Family Orthodontic Center
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Motakef Mehdi, DDS, MS (Orthodontist)

Family Orthodontic Center
Covina, CA

Family Orthodontic Center
La Mirada, CA

Family Orthodontic Center
Studio City, CA

★★★★★

35 REVIEWS
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DENTAL TREATMENTS OFFERED

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

Braces

Clear aligners

Retainers

Comprehensive orthodontics

Space maintainers

Palatal expanders

Headgears

Interceptive orthodontics

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Offers Invisalign®? Yes

OFFICE HOURS (COVINA)

Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday: 8:15 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

OFFICE HOURS (LA MIRADA)

Monday: 10:00 am to 7:00 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: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

OFFICE HOURS (STUDIO CITY)

Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

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Maria F. from Covina, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

This review is long overdue! Michelle and Julio are the sweetest and most professional front desk I have ever encountered. Michelle went above and beyond during my consultation. Every single time I call last minute to get a wire cut or change my appointment Michelle makes sure I’m seen in minutes and always confirms my next appointment works for me and MY time before leaving. I’m 6 months into my treatment and I’ve NEVER had an issue. I appreciate how the office is staying open during the pandemic and how the front desk is on top of everything to keep us safe. You can just tell Michelle and Julio enjoy what they do and they care about their patients. Because of my good experience with them my co worker also came to this office. I’m so glad I went with Dr Mehdi and his staff for my braces.

Vince C. from Covina, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

A great place to get braces for yourself and your entire family. My whole family has gotten our braces from this orthodontic center and we couldn’t be happier. They work with you on payments and leave you with a sense of reassurance. The staff is very caring and makes sure everybody leaves happy. Appointments are quick and easy, the environment is very professional, and the ladies at the front desk are pretty hot if you ask me. All in all, if you live within 15 miles of the Family Orthodontic Center, you need to be doing business with them. Great people, great service

Abraham M. from Downey, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I was referred to Dr. Mehdi a few years back. I came in for a free consultation where the whole process was explained to me in clear terms. Shortly after I had my braces put on. After having my braces removed about 2 years later, I was extremely pleased with the results. I used to have a crooked smile due to my bite which I was self-continuous about and he aligned it perfectly!   I found his entire staff to be very professional, going above and beyond and felt like family.I would highly recommend Dr. Mehdi

Lupita P. from La Puente, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

This place is awesome! Brought my three kids here over a year ago after consultations with a couple of other orthodontist. Started treatment here and very happy we did…front desk is the best! Always made it work with scheduling three appointments for the same day. Everyone is very attentive and informative when I have questions and I have lots. Today my son gets his braces off…one down two to go.

Joan K. from Covina, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I love this orthodontist office!!! They send me 3 reminders the day before my kids’ appointments; 1 text, 1 home phone call & 1 cell phone call. The office staff is always friendly and willing to work with our schedules. They always have a kid movie playing in the waiting/reception  area to keep everyone entertained. Both of my daughters got their braces here and I got a discount on the 2nd kid, not to mention that they matched the price of a different, less expensive quote I got from another orthodontist that was several miles out of my way AND they deduct $50 from your bill if you send in a referral. We pay our bill monthly, there’s no interest in the amount and as long as you pay on time there’s no extra fees. I did make a payment late once but it was only a $10 late fee.  Marti at the front desk has made us feel like family/long time friends. Clearly, I can’t say enough wonderful things about this office that is only 2 min. from my house and my kids’ school. I was able to get appointments during lunch time without having them miss out on class time. My kids are good students that are involved in after school extracurricular activities so that was important to them.

Slightly C. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

They took me in ASAP and gave me every possible option to fix my issues. I was able to get a retainer mold and a consultation without any issues. Everyone that works here is genuinely a good person. They were so comforting and supportive with my sudden emergency and did not hesitate to help. This was my first time visiting but when I need more work done, I’m coming here and only here. Thank you guys for everything!

Sandra L. from Arcadia, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

This establishment far exceeds any expectation for an Orthodontic center.  For starters, the front desk staff always greets you when you walk in.  They go as far as to remember my name, which means a lot to me. I’ve been going here for a year now, and whenever I need an emergency visit because I broke a bracket, they try to fit me in their schedule. As far as the Back staff, they are just as great. They are always gentle and have never pinched or poked me when working on my braces.

Jeanette S. from Covina, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

First timer at this orthodontist for my braces the consultation at the beginning was very informative and helpful especially when helping me with the finance part, so far I’ve been coming for almost five months n overall the whole staff is always very friendly and welcoming unfortunately I don’t know names yet. A plus they always have something good playing in the waiting room.

