Marc Pana Orthodontics
Marc Pana, DDS, MS:
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Marc Pana Orthodontics
Marc Pana, DDS, MS (Orthodontist)

Aliso Viejo, 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

Offers ClearCorrect™? Yes


Monday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Sally J. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Pana for the last two years and I have had an amazing experience! The staff is really caring and they took care of my braces and I can’t wait to show off my new smile! The office is really clean and they have taken precautious measures with the pandemic. Making appointments is also really great because they are very accommodating with timing especially for younger kids in elementary/middle/high school. Overall great experience and I will definitely recommend Pana Orthodontics to my friends and family!

Shadi Bakhtiari (Source: Google)


Very honest. Very gentle. Very friendly. I had consulted several orthodontists who treated my son’s treatment like a business (phase 1, phase 2 BS). I pleasantly surprised to hear we need to wait to start anything. Now one might think he risks losing us as a patient but in reality he locked us in with his honesty. He also pointed out my daughters tongue thrust which would “undue” much of her treatment. He gave her tongue exercises to do (despite the fact my daughter is with another ortho). Oh how I wish we came to Pana Orthodontics for her as well.

Jenny K. from Laguna Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m not a big fan of dentists but the staff at South Coast Orthodontics really helped me relax and make my visit so easy. Everything is explained to you so nothing comes as a surprise. The wait time is minimal as well. They are also very kid friendly. Im a single mom and often have to take my daughter with me and they are so sweet to her and always make sure she is occupied so I can get my dental work done. I would definitely recommend them to my friends and family.

Pamela M. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


We made appointments with multiple orthodontists when our dentist mentioned that my middle daughter might need braces. One said she didn’t need them yet and to come back in 6 months. All he used was a tiny measuring tape to determine that. My husband was thrilled & my daughter was bummed! I told her that we would go back in a few months and she’d probably get them at that time. She told me that she didn’t like that “orthdonigist”. We still had 2 more consultations and my daughter begged me to keep them. Next was Dr Pana and he was super friendly, put my daughter at ease & was very knowledgeable. He did a whole head X-ray which showed that my daughter actually DID need to start treatment. She had lost 2 baby teeth over 6 months ago and her adult teeth hadn’t come in. Dr Pana said it was because her mouth was too small and there was no room. He suggested a treatment plan which included an expander so that we could try to avoid having to pull out teeth in the future. This appealed to me, greatly, because my friend was going through a battery of implants and braces for the second time as an adult due to her childhood orthodontist pulling teeth! He suggested checking my older daughter out, too which I don’t know why I didn’t think of. Duh! She too had the same crowded, too small mouth when we were able to see the adult teeth. Looking at her smile, she looked fine but the whole head X-ray told a different story. Dr Pana emphasized that his main concern was long term health not cosmetics which resonated with me. He also seemed to be very up to date with current technologies and techniques. We always feel welcome at the office, everyone is friendly and helpful and accommodating. They also do fun things like ice cream socials and a big prize wheel to spin. This is brilliant because my girls actually look forward to getting their braces checked. My daughters are 9 & 8 and not the greatest at keeping their braces in tip top shape. Dr Pana never gets annoyed when they need an emergency wire fix or rubber band replacement. Their 6 year old brother keeps asking when he can get braces. Ha! Daddy is hoping at least one kid won’t need braces for our bank account’s sake. The consultation is free & no obligation, tell them the Michno girls sent ya!

Lorena Hernandez (Source: Google)


I have been to several orthodontist and they all wanted to do a unnecessary surgery on my daughter for something that could have been fixed with braces. I came to Dr pana and he did not mention Any surgery what so ever..we have been in treatment here for 1 year and the results are amazing!! I am very happy that I travel from lake Elsinore to Aliso Viejo. Definitely recommend his services. AND the assistant Jessica is always very welcoming, friendly and has a lot of patience with all 3 of my kids!

Anthony Y. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pana is a wonderful orthodontist. He is very honest and extememy peofessional and very friendly.  His credentialing is very impressive. His work is by far the best. Office staff is very friendly and helpful and the office is always very clean. Dr. Pana is very meticulous, calm with my kids and my kids love him. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for the top orthodontist in Orange County.

