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Summer Orthodontics
Summer L. Blake, DDS, MS (Orthodontist)

Manhattan Beach, CA

★★★★★

35 REVIEWS
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DENTAL TREATMENTS OFFERED

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

Braces

Clear aligners

Retainers

Comprehensive orthodontics

Space maintainers

Palatal expanders

Headgears

Interceptive orthodontics

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Offers Invisalign®? Yes

OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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

Melissa B. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My daughter and I visited 5 orthodontics offices.   Dr.Summer was the last one we saw and we knew we didn’t need to go any further.  I loved the professional staff and the clean office.  My daughter loves the points system, that she can pass in for age appropriate gift cards.  She gets points for a good exam, being on time for her appt and she even gets points for A’s on her report card.  She can’t wait to go to the office, They are so in-tune with what kids are into.  Her braces didn’t hurt to get on, they just ached a bit which is normal for a day or so.  She also loves that she can change the colors on her braces, which makes her feel cool.  Overall, we would give more than 5 stars if we could.  We all love her!

Gaby M. from Manhattan Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Summer’s office is beautiful and has state of the art equipment. The staff is professional and very helpful. The technicians, very well trained and good with kids. Dr. Summer is the best Orthodontists we’ve ever had. She has so much experience and education that are obvious in the kind of results she gets. Both of my kids have gotten their braces from her and we are very happy with the results.

Ashley L. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My husband and I recently finished our Invisalign treatment with Dr. Summer and could not have been more pleased with both the results and the overall experience. The office at Summer Orthodontics is so warm and welcoming. You are always greeted by name with a genuine smile. Additionally their online booking system sends you reminders about when you have scheduled your appointment. I have a tight work schedule but they worked with me to make sure I could get in when I needed to which is so helpful! I would recommend Summer Orthodontics to anyone in need of an orthodontist. The team there is friendly, knowledgeable, and client-centered.

Kim W. from Manhattan Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

If you’re looking for an orthodontist in Manhattan Beach, I recommend a visit to Dr. Summer. She is fantastic. I have 2 kids (only one was ready for braces) but my little one can’t wait to get them. The downtown Manhattan Beach location at Metlox is very convenient especially with the underground parking. One more thing, you’ve got to see this office. I’ve never been to nicer doctors office in my life. Its not only gorgeous but it just makes you feel good.

Joelle Dunn (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Highly recommended, beautiful, state of the art office. From the front desk to the assistants to the doctor, everyone is friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and quick. I’m extremely satisfied with the results and feel confident that if I need anything with the aftercare of my teeth and retainer I will get the same swift and thorough care received during my Invisalign year. I love that in my 40s I was able to correct something so easily and painlessly and it has made such a huge difference! Thanks for everything!

Jimmy K. from Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I did not feel good about getting braces, but when I walked through the door they were all very nice. They have a very comfortable waiting room and they are always playing a fun movie. I felt good while I was getting my braces put on because Doctor Brandy told me what she was doing the hole time. At the end of the appointment they gave me everything I needed for home, and checked me out. But my favorite part of the appointment was that I got to choose what color braces I got.

Kelli R. from Lawndale, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Summer and her team are AMAZING! My family just can’t stay away. My son is fresh out of braces. I am in Invisalign treatment and my daughter just started Invisalign last week. My son and I are so happy with his results and every appointment he had during his treatment. I have to especially thank Becca for always taking the time to answer any questions my son had and for taking the time to explain everything that would be happening during his appointments. We never felt rushed or like we were just another patient. Dr. Summer and her staff really enjoy what they are doing and it shows.

Liliana Keil (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Loved it! My daughter Natalie felt relax and understood everything as well as myself. When we met Dr Summer I wasn’t sure if I was going to have to keep looking for a Orthodontist. I’m so glad now because Dr Summer exceeded all my expectations. I won’t have to keep looking for anyone else at this point. I highly recommend.

