Gardena Orthodontics
Hamid Barkhordar, DDS, MMSc:
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Hamid Barkhordar, DDS, MMSc (Orthodontist)

Gardena Orthodontics
Gardena, CA

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Torrance, CA

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Downey, CA

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Carson, CA

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Santa Barbara, CA













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


Clear aligners


Comprehensive orthodontics

Palatal expanders


Space maintainers

Interceptive orthodontics


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


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: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

Nisi V. from Inglewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


Ive been to 4 different orthodontics and they’ve all turned me away saying they werent able to give me braces due to my caps. I came here, they read me more than one option, advised me what was best for my teeth and when i told them what i wanted, they worked  with me and made it possible! ! And we worked it out in 2mins! The dentist is amazing and so was his assistant (im bad with names). They made me feel comfortable when i walked through the door! Im so happy cos i waited years for this! This will def be my dentist from now on!

Dianne V. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Today I got my braces off, at first I was really nervous but the staff is really great. They comfort you and make sure you’re in great hands, Enrique took off my braces and he polished my teeth. He did a really great job, he made sure I knew what he was doing which is very important especially for a service like this. The doctor was also very great, telling me what to do with the retainers and answering my questions very specifically. The other staff were complementing my teeth even though I feel a bit insecure but hopefully it will go away! Anyways this place is very great, they greet you with smiles and make sure you leave with your best smile!

Esther S. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I started in this office with my son and I ended up getting treatment asswell. I love the staff and the orthodontist Dr. Hamid is amazing. He takes care of his patients like family. He accommodates my appointments  so my son and i can come together. I really recommend you to bring your family here since it’s family friendly too.

Lexy B. from South Figueroa Corridor, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best service I have received for my braces, great communication Dr Hamid is explains everything as answers all questions he is never In a bad mood like other Dr’s I have seen he’s always smiling and nice. His staff is so efficient and reliable. Isabel was great

Annquanna F. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hamid is the best orthodontist, his staff is awesome and friendly makes you feel very welcomed. I use to be afraid to come to the dentist but I’m actually excited to come here and look forward to my monthly visits. My family loves this place. He’s treating my two sons, mother, and myself and we are all very pleased. Great experience overall. I will continue to recommend this office to others!..

Ivan C. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just added some rubber bands to my braces to correct my bite, which was done by the best Dr, Dr. Hamid! He’s the best in my opinion because he is very kind, friendly. And truly does care for his patients. Always has a smile on his face. All the dentists and the ladies at the front desk are helpful and kind. It’s great that the moment I get there for my appointment time, I am seen right away. It’s always a pleasure coming here.

Yejezkel L. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


It is always a joy to go to my monthly appointments to the orthodontist. They treat me very well! They care very much for my health and my teeth! Always ready to answer any questions and concerns I have. Wendy does a phenomenal job treating the patients great! Very good company. I always have a smile leaving the office!  Thanks so much guys!

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


My husband found this dentist on the website. He likes the reviews. So I called them to schedule an appointment for a consultation for my daughter to get braces. They said that they could see me today. I explained that I could not get there until 5:00pm once I pick my daughter  up from the bus . The person on the phone was like that’s fine. She took down my insurance info so she could get the ball rolling. We meet Dr. Bar very nice and approachable.. He explained everything. After the x-rays, examine and molding was done. He said they could do her braces right now if we like. I was so surprise of the quick service. My daughter was so excited. I was expecting several appointments before she could get her braces. Dr. Bar, his assistant Wendy and staff was excellent. Very professional and kid friendly. I will recommend them to others. Great work.

Sophia H. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Bar is the best Orthodontist in the South Bay area The office is brand new and SUPER CLEAN Office is located in a professional building with an elevator and plenty of parking The office manager was polite and I was greeted nicely by all the staff They put me on a monthly payment plan for my braces Best thing is that there is a dentist and a variety of other specialists in the office that could take care of my other dental concerns. I really enjoyed this visit. Thank you Dr. Bar!

Amy T. from Dedham, MA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hamid Barkhordor is my sons Orthodontist.  He not only fixed my sons very crooked teeth, he did it in under two years.  He is very knowledgeable and thorough professional.  He answered all our questions and went above and beyond when unexpected circumstances like broken brackets called for emergency appointments. He is very sweet, takes time to explain progress and very caring.

