process. Dr. Li is great with her. Thanks for all that you do.
–Jeff C.



Dr. David Li is my hero! He is single handedly responsible for my perfect smile! The first time I saw him he recommended I have 4 teeth extracted to make room for my teeth to come in best. I am happy I trusted him and grateful because he was 100 right!
–Luke S.



I was 56 years old when I started looking for an orthodontic specialist. Several places rejected me because of my age and gum condition. Dr. Li accepted me and started the treatment. 3 years later, I have taken off my wired braces and finishing my Invisalign retainer process. I am so happy about the results. So many thanks to Dr. Li and his team!
–Litong L.



My daughter had a full treatment of braces with Dr. Li and he is the best. His staff is always friendly and go out of their way to help always. We love this office and recommend it highly.
–Sylvia S.



Both of my kids had Invisalign and braces done at Dr. Li office. It has been a great journey with his team from orthodontic treatments to customer service. Much appreciated and highly recommended.
–Min J.



Wonderful experience with ALL staff! I’m currently taking my son and myself (braces and Invisalign). Doctor does a great job at explaining the process the entire way. Highly recommend the clinic!
–Naria L.