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


Dr. Marc Pana came highly recommended by a friend of ours. my daughter and son both needed braces. Dr Pana did an amazing job on both of them. his credentialing is very impressive. he really treated their whole face and not just the bite. he improved their profiles which no other orthodontist that we went to mentioned that.  my daughter had an underbite and my son had severe crowding. he was able to fix both their bites and their smiles look great. Dr. Pana and staff treated us like family. we always felt at ease. my kids love coming here and the process was easy and fun. i highly recommend Dr. Pana to anyone looking for quality orthodontics.

Kristy S. from Rancho Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Guitars Harb and Dr. Marc Pana are by far two of the most wonderful people.  It is a pleasure to be a patient at South Coast Dentistry!  They make you feel like you’re apart of a family!  Alison their assistant is a wonderful person!  I would recommend coming here to everyone the work they do is exceeds my expectations every time!

Christopher L. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pana has been my orthodontist for over 4 years and has always taken care of me to the best of her abilities. I’ve come here for everything from cleanings to wisdom teeth removal – this office is as professional as it gets. Lorraine at the front desk is the sweetest person and brings that southern hospitality that is rarely found out here in SoCal. 10/10 would recommend!

Julia B. from San Juan Capistrano, CA (Source: Yelp)


We have been coming to Dr. Pana for several years.  I have two girls and they each had an expander and then regular braces.  It has been a positive experience for all of us.  Dr. Pana and his staff are professional, great with kids, we don’t have to wait long to get in and they are great at what they do.  Both of my girls have beautiful smiles.  I found them to also be very competitively priced.  I was willing to drive a little further from my house to save some money and it has been worth it.  I would strongly recommend their office!

Brenda K. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


I first went to South Coast Orthodontics for a consult over 2 years ago. I feel so fortunate in finding a dentist office with friendly, sensitive, and knowledgable staff to care for all my dental needs.  Dr. Pana was very thorough with his evaluation, explaining all available plans for orthodontic treatment, discussing my expectations, and assisting me with selecting the best plan for me. Prior to getting braces I met with Dr. Harb for a deep dental cleaning and for replacing some old crowns. Now I have the wonderful convenience of scheduling my dental cleanings together with my monthly ortho appointment in one office visit. Additionally, I so appreciate how they worked with me to budget payments for my dental care. I have so much to smile about with South Coast Orthodontics.

Jose V. from Riverside, CA (Source: Yelp)


Just moved from florida and my daughter is still in braces. I took her to Dr. Pana office because it was so close to my house. Dr. Pana and his staff greeted me on a first name basis which made me feel as if they knew me already.. It was awsome! So we get to our exam and low and be hold Dr. Pana tells me my daughter’s bite was open and can cause problems later in her adult years. I was in shock!!! Especially when he showed me exactly how. Also how her profile was not where it should be. I felt confident that he was the right choice to continue my daughter’s orthodontic treatment. I know that money here is worth every penny..  Can’t wait to see the final results..

Rosa C. from Riverside, CA (Source: Yelp)


Went to South Coast Orthodontics on a friends reference for general cleaning and x-rays and routine check up. Dr. Pana  was very patient and very caring. His staff makes you feel very comfortable in their office. I felt like I was with family instead of a dentist office. Need some more work done can’t wait to go back. I thanked my friend for this referral.

Rayan H. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Thank you Dr Pana and thanks to the beautiful staff of southcoast orthodontics. From the minute we walked in we felt at ease, welcoming cheerful faces, neat environment, very professional service tailored to the whole family adults and kids We were actually grateful that you accommodated all of us during the same time since we were visiting from overseas and on tide schedule. Living and traveling overseas we have been to many first class dentistry offices from Paris, to London to Dubai and Singapore but none like yours. My wife and I along with our kids had a painless experience. The kids refuse to see other doctors and they wait for trips back on Xmas and summers to come and see you and the beautiful Dr. Guitta Harb.

Yvonne H. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Definitely give South Coast Orthodontics 5 Stars.  I was referred there by a family member and am absolutely thrilled with Dr. Pana and his staff.  They are kind, helpful and make my son feel at ease about coming in and getting work done.  I would highly recoomend SCO to anyone.  The office is always soooo clean and run effeciently, Ive never had to sit in the waiting room for long.  Front and back office staff are so friendly, they know me by name when I come each month! So happy with our ortho decision to come see Dr. Pana!!! Woot woot

Kelly K. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


What a great orthodontist. I was so happy with my results that I made my wife go to Dr. Pana.  He is so nice and explains everything so well.  Our teeth look great and my bite is so much better.  I recommend Dr. Pana to anyone who is interested in getting braces or invisalign for themselves or their kids.  Thanks Dr. Pana

Fereshta A. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m so happy that I found Pana Orthodontics. I was super nervous about getting braces at the age of 25, and all the orthodontics that I went to for consultations said I need to have teeth pulled in order to start ortho. But I luckly found Pana Orthodontics. Dr.Pana was able to start my ortho treatment without having any teeth pulled. Dr.Pana is super nice and very knowledgeable with his work. The staff’s always friendly and greats you with a smile every time . I would highly recommend Pana orthodontics for orthodontic treatment, you’ll be in great hands :).

