Cypress Orthodontics
Erik Southers, DDS, MS:
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Cypress Orthodontics
Erik L. Southers, DDS (Orthodontist)
Cypress, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:


Clear aligners


Space maintainers


Palatal expanders


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 7:15 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

T. L. from Kodiak, AK (Source: Yelp)


My son says, “Dr. Southers is always in a cheerful mood and doesn’t care when I accidentally break a bracket.”  He’s been going there over a year and the staff always creates a great atmosphere for teens. We appreciate their flexibility and professionalism tremendously.

R. Dumaine (Source: Google)


Great experience here. Dr. Southers has always been kind, patient and meticulous in his care of my young teen. The office staff has always been friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Great customer service. I highly recommend.

Lalo F. from Bell, CA (Source: Yelp)


If of all I want to thank the staff, the front desk and manager are awesome and go out of their way to help out and answers all your questions. Dr.Southers takes time to answers all your questions and makes you feel comfortable. Personally I’m like most and hate dentist but I would highly recommend.

Harry O. from Fort Lee, VA (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend Cypress Orthodontics. Dr. Erik Southers and the staff are very gentle and professional. Coming here is like dealing with trusted family. We are pleased with all the people that we meet at the clinic and so grateful that we have these quality providers so near to home. Thanks for being there!

Felipe Z. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Treat you just like family. Helped me with all my questions. This orthodontist didn’t make me scared one bit and made me feel comfortable.

Brian Alexander (Source: Google)


We simply couldn’t be any happier with the entire experience! Dr. Southers is amazing at what he does and it’s obvious that he cares a lot about his patients. The staff is also wonderful. We strongly recommend!


Fatima L. from Seal Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Southers and his staff are AMAZING! They have made this experience for my daughter one of the best ever. They really care and make this a very enjoyable experience. We are so happy with the results. My daughter can’t stop smiling!!!! If you are looking for a great orthodontics I would highly recommend this office!!!

Jamie H. from Orange County, CA (Source: Yelp)


I cannot encourage people enough to get braces!! You only get one set of teeth!!! Dr. Southers is a MUST SEE. Dr. Southers and his entire staff made me feel so comfortable. They were all very friendly and very helpful. During my consultation the doctor told me that in order for him to get me straight I would have to remove some teeth. I would need to get all my 3 wisdom teeth pulled and I would need to get 4 other teeth pulled as well. I have a very small mouth so there is no room for any extra teeth- which was probably the cause of all my crowded teeth.  Hearing that I was so terrified. After I asked about 1 million questions. Dr. Southers and his staff made me feel very comfortable. They all encouraged me to go through with it. So I scheduled an appointment with my dentist to get ALL 7 TEETH pulled. Dr. Southers put my braces on 12/22/2016. Best Christmas Present I could ever give myself. Now after a fast 20 months I have the beautiful smile that I have always dreamed of. All of the girls in the office are AMAZING!! They always answered all my questions and were always there for me. Bertha especially- She is so knowledgeable. I know I drove her nuts with my questions over and over at every appointment. Dr. Southers even has an after hours line!! If you happen to break a bracket or something is poking you you can call an after hours number!! Bertha had to meet me after hours one time. I felt so bad having to call the after-hours line on a Friday night. She didn’t mind at all. She told me when to be at the office and she took care of me so I would be comfortable over the weekend. She is awesome!!  Now most importantly Dr. Southers He is an amazing orthodontist. Every word he said was true. During my entire treatment everything he has told me was the truth. He is a very good orthodontist. There are always times when you want to question something your doctor says….. But I didn’t, I just had faith and trusted in him and everything he said became true. He was always so patient with me when I went to my appointments. Every appointment I had 50 questions and he always answered every single one patiently.  I never thought I would have perfect teeth but I do now and it’s all because of him. Thank you so much Dr. Southers and girls!!!! You have all made my dream of a perfect smile come true.

Daniel Z. from Fontana, CA (Source: Yelp)


Was referred to this place by my coworker and I am so thankful. These people are the most friendly staff. Everyone remembers you by name and they are so welcoming. They do a great job with braces and other work. Definitely recommend people to come here!

