Newport Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry
Hedi Kermani, DDS:
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Newport Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry
Hedi T. Kermani, DDS (Orthodontist)
Newport Beach, 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: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Dee H. from La Mirada, CA (Source: Yelp)


I dedicate this story to Dr. Hedi  Kermani, As I sit here getting ready to write my review I wonder how would I title my review.  I guess I would title it shattered dreams and hope of triumph. Because this is exactly what happened to me and my son Marcos Hathaway. You see Marcos is adopted, he is a fetal alcohol child, been hospitalized 31 times, and oh so near death on several occasions.  All I have are the doctors to lean on, for my support and their knowledge of what is best for my son, who is now 16 years old. Marcos was 9 days old when he came to us as a foster child.  In and out of hospitals, worries, fears, me and my husband learning everyday something new, something that parents don’t want to have to learn about with a child. With fetal alcohol syndrome, there is retardation, bones that don’t grow right, respiratory problems, asthma, chocking problems, this kind of a child you have to be on guard with or any situation could be life threatening for our sweet Marcos. As Marcos entered his teens his mouth and teeth of course were the same as the rest of parts of his body. it was deforming, and there I stood watching this teen go back and forth to the mirror just looking at himself, I started to realize he was conscious of his appearance.  I had heard stories of how if he were to get braces he could get an infection that could go to his brain if one of the wires broke, so because of my own fears and all he had been through I just felt like he would look this way his whole life. well several years ago i did go to a dentist around the corner and they looked at me like I was nuts, I had all my medical records with me.  Oh no they told me, here is the name and number of someone who might be able to help me. Well that did it, if it was that bad and I got a reaction from a  dentist like that there’s no way I was moving forward. Well the situation got worse with his looking in the mirror, I myself was hurting for him.  He almost had a Down syndrome look and he wasn’t Down syndrome. As he stood once again looking in the mirror, I stood behind him and cried.  This was the 1st moment to help and change his life. at that moment i went to my purse and pulled out the name and number of Dr. Hedi Kermani.   I made that call, got the appointment and in we went.  I was so chocked up and scared for Markie, now what will he go through, is she going to also tell me there is no hope, and we can’t help you here, and then give me someone else’s card as the other dentist did.  I was ashamed of myself for not doing this long ago, but heart doctors, bone specialist, in home therapy, respiratory specialist, home school, always and I mean always sick.  you see Marcos biological mother had 12 children, Marcos was child # 11.  Child number 10 and 12 had passed away also because of the fetal alcohol syndrome. Well on with the visit.  I sat as Dr. Kermani evaluated Marcos, praying, and I mean praying that she could help him, and also to help me as his mother get through this.  I cried. Marcos was happy.  And when she said she could help him, I really cried.  Dr. Kermani took both Marcos and myself under her wing, and made both of us feel that it would be OK.  A long journey we were about to take.  Marcos was excited, and I was excited also, scared but really excited.  Her reassurance, her explaining in detail, her praising, her giving us the hope we needed and answering our prayers.  I had no idea how she was going to make this happen but she did. I would see children go in and the parents sit outside and I wondered to myself how on earth can they let that child go in to the dentist and not worry.   Well once you know Dr. Kermani and her kindness, a sincere kindness, that you know is from her heart, there is no more worries. I don’t have to go in anymore now either.  I have total confidence if I need to leave the room.  Dr. Kermani is an extraordinary person. with her own self confidence in what she does. I have known Dr. Kermani now for two years. She changed my child’s appearance and his life for ever.  He can’t wait to see her on his appointment day, and I can’t wait to see her either. We are thrilled she is in our life; we are thrilled that we listened to her every word, and did exactly as we were told. So to all you parents who are looking for someone to step in and help change your child’s life, this is the Dr. that can make your dreams come true and you will triumph as you had hoped. May the lord bless Dr. Kermani for her selfless act of kindness to all her patients and giving us the faith we need to move forward. She has been an inspiration to our Marcos, her talks of kindness to this child has been so rewarding. Hopefully in the near future she can post the before and after photos of Marcos.  Then you all will have a better understanding of why I feel the importance of this letter. With our love and respect and a new lease on life, The Hathaway family, Marcos, Dee, Jim, and Billy.

