HD Orthodontics
Heather Desh, DMD, MS:
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HD Orthodontics
Heather Desh, DMD, MS (Orthodontist)

Long Beach, 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: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Patty F. from Seal Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


So far so good. Early in the treatment process for Phase II, but through this point, this has been a positive experience with Dr. Desh and her team. They approach their work thoroughly and professionally. The staff are all extremely caring and friendly and approach my middle-school aged son in a way that he responds. There is a good amount of humor and understanding, while also holding him accountable. Someone commented about the cost. Because this is Phase II, we had several consultations with other orthodontists in the area. Her fees and treatment plan were in line with any other practitioners in the area. Some less expensive orthodontists we met with did not use more contemporary treatment or had “hidden” costs (e.g., labs, x-rays) that came with treatment, but they did not provide in their office. We had worked with another practitioner for Phase I. My son was particularly invested in working with Dr. Desh because of the multitude of treatment options she provided, which fit with his lifestyle better than his Phase I orthodontist. The office is refreshing and new, and he particularly likes the opportunity to play on electronic devices while he waits (which is not long; we arrive early).

Dorinda Gann (Source: Google)


This by far was one of the very best medical experiences I have had. I went in for a consult for my 11 year old son. I was worried that an orthodontist would just be quick to put braces on and told myself I would get two opinions before I made a decision. However Dr. Desh was so incredibly thorough. The images of my son’s teeth were so fantastic, and she explained EVERYTHING so completely I know I do not need a second opinion. My son got all of his questions answered and while he does not want braces understands completely what is going on. The office is beautiful and impeccably clean. Both Dr Desh and Daphne the receptionist were not only exceptionally professional but extremely kind and welcoming!!! Will be using Dr. Desh for my son’s orthodontic work and will always refer friends here!!!

Brittney J. from Altadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Desh is the best! I just finished my Invisalign treatment today, after having braces twice, and this was a breeze in comparison to my previous experiences. Dr. Desh is very attentive, and her staff are very friendly, and she makes sure you’re comfortable and fully understand the process. She’s very accommodating, and even offered to remove all my attachments for my wedding, which I ended up changing due to covid so we didn’t have to do. She doesn’t try to prolong your treatment to get more money, and offers very flexible payment options, which was great for me as I’m a full time student. I definitely recommend her, and will be back if I need any other orthodontic treatment. I chose her after doing 5 other consultations with other offices in the area, and I’m so glad I did!

Brock H. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


This place is absolutely amazing. Dr. Desh is sweet, kind, extremely knowledgeable, and her staff members are fantastic. I actually look forward to my appointments as I feel like a valued customer whose questions and concerns are treated with importance, and I feel that is what we all want when we seek treatment such as this. I am soon to be in treatment using in-brace lingual braces and get them put on next Friday. I had an odd experience at the first Long Beach orthodontics office I visited so I decided to get a second opinion. I am SO glad I did because Dr. Desh’s office is one of a kind!

Jared Shoultz (Source: Google)


So, a little about me, I’m picky, I expect excellent service in a beautiful environment, this combination tends to bring with it quality care, and treatment, once again my assumption played out to be correct. I am fairly new to Long Beach and didn’t know anyone to give me a referral to an Orthodontist so I Googled Orthodontist near my area and when the pictures of Dr. Desh’s office popped up I thought, I may have found my place. I called and was greeted by Daphne she was pleasent and helped me get an appointment quickly. When I arrived to the office I was not disappointed, beautiful environment, technologically advanced equipment, and Dr. Desh gave detailed answers to all my questions.I knew I had found my Orthodontist. Dr. Desh your running a five star operation, I’m happy to be your patient and am looking forward to seeing the results of your expertise.

Cora T. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


A very welcoming and professional office.  Dr. Desh herself met and welcomed us in the waiting area to start our consultation appointment.  Very thorough and personable staff along with Dr. Desh that takes the time to make you feel comfortable and confident with their services.  I was referred by my daughter’s dentist to other orthodontists that have been in the area for many years, I just so happen to see a HD banner and decided to get a third opinion.  Well, Dr. Desh’s recommendation was EXACTLY the same as the other two.  Office hours are reasonable, cost is affordable, and the expertise is superb. I’m so happy I made the call and found HD Orthodontics.

