Oahu Orthodontics
Rosemarie Tan, DDS:
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Oahu Orthodontics
Rosemarie Tan, DDS (Orthodontist)

Honolulu, HI













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: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





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

Kerry M. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


I just have to say that Dr. Tan and her staff are just awesome. My daughter is 11 and got braces on sometime before the beginning of the school year last year. She knew all about braces since she was 7, as her older sister got her braces at that time. And she barely let Dr. Tan look in her mouth. But she always wanted to go to Dr. Tan’s beautiful and bright office when ever her sister had an appointment. Fast forward a few years, she was finally ready to start the process. She was great the entire time because Dr. Tan was good with her. It’s been a year now, and to this day, she looks forward to her appointments and likes to pick out the colors of her rubber bands. Dr. Tan somehow makes her un nervous. Tiffany does a great job and talks story with my daughters. I enjoy talking story to Tiffany as well, and love all the colors of her hair. Especially the blue. And Kim always accommodates us, sometimes we get slightly stuck in traffic, but she will get us in. I’ve referred 2 of my co-workers to Dr. Tan. One’s already had them put and taken off. And another will soon get them on probably later this year. So if you’re looking for a good orthodontist, this is the place to go. We love Dr. Tan and her staff.

Matthew Braynt (Source: Google)


My son has a crossover bite top tooth that needed to be corrected/aligned. His dentist recommended Oahuorthodontics. Without any insurance coverage, we were afraid that it would cost a fortune but the price there is very reasonable.They worked with us and offered many options of payment. Dr Rosemarie Tan and her stuff are very friendly and welcoming. The office/ waiting room is modern, clean and kid friendly. We will come back here again when my son needs his bottom teeth braces.

Autumn Helseth Soda (Source: Facebook)


Today was my last appointment with Dr. Tan, and I was sad as I walked out the door knowing that I wouldn’t see her and Laura on a regular basis. I’m so happy with my “new” smile! Best Orthodontist and staff! Looking forward to my six month “check in”!!!

Ken S. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


Dr Tan is a wonderful orthodontist who truly cares about all of her patients and wants to do her absolute best in order to make sure their smiles shine as brightly as possible. The office staff is so organized we just loved planning our next visit. She even calls you the day before your next appointment to make sure you don’t forget, which was very important to our busy family. The facility is clean and stylish, and music helps welcome new and old patients in with a warm sense of comfort. The entire experience my daughter has had with these long two years of braces has been wonderful. I can’t wait for my son to get braces. Both Dr Tan and her office lady Laura are absolutely wonderful at their jobs. Very hilarious, sweet people. We highly recommend Oahu Orthodontics to anyone.

Timothy Park (Source: Google)


Been coming here for over a year and Dr.Tan and Tiff have been nothing but amazing! Couple of my bottom teeth were super sensitive and painful and I had been suffering with this for as long as I can remember. My dentist, Dr.Lum, and other dentists I went to couldn’t figure out what was happening. One of them went so far as to recommend a root canal to get rid of the pain! I was very frustrated and was about to give up all hope. I had a consultation with Dr.Tan and she pointed out right away what the problem was. It was the way my top teeth were hitting my bottom teeth, my bite was not aligned and causing a lot of pressure on some of my bottom teeth. Hallelujah! I finally had the answer I had been searching everywhere for. I had braces on for over a year to realign my bite. I just got them off and I have been cured from all the pain and sensitivity. An added bonus is now I have incredibly nice smile! No exaggeration: Dr.Tan has been a godsend and I thank her and her team for saving me!

Jamie S. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


We can’t say enough about Dr. Tan and Laura!  Both my daughters are patients of Dr. Tan and they really enjoy coming in to see her.  We always feel comfortable and acknowledged at each visit.  I am always well informed of my daughters progress and appreciate her thoroughness at each appointment.  We highly recommend her to any family needing an Orthodontist.  She really makes the experience a pleasant one.  Thanks Dr. Tan and Laura!!!

Jill L. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


Besides having a cool, hip office, Dr Tan put my son at ease and fixed what could have been a painful repair. She was so lovely to us – we were in Honolulu on vacation and stayed late to help out my son. I wish we lived in Honolulu – for sure she would be my choice for orthodontist! I can’t recommend Oahu orthodontics and Dr Rosemarie Tan enough!!!!

Kevin K. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Oahu Orthodontics had an excellent variety of different options at very competitive prices to suit my needs. Dr. Tan was well versed in the pros and cons of the different products and procedures and helped me make the best choice for me. Additionally the facility was equipped with cutting edge technology making my impressions a breeze. I would highly recommend Oahu Orthodontics.