Caroline Goode (Source: Google)


My son and I had a very pleasant visit to Newport Orthodontics’s and Children’s Dentistry. We have visited this office twice and both experiences were delightful. The staff is very welcoming and the doctors made us feel at ease. Everyone in the office was extremely patient and worked very well with my son who is only 2 1/2 years old.

Carrie B. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


We were originally with a family dentist, but when my daughter got a cavity he told us to go to a children’s dentist so she wouldn’t hate him. Well, she loved this dentist so much we couldn’t go back to the family dentist at all.  The office is very clean and well laid out.  The staff are all very nice and talk to the kids, even mine who isn’t a talker- they talk to her until she does! I actually think they are too nice to one of the other moms who left the premises to run an errand and got back late.  Maybe it’s just because I couldn’t leave my kid getting tons of fillings done and be a half hour away.  On the other hand, I did appreciate that grace when I was 10 minutes late once.  They told me not to rush and get in an accident, that my safety was what was most important.  Their kindness changed and softened my heart a bit.  I was pretty upset at myself for leaving without taking traffic into account, and I think she could hear it in my voice.  Everyone messes up now and then, they haven’t, but if they do, you can be sure I’d give them some grace!

J. Karen (Source: Google)


OUTSTANDING OFFICE! AS GOOD AS IT GETS! Fantastic service, staff, and smiles! We have always had an awesome experience at the office and recommend the incredible Dr. Kermani to EVERYONE we know! Stunning practice with a very welcoming atmosphere. Office manager Johanna has always provided us with the best service and care possible! She knows what she’s doing! The staff are very friendly and you truly become part of the Newport Orthodontics family both while you are a patient there and long after your braces have been removed! BEST ORTHODONTICS AND PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY IN ALL OF NEWPORT!

Frank T. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kermani and staff are amazing!  Always caring, professional and great bedside manner.  The children get stickers, balloons, toothbrush  kits and toys, seriously? I felt like we were in Disneyland!  My children love to go to the dentist. Thank you Newport Orthodontics & Children’s  Dentistry for caring about my children’s dental needs!

Kimberly N. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


What an AMAZING first visit. Took my 2 & 3 year olds to the dentist today and they had a blast!!! They keep asking if they’re good, can they come back. How’s that for a rave review?? The staff are so friendly and really pay attention to your children. No pain. Very efficient. They play a movie during the cleaning so your little one is occupied. Everything was sanitized, huge office. With all the balloons and toys, they cannot wait for their next check up.

Haleh T. from Newport Coast, CA (Source: Yelp)


Both my children have received care for pediatric dentistry and orthodontics at the office of Newport Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry for over 10 years. I initially tried a few other offices but as a Mom who wants the best for her family, I am sooo glad I discovered this place. Their services & care are phenomenal. I myself have started  receiving orthodontic treatment under the care of Dr. Kermani.  I highly recommend this office to anyone looking for an incredibly knowledgeable, caring, attentive, and professional office. I have seen & experienced both the doctors and staff go way beyond the call to make their patients feel comfortable and well-cared for.  In summary, this office is a hidden jewel & I’m sure you will be just as impressed as I have  been!

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


I absolutely love Dr. Kermani and her entire staff. I have been taking both  my kids here since they needed teeth cleaning. The dentists are great with kids and they have tv/movies playing to keep kids occupied. They also provide them with stickers, cool prizes and sunglasses during the procedures. When it came time for ortho work up, we met with Dr. Kermani and she was delightful. My daughter was a huge finger sucker and it was causing big problems with her jaw and bite. She is in a special expander and it stopped the horrible habit that can cause many issues down the line. She’s never nervous to go in to the office and feels super comfortable with the staff. My son has an expander and braces. They give him a lot of color options for his bands, provide him with Tylenol after a tightening and he loves everyone as well. Joanna at the front has a very busy job. She gets stuff done and is always polite. We feel Dr. Kermani has been kind and a straight shooter when it comes to what is needed. We couldn’t be happier with our experiences over the last several years.

