Dr. Meeks Orthodontics
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James M. Meeks, DDS, MS (Orthodontist)

Dr. Meeks Orthodontics
Tustin, CA

Dr. Meeks Orthodontics
Ladera Ranch, 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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Tina B. from Santa Ana, CA (Source: Yelp)


My son went through a 1st and 2nd phase with Dr. Meeks. He just turned 14 AND got his braces off. Dr. Meeks and staff were always a pleasure to work with, and made this time in my son’s life a pleasant memorable experience. I loved the Old Town Tustin location, and the office organization. Our appointment time was usually spot on without a wait. We only had to call in a couple times after office hours, but each time the response was almost immediate. …oh…my son’s new smile is beautiful!

Jim F. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


Before the first of our three kids got braces, we went to another Orthodontist who told us they should start the process immediately, which didn’t sound right to us. A friend recommended Dr. Meeks, who said there was indeed no rush and we should check back in about a year. We did so, and when the time was right, we enlisted Dr. Meeks to do the braces on all the kids. There could not be a friendlier, more accommodating, laid-back yet highly professional staff than his. Getting braces for our kids is more than just an appointment. It’s a multi-visit journey, one which we are grateful to have taken with the guidance of Dr. Meeks and his caring team.

Joy S. from Tustin, CA (Source: Yelp)


Ok, I have nothing but great things to say about Dr. Meeks and his entire staff.  They are honestly like a family.  I love them all.  Denise is the most comforting person to talk to, I get off the phone with her feeling soothed.  And my daughters smile is just too perfect!  The office is the most adorable office ever, a cute old house in Old Town Tustin, refurbished.

Jessica J. from Westminster, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am very thankful Dr.Meeks and his office staff helped me with my problem. 3 years ago I had to do the braces treatment from an orthodontist, who was unfortunately struck and killed by a drunk driver. Since in his office he was the solo Dr, no one was able to take care of my case. My parents were finished with paying the whole treatment and since he passed away there was no way we could get our money back. We visited a lot of dentist to see if anyone was willing to take the case and nobody said they would. During the look for a dentist my parents were going through an harsh economic problem. One day we got a call that Dr. Meeks would be able to take off my braces for free. He did an amazing job and I am so thankful for his amazing staff who took the time off their day to do this for me.

Michele J. from Santa Ana, CA (Source: Yelp)


Fantastic staff, willing to work with you financially. Dr Meeks was great with my son who now has his braces off. My 16 year old had a great experience. The place is awesome, cute little house and the location is easy to get to, very clean and the staff is very on top of everything. Robin at the front desk is awesome and very helpful. I have two more children who will only be going to Dr. Meeks when it’s that time for braces.

Amy D. from Santa Ana, CA (Source: Yelp)


I mean, really, who enjoys going to the orthodontist??! WE DO! My daughter just completed her treatment and had her braces removed today. Her smile is beautiful! What a great experience we’ve had at Dr. Meeks office. He and his staff make you feel like family. Their office (house) feels like your going to visit someone special. Each visit we’ve been met with kindness, comfort and loving care. They’ve kept us informed every step of the process. No extra costs or surprises at all. Dr. Meeks and his staff are exceptional at what they do I’m actually sad that our time with them is over for now! I would jump at the chance to refer anyone to him for ortho treatment!

Nichol D. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Meeks Rocks!  Both of my daughters have been to Dr. Meeks in Tustin for orthodontic treatments.  Two girls, two rounds of braces each!  Now they both have beautiful perfect smiles.  I cannot say enough about how warm and welcoming the staff and office are, we live in Long Beach and felt the atmosphere, quality of care and personal attention was worth the drive.

Kurt H. from Tustin, CA (Source: Yelp)


The best orthodontic experience imagined. Getting braces is not always the most looked forward to of experiences. Dr. Meeks and his office crew made the process as painless, fun and productive as possible. He was patient, instructive and helpful throughout the 22 months of which my kids have had theirs on.  Would highly recommend this professional Orthodontist and office staff for people of all ages.  His office is actually a historic landmark in old town Tustin.  A very unique and interesting office environment.

Kimberly DeMent-Vandervoort (Source: Google)


Dr Meeks and staff are amazing! I love that they keep the best interest of the patient in mind! Their customer service is great and Dr Meeks is very personable and knowledgeable! I highly recommend this practice!! Thanks Dr Meeks and team! Y’all are awesome! 🙂

Kimberly M. from Ladera Ranch, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Meeks has worked on my older three children and will work on my fourth in a year or so.  He and his staff are kind, relaxed, easy to work with, gentle, and flexible when schedule changes come up.  What I have noticed over the years is Dr. Meeks answers any questions whenever something comes up and explains his work/choices well.  In addition, his staff is friendly and warm whenever we come in.  All of my kids have had an uneventful and enjoyable experience at the office- which says a lot about the experience of “getting braces”. I highly recommend this practice.

