Long Beach Orthodontics
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Howard Lee, DMD, MS (Orthodontist)

Long Beach Orthodontics
Long Beach, CA

Huntington Orthodontics & Dental Specialties
Arcadia, 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 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


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 2:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

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


Dr. Howard Lee, Dr. Grace Nam Hughes, and their staff are wonderful! I had braces as a teenager, and 30 years later, noticed that my teeth were starting to become crooked again, so I got Invisalign to correct this before it got worse.  My initial treatment only took 5 months for my desired results and I’m now in the retainer phase for the next 6 months. After that I can switch to wearing the retainers only at night. The staff is friendly and professional (shoutout to Elvira!!) and made my appointments very pleasant and I daresay fun! (Well as fun as an orthodontic appointment can be!) Tina at the front desk is always pleasant and helpful when I make my appointments and payments, and of course, both Dr. Lee and Dr. Hughes are well-qualified and know what they’re doing! The office is clean and modern, and they use the latest technology. (When I first got braces, I remember them having to take an impression of my teeth and it was very messy. Very cool and a lot cleaner now now to have my teeth scanned for the Invisalign and retainers.) They even offer Zoom teeth whitening so you can make your smile even more beautiful and perfect! I am really pleased with my results. Highly recommended!

Veronica R. from Monrovia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Today i had my braces removed!  Best feeling ever!  But a little sad because i will eventually stop seeing them so often. Susana is so nice and tried to accomodate my busy schedule as much as possible. The assistants are the best!  Gisela and Elvira are great always so happy and friendly and very efficient. Dr. Howard Lee was amazing he made sure I was happy with the outcome and helped me adjust my concerns and made my smile look perfect.

Dadmom2teens P. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


We absolutely love Dr. Lee & his entire Staff! Dr. Lee is pleasant & patient with the kids and communicates very clearly always.  The Assistants & Staff are equally nice & are always right on schedule for each and every appointment. A perfect choice for both our son & daughter – each requiring a different plan of treatment. Our son only needed 1 Phase of care for a little over 2 years, while our daughter is needing both Phase 1 & Phase 2.  Our son’s braces were removed & he received his retainer yesterday. We are all very pleased with the final result 🙂 !!

Emma W. from San Gabriel, CA (Source: Yelp)


I came here two years ago so I’m almost done with my treatment! Yay!!! I actually went to the dental office next-door for a consultation but they didn’t offer braces for me so I walked in to Huntington orthodontist and got a free consultation with Dr. Lee. i was told I have a minor underbite so I might need to wear jaw expander by other Doctors, but Dr. Lee said I don’t have to wear the expander, it can be corrected with braces alone. I was super happy about that and decided to go with them. Everybody in that office is kind and friendly. When I go in for my adjustment I can usually go in and out in about 15 minutes. I suggest you go in the morning if you can. It’s way less crowded. If you go after 3:30 there will be a lot of students there since it’s after school hrs. Susanna is the front desk manager she is super friendly and helpful. I called her many times to reschedule my appointment because my work and school schedule. she’s always patient about it.  She will always call me a day a head of time to remind me of my appointment. she is the best!!! I normally don’t like to go to dental offices but here they treat you like family instead of just another patients. I like their wall, it’s light green with quotes on it! Dr. Lee is very professional and he is patient. he will work with you. On top of making my teeth straight he worked with my personal preference. I told him a couple times that I’m unhappy with my upper teeth, and he just kept adjusting them till they met my need. Even though I want perfect teeth I know that everybody’s teeth are shaped differently and sometimes it’s just hard to get exactly what I want. I appreciate Dr.Lee’s effort. Everybody else who works there are funny, gentle and professional. Anyway, so far I really like this office and I would suggest it to my friend and family.

Krista L. from Hermosa Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


My teeth were so busted before I got my braces. I’m 13 months in and my teeth look look amazing! Dr. Lee is an amazing orthodontist who knows his stuff. The staff make my visits so much fun! They make me feel like part of the family. I always have fun chatting with Elvira while she works on my teeth. Tina, at the front desk, is the sweetest! She always works around my schedule. Get your teeth fixed here! You won’t regret it!