Samantha Kuhr (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Summer and her staff are absolutely fantastic to work with. My 17 year old son had an issue 2 years after his braces were taken off, and they still cared for him with the same attention and kindness as they did when he was 14 years old. When I have a fantastic experience with a person or organization I love to talk about it, and I would not hesitate to refer Dr, Summer and her staff to care for your children. Thank you for being amazing! Samantha Kuhr”

Bailey R. from Village O, San Marcos, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I just recently started going to Summer orthodontics to start treatment for Invisalign. My mother and brother have completed treatment at this office and had amazing results! Everyone is so professional in the office with great customer service. Alexandra in the front is always so sweet over the phone and accommodates my schedule so well. Toya has been the one to work with me at my last two appointments and always does an amazing job walking me through everything, step by step. She really takes the time to make sure you feel comfortable and are taken care of!

N. C. from Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

LOVE Dr. Summer–her creative, thoughtful, and individualized solutions to each of my daughters’ ortho needs as well as my own have made the awkward teeth stages so much less miserable. She’s professional, caring and empathetic and I always leave her office feeling heard and valued. She’ll share her opinion/recommendation without imposing it. As I explained to my teen daughter: I never feel judged for expressing my concerns or questions with Dr. Summer. That’s not always the case when seeking professional advice! Additionally, the entire staff has been amazing throughout our 3 years of being patients at Summer Orthodontics. Thank you, Rebecca, for taking great care of us today! 🙂

Megan Gossling (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Would highly recommend Dr. Summer in Manhattan Beach. The staff is friendly and helpful. Dr. Summer always takes the time to answer our questions – or explain my son’s treatment in more detail. The office is clean and comfortable – and run very efficiently. We’ve never had a long wait – and the staff is super responsive to any scheduling conflicts or concerns.

Nik Rohde (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

Thank you for taking care of our little girl! I really appreciate how your staff took their time and went out of their way to make sure my daughter was comfortable and understood what was going on and the new responsibilities she was taking by getting your retainer. Your staff made the experience very positive for her and I look forward to coming back in the future.

Tommi M. from Manhattan Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I cannot even begin to tell you how amazing Summer Orthodontics is. Right from making an appointment to walking out with your treatment plan. The details of my specific case are that I have, according to my regular dentist, a midlife shift in my top two front teeth. He sent me to Summer to see what she thought would be my best route. I called and made an appointment for a week later. I arrived a few minutes early, already completing the online health questionnaire in advance. I was in to take photos and have x-rays on the dot of my appointment start time. The staff is friendly, helpful and extremely professional. The office is beautiful. I was in and out of her office within 45 minutes. Going to any dentist of any kind is my least favorite thing, like pulling teeth (no pun intended). This was by far, the easiest and most pleasant experience EVER. I highly recommend Summer Orthodontics.

Lee'Andra C. from Chandler, AZ (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

First time I stepped into this office I knew this was going to be MY new ortho. I was not just blown away by the professionalism of the staff they had everything so contemporary! Not your usually iky and old magazines to read, you can pick up one of many iPads to entertain yourself before your appointment. I can go on and on about how up to date they are and how beautiful this office is but more importantly Dr. Summer gives you one on one attention. Your not just another patient, she really gets to know her patients! Her dental work is beyond AMAZING! I’m in my 4th month of my braces treatment and I must admit I always look forward to going in to my next appointment. It’s not something you dread. No matter how much your tightenings may hurt the next day, every visit is definitely worth it!  She is really flexible and understanding especially when you miss your appointments it have to reschedule. I didn’t have to see another Otho office to know that this was the one I wanted to be in. Might I add the gorgeous view from the chair of Manhattan Beach is mind blowing it just takes your mind off the treatment while your in their. Amanda (one of her staff) always makes sure your set and comfortable. They totally make you feel as if your at home! I would always recommend anyone that needs some Otho work done to come here. Professionalism, greatness, hospitality in a whole new form! Dr. Summer is a perfectionist of her craft! High five for Otho!!!!!!!

Tatiana Perkins (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

I use to be an office manager in the dental field & I can say with confidence that Dr. Summer and all of her team are always so kind & knowledgeable. They are highly trained and provide great treatment. The office is beautiful and very clean. My son is in treatment and my daughter will soon be next! I highly recommend Summer Orthodontics!!