Bibi C. from Ladera Ranch, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Meeks was highly reccomended to us and we cant be happier!! He is so nice and professional. His whole staff is awesome. He knows what he’s doing thats for sure!. My sons braces came off earlier than expected and he is so happy. He cant stop looking at himself. He had an underbite and Dr Meeks corrected that first before braces. We highly reccomend Dr Meeks.

Susie M. from Ladera Ranch, CA (Source: Yelp)


Our 14 year old daughter just completed her round of braces and Dr. Meeks and his entire staff have been such a pleasure to work with!  He is very conservative and although our daughter wanted braces for a VERY long time, he did not press her on getting them until she actually needed them!  And then she got them off in less time than originally anticipated!  Her appointments were always on time and the staff was very easy to work with and very accommodating.  I would highly recommend this office for anyone need orthodontic  work!

Sarah R. from Santa Ana, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Meeks and his staff are so warm, friendly, positive and professional. I was referred to Dr. Meeks by my dentist for invisalign to straighten my teeth that had shifted many years after wearing braces. I was a bit apprehensive, because I was an “older” patient. I have just completed my invisalign trays and my teeth are PERFECT! I am thrilled with the result. I would refer Dr. Meeks to anyone, young or old, that is considering braces, invisalign or other orthodontic needs. His office is efficient and always runs on time. Dr. Meeks is very easy to talk to and explains everything thoroughly. His staff is wonderful. I will almost miss going in for my appointments. 🙂 Thank you for a positive experience and a beautiful smile.

Melissa D. from Ladera Ranch, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Meeks office staff is very organized and friendly. Dr. Meeks is very kind, personable and warm. He  interacts with each patient on a personal level and and makes patients and parents feel at home. I really love how efficient his office runs. We came from another ortho office . Dr.Meeks does not make us wait or my child sit and wait in the chair. We can get in and out quickly. My child likes his office better than our last ortho office, which we only left because they moved out of the area. We are so thankful for Dr. Meeks who was willing to take over the care of 2 of my children. We always leave feeling well informed and had quality time to talk to the doctor . I would highly recommend him.

Marcia C. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


I went in for a consultation and right away I was greeted and warmly welcomed. Dr. Meeks and his attentive assistant escorted me into private office where I sat in a very comfortable, cushy chair. Dr. Meeks sat right next to me, listened intently to what I was concerned about. He examined me and we discussed what needed to be done. It was a very thorough, informative and pleasant consultation. I highly recommend Dr. Meeks and his wonderful staff for any orthodontic procedures.

Melissa O. from Dana Point, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Meeks came highly recommended from our family dentist. We live in Dana Point so driving to Ladera Ranch to go to the Orthodontist wasn’t the most convenient way to do braces, but as soon as we had our initial consultation we knew that was the place for us. He has a great rapport with both of my boys. They always looked forward to going to see Dr. Meeks. The staff is awesome, all very friendly and accommodating. We never had a problem scheduling appointments even with all of our after school activities that got in the way. The office has a very comfortable atmosphere and we never had to wait. Thank you Dr. Meeks and staff for such a great experience. The Martin boys

Steph R. from Ladera Ranch, CA (Source: Yelp)


We love Dr. Meeks! All three of my kids have been patients, as well as their dad and me, and we cannot recommend him enough. Both offices and staff are excellent and provide top-notch care with a smile. Our family has had Invisilign, regular braces, retainers, spacers, and pretty much everything else amongst the five of us and Dr. Meeks’ staff was amazing in working with our insurance and appointment scheduling since multiple kids were under care at the same time. You can’t go wrong with Dr. Meeks and he will definitely leave you smiling!

Karen M. from Tustin, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Meeks and his staff are incredible! They are so professional, organized, kind and always willing to work with us to schedule appointments that accommodate our busy family schedule. They explained every step of the process with my daughter’s braces, Herbst device and additional therapy recommended for the best outcome. They understand kids and teens (and their parents!) and my daughter is so pleased with her teeth!

Gloria P. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


5 start isn’t enough for Dr.Meeks the staff always friendly. Especially because we have a special needs child and Dr. meeks and the staff worked perfectly with our son with a lot of patience. For  parents we have special needs child.Dr. Meeks  is the orthodontist we need. We highly recommend thank you so much for our son beautiful smile.

Lisa P. from Tustin, CA (Source: Yelp)


Our daughter just got her braces off and we are so pleased with her smile.  Our whole experience with Dr. Meeks and his staff has been positive – they are professional, patient, and caring.  Our daughter’s mouth had multiple challenges (including two undescended canines and a missing adult incisor.)  I wasn’t sure how it was all going to turn out, but her teeth look great.  I recommend Dr. Meeks’ practice without any hesitation.

