Manfred Orthodontics
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Manfred Orthodontics
Lauren N. Manfred, DDS (Orthodontist)

Fountain Valley, CA

★★★★★

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

Braces

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Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

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

Tai D. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I had went to more than handful of orthodontists for a consult.  I eventually went with Dr. Manfred for my braces and I’m extremely happy that I did.  Her and her staff are super friendly and professional.  I had a great experience with their service and expertise.  I recently had my braces removed and my teeth turned out great.  Dr. Manfred is a perfectionist and wanted the best outcome for my final smile.  I believe that as part of being a great orthodontist, you have to have an eye for aesthetics which she clearly has since she redesigned her office herself.  She truly cares about her patients and has monthly contests for the younger ones.  She’s also well established in the dental community and recommended a great oral surgeon for my wisdom teeth extraction.  My older son recently started seeing her for his braces and I know he’ll be in good hands.  I highly recommend Dr. Manfred for your orthodontist needs and I’ve been over the moon with the experience I’ve had with them.

Wendi Perkins (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I cannot say enough about Dr. Manfred and her staff and the amazing experience we had from start to finish! Absolutely every person there is the kindest, sweetest, most fun and professional. Dian is a wealth of knowledge for insurance questions and walking you through the consultation process. Penny is the sweetest and most accommodating front desk superstar who always is cheerful and fun to talk to. Jacqueline and Staphany are the greatest assistants and are so patient and gentle yet upbeat and personable. And, Dr. Manfred is amazing! Talk about brains and beauty; she has it all! I love Manfred Orthodontics so much that I’m sad our journey is over for now. The time and care they have taken with my son is top-notch and even he is sad he won’t see everybody regularly. And to top off our already excellent experience, they all knew how much my son loves coins and when he got his braces off, Dr. Manfred and her staff presented him with an engraved coin with his name and the date his braces were removed! (A few tears were shed!) This just shows how thoughtful they are and how they truly care about their patients. Did I mention the office is clean, organized, modern, and adorable? So, if you are looking for an orthodontist, do not look any further because you will not find any better!

Amy M. from Westminster, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

We have been with Dr. Manfred since the beginning of her practice and we could not be happier with the care we have received!! My daughter just got her braces off today and her teeth look fabulous. All the techs in the back were great and Penny makes you feel welcomed every time you come in. They are usually running right on time and sometimes early! I rarely had to wait more than 5 minutes. I would highly recommend anyone needing braces for themselves or their children to come here Update: just got done with my 2nd kids braces and man, are the teeth amazing!! Super straight and such an improvement. Keep it up Dr. Manfred and staff

Brian G. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Couldn’t have been happier to work with everyone at Manfred Orthodontics.  The entire staff is absolutely outstanding and the level of personal care is something I haven’t experienced with other doctors/dentists.  Dr. Manfred is an absolute rockstar that my kids all love and we couldn’t be in better hands!

Tai Do (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I had went to more than handful of orthodontists for a consult. I eventually went with Dr. Manfred for my braces and I’m extremely happy that I did. Her and her staff are super friendly and professional. I had a great experience with their service and expertise. I recently had my braces removed and my teeth turned out great. Dr. Manfred is a perfectionist and wanted the best outcome for my final smile. I believe that as part of being a great orthodontist, you have to have an eye for aesthetics which she clearly has since she redesigned her office herself. She truly cares about her patients and has monthly contests for the younger ones. She’s also well established in the dental community and recommended a great oral surgeon for my wisdom teeth extraction. My older son recently started seeing her for his braces and I know he’ll be in good hands. I highly recommend Dr. Manfred for your orthodontist needs and I’ve been over the moon with the experience I’ve had with them.

Rebecca B. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this office. Every person who works here, from Penny at the front desk to the dental assistants to Dr. Manfred, are professional and so good at what they do. Everyone has a smile. The office is welcoming and clean. You just feel good every time you come here. Dr. Manfred is a perfectionist, and so my son’s smile looks beyond amazing. It looked so good that I decided to finally get braces as well. I chose invisilines. They explained the process so completely and every step of the way has been a breeze. If you need an orthodontist, this is absolutely the place.