Brenda B. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


I made my first visit to Oahu Orthodontics and it was such a great experience! Once you enter, Kim greets you. Then, it wasn’t too long till I got placed into a room to see Tiffany, who then took a few pictures and an X-ray of my teeth. After that, I got to meet Dr. Tan, she then explained my treatment and told me what my options were. They really work with you to make it affordable! The whole process took about an hour. I chose to go with Invisalign and I can’t wait to get started! Just from my experience, I totally recommend. 5 stars! Update: One week later and I’ve already received my trays! Dr. Tan and Kim notified me to let me know they came in. Once I came in, Kim was already expecting me. Then, Dr. Tan and Tiffany proceeded to assist me. I got my attachments on and we all shared a funny moment together (the suction got stuck to my neck)! Dr. Tan and her staff are the best! They make you feel like you’re part of the ohana! If I could give them 10 stars, I would! Thank you so much for assisting me with my journey to a dazzling smile! 🙂

Abraham G. from Laie, HI (Source: Yelp)


I am very please with Oahu Orthodontics. I’m from the mainland and came here to study, so I had to do a transfer which I was scared for. The reason I say this is because I was very happy with my past orthodontist that I was scared that I wouldn’t find someone here that could match my expectations, well I did. Oahu Orthodontics are very professional and best of all, they have the aloha spirit which confirmed to me that they were it from the first day I visited. Mahalo

Chris S. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


I had an appointment with Dr. Tan, she was very nice, caring, and good at explaining to me about the treatment that I need. The office was so nice and well kept. It was very up to date, they even have iPads that you fill out your new patient forms on. The staff was very nice and helpful as well. I’m so glad I found an Orthodontist that I can trust with a great atmosphere.

Chelsey T. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


Been going to Dr. Tan for about 9 months now and it’s been awesome! First time coming here and I was in awe. The office is so aesthetically pleasing. They provide IPads in the waiting room area to keep kids/adults occupied and they have movies playing on their TV if the IPads are not enough. I’ve actually gotten a consultation for braces from a different Orthodontist a few years back and didn’t feel comfortable. Last year, I felt like I wanted to give it a try again and see another Orthodontist. Dr. Tan was recommended by my Dentist at Kaimuki Dental. Oahu Orthodontics is located in the same building as my dentist so I figure why not go check it out. The consultation was free so I figure, why not. Dr. Tan is very easy to talk to and I felt very comfortable with what her plans were for my teeth. I decided to go for it! I went for the clear braces on the top and metal braces on the bottom. Every month I go in and get to choose what color I want to change the bands on my bottom braces. I usually go with a holiday/special occasion that’s happening that month. For example red and green for Christmas! Located in the building above Longs Drugs off of Waialae Ave. Plenty of parking. You all know that braces can be expensive, but don’t worry, they offer a payment plan! I would definitely recommend Oahu Orthodontics if you are considering braces.

Sharon W. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


After consulting with a couple of other orthodontists, we decided to go with Dr. Tan and I am happy that we did! We chose her because she was very thorough about my son’s options. She took the time to explain the two types of treatment he could do and the pros/cons of each. Her prices were also very reasonable and the staff is great! Kim has been exceptionally helpful! My son is still undergoing tx, but it’s only been 6 months and there is a considerable amount of change so far. Thanks Dr. Tan and staff!!

Anna N. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


UPDATE: Had my braces on in May 2015 and then removed 2 years and 5 months later in October 2017. I’m only updating my review now because I recently met with Dr. Tan (or actually with her assistant, Tiffany) about the retainers after 6 months of having my braces removed. I was a little overdue my expected treatment length (expected length was 19 months I believe), so that was about 10 months overdue!! Yikes. I know a major fact was because I haven’t worn my rubberbands consistently. So… WEAR YOUR RUBBERBANDS when Dr. Tan tells you to! If you keep putting off things that you were told to do, you’re just delaying your treatment and won’t get your braces off any time soon. I guess I didn’t care because I honestly liked having braces on. But now I get to see my new, beautiful smile! So straaaaaight. As for retainers, I wear them every night now, but it’s crucial you wear it as long as you can during the first 6 months after your braces removal. I paid the entire ~$5500 myself, so I’d be damned if I mess that up and get crooked teeth again lol. I still wear my braces throughout the day just to be sure though. You can view a before and after photo of my teeth transition 😀

Natalie Y. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


Thank you Dr Tan for my beautiful straight teeth! I’ve always wanted to get braces to straighten my teeth but I always hesitant because of the pain of potentially pulling out some teeth since I had overcrowding in my mouth. However with the help of Dr Tan and Invisalign, I was able to get straighter teeth within less than 2 years without having to remove any of my teeth ! Previously I wouldn’t smile with my teeth because I didn’t like how crooked my smile was. Now everyone compliments me on my smile! See photos for before and after 🙂 Dr Tan’s office is clean, bright and modern with iPads as well as Netflix to entertain children / adults alike. Definitely a great place to come for your ortho needs and a GREAT smile!

