Sweet Smiles Modern Orthodontics
Hideki Ikeda, DDS, MS:
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Sweet Smiles Modern Orthodontics
Hideki Ikeda, DDS, MS (Orthodontist)

Garden Grove, 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 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

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


I had a very complicated case of an open bite that my dentist and several others had said would require surgery and having my mouth sown shut for 10 months.  I wanted to avoid surgery and the 10 month process if possible.   I was referred to Dr. Ikeda as he is current on the latest procedures and technology.  He was able to fix my bite with non-surgical technics.  I now have a perfect bite and even straighter teeth!  Sweet Smiles staff, especially Jaime, took incredible care of me.  Jaime always confirmed I understood my instructions and next steps.   I greatly appreciate Dr. Ikeda, Jaime and all the staff at Sweet Smiles and highly recommend them!

Claire Weber (Source: Google)


Today I’m getting my braces on and super excited and kind of nervous as I don’t like pain and not good with shots! My sister Annika already comes here and she’s doing great. Dr. Ikeda is very like able and the office welcoming as it very spacious and clean. Aged Rodarte helped my mom by giving her financial options she couldn’t resist! She’s very good at explaining the process.

Mythek (Source: Google)


I decided to get my braces done here as an adult at the age of 25 after shopping around at over 5 different orthodontist offices. This place was very professional and thorough with the free consultation on my first visit. In fact, they were the only office that took x-ray of my teeth (other places want me to pay to get xray). The doctor was very patient and friendly as he was addressing all of my concerns and questions. The staff was very friendly and attentive, Jolleen took care of me and even made calls to remind me to come in when I was missing my appointments. This place may cost more than other offices, but you certainly get what you pay for. You should not be cheap when it comes to your teeth. Thank you sweet smiles and Jollleen for my beautiful teeth 😀

Chelsea R. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I never thought I would be writing a review about an orthodontist or the staff,yet here I am. My name is Chelsea and I am TERRIFIED of everything teeth related! I cry at every cleaning and consultation for braces. The first orthodontist I went to ruined my teeth. i have a pretty severe underbite and I needed to get it fixed. I had braces for 7 years and he over extracted my teeth. When I finally got them off my retainers did it and my teeth moved into a severely compromised position. Since then, every other orthodontist I’ve consulted has only given me bad news and has said the only way to fix everything is with jaw surgery. Each consultation I had lasted 15min and in that time each doctor gave me the same plan with surgery. NOW-I heard about Dr. Ikeda from my cousin Lexi(who works for him). She has told me about him for a few years and I’ve refused to go because I couldn’t face another orthodontist tell me surgery was the only option. Somehow I finally found the courage to get a consultation from him. I made the appointment and went in a few days later. I was thinking it was only going to be 15 min. The consultation lasted over an hour! He asked Lexi to do X-rays. Live scans. Pictures and molds. Lexi is beyond incredible and walked me through everything she was going to do. She even took the time to show another girl there how to use the imaging machine and how to do it the most comfortable way! She is so gentle and sweet. (This in not a biased review on her because we are family. when you meet her and she works with you, you will understand 10000%) Dr. Ikeda did not present a plan of correction that day. He said he wanted to study my case for 2 weeks. He said this was an extremely difficult case and wasn’t sure if there was a non surgical option. The entire time he was so nice and listened to every concern and question I had. He was so understanding as I cried about the history and my fears moving forward. 2 weeks later Dr. ikeda presented 2 plans. One surgical and one NON-SURGICAL!!! Both plans have risk for complications. However he is confident that he can do it without surgery. On November 8th Ayde the woman who is in charge of new clients paperwork and payments helped me get everything in order. She was so kind and walked me through everything. She shared her fears of the dentist as well and it was refreshing to know I wasn’t alone in that. She also joked about how she can’t believe she works here but that she’s never been happier at a job. I never felt pressured to buy the most expensive braces or made to feel like it was only about money. It was about making sure I felt comfortable every step of the way. That same day I had the Dr. put my braces on. Our plan is 3years long. We are starting on the bottom because that is where the most work needs to be done. I can’t tell you how happy I am with my decision to go forward with Dr. Ikeda , despite still being terrified. I feel confident being in his care and would recommend him to everyone! His staff is happy to be there and it shows because of how they treat their patients.