Kerry L. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

We love Dr Manfred and her entire staff. My daughter first began treatment with DR Manfred last October , and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the changes we already see in her teeth . My daughter is extremely shy and DR Manfred and her entire team make her feel important ,special and like her opinon and thoughts count , and this makes her lot less scared. My daughter acutually looks forward to her appointments. What’s best is we NEVER have to wait long past our appointments. They are always right on time . This is so beneficial when scheduling an appointment while school is in session. We usually book first thing in the morning and I have my daughter back in class before the end of first period and her school is on the opposite side of town. Thank goodness we found Manfred Orthodontics. We look forward to continuing our orthodontic adventures with her and her team

Anri Tumur (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Great experience with Dr. Manfred and her team here! Super clean and up to date clinic, experienced doctor and team members. They always treat everyone like family. Never regret the first time I entered their door and very happy with the result leaving their door. I highly recommend them. The best orthodontist in the area!!

Kathleen M. (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Manfred and her staff helped us with braces for all four of our sons. We loved our experience with this cheerful and knowledgeable staff! It was easy to schedule appointments, and they kept us informed on the progress being made. Our four sons now have straight teeth and brilliant smiles. We highly recommend Dr. Manfred and her great team!

Lisa S. from Anaheim, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Manfred and all the staff were amazing. As an adult needing braces, I was very happy to be referred to Dr. Manfred. She is the best. Not only correcting my bite and straightening my teeth, she is so nice and fun. I looked forward to my appointments! I had Jacqueline most of the time changing my bands, who was fabulous, though Stephany who I also had was just as wonderful. And last but least, Penny. She is the front desk gal who I especially liked. Always accommodating. And there is such a range of ages needing orthodontics.. Young and not as young! All are treated with respect, kindness and care.

Jess S. from Corona, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Both of my children have been going through their braces journey here for years and honestly this is the only place to bring your kids. The front staff is super friendly and accommodating and Dr. Manfred is perhaps one of the best in OC. My daughter broke some brackets in the beginning and they were patient with my unnecessary panic calls and replaced them perhaps more times than the average kid breaks them. All with a smile. My kids have felt comfortable from the beginning and that’s really all I care about in the end. Highly recommended!

Melissa Z. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My son just got his braces off with Dr. Manfred. His teeth look amazing! I’m very happy with his result and her office’s flexibility and professionalism. I’m now bringing my daughter there for her braces and look forward to the same great experience & beautiful smile. There’s nothing more important than a great smile and I’m proud to recommend Dr. Manfred to meet your orthodontic needs!

Sherrie R. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Manfred took over for Dr. Harris midway through my daughter’s braces. We loved Dr. Harris but ADORE Dr. Manfred. She came in with out a glitch during the turnover. The whole staff stayed and continue to be amazing! They are always professional and kind. We are so grateful for Penny, at the front desk, for always being so positive and working magic with the schedule!!

Elizabeth M. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I just got my braces off this week and my smile looks awesome! I couldn’t be happier with the care I received!!! Dr. Manfred and everyone at Manfred Orthodontics did such an amazing job taking care of my teeth. I was always greeted by name every time I came in for an appointment, and the staff always took special care to make sure I was as comfortable as possible. I would highly recommend coming here for your orthodontic needs!

Amanda S. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

So, I had braces back when I was 11 and because I chose not to wear my retainer in all of those subsequent years, I found myself as a middle age woman, needing braces, again. All of my teeth had moved and I was so self-conscious that I was doing that whole “Mona Lisa smile” in pictures. I knew I needed braces but I was totally dreading the experience. Fast forward to my first visit with Lauren Manfred and her awesome team. From the moment I walked into their stylish office, I felt comfortable. Every member of the team is warm, kind and experienced. Every time I showed up they seemed genuinely happy to see me and they always asked about my family, kids, etc. I found myself looking forward to my visits. Also, they made the braces experience as pleasant as it could possibly be. Dr. Manfred also managed my expectations well- her initial estimate of an 18-month stint actually turned into a 16-month stint. Needless to say I was ecstatic to get my braces off early. The best part of the whole experience is that my teeth look amazing. Dr. Manfred is a self-proclaimed “perfectionist” and that is exactly how my teeth look now… perfect! Now I am back to smiling big and proud in pictures. And when it comes time for my kids to have braces, I am happy to know that they will be treated by the best team of orthodontic professionals around- the team at Manfred Orthodontics.