Jan B. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


OUTSTANDING OFFICE! AS GOOD AS IT GETS! Fantastic service, staff, and smiles!  We have always had an awesome experience at the office and recommend the incredible Dr. Kermani to EVERYONE we know! Stunning practice with a very welcoming atmosphere.  Office manager Johanna has always provided us with the best service and care possible!  She knows what she’s doing! The staff are very friendly and you truly become part of the Newport Orthodontics family both while you are a patient there and long after your braces have been removed! BEST ORTHODONTICS AND PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY IN ALL OF NEWPORT!

Mary J. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I both have finished Invisalign with Dr. Kermani and the results are great! We both are so happy with our straight teeth and smile. My young kids have been coming here for a few years to see Dr. Judy.  My kids are very shy.  The doctor and assistants are always able to make them comfortable by showing them everything and talking to them. They even took X-rays on my daughter last time and she is a gagger,  the assistant was so patient with her.  The kids can’t wait to come back each time and love coming here to the dentist! Our family has been so happy with this office!

C. D. from Newport Coast, Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


We absolutely love Dr. Kermani! My son just got his braces off after having them on for a little over a year. His teeth are perfect! Her bedside manner is the absolute best as is the rest of her staff. Her office is comfortable, super clean and decorated darling. My son has had the best experience visiting the dentist. He actually looks forward to going! Highly recommended! (In fact he is the one who suggested I give them this review, as he is such a fan.).

Lea Peruzzi (Source: Google)


My daughter had to have some cavities filled and I was concerned about how she would respond to this due to her age. Our experience was excellent- the dentists and assistants were all so nice and my daughter actually enjoyed it (?)!! She loved being able to watch tv during the procedure, the child-specific dental tools and, of course….the treasure box at the end. Great place for kids and easy for us parents!

C. P. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kermani is not only the best dentist or orthodontist I’ve had, she’s one of the best health-related doctors I’ve had. She is excellent, all the way around. First, Dr. Kermani is supremely competent–it’s clear that she knows her stuff. But, more importantly, she can easily explain to you what she knows and why she’s taking certain steps. And to be able to do this with everyone from young children to adults is a gift. Above all, Dr. Kermani truly cares about her patients. That was clear at every visit. I highly recommend her.

Brian K. (Source: Google)


Such a fantastic office! I have been bringing my kids here for the past 3 years and I have nothing but good things to say. Dr. Kermani is a world-class orthodontist who makes the experience so fun for my kids. Her kindness and gentleness puts them at ease to the point where they look forward to their next visit. Would absolutely recommend to all!

Anonymous (Source: Google)


We LOVE this office and all the doctors!!!!! Such an awesome practice! Your family will never again dread going to the dentist or orthodontist after a visit here! We recommend Newport Orthodontics and Children’s Dentistry to everyone we know! Best orthodontist and pediatric dentists in all of Orange County!!!

Eva A. from Orange, CA (Source: Yelp)


“People are not the best because they work hard. They work hard because they are the best”. By Bette Miller, Dr. Karmani and her staff come to mind every time I read this quote. Dr. Hedi Karmani and her staff is the best! Know that our family appreciates you. Our family knows Dr. Karmani for over 6 years and she has always been a consistent and exceptional doctor.  From the minute we walk into the office the office, we feel secure. At the front desk, Johanna has always been professional and ready to help. Johanna is one of the most efficient people I have met.  She multitask and does not skip a beat. She manages to get my children into the office in a short notice.  I’m always impressed how she manages to take care of every patient and be so polite even when the office is swamped. She knows my kid’s dental history and always anticipates what’s coming up next. Johanna, know that we appreciate you very much. I highly recommend Newport Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry to anyone that will not settle for anything less than a great smile!