Maryse Benjamin (Source: Google)


Sweet Smiles is the best Orthodontics you can take your child to, they always explain the current and the next step to ease any anxiety for the child, they have an exceptional staff , accommodation for special needs are impressive including a private exam room entertaining waiting room, very clean and friendly in addition to the up to date dental technology , Our experience was with Ayde Rodarte in selecting a very reasonable Financial plan for my son’s orthodontic was smooth and professional. My son looks forward to each appointment and can’t wait to have all his teeth straightened 🙂

Danna L. from Garden Grove, CA (Source: Yelp)


Both of my children are recently starting their orthodontic process with Sweet smiles. All the staff there are very nice and helpful. I have dealt with Lexi for all my appointments and she is great with the kids. She answers all my questions and is very nice. Today we got assisted by Julie and she is knowledgeable and great with the kids also. Thank you sweet smiles for making this process smooth and pleasant.

Shyanne P. from Garden Grove, CA (Source: Yelp)


EVERYONE here is always so happy and sweet. Very welcoming environment! They are also very understanding and always willing to answer any questions you may have even if you may think it’s a silly questions, they answer with no judgment. When walking in and to the back almost everyone says hi to you( if they don’t have their heads down looking at someone’s mouth you’ll get a big welcoming hello). Not one staff is rude here and that’s why i think five stars is perfect for this place! Highly recommend if thinking of looking for a new ortho!

Medelly Cervantes (Source: Google)


I’ve been bringing my son Josh to Sweet Smiles Orthodontics for 2+ years now, I’m extremely happy with their service everyone there is very attentive specially Jaime he’s always very supportive, my son feels very comfortable with him around, he’s always explaining in detail all processes and procedures. I highly recommend them!

Andrea Townsend (Source: Google)


I’m an adult who came in to explore the possibility of Invisalign. Dr. Ikeda thoroughly reviewed my dental situation and explained it all to me. Mine was a tough case. His office did xrays and pictures as part of the consultation. He was honest about what he could and couldn’t do and explained why some changes could cause other problems. Ayde coordinated the consultation with a prosthodontist and submitted my info to Invisalign. Ultimately, previous dental work prevented me from getting the results I wanted. I chose to not go forward. Ayde totally refunded my deposit and one payment. They did not keep one penny even though they had spent hours reviewing my case. It is rare to find people like Dr. Ikeda and Ayde who are truly patient focused.

Alyssa M. from Paramount, CA (Source: Yelp)


I Just got my braces on not too long ago Sweet an Smiles Energy in the office was very positive,the energy was so great that I conquered my fear an got braces ! Other orthodontist places have only positive energy in the room with the doctor but Sweet an Smiles you feel the positive energy everywhere not only with the doctor but with the staff an especially with Ayde Rodarte ,is very professional with managing what needs to be done if you have questions she will go over them into detail to make sure you understand completely.

Shari M. from Garden Grove, CA (Source: Yelp)


Our experience has been very good so far planning Braces for my daughter. Ayde was very knowledgeable with financial questions and was reassuring to both my ex husband and myself as we are coparenting. She was also patient with additional questions that we had about procedures. The doctor, technician and hygentest were also friendly and patient. Looking forward to a great few years in this partnership.

Matt L. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Came in today for braces and let me just say Dr. Ikeda and his whole entire staff are great. At first I was hesitate to get braces since I’ve already gotten them before at another office but Dr. Ikeda and his staff explained every process to me thoroughly and made my experience great. I’ve gotten braces before and the difference between the two places is crazy you really see the difference between the two as Dr. Ikeda’s office is professional, clean and efficient. Not only is Dr. Ikeda great but the whole staff is too everyone is very knowledgeable and I definitely feel comfortable to let anyone there work on my teeth. If you’re looking for a great place to get braces then Sweet Smiles is the place to go!