Christina C. from Downey, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I’m so happy that my family chose Family Orthodontist Center to get my braces. I was incredibly nervous and anxious when I first got my braces, but the amazing staff that works here make you feel comfortable and calm. Then two years later my teeth are straight and beautiful and I couldn’t be more happier with the results!! The office is reasonably priced, flexible with your schedule when it comes to check ups, and you’re only in the waiting room for a very short time. They take good care of their patients and you will not be disappointed. 🙂

Naomi S. from Fontana, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Started coming here after my friend got her braces and her son’s and her daughters braces. She had nothing but positive experiences and feed back to say about Dr. Medi and all of his staff. Now my aunt her two kids will be getting braces because of all of my positive experiences! Great place, they really treat you like family! They send you text message reminders, and a phone call and you’re never stuck waiting past your appointment time in the waiting room. They get you in and out and on your way. You will not be disappointed!

Charlie P. from City of Industry, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I am a new patient and my experience has been great by far! They have an amazing and friendly staff that makes you feel so welcome and at home. When you come in, they greet you by your name and you can really tell that they take the time to get to know their patients. They work with what you can afford and monthly payments are available. Also, they have a clean facility and they remind you when you have an appointment coming up. I want to personally thank the entire staff and doctor for helping to keep my oral hygiene perfect and I am excited for the results ! Highly recommend this place!

Gomez J. from La Mirada, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Both my children are patients of Dr Motakef. I love the office and the staff and the doctor is just amayzing. I could see a difference in their teeth within the first 6 months. Their prices are very resonable and have great payment plans. I just love going to this office. I never have to wait long to be seen and they have plenty of staff on hand. I love their late afternoon appointments so I dont have to take the children out of school for their appointments. I highly recommend this office and our family could not be happier with them

Christina C. from Downey, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I’m so happy that my family chose Family Orthodontist Center to get my braces. I was incredibly nervous and anxious when I first got my braces, but the amazing staff that works here make you feel comfortable and calm. Then two years later my teeth are straight and beautiful and I couldn’t be more happier with the results!! The office is reasonably priced, flexible with your schedule when it comes to check ups, and you’re only in the waiting room for a very short time. They take good care of their patients and you will not be disappointed. 🙂

Sylvia P. from Oxnard, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I love  This Orthodontist office realigned my teeth and my husband’s!  They were perfect for a busy person! Saturday appointments made it fun. My hubby and I would drive from Ventura County (35 min) to their Studio City office to our 9AM appointments be out by 9:15 and enjoy our ventures in LA ~ we favored China Town on our many adventures…  Dr. Medi is a kind and gentle Dentist!  We highly recommend his office! Get your happy smile! At the age of 57 & 58…. why?  Why – because you matter – I love it! I’m happier with my beautiful smile!! Thank you  Dr Medi, ! Your family atmosphere is absolutely welcoming!

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

★★★★★

I was referred here by my dentist. The thought of getting braces at 34 years old scared me but the staff at F.O.C. made it very easy to understand my treatment options. I’m close to finishing my treatment and couldn’t be happier. I opted for the crystal brackets instead of traditional metal ones or Invisalign. From what I remember, they cost the same but I had a lot of spacing and a bite that needed to be corrected so brackets were the way to go. Every month I go in to get my braces adjusted and it’s super easy. I never have to wait. If my appointment is at 10 AM, they’re ready at 10 AM. 15 minutes later I’m out the door. The office is clean, the staff are super friendly, and they’ve always been accommodating with my schedule and needs. Dr . Medi Motakef is a man of few words but you can tell he knows what he’s doing. He told me from day one to get brackets so he can minutely adjust and fine tune my treatment month by month. I’m so glad I listened to him

A. from North Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Family Orthodontic Center was very helpful and accommodating, Dr. Motakef was very knowledgeable and confident with the treatment that my son needs. Laura the patient coordinator was very very helpful when we ran into some insurance/financial issues, she made sure she immediately corrected the problem and met me half way to keep us as patients. I appreciate the extra mile she went to ensure we were all happy! This office has come highly recommended by my dentist of 15 years! Thank you Family Orthodontics!!!

Judi D. from Valley Village, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Family Orthodontic is the greatest in the valley! I had braces here and my son has braces, and I’m going to bring my other son even when we move, and we aren’t as close! They are friendly, they accommodate my needs, the office is clean and presentable and all the staff is amazing! Thank you so much!!

Andi Moon (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I have only been coming here about 6 months but it’s been a great experience. As an adult I loved that they had clear braces options available for me, plus they only costs a few extra dollars a month compared to the traditional ones. They are so nice here and know you by name, I would definitely recommend.

