Kim Family Orthodontics
Enoch Kim, DDS:
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Kim Family Orthodontics
Enoch Kim, DDS (Orthodontist)
Irvine, CA













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

Clear aligners



Comprehensive orthodontics

Palatal expansion


Space maintainers

Interceptive orthodontics

Sleep apnea therapy


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Thursday: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Friday: 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

Cathy B. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is my first yelp review ever. Dr. Kim and his staff are amazing! My son has needed braces for 3 years and I have seen numerous orthodontists but never felt comfortable with any of them. Then I discovered his twin sister also needed braces and a friend recommended Dr. Kim. After our consult both of my kids wanted to get their braces on right there and then! Dr. Kim truly cares about his patients. This morning 2 of my sons brackets came off. Today is Sunday and the office is closed for the week as it is Christmas. I left a message on the answering machine. Dr. Kim called me back and said to come into the office that day. After we were done I thanked him and he said he was there for his patients and seeing his patients happy makes him happy. Everyone in the office is so accommodating! If you need braces you need not look any further then Dr. Kim!

Molly W. from Laguna Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim has been my orthodontist since 2010. As a middle-aged adult who went through 3 years of orthodontia 10+ years prior to meeting Dr. Kim, I occasionally need his expert advise and guidance in regards to my retainers. He has made me several retainers over the years when needed due to my having new crowns. I trust his judgment and techniques in maintaining my teeth alignment and keeping my smile like it was when I got my braces off many years ago. I have brought my daughters to him for issues related to their post-braces dental care. I also have to say that I have never met a more cheerful, pleasant, and hard-working professional in the dental care industry. Dr. Kim’s front & back office staff are highly qualified in their jobs and that is always reassuring to me. I think it’s great too that he supports many local children’s/teens sports teams. This month I will be getting a new crown on my bottom molar which will then require me to have a new bottom retainer. Dr. Kim said I won’t have to get the mold/impressions done like in years past; he now has a state-of-the art computer system that eliminates that procedure. Nice! I gave him a 5-star review because he deserves it.

Lannie Goettling Skurkey (Source: Facebook)


Dr Kim is a very talented & skilled Orthodontist~my daughter just got her braces off today & she (a perfectionist) said they look perfect!:)) I highly recommend Dr. Kim-his smile & super friendly & positive uplifting attitude is contagious! If you didn’t come in with a smile you will have one when you leave! What a positive experience!

Dalia D. from Fullerton, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming to Dr.Kim for a couple of years now and am about to get my braces removed in a couple of weeks! Every time I come in here I am greeted by name! They are so flexible with my constant schedule changes so I can always move my appointment to a later or closer date! Not only is the team of dental assistants friendly but they’re knowledgeable, kind, and considerate while making changes to your braces. Everyone on the team is constantly working towards making sure you’re comfortable. Dr.Kim himself is one of the most kind hearted and accommodating persons I have ever met. He is not only a stellar orthodontist but an amazing person. I recommend this place to literally everyone!

Joyee L. from Anaheim, CA (Source: Yelp)


After interviewing four orthodontists, I settled on Dr. Kim. These are the reasons why: They don’t spend a lot of extra energy on needless fluff like some of the other orthodontists I visited. There isn’t a runway, video games, streamers on the wall. There are chairs and people. They don’t use rubber bands. This was news to me. All the other people I consulted were still using either wires or rubber-bands. They have this interesting type of bracket that has a sliding clasp that will hold the wire in place. That saves a lot of time and hassle in my opinion. They have the x-ray and molding supplies in house. It doesn’t seem like much, but only two of the four places I went had them, and it seemed much simpler that having to go to a third part to be a mold and x-ray done. I didn’t have to have spacers placed in my mouth. I found this quite a relief

Angela N. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Not a patient YET, but I went in for a consultation today and he could have lied to me and told me that my daughter needs phase 1 and phase 2, but his honesty saved me a huge amount!  I will be returning with my daughter in a couple years, as I’m sure she will need braces.  But we won’t have to pay for two phases, which a lot of my friends are doing now with their children, even if not needed. Also, he is extremely bubbly and friendly, great with kids  🙂

Sharon K. from Chula Vista, San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


After being constantly disappointed in results from other orthodontists, I went to Dr.Kim in 2015 to look into Invisalign! He’s been amazing for the past 3 years and has the most infectious energy that makes you feel good leaving the office. I’m very particular about my teeth and he was so patient, kind, and understanding throughout the whole process! He was always honest with his recommendations and really prioritized putting your concerns first! Highly recommend!