Joshua S. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


The moment me and my fiance walked through HD Orthodontics, we were welcomed with welcoming arms. I work at a notable dealership and can identify GREAT guest service; Dr. Desh and her team do not disappoint. Elia was personable and guided me thoroughly the preliminary assessment of my teeth. When going over the best options for my needs, Daphne was detailed in describing all the solutions to my concerns. Finally, Dr. Desh gave me necessary information and plan of action to proceed with creating the perfect smile for my wedding. Thank you HD Orthodontics, I look forward to working with you and your amazing team.

David Zea (Source: Google)


I had braces once before and i wasnt thrilled about the idea of having to do it all over again a second time. But i decided to at least get a consultation and find out what to expect. I scheduled my consult with HD Orthodontics and i gotta say that from the very first phone call i knew i had chosen the right place. They were very friendly,informative and let me know what to expect. From the minute you walk in you feel welcomed, the whole staff is just great and always with a good attitude. Dafne was able to answer all of my questions about different options available and financial matters. I did my invisalign treatment and now that im all done im very happy with my results. Dr. Desh addressed all of my concerns throughout my treatment.

Andres U. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


As a young adult, I was hesitant to get braces, especially since it would be my first time.Well, I could not have chosen a better orthodontist! Dr. Desh and her staff are the epitome of what customer service should be like. Everyone is extremely friendly, helpful and will go to great lengths to make you happy and comfortable. The office is in a great location with plenty of parking. Inside, you will be faced with a beautiful, modern beach theme and top of the line equipment. Do not, however, be afraid; since prices are fair and many options are available for payment plans. Thank you Dr. Desh!

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


If I could give Dr. Desh more than 5 stars I would. Dr. Desh and Staff (Daphne) blew away my expectations. I haven’t been to an Ortho in quite some time and needed an emergency fix right before having to be in a wedding. I was in a panic and called her offices and spoke with Daphne, who put me completely at ease and was able to get me an appointment first thing that next morning. When I arrived I was greeted by the same kindness that I had received on the phone call the night before. To top it off, the office is immaculate with modern technology and cleanliness. About 4 minutes after walking through the doors I met Dr. Desh. She was was personable, welcoming, kind, and I definitely knew I was in good hands. She listened, assessed, and even gave me more insight into my issues that no doctor had shared with me before. I feel grateful to have found such a fantastic and professional Orthodontist in my area. She is worth traveling any distance to get to!! I left her office in brand new condition and I would recommend her to anyone in need of an orthodontist.

Evie A. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is the BEST ortho I’ve ever been to (and this was my third time getting braces!) My teeth have never looked better. Dr. Desh and team were amazing! They were super friendly, fun and professional! They take the time to get to know you. During my (free) consultation, they explained all the treatment options and I never felt pressured to sign a contract. The office is beautiful and clean. I highly recommend them. I was excited to get my braces off but now I feel sad that my visits there are almost over (I still have retainer check-ups) because going to my appointments was always fun. I am going to miss them. THANK YOU Dr. Desh and staff for my beautiful smile!! 😀 Whoop whoop!

Clarissa Tuinei (Source: Google)


I wish I could give Dr. Heather Desh more stars. Her office is so clean and has all the modern technology. My daughter just got her braces on and she could not be any happier. The process was so easy. I had shopped around to get an idea of prices. We went to many places but we decide Dr. Heather had the best approach for my daughters situation. Other offices did an oral exam but didn’t take xrays to make sure what they were dealing with and Dr. Heather did. Price is great and I am sure the outcome will be amazing. Not to mention Ms. Daphne is amazing, knowledgeable, friendly they just make you feel so comfortable. I recommend her 1000 percent.

Elizabeth P. from La Quinta, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am currently seeing Dr. Desh for my pre-maxillofacial surgery braces. As this is a serious surgical procedure, I was looking for an orthodontist with impressive credentials and experience. Dr. Desh has turned out to be the perfect fit! I was really impressed with the entire experience during our first consultation and feel lucky to have found a great ortho so close to home. She explained all of the ins and outs to me and I knew that after I got the go ahead from insurance regarding surgery, I was definitely going to get my braces with her. Additionally, Dr. Desh and her team are such a pleasure to interact with! They have made the experience of being an adult with braces a million times easier than I imagined it would be! Thank you ladies!