Lily M. from Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lee has been my daughter ‘s orthodontist for a little over two years and he and his staff have been great.  Dr. Lee takes our insurance and made the billing process easy. The office staff has been awesome as well working with our schedule for all appointments. The wait time is practically non existent as we show up for the appointments and get seen immediately.   I will definitely recommend his practice to all my friends.

Chad W. from Cypress, CA (Source: Yelp)


My entire family is currently undergoing orthodontic treatment at this office.  It started with our 15 year old daughter receiving such great service that my wife and I decided to purchase the orthodontic care we had discussed for so long.  The staff is always pleasant and accomadating.  Tina who is usually at the front desk once met us here on a Sunday morning, opened the office and fixed an issue with our daughters braces!  The facility is clean and modern.  The care and results have been fantastic so far.  If you are considering orthodontic care, you would not regret getting it at Dr. Howard Lee’s office!

Christian R. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lee and his staff are very cordial and friendly. Unlike other doctors or dentists that I have met, Dr. Lee is open to questions regarding your treatment. I never feel out of the loop about what is being added or changed. They explain why you would need a bite plate or why your wires must be changed or why they would need to file a tooth. They always update you about your progress so far and how much more needs to be done. They are flexible with appointments. I have had to change my appointments on multiple occasions because I am a university student and my schedule would change every 4 months. They accommodated every time. They treat you as people, not just as patients. They like to send out Christmas and birthday cards. They personalize your experience with a birthday wall for each month and a congratulatory wall for people who have recently gotten their braces off. I’ll be happy to be on that wall when I get my braces off, but I’ll be sad to not see them every 3-4 weeks. I have had my braces for two years and the results so far are amazing. Braces sounded like a horror story according to friends who had theirs done when they were young. However, when I came to Dr. Lee’s office I found it to be an wonderful experience. I recommend this office for anyone.

Evelyn O. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lee and everyone in the office is AMAZING and very friendly! From the initial consultation to removing my braces they provided me with excellent care! They were super flexible with my appointments and always within the reach when needed. They take their time when caring for patients so you won’t feel rushed. I would definitely recommend to anyone needing braces. Now my smile looks beautiful! Thank you Dr. Lee!

Yojoto T. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Our son is a patient and I can’t say enough about how wonderful this office is. Everyone from the front desk, the ortho assistants, and the orthodontists are such nice and friendly people. You feel very welcomed when you go. I’m very happy with the attention, and service my son gets here and would recommend them to everyone.

Diane J. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just had my second scan appointment for invisaligns with .Dr. Lee. Dr. Lee is very detailed in his work and making sure you are satisfied  with the treatment that best suits your needs. The office manager and the assistants are all very friendly and very knowledgeable and work with confidence. This is why I give 5 stars, If you are looking for a great orthodontic  experience  give Tina the office manager a call.

Julie D. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


All 3 of my children have been there and we are extremely pleased. Everyone has been very kind and helpful and we have seen great results. The front office is very friendly and makes scheduling easy and she keeps things very organized and running smooth. I would highly recommend Dr Lee’s office to anyone without hesitation.

Kathia B. from Poly High, Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lee is great. I would never smile or laugh showing my teeth until i got braces and started loving my smile more as the months passed by. My experience has been amazing the staff has been lovley and Tina was helpdul when i had to change appointments due to my schedule. Over these 2 years i have grown confident in my smile and im no longer embarrassed to show it. I highly recommend Dr. Lee to anyone in need of braces.

Thomas R. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Had teeth like a great white shark so I came to Howard Lee Orthodontics to get them realigned and straightened. Treatment has been two years so  far and thankfully I am at the end of the metal bracket road . The  work they do is professional and exceptional, I would recommend them to anyone who is in need of braces. Also they are affordable in comparison to a lot of other places I have been. Feel free to check them out and see I if they are a quality fit for you.