Wendi P. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I cannot say enough about Dr. Manfred and her staff and the amazing experience we had from start to finish!  Absolutely every person there is the kindest, sweetest, most fun and professional.  Dian is a wealth of knowledge for insurance questions and walking you through the consultation process.  Penny is the sweetest and most accommodating front desk superstar who always is cheerful and fun to talk to.  Jacqueline and Staphany are the greatest assistants and are so patient and gentle yet upbeat and personable.  And, Dr. Manfred is amazing!  Talk about brains and beauty; she has it all!  I love Manfred Orthodontics so much that I’m sad our journey is over for now.  The time and care they have taken with my son is top-notch and even he is sad he won’t see everybody regularly.  And to top off our already excellent experience, they all knew how much my son loves coins and when he got his braces off, Dr. Manfred and her staff presented him with an engraved coin with his name and the date his braces were removed! (A few tears were shed!)  This just shows how thoughtful they are and how they truly care about their patients.  Did I mention the office is clean, organized, modern, and adorable? So, if you are looking for an orthodontist, do not look any further because you will not find any better!

Carla R. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I can’t speak highly enough of Dr Manfred and her staff. My son was a patient of Dr Harris so I was familiar with the office and Penny. When I called to finally take care of my teeth I trusted Penny enough to come give it a shot. Fast forward and I’m in love with my smile, I recommend Dr Manfred and her staff to everyone looking for a dentist. Shes super patient and explains everything. She takes great pride in her work and will give it to me straight which is super important to me! Go see Dr Manfred and fall in love with the office and the ladies that work there. Penny and Megan are the best!!!

Marie Rothenberger (Source: Google)

★★★★★

We love Dr. Manfred and her entire staff. Our daughter started treatment a little over 2 years ago and it has been a long journey but we couldn’t be happier with her new smile. Dr. Manfred really cares about her patients. We would recommend Dr Manfred to anyone that would like to have a beautiful smile.
Mike and Marie Rothenberger

Trina Tu (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Amazing job Dr. Manfred! All three of my children and I have had the pleasure of going to Manfred Orthodontics. We all enjoyed coming here and are happy with our beautiful smiles. Our experiences were always wonderful and never had any problems. The staff provided a welcoming environment as they are friendly, professional, and polite. We loved the staff and the results and would highly recommend Dr. Manfred!

D. D. from Fountain Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I highly recommend Dr. Manfred’s Orthodontics to anyone looking to get braces. The staff here is excellent with their patients; creating a comfortable and friendly environment. In addition to their services, their intricate work is professional and efficient. They are willing to reassure their patients by describing their processes, plans, and so forth. The appointments are within suitable time frames, and there is little to no waiting time before they check on you. The staff is patient with their processes to ensure perfection, and work in a way so that their patients are comfortable. I was completely satisfied with my experience and end result after spending two years under the guidance and care of these orthodontists. Whenever there was a disturbance, such as discomfort or looseness in a bracket, it was quick to schedule an appointment and have the problem taken care of. Furthermore, the staff is open to their patients, listening and responding to any discomfort or concerns pertaining towards their teeth. The machines and technology here are also quite advanced, adding on to the quickness, comfortability, and efficiency the processes are. Lastly, the doctor evaluates her patients purposefully and carefully, taking notes or arranging certain adjustments as needed. She also contributes to the friendly yet professional environment. Here at Manfred Orthodontics, they strive to perfect their patients’ teeth; and certainly they do!

Denine D. from Fountain Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I cannot begin to tell you how awesome Dr. Manfred is, as well as every one of her amazing staff. As an adult wearer of braces, the experience can be a lot different for us than for the kids. We tend to be more impatient, we complain more (“we” meaning me… I complained more ) but they could not have been more kind, compassionate and understanding. I always hated my smile… my teeth were crowded and I never felt comfortable laughing without covering my teeth. Now, I can’t stop smiling and the bigger the better!! I could not have asked for a more positive experience and such an AMAZING result!! My son, my daughter and I have all received the most incredible care from Dr. Manfred and her staff. They are always sweet, kind, fun and most of all, they are experts at what they do. Thank you SO much from the Duronslet/Lattimore family!!

Kara L. from Fountain Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I had a gap in the middle of my tooth for the majority of my life that I was super embarrassed of and didn’t smile much unless I was laughing, I always disliked my smile and smiled with my mouth closed, my mom finally got the funds to get me braces and I’m SO glad we picked Manfred Orthodontics! Dr. Manfred and her staff were always so friendly, accommodating and helpful. They walked me through every step they were taking when working on my teeth, and I always loved going to my appointments because they made you feel like family. I highly highly recommend Dr. Manfred! Also she does contest, has goodies for you when you finish treatment!