Mary L. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend Dr. Desh and her staff at HD Orthodontics. My daughter began treatment when she was 7. She had severe overcrowding and the x-ray showed her adult teeth were coming in all over the place — and not where they were supposed to. In a few months, she will be getting her braces off and I can see that she will have an awesome smile. In addition to my daughter’s great smile and healthy bite, I am so impressed by Dr. Desh’s and her staff’s care of my daughter. They go the extra mile; after she got her braces they called in the evening to see how she was doing. My daughter actually looks forward to her appointments because of how happy and fun the office is. Overall, I highly recommend HD Orthodontics.

Maria C. from Anaheim, CA (Source: Yelp)


I came in for adult braces in November and have had nothing but pleasant experiences with this office. Dr. Desh and her staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and above all professional people who ensure that each patient is comfortable and taken care of efficiently. Filling in the electronic paperwork online and confirming an appointment over the phone was completely stress-free. Consultation was very informative and I felt confident enough to sign on and put on brackets that day! The office environment is stylish and the equipment is both modern and clean. I did not come from a dentist referral but instead found this office directly from my insurance database and made sure to cross reference with Yelp (and my research did not disappoint). I deeply appreciate the email and text notifications as well as the scheduling ease that this office provides. Over the past five months, wearing braces has been an interesting oral experience as a teacher who lectures all day but I know that I am in good hands with Dr. Desh. I can’t wait for my new smile!.

Kara M. from Carson, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am nine months into my braces and I still love Dr. Desh and the whole HD Ortho staff.  They are always available for any questions, seriously! Dafne, the coordinator answers the phone anytime, she must get it forwarded to her cell, because day or night she always picks up. I also love how accommodating they are, one day I totally spaced on my Appt and they called me and I ran in and thy still made time for me even though I was 45 minutes late. Lastly, they really listen to their patients. I genuinely feel like they care and take everything you say into consideration. Having braces as an adult, or at any age, can be a real pain; I am so glad to have found HD Orthodontics, they make everything simple and enjoyable.

Christine L. from Torrance, CA (Source: Yelp)


We love HD Orthodontics, after several consultations the choice was easy.  Doctor  Desh and her amazing team were the right choice for my 11 year old son.  The entire team is professional and makes you feel like family.  The pricing was competitive to other orthodontists in the area with better in house service and needed X-rays included in your free consultation.  Other places wanted to charge me $300.00 to 400.00 for the same X-rays.  My son is a nervous kid and he loves seeing the Desh team every month. The team is patient, caring and I just can’t say enough for the place.  WE LOVE THEM!!

Cel L. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


HD orthodontics is the best! My son is always excited to go and is taking even better care of his teeth. Dr. Desh has created a point system so that the kids can earn points for taking care of their teeth, wearing their HD Orthodontics shirt, and coming to appointments. It’s an excellent motivator for all kids. Her staff is extremely friendly and helpful. You can tell that they all love their job and their patients. Her facility is clean and welcoming. On top of that, Dr. Desh is very thorough on explaining what her plans are for treatments and also has an easy payment program available. I compared her to other orthodontists in the area and she definitely stood out amongst the others. She took pictures and xrays during our initial complimentary consultation. She even wrote up a report on her findings and solutions to help my son get that perfect smile. I highly recommend HD orthodontist.

Eunice Nazario (Source: Google)


Called and spoke to Dafanee, she got me in for a consultation same day 🙂 Dr. Heather Desh is such a knowledgable and polite orthodontist with a good bedside manner. I went in for a consulation and she gave me all of the options that were best suitable for my needs. If you are looking for an orthodontist stop looking just set an appointment with HD Orthodontist bc you won’t regret. Dr.Desh is also personable and will listen to you, you won’t feel rushed. She’ll make you understand everything going on before you leave the office. The receptionist Dafnee is also sweet. She actually helped me watch my 2 year old daughter while I was being consulted with Dr.Desh. They even have complimentary beverage such as freshly brewed coffee, tea, and water. This office is so clean, and the style of the decor is so ocean like atmosphere. I love it! Free consultation, plus a doctor and receptionist that doesn’t make you feel rushed in and out and very warm welcoming!

