Michael Lyons Orthodontics
Michael Lyons, DDS, MS:
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Michael Lyons Orthodontics
Michael S. Lyons, DDS (Orthodontist)

Placentia, CA













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


Clear aligners


Comprehensive orthodontics

Space maintainers

Palatal expanders


Interceptive orthodontics


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Kathleen R. from Yorba Linda, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lyons has been our trusted adviser for our son’s treatments for several years.  My son’s baby teeth were very crowded and Dr. Lyons gently moved them early on so that by the time his “big” teeth came in, only minor adjustments were needed. This avoided the requirement to pull several teeth to make room (like I had to do when I was little.) In addition, Dr. Lyons and his staff are warm and friendly. It must be a great place to work because they have very little turnover. This is in contrast to the experience we had with a different orthodontist we went to for my daughter ten years ago. It felt like a training facility for new dental assistants.  I highly recommend Dr. Lyons and his team for a wonderful environment, good value, wise counsel, and beautiful teeth!

Tamara Bean (Source: Google)


Dr. Lyons office is consistently quick to respond to any office visit needs. We had an emergency situation this week and we were immediately provided with an appointment. Our son is always cared for by the staff in a nurturing way. We walk away with a short time spent in the office, staff that is incredibly attentive and Dr. Lyons puts great care and detail into each situation. We have full trust in Dr. Lyons and his staff and we leave happy after every appointment.

E. W. from Fullerton, CA (Source: Yelp)


Great office. My daughter is currently a patient and my 2 older sons are former patients. My 2 sons have beautiful smiles and are always complimented how beautiful their teeth are. Dr Lyons is wonderful and so is the staff. Highly recommend this office.

Kaycee G. from Yorba Linda, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Lyons, is such a nice guy, and great at his job, the staff is so sweet, and so great at what they do! I would absolutely recommend this orthodontist, if you need braces. The first orthodontist I had a consultation with horrible told me my son needed head gear and that he would have them on for a few years, and that meant lots of $$$, Dr. Lyons told me they don’t even use head gear anymore and it would only take 18 months, I live their honesty and had to rant on how awesome they are!

Caitlin Wing (Source: Google)


In the midst of COVID the office does an excellent job making you feel safe. Everyone I have interacted with has been nothing but transparent, helpful and incredibly friendly. On the last visit, the woman had a difficult time putting in the last spacer, she went to get someone else to help and after several minutes Dr. Lyons noticed we were waiting and hopped in and did it himself. I was very impressed with that level of care.

Christine E. from Covina, CA (Source: Yelp)


I LOVE THIS PLACE!!! I have to say this now. If you’re looking for an orthodontist, looks elsewhere. If you’re looking for an incredible, caring, and exceptionally skilled orthodontist then stop looking and make and appointment here. The staff are truly amazing, they take kindness to another level. I’ve never had a single issue with this office whether it dealt with insurance, finances, or making appointments. I can’t stress enough just how flawless and smooth everything went. We stuck according to schedule, the staff always knew what they were doing, and I was in and out in no time. Dr. Lyon and his staff have perfected the art of orthodontics. The best part is that I LOVE MY SMILE SOOOO MUCH. I’ve always been self conscious about my teeth and would shy away from smiling too often. Now I take many more opportunities to show off my pearly whites. Please do yourself a favor and make an appointment here, you won’t regret it. P.s. this place always smells amazing and is fully stocked with water and coffee. It even has a small corner for the younger children to play in! They also have a really cool rewards system. Please. Go. Make. An. Appointment. I just want you to enjoy the road to perfect teeth as much as I did and at a facility that actually cares A LOT about you. It’s fantastic.

Andy C. from Corona, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr Lyons for my orthodontic needs since jr high / high school. His services are premium with genuine care and attention to detail.  He and his team want the best outcome and will not settle for anything less. The staff is so wonderful and treats you like family. The office is very clean and modern, with cool areas for kids to play.  They also have some really cool technology that I haven’t seen at any other office.  I just was seen today to get a new night guard and I am always greeted with a smile and positive experience.  If you or your family needs anything done by an ortho, Dr. Lyons should be your first choice (and you won’t want to look anywhere else).  Thank you Dr. Lyons and staff for all that you do!