Brittany S. from Whittier, CA (Source: Yelp)


Thank you long beaxh orthodontics and team for always taking care of me and my braces. excited, i finally got my bottom braces on today and wow. the bottom braces was seamless and quick. the girls here make you feel nothing but at home and comfortable. anyone whom is looking for braces / braces consultant i recommend coming to long beach orthodontist! i promise you you’ll be taken care of ! 10/10 recommend! 10/10 services! thanks ladies! excited to rock the pink for october & breast cancer awareness month!

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


How important is a smile? Means everything to a growing boy, wanted to Thank Dr Lee’s office for all the care, love & dedication shown to my son. Dental assistant Elvira was amazingly genuine & terrific a true professional. Tina was great in the front office and all the friendly face there that assisted him in this journey.Thanks again to the entire staff. My family fully recommends this place for all your Orthodontic needs.

Tommy Gun (Source: Google)


Had teeth like a Great White Shark so I came over to Howard Lee’s orthodontist and have them re-align and straighten my teeth. Treatment is in two years so far and thankfully I am at the end of the metal bracket road. The work they do here is professional and exceptional, Would recommend them to anybody who needs braces. Also they are more affordable than other places I have been. Feel free to check them out and see if they are a quality fit for you.

Julie C. from Manhattan Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lee and team are THE best in the business. I could not have asked for a better experience getting braces. I’d gone to two orthodontists before getting a third opinion from Dr. Lee. The first two docs told me they’d have to extract teeth and that I’d have braces on for 2-2.5 years. When I met with Dr. Lee he said he wouldn’t advise removing teeth and that it would only take 18months, I was sold! I’d heard all the horror stories from my friends about getting braces when they were in their teens and it didn’t ease my mind as an adult, but Dr. Lee and team walked through the process with me every step of them way. They explained the nuisances of the different brackets, wires, bands, etc. When my wires would move around and poke my gums they always made time to fix them, they gave me tons of extra wax to deal with brackets tearing up my gums, and enough rubber bands to ensure that I had enough between appointments. Suzanne is a rockstar! She always called the day before appointments as a reminder. Whenever I was running late because I work super far from the office she was so understanding. Even though I delayed getting braces the first time around she still remembered me! Everyone is this office is absolutely amazing! I would highly recommend them! If you’re in the market for an orthodontist look no further!!

Rod A. from Upland, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr. Howard Lee by my primary dentist due to my bite going outta whack. That was back in March 2017, and I am now at the end of my treatment. I opted to do the Invisalign and I have to say I wish I had done this back when I was a teenager. The entire process was smooth and I am extremely happy with the results and have been getting compliments on how good my teeth look. Thank you Dr. Lee and to the entire staff who were so helpful from babysitting my infant daughter, accommodating my crazy work schedule, and dealing with the changes in my insurance policy. I will be referring my family over to you.

Anna P. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


We’ve been coming to Dr. Lee for years. My son had to have extensive orthodontic work and my daughter just had her braces removed. We have had the best experience! All the staff is friendly and informative. We know exactly what the treatment plan is. There’s never an issue with getting an appointment and they are very flexible when we have to make changes. There’s never a long wait to be seen either. My kids are loving their new smiles! We definitely recommend Dr. Lee.

Chris L. from Pasadena, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been considering braces for a long time now so my dentist referred me to this office.  I was never comfortable with my teeth growing up but I always felt that I was too old for braces.  After coming here and meeting Dr. Lee I decided to get braces before I get even older.  If I do it now, I’ll have straighter teeth for the rest of my life.  Dr. Lee is very helpful and friendly.  I had a ton of questions and explained everything to me.   Before starting braces I had to get my wisdom teeth taken out because they were growing in sideways.  They were able to take care of that here too with their oral surgeon.  I hate the dentist so having everything done at one place was great.  I felt comfortable here because everyone here are specialist, meaning they went to school for extra training.  I was a bit nervous but Dr Choi put me to sleep and when I woke up they were out.  Now I don’t have to worry about those teeth back there bothering me.  Everyone in the office is super friendly and the office is clean.  The prices are very reasonable and they have a payment plan. So far I’ve had braces for 3 months now and I’m glad I did it.  21 more months till straight teeth.

