Dr. Mario Paz Orthodontics
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Dr. Mario Paz Orthodontics
Mario E. Paz, DDS (Orthodontist)

Marina del Rey, CA













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


Clear aligners


Comprehensive orthodontics

Space maintainers

Palatal expanders


Interceptive orthodontics


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:45 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 11:30 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Denise C. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Paz and his team did an exceptional job with my son’s braces. The staff in the office are always attentive, courteous and communicative. Dr Paz is meticulous, kind and patient. He is a master and a perfectionist. We are in the final stages of my son’s braces and his teeth are beautiful. We are so grateful to the entire team at the Dr Paz office. I highly recommend Dr Paz and can’t think of one negative comment. A special thank you to Jenn who helped us navigate some retainer issues. She took the stress out of the situation and made everything wonderful.

Sofia Fierro (Source: Google)


I’ve had a great experience with Dr. Paz and I wanted to thank him so much for helping me and getting me through this phase in life. The technicians are so kind and helpful and greet you every single time and it feels so good to be there and it is always welcoming. I’m so happy that everyone there has supported me throughout this experience and has always told me that I’ll be able to get my braces off and they all are just all supportive. They were all so encouraging and I have even created great friendships with some of the employees. My mom absolutely loves it as well and we are so thankful to everyone that helped me get a great beautiful smile! Thank you all and god bless.

C. A. from Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Two kids gone through here, many years at this office, have nothing but positive things to say. They’ve been very professional and easy to work with. Should anything come up, then they are responsive and helpful. Haven’t run into any unpleasant staff or any issues at all. I would feel confident to recommend them to anyone.

Kedra F. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am so happy to have found Dr. Paz.  He was very knowledgeable about my daughter’s complex situation.  After a few weeks of treatment she reported that her tooth pain had stopped.  He took time to explain the process without being condescending. The support staff is also top notch. Dr.  Paz is a top notch orthodontist and I highly recommend him.

Laney B. from Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


As an adult, I was hesitant to get braces for appearances and how others may not take me seriously especially working in a corporate environment. So I was pleased to learn that lingual braces exist! Dr. Paz came as highly recommended by my dentist, and my experience has been beyond stellar. I felt comfortable throughout the process, and my questions were answered thoroughly. The RDA/OAs were knowledgeable and patient especially with my anxious questions about when my braces would be coming off. I’d highly recommend Dr. Paz and his team if you’re considering getting braces. I got my braces taken off today, and I feel more confident than eve.

Sabrina M. from Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


This office is extremely organized, and all the staff is friendly. On the pricier side but as usual you get what you pay for- great service. They take lots of pictures and all of your records are digital so they can pull up answers to all your questions very quickly. Dr Paz is also very friendly and knowledgeable, so are all his technicians. He really trains his staff well and you can tell. But mainly I would say the stars are for how highly organized and efficient they are! Overall a great experience! (oh, I also FOUND him originally on Yelp so #winning).

Jany P. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have nothing but gratitude and love for Dr. Paz and all of his staff.  Dr. Paz was recommended to me by my kids’ dentist when my daughter needed braces.  We went to couple of consults and chose Dr. Paz after hearing his thorough explanation on expanders(he favored it for my daughter rather than extraction for the wide smile).  Well four years later, my daughter has her braces off and is now ready for retainers.  I trust this Dr. and his team.  They are professional and patient with the anxious mom(that would be me) and nurturing with my daughter.  I want to especially thank Jonathan who was in charge of my daughter and helped  my daughter have her beautiful smile!

Kari A. from Studio City, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Paz treated my children and our experience has been wonderful! His staff is amazing and friendly always smiling and so helpful. Treatment went as planned and there weren’t any surprises along the way! We had a really great experience.