M K. from Palo Alto, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just started treatment with Dr. Tan in February and my open bite has already closed significantly! I have invisalign on the top and metal braces on the bottom. Dr. Tan is a very honest and genuine orthodontist, her assistants are very knowledgable and to my surprise so is Laura, receptionists. I’ve called in a few times about some concerns I had about my treatment and was pleasantly surprised Laura was able to assist me. I love how in-sync their whole team is with what goes on in the office! The staff makes you feel very comfortable and has flexible financial options that you may discuss with Laura (front desk). Dr. Tan truly cares about her clients and their concerns. I recommend Oahu Ortho because the expertise and how much I trust them with my treatment. With something this financially and aesthetically significant, it is so important to be able to trust the staff and I had no issue doing that here.

Jodi L. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


From the very first day we met Dr. Tan and her exceptional team we knew we had found OUR orthodontist for our eldest daughter. Two years later our youngest daughter now is following suit with her sister. Need we go any further…. when we have the BEST Orthodontist ever….Dr. Tan!!! From a parents’ perspective, this task in finding an orthodontist that you can trust and feel 100% comfortable with can be daunting! Well, for this very reason, this is WHY we want to share our review with other parents….We were where you are two years ago!! First and foremost, Dr. Tan and Ms. Tiffiany aim to please, accommodate, educate and work with us busy parents…. Ms. Kim, in front, helps streamline the logistics and assists in making the following appointments for your child with ease and patience:)!!! Thank you!! I can easily continue to praise and give kudos to Oahu Orthodontics…. but, I feel you all get what we are saying here. Dr. Tan, mahalo nui loa for giving our daughters and us (parents) something to SMILE about:)!!

Glenn Y. from Pearl City, HI (Source: Yelp)


My daughter Erika has been under the care of Dr. Tan and her helpful friendly staff, everyone here is so kind, thoughtful and professional to meet the needs of my daughter. I would highly recommended Dr. Tan to anyone who requires her professional service. Thank you, Dr. Tan you are an angel making beautiful smiles 🙂

Jodi Orton (Source: Google)


My son worked with Dr. Tan for 18 months and she and her office staff were wonderful. Dr. Tan is knowledgeable, efficient, and respectful of her patients. The care my son received was fantastic – we never had to wait more than a few minutes to be seen and the office is designed to be a great waiting space for families. Dr. Tan was even accommodating with our unique needs as a military family. Thank you, Oahu Orthodontics, for making our experience with you the best!

Ynnam C. from Ewa Beach, HI (Source: Yelp)


My original plan was just to have braces so I can stop eating frequently. It sounds funny and a very expensive way for weight loss but it is working. That is only 25% why I ended up seeing Dr. Tan. The other 25% is because my partner has braces and a patient of Dr. Tan too. The remaining 50% is because Dr Tan is very informative and understands Tagalog even she can’t speak the language.  We feel very welcome and satisfied in the process (slowly but surely).

Joselyn J. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


I always wanted braces but was always searching for just the right dentist.  I found Dr. Tan and have been so happy with my entire experience so far.  They are always so friendly and nice and the location is so clean and easy to access and find parking.  I also like the prices and how easy the payment plans are.  Scheduling is also easy and they are very accommodating for my appointments to fit into my work schedule.

Stacie Y. from Kailua, HI (Source: Yelp)


I am so appreciative of Dr. Tan and her office staff.  They are so friendly and go above and beyond to make sure you are happy with your teeth! I had crowded teeth on the bottom that just kept getting worse with age.  My top center teeth started to get crooked because of it.  I researched a lot of orthodontists before I chose Dr. Tan.  I am grateful I found her and her office.  They make going to the orthodontist enjoyable and not a chore.  If you want a skilled and great orthodontist that is also kind and patient, you will want to meet Dr. Tan and her office staff.