Karen Egan (Source: Google)


Dr. Lyons and his team are amazing. The team is responsive, available and friendly. Dr Lyons is great an loves his patients. Prices are amazing and consistent. Not ready yet to need braces but know it’s coming, go do a consultation now. It is free and they will help you figure out payments and plan for the costs. AMAZING

Jennifer Franklin (Source: Google)


Dr. Lyon’s orthodontics practice is second to none. His friendly staff and technicians are professional, efficient, caring, and genuine! Dr. Lyons is relatable and professional and his treatment coordinator, Michelle, is warm, friendly, knowledgable and highly experienced with treatment and payment options. So far 5 of my 6 kids have had their smiles transformed by Dr. Lyons!

Phil C. from Yorba Linda, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have twins who both needed braces, and I was (thankfully) referred to Dr. Lyons. The office is top notch, super clean and has all the latest high tech gadgets and technology. The staff can’t be anymore pleasant and accommodating! I really don’t mind coming here and waiting in the comfortable waiting room

Mary M. from Orange, CA (Source: Yelp)


I couldn’t be happier, just got my braces off and my teeth look fabulous. When I first went in I was worried I would be the only older person getting braces, but the staff made me feel so comfortable. Everyone who works there is very friendly and knows what they are doing. If you are over 50, it’s not too late to get that perfect smile. Young, old or in between, I highly recommend Dr. Lyons if you are looking to get braces on your teeth. You won’t be disappointed (((Smile)))

Brent Santos (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Lyons for over 15 years now. I had braces as a kid, didn’t wear my retainer and got them again as a young adult. Leaving this review because I broke my built in retainer last night. Not a big deal except I leave for Asia tomorrow! They got me in same day to get it fixed. His wonderful staff always knows who I am without even looking up my file. I was shocked to see anything other than 5 stars when I googled him for the number. I’m sure he isn’t the cheapest but he is the best! Do you drive the cheapest car you could find? No, and this is your mouth! I wouldn’t trust anyone else. Thanks again to the best team in ortho!

Sam K. from Anaheim Resort, Anaheim, CA (Source: Yelp)


I got braces done with another dentist, and he wasn’t really attentive. He let small problems get bigger, and many times had his secretary diagnose my problems. My gut told me to walk, and I started making calls. One office recommended Dr. Lyons, and he was able to squeeze me in for a consultation. Dr. Lyons solved all my problems that day, while the original dentist took 6-7 months to create the problem in the first place, to then say the exact same thing Dr. Lyons said on Day 1. Dr. Lyons is great, and I wish I came here first. I wasn’t even asked to write this review by him!

Beverly Q. from Fullerton, CA (Source: Yelp)


My daughter has been going here for a couple of years. The staff are great and very helpful. Dr Lyons is very knowledgeable, professional, friendly, helpful, patient and flexible. My daughter travels internationally throughout the year and only pops into town on quick, occasional visits. The staff and Dr Lyons are very helpful and flexible in order to get her in for an appointment on short notice. Dr Lyons has gone out of his way to accommodate her unusual schedule and situation. He has always figured out a way to make it work, rather than saying it can’t be done and he does so cheerfully. We really appreciate the amazing service here and my daughter is very happy with the changes that Dr Lyons has been able to make with her teeth.

Brooke S. from Placentia, CA (Source: Yelp)


We love love love Dr Lyons and his entire staff!!! We are originally from NY and I was so worried I wouldn’t find an orthodontist, like mine, out here in CA….but we did and I couldn’t be happier! Wether it’s for yourself or your children, do yourself and favor and check out Dr Lyons!!

Teresa Y. from Placentia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Every time we leave Dr Lyons office we leave with a smile because their office staff is the friendliest ever ! We look forward to each visit just so we can catch up! They are always on time and the office is so clean. When ever someone asks for a great orthodontist in the area I will always recommend this office .