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


I am writing this review as an update to my previous review.  After the last several months I truly believe that my past experiences with Dr. Kremani were the result of a series of misunderstandings.  She took my concerns very seriously and have addressed each one in a caring and professional manner.  She has made my daughters teeth absolutely beautiful, and I am very grateful to her and her office staff for their excellent work.  I also failed to mention in my previous review that Dr Meschi, the dentist at the practice, is amazing.  She is  very endearing to both the children and the parents, and does excellent work.  As always the front office staff is excellent and Joanne is a shining star.  Thank you Dr. Kremani for Ema’s beautiful smile.

Barbara T. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


We tried theee dentists before and finally we found Dr. Judy.  My daughter is no longer afraid of dentists, thanks to the amazing care of doctors and staff!!!  My daughter is now in braces and I can’t say enough on how loving and gentle Dr. Kermani is to the point that my daughter looks forward to her visits. The office is clean, modern and well laid out.  I’ve been around and by far this is best children’s practice for dental and braces.  I highly recommend Newport Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry!

Kate S. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am 27 years old, and am nearly done with my Invisalign treatment with Dr. Kermani. I don’t have a single bad thing to say about Newport Orthodontics. I am probably what any orthodontist would call a “high maintenance patient.” I came into N.O. with a very tight schedule (I am moving out of the country soon), and Dr. Kermani made it happen. I also had to change appointments with little notice a few times, and the office staff was very understanding and accommodating. I’ve been to many dentists and orthodontists who make patients feel like an inconvenience – not here!! My teeth look great already, and I’m sure I will be very pleased with my Invisalign results if the progress so far is any indication. Thanks to Dr. Kermani and staff for being so professional and accommodating. I really feel like a valued client at Newport Orthodontics, and have already recommended them to friends and family!

Laura H. (Source: Google)


20 OUT OF 5 STARS!!! Newport Orthodontics and Children’s Dentistry is an absolutely phenomenal practice. My children are patients at the office and we have had amazing experiences with Dr. Kermani for braces and the pediatric dentists for cleanings, sealants, and fillings. All of the doctors and staff are great and truly care for each of their patients. Dr. Kermani takes the time to make the adjustments on her patients at every single visit and her loving personality has always made us feel at home at the office. Unlike at many other practices, Dr. Kermani places all of the brackets by hand and makes all of the major adjustments herself! The office also has an amazing, high-tech scanner that takes impressions by scanning the mouth! The days of icky impression glue are over! The scanner has made my kids look forward to getting their impressions taken and makes our visits run so much smoother! After witnessing the incredible transformations of my own children’s smiles, I decided to get Invisalign for myself! My experiences with Dr. Kermani have been phenomenal and she has given both myself and my kids the ability to smile with confidence. At Newport Orthodontics and Children’s Dentistry we have truly achieved our best smiles ever!!! I highly, highly recommend this office! Don’t go anywhere else for your or your children’s orthodontic and pediatric dental needs!!

Alex K. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am absolutely impressed and amazed by this office, its doctors, and the staff!  My family and I have always had an incredible experience during our appointments and recommend this practice to anyone looking for an orthodontist or pediatric dentist.  Everyone is so kind, caring, and welcoming, and we truly feel like this office is our second home.  The atmosphere is very inviting and friendly and the toy box is INCREDIBLE!!!  My family has been able to achieve their “best smile ever” because of Dr. Kermani and we are FOREVER grateful to her and her FANTASTIC practice!!!  Don’t think of taking your family anywhere else!