Lisa P. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Meeks is definitely up for a challenge and provides excellence at every level. Both our daughters needed braces, but our youngest had what we thought was going to be a very difficult situation because her two incisors never came in. You can imagine the apprehension a young girl would feel with two missing teeth in the front of her mouth, especially, going into high school. Not a problem at all! Dr. Meeks took great care of her through out the process and with a little creativity and some temporary fake teeth, no one knew the difference. She was happy and comfortable all along the way. He is personable, knowledgeable and takes the utmost care of kids. He consulted with other experts about the best course of action for a permanent solution to her missing teeth and gave us the most up-to-date information available. His trustworthiness made the decision making process easy and comfortable. We received great service over the 4 years of orthodontic work for both of our daughters. The staff and environment (charming old house in Tustin) is second to none. Is it possible to miss going to the orthodontist? Now that’s saying something. I highly recommend this place

Quan T. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


My daughter just got her braces off and she has a beautiful smile thanks to Dr. Meeks and his staff! The entire experience from start to finish was great. The staff there are super friendly and helpful. Dr. Meeks and his crew explained everything the entire time and answered all of our questions. I would definitely recommend going to Dr. Meeks

Mary Kay V. from Santa Ana, CA (Source: Yelp)


The last of my 4 kids got his braces off yesterday and the results are great!  I can not say enough positive things about Dr. Meeks, his staff and his beautiful office/house.  Everyone is so friendly, professional and warm.  It’s always a pleasure to go in for an appointment. The thing that most impressed me about Dr. Meeks was at our initial consultation appointment (probably 10 years ago), he told me that one of my kid’s would be ok not having braces, but if he wanted perfect teeth, braces could achieve that.  I was instantly hooked by his honesty and integrity and that is how we have been treated for the last 10 years.  I have to mention that I completed my invisalign process 4 months ago and I am so happy I finally made the decision to straighten my never-had-braces-teeth! Dr. Meeks and staff have created 5 happy customers with beautiful smiles! Thank you!

Jayne C. from Tustin, CA (Source: Yelp)


We went to Dr. Meeks for braces for my daughter.  Dr. Meeks and his staff create a friendly and welcoming environment.  My daughter was always so at ease during her interactions with everyone during her appointments.  Telephone and front desk communication could not be any better. You will not regret choosing this office for your orthodontic needs.

Jane D. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr. Meeks by my dentist for Invisalign treatment.  I have to say, Dr. Meeks and his entire staff are the best!  His staff has all worked with him for years so it felt like a big family.  I never had braces as a kid (and I won’t say how old I am now because I’m in age denial – haha).  I wore the retainers for about 10 months and I couldn’t be happier with the result.  One front tooth was a bit longer so Dr. Meeks filed it down to make them even and they look fantastic!  I’m not the best patient – a couple of times I wanted to just take the attachments off and be done but Dr. Meeks gave me a pep-talk and I continued and I’m SO glad that I did.  Oh, and his Tustin office is a historical home turned into an office and it’s lovely.  I recommend Dr. Meeks 100% – if you are on the fence about trying Invisalign I would say go for it – you will be very happy you did.

Dana Mason (Source: Google)


I can’t praise Dr. Meeks and his office enough for the wonderful way I was treated Such a wonderful man and he fishes! Dr. Meek was helping me outside of his normal practice and I am leaving to go be with my sister up north due to my cancer diagnosis and him being a fisher was such a bonus That in impressed me to no end! I found my dentist y’all which is not easy to do!! Thank you to the whole office!! I love you guys!!!

Debbie S. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


We love love love Dr. Meeks and his staff.  All 3 of my children were given quality care.  The office is clean and inviting.  You are able to get appointments quickly and the kids are in and out of there in a timely manner.  Dr. Meeks is the whole package!!  He has the best bedside manner, years of experience, a clean and friendly office, and does an amazing job!!  All the kids in our neighborhood have gone to Dr. Meeks and their smiles are beautiful!!  Dr. Meeks is the best, I highly recommend him!!!

Tina M. from Sandy, UT (Source: Yelp)


We absolutely love Dr. Meeks and his entire staff. They not only did a fabulous job with straightening my daughters teeth, but they were also so amazing to work with. They were always so willing to work around my schedule. I have all three of my kids going there.

Darlene S. from Ladera Ranch, CA (Source: Yelp)


My daughter just got her braces off and her teeth look amazing. Dr. Meeks and his staff are so nice, the office is very family friendly and they make you feel right at home. We could not have asked for a better orthodontist. They even gave my daughter fresh cut flowers when she got her braces off. We highly recommend Dr. Meeks if you are looking for an orthodontist.