Margaret Helo (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I recently completed my orthodontics journey with Manfred Orthodontics & I want to share a very positive & excellent experience. From my first contact with Penny who always has a smile and schedules all appointments, to Dian, who is very welcoming and explains everything involved. My first meeting with Dr. Manfred was very encouraging, for at that time my age was 64. I was a bit unsure as to whether I should even proceed. After my initial exam, Dr. Manfred recommended braces. I followed her recommendation, chose clear braces and cannot be happier with my results. The team Dr. Manfred works with are all wonderful, Jacqueline, Staphany & Andrea are all amazing! I highly recommend Dr. Manfred & team to take your smile to the next level, no matter your age!

Alex J. from Santa Ana, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My experience with Manfred Orthodontics was AMAZING!! I have been with them for three years now and I could not be more satisfied. I LOVE MY STRAIGHT TEETH NOW! All I want to do it show them off! The whole staff is so sweet and considerate. They have always treated me like family. I loved being welcomed by Penny each appointment. I especially loved the way the office was decorated and organized. The chalk wall always entertained my younger sibling through my whole appointment. I used to always have a fear of the dentist/ortho. However with monthly appointments at Manfred Orthodontics, I now look forward to it. I will always recommend Dr. Manfred!

Chelsea S. from Fountain Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

The thought of getting braces for a second time – this time as an adult – wasn’t the most exciting thing for me, but since day one, everyone at Manfred Orthodontics was absolutely amazing! The staff is kind, gentle, professional, and all around just awesome people. I couldn’t of asked for a better experience. They recently won the best small business award from the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce and I couldn’t agree more with their selection. I have two small children, so they will both definitely be seeing Dr. Manfred when they need braces. Thank you for giving me my beautiful smile back!

Jennifer M. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Both of my youngest children completed their orthodontic treatment with Dr. Manfred and we couldn’t be more pleased. The office staff is friendly, and communicate via phone and email. It was easy to schedule and change appointments, and we never waited long to be seen. They were really great about keeping me informed but making sure my junior high age children knew their responsibility in brushing and flossing. This varies among clients, but I got the very best quote here and had visited 3 other highly recommended orthodontists. Manfred was the most reasonable interns of cost and provided amazing service. Most importantly, my kids’ smiles are gorgeous! 🙂

Bryan G. from Fountain Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Manfred Orthodontics is hands down the best orthodontist around town! Right when you walk through the doors you already feel like home! The office is very welcoming and very cozy! I definitely recommend coming here to get your braces/ retainers! Not only do they straighten your teeth, but make the journey along the way fun and entertaining. They have little raffles each month for the children and that’s wonderful! Thank you Manfred Orthodontics for all your help with my daughters new beautiful smile!

Doug M. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Definitely the best orthodontic experience possible! Never get too busy and I always felt cared for. My teeth were corrected beyond my expectations with their Invisalign treatment and the process was smooth and quick! Now that I have my permanent retainer in I was delighted to find out that is is minimal and effective. Dr. Manfred and her staff are delightful and engaging people, and I never had to wait more than 10 minutes. 10/10 recommend -James

Adriana Aguilera (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr Manfred and her staff are so nice. We are so glad we selected this office. They are helpful and available when you have issues (because they will come up along the way). Her staff is fun! They have contests, fun games, and she gives you candy at the end! We’re so glad to be ringing the bell today when we got our son’s braces off! Thank you to the office and a great big hug to Dr Manfred for giving our son a great smile!

D. T. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I visited many orthodontist offices before choosing Dr. Manfred. I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience with her and the entire staff! Penny in the front office is awesome and very accommodating with appointments. The office is modern, clean, and beautifully decorated. Dr. Manfred (besides being absolutely gorgeous) is honest, professional, and knows what she is doing. I have referred many of my daughters friends to Dr.Manfred who have all been so pleased with their experience here. She is definitely one of the best Orthodontist in the OC area

Robert B. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

What a great, extraordinary experience the Manfred Ortho Team delivers each visit!  I highly recommend these super ladies if you need a realignment, even later in your life!  I did not expect to be headed to the orthodontist when abruptly my bite changed and my Dentist (Who is also amazing by the way, Dr. Kvarnstrom) referred me to Dr. Manfred.  I chose invisilign and could not be more satisfied!   Just a few more months to go! If you are in the market, this is the place to go.  And I love how they treat the kids!  It is apparent they love what they do!

Maricela R. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My experience here has been amazing, the staff really makes you feel part of the family. These past two years with my braces have been awesome, no pain, no problems!! I’m super satisfied and amazed by the results , we have really come a long way. This is the best orthodontist I have ever had, everyone knows what they’re doing! I highly recommend this place I’m going to miss everyone thank you.