Connie M. from Anaheim, CA (Source: Yelp)


I made the right choice when selecting this office for my son’s braces. Everyone is very nice and professional. My son is seen within 5 minutes of arrival and Dr. Southers is very patient and explains everything very thoroughly. My son’s treatment is on schedule to be finished around the time frame I was given at the onset of treatment. A little added bonus: the yummy fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies they treat us to. Overall, I would highly recommend this office for orthodontics needs.

Jodie M. from Anaheim, CA (Source: Yelp)


This Dr. actually has an office in Cypress as well, GREAT orthodontist for teens. Surf  atmosphere, nice staff, clean, honest, I recommend this dentist if you need braces like my daughter did.

Hannah A. from Buena Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Southers and his staff is amazing! Everyone is friendly, sweet, and caring. I currently have braces and they have done a awesome job, every time I come I don’t have to wait more than 5 minutes and I’m in and out quick. They are an amazing crew and I love having Them as my orthodontist!!

Ken F. from Tarzana, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Southerns is fantastic. Our daughter finished her braces with him a few weeks ago. Took a little over a year. He is knowledgeable, polite, professional and the kids love him. Pricing was reasonable and he did an amazing job on her teeth. Thank you Dr. Southers.

Roberta H. from Garden Grove, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Erik Southers is a very kind and welcoming person. i got braces with him a couple months ago, and he was very kind about everything. his front office staff are very nice and very welcoming they helped me get my braces on so my teeth would not be terrible anymore. I would definitely recommend this place to others.


Jaymie Lowry (Source: Facebook)


Today was my second visit at Cypress Orthodontics. The first two visits went great. The staff is top notch. They truly care about their patients. I was hesitant about getting braces as an adult but they put my mind at ease. I can’t thank them enough.

Gina B. from Buena Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can not say enough about Dr. Southers and his fantastic staff. Dr. Southers is amazing! Bev and Juleen at the front desk are friendly, efficient and accommodating. Erica and Bertha are friendly and gentle assisting Dr. Southers with patients. My son Jordan started/ended his treatment with Dr. Southers and his teeth look great. I also got my beautiful smile from Dr. Southers and couldn’t be happier. So proud of my smile. I always tell people who are contemplating braces to make it happen and do it! I highly recommend Dr. Southers.

Savannah K. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Southers and the team at Cypress Orthodontics are such a delight to be around, you almost don’t want your braces to come off because that means you won’t be seeing them anymore!! Fair warning, this will be somewhat of a lengthy review, but definitely well-deserved 🙂 I made the decision to get braces as an adult to fix some minor issues as a result of letting my teeth shift after braces when I was a kid, and I am so glad I did! From the moment I had my consultation with Dr. Southers, I knew I picked the right place to perfect my smile. I had the usual x-ray, exam, etc. and he took the time to go over the treatment method that I needed and they answered all of my (million) questions about the treatment he chose, pricing, insurance, and payment plans available. I decided to go ahead with treatment, and they took my impressions/molds during the same visit as my consultation, which saved me from having to come back for another appointment. Bev, one of the receptionists, even hand-delivered my impressions to my insurance’s office to cut down on time between my consultation and approval for treatment. My insurance company’s office is just down the street, but still– definitely above and beyond to ensure my treatment got started as soon as possible. Throughout the treatment, I was greeted by name each and every time, and looked forward to the conversations I had with the girls/Dr. Southers. Again, the little things that make all the difference and contribute to a truly personalized experience. Dr. Southers also explained each step of the process and answered absolutely every question I had at each adjustment appointment. Oh– and they give you tokens at each appointment that you can redeem for gift cards!
I have an appointment to get my braces taken off tomorrow…nearly six months ahead of schedule and my teeth look beautiful!! Thank you Dr. Southers and everyone at Cypress Orthodontics for making this such an enjoyable experience!

Jeanie Simmons (Source: Google)


Dr. Southers and his staff are AMAZING!! This is a such a professional and friendly practice. My son is a former patient and my daughter who is a current patient have had great results. Over the past 13 years, I have referred family and friends, all with the same positive experiences. Tina and Bev in the front office as THE BEST, always super friendly and accommodating. Appointments are quick and thorough. Dr Southers is great about explaining the treatment plans and progress along the way. Also worth mentioning is their lovely new office in cypress, very modern and clean. There’s have fun incentives for the kids to earn movie tickets, gift cards when they get regular check ups with their dentist. I just can’t say enough about this fine Dr and his staff of awesome folks. Thank you all for making our family’s Ortho experience a great one!!