Blanca M. from Buena Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


I would love to thank all the wonderful team at Sweet Smiles in Garden Grove! I have had the most amazing experience thus far. My son is special needs and everyone is so kind and patient, it makes everything smooth sailing. We’ve been going for my son’s braces for the past few months, and everything is moving along really nice. I would also love to mention how Aide worked extra hard with medical which is the insurance we have for my son, and fortunately they covered his ortho treatment, and it’s basically free of cost. That is such a blessing for our family! Also Brandon is amazing, he is so sweet and patient to my son, as a parent I couldn’t be more thankful and happy. Dr. Ikeda does amazing work, he is very experienced, and definitely tries to be quick when it comes to my son. I 100% recommend this location and their team if your looking for a dentist.

Kevin L. from Garden Grove, CA (Source: Yelp)


Wow! I love the  vibe of this office. The assistants are all very knowledgable and skillful. Dr. Ikeda was very detailed when explaining my treatment. Vanessa was my assistant when I got my braces on and she was very gentle and also explained to me how I would feel the first few days, she showed me how to brush and floss with braces. There is TVs with new movies playing so you can’t get bored, forms were fast and easy to fill out. 15/10 would recommend!

Ray G. from Santa Ana, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love being a patient at Sweet  Modern Orthodontics.  Dr. Hideki Ikeda is the best Orthodontist and he truly delivers the best results when it comes to creating a SMILE.  I love the staff there because they are so friendly and welcoming.  My favorite staff member is definitely AYDE.  She is super sweet and has the most natural smile!  Every time I go to my appointments she’s always busy with patients but always looks confident and professional.  Best part is …she always takes time to say hello and asked me how I’m doing.  I will continue to recommend to everyone.  Great job!

Michelle N. from Santa Ana, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just started my treatment here based on a referral from Jolleen Tran (she works at this office) and I don’t regret it one bit! I was very hesitant for months but she assured me that I was in great hands. When i arrived to the office, i was greeted with warm (perfect) smiles and was taken care of by Jolleen. She took xrays of my teeth and took photos from all angles and made me feel very comfortable when I had to put metal instruments in my mouth to allow a good visual of my molars and premolars during the photo shoot. She was very assuring the entire time! It’s only been a week since I’ve gotten my braces but I can already see the difference. Dr. Ikeda is amazing! I’m excited to see how my smile will look once the treatment is over!

Joi S. from Garden Grove, CA (Source: Yelp)


This office and staff are amazing! Especially Ayde and Crystal, every time we come in they are so welcoming and really put you & your child at ease. At first we were concerned if our son who’s on the Autism spectrum would be able to handle getting braces because he can barely sit still for a cleaning. However, from day 1 they have made us feel at ease and taken the time to build a relationship with our son that has made him feel comfortable & not afraid. He now calls it “His favorite Dentist”.

Farid Haksan (Source: Google)


This office is the place to go for perfect teeth. I got my braces done by Dr. Ikeda and I love my results! I had braces done by another orthodontist in the east coast that I didn’t finish because I was moving, but since I moved back to California I wanted to finish up my braces. I found Dr. Ikeda online, I called and set up an appointment and had a free consultation. His consultation was very thorough, I had my xrays taken and some pictures of myself and my teeth taken, so he could show me what he recommended. The staff at his office are all so friendly and are good at what they do! Jolleen was the assistant who took my photos and worked on me most, she was gentle when tightening my braces and friendly, but all the other staff is great as well. This office is very welcoming and definitely a two thumbs up!