Michael M. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just got my Clear braces from Dr. Bar and I couldn’t be happier. I hate keeping my mouth open for a long period at the dental office so he took that into consideration and offered me an indirect bonding technique. Basically, the brackets are placed on models outside my mouth and then transferred to my teeth in a couple minutes. I went in at 10AM and had my braces on and my next appointment by 10:30. At the end of my appointment the dental assistant reviewed brushing and flossing with me and also provided me with a braces survival kit. Overall the office staff and assistant were all very friendly and the office was clean.

Giovanni R. from Roxbury Crossing, MA (Source: Yelp)


I had an amazing time being one of Dr. Hamid’s patients. If it’s one thing he understood, it’s patient care. He knows how to make you feel at your best and he dedicated his time to ensure you look as best as possible. I used to hate smiling, it’s the thing I do the most now thanks to Dr. Hamid. When I started my treatment with him, he presented my X-rays and explained to me in detail what was going to be done. It was quick, easy, and simple. All my questions were answered, treatment was amazing and fast. It was estimated 3 years and everything was done within 2 years evenly. Nonetheless, my experience with Dr. Hamid was incredible and anyone who decides to do treatment with him, will be treated like a gem. I love my smile and after getting them whitened, I feel awesome.

Ferlyn M. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been wanting to go to an orthodontist and finally did it at 23years old. My case is pretty complex (narrow upper jaw, crossbite) and with that said I will have an upper jaw palate expander and then transition to invisaligns once I have the expander removed. Dr. Hamid and staff are so funny and make this experience unpainful and fast. I’m happy that I chose this office to do my ortho journey. Thank you guys! Can’t wait to show the before and after photos 🙂

Arlette M. from Santa Ana, CA (Source: Yelp)


LOOK NO FURTHER ! I’ve looked highs and lows for an orthodontist and nothing compares to this office . The ladies at the front desk are so incredibly nice and always work with my crazy schedule . They make you feel so comfortable . Also a big plus for me is how polite everyone is always saying please and thank you !!! You can just feel the good vibes at this office it almost makes me want to work there ! Dr Bar has been nothing but the best . He takes his time and will answer any questions you have . It’s been about 2 months or so and I can already see the difference in my teeth . I’m truly so grateful I came upon this office . Because of all your hard work & your amazing assistants I will have the perfect smile I’ve always wanted !! I can’t freaking wait I’m currently vlogging my whole experience so I guess I’ll be back in about 2 years to give you all my final thoughts but so far every visit has been AMAZING .

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


I wanted to write an updated review since I have now completed my invisalign treatment. I am beyond happy with the results. I never in a million years would have thought I would be so happy. I did my orthodontic work as a senior citizen (in my adulthood) and I was avoiding it because of the thought of it being noticable but I am so glad I did it. I am no longer embarrassed to smile! Dr. Hamid is AMAZING!!!!! His work is an art, he is truly talented in what he does. Other bonus is that he is so kind and patient. Everyone in the office is very friendly… from the staff in the front to the techs. I enjoyed every visit. They send reminder calls and texts to help make sure you dont miss your appointment! Highly highly recommend!

Ivonne C. from Bellflower, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was having a dental emergency and I needed to get my braces removed before my wedding and I could not get an appointment with the dental group that did my braces so I looked everywhere for some one willing to help and no one wanted to remove my braces. I was already two weeks past due for them to be removed and Gardena dental made an appointment for me the next day. They made my retainers in house and were very helpful. I had beautiful teeth for my wedding day thank you Gardena Dental

Anonymous from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I brought both my 7yr old and 2yr old and i must say I’m very happy with their services. Starting from the front desk staff very efficient and had my girls seen fast. To the dentist and most of all Elijah he was great with my girls. He is great with kids. He was able to remove a stubborn baby tooth my 7yr old had issues with for over a year. He took his time with both and that made me feel satisfied with my decision of coming here.

Ashkan D. from Encino, CA (Source: Yelp)


I took my nieces to Gardena Children’s Dental and I was surprised at the level of care they received. The doctors are all very young and energetic and we all really enjoyed our time their. The thing that sets this office apart from the others in the area is the time each doctor takes to explain their findings and treatment options. I know nothing about dentistry but I felt like I had a good understanding of what my nieces needed and why. Since my youngest niece is terrified of the dentist the doctor offered several sedation options to help her with her anxiety. An added benefit is that they also have two orthodontists on staff who performed a free consult. The orthodontist recommended treatment for one niece and told us to come back in 6 months for the other. I liked that he gave us an honest opinion of what to look for when shopping around for braces. The office is family operated by a husband and wife- both orthodontists and a children’s dentist.

Stephanie U. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


I came in here before because I lost my retainers the first time and now I’m back again due to losing the bottom ones . I love coming to this place I’ve searched  for other but no one beats them the staff is very friendly they made me feel welcomed from start to finish if your looking for any dental needs or orthodontist needs look no further you won’t be disappointed at all if you come here they are great .