Andre G. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


The best orthodontist hands down… Dr Pana did my daughter’s braces.   He was the only orthodontist that was able to fix her teeth without surgery.  Amazing work and dedication.   My daughter was so happy that she didn’t have to do surgery and her smile came out Perfect. We are so thankful to Dr Pana and his staff for taking such good care of her.. highly recommend Dr Pana..

Marcella Deter (Source: Google)


I cannot say enough good things about this office. They are very personable and extremely flexible to work with regarding financing. I couldn’t believe their patience with us as we were trying to figure out a payment schedule that worked for our family. Regarding Dr. Pana, we were so impressed how he takes into consideration the person’s facial structure when recommending best treatment. It’s hard to find quality treatment at an affordable price. We highly recommend them!!!

Marla H. from Burbank, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Pana is a godsend! He was able to catch a severe nasal obstruction in my daughter from a special X-ray he takes of all his patients at their ortho consultation! It’s crazy to think an orthodontist caught this when several doctors and ENT’s hadn’t! My daughter had surgery to correct this, and can breathe and smell things she hasn’t ever remembered smelling!  We are forever grateful for his trained eye and excellent care. His staff are very professional and friendly! Furthermore, his wife, Dr. Harb, is a dentist and works out of the same office, and is just as professional and skilled! They now care for my entire family.  We highly recommend them for all your orthodontic and dental needs!

Angela S. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


We met Dr. Pana at the Aliso summer concert events. He mentioned that the age of 7-10 is when our daughter should be first seen by the orthodontist. We scheduled a free consultation with Karyn and met with Leena, the treatment coordinator and discussed what treatment for her would be like and the cost. They said she can wait to begin treatment and will check her every 3-6 months until she is ready to start. My husband and I really appreciated that they told us we could wait. Our appointment was about 30 mins and we feel like we are ahead of the game and know exactly what to expect in the next 3-4 years. When we had our orthodontic consultation we also met Dr. Harb! We are in the search for a family dentist in our neighborhood and were excited to have happened to walk into an office that had a dentist. Dr. Harb is amazing! Professional, thorough, and explained everything that needed to be done and what to expect! Sherry, her treatment coordinator went over insurance and cost with us before we had our work done. Great experience and very happy to have a dentist to see regularly! We appreciated not having a big bill put in front of us at the end without any knowledge of what was going to take place.

Amy F. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am so happy I found Dr. Pana to be my kids orthodontist. I would highly recommend him! He is very knowledgeable, professional, caring, and always greets you with a gigantic smile! My first daughter went to him and now has perfectly straight teeth. My second daughter is now going there and is excited to see her teeth looking so nice. Soon my son will be going there as well. His staff is super friendly, office is clean and they are always on time for appointments. Dr. Pana is the best! Update: Daughter #2 just got her braces off and she is the happiest girl in the world! Her smile is perfect! Thank you Dr. Pana for taking excellent care of her teeth! Your office is such a welcoming place and your staff is super sweet. My son will see you very soon for the start of his ortho work! Thanks again!!!

Julie Ramirez (Source: Google)


We Love Pana Orthodontics; everyone is fantastic. Jess does an excellent job making my daughter feel comfortable when she goes in for treatment, and Morgan is a delight to work with when it comes to the paperwork so glad we went with Pana Orthodontics for my daughter’s braces treatment. Dr. Pana and his team are awesome!

Liz R. (Source: Google)


Oh my goodness!!! I wish I could rate a million stars!! Dr. Pana is a miracle worker. My teeth were so crooked and over crowded and just a big fat mess. With an estimated date of 30 months of braces, he was able to get my teeth near perfect….considering what they were before in 2 yrs and 3 months. I will recommend him for everyone who needs orthodontic care. Its very difficult not to smile from ear to ear!! Thank you Dr. Pana and the entire SC Ortho team!!!