Susie Franco (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I brought my son here because he himself asked me to bring him back from the 3chouces we had in the Glendora area. I asked him why he wanted me to bring him back tobstart his visits for beginning of braces , and his words were he felt comfort with staff and he liked atmosphere. Today he is getting his braces off , I am pleased with my sons results. The most important thing in a offic visit is the beginning of the first visit which is the reception area. The lady’s are kind and sweet and helpful . Specially Lupe, Valerie sweet lady’s. You will be pleased with your choice if you are looking to get braces. And the price it was much better for me.

Stephanie D. from Rowland Heights, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My cousin referred me to this orthodontic clinic and since day one they made me feel welcomed. Valerie is always friendly and understanding. Everyone is very helpful and nice love the staff here. I highly recommend this place. You should definitely get an opinion here before getting your braces. Tina in the front is very friendly and they do as much as possible to help you and make you feel comfortable

Adriana M. from Azusa, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Best ortho office would recommend to everyone. The staff are amazing always welcoming and very nice. We were recommended here from my daughters dentist office and my 9yr daughter loves this places she isn’t scared to come and she loves see the staff especially when they change out her colors on her braces. They have an easy payment option which I love.

Rocio M. from Baldwin Park, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I came in with my niece to her first appointment here at Family Orthodontics Center and I was SO blown away by how helpful and genuinely kind all members of the staff were. A couple weeks later I finally decided to go in for my own consultation. I was so excited to finally begin the process of getting my braces. I’m 25 years old and am finally able to comfortably commit to getting braces because the price was so great! I was pretty much in tears when I finally agreed to doing something I have wanted for so long. Don’t look any further, this is for sure your ortho!

Isalia C. from Fontana, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I am so glad I found Family Orthodontics! Dr. Mehdi and his staff  are amazing! Jose, Lupe, and Marti are kind and friendly! From our initial consultation I knew we were in the right place.  Two of my children have started treatment with them. Wouldn’t go anywhere else! Definitely recommend seeing Dr. Mehdi for your orthodontic needs. You will be so happy to have found him!

Elizabeth I. from Baldwin Park, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

What an experience!! A great one though. I read all the reviews on Yelp and I was impressed. I was referred by San Jose Yagon Dental in Baldwin Park Location-you can get lost. But I’m glad I left early. If your coming from Badillo (East) it will be on your Left side before Citrus and if your coming Citrus on to Badillo then it will be on your Right. Parking is in the back Upon entering the office I was greeted. Very friendly staff. Valerie (receptionist) is very helpful. Tina was very knowledgeable on her prices for braces. They work with pricing. Within 15 minutes I was taken to the back for my orthodontics consult. The set up there is very clean. The staff is working…they know the meaning of Teamwork!!! Everyone there helped one another. The Dr was very nice and he knew what he was talking about. He explained everything and was clear. The office is up to date with everything. Pretty cool machine. The way they make their appointment is pretty cool too. I can honestly say I won’t be scared to go back!

Melissa Wiideman (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Family Orthodontic Center in La Mirada raises the bar on what one should expect from an orthodontist office. My daughter’s always look forward to their ortho appointments; as they’re always greeted by an amazing staff that makes them feel like their part of the family. I would highly recommend Dr. Medi and his staff for all of your ortho needs!!!

V. from El Monte, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I was referred to Dr. Mehdi by the receptionist at my dental office on October 2015. Lupe (the manager) made me feel welcome from day one, til this day every time I walk in she always welcomes me with a smile and by my name. She is beyond helpful whenever I have a problem with my braces or need to change my appointment. Valerie is the receptionist she also makes me feel welcome and is very friendly to everyone, she always has a smile and is always willing to work with you when scheduling your next appointment. Dr. Mehdi is a create doctor and I am really happy I was referred to him, he does not sugar coat anything and always looks out for our best interest. He tells you when you are doing a good job but he also tells you and calls you out when you start to slack off and not wear your bands (trust me I know lol) but when he does he does it in a nice, sweet and very professional manner and it’s only because he wants you to finish your treatment within the amount of time he had estimated and in reality he actually does it because he does not want to charge you extra for having to extend your treatment. I myself appreciate that. Now let me tell you a little something about myself, I am extremely picky and I do not feel comfortable with a lot of people but when I do I DO NOT LET GO OF THEM. That being said if you guys ever decide to be treated by Dr. Mehdi and his staff (which I hope you do) and you just happen to be treated by Lan then consider yourselves very lucky because to me she is one of the BEST!!. She knows how to calm me down when I start to get nervous and she always tries to make the adjustments quick and painless and that means the world to me…

Don C. from Westminster, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I went here because of a recommendation and I’m very glad that I did.  I was running late but they still accommodated me.  The office had plenty of seats in the waiting room and was very clean.  I didn’t wait too long after and was seated shortly. I was hesitant on getting braces at first but the staff made me feel comfortable and made me relaxed. The treatment room was comfy and clean. Got my braces in soon after with no pain putting them on. Haven’t had braces on since I was a teenager and now it takes some time to get used to. Highly recommend this office for all your orthodontic work!  The staff and Doctor were very nice to me. The Doctor explained my treatment and was clear what needs to be done.