Ian L. from Culver City, CA (Source: Yelp)


What a way to kick off 2013: getting my braces off at Dr. Paz’s and then killing a whole stick of Tropical Starburst candies that he gave me as a congratulations gift. You heard that right – my dentist gave me candy to eat! It’s the stuff dreams are made of =). Overall I’ve had a wonderful experience at Dr. Paz’s and I’m a bit sad to say I’ll be visiting less since it will be sporadic appointments from now on to check my Hawley retainers. I will definitely be recommending Dr. Paz to anyone who asks who my orthodontist is.

Marc H. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I wish everyone was as professional and as good with children as Dr. Paz. I can’t even count the hours shopping online for the right person for mine and my family’s procedures. TOO MANY. I am glad I held out and decided on Dr. Paz. He’s the person at the end of every search you WISHED you’ve gotten instead of, for lack of better words, “inexperienced business owners”. Bravo Dr. Paz! I will continue doing what I should be doing anyway: recommending the best person for the job. Thank you from all of us.

Maria F. from Marina del Rey, CA (Source: Yelp)


DR. Mario Paz is an amazing orthodontist. He has done wonderful work on my sons mouth ! In addition he has an exceptional staff. Dr. Paz and his staff have always been friendly and with a smile on their face. I recommend Dr. Paz 110% Thank you so much Dr. Paz and staff.

Debbie T. from West Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I took my daughter to 5 orthodontists for consultations and Dr. Paz was the 5th.  Thank goodness we picked him. He was recommended by an endodontist aquaintance.   Braces are expensive, period, but the prices at Dr. Paz’s are comparable to the other orthodontists.  My daughter has ligual braces on the top and clear ones on the bottom and you really can’t even see that she has braces.  My son has the regular metal ones.  There are 2 offices:  Marina Del Rey and Beverly Hills.  I love it that the first appt is 7 or 7:15 so that my kids don’t miss much school.  Both kids have broken wires/brackets and we have always been able to be seen same day.  Everyone in both offices couldn’t be nicer.  Highly recommended.

Margaret S. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


I’ve only just gotten my lingual braces on but I have to say I had an excellent experience so far. Getting braces as an adult is just not fun but Dr. Paz and his staff do everything they can to make sure you’re comfortable in a variety of ways. Dr. Paz was one of many consults I had and I chose to go with him because he didn’t immediately try to talk me into Invisalign. On the contrary, he let me know that while it might what I thought I was looking for, lingual braces were better able to address the specific issues I have and create a lasting result. He also pointed out a lot of things other orthos hadn’t including possible cosmetic issues etc. His treatment coordinator Shelly spent a good deal of time with me on my consult and the Dr. was with me initially for about 20 minutes (way longer than I expected with the busy office) and addressed all my concerns and questions. Ileen, their insurance coordinator, gave me several different payment options and plans (I don’t have insurance) and even got on the phone with my mom, who is helping co-finance this little venture. I felt completely comfortable and un-pressured which has not been the case at most consults. They approached my treatment and a 5-year plan kind of thing which I thought was great. The braces are on for only 18 months but treatment doesn’t end there. I’m glad to know they’re as interested in keeping my teeth straight as I am. I got my bottom linguals on this past Friday. The same lovely tech who did all my scans and x-rays was the one who actually put the braces on. It was really comforting to have the same person with you throughout the process. Dr. Paz was there the whole time closely supervising, working on different teeth and joking with me and the tech. I was given so many tools, waxes and pieces of advice before I left so I was completely prepared for how to handle the monster canker sore on my tongue on day 2 and putting wax on the back wires when the stuff they put on fell off. Top linguals go in on March 22nd. I know I won’t be super comfortable but I know that if there are any issues at all Dr. Paz and his staff are reachable and interested in doing all they can to help. I’ll update as treatment goes on.

Kris D. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


My son is undergoing getting braces from Dr. Paz. He’s very knowledgeable and his staff is very friendly and helpful. We came to see Dr. Paz recommended by our dentist and we are pleased with his service so far. We would recommend him.