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


We were welcomed as soon as we entered.  We were offered a drink.  Coffee machine, water, juice and more in the refrigerator.  Super, super clean!  Nicely decorated.  Extra fun decor for Halloween.  Each person that dealt with you walked up and gave a firm handshake and called by name.  They introduced themselves, and stated their role and what they would be doing with you.  It was an over the top positive experience.  I was going in to get new retainers that is used after invisaline. You could not ask for a happier more professional group of gals.

Ana G. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I started my braces journey March of 2017. At 26, the thought of getting braces was embarrassing. But, I have always wanted that perfect smile and was at a place in my life where I could finally afford too. So I googled orthodontist in Long Beach. I came across HD Orthodontist. I saw the reviews on Yelp, it was close to home, and the pictures of the location looked very welcoming. I scheduled my appointment online and by that week, I was already sitting in a chair talking about monthly payments with Dafne. Dr. Desh and her team are the most uplifting people I have ever met. They are always so welcoming and smiling! It really doesn’t feel like a braces journey. My appointments are every 8 weeks, and the time has gone by so fast, that it’s hard to believe I’ve had braces for almost a year. I have a few months left with my braces and I am glad that I came across Dr. Desh and her team because they have truly made this experience one to remember.

Hayley A. from Sunland, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t sing enough praises for everyone in this office! I had truly horrible experiences with 3 different orthodontists throughout out middle and high school. Deciding to get braces again as an adult was terrifying and every consult I had left me feeling even worse. However the second I stepped into HD, I felt so at peace with leaving the fate of my smile in their welcoming hands. The positivity and familial feeling of everyone in this office, put years of my fear and anxiety to rest. Dr. Desh and her team went above and beyond to help this scared and broke college student achieve her hopes of a smile she could be proud of. They worked with my financial capabilities and made the whole experience such a positive thing for me. I’m so proud of my smile now! If there is anyone you can trust with your smile and ortho experience, its HD ortho. They feel like family and you will be hard pressed to find another ortho office that cares this much about you and your ortho wants and needs.

Josefina P. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I loved this Orthodontics  office! This will be my second time getting braces because sadly I lost my retainer. I did not come here my first time (2013), if I could go back in time  I definitely would of come here to get them done. I had an amazing experience, the office is so clean and everyone was so sweet. They offer you water, tea or coffee when you just enter they really make you feel at home. I went for a free consultation to get an estimate and I felt so comfortable and it was the best experience.  Dr. Desh is so knowledge and really friendly. She answered all my questions and when explaining  my diagnosis and treatment plan options it was very organized and well presented. First she took pictures of my teeth then displayed them on a big  screen and took her time explaining everything. Dr. Desh even typed a letter for me to take home ! All FREE! I couldn’t believe it ! Daphne at the front desk was so sweet as well, she went over all the financial part and payment options  they really work with you and I believe I made the best choice by coming here 🙂 please don’t go anywhere else this place is amazing !.

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


I have always wanted to get orthodontic work done on my teeth, but was not comfortable with any of the offices I visited around Long Beach 🙁
I found HD Orthodontic on my Facebook page and was very excited to give it a try. Going in for my consultation I was so nervous and unsure about getting braces, but I felt a lot more comfortable when all of my questions and concerns were answered. I loved how we were able to set up a payment plan that worked for me and I really like how they can work around my schedule for all of my appointments. Everything in this office is NEW! It is very modern/elegant from top to bottom and they have the most up to date technology in which I trust and LOVE. Dr. Heather Desh is an AMAZING person along with everyone in the office!! I cannot wait for my treatment to end so that I can feel a lot more confident with my SMILE. 😀 two thumbs up!.

Katie K. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Desh and her team are incredible! They create the warmest and most kind and comfortable experience that I have ever had at a dental office. I went in for a consultation and knew immediately that this was the place for me! As a person with an extreme level of anxiety when it comes to dental work the ladies of this office go above and beyond to make you feel at home and like they are really there to make the whole process a positive experience. The office is beautiful an tons of high tech gadgets too! I actually look forward to my visits to the orthodontist now! Thank you Dr. Desh and team!