Stephanie O. from El Segundo, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was very satisfied with Gardena Orthodontics! Dr. Hamid was very professional, a good listener and provided me with excellent service for considering braces as an adult. I truly feel like when I am at this dental office I am family. A dental office like this is one in a million.  Thank you to the wonderful team and staff that make Gardena Orthodontics possible.

Estefany L. from Compton, CA (Source: Yelp)


Another great appointment at Gardena Orthodontics! Thank you Dr. Hamid, and their new addition who fits right in with the team, ! I’m on track to get my braces off next appointment just as promised and can’t wait to continue telling friends and family about Gardena Orthodontics’ amazing service, staff and treatment!!

Julie R. from South Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I heard about this office through Yelp and read really great reviews so I decided to make an appointment and see for myself. They were so helpful right away, and so welcoming! They are all very nice. I had braces on before coming into this office and they were able to continue my treatment as soon as I came in! I am very excited to continue my treatment here and see how things turn out!

Liz C. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just moved in the neighborhood and was looking for a new dentist and needed to get braces for my son. I was on yelp and came across Gardena Orthodontics. They  had great reviews so I called to schedule an appointment . When I called and they were able to squeeze me in right away. When we arrived for the appointment everyone was very friendly and professional. We have found our new dentist 🙂

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


I came here a little hesitant because I haven’t been to the dentist in a while a definitely afraid. The high rating is what got me in the door but the staff is what made me love it! I felt welcomed and once I was in the chair, the fear was gone. Everyone was so friendly and they cared about making me happy. I would recommend this place to everyone! They deserve every star they have. Great place!

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


Ok…so the first time i came to Children dental and orthro in gardena. I was just uneasy about what will happen during and after my first visit.. Well let me help you….as scary as i during the first visit…@ children dental and orthrodontic in Garden helpped me Calm down with all the special treatment kind words … help me  …..form my personal experiance…..i am vary vary happy with how i was handle…trust me this is no lie!! anyone and everyone …… who is concidering dental work…come or go too. Childrens dental and orthrod of Gardena..! They have that soul filled touch….

Q. M. from Gardena, CA (Source: Yelp)


The best orthodontist ever! the staff is friendly. Dr Bar is fun and friendly and he explains everything he is doing. I got hooked up with metal braces. they put me on an affordable finance plan. they wait at the office is 2-3 minutes. they also have a clean waiting room with a coffee machine! I recommend this office to anyone who wants a dependable private orthodontic office in gardena.

Celeste E. from Bakersfield, CA (Source: Yelp)


Thank you Dr. Hamid and staff! I was recommended to this office , drove an hour to get here and am so happy I did. I am Very Very  pleased at how wonderful this experience was for my daughter and I. Such a pleasant atmosphere, clean  environment, caring staff that made us very comfortable the moment we walked in.  As a Nurse i pay attention to cleanliness, and sterile/clean procedures and off top Dr Hamid and staff get 5stars across th board!!

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


GREAT EXPERIENCE!!! I have a huge overbite and have been self conscious about getting braces for a very long time. Most of the consults I had with other orthodontists recommended removing 2 adult teeth. I didnt want to walk around with spaces between my teeth so I never got treatment. My friend recommended I come to this office because he told me that Dr. Bar has creative ways of doing braces and Invisalign in combination with each other. The doctor explained that he would use an appliance to create some space between my back teeth and then would use Invisalign to reduce my overbite. Dr. Bar showed me several examples of cases he treated using this special technique. After price matching and consulting with 3 other doctors, My decision was made By the way his prices were the best in town. Best orthodontist, best staff! I highly recommend Doctor Bar to

Leo M. from Inglewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


I usually don’t write reviews but the doctors and staff at this office were amazing! I couldn’t be happier with my choice of doctor for my Invisalign. Dr Bar took his time to get to understand the results I wanted to achieve with my treatment. I’m applying to dental assisting school and didn’t want to start while being in braces. Dr. Bar offered me several options from lingual braces, Invisalign, and also a combination of a short period in regular braces and Invisalign. I was very worried that i couldn’t afford Invisalign since many of my friends told me it’s very expensive. I expressed this concern to the office manager and she assured me that they would work something out for me- and she did! I just picked up my aligners today and they are practically invisible. Overall I had a pleasant experience with this office and I recommend them to everyone.