Erin P. from Cypress, CA (Source: Yelp)


Thank you Dr Southers for being so through and complete with my children explaining treatment. You and your girls are always nice and friendly they are there in when we need them. I recommend them often to my friends. You can’t go wrong. If you want the best smile, see Southers!

Mercedes C. from Stanton, CA (Source: Yelp)


As a kid I got braces with Dr Southers and when I failed to wear my retainers (as some kids do) I returned in my mid-30s to get them again. Dr Southers was so great my first time around that even if my insurance didn’t cover them, I was going with him again. He and his staff are kind, friendly, knowledgeable, and great at what they do. I have always been welcomed and enjoyed each visit during treatment. Their new office on Cerritos is beautiful, new, and up-to-date. I can’t say enough good about the services I have had. If you are looking to get braces, this is the place to go.

Christie Miller (Source: Facebook)


Although I’m not excited to have braces for the third time (hmmm, maybe I should have worn those retainers!), it is always a joy and pleasure to walk into Cypress Orthodontics! Dr. Southers is an excellent practitioner, full of knowledge, and takes great pride in his work. The only thing better than Dr. Southers (sorry dude!) is the entire team. Each person I have met in the office has been friendly, professional, and an absolute pleasure to know. My straight, confident, and healthy smile is almost complete. And this time I will wear my retainers. YES, I WILL!

Tarra G. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Southers and his team are awesome!! I am in braces….for the 2nd time, but couldn’t be happier with the treatment at this office. I love that they have extended hours, so I can either go early in the morning or late in the afternoon depending on my schedule. I also liked that the doctor has put together a thorough plan for me to make sure I don’t end up in braces again! I am so excited to have found such a great office so close to my house. Yayyyy!!!

Amy A. from Cypress, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is the best orthodontic office.  Dr. Southers is great.  He takes his time at every visit to ensure your questions are answered and that you’re making progress with your treatment.  The office staff is top notch.  They are all very accommodating and very professional.  I also found Dr. Southers’ fees to be very reasonable.  Finally the office itself is brand new and gorgeous.  The ambiance is very welcoming just like the staff.  I highly recommend Dr. Southers and his staff.

Pete S. from Cypress, CA (Source: Yelp)


I remember when this place was just a plain lot for years. Fast forward a few years and we were in need to find a specialist. Our general dentist works fine for us, but we needed an orthodontist for our son. Ironically, our dentist friend Peter Hong (BTW, he is terrific if you’re in the San Jose area) recommended Erik Southers. Because how do you choose an orthodontist? You just don’t know. And thank goodness this place was only a mile away from our place because coming here monthly was just pain free. Kids can check in themselves on the pad and get called in almost immediately on their appointment time. There’s a water cooler, and a self serve Keurig in the waiting area along with a kid’s play area just across the view. Just when you’ve finished taking your first sip of coffee, your kid would be already done for his monthly fitting. There was only one time we left here, and the fitting was a tad tighter than our kid expected. Other than that, everything went fine. We personally did cash at first because our insurance came in a little late but they do take insurance that help paid for our monthly visits. Thank goodness. His office is the one on the right. If you need to get braces for your kid, I recommend coming here.

Michelle M. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


From our daughter’s consultation to putting on braces today, we have had a wonderful experience with Dr. Southers and his staff. Juleen is so friendly and helpful. She made our daughter (and us) feel welcome and part of the family. Bertha was amazing and made the whole experience fun. Dr. Southers put on the braces with ease. Our daughter was pretty much smiling the whole time! We look forward to being a part of the Cypress Orthodontics family and would most definitely recommend them to anyone needing orthodontic work.



Jessica B. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you need an Orthodontist that is not just about charging your insurance, but cares about the health of your teeth, this is your Dr. I had 2 other consultations, before I picked Dr. Southers for my daughter’s orthodontic treatment. Very knowledgeable and honest. Great professional staff too. Strongly recommend!!