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


Hands down the best!!! Dr Desh and her whole team are fantastic- throughly know what they are doing, always flashing a smile and live to make their patients and family feel happy and comfortable.  We shopped around and after our meeting, cancelled the other consultations.  She gave us multiple options for treatment and explained the outcomes and possibilities. It was not the cheapest plan but worth every penny for the quality service.  In my opinion, when choosing a dentist or orthodontist, there are many factors to consider and price comes after competency and professionalism.  We have been in treatment a year now.  The appointments are always smooth and  in and out. My daughter is likes to go in and us responding so well that she is progressing much faster than anticipated.  We will finish way ahead of schedule and will only be disappointed by not coming in to see everyone.  Thank you Dr Heather and the whole team!

Sandra S. from Compton, CA (Source: Yelp)


Long over due for this review but I found Dr Dash on Yelp about two years ago. I was in search of a New orthodontist after having a few year bck brace and Invisalign with another orthodontist. I was so unhappy about how my teeth looked. That reconsider getting them again. After consultation I had with her she listen to all my concern and she addressed them that I went with metal brace againI was very worry about take them off that I was postponing my appt to take them for another 6months lol because I was I was so worry they were not going to come out as I picture in my head. BUT LET ME JUST SAY WOW  i am  so happy with the outcome! My Teeth looks amazing . She definitely took good care and listen to my concern about my teeth and was not pushy about me taking them them when I wasn’t ready. So she’s a wonderful Dr I recommend her.

Thalia B. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t believe it’s has taken be so long to review this amazing place! At 26 years old, the last thing I wanted on my face was braces, not to mention my wedding was a year away so I opted for Invisalign. I have gone back every 6-8 weeks since 06/2017 for check ups and I never have to wait more than 5 minutes to be seen (even when I come in earlier than scheduled!) As soon as they see me, all of the wonderful ladies know me by name and ask me about the wedding plans and I am always so happy that they remember! Working in customer service, I always strive to makes our clients feel welcomed and build a relationship and Dr. Desh and team have excelled far beyond any of the other offices I met with. Dafne is very welcoming with her sweet self and Elia is so bubbly and makes you feel like her friend almost instantly! Teresa is fairly new to the team but a great addition as she is so so nice and always smiling. Of course Dr. Desh is really nice and really cares about your teeth. Many mentioned the cost but honestly how can you put a price on your smile? It’s a small price to pay to have your perfect smile the rest of your life. I sure will love my wedding pictures that much more as I smile my perfect smile at my new husband! I may have another 6-8 months left and I will be really sad when I don’t see them anymore but they sure will be top of mind if any of my friends and family members need a recommendation!

Ismael Miramontes (Source: Google)


I have to start by saying I genuinely dislike going to dentists, orthodontist, or any place that involves messing with my teeth. After a couple of years of contemplating the idea of getting braces, I figured I’d start looking into options. I visited multiple offices to get quotes and general information. In every office that I visited, I still got that funny feeling of uncertainty as if I was just another transaction. There wasn’t really anything personable about the places I checked out. When I visited HD Orthodontics after someone had recommended them, the experience was completely different as soon as I stepped in. Not only was the decor amazing with a soothing ocean theme, but it gets complimented by the great team that works there. On my first visit, I was greeted by Dafne, a very presentable and beautiful girl. I explained my situation and she almost immediately made me feel comfortable. Elia, another girl that works there, also came out and said Hi as if I was an old friend. She’s probably the happiest girl I’ve seen in a long time. It was great 🙂 Dr. Heather proceeded to introduce herself and walked me very throughly through the process, answered all of my questions, and suggested a couple different options in my situation. I walked out of that office very pleased, not only of the service, but the overall experience. Needless to say, I decided to start my treatment with HD Orthodontics. I am very happy with the results at the moment. Thank you!!

Roselyn E. from Orange County, CA (Source: Yelp)


My dentist recommended Dr. Desh and I’m so glad he did!  Dr. Desh has exceeded all my expectations.  She completely put my 10 year old son at ease as she put his braces on. Dr. Desh is extremely personable, and was gentle on him. He has always dreaded the dentist so I was extremely nervous. He hasn’t had any complaints, only nice things to say about the team at HD!  (That’s saying a lot) We have never had to wait more than 5 minutes or so at each appointment. The office is beautiful and clean with all new equipment. The staff is very sweet and was accommodating to my busy schedule. I’m so happy we found a great ortho in long beach!! Totally worth the small drive from home.