AnnE H. from Ladera Ranch, CA (Source: Yelp)


After 14 years and 3 kids in braces, we have parted ways with Dr James Meeks. We are thrilled with the new smiles, the friendly and competent staff and Dr. Meeks professional and personable manner. Each step was thoroughly explained from the first consultation, the financials and the progress of the treatment. Dr. Meeks was just a call away to address the occasional loose bracket, pokey wire or other urgent concern. I highly recommend Dr. Meeks!

Malika G. from Trabuco Canyon, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Meeks is an excellent orthodontist and his staff is friendly and caring. I went through a long process of orthodontics treatments with Dr. Meeks starting from when I was the age of 8 up until I was the age of 19 because I had a jaw deformity and had to wait until I turned 18 to undergo jaw surgery. After my jaw surgery, Dr. Meeks aligned my teeth perfectly, so now I have a beautiful smile. I am so blessed to have had Dr. Meeks and his staff support me through my jaw surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Meeks to anyone seeking out orthodontics treatment because he is absolutely the best orthodontist.

Lisa R. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Meeks and his staff are incredible!  Upbeat, fun and very professional office.  His staff has worked for him for years (which says a lot) and I always feel grateful when I leave that I was referred to his office.  I am doing Invisalign and my smile is coming along beautifully!  I would highly recommend Dr. Meeks!  A bonus is 2 offices, one by my work in Tustin and another by my home in Ladera Ranch:)

Lisa N. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr. Meeks by my dentist, for adult Invisalign treatment. Dr. Meeks is an extraordinary Orthodontist! He truly is a master at his craft and is an incredible person, he treats all his patients like they are family. The office staff is exceedingly kind, friendly, and so professional, they go above and beyond to treat each patient with incredible care. The office is beautiful, exceptionally clean, well-organized, and the technology they use is state of the art. My treatment plan was during the time of COVID, when all offices were mandated to shut down. During the stay-at-home order, Dr. Meeks took the time to speak with me over the phone, and review photos that I sent to him to periodically check my progress. Once the office reopened, I was impressed with the safety practices and measures that Dr. Meeks and his team have put into place, to ensure the safety of his patients. I was still right on track with my Invisalign treatment plan! My teeth look fantastic and I was overly pleased with the outcome. I give my highest recommendation to anyone looking for a top-notch orthodontist for braces, Invisalign for both children and adults!

Heather F. from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (Source: Yelp)


Our family couldn’t be happier with Dr Meeks and staff. First off, his goals aligned with our family – straight, healthy teeth with the least amount of torture for my kiddos. We got bids from 3 local orthos and not only was Dr Meeks the most affordable, it was the least amount of “stuff”. His office is casual and fun. My VERY nervous kids were put at ease immediately. I was referred to the office from my cousin who had 3 kids go through the practice with similar happy results.

Wendy M. from Lake Forest, CA (Source: Yelp)


This office is the friendliest office in Orange County!  The staff is amazing…always smiling and willing to go above and beyond for you.  Dr. Meeks is a great orthodontist and very honest.  We went in several times before he said my son was ready for treatment.  When we actually began treatment we were told to expect 18-24 months…after just 14 months he was ready to have his braces removed.  We highly recommend Dr. Meeks and his awesome staff!!!


We provide quality orthodontic treatment for children and adults, including braces and Invisalign. Trust your smile to a trained orthodontic specialist. Dr. Meeks is a board qualified orthodontist with over 25 years of experience. Call our office for a complimentary exam. Dr Meeks, an orthodontic specialist, has been in the private practice of orthodontics in South Orange County since 1990. We have offices located in Ladera Ranch and Tustin. Dr. James M. Meeks received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1985. He continued his postdoctoral training at USC and received his Certificate in Advanced Orthodontics as well as a master’s degree in craniofacial biology in 1987. Dr. Meeks is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the Orange County Dental Society. Dr. Meeks is married and has two sons, Matthew and Evan. He is an avid fly fisherman and an accomplished musician. Dr. Meeks plays guitar and keyboards in an all dental rock ’n’ roll band called Open Wide. Most importantly, Dr. Meeks loves his profession and working with his patients. We think you will appreciate our conservative approach to orthodontic treatment and look forward to working with you in creating a beautiful smile. "Hello. My name is James Meeks. I am the owner of the practice and have been working here in South Orange County for over 25 years. I was inspired to become an orthodontist after going through orthodontic treatment as a teen. I now have the pleasure of providing that same treatment for children, teens, and adults. I truly enjoy what I do, and I have an amazing staff that works alongside me. Please give us a visit if you are considering orthodontic treatment."