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


Both my daughters got their braces at this office and we are very pleased with the experience. I am also in the process of getting my Invisalign treatment from here. It is easy to get appointments and they never make us wait. We would highly recommend this business.

Ellen L. from West Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Howard is the best! I received a 6 month Invisalign treatment from him and am extremely pleased with the results. Not only is he professional with great bedside manner, everyone working in his office is so friendly and efficient. I never had to wait in the waiting room before my appointment and all procedures such as getting x-rays and invisalign scanning were fast and painless. The Invisalign equipment they have at the office is also high-tech and modern. Thank you for my new smile!

Willem E. from Long Beach, CA(Source: Yelp)


You will not be disappointed!!!  My two sons needed braces.  There was no question about it. Their teeth were so bad, people thought we were English.  Initially, we went to an orthodontist who wanted to put “pre” braces on my kids teeth and then regular braces later.  The next seemed like he wanted me to put a down payment on his new car.  Both seemed like a total upsell just to make money.  Then a friend recommended that I get an opinion from Dr. Howard Lee and am I glad I did!!! Dr. Lee is compassionate and caring and has always been truthful.   From the beginning, he was very clear what was going to be needed and what I was going to be charged.  As my insurance did not cover the entire cost (which do?), he allowed me to make very reasonable no-interest payments.  Again, nothing hidden and no unneeded extras. During the 18 months of treatment, there was never an issue making appointments, regular or emergency.  Think about it, what 16 year old is not going to eat off of the prohibited list and not pop off one of the brackets? After completing the recommended course of treatment, both of my son’s now have perfect teeth. In summary, if you are looking for an honest orthodontist who will do a great job on you or your kids, look no further than Dr. Lee, you will not be disappointed. Thank you Dr. Lee and also to your caring staff!

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


Dr. Lee is outstanding! My son got his braces off last month and his teeth look fantastic! From the very beginning of walking into the office, we were fans. The entire staff made us feel welcome and were just awesome during the entire process. There was never an issue in making an appointment and they were always accommodating. Tina in the front office is just so sweet. My son looked forward to going to his appointments and said they were extremely gentle.We even completed his orthodontic treatment about a month early and to say the least, he is so happy with his new smile. We have referred our friends to Dr. Lee and they are happy with him as well. Thank you Dr. Lee as well as your amazing staff!

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


I’ve been coming to Dr. Howard Lee to get my orthodontic care and so far, the service I’ve received have been great! I work M-F 8-5 so it works out well for me that I can come get my monthly services late afternoon — thankfully I don’t have to use vacation or well time for this. If my appt is at 445, I get in at 440 and I’m seen within 5 mins; love that I don’t have to waste time sitting around to be seen. I make monthly payments using online bill pay and it works out so well for me. For referring someone for ortho care, they gave me a pair of movie tickets. score!

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


I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Lee to everyone who needs othodontics!!!  I have already referred him to friends and neighbors who have asked.  All three of my kids went there and we LOVE Dr Lee and his Staff.  They are everything you look for in a doctor’s office: Professional, personable, friendly, compassionate, caring and honest.  There’s no need to look further if you’re reading this.  Call (562) 421-9439 and schedule an appointment with Tina for an evaluation with Dr Lee.  You Won’t be disappointed, you’ll be SMILING!

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


I have had braces before, but because I did not wear my clear retainer for the top, and the glue was getting loose on the metal retainer on the bottom. My teeth shifted. So I got them again!  Beach Ortho worked well with my 8:30-5 work schedule, and staff was always very nice. My check ups were always quick and easy. I only had a couple brackets brake but I would send a quick email and then they’d give me a call to schedule me in as quick as possible for the repair. This time, they gave me those clear retainers for top and bottom so I don’t have to worry about the metal wire I got when I was in high school falling off. I’m super excited to get my teeth cleaned and I hope this review gets me to win the teeth whitening contest!

