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Updike Orthodontics
Sophia S. Updike, DDS (Orthodontist)
Irvine, CA

★★★★★

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

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Monday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:30 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 1:30 pm

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

Sam L. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

The service at Updike Orthodontics was beyond phenomenal! I had such a positive experience that my parents have already decided that my sister will have her braces treatment at Updike. My braces treatment began in the fall of 2017 and ended in the summer of 2019. With the monthly contests and modern layout, the office was welcoming and helped all patients feel comfortable. Getting braces is painted in an extremely negative light, but Updike Orthodontics managed to defeat that norm and make my braces experience a fun one! Dr. Updike is an amazing orthodontist, to say the least! She is understanding, practical and professional! The staff at the front office are nothing but kind and very considerate when rescheduling appointments. Finally, the nurses at Updike are so funny and personal! They make conversation with the patients and are very gentle when tightening wires/fixing brackets. Overall, I had a positive experience at Updike because of all of the amazing and dedicating staff and Dr. Updike’s organization of the office and expertise. I love my straight smile am constantly complimented on it, as will you if you choose Updike! It will be one of the best decisions you make!

James Funk (Source: Google)

★★★★★

If you’re looking for an Orthodontist in Irvine, I found one for you! A friend recommended this orthodontist to me and I’m so glad she did. Like most reviews for Dr. Updike, there are nothing but good things to say about Dr. Sophia Updike and her amazing, caring staff.  Orthodontics: Dr. Updike and her staff provided such amazing orthodontic care. Anel was the orthodontic assistant that worked closely with me and she was fantastic 🙂 Everyone in that office knew their stuff and I always felt like I could talk to them about my questions or concerns and they always took care of me. I just got my braces off and I’m very happy with my results.  Atmosphere:  Video games in the lobby… Need I say more. I can, but it was kinda fun to play video games if you happen to be waiting for a minute or two. It’s a very family friendly environment where everyone knows your name, like “Cheers”. It’s very white and bright inside, I loved going there. Because I loved flossing during my visits, Dr. Updike even installed a special floss dispenser for me! If you’re reading this and decide to choose Dr Updike as a result, You made a great choice! Tell Dr. Updike “Hi” for me, I really consider them family now

Trini Defour (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

My daughter has been coming to them for several years now so much so that I referred other friends and family members. It’s not often you find a group of people completely in love with what they do dr. Updike and her entire team is beyond amazing warm friendly and passionate about helping people. You definitely get a sense of family here and that’s why we love them such a gem in the community and the plus is now my daughter has amazing looking teeth

Victoria D. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Updike has redefine the orthodontic experience for my family and I. My mom took my brother with her to fix his teeth that had started to crowd and overlap, and so when I expressed great discontent in my smile (having suffered from shifting and misaligned, as well as protruding teeth) after having braces for about two years but failing to retain the results due to my neglect of wearing my retainers,   I was more than willing to start a new treatment to straighten my teeth with Updike and her lovely, hardworking team. She gave me the wonderful news that I qualified for Invisalign and so I began my treatment right away. During this year long experience I did not once encounter any problems nor did I face any issues with my Invisalign trays. When minor nuisances did arise, Melissa, one of the receptionists there at Updike Orthodontics always helped schedule unexpected office visits around my availability. Fast forward to a year (that’s how fast and smooth the process felt) I am more than satisfied with the results I’ve gotten. Updike is very meticulous in her work and boasts a great deal of professionalism while centering her work ethic around servitude and excellence. I knew I could’ve gone to another dentist but the treatment here is one of a kind. I highly recommend anyone hoping to transform their smile for a reasonable price to visit Updike Orthodontics. You will not regret it. In fact, you’ll be glad you did it

MJ. Beckman (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Our daughter had developed a severe under bite and we wanted an orthodontist who was noted for having a sensitive demeanor and excellent references. I spent all of October and November of 2013 meeting with various orthodontist in the Irvine and Newport Beach area and felt unquestionably the most comfortable with Dr. Updike and her team. She spent a fair amount of time with us in the initial consultation and clearly explained what my daughter was experiencing and what she felt would be the best approach to correcting her under bite.  Throughout the 18 month treatment period, Dr. Updike was very punctual for our check up appointments. We never waited to see her as scheduled, which is uncommon when visiting any doctor. At one point, my daughter had an emergency with the upper band on her braces and Dr. Updike immediately scheduled an appointment within an hour to correct the problem. Our daughter recently completed her treatment and we are very pleased with the outcome. Her under bite has been wonderfully corrected and she feels very happy and confident with herself. We highly recommend the orthodontic services of Dr. Updike and her team to all that want a gentle and easy orthodontic experience from a very sincere and highly experienced professional

Momi P. from Tustin, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Both my daughters have gotten their braces with Updike Orthodontics.  My oldest daughter has gone through Phase I and Phase II and her teeth look amazing.  It simply floors me how Dr. Updike has changed the facial structure and smile of both my daughters.  Dr. Updike always takes the time to show me their progress and doesn’t make me feel hurried at all.  The staff is always welcoming, professional and very efficient at what they do.  We LOVE the new office and the Wii game that can be played while waiting in the waiting room.  And my daughters enjoy all the contests the office offers.  Even though this office is not close to where we live, I would never think of switching to another orthodontist.  I would highly recommend Dr. Updike to anybody, child or adult, needing braces or retainers

Ying Z. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I selected her after I met with few Orthordotice in Irvine area. My first impression of her is that she is so sharp in her field yet she was so sweet, and her plan was very clear and she explained it to us well. I also checked her profession background, it was only stunning. And the last she charges moderate and reasonable. After 14 months(4 months shorter than projected) treatment my daughter smiles like a champion. Nothing can be better than this. We are so grateful that we had a right orthodontist. I definitely recommend her to all who is still searching a trustful and skilled orthodontist

Brandon Chung (Source: Google)

★★★★★

When I was first looking to get braces I visited 3 different orthodontists and I decided to go with Dr. Updike because of her nice personality, caring and hardworking staff, and the cozy atmosphere. The office itself is up to date and has all the highest technology. There are many neat features about the office space such as the Xbox in the waiting room. Off the bat, with the start of my treatment (I had a horrible overbite and my teeth did not align properly), I could tell that Dr. Updike would work to make my teeth perfect and I saw how she gave each client the attention they needed. She also cares that the patients are happy and sets up fun activities like free raffles during holidays, such as during father’s day when we wrote a note about our dad and then were entered in a raffle to win tickets to an Angels game. My teeth were corrected in no time and I got my braces off much faster than anticipated which was a huge bonus. Dr. Updike is also a perfectionist when it comes to teeth which is great because I know that they are in safe hands. Her team is very kind and helpful with everything. Throughout the treatment she has even been as kind enough to replace things with no cost when other orthodontists would charge hundreds of dollars. All the staff are always helpful and