Huy (Source: Google)


Strengths: I have been skeptical of a lot of orthodontics locations, but this place has been a very good experience. From the orthodontist Dr. Hideki Ikeda to the very caring employee Jaime Colin, everyone will ensure you are well taken care of. Dr. Ikeda is likely the best orthodontist provider at this location and if you like him and want him to be your attending dentist, you can request that with the front desk. If preferred, you are even able to request your assistant/other staff members who will always try to be the one who takes care of you before the orthodontist sees you. As a provider myself, I respect that Dr. Ikeda always has valuable information to share, stays within his scope of practice, and does not overstep the boundaries like many other providers out there. All questions are always welcomed to be asked at any time. There is even room for some casual discussions if time allows. Unlike other dental/ortho offices that gladly take your money and then try to do their work without giving you periodic updates after each appointment, Dr. Ikeda is very OCD and a perfectionist which reflect very well on your treatment plan and progress. Jaime Colin is the one individual who has always tried to keep my spirits up and acted like a friend to me. He has a very nice personality and will keep a conversation going if needed. It is very rare to find this behavior at any healthcare provider’s offices because the other provider offices place a larger emphasis on profits rather than customer satisfaction and customer relationship management. Weaknesses: Although the online appointment system could be improved a bit so that patients don’t drive over 30 minutes away to find out the office is closed, this is a small detail for the amount of care you will get here. I suspect that it was just a minor detail that the unexpected pandemic had forced the office to close abruptly without allowing the online appointment system to catch up quickly enough. Opportunities: Some employees are not as polite and will try to pressure you into filling out reviews before the treatment is even done. I do not believe in this type of behavior and perhaps these employees should be retrained so that they can understand how important customer relationship management should be. Some other employees are very reserved and this may lead to some odd silences in between procedures such as X-rays or pictures. Perhaps this could be a bit of notice to those employees. Even though there are some weaknesses as described above, they do not warrant a loss of a star from the review. Every business/organization will never be perfect, but it is up to the employees who act in the company’s best interests to set an example for other employees.

Lynn H. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend Sweet Smiles….  Dr Ikeda is awesome!  Professional, efficient, genuinely caring, coolest Orthodontist you will find.  Even when I just go in for a routine check-up, when finished, Dr. Ikeda always takes the time to come over and check-up on me as well before I leave. His staff (special shout out to Jaime, he’s the best) are always professional, friendly and efficient.  I go to the Garden Grove location… Comfortable, friendly atmosphere with a great vibe every time I have walked into this office… always super clean!  Very modern & definitely kid friendly..   10 Stars!!

Jessica C. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


I originally heard about this office from other patients and decided to bring my children here for their dental work. They are very well taken care at this office. My daughter originally had a consult for orthodontics with Dr. Ikeda and when ready, I am planning on getting her orthodontic work done by him. After having my 2 year old and 1 year old, my teeth shifted a lot and there was minor spacing that I know needed to eventually be taken care of. I decided to make an appointment for a consult here once I found out the office did adult orthodontic work, as well. The dental assistant Jolleen is amazing. She did a phenomenal job walking me through the whole process of taking pictures and x-rays of my teeth. She made me feel super comfortable. Dr. Ikeda listened to all of my concerns and addressed them in the consult. He is an awesome orthodontist that definitely knows what he is doing. I trust my teeth in his hands. The financial options are definitely flexible and Aiyda assured me that they are here to work with me. It definitely showed as well. So take it from me, don’t waste your time going to different consults, which I did, and choose Sweet Smiles. The orthodontist and staff is amazing!

Madalynne T. from Garden Grove, CA (Source: Yelp)


I found out about Dr.Ikeda through my kids dentist Dr.Pham which is the same practice. I’ve had braces before and due to not wearing my retainers, I have been experiencing a lot of shifting. So I decided to get back into them. Here’s how it went. When I called in to schedule my appointment, Crystal got me in literally the next day! Score right?! She has been so pleasant ever since and is always accommodating me and my busy work schedule. After my consultation with Dr.Ikeda, Ayde helped me with my financial options and hands down, made it so much easier for me! She was very thorough and made sure I understood what was being covered by my insurance. Every time I see her, she is always smiling! The entire staff actually is always happy, and smiling and welcoming. Especially Joleen. She has been my dental assistant since day one. she definitely makes it easy. She explains what she is going to be doing next and gives me advice. Instead of just sticking her hand in my mouth; which I really appreciate. HANDS DOWN I would recommend this practice to anyone and EVERYONE.