Sasha G. from Inglewood, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

After visiting almost 10 orthodontist for a consultation I decided on Dr Summer. Her staff is the best, her financial coordinator is great. Not pushy at all and they had very fair prices. The office is gorgeous overlooking the Manhattan beach pier and Dr Summer is very sweet.

Tracy McDonald (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Tired of waiting and waiting to be called in for your appointment? Summer Orthodontics runs a well organized system. The are prompt, friendly and efficient. The office is beautiful, clean and new. Very calming atmosphere. I have three kids in braces right now. If a bracket breaks, we just swing by and they fix it on the spot. With our busy schedules we definitely appreciate that they realize our time is valuable too:)

Rich Remis (Source: Google)

★★★★★

To the staff of Summer Orthodontics, Our first visit couldn’t have been more pleasant, welcoming and easy. Alexandra did an amazing job with Noah making him feel comfortable and at ease and she explained everything with thoughtfulness and care. Having Noah first fill out a card about himself and at the same time learning facts about Dr. Summer was an excellent tool helping him feel more at ease and also part of the process. And then he was excited about meeting Dr. Summer. Noah left there feeling very good about it and that’s all you can hope for in what can be a challenging and scary thing for kids. The whole experience couldn’t have been more positive so thank you to the entire staff for making it so easy and we look forward to our future visits. All the best. :).

Gregg T. from Manhattan Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

It’s been nearly 4 months since I started Invisalign, with Dr. Summer Blake of Summer Orthodontics in Manhattan Beach and I could not be more excited with how straight and white my teeth are. I was apprehensive to start the process because of the unknowns, immediately after my first visit, I was amazed how the Invisalgn trays do not cause a lisp while talking, and the pain level would be described as my teeth receiving a hug. I was happy to learn I could apply whitening gel to my trays to enjoy white teeth immediately.  I would recommend Invisalign to anyone even slightly unhappy with their teeth.  In the last 4 months only 3 people noticed I had Invisalign on (they did only because they had family members wearing the trays), even my closest friends could not detect them on my teeth.  I would also recommend Summer Orthodontics practice.  The process and flow of the office to ensure quick visits is ideal for my busy schedule. Thank you! Denise Towsley

Ryan C. from Playa Vista, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Summer and her staff are incredible!  I had my Invisalign done here and I am so happy with my experience.  They are fast, efficient, and organized.  Dr. Summer and her staff are very professional and soooo nice.  The girls who work at the front desk are always so sweet and you never wait more than a couple minutes, if that!  They have a whole system down so you are never waiting in your chair either. The staff reviews your teeth and then Dr. Summer comes right over.  I went back to make a few adjustments so I could have my teeth exactly how I envisioned them, and they were so accommodating.  They will keep seeing you until you are completely satisfied with your teeth.  I’m actually a little sad it’s all over because I had such a great experience there.  Just wish all doctors offices were like this one!

Joelle Dunn (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

From the front desk to the assistants to the doctor, everyone is friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and quick. I’m extremely satisfied with the results and feel confident that if I need anything with the aftercare of my teeth and retainer I will get the same swift and thorough care I received during my Invisalign year. I love that in my 40s I was able to correct something so easily and painlessly and it has made such a huge difference! Thanks for everything!

Kelly Van Dyke (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Summer and her whole team are the best. She’s done an incredible job helping me and my husband with our smiles. 🙂 Just had my year check up with her after my invisalign, yesterday and I’m sad I won’t be seeing her as often as I have been. Thanks for everything Dr. Summer, you rock and I’ll absolutely recommend!!