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


I just had my 3rd child evaluated for Ortho – and still a satisfied parent.  My two older kids (now young adults) & my adult nephew were previous patients . I’ve known & worked with this office since 1999 & is the only Ortho office in Orange County I would 110% recommend. If your appointment is @ 3:00 you are seen at. 3:00, no waiting a long, unnecessary time, the office is always clean & neat, staff is friendly & always happy. Dr. Lyons is honest about the treatment & prices are fair & with the market.  Dr. Lyons & Staff are still #1 in my book !

Alice P. from Orange, CA (Source: Yelp)


My son’s teeth were a mess even at age 7.  His mouth was too small for his teeth, and he had an over-jet (aka overbite).   Dr. Lyons recommended a course of orthodontia that would allow ALL his teeth to come in, be straight, and require NO surgery nor pulling of even a single tooth.   After 6 years, my son’s teeth are gorgeous, his jaw-line is beautiful, and his bite is perfect.  Dr. Lyon’s is a magician!

Cindy Kambak (Source: Google)


As always, Dr. Lyons’ staff greeted me warmly as I entered the well appointed and beautiful office. The entire staff clearly cares about your health as they keep their office spotless. They are very accommodating of your schedule. Dr. Lyons is always professional, timely, friendly, engaging, and clearly has excellent skills. My large family visits a lot of doctors. Dr. Lyons is the friendliest and most personable doctor we have ever been to. He makes you feel comfortable about your treatment plan, and you know immediately that you are in great hands. In addition, Dr. Lyons has many wonderful incentives to encourage young people to follow their treatment protocol to ensure excellent results in a timely manner. Truly, he thinks of every aspect of successful treatment. I recommend Dr. Lyons without hesitation!

Jennifer G. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lyons is absolutely amazing. Both my brother and I have now been twice: once as a teenager and once as an adult (should have kept up with those retainers lol). The first time we did regular braces and this time we did Invisalign. He is so helpful either way you go and his entire office is fantastic as well which is so hard to find. If you or your kids need braces or anything dealing with orthodontia, he is 100% the guy you should go too. So happy to have him! Now I just need him to stay working till my kids are ready!!!

Robin B. from Fullerton, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m on my second teen getting braces with this doctor. The orthodontic care is top notch and the customer service is the best. Customer service is very important to me and this office makes the grade every time. They have a little coffee bar and offer water bottles for the kid and parents. The pricing is competitive and my kids are always happy to come here! Highly recommend!

Elizabeth J. from Whittier, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m 43 and back to Dr. Lyons because I stopped wearing my retainer when I turned 30. Things were getting crowded and my bottom teeth were starting to get crazy. This time around instead of full braces, it’s Invisalign. 14 weeks instead of 28 if I use the propel device for just 5 minutes a day? Yes, please. It’s so easy, and I really only had any pain for the first two sets. Not only does the propel device cut the Invisalign time IN HALF, it allegedly decreases pain of new trays. I love these Invisalign, they seriously couldn’t be any easier. I also love Dr. Lyons office, he and his staff are the best!

Summer Frey (Source: Google)


Dr. Lyon and his staff are seriously the best! They are personable and professional. Since COVID 19, they have taken every precaution to allow for people to feel safe and comfortable inside the office and during each visit. My daughters feel more comfortable with Dr. Lyons than with any other medical professional. We would not go anywhere else for our orthodontic care!

Lina Paredes (Source: Google)


I went in for a consultation for Invisalign/braces. Dr. Lyons and his staff were outstanding. He spent about 45 minutes explaining all the different options I had for fixing my teeth and there were many more than I could have imagined. And the price points varied a lot too which was really helpful because cost is an issue.

Madeline H. from Yorba Linda, CA (Source: Yelp)


Literally the best orthodontist in the area!! Super kid friendly and the office is always really clean. I’ve been coming to Dr. Lyons for over 10 years and my experience has never been anything less than amazing! Dr. Lyons and his team are always welcoming and they make it a point to keep up with how you’ve been even 7 years after getting braces off. I still get compliments on how amazing my teeth look and anytime I need a retainer fix, Dr. Lyons is always available to touch up anything that needs fixing. Overall, I love Dr. Lyons and all the staff members! Definitely recommend!!