Brittnay B. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tan. Tiffany. Kim… Are an amazing team. My appointment was scheduled for Jan 20 @ 2p. I was running late due to traffic on the freeway and also because I got lost trying to find them. Lol so I called them to let them know. Kim was very understanding and kind! Once I entered, the staff were friendly as ever. I got assisted right away after presenting my I.D. to Kim. : ) Tiffany helped me. She’s so sweet and gentle. For someone who hasn’t visited the dentist in forever, she made me feel so comfortable and unashamed of the condition of my teeth. She had done an exam & an x-ray. My visit was to inquire about braces – & I was able to see a before and after of my teeth. It was amazing. She was so reassuring and always making sure I was comfortable in every aspect during my visit. Once Tiffany was done w the exam and X-rays, she had me sit in the exam room for Dr. Tan. Let me say: Dr. Tan is AMAZING! she’s so informative, sweet, and gentle. I can’t even put into words how safe and comfortable I felt here. My dentist visits and just everything to do w teeth in general were horrible. But, Dr. Tan puts your fears at ease. She told me what I needed to do before she could start the process of braces. She was NEVER pushy and she even wrote out the steps for me and referred me to a trusted dentist for cleaning and cavities filling. Kim printed out the monthly plan and payment options for the braces. And WOW. The prices are so affordable! 500 deposit fee. 227.14/month for 20 months. And this is without insurance. ALSO, she offers traditional braces or ceramic braces with no cost difference for you! Most places would charge extra for ceramic, but not Dr. Tan. Mind you, this was only for a consultation. (FREE OF CHARGE)!! But I was treated with such genuine hospitality and customer service, that I would recommend her to everyone and anyone! The prices are beyond affordable and they treat you with such care and make you feel so comfortable. I also admire the fact that they give you their own personal experience about dentists when they were younger, so it makes you feel less terrified of your own. Lol The staff, the atmosphere, & the place itself is definitely top notch! I can’t believe they even exist. : ) 100/10 totally recommend. —I’ll follow up on this review once I start my procedure w Dr. Tan. : )

Amber G. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tan and Staff are AMAZING! Very informative and understanding of each family’s situation. We are on the hunt for an Orthodontist for our 13 year old daughter. We were referred to Dr. Tan by 2 of our friends and I’m so glad we came for a consultation. We went to another Orthodontist (who was also amazing), but they were pretty strict on their payment policy. I needed options! I for one cannot afford to just drop $6K on a dime. So, I am greatly appreciative for Oahu Orthodontist and their 3 different payment plans that they offered us. It gives family’s like ours the ability to give our children the smile they deserve without breaking our bank all at one time. We are excited that my daughter has her appointment scheduled to put her braces on in January 2020. Thank you again Dr. Tan and Staff for everything and I look forward to seeing you soon.

Leah A. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


I don’t know how many people get excited or look forward to their next dentist appointment! Dr. Tan and Laura take great care of me and instruct me on how to use on anything I have to wear or use for my dental care! They are very understanding and patient to my busy schedule and work around it very well! Thanks guys!

Cami U. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


The first time I walked in Dr tan’s office, I thought I was in the “Tron” movie. The office is so clean, modern, and high-tech. They even have iPads in the waiting room to keep you busy, although the wait is only short. I highly recommend you to visit Dr. Tan for any dental needs. All the workers are very friendly and they’ll answer any dental questions you have for them.

Mayi S. from Schofield Barracks, HI (Source: Yelp)


Dr tan is the greatest orthodontist! I have been going to her for about a year or so and have been very pleased. Dr. Tan is good at keeping up with the latest technology in orthodontics in order to make the process easier, quicker, and more comfortable for her patients. I always recommend Dr. Tan to all my friends, acquaintances, and anyone who is looking for an orthodontist. She is totally awesome.”  Ms Laura is the best of the best – Margarita Suarez

A T. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


Amazing doctor and staff!! From the 1st phone call to the minute walking into this office I knew this is the office for me. Laura is very helpful and knowledgeable. If you need help with scheduling or if you have a question about your insurance plan, don’t hesitate to ask her. After meeting with Dr. Tan I felt very welcome and well informed of options of treatment. I went in with the determination of getting Invisilign trays to changing my mind to traditonal braces. I’m glad I went in. Did I mention that they offer an in house payment arrangement without a deposit? There are other options but living from pay check to pay check I can make this option work for me. I am not the best writer when it comes to reviews but honestly if you don’t choose this office for your braces needs you might be making an uninformed decision. Like I said, Dr. Tan and Laura are very informative and helpful. Thank you!