Kimberly D. from Westminster, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I would like to thank Dr. Manfred and wonderful staff. Today after two years of braces, I am finally able to smile and be happy with the results. I definitely recommend Dr. Manfred Othrodontist. They are very welcoming and are willing to work with you and find a positive solution. Extremely grateful for what you have done for me. Sincerely, Junior Delgado

Lacey Chestnut (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Manfred and her staff were instrumental throughout my orthodontic journey. Always accommodating my strict work schedule, helpful with any questions I had, and always so bright and positive! My teeth look incredible thanks to her staff and I am highly recommending Dr. Manfred for any orthodontic needs. Dr. Manfred genuinely cares for her patients and she is one of the best in her industry, what more can you ask for?!

Carrie L. from Dana Point, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I am 38 and have had braces before. Younger and not quite ready for the responsibility of wearing a retainer, I let it slip. 20 years later, naturally, my teeth shifted. This would affect my career badly as I am a working actress in LA. My husband and I decided to fix it. We searched many places in the OC area. The first place recommended Invisalign for $10,000. The second place, $9,000. Finally, we saw an add in the paper for affordable Invisalign. We decided to check it out. When we arrived, we found we were in a dentists office, not an orthodontists. They were confused about the ad in the paper and did not offer Invisalign. Nevertheless, they understood our needs and referred us to Manfred Orthodontics!! Our search was over. Not only was Manfred Orthodontics affordable, they felt like family. You are always greeted with a smile at the door by Penny. All of the colleagues in the back take special care prepping you for your visit with Dr. Manfred. At first, I felt a little silly for being in my 30’s and back at the orthodontists. They ALL comforted me and let me know that I wasn’t the only one! And it’s true!! As time went on, I started to see clients my age and older. It’s never too late to fix that smile!! Every single visit to Manfred Orthodontics went smoothly. They always let you know what they are doing to you so that you understand and feel calm through the procedure. Dr. Manfred herself is very professional and kind. She is into the little details of your smile and will not quit until it is perfect. The office has a different challenge every month where, if you answer correctly, you could win fun prizes!! I thought that was a great idea, especially for the kids. They also offer free beverages in the waiting room and sometimes hold events with free food for all of their clients and families!! It took a little time, but now I finally have my perfect smile back and am working almost every day on a TV series in LA. Thank you so much Manfred Orthodontics!!!

A WORD FROM YOUR DOCTOR

We are so excited to give you the smile you have always dreamt about! From the moment you open our door, you can expect to be greeted in a warm, down to earth atmosphere where you are treated as family. As our patient, you will be seen promptly for your appointments, you will be treated with care and professionalism, and you will walk away with the greatest gift of all--a new and improved smile. We have one goal: to help you and your family make the best investment you've ever made. Keep smiling and see you soon! Having undergone recent renovations including new wood flooring and fresh new paint, we are super proud of our inviting office space! Dr. Manfred is an art lover, and you will find lots of cool art displayed throughout our clinic (even our patients' art!). We have a chalkboard wall for patients to draw on after brushing their teeth, a contest corner with monthly contests for our patients to enter, and even a selfie wall! Oh, and let's not forget about our awesome custom-made "SMILE" marquee sign brightening up our clinic! In addition to all the above, we believe in bringing the latest and greatest technology in the industry to our patients. We have an Itero Scanner--a 3D scanner that eliminates the need for goopy impressions, and also allows for superior fit of our patients' Invisalign. We are paperless at our office-our software sends out email reminders for your appointments, and allows us to communicate with your other dental professionals digitally. You will love our space! Dr. Lauren Manfred grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and moved westward to receive her Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Arizona. She then attended the UCLA School of Dentistry, where she graduated in the top ten percent of her class with Cum Laude honors in 2009. After being awarded a coveted spot in the Orthodontic residency program at Oregon Health & Science University, she graduated at the very top of her class. While at OHSU, Dr. Manfred received an additional two and a half years of specialized post-graduate training in orthodontics and maxillofacial orthopedics, where she also earned a Master's degree in Orthodontics. Besides conventional braces, Dr. Manfred also has training in habit appliances, early intervention, Invisalign, and treatment of cleft lip/palate patients. Dr. Manfred's patients describe her as kind, warm, and equipped with an excellent eye for detail. She is wonderful at what she does, and her office and staff complement her style beautifully!

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