Kamisha S. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


This place is great. I can’t stop telling friends and family how grateful I feel about finding Dr. Desh. She is professional, experienced, available to answer my endless questions, and the office is friendly. My son is eight and I was unsure about Phase 1. The consultation my dentist referred me to was thorough and affordable. Don’t pass up visiting this place, even if you are unsure. I love the current and modern technology in their office. They will be able to answer questions and explain any confusion.

Cary K. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Desh has put together a great practice. Her office is sparkling new, always has something to drink, and most importantly has something to entertain my daughter when shes waiting for her older sister (three ipads on the counter). You can always expect Daphne to take care of you, and Dr. Desh to come up and say hi. Everyone else she has working for her, (intern or employee) has been very friendly. I feel like im paying top dollar for what im receiving, but in reality her prices are very fair. She beat other orthos prices that I wasnt all too impressed with anyways. Good price, even better service. What else do you need?

Chesha Thompson (Source: Facebook)


OMG I am in love with this place. Not only is the office super chic and modern, but the staff….don’t get me started. These ladies are all gorgeous with their looks and personalities. Dafne is such a gem in front office and tx coordinator! Great office vibes from the moment u walk in. And Elia, is such a riot! She made me laugh so much my cheeks hurt! Dr. Desh, was spot on with her presence and overall patient care. This office is affordable and will work with you. Places like this are hard to find and knowing that your doctor actually cares about patients rather then a paycheck is an amazing feeling. I mean dr. Desh even called to confirm my appointment, that is rad personal care! Overall, 5 starts isnt enough stars to rate this dynamic place!!!! Kudos to HD ortho.

Frank Ramirez (Source: Google)


I was impressed from the time I was greeted to the time my consultation ended. This is a 5 star business. They make you feel so welcome and the ambiance is very warm and sincere. From the process of doing xrays and the consultation, everything is explained thru the process. There was no long wait time. From the time you walk in everyone on staff is so very friendly and you can see that they care and are their to help you feel better about your smile. I would recommend this place to anyone. You won’t tegret it.

Shaleen S. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Desh and her team, Daphne and Elia are amazing. They’re really sweet, friendly, fun and super helpful, they go over everything with you before you get your braces and help you with any queries you have! Im loving my experience with them so far. I was a little hesitant and anxious to get braces but after meeting Dr.Desh and her team, I felt really comfortable to get them. Also their facility and the place is SUPER NICE. I would definitely recommend this place.


Never underestimate the power of what a smile can do, and here at HD Orthodontics we specialize in making them beautiful! We provide state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment with esthetic treatment options for adults, adolescents and children. These treatment options include Invisalign, Invisalign teen, Clear braces and hidden braces (Lingual braces). HD Orthodontics opened in September 2015, but has been a concept for many years prior. Dr. Desh has always wanted to own an office where she could provide orthodontic treatment in a comfortable, caring and relaxed environment while putting the patient's needs first and foremost. Dr. Desh is a board certified specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, a prestige only 1 in 3 orthodontists obtain. Raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Dr. Desh completed her undergraduate studies at Lehigh University. She graduated after three years Summa Cum Laude with a BA in pre-dental medicine and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Desh continued her studies at one of only two Ivy League Dental schools, the University of Pennsylvania. During dental school, she was very involved in research and received several awards at various dental conferences for her work evaluating the role of masseter muscle metabolism in temporomandibular joint disorders. Dr. Desh graduated Penn Dental in the top 5% of her class and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honors Society. Upon graduation, Dr. Desh matriculated into the orthodontics program at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA. The concept of HD Orthodontics originated when Dr. Desh sat as a patient in her orthodontist's office. Having always been self-concscious about her own smile, she watched it transform throughout orthodontic treatment, subsequently boosting her self-image and confidence. She realized what a positive impact orthodontic treatment can have on someone's life and decided she wanted to share that experience with others. 20 years later, Dr. Desh has finally seen her dreams come to fruition. At HD Orthodontics, we want everyone to be able to experience the power of a beautiful smile and look forward to treating your individual needs.