Jenn F. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


So far,  not impressed. Our consult was for 3:30. We got here at 3:25 and sat in the waiting room with no one behind the desk to check us in or give us new patient paperwork to start on. At 3:45, we were given the paperwork , and the woman at the desk disappeared again. They are now 25 minutes late for our consult. I’ve met no one. And when I asked “excuse me, how far behind are you running?” The response was “I don’t know, mom.” And then back to ignoring us. Wanted to change orthodontists because the one my daughter has been seeing is retiring. I’ve heard great things about Dr. Kermani, but so far, the service leaves little to be desired. I understand that appointments run late – but it’s just rude to have a complete and utter disrespect for you (the customer/client’s) time. Will update when (IF) we ever get seen. I was told the entire consult would be about 20 minutes, yet I’ve now been here for 30 minutes and someone else JUST came back to the desk and told me to fill out the same paperwork I handed in already. I told her “I’ve completed that – our appointment was for a 1/2 hour ago.”  She said “oh” and disappeared again. So we sit. It’s 4:18 and the Dr just came in and was VERY nice and informative. And actually very honest – so I’m super grateful for that. Will change the stars to reflect that. Dr was fabulous – staff need some support or to book less patients at once. UPDATE: Dr Karmani just called me to follow up on my appointment. She was so sorry that we waited. She admitted they had a staff member out for a sickness but said that was not an excuse to leave a client hanging like that. She was genuine and to call me after hours proves so. I really liked her and appreciated her expertise and candor and I’m bummed that the appliances on my daughters braces can’t translate so she can see Dr Karmani moving forward. Give this office a chance. And maybe the benefit of the doubt it they are running a bit behind. The staff may need to manage any delays better but the Dr is really great – both in bedside manner and in professionalism. If she could treat my daughter, I’d be on board, despite my unfortunate experience with the staff shortage on my initial visit.

Grace N. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Oh my goodness, this is the BEST orthodontic/ pediatric dental practice I have EVER been to.  So UNBELIEVABLY impressed with the office and can’t wait to continue visiting for years to come!  The doctors are seriously amazing with both children and adults and I am recommending them to everyone I know.  Like many other reviewers, I WISH I could give them more than 5 stars!!!!!  Truly as good as it gets!  If you want to create your best smile ever, this is THE place to be!!

Alyssa Zimmerman (Source: Google)


I am impressed with the office and staff. Everyone is super kind, professional and the orthodontist was knowledgeable. She was able to connect with my young daughters, who at 7 and 9 need braces early to correct damage due to thumb sucking. We are early in the treatment however happy so far!

Susan Lew (Source: Facebook)


My family loves Newport Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry! The staff are all very knowledgeable, professional, and super-patient. They treat our children like family. The office is spacious, beautiful, and high-tech. Highly recommend without any reservations.


As a young child, Dr. Hedi Kermani always looked forward to visiting her own dentist’s and orthodontist’s offices. She especially always enjoyed seeing the “cool” equipment and gadgets used at her orthodontist’s office, and knew from a very young age that one day she would become a great orthodontist with her own “cool” gadgets and toys! This is the same feeling she strives to bring to her own patients. She loves the look of each new patient when they first enter her practice. Dr. Kermani’s goal is for her patients to love visiting her office, both for the treatment they receive and for the fun, warm, and friendly environment. Dr. Hedi Kermani’s awards and recognitions have been exemplary. During her undergraduate college training, she was a recipient of many awards, including the prestigious UCLA Alumni Scholarship, Dean’s List Awards, and cum laude honors. She graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry with many honors and was among a select few to receive the Advanced Education in General Dentistry training in conjunction with her doctorate in dental surgery during her dental school years. She subsequently achieved one of her prime goals by entering into and completing her orthodontic residency training at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. During this period, her master’s degree thesis was published in the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, a highly respected orthodontic journal and magazine. Dr. Kermani continued her specialty and advanced training in the areas of Invisalign® and lingual braces. She has since accomplished another milestone standard for excellence in orthodontics, that of becoming a board-certified orthodontist: a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. She is also an active member of many dental societies such as the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Board of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, and the Orange County Dental Society. Dr. Kermani believes strongly in keeping up to date with advances in orthodontics by attending continuing education courses on a regular basis. Dr. Hedi Kermani and her family have lived in and contributed to the greater Newport community for many years. Dr. Kermani has two wonderful children and is married to Dr. Michael Kermani: a prestigious ophthalmologist who also practices in the city of Newport Beach. Both Drs. Kermani take great pride in their community and are involved in many community events. Together they provide the highest levels of care for local families, something they find to be very rewarding. Dr. Kermani has remained actively involved with local schools and participates in volunteer programs whenever she has a chance. She enjoys going to the beach, hiking, playing tennis, and traveling. She is proud to introduce and share with you Newport Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry, where you can truly achieve your “Best Smile Ever!”