Peggy A. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)


I met with Hamid Barkhordar, DDS today for a consult.  I was referred to him by my orthodontist in Boston and came here to continue my treatment.  The office staff at this Gardena office were very friendly… a good feeling right off the bat!  Dr. Barkhordar was friendly, informative and accommodating, and i felt right at home.  I was very pleased with my first visit and left the office with a great feeling, especially as it was not easy for me to leave the wonderful doctor I had back east… thank you again Dr. Barkhordar!!

Jaime M. from Bell Gardens, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hamid Barkhordar is the greatest Orthodontist in Downey. Today i went in just to get an estimate on how much will it be to get braces. I ended up leaving with new affordable braces and a big smile. They demonstrate on what they will be doing and what tools will be used on my teeth. Customer service is so nice and friendly that i felt confident with them all helping me. They made me laugh and smile everytime. This is the place where I’ll be coming for now on to have my teeth and braces checked. Thank you all so much, I appreciate for your help 🙂

La Shana S. from Downey, CA (Source: Yelp)


I came in for a consultation and waited less than 10 minutes and was seen by Dr. Hamid who was Professional and thorough. The staff and front desk were very informative and friendly. I only expected to come in for a quote. Ended up getting a cleaning from the onsite dentist who was friendly and made it quick and painless. And had my braces installed!! Fair pricing and professional staff. Gloria who was the finance supervisor was helpful and also friendly and professional! Overall I had a great experience. Looking forward to great results. Thank you Chantel for my app I’ve been coming to Dr. Hamid’s office for six months and my teeth already look great!! Love the staff! The front desk staff are always on point. Always welcoming and a friendly environment. Never a long wait! Im in and out every time! Chelsea is very professional and always hooks me up making sure I’m using the right toothpaste, my wires are cut close, and that I have the rubber bands I like available. I recommend Dr. Hamid to anyone looking for quality work and fantastic customer service. I will be bringing my kids here as well when they’re ready!

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


Dr. Bar is truly an amazing orthodontist and person! My aunt asked me to help my little cousin shop around for braces and we are grateful to have found Dr. Bar. He genuinely cares for his patients as he did with my little cousin and has excellent chairside manner. Dr. Bar took his time to educate us and answer all of our questions related to the ortho process. We have had several consultations for braces with many providers and none of the orthodontists come close in comparison to Dr. Bar! Your search for the best orthodontist stops here! You can thank me later Yelpers! 🙂

Lauren N. from Woodland Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is a fantastic orthodontics office! Even though I had braces when I was younger, my two front teeth kept opening, even after wearing my retainers! When I walked in, the place was extremely clean, the staff was friendly and professional, and they took a look at what needed to be done and offered the best options and payments to be made. They weren’t pushy and took the time to listen to my concerns and examine my mouth. They also gave me tips on what to improve with my flossing, what kind of toothpaste to buy, etc. They treated me like family and I can’t wait to come back with better teeth and let my friends/family know about this place! Thank you staff!

Jocelyn Deetz (Source: Google)


My kids had a wonderful experience with the entire staff at Orthodontics of Torrance. Their teeth are absolutely perfect now. Neither of my kids ever minded going and even looked forward to it. The staff was always so welcoming and we never had a bad appointment. You definitely should contact this office, especially if you have kids. They do wonderful work.


Our first priority is providing you with the smile you deserve. Through effective, technologically advanced procedures, we have provided countless patients with straight, healthy smiles. We offer the latest in orthodontics treatments alongside the newest technology and equipment available. You'll receive personalized care from Dr. Hamid Barkhordar as well as our friendly, engaging staff. We are also proud to be able to offer affordable pricing and financing to our patients, so everyone can achieve the straight smile they've always wanted. Established in 2016. Gardena Orthodontics was recently remodeled to include digital X-rays and imaging. We are a team of highly trained specialists who focus adult and children's orthodontics. We proudly serve patients of the Gardena, Torrance, Lawndale, Hawthorne and Compton communities. Dr. Hamid Bar grew up in Los Angeles and is now happily married to his wife, Nilou, who is also a Harvard-trained orthodontist. He attended UCLA for his undergraduate studies where he received a BA in sociology. He then pursued his dental training at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. In dental school Dr. Bar volunteered on a dental humanitarian trip to Cartagena, Colombia where he and his classmates provided treatment to local impoverished communities. Following dental school he attended the Harvard School of Dental Medicine for his training in Orthodontics. At Harvard Dr. Bar was involved in a study that examined the underlying molecular biology behind TMJ joint disorders. As a Southern California native Dr. Bar enjoys teaching his dog, Curly, new tricks, as well as playing table tennis and going snowboarding.