Mylee L. from El Segundo, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was 18 years old when I realized I needed braces. Thank goodness my dentist recommended Dr. Paz! I have been going to Dr. Paz for about two years now. The staff is very friendly and each visit I have they make me feel welcome and answer any questions I have. When they found out I was going to college, they were all very supportive and accommodating with me and my schedule. My teeth are now perfectly straight and I couldn’t be more grateful! I love the staff and would suggest this office to anyone looking for braces! Super friendly, helpful, and supportive.

Jake A. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Paz is the best! Super Mario is what we call him, we have 2 generations of braces done by Dr. Paz. He is thorough and utilizes latest technology to help you perfect that smile. All orthodontist are not created equally, we now have our 2 kids one 8 and 11 getting their smiles right by Dr Paz. My wife had other recommendations but no one compared to the service here.

Cailin N. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Mario Paz is the best!!! He and his entire staff are so kind and welcoming and make you feel comfortable from the moment you walk in the door. He is absolutely amazing at what he does and he really worked around my schedule to make my Invisalign treatment as seamless and convenient as possible. I really could not recommend him enough!

Julie Brown (Source: Google)


Dr. Paz and his staff have treated our entire family – my husband, 3 daughters, and myself. Our experience has been fantastic. Every time we come in, it’s like seeing family. Everyone is polite, encouraging, and fun. Our treatments have been successful and exactly according to plan. We give Dr. Paz the highest recommendation. He and his staff are absolutely the BEST!!

Patrick T. Gorman (Source: Google)


Dr. Mario has been an extraordinary presence in our children’s lives. He’s done a phenomenal job with both of my kids’ teeth. He’s taken something that could be a difficult process and made it easy for the whole family. Not only does Dr. Mario explain everything in detail and work through the best options for your child, he does so in a manner that shows he’s invested in the best result for your child. The whole staff is warm, funny, and knowledgeable, connecting with the children in a way that makes you feel sure your kids are in good hands. It’s rare to have such a great experience, but we’ve recommended Dr.Mario to several friends and they’ve had the same incredible experience as us. We consider ourselves lucky. Thank you to Dr. Mario and his whole brilliant staff!

Yvonne V. from South Gate, CA (Source: Yelp)


My son started his treatment here with DR Paz and is about to have his braces removed in the next couple of months. He was scared, at first, to get them on because of the pain everyone had been telling him about, but here they made him feel comfortable, they talked to him and answered all our questions we had before starting him with the process. He absolutely loves coming here! The staff is absolutely amazing and so friendly! Now, my 10 year old daughter can’t wait to start her treatment. Dr Paz and his staff isn’t getting rid of us yet!

Conrad M. from Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


This man is an absolute genius and has been treating people with care, commitment, and excellence for the entire time I have known him, which is 17 years now. He has done an immaculate job with me, and with everyone else I have ever seen going there. Absolutely 100% fully recommended. Dr. Paz himself is one of the gentlest orthodontists you’ll ever have pleasure to come here. They do a great job, consistently, are wonderful people, and leave you with a great smile.

Bri X. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Paz is wonderful and I will never stop raving about him and his staff. It’s a tough thing to get braces in college, but with lingual braces, it was never an issue and I finally got the smile I always wanted! Dr. Paz is incredibly kind and was always a delight to see! His staff is friendly and welcoming, he was always incredibly clear with his plan of action and worked incredibly well with my dentist. When you spend a long time self-conscious about your smile, that change is truly life-changing. I never stop smiling anymore, and that is all thank you to the amazing Dr. Paz! To tell you how much I loved working with him, I spent the first 3 years of treatment driving in from Orange County, and it didn’t even bother me because the care was that wonderful! If you are looking for an orthodontist, or better yet, a lingual orthodontist, you’ve found the place! Thank you Dr. Paz and Staff, you are amazing!

Angela K. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Simply the best! I’ve been coming to see Dr. Paz since 2012 when I needed braces again due to not wearing my retainer. It was unbeknownst to me at the time, but I later felt quite lucky when I learned he is the only orthodontist known to provide both upper and lower permanent retainer options upon removal of your braces. I struggle with my upper cuspid teeth constantly wanting to move and it’s been such a relief to be able to have a permanent bonded retainer on the uppers as well as the lowers. So grateful for Dr Paz! Thanks to his superior techniques, it’s been 6 years and my teeth still look perfect!