Kristy S. from Brea, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I live in the city of Brea and got a few quotes for my son’s braces from the Orthos there… Ridiculously expensive prices. I drive by family Orthodontics almost every day, so I thought I would go in and see what they are about. Right away I got a good feeling from the genuine staff (particularly Christy and Sofia) and the office was nice. The 2 phases for my son was a great price. The office is very professional, friendly, and on it. We have never had to wait past our appt time and my son is out in a timely manner. This location is a little out of my way but I would drive further if I had to. This is a great office, great services, very prompt and I am so happy I brought my son here for his braces. I highly recommend to everyone.

Sam F. from Covina, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I can not say enough good things about Dr Medi Motakef. The office is clean and the staff very nice and pleasent.  They have Saturday Appointments which is like a gift from heaven to me since I work all week and its hard to take a day off work.  Dr Medi is a great orthodontist and my teeth are looking so good. Can’t wait for the final result.  I recommend him highly to anyone looking for a orthodontist.  Their prices are really good too. check them out.

Karli Mai (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I have been coming to their office for a few months now & everyone is so nice, courteous & very attentive especially Julio & Maria they are always so warm & welcoming! I definitely recommend their office to anyone.

Don C. from Westminster, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I went here because of a recommendation and I’m very glad that I did.  I was running late but they still accommodated me.  The office had plenty of seats in the waiting room and was very clean.  I didn’t wait too long after and was seated shortly. I was hesitant on getting braces at first but the staff made me feel comfortable and made me relaxed. The treatment room was comfy and clean. Got my braces in soon after with no pain putting them on. Haven’t had braces on since I was a teenager and now it takes some time to get used to. Highly recommend this office for all your orthodontic work!  The staff and Doctor were very nice to me. The Doctor explained my treatment and was clear what needs to be done.

Allie T. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My actual dentist recommend this place to me, since I been looking for a good orthodontic for a while now. Came in to get my free examination the doctor was great he answered all my questions. I am getting my braces on in a couple of weeks with them, we will see how it goes . Hopefully they don’t let me down.

Patty R. from Altadena, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I’ve had my braces for about 2 yrs and am about to get them removed. I just wanna say that Dr. Medi and the rest of the staff at Family Orthodontics is awesome! The staff there is very pleasant  and accommodating to your schedule and needs. Ive been to other dentists or doctors when you’re sitting and waiting to be called in even if you arrive to your appointment on time…not at Dr. Medi’s! They call you right in and you’re in and out quickly! They also have Saturday appointments if needed!

Helen S. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I was referred here by my general dentist who did Invisalign but said I wasn’t a good candidate for them. As an adult I can’t say I was thrilled to need metal braces, but it was now or never. What’s great about this place is that they have a free consultation. Dr. Mokatef examined my teeth and told me very clearly what was wrong with my bite and what I needed done, and also said that Invisalign was not a good option for me. He explained several pricing options of different types of braces, and the pros and cons of each. At the end, they did not add pressure for me to get my procedure done with them, or pressure me for the highest priced procedure. I thought about it and decided to get braces with them! I’m at the start of my journey and we’ll see what happens in a few months, but so far so good.

Lance J. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Braces as an adult? Why not!? Dr. Motakef and his team make it easy. In the year since plopping on my braces, I’ve never had to wait more than five minutes before being seen. The team always gives me status updates on my teeth’s slow march to near-perfection, which puts my mind at ease. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, and Dr. Motakef and friends have been there every step of the way, figuratively handing out Gatorade. Keep up the good work!

A WORD FROM YOUR DOCTOR

Every day at Family Orthodontic Center we are committed to creating beautiful smiles. Dr. Medi Motakef and his team are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality orthodontic experience in a caring and comfortable environment through the use of state-of-the-art equipment, technology, and sterilization procedures. We want the journey to the perfect smile to be an enjoyable one and in our treatment plan we focus on patient education, comfort and satisfaction. Contact one of our offices in La Mirada, Covina, and our new location in Studio City for your free initial evaluation. We look forward to welcoming you to our family! about US. Dr Medi Motakef received his D.D.S. degree at Ohio State University. He then completed his certification in Orthodontics and his post-doctoral master’s in craniofacial biology at University of Pittsburgh. Dr Medi (as he is called by his patients) has been practicing orthodontics exclusively for adults, teens, and children since 1996. He is one of the leading orthodontic specialists in Lingual braces in southern California and Invisalign Preferred Provider.