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


My son Chase is 8 years old and has been coming to Dr. Lee’s office for a little less than 6 months. I cannot believe the improvements that are already showing in the movement of his teeth, bite, and his smile. Before he started he had an underbite, among other issues, but his under bite has already been corrected. It just blows me away. Also, the staff is excellent. Every time we come in for his appointments everyone is so nice and very helpful. There have been a few times where some of his appliances have come loose and needed to be adjusted, and Tina has always been helpful at getting Chase in to be seen quickly. I highly recommend bringing your child here for their Orthodontic needs. I am very happy with Chases progress so far.

Elvira Rubio (Source: Google)


My son’s treatment is almost over and his teeth look amazing. Tina has been extremely helpful in working around his school and work schedule in order for him to keep his appointments and now his braces are coming off before graduation. Dr. Lee explained my son’s treatment in the beginning, so there were no surprises along the way. I am very happy with his treatment.

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


Both of my kids got their braces done here. Everyone is so nice starting from the front desk Lady named Tina. She is sweet and inviting and understanding if you miss an appointment. Dr. Howard is so honest. I took my 3rd child in to get a consultation and they told me he doesn’t really need braces. Yes couple of his teeth are overlapping at the bottom but he has a lined bite. He could of just said that my son needs braces for his overlapping teeth. I definitely trust Dr. Howard with whatever he suggests.

Nicole R. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


My daughter is a patient of Dr. Lee. She had braces and a special appliance placed over the last 2 years and 8 months. The office visits are always timely and the staff is wonderful. They keep my daughter and I informed about her orthodontic plan. My youngest daughter will be getting her braces done by Dr. Lee later this year. We are very happy with their service.

Ethelvina G. from Alhambra, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a consultation for my daughter with Dr. Lee and we were really please with his office. Dr. Lee was really nice and most important he seemed honest. The office was clean and organized and the lady in the front was also very nice and knowledgeable of how insurances work. The atmosphere among the whole office staff was very relaxed the nurses in the back seemed happy and I think that is important. After visiting so many other Orthodontist  I think my daughter will feel comfortable coming to Dr. Lee for the next 18 months.

Anita T (Source: Google)


Dr. Howard Lee is everything that you would want in a healthcare professional. Extremely knowledgable and approachable, a great and patient communicator, and always gentle yet firm in delivering his exceptional technical gifts to patients of all ages. Dr. Hughes and his staff are exactly the same. We are very lucky to have him.

Tracy M. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Absolutely love Dr. Lee and all his staff. Both our kids have had a great experience and beautiful outcome with their braces.  Tina in the front is amazing and so helpful specially when we have had to cancel and reschedule (my over scheduling too lol).  I highly recommend Dr. Lee and his professional and extremely friendly staff.   Thank you Dr.Lee for the kids amazing smiles!  Grace and James thank you as well!.


Happy, healthy smiles start here! We offer treatment with Traditional Braces, Clear Braces, or Invisalign to bring out your best smile. Dr. Howard Lee received his Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University. He went on to dental school at Southern Illinois University. Dr. Lee practiced general dentistry in Chicago for several years before completing a multi-year orthodontic residency at Loma Linda University, earning his Master of Science degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. Lee is an active member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. Being a member of various professional dental associations helps Dr. Lee stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for his profession. In addition to private practice, Dr. Lee is on the advisory board at the Orthodontic Center of the Assistance League of Long Beach. He takes great pride in being a part of this one-of–a-kind center that provides affordable care to economically disadvantaged teens with orthodontic problems. Dr. Lee practiced general dentistry in Chicago for several years before completing a multi-year orthodontic residency at Loma Linda University, earning his Master of Science degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, and stays abreast of the latest advances in orthodontics. In addition to private practice, Dr. Lee is an advisor at the Orthodontic Center of the Assistance League of Long Beach, a clinic that provides affordable care to economically disadvantaged teens with orthodontic problems. "Orthodontic treatment can take several years to complete. What I enjoy most about my profession is the ability to get to know our patients. Especially for our younger patients, I love watching their personalities blossom as they gain confidence with their new smiles. We want to bring out the best in everyone."