Christina Hutchinson (Source: Google)

★★★★★

This practice runs like a well-oiled machine! Everyone has a role and they do it well to make your experience more efficient. I appreciate Dr. Summer’s way of being open-minded to performing treatment the way you want to and not pushing Invisalign from the start. I love the way my smile ended up, I’m super happy 🙂

Katherine C. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Love Dr Summer and her team! Every single person is amazingly helpful! Shout out to Alexandra who it seems anticipates you walking through the door and checks you in within seconds. Then Toya comes out, greets us like family, and makes us feel at home. She thoroughly explains every single step so that my 8 year old son feels comfortable. Rebecca removed his spacer and gave him bottom braces with such ease. He’s even excited to go to the appointments! They are so flexible with scheduling and being treated there for my own Invisalign, they have the softest touch! Thanks, Dr Summer and team! You are amazing!

Erika M. from Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

This review is based on one awesome interaction with this office. I had a poking wire in the back on the bottom and was desperate for some relief after a few days of non stop pain (I had just got in from an international flight and wax wasn’t helping). My teeth have been moving, which is a good thing, but that meant the wire was moving beyond the back bracket. I no longer live in the area and would have had to wait four more days to see my ortho up north. I called up Summer Orthodontics and I was able to get seen the same afternoon. The office staff and orthodontic assistants were so kind given that I was not a regular patient. They cut the poking wire and checked/clipped any other poking wires. I was in and out within 30ish minutes from when I called their office. They even provided me with wax! When I went to leave I was ready to pay any amount and was told it wouldn’t be necessary. If I still lived in MB then it would be no question to go to Summer Orthodontics. So grateful for their help and my mouth is already feeling so much better!!

Lisa Thompson (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

Absolutely love the staff & Dr. Summer is awesome! State of the art equipment! Super friendly staff! They worked with me & we came up with a payment plan that works! I was there for my daughter to get braces & ended up getting Invisalign for myself!! Super impressed & happy we were referred to Summer Orthodontics!

Elizabeth C. from Hermosa Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My daughter had her braces put in at the beginning of the year with Dr. Summer. Her dad had been taking her to her most of her appointments but explained how professional, pleasant, informative and helpful the staff is. I have recently been taking her to all of her appointments and am very pleased with their appointment process, their follow-up and just over all customer service. Dr. Summer and her staff are great! They came highly recommended by Manhattan and Hermosa beach parents and I am so glad we took my daughter here. Though, there were many times when she is in pain, uncomfortable or had a broken wire, they do their best to help alleviate that and get her in to ensure its not serious and something they can help fix right away. The office is clean, well lit, has a nice big television playing kid friendly movies, a few iPads with wifi for use and ample seating in their waiting room. PARKING: Metered parking along the street and in the underground garage or parking structure across the way. Can be tough during the lunch and dinner peak times.

Heather F. (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Beyond impressed with Dr. Summer and her team! My daughter had her braces with Summer Orthodontics, and they did an incredible job! Dr. Summer and her whole team are so incredibly sweet and helpful, and the office is gorgeous — so clean and fresh, my children love coming in for appointments. I decided to also start Invisalign and am so grateful for how patient, kind, and knowledgeable the entire office has been to me. I had a lot of questions around timing of my treatment and nursing my baby. They went above and beyond to answer my questions, and gave me lots of options so that I felt comfortable — they were unbelievably patient with me 🙂

Anonymous (Source: Google)

★★★★★

High tech equipment, very efficient, the staff has a positive attitude, clean office, accommodating in coordinating the visit with the neighboring dental hygienist. Knowledgeable in insurance billing and keeps accurate invoices. Will really work with you to arrange short notice visits to repair unexpected wire breaks. Pleasant low stress experience, I have and will continue to refer the practice to my friends and family.

Katrina L. from Hawthorne, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Wow!!! I’m completely Impressed! Dr. Summer and her staff are so very nice, patient, and amazing! I’ve never had braces so I was completely clueless as to what my boys would need…initially it felt like they were speaking a foreign language but  Dr. Summer and Kayla were sooooooo patient & kind with me and helping me understand what they needed and why they needed it. I felt very comfortable making decisions for my baby boys and I will recommend this office to all my friends.