Cyndi H. from Yorba Linda, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lyons and his staff need to be recognized for their utmost consideration to detail. From the coffee, waters, video games to their exceptional professionalism and kindness at the front desk to their expertise in the back no detail has been over looked! The serene atmosphere creates an emotional calm when dentistry can at times be overwhelming. I personally have recommended the to several of my friends who concur. They are especially cognizant of children with anxiety and emotional issues. Never do they show exasperation. Calm to the end. Michele the treatment coordinator is thorough and concise. There is no pressure here. With all of the options offered you feel comfortable making an educated plan. Most importantly is their adherence to quality standards and infection control. Did you know Hep B can live on any surface for up to week and at times longer? All caregivers wear gloves, masks, and eyewear. They don’t catch anything from us and we don’t catch anything from them. All surfaces are cleaned with fast acting germicide between each patient and never is a gloved hand placed in a drawer after it’s been in someone’s mouth! I experienced dental assistants reaching into drawers after being in a patients mouths at a different office. Even after I told the busy Orthodontist about this– nothing ever changed. As an adult my teeth were shifting on the bottom. Dr Lyons introduced me to a new product that he is offering which are Lab made internal braces. They fit on the inside of my teeth and straightened them in just 3 months. I loved this treatment as I knew that I would probably forget to wear an Ivisalign. I can only say positive things about this Dr. and his staff and I hope that if your looking for a great orthodontist– one that you can trust you will call him for a consultation. Save yourself from agony a consultation never means that you are committed. I like this!

S. C. from Fullerton, CA (Source: Yelp)


BEST orthodontist EVER! My child recently needed braces. I went elsewhere for a consult before being directed to Dr. Lyon’s office. Other orthodontist told us both of my children needed braces, expander and head gear. I brought my children to Dr. Lyons who was A. AMAZING B. has an outstanding staff C. has a clean and fun office D. Just good people all the way around Dr. Lyons looked at both kids and told me only 1 needed braces for overcrowding. Headgear, well that isn’t a “thing” anymore or not his style. This made my son very happy! I am even happier saving the extra $$$$. 😉 He is very knowledgable and is great with kids. Even though the office doesn’t treat my other child, they are always so nice to BOTH of my kids. Dr. Lyons has a 3D printer too which impressed my kids. No more yucky stuff in your mouth to make a mold of your teeth. Other places took a mold and my kid almost choked. Dr. Lyons is just a “good guy”, no nonsense in this office. Not trying to make a buck off of you. We had our consult with his wife on day one and I just love her too! I am so happy that we found this office. The pricing for the braces was a bit less than around town. I am sure he can keep his prices a bit lower because of how much business he gets for just being awesome. They honestly feel more like family to us now. You will not be disappointed by coming to see Dr. Lyons or his staff!

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


Found Dr. Lyons through a friend and knew as soon as I met him that I had found the right doctor to help me with my smile.  I had met with others but Dr. Lyons was the only who gave me more than one option.  I was dealing with pretty severe crowding and he said it would probably take the entire 24 months to correct.  If I was lucky I would be looking at 18.  After a newer, unconventional treatment plan I’m happy to say that my braces should be off at around the 15 month mark.  Very happy with my choice.  He and his staff are happy to answer all questions and I trust what they tell me.  He didn’t sugar-coat what my experience would be and even though it was painful I would make the same choice because he was (of course) right about the end result.

Anonymous (Source: Google)


I am so glad that I started my Invisalign process with Dr. Lyons. He and his staff are the best. They are friendly, courteous, and attentive to all their clients. Dr. Lyons is a true professional and friendly. His knowledge and expertise are evident from the way he approaches my Ortho needs. I have full confidence in him and his staff.