Diala H. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Extremely happy with Dr. Marc Pana. We had seen few orthodontist before seeing Dr. Pana and we have asked around and Dr. Pana came highly recommended by numerous people. My daughter felt very comfortable and at ease with him. The staff is so friendly and helpful and they are so reasonably priced. My daughter’s case was a hard one and we wanted the best and most experienced doctor working on her. Dr. Pana expertise in facial esthetics sets him apart from other orthodontist. He was able to improve my daughter’s profile and fix her bite. He  did an amazing job on her teeth. The transformation is beyond what we had expected. The process was easy and Dr. Pana guided us trough every step of the way. If you are looking for the top orthodontist in Orange County look no further than Dr. Pana.

Dawn Q. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


My kids have been coming to see South coast Orthodontics for quite a few years. At least over 6 years. My kids have wonderful straight teeth and this has been a very good experience overall. All three kids have come here and I have recommended other parents and their kids as well. Dr. Pana has been so kind with the kids even when nervous about braces being put on. Also, the staff is very nice and the office is very clean and modern.

Alise H. from Tampa, FL (Source: Yelp)


We are so glad we found South Coast Orthodontist in Aliso Viejo, so close to home. Dr. Mark Pana is doing an amazing job on the kids’ teeth. They go to their appointment with no hesitations. They enjoy chitchatting with Dr. Pana. This office is so welcoming and clean, and the prices are SO competitive. I’m so content being a South Coast orthodontics patient and I strongly recommend them.

Alfredo M. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


We love this clinic!!! Its very clean from the entramce all the way inside. People are very nice, very professional, always welcoming, they will even call you the day prior to your appointment. Treatment plan is realistic and achievable. Dr Pana is not an ordinary dentist, he is also a Cranio facial surgeon, he is a topnotch. I will continue to recommend this place to anybody. you will never be sorry. This place will make other clinic shameful.

Nicole M. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


I went here and got braces when I was 12 and it was great. Great doctors. Great staff. Just perfect. It was very convent just on top of the new nectar shop in town center and they helped me have the straight teeth I have today:)i went to other orthodontics in Aliso Veijo  and none were as clean, nice, or smart. This one orthodontist said that the had to ripe out my 2 front teeth to get straight teeth glad I didn’t choose him. All in all very happy with my choice to go here:)

George W. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Pana, My son and I are very thankful to you and your staff for doing a great job and making it easy for him to go through the process. You put a big smile on his face. He is extremely happy with the results and we are glad we chose your clinic after a long search. We wish you the best and we will definitely recommend you to our friends. Cheers George W.

Diane D. from Laguna Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


The Davani Family LOVES Dr. Pana and South Coast Orthodontics! After interviewing other local orthodontists, I felt completely overwhelmed with the treatments and cost they were proposing. Then we found out about Dr. Pana. BEST.DAY.EVER. We scheduled and consult and Dr. Pana reviewed our daughter’s case. He immediately put me at ease and assured me her treatment could be done easily, timely, and at a lesser cost. Everything he said was true. After just a few months, Katie is out of her Phase I treatment, has a BEAUTIFUL smile (we’re already getting compliments) and it was 100 times easier than we ever expected. Dr. Pana is the only orthodontist around, who also holds a Masters Degree in Craniofacial Biology, so his treatment plans don’t ONLY include getting the teeth straight. He’s very conscious of the overall effect/aesthetics of the face and its profile, which is so important and often missed by other doctors. In fact, while I’ve been in Dr. Pana’s office, local dental professionals in the industry were there with THEIR kids. Another indication that he’s the best there is. There’s also threads with comments galore on the Residents of Aliso Viejo FB page with countless rave reviews. AV also loves South Coast Orthodontics! Don’t even THINK about proceeding with any other doctor before meeting Dr. Pana. I’ve had countless people approach me, talk, and express their regret that they’d chosen someone else. Our family thanks you, Dr. Pana. We were BLESSED the day we found you for our daughter’s orthodontia!!!

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


Took my Niece to Dr. Pana for a phase 1 consult. Had the best experience there, the price was very affordable.. Dr. Pana has a wonderful staff and and home environment feel to it. I knew that he was the right orthodontist for her. Loved the way they show how much you mean to them not only as a patient but as a family member. Can’t wait to go back for the second phase of her orthodontic treatment. Thanks South Coast Orthodontics

Kimberly M. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


I went to see Dr. Pana after I saw a few orthodontists.  All the other orthodontists said that my daughter needed extractions.  After seeing Dr. Pana he let me know that extractions would harm the profile of my child.  WOW! No other orthodontist even talked about that.  I’m extremely happy with the results and recommend Dr. Pana to whomever is looking for a great orthodontist.  Thank you again.