Elaine Kubela (Source: Google)


I would give Dr. Kim 10 stars if I could! As an older patient, I looked around for an orthodontist that I felt comfortable with and trusted. I am so lucky I found Dr. Kim. He is knowledgeable and professional. Dr. Kim is sincere and genuine. The office staff is efficient, his assistants are very friendly and the vibe in the office puts you at ease. I actually look forward to my appointments! I highly recommend Dr. Kim for orthodontic treatment. He has a patient for life!

Kelli C. (Source: Google)


I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Kim and his staff! They are great! Everyone is very friendly and we always feel welcomed when coming into the office. Both my sons got braces pretty much at the same time and the process was very easy. They are super accommodating also, working with you on your appointments and fitting you in when issues (like broken brackets) pop up. Their new office is beautiful with plenty of room for social distancing! My family is sooo happy to be a part of Kim Family Orthodontics.

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


If you are looking for an Orthodontist, please look no further. Dr. Kim and staff have been treating my son, Sean R., for all his orthodontic needs and we could not be any happier. The level of care and kindness from him is beyond exceptional. I highly recommend Dr. Kim and staff

J. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Thank you Dr. Kim for saving my daughter’s science camp experience!   It was 9:00 PM on Easter Sunday and my daughter’s bracket came off.   She was scheduled to leave for science camp at 7:30 Monday morning and be gone for a week.  She begged me to glue it back on or cut it off.  I thought it was a long shot, but I called Dr. Kim’s office and left a message.  To my surprise, he called me back within  20 minutes and he was willing to see her at 7:00 AM.  He saw her early the next morning, fixed her braces and she was off to camp.  Thank you so much for going above and beyond to help her enjoy science camp!

Jane Park (Source: Google)


Dr. Kim and his whole staff are amazing! My son was a little hesitant to get his braces at first, but Dr. Kim made the whole experience pleasant from start to finish. Every time we go in for a check-up, everyone we encounter, from the receptionist to the assistants to Dr. Kim himself, is professional, efficient, kind and caring. You will definitely be treated like family at Kim Family Orthodontics and won’t regret choosing this office over others!

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


I went to see Dr. Kim about 4 years ago. My teeth were wonky and now I have a smile that everyone compliments. Also, Dr. Kim is so nice and welcoming that he really feels like a good friend now. In fact, I recently lost my retainer and went back a few days ago and he remembered me and we caught up on everything. He’s not only an awesome guy, but his orthodontist work is phenomenal. I highly recommend going here for all your ortho needs. Also, the front desk has always been very helpful and welcoming. All in all, this should definitely be the place you go to.

Natalie B. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim is honestly the best orthodontist around. I had my braces taken off a number of years ago but I recently went back because my retainer was bothering me. I called, made an appointment, and he saw me as soon as I walked in and made a few tweaks to my retainer and it was all fixed! He is so kind and genuine and always has a smile on his face. He fixed my retainer free of charge and told me to call him if I needed anything. Even when I had my braces on, he was so patient and understanding and honestly did such an amazing job. If you’re looking for an orthodontist, look no further, Dr. Kim is by far the best. His staff makes you feel comfortable and he does the same. I’m so grateful to have had such an amazing orthodontist!

Gary K. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim has taken care of our two older kids and now we are down to our last one (yeah!).  He is a pro but also super friendly making everyone feel comfortable.  I don’t think I have ever seen him once not smiling!  I thought he was just advertising his teeth but he is just a nice and friendly guy.  Braces are a big investment so if you are looking for a place that is trustworthy, honest, & genuinely kind – you will find no better place than Kim Family Orthodontics.  Keep smiling Dr. Kim!!

Tiffany H. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


Absolutely LOVE Dr. Kim and his staff. I am getting married and needed my spacing in my teeth fixed for pictures and then found out I also have a bite problem. He gave me the quickest treatment plan to get the results I wanted (and needed!) in order for my smile to be picture ready by the time of the wedding! He even said if the braces are not ready to come off in time he will to a temporary removal for the wedding! Office environment is friendly and comforting. Dr. Kim’s positive energy with every patient is contagious and you can tell he truly cares for each and every patient that comes to him. Highly recommend Dr. Kim!