Sasha K. from Garden Grove, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr.Ikeda and his staff are amazing! My sister and cousin’s experience with their braces has been a wonderful experience.Dr.Ikeda has given us outstanding care with first a professional consultation explaining and answering all of our questions and being super compassionate during his process with their braces. Scheduling appointments has been such a smooth process, and the back office staff are wonderful with the kids. We are super happy that we chose Sweet Smiles Modern Orthodontics for their braces journey and that’s why we will be referring friends and family to them.

Alyssa Martinez (Source: Google)


The energy at Sweet Smiles is very positive makes you feel welcomed and very comfortable.My first time getting braces I was scared but the people their made me feel very comfortable an not to scared on when I was getting the braces put on.Ayde Rodarte was such a big help for me an my mom she explained what needed to be done she gave me a little kit of how to keep my teeth nice an she showed me how to use the stuff inside .

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


We have been going to Lollipop dentist for almost 5 years. My son had braces put on and and lollipop has been awesome thru out this journey. They have made us feel very comfortable thru the whole process. They genuinely care.  Dr Akeda and the staff are very friendly and very thorough. We have had a great experience with Lollipop dental. I would highly recommend them.

Wendy C. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I recently finished my braces treatment here, and I could not be happier with my smile. Throughout my treatment, I was always attended on time and never had a bad experience. The women at the front desk are very sweet and welcoming when you enter, and the RDAs are attentive and friendly. Dr. Ikeda and the RDAs attending me would always walk me through and inform me on whatever procedure was being done on me. Additionally, everything in the office is super clean and recently remodeled (AND they have TVs in the ceiling you can watch movies on while they attend you). Overall, the entire staff is kind and genuinely cares about you and giving you the best treatment.

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


Had such a great experience today at Sweet Smiles with Dr. Ikeda! Amanda and Cindy were very helpful checking me in. Amanda even remembered my name when I was checking in. I was taken back so fast by the assistant Zang. She was so helpful explaining the orthodontic treatment that I needed. Jolleen was also so helpful assisting me further with what I needed to get done. After that, Ayde took care of me with any other questions that I had. I honestly recommend this place for anyone looking for professional top notch orthodontic care with amazing staff at a reasonable cost. Thank you again! So excited!

Tilda H. from Garden Grove, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Ikeda has provided braces for me and my two boys.  Ayde was very helpful with the financial end and Dr. Ikeda has been nothing but amazing! Staff member Jaime is one of our favorites as he really takes the time to be gentle when working on our teeth and is very knowledgeable and kind. It has been a great experience all the way around.  Thank you Sweet Smiles!

Valerie Vu (Source: Google)


I recently came in with my nephew so he could get this braces tightened. The office is so nice and newly renovated, they have tv on the ceiling and iPads to keep the kids entertained. Jolleen was the assistant helping out my nephew. She was gentle and made him feel really comfortable! They see people all ages for braces! I may consider coming for a consult myself.

Shari Medina (Source: Google)


Our experience has been very good so far planning Braces for my daughter. Ayde was very knowledgeable with financial questions and was reassuring to both my ex husband and myself as we are coparenting. She was also patient with additional questions that we had about procedures. The doctor, technician and hygentest were also friendly and patient. Looking forward to a great few years in this partnership.

Seana M. from Fountain Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you need braces this is the place to go! Dr. Ikeda is top notch, he’s up for the tough cases like mine. The staff are amazing here, they are always smiling, they have always greeted me by name, if I have questions, they are great at explaining everything to me and making sure I understand. I have to say a huge thank you to Jaime! he is always the lucky one that gets to do the torture sessions with me, just kidding. Jodi and Brandon are also great along with rest of the staff. I recommend coming in and checking out the staff and Dr. Ikeda, you won’t regret it.

