Mogavero Orthodontics
Frank Mogavero, DDS, MS:
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Mogavero Orthodontics
Frank J. Mogavero, DDS, MS (Orthodontist)

San Clemente, 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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Dave S. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. M and his staff are true professionals! Clearly the staff+Dr. Mogavero enjoy their job! Just going inside their office tells you they love it! -The ski-snowboard themed office makes you feel cozy and at home! It’s great fun to play around in the Wii Cave that have lots of cool games for the kids! -Parents can get some coffee and some cookies! Nothing like some hot coffee and cookies freshly made in the morning! -There’s a Rewards Program for the kids! Once they start their process to a beautiful smile, they will give your child a Rewards card. Whenever you go to the office to get things done, hand your card over to the staff and they’ll give you points. They’ll notify how many you’ve got so you can keep in check! Once you earn enough points, you can redeem them on their website for fun gift cards! -They give out t-shirts that are complimentary! Wear them to each appointment and get some extra points! -When you get your braces, they give you a free gift bag full of soft foods for your teeth, along with things like a toothbrush, a mirror to view the backs of your teeth with, wax to cover poking wires, gum picks, and dental floss. -Easy payment program; interest free! -They text or call you at your number a day previous to your appointment, telling the day and time. So if you forgot your next appointment, no need to fear! Dr. M and his staff make getting braces so great, you’ll look forward to your next appointment!

Cheryl W. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


Our family loves Dr. Mogavero! He and his entire staff are friendly, professional, knowledgeable and kind. My daughter Ariana is near completion of her Phase 2 treatment, and her smile is already amazing. My son Michael is in Phase 1, and I can already see such a difference in his smile. Every step of the way, Dr. Mogavero takes time to consult with us about their treatment and progress. I speak with him after every office visit. We really feel like part of the family when we walk into the office. It’s very child-friendly, equipped with toys, video games, freshly baked cookies, water and coffee. The decor makes you feel like you’ve arrived at a Mammoth ski lodge, there’s even a real lift chair in the waiting room. Dr. Mogavero is also a strong supporter of local schools – he has cheerfully donated thousands of dollars as a sponsor for school events. Don’t hesitate for a moment – I recommend you choose Dr. Mogavero if you want a beautiful smile and first class treatment.

Shelley B. from Dana Point, CA (Source: Yelp)


Our family loves Dr. Mogavero’s expertise!   It has been 10 years–and still to this day–my daughter gets complements on her smile!!  My friends ask who did her braces, because her smile is so beautiful! He really does great work !!  He also has a fabulous office for kids–he definitely wants to make it a fun experience for them with all of his Action Sports Decor, Raffles, Games, etc..  He’s the Best !!

Staci S. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Mogavero is an excellent orthodontist.  His office setting is fun for the kids.  The staff is knowledgeable and personable.  Dr. Mogavero really connects with the kids and you get the best treatment there.  You don’t get sold into services you don’t need. He is really someone you can trust!  I wouldn’t send my kids anywhere else.

Catrina C. from Capistrano Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


We discovered Dr. Mogavero shortly after he opened his San Clemente office, and he treated our two daughters. Dr. Mogavero and his staff are competent and caring, in a creatively fun atmosphere complete with giant screened tv’s set within a skateboarding/snowboarding theme. They run their office like clockwork: professional and on-time, and the treatment has been amazing, our daughters’ smiles are beautiful. When it came time for us to consider orthodontics for our son, our dentist sent us for a referral to their partner, and from there we decided to get several treatment and price comparisons from other orthodontists. We couldn’t believe the disparity in treatment options and prices quoted, from required surgical treatments to extractions…the differences were unbelievable. Of course, walking back into Dr. Mogavero’s office, there was no question. We had visited the top orthodontists in our area and they all paled in comparison when considering treatment plan and outcome, cost, facility, location, and honestly his amazing staff puts him over the top. He also explained that many dentists legally practice orthodontics with a limited amount of schooling, but who are not board-certified through the American Association of Orthodontics–which we didn’t know. With our experience as a guide, look no further than Dr. Mogavero for your orthodontic needs. You’ll be in good hands with his attentive, professional and capable care.

Jan M. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t say enough about Dr. Mogavero, his staff and his practice.  The entire team has made all of us feel very welcome.  Two of my kids are 1/2 way through their treatments and things are coming along great. Most importantly, my kids enjoy going to Dr. Mogavero.

Michael F. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Mogavero is a true professional. His work is exceptional and he makes patients and their family comfortable. In a world of rushed medical care, Dr. Mogavero manages to spend quality time with patients, explaining the process and getting to know his patients. His staff is kind and professional as well. Our 2 sons are patients and we always refer friends whenever we can. Dr. Mogavero also makes meaningful contributions to the communities he serves, supporting local schools and athletes…. If I could add more stars…I would….we are super happy with Mogavero Orthodontics!

Vera B. from Dana Point, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Mogavero is an incredible doctor! I know him for 13 years. He took care of my three sons; and I have to say he did an amazing job fixing their teeth! My boys love going to his office! There is so much fun out there! The snowboarding décor is truly phenomenal! There is a room to study with a computer access and a desk. But you rarely have to wait. The administration and office staff is a group of outstanding professionals that stayed with Dr. Mogavero for years, making sure of the highest standards of care. Everyone is caring, kind and friendly. But what most important is my boys have a beautiful smile that Dr. Mogavero and his wonderful staff created! Thank you all for being there for us!

Gina F. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am very pleased with Dr. Mogavero and his staff.  They are professional, knowledgeable, and very personable. Our appts. Have always been on time. I would definitely recommend Dr. Mogavero to my family and friends.  He is also very supportive to our local school.