Laney G. from Ladera Ranch, CA (Source: Yelp)


Shortly after getting my braces, Dr. Kim moved the office from Laguna Hills to Lake Forest. Very convenient off the freeway.  I went back to have my retainers checked.  I was blown away when I stepped foot into the new office.  It’s huge, totally brand new and well designed.  The dental chairs were spaced apart sufficiently for physical distancing. TV monitors with soothing scenes to put you at ease.  Everyone had masks on.  Plexiglass between the front staff and patients.  Hand sanitzers available. With all this pandemic craziness going on right now, the environment is still the happy, cheery, inviting office it was before.  Being an older high risk patient, I felt very safe in the office with what Dr. Kim has implemented. I always look forward to my visits.  I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Kim. Top notch operation run by a top notch Orthodontist

Joy Amio (Source: Google)


I highly recommend Dr. Kim for orthodontist. My daughter is 9 years old and she has her second follow up to see if she will have braces. Dr. Kim will give you his honest opinion and very knowledgeable. He is friendly and always have a great smile, which makes my daughter feel comfortable. His staff is professional and welcoming.

Sepideh F. (Source: Google)


Dr.Kim and his staff are ALWAYS so welcoming at each of my sons visits. Every time my son goes in for his check ups Dr.Kim greets his with his warm and contagious smile. Dr.Kim has communicated very well with me regarding my sons treatment and his progress. Since I work in the dental field myself there has been no other orthodontist I’ve met that is as through and honest as Dr.Kim has been. I would highly recommend Dr.Kim to all of my family and friends!

Joel L. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kim is a kind and very detailed oriented doctor.  He treated me at UCLA and I couldn’t be happier with the results.  My treatment plan was more complicated than most as it involved jaw surgery to help correct my overbite.   At each visit Dr. Kim clearly explained what steps he was taking and how it affected the alignment of my teeth.  He also worked well with my oral surgeon who, by the way, is a well respected veteran, to make sure my teeth were properly aligned before the surgery.   I now have a great smile but more importantly I have the proper bite.  I can eat better and without any jaw pain.  Dr. Kim did a fantastic job and I would recommend him to anybody.

Rebecca G. from Anaheim, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient of Dr. Kim’s since February 2017 when I was referred to him by the surgeon who later did my jaw surgery (in Dec 2017). Dr. Kim worked so hard to collaborate with my surgeon over the course of my treatment and meet every deadline. He was always communicating with me and It was clear that he was invested in my case. He was able to have my teeth ready for jaw surgery in about 9 months and provided me with a lot of information and support throughout my journey in preparing for surgery and the operation itself. My post-operation treatment was just as great and I felt like I had a whole team behind me supporting my recovery. Dr. Kim and his team are above and beyond. They are both knowledgeable and skilled, but more importantly they are invested in their patients – which clearly shines through in the cheerful atmosphere of the office

Linda Vos (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Enoch Kim and his staff helped our daughter with extreme anxiety into accepting the idea of braces, happily! Dr. Kim was extremely patient and caring so that she was excited to get braces and we never had any problems. She just had her followup now that she had her braces taken off and her teeth look amazing. Her twin sister is also a patient there, but started wearing them 2 years later, so we’ll be there a little longer. We highly recommend Dr. Kim and his practice

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


This practice is amazing.  Dr Kim is an honest doctor.  The staff is friendly, appointment was on time.  My 8yr old son has been told by his primary dentist/orthodontist for more than a year now that he needs to have orthodontist consult for braces.  I was very very nervous, I do not believe in orthodontics for cosmetic purposes.  I spent hours researching honest orthodontists who would not just upsell me like a used-car salesman to spend thousands on unnecessary braces.  And I found the place!  Honest doctors are fading fast, and Dr Kim is one of the last good doctors left.  Thank you!