Gregg Towsley (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I love my teeth! I finished Invisalign this week. Invisalign really was a pleasant experience. I wore braces as a teenager and over time my teeth shifted. The decision to call Dr. Summer was brilliant. Nothing shows confidence like a bright, new smile with perfectly straight teeth. I would encourage anyone remotely unhappy with their teeth, to call Dr. Summer. The visits are short, quick and friendly. I can’t thank Dr. Summer and her staff enough. Denise Towsley

Ilyse Lopez-Week (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

I loved my time here! Dr. Summer and her staff are so nice, patient, knowledgeable and timely; I don’t think I’ve ever had to wait more than 5 minutes once I checked in to start my appointment. When my regular dentist told me that Invisalign wouldn’t work for me and would need traditional braces for 18-24 months, I knew I needed a second opinion. I found Dr. Summer’s office and she was confident that not only would Invisalign work for me, but it could done in 9 months! And she was 100% right. Here I am 9 months later & I love my smile more than ever now! It’s all because of Summer Orthodontics � thank you!

Heidi Walter (Source: Google)

★★★★★

We have been going to Dr. Summer for a few years now. My daughter had braces a little early due to some very crooked teeth I wanted to straighten immediately!! My son was offered invisilign and he loves them. He didn’t braces, it was the same cost and the same time frame so we went that route. We know the office well….the staff is amazing. They are friendly, helpful and great with following up. They even took the time to get my kids dentist records on their own prior to the braces. They have awesome contests for the kids for coming to appointments and being on time, etc. they can earn gift cards and prizes for photos with their branded t-shirt. I can’t say enough positive things about the office, Dr. Summer is so kind and great with the kids. Over the several years with them they have really gone above and beyond helping us on some specific issues we had. couldn’t be more pleased.

A. O. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My daughter’s teeth look wonderful thanks to Dr Summers!  My daughter is now happy & confident to smile again. Dr Summers Office is very organized, do a great job supporting & maintaining her bite & preventing teeth movement after the braces are removed. I highly recommend Dr Summers!

A WORD FROM YOUR DOCTOR

A focus on treatment outcomes, a high quality staff, advanced technologies, and office efficiency are just a few of the reasons patients love us. We specialize in orthodontic treatment for Children and Adults. Treatment options include Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, Clear Braces, Hidden Braces. With over 10 years of experience specializing in orthodontics, Dr. Summer developed her practice based on the principle of providing the best patient care possible. A focus on treatment outcomes, a high quality staff, advanced technologies, and office efficiency are just a few of the reasons patients love Summer Orthodontics. Dr. Summer is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics and the West Los Angeles Dental Society. Creating beautiful smiles and delivering quality orthodontic care for my patients is a wonderfully rewarding feeling to me. For that reason, I believe everyone should love their smile and I’m honored to provide excellent care to my patients to promote self-esteem and self-confidence. For that reason, my vision for Summer Orthodontics is the result of years of education and experience. As a California native enduring Philadelphia winters for my orthodontic residency, the dream of an office with a view of the Pacific Ocean motivated me through cold, winter nights. As a practicing orthodontist, the importance of staying current on the latest advances in orthodontics has been a top priority. In fact, today’s orthodontic treatment is truly amazing. As a matter of fact, every year there are new advances being made. Above all, I make sure I have the most up-to-date training to achieve the best possible results. Furthermore, as a mom, I know the value of every patient’s and parent’s time. Our office goes to great lengths to respect everyone’s time throughout the treatment process. Therefore, the treatment plans of Summer Orthodontics are designed to progress our patients along as efficiently as possible. Similarly, as a professional caregiver, it is very important to me to answer all questions and explain my treatment plans each step of the way. Choosing the right treatment plan is a big decision that can sometimes feel overwhelming. Moreover, my job is to minimize this stress by arming patients and parents with the knowledge they need to make the best, most informed decisions. Likewise, as a health advocate, I enjoy practicing healthy choices in my personal and professional life. In my free time, I enjoy yoga and pilates and preparing healthy meals with my family. Thus, my focus on healthy choices is the foundation for Sustainable Smiles. Finally, thank you for taking the time to learn more about Summer Orthodontics. We look forward to the opportunity to care for you or a loved one soon.

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