Sarah M. from Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Paz is amazing! I work at a nearby dental office and since we have been referring patients to him for years, I have had the privilege of seeing a lot of before and after pictures. When it came time for my daughter to get braces, choosing him as her orthodontist was a no-brainer! Her teeth have come so far in such a short time, I’m very impressed. Dr. Paz is also from El Salvador, which has won points with my Salvadoran dad who has taken two of my brothers for braces there as well. Nothing but great results all around. Dr. Paz is hilarious and as kind as they come. The whole staff is great and the office is impeccably clean. They have a TV in the waiting room, a great magazine selection, a Keurig for coffee/tea, and offer coloring pages for kids while they wait. They even have a coloring contest with prizes! He has two locations but I work right down the street from the Marina Del Rey location so it’s most convenient for us. Can’t sing his praises enough! Thank you for boosting my daughter’s confidence and making her smile beautiful and straight!

Paul B. from Malibu, CA (Source: Yelp)


had braces when I was 12 yrs old and here I had them again at age 57.  I couldn’t be happier with the entire process from start to finish.  Both this office and his Beverly Hills office are the nicest I’ve ever seen in a medical office.  A large staff tends to everything that needs to be done and it shows in place and appearance.  As nice as the staff is I can say that Dr. Paz is even nicer.  He has a gentle, steady touch and talks to you rather than at you or down to you.  By the end of my treatment it felt like family.  Prices fair and I never had trouble scheduling my appointments.  Hope he stays in practice for many years to come.  I understand he was President of the American Orthodontic Society for many years and has lectured on his techniques all over the world….wow.

Elaine N. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I don’t have dental insurance and shopped around before choosing Dr. Paz, and I’m very glad I chose him.  I’m one year into my treatment for adult braces and am very happy with his work and his office.  While he’s not the cheapest ortho, he’s very reasonably priced and more importantly, knows what he’s doing! You get what you pay for. 1. Appointments are punctual (everyone is too busy to waste time in a waiting room!) 2. Dr. Paz is kind, and really listens to what your issues are and suggests proper ways to treat your bite.  He has a kind and gentle demeanor.  More importantly, he knows what he’s doing. 3. His staff is incredibly helpful. I like the techs, Ilene, Shelly, reception– all are great, kind and professional. 4. I’m always able to find street parking at the Beverly Hills and Marina Del Rey location. (MDR location is easier to find free parking– don’t pay for parking!) I have the clear braces, and while they are more expensive, they are not as noticeable in pictures. Highly recommend!

John R. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Paz is a master orthodontist who relentlessly works to provide the best possible outcome.  I felt extremely confident and at ease throughout my treatment knowing that he always had my best interest at hand and that he would settle for nothing less than perfection.  I always appreciated the way in which he thoroughly explained every detail of the process, it helped make me feel empowered and that I was an active participant.  In addition to receiving an optimal result, I also received the added benefit of learning so many great things for ongoing care.  I am forever grateful for Dr. Paz, his amazing team and the results that I received there.

Jan B. from Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr. Paz after treatment failure with invisialign.  I’m not knocking invisialign at all, I am just a non-compliant patient. Invisialign worked wonders for my husbands teeth but he is more disciplined than I am.  I was very hesitant to have braces put on but I had complete confidence in Dr. Paz because he came so highly recommended.  My brackets are (clear on the top and metal on the bottom).  They are not uncomfortable at all.  I had them on for about a year and a half and had them removed right before my wedding.  They were perfect!!! Dr. Paz gave me a retainer to wear and the non-compliant person I am I ended up not wearing them.  Six months later I was back for follow up and my teeth has shifted severly.  He was kind enough to make time to put my brackets back on that day to prevent further shifting.  I was so upset I had messed up the beautiful job he had done, but glad that he made it easy to start fixing them again. I am 6 weeks from having them removed again this time Dr. Paz has recommended a permanent retainer as soon as my brackets get  removed.  I completely agree :). Love him, love his staff.