Selena Hernandez (Source: Google)


I go to this orthodontist and whenever I go all the staff is always kind Amanda friendly. I’m glad I get to go to Dr.Lyons because he’s a really good orthodontist and he helps me get straight teeth and he always reminds me to put my rubber bands on. Thanks Dr. Lyons

Danny J. from Placentia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lyons and his staff are kind, professional, and incredibly talented at what they do. I was nervous getting braces in middle school but the experience was far better than I could have imagined. The facilities are well kept, the service is efficient, and communication that Dr. Lyons demonstrated was exceptional. The transformation to my teeth has been life changing. That may sound hyperbolic, but what started as a gnarly overgrown mess became a source of confidence and compliments ever since. Even following my braces journey, Dr. Lyons helped me with my retainer issues and remembered me even after all that time. Dr. Lyons is a fantastic choice for your own orthodontic needs.

Logan T. from Yorba Linda, CA (Source: Yelp)


This place is the best for getting your teeth straight! The staff is very nice and helpful. They give you basically everything you could ask for at a Orthodontic office. I suggest, if you need your teeth to be straightened, go to Michael S Lyons, DDS, MS.

Selena H. from Placentia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Whenever I go to this orthodontist there is never a long wait. All the staff is very friendly and helpful. Dr.Lyons helps me to get my teeth straight and always reminds me to wear rubber bands. I’m glad I get to go to this orthodontist! Thanks Dr. Lyons

Tina F. from Placentia, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming to Dr. Lyons for over 8 years and my experience has been amazing! Dr. Lyons and his staff are always friendly and they make it a point to keep up with how you’ve been. My daughter’s teeth look amazing! And my son will be getting his braces off in about 6 six weeks. I can’t wait to see what his smile will be! If in a bind and need fixing, Dr. Lyons is always available to touch up anything that needs fixing. Overall, I love Dr. Lyons and all the staff members! Highly recommend!!

Jon T. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Lyons is a true master of his profession. I got the 2 step invisalign braces and I could not be happier. From start to finish Dr. Lyons and his staff were amazing. I highly recommend going in and getting your grill fixed asap. Great job 5 Star Service


Dr. Michael S. Lyons and our orthodontic team offer leading-edge care, tailored to you. Our practice combines advanced technology and techniques with truly personalized care. You'll finish with a radiant smile you love, one that lasts a lifetime! Dr. Michael S. Lyons and our orthodontic team offer leading-edge care, tailored to you. Our practice combines advanced technology and techniques with truly personalized care. You'll finish with a radiant smile you love, one that lasts a lifetime! In addition to clear and metal braces for all ages, we offer: Invisalign® clear aligners PROPEL Orthodontics accelerated treatment InBrace System lingual braces Empower® self-ligating and clear brackets Forsus™ appliances iTero® Digital Impression System The first step to a new smile is a complimentary consultation with Dr. Lyons. Contact our Placentia, CA orthodontic office, serving Yorba Linda, Fullerton, and surrounding communities! After more than two decades of creating smiles, I have seen “my kids” grow up, graduate, start careers, start families, and now I’m starting to care for the kids of my kids! I am honored to hold this role in our community, knowing that many of the beautiful smiles I see in yearbooks and wedding photos were created here in my practice. When I first opened my professional doors, I asked a successful, well-respected local dentist how he’d achieved his stellar reputation. He told me that so long as I cared for each patient as if they were my child or my relative, everything else would work out. I embrace this philosophy to this day. During the time I’ve been practicing I’ve seen trends, gizmos, and devices being marketed, all claiming to make treatment better, easier, or faster. In the end, it’s all about the treatment experience and the strength of the results. Therefore, I emphasize using proven, advanced techniques and technology, rather than the latest gadget. My patients deserve a lifetime of beautifully healthy and radiant smiles! Choosing to become an orthodontist made sense to me, as it combines art, science, and personal connections. Oral healthcare appealed to me at a young age and I had a great relationship with my own dentist. I knew I wanted a profession that allowed me to positively change people’s lives, the time needed to truly get to know people on a personal level, and to work with kids. Orthodontic offices have a well-deserved reputation for being fun and energetic because of our patients and their families. I started practicing in 1994, returning to my hometown of Placentia, and love that my days are filled with smiles!