Grace L. from Orange County, CA (Source: Yelp)


My 6yr old son met with Dr.Pana today! How did I find him? 2 of my friends kids come here and they only said great things about him. I also saw my Yelp Friends, & from Facebook referrals too! My son’s previous dentist referred him to orthodontist because of overcrowding teeth. So this he is our second orthodontist consult. Compared to the previous orthodontist we saw, I could truly say Dr.Pana does a very through assessment. He is honest, caring, and most of all he made my son comfortable and surprisingly my son cooperated with him!!! Amazing! My son has special needs, and he was able to explain to make Ace feel part of the plan as well. For example, after Dr. Pana took x-rays of my son, Dr. Pana had him look at the x ray with him, which speaks volumes to me because even though my kid is only 6yrs old with special needs, Dr.Pana made my son feel important and valued. As a parent with many concerns, he listens to my concerns and explains things well. I feel comfortable to move forward with his assessment and stay with Dr.Pana. There are other medical issues he wants me to follow up with my son and provided references because of the x-rays that were taken today. I know that my son is in great care because of his through assessment. At this time, my son is too young to get the expanders. Most likely he will need them but Dr.Pena wants to wait and just follow up with Ace in 6months. Sounds like a very reasonable plan to me… When we came to our appt, my son also felt so welcome, they have a chalk board where they wrote his name and welcomed him too! Individualized care is what you will get here… His waiting area also has IPADs that kids can play with (just ask for the password). They also have coffee, cookies, and water. Front office staff was very kind! Friendly, welcoming, and very pleasant…Dr.Pana is very knowledgeable and dedicated in his practice! These type of doctors are a true gem! I highly recommend Dr.Pana.

Lana K. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


We just finished the 1st phase of braces for my 9 year old, and Dr. Pana and his team were amazing. Always welcoming, with positive attitude and happy smiles ladies at the reception. Super patient Alison who helped my daughter so much when she was scared to try on the rings for her retainer. Dr. Pana himself is very caring, calm, experienced, knowledgeable and professional. The entire team offers tons of great ways to make this not always easy and pleasant experience into something fun and exciting – ice cream social, contests, find a panda, spin a wheel, win a gift card or prize!
Thanks a lot for all your hard work and a wonderful experience  my little one had! Now her smile is not only beautiful but more confident 😀


We specialize in all aspects of orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. These include ceramic and metal brackets along with invisalign and clear correct. We also specialize in facial aesthetics with the philosophy of treating the face first and then the teeth. Each patient is unique and we customize each treatment plan to enhance facial aesthetics. South Coast Orthodontics is proud to have the experience and expertise of Dr. Marc Pana, making this orthodontic practice the best in town. Dr. Pana earned his Bachelor of Science in General Biology from the University of California, San Diego. From there, he went on to attend the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Being on the Dean's Honor List throughout dental school, Dr. Pana got accepted into the USC orthodontics residency program which is the most prestigious orthodontic residency program in the country. Dr. Pana has been practices orthodontics for over 10 years and specializes in children and adults. When I think of the word “smile”, I think of beauty and health. Your smile says a lot about you and the person you are. It’s communicating without saying a word. A beautiful and a healthy smile can give a person the confidence they need to feel good about themselves. Research actually shows that smiling is good for your health. Even if you don’t feel like smiling, making yourself smile will release chemicals in your body that are healthy for you. When I was a teenager, my lower jaw started to grow abnormally and I needed jaw surgery. However, I couldn’t get the surgery until I was 21 years old. I also needed to get braces before the surgery. When I was 20 years old, I had my braces put on. That was my first experience in the orthodontic field. I really enjoyed going to the orthodontist and when I was done with my treatment, I knew that I wanted to be an orthodontist. I wanted to change lives and make people feel good about themselves and their smiles. What I enjoy the most about orthodontics are a couple of things. First, I get to meet great people every day. We see our young patients grow up and see them develop into young adults. I also love the facial changes that occur during orthodontic treatment. Some changes are very subtle but some are significant and life changing. At Pana Orthodontics, we do things a bit differently. My philosophy is to treat the face first and then treat the teeth. Facial aesthetics is a key component of my practice. I just don’t want to create beautiful smiles, I also want to create beautiful faces. My favorite thing to do on my free time, is to exercise and be with my family.