Anna N. (Source: Google)


Dr Paz is hard working with good ethics. He makes it his business to see every patient that walks into the office. My son has been having a great experience here. It is easy to make appointments. And my son is seen as soon as possible for the multiple broken brackets he’s had over the year! I would absolutely recommend Dr Paz!

Daniel R. from Marina del Rey, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m halfway through a treatment for Invisalign and couldn’t be happier. I can’t believe I actually enjoy going to the dentist…how did that happen? 🙂 Came here after a horror story with another local dentist and the staff here saved me. Thought I’d leave a review as there only seems to be a few, these guys deserve all the praise they can get. Irene, Shelley, and the juniors are all fantastic and it is easy to see why when you meet Dr Mario – it’s a trickle down effect of his wonderful attitude. Do your own investigation and you’ll find that he is actually one of the best in the business. A great example to other dentists and orthodontists of how it should be done. Thanks all!.

Dominique M. from Victorville, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr paz is a delight as well as his staff
He is extremely professional and so friendly as well as his staff making it so easy to go there! Being in the medical field i am what you would say very picky but I have to say Dr paz and his staff are the best! He knows his stuff as well as his staff Definitely a very good practice! I will miss him and his staff  when my treatment is done!

Sara B. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


My daughter had Invisalign treatment done with Dr. Paz. Truly a top notch experience the entire time. Dr. Paz and his staff are always warm and welcoming and there to help. My daughter is now officially done with Invisalign treatment and her teeth are incredible! They look better than I even imagined. We could not be more happy! Thank you Dr. Paz and staff for everything!

Esthela Chavez (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Paz and all the staff are amazing!!! They are incredible at what they do. Dr. Paz’s thoroughness and attention to detail is very much appreciated. He made sure my smile was as perfect as it could be. Thank you Dr. Paz and everyone in the office for always making me feel at home!

Margaret Fox (Source: Google)


This office is the best. Everyone is pleasant and professional. Your treatment solution is based on your individual needs and could be a combination of possible treatments. The office is clean and modern which adds to the confidence you feel in choosing this office. The business office is very helpful with insurance and setting up payment options. I highly recommend this office.

A. D. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


From the beginning up to now,   I always feel at home with Dr. Mario Paz ( President of the American Lingual Orthodontic Association) and his staff.  With Dr. Paz(he’s one of the worlds best in lingual orthodontics), I feel like he is not a just an ordinary orthodontist, I can see and feel that he genuinely care for his patients/ clients. Professional, courteous and friendly staff makes me feel at ease when I am in their office.  Go ahead google his name to know more about him :).


Dr. Mario Paz is the leader in the orthodontic field with a unique cosmetic orthodontic treatment expertise in invisible braces including invisalign, Lingual (behind the teeth braces) and self ligating braces. Dr. Mario E. Paz has established one of the leading private Cosmetic Dentistry practices in the country and is an authority in the art of Concealed Braces. His close association with the inventor of concealed braces, the late Dr. Craven Kurz, places him in the unique position of being one of the most experienced orthodontists in the world using this method. Now in private practice in Beverly Hills and Marina del Rey, California, Dr. Paz specializes in concealed braces, Invisalign, the Damon system, early non-extraction treatment and the treatment of TMJ (jaw) disorders. Dr. Paz graduated from the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York with a Masters in Dental Science (MS). He received a Certificate of Proficiency in Orthodontics with special training in Lingual Orthodontics (Concealed Braces), and completed a fellowship in Temporomandibular (Jaw) Disorder. He completed his General Dentistry Residency at Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, New York and has had special training in the treatment of children with cleft palate and other craniofacial anomalies. "It's wonderful to have had a part in making our patients' lives better."