Tammy P. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Mogavero and his staff are professional and consistently accommodating. From scheduling appointments around busy schedules to lost retainers and broken wires, someone is always available to assist us. Three of my children completed their treatment and their teeth look great! My fourth is just starting treatment and she likes the fun environment and the ease of each appointment. You never have to wait and you can sit with your child while they are getting treatment. The friendly staff and easy atmosphere has made this a great experience. Thank you Dr. Mogavero and staff!

Kari Farrell (Source: Google)


The best orthodontist. The staff is so friendly and the whole office runs so smoothly. Dr. Mogavero is so great with my son and always explains everything to us so we always know what is going on. Great, and clean office. No complaints at all! Highly recommend

Michelle M. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


Over the last few years, my two children have been patients of Dr. Frank Mogavero.  We have been truly happy with the not only the outcome of the treatment, but also with the warm and caring staff  in the office.  Dr. Mogavero always made us feel important and well treated.  I wish all offices were as fun, friendly and consistent as this office.
Thanks Again!

Aubri Bristow (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Frank Mogavero and his staff are very professional and fun! We love our experience every time we are there! And on top of all of the friendly and professional service, you feel like you are sitting in the mammoth mountain ski lift…So Awesome! Great experience all around���

Corrie B. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Mogavero and his staff are amazing. I don’t think there could be a better orthodontist out there for both kids and adults. My son, Connor, is in phase one of his orthodontia and couldn’t have had a better experience. I’ve almost completed my Invisalign and couldn’t be happier with the results. They truly are an incredible group. Thank you!

Jenn B. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Mogavero & Invisilign program worked amazingly well for me!!  My teeth were very crooked and crowded especially on lower teeth.  Dr M’s attention for detail, and passion for positive outcome was well received.  His friendly staff were exceptionally  knowledgeable & proficient during the entire process.  The organization of the front office was super helpful in arranging the insurance billing & finances as well.  Thanks, Dale Baker

D. M. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend Dr. Mogavero and his staff for any and all orthodontic care. The staff are extrememly friendly, professional and they do great work. My daughter needed braces and was a bit nervous about the whole process. He and his staff put her at ease and really make the process fun. He offers a really neat rewards program that keep the kids engaged and excited about what’s going on in their mouth. There are always refreshments and video games….major plus! They offer early morning appointments as well so she doesn’t miss school. Thanks to Dr. Mogavero and his staff for a cool experience…we will be bringing in our son soon!

Mark B. from Oceanside, San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


We previously used another children’s dentist in San Clemente. When our son was recommended for braces we shopped around. Dr. Mongavero’s office was highly recommended. He has offices in 3 separate locations, San Clemente, Mammoth and San Juan Capistrano. They always ensure the kids have a note for school and keep conversation. They greet your children by name and always remember them. It feels like my dentist as a kid who saw me my whole childhood from a small town. They really do excellent work at great prices and will even offer Military discounts and accept TRICARE and payment plans.

Deborah H. from Lake Forest, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Mogavero’s office was recommended by my dentist after he suggested getting braces due to pressure on one tooth causing it to crack. Upon entering the office you can tell the people that work here care about their patients. Even though I’m an adult and got adult braces (Invisalign), I enjoyed the warm cookies, gaming room, ski lift chairs in the waiting area! All the people from the front reception desk to Dr. Mogavero are nice, caring people that feel like family.  Confirming appointments are a breeze and they work with you to get an appt time that works. If you want a good experience (adult, child or teen) get your braces here! Totally recommending Dr. Mogavero.

Carrie F. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Exceptional all around!!! Dr. Mogavero and his staff are genuinely caring and truly enjoy their job. The unique office decor has tons of games geared directly for kids and teens. There’s a plethora of coffee and even a fresh bake Otis Cookie oven for the parents. I wish I had this experience as a child vs. starring at a cheesy cat poster tacked to the ceiling. 🙂 AAA+++

McKenzie L. from San Clemente, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t say enough about Dr Mogavero and his staff.  They have been beyond patient, loving, and attentive to my son.  My son has a mild disability and they have gone above and beyond to comfort him (and not shame him when he broke his expander only 2 weeks after having it).  When I call, they get us into the office immediately.  It makes my eyes water when I watch how sweet they are and how proficient they are at making my sons experience as great as possible!

Cheryl W. from Mammoth Lakes, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Mogavero sees both my kids. In fact- most of my town goes to Dr Mogavero! My son had some major corrective issues that were fixed quickly. My daughter just got her braces off and her smile is beautiful! Dr Mogavero is professional, knowledgable  and he relates to the kids well. He has made having two in braces at once affordable (payment plans) and doable in our remote town.


Board-Certified Orthodontist Dr. Frank Mogavero and Team Provide Orthodontics for Children and Adults- We specialize in Early Treatment for Young Children, and are the only Premier Preferred Invisalign Provider in South Orange County. We are proud to provide custom fitted mouthguards for the Varsity, JV, and Freshman Football teams for San Clemente, J Serra, and Dana Hills High Schools! Dr. Mogavero earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering as well as his dental degree (D.D.S.) from UCLA, graduating with honors from both programs. For his full-time orthodontic specialty training, Dr. Mogavero chose Baylor College of Dentistry, in Dallas, Texas, one of the country’s leading and most progressive programs. A holder of two Master’s degrees, Dr. Mogavero was a leader in dental school, where he served as Class President for two years. Dr. Mogavero has co-authored a textbook chapter on orthognathic surgery and surgical orthodontics. He has served for five years as a clinical professor for post-doctorate residents in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Southern California. Dr. Mogavero is active in several professional organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the American Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA), and the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA). He has been selected as an expert witness in a number of orthodontic cases. Dr. Mogavero is also active in the community, and in youth sports. As a specialist, Dr. Frank Mogavero focuses his practice exclusively on the alignment of teeth and facial bones.