Melissa R. from Santa Ana, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am extremely happy that I decided to take my 9 year old to Sweet Smiles. After our initial consultation I was convinced that Dr. Ikeda was the perfect choice for my daughter’s orthodontic needs. The staff is super friendly and helpful I am especially thankful to Lexi for making my daughter feel comfortable at all her appointments. I highly recommend this office.

Samantha D. from Cypress, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Ikeda and his staff are amazing. Braces for two boys are done effectively, thoroughly, and efficiently. Modern is not about the office, it is about the philosophy of orthodontics. Dr. Ikeda does an incredible consultation: reviewing bone growth, treatment scheduling, and (my favorite) complete comprehension of the treatment plan and philosophy. Dr. Ikeda makes time for his patients, even when he is busy. His staff is always pleasant, the kind of place where everyone knows your name. You get to know the staff as people who care about you. It’s this mix that makes Sweet Smiles an amazing office and business.

Christina Choi (Source: Google)


Love this office! So nice and modern. It was recently remodeled! They have tv on the ceiling and iPads in the waiting room. I took my brother in to get his braces consult and they did a great job. Jolleen took his photos and X-rays, she talked him through everything that she was going to do. Dr. Ikeda was very thorough when explaining what he needed

Thuy V. from Pomona, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you are looking for a top notch orthodontist then Dr. Ikeda and his team are it. I have a perfect smile now and it’s all thanks to Dr. Ikeda and his amazing team.  If you have a complex case like mine was, then definitely go here because Dr. Ikeda can tweak your teeth to perfection.  I was told by another orthodontist that I couldn’t get braces without having jaw surgery, but lo and behold Dr. Ikeda was able to perform my treatment without surgery and it saved me thousands of dollars. He is knowledgeable, skillful, and the entire team is very professional, kind, and compassionate. The office has up to date equipment with X-rays and scanners as well as television and surround sound so you don’t get bored while you are waiting. Everything is at your comfort level, and the staff are very welcoming. You also get email reminders and text messages so you will never miss an appointment. Choosing Dr. Ikeda as my orthodontist was one of the best decisions I have ever made and now I have a perfect white smile I can show off to the world. Thank you Dr. Ikeda and team!


Dr. Ikeda was born in Illinois but spent most of his childhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He grew up in a strong musical household with both parents as professional musicians; his mother an accomplished pianist and father now a retired member (violist) of the Minnesota Orchestra. Although Dr. Ikeda learned to play the cello and enjoyed music, his true passion was in the healthcare field. He attended Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and graduated with a degree in Biology. In pursuit of a school with a rich history in the field of dentistry, he then moved to Los Angeles, California to attend the prestigious USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. Becoming involved in school was very important for Dr. Ikeda and during his time at USC Dental School, he was elected Class President two consecutive years, elected Associate Student Body President his third year, served on the Ethics Committee for four years and co-authored a research publication. He has since presented his research at international dental conferences in Australia, Japan, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Along with his wide array of extracurricular accomplishments, Dr. Ikeda graduated top of his dental class which earned him a highly coveted spot in the Orthodontic program of Baylor Dental School in Dallas, Texas. There, Dr. Ikeda earned his specialty certification in orthodontics and received a master’s degree in Craniofacial Biology. His thesis on mini-screw implants was published in a peer-reviewed journal and also recognized by the American Association of Orthodontists, awarding Dr. Ikeda the Thomas W. Graber Award of Special Merit. After completing his orthodontic residency, Dr. Ikeda moved back to Southern California and has been handcrafting amazing smiles for his patients in the Orange County area. He currently lives in Costa Mesa, California with his wife and two children. He continues to remain active at USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry as a Clinical Assistant Professor. He is a former Invisalign Elite Provider (top 1% of the nation with clinical experience) and is certified in Incognito lingual braces. His patients were featured on the cover of the prestigious American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics on three separate occasions. He enjoys giving back to the community, volunteering at outreach programs such as CDA Cares to provide free dental services to those in need.