Jean S. from La Palma, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Southers and his staff are top notch!!  This is a highly professional, ethical and friendly practice. My son was a patient 13 years ago, when his dentist wanted to put braces on him at 11, I was fortunate enough to find Dr Southers and he told us to wait, come back in 2 years when he’s ready!!  I was immediately impressed with how ethical and honest he is. Not to mention the wonderful outcome and beautiful smile at the end of treatment .   His staff is great too, super friendly!!   Great with insurance info and treatment plan. My daughter is a current patient and loves going to monthly office visits. I’ve referred friends and family all with the same positive outcome. Oh and appt waiting time is never more that 5 minutes. They never overbook, in and out in 15-20 mins. Bonus points for incentives for the kids too, such as movie tickets , etc. They  have a beautiful new office too!!  If you’re looking for an outstanding ortho, do yourself a favor and see Dr. Southers, you’ll be happy you did.

Jen H. from Garden Grove, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love the entire staff at Cypress Orthodontists! I just started my braces treatment November 2018 and I was so nervous. Bev at the front desk was so sweet when I arrived for the first time.  I was a little emotional and nervous and she comforted me right away, she even gave me the option to go home! She cared so much about how i felt it was really thoughtful.! They been taking wonderful care of me ever since. They answer all my questions 24-7 not to mention text messages after hours as well! They truly care about there patients and they don’t try to sell you things or charge you for junk you don’t need. Dr. Southers is so gentle and fast. Bertha is very knowledgeable and always make sure I have no poking or questions before I leave. She is so great. Juleen at the front desk is always so cheerful and smiling every visit! Erica is the other nurse also going through treatment and she very nice as well. I can say many good things about this orthodontist, I highly recommend them!!! My favorite thing about this ortho is that not just one but the entire staff cares about you and it makes it really nice to have the support from them and knowing they don’t just want money from you. They actually care about you. Great orthodontist!!!

Jessica Tai V. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Southers and his entire staff are truly incredible! They are great with my son, always make sure to explain everything and make both him and me comfortable and do it all with a smile. I would definitely recommend them for anyone at any age needing braces.

Brandon Y. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


If I could give more stars I would. I am so glad I found this office  dr Southers and the entire staff at big wave are Amazing.  This is the first and only orthodontic Place I’ve been  but I know a good thing when I see you and I feel lucky to have such a great team taking care of me.  My teeth were so bad Dr Southers can fix me he can fix anyone’s teeth. i’ve been going to  going to Dr Southers office for a couple years now Dr Southers for a couple years now  and couldn’t think of anything bad to say if I tried.  They really do care  about their patients and I’ve come to love everyone their!


M. E. from La Habra, CA (Source: Yelp)


Our son, now 31 went to Dr Southers when he was a teen, and now our 17 yr old twins are in his care.  Soon, our 18 yr old will start with him, too.  We are HUGE fans of this practice.  They are professional, yet VERY friendly and caring of our children.  The results of their treatment have been amazing.  Payment is easy, and their appointment schedule is very accommodating of our crazy schedule!  We highly recommend this practice!.

Jamie Lutz (Source: Facebook)


Absolutely great doctor and staff!! Very knowledgeable and very friendly!! It was a wonderful experience!! If you want a beautiful smile they can definitely give it to you!! No matter how crooked your teeth are they make miracles happen here!!! They gave me an amazing smile and a super perfect bite!! I will forever be grateful!!


Lisa E. from Sun City, Menifee, CA (Source: Yelp)


My son just finished his orthodontics with Dr. Southers today! It was a long haul 2 years, but Dr. Southers and all the awesome ladies that work for him made the time fly by! He actually enjoyed going there. I highly recommend them,  they do great work and the office is beautiful.


When he isn’t creating straight, attractive smiles, Dr. Southers enjoys spending time with his family. He stays active by surfing, snowboarding and playing beach volleyball and basketball. "I became interested in the field of dentistry, specifically orthodontics, because I wanted to be able to help patients of all ages achieve healthy, beautiful smiles that can improve their self-image and increase their confidence. Ever since I started practicing, I have made a commitment to provide patients with the highest quality of care possible. I use only the best, proven orthodontic solutions and recommend them based on my patients’ individual needs. Equally important, I always provide patients with the focused, unhurried care they deserve. I enjoy getting to know my patients over the course of their treatment, which makes their visits a fun and positive experience."