Lovely H. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tan is AMAZING ! I absolutely love her. I went to her in tears because I had moved to Hawaii for college and couldn’t find an orthodontist at a reasonable price. I went a year without treatment until I found her office. Her and her entire staff were so kind and she was flexible with me in regards to my down payment. I appreciate her so much. I’ve never met a doctor who cares so much about her patients. She is patient, genuine, personable and honestly just a GOOD PERSON! It’s been 3 years since I had my braces removed and I still love my smile so much. THANK YOU THANK THANK YOU DR. TAN

Gregg J. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


I had a great experience with Dr. Tan and her team. I decided to get braces after not being pleased with my results from a previous ortho treatment years prior. As a military member I had to travel frequently and I had a strict timeline as I was leaving island permanently sooner than expected. Dr. Tan was extremely flexible with accommodating my needs and she and her team sought frequent feedback to make sure I was getting the result I wanted. They even gave me a copy of my molds so that I can make another retainer should I ever lose my current one. I recommended a friend halfway through my treatment and he had a great experience as well. You can’t go wrong choosing Oahu Orthodontics.

Julie N. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tan and staff are amazing! Our friends referred us to her after doing a few consultations with other Orthodontist for my oldest daughter. She is truly passionate and genuinely cares for her patients . Pricing is reasonable compared to other places and no long waits for visits. The office is super modern and clean which I love. My oldest is done with her braces treatment and we were very pleased with the results. Now my second daughter is starting her braces treatment. We highly recommend Dr. Tan and her staff!

Esther M. from Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tan is a godsend We are visiting from Los Angeles and my sons wire moved and was poking his cheek pretty badly… I went and got dental wax and it wasn’t working, his orthodontist from LA suggested to try and push it back into place but that wasn’t working and he said it was hurting him more so I started freaking out and went on yelp and found Dr. Tan I contacted Dr. Tans office on a Saturday night and she got back to me right away, and assured me that she could take care of it and got us in! She’s seriously an angel! And truly cares about her patients even though she didn’t even know us yet! It’s so nice feeling that warm welcome in a place where we don’t know anyone! Dr Tan IS AMAZING!!!

Sheetal R. from Cherry Hill, NJ (Source: Yelp)


The office is located above Long’s Drugs. Which can be extremely helpful if your child has to come here and you can get your groceries done at the same time. No crying baby or a rambunctious kid for you.. no sir. The office’s waiting room has iPads for children or adults (ahem, me) to play while they wait. It’s extremely clean and organized. There’s also water bottles to quench your thirst. If its coffee that you fancy then you can always step into the Elite Endodontics office next door and get some. They have an understanding. I was recently there for the grand opening and got to see first hand all the new technology and equipment used in the office. Dr. Tan has all the newest and greatest in 3D imaging. She can get treatment started right away. The consultation room is spacious and offers a computer to show the patient how the treatment will be done. No need to look at paper printouts or any other nonsense. It is 2013 right? Dr. Tan is friendly and super easy to work with. She’s very knowledgable and knows what she’s doing.

Elizabeth G. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


My family and I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Tan. Not only is she one of the most friendly and personable doctors we have encountered, the depth of her care for our son during his orthodontic treatment is beyond compare. She paid attention when I made a random comment about our son snoring and made a suggestion he see an ENT. She followed up at every visit we had with her for his orthodontic treatment on our progress with ENT. She felt very strongly he needed a tonsillectomy and she was absolutely right. Our son had his tonsil’s removed and became a whole different child. He is getting sleep at night now, is a much better student, his behavior is markedly improved and he has more focus. We owe the positive changes to her persistence and to listening to me as a parent when no other doctor had before.  She is amazing and truly cares not just about her patient’s teeth but their overall well being. So lucky to have had her as our son’s orthodontist!

Trey R. from Honolulu, HI (Source: Yelp)


For most of my childhood I wanted to be a dentist, so much so that today at 32 years of age, I have not had any cavities. I took great care of my teeth. My last dental visit was two years ago and the only reason I didn’t keep up with my biannual visits was because I felt pressured consistently to get sealants on my molars. Did I need it? Probably not, but I every visit was a constant reminder that maybe I should get the operation done. Fast forward to today, and I took up a good friend’s recommendation on Dr. Tan, and I couldn’t be happier! I addressed my concerns from my previous dentist and she confirmed that I didn’t need the sealant. Sure it’s a great measure in future-proofing my molars, but not necessary right now. The equipment she uses felt top of the line. Even the fluoride procedure was unlike anything I have experienced. Simple, yet effective! Her facility was extremely clean too. Dr. Rosemarie Tan is an attentive, caring, and knowledgeable dentist. I already thanked my friend on the excellent recommendation, and I would share the same sentiment for everyone I know as well.