Kelly Kudla (Source: Google)


Dr Kim and his staff are so incredibly friendly and professional. As an adult patient, I feel very respected and comforted with his easy going, gentle approach. Dr. Kim’s “chair side” manner is impeccable. He is quick and efficient but one doesn’t feel rushed. The office is extremely sanitary. I highly recommend Dr. Kim and his staff for any age person needing orthodontics

Christina. from Oak Park, IL (Source: Yelp)


Having been with this practice for almost 2 years, I can comfortably state that I am well taken care of. Demanding and meticulous in nature, I am a difficult person to work with but Dr. Kim has been gracious and patient throughout all our interactions. He thoroughly answers all questions and provides multiple treatment options to accommodate my needs. I feel ownership in my treatment and progress. Furthermore, I am grateful to have obtained desired results without extractions or IPL, which were commonly suggested during consultations at other practices. Scheduling appointments have been easy with availability during lunch hours and weekends. While some assistants are more adroit than others, all are incredibly warm and welcoming. The practice is conveniently located next to the freeway and provides ample parking. Highly recommend

Tori H. from Orange County, CA (Source: Yelp)


I could not be more thankful that I found Dr. Kim and Kim Family Orthodontics. Over the course of 21 months, we were able to get my teeth straightened out. Dr. Kim and his team were always cheerful, helpful, and efficient. Kelley helped me navigate dental insurance several times due to a job change and a change in providers. When I misplaced a set of aligners, they were able to make my next tray sooner than planned and move my appointment up. They were also flexible with scheduling, which I really appreciate given that meetings at work had run late more than once. The price was also well within reason. I really can’t recommend this place enough. I’ve spent my entire adult life hating my teeth – I’m only sorry I didn’t come sooner!

Anonymous from California (Source: Yelp)


Choosing an orthodontist can be very confusing and frustrating.  We went to 4 ortho docs and all recommended different treatment plans at costs that varied by thousands! I was so aggravated because my insurance coverage and costs seemed pretty straight forward. Instead, I got a lot of confusing double talk. We chose Dr Kim, honestly, because his treatment was the most straight-forward and least expensive. My son’s smile is now perfect after only 2 years!  He didn’t need the multi-step, extra contraptions the other doctors recommended. We’ve now put all three of our kids through Dr Kim. The latter two needed more room to accommodate their teeth, and had to wear a spacer (I call it the “medieval rack”) for a few months. In my day, ortho doctors pulled teeth to make room, now they have spacers. Painful but ingenious.  This cost more but was still less than what I was quoted in my first round of shopping!! I now often question the motive when I see kids getting braces in elementary school on baby teeth and wearing them for 4+ years in varying “stages of treatment”.  My kid’s teeth were pretty bad but each got them fixed in approx 2 years during middle school with Dr Kim. Lastly, you will not find a kinder, more joy-filled man on the planet, than Dr Kim!  His staff is great too!

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


Dr. Kim was excellent and honest. He was the second opinion for my son to get braces. The first ortho Barkate ortho in Ladera just wanted to put braces on and do a whole process. Dr. Kim couldn’t understand why Barkate would do this being that my son hasn’t lost all his baby teeth. It would just end up causing more time and having braces longer to move the permanent teeth. They are very honest, outgoing, friendly, I would highly recommend Dr. Kim

Josh Petrone (Source: Google)


I don’t normally leave reviews, but Dr Kim is the nicest orthodontist and he will answer any questions you have at all. If you want something fixed, he’ll fix it right away and appointments are really easy to get, especially if it’s an emergency. The people at the front desk are also really nice and easy going and I rate this place a 10/10. I would recommend it to people of all ages

Angie Park (Source: Google)


My son received an underbite treatment. Whenever we visit, Dr. Kim’s smile lights up the entire room! We were so fortunate to have been helped by him. I would recommend him to anyone and he’s even taking accountability and helping after my son got his braces off. Exemplary service and commitment from amazing people! I highly recommend Kim Family Orthodontics to whoever is looking for a joyous, passionate, and highly skilled dentistry!

Christine V. from Laguna Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Went for my son’s dental check up and waited about 10 minutes, the ladies in the front are super polite and then BAM! You are greeted by Dr. Kim and his huge happy smile. It is one large room of patients being worked on but you forget that there are no walls when you interact with the staff and Dr. Kim. Everything felt easy and smooth. The only part that I would mention is that this place seems super popular that on our Saturday visit there can be not enough seating to wait at. Maybe Dr. Kim can expand his office eventually because with the wall full of photos he looks like he has hundreds of patients! I love how convenient and close it is from our house too. Thanks for offering Saturday appointments for us working parents!! Can’t wait to return even though it will be next year if nothing comes up! X-Ray went well for my son and Dr. Kim said everything looks great. Keep doing what you do staff!

Borbala B. from Laguna Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


My problem with writing this review is that i don’t really have a word to describe this place. Perfect and awesome sounds too lame. I guess something like heavenly would be good. I have been to some consultations about braces before my dentist recommended this place. At other places I went to, the orthodontist was either not even interested in treating me unless I chose the insane route and had my perfectly healthy jaw bone sliced in half to correct my overbite. Or they just wanted to overcharge me for their service. Dr Kim did not do any of those standard shitty dentist/orthodontist stuff. He was nice and understanding the whole time and wanted to work with what I felt was the correct way of doing it. Which was not slicing my healthy bones in half. But he has other, in my opinion much more normal and better solutions. I paid a very fair price and received service that was worth way more than I paid. I had braces on for 2 years and the results are absolutely beyond what I expected. I think it was beyond what Dr Kim expected too. I was a good patient, not the lazy kind who just wants to waste their money and then get no result. I wore what I had to and did my best to comply with everything I was asked. Any time I had any issue I was able to get a same day appointment and once he even went to the office on a weekend to take care of something for me. The staff is also awesome. The assistants are friendly and do a great job. I never had any issues with the front desk people either, they could always schedule good appointment times for me and move appointments when needed or get me in on a short notice

Sparky Jackson (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Kim is knowledgeable and skilled in orthodontics, but more notibly, he truly cares for the wellness of his patients. Dr. Kim and his staff go out of their way to accommodate us in all aspects of our treatment from beginning to the end and more (nightguards, corrections in retainers, etc.). I love going in to their office because I know they’ll take excellent care of my girls and they make us feel so welcome. Thank you, Dr. Kim’s office!!

Charron Lujan (Source: Google)


Dr.Kim and his team are amazing! My previous orthodontist closed and I needed a new retainer. I easily called and booked an appt for the following week. During these crazy (COVID) times their office was very clean and made me feel very safe. My retainers were ready in just a week and for a good price! I will definitely be back and refer my friends and family. Thank you Dr.Kim!

Holly J. from Silverado, CA (Source: Yelp)


This man is AH-mazing! Tonight (Friday) at around 10pm, part of the wire in my daughter’s braces busted loose and was dangling out of her lips. My husband took pliers and snipped it off as close to the brace as he could get it. But there was still a sharp edge sticking out which was scraping against the inside of her mouth. I called Dr. Kim’s office, obviously knowing I’d have to leave a voicemail and thinking for sure  nothing could be done until Monday morning at the very earliest. Which meant that my poor little girl was going to be in discomfort—or downright agony—for two and a half days. Well, not ONLY did Dr. Kim return my phone call within 5 minutes of when I called his office, but he told me I could bring my daughter in tomorrow morning at 8am and he will get her fixed right up!! This man is not only a fantastic orthodontist, he’s a GODSEND! And my daughter really likes him too, which means a lot to me. I highly recommend Dr. Kim for your orthodontic services! He came highly recommended by my daughter’s dentist and it’s certainly easy to see why


We started our practice in 2009 with the vision to serve our patients with outstanding care in a welcoming environment. We are so thankful to have helped create new smiles for our patient family in an office...where everyone smiles! Dr. Enoch Kim is a native of Orange County and has been practicing in South Orange County for over ten years. Dr. Kim completed his undergraduate education at UCLA Summa Cum Laude with a degree in biology. Dr. Kim continued his education at the UCLA School of Dentistry where he graduated with honors and was elected into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. After dental school, Dr. Kim, was chosen to stay at UCLA as one of 7 dentists to attend the UCLA School of Dentistry’s post-doctoral orthodontic specialty program. Dr. Kim is happily married to Kaitlyn, his college sweetheart and they currently have three wonderful children. In his free time, Dr. Kim enjoys being involved with his local church and has served as a music/worship leader for over 14 years. Dr. Kim's passion is for people. For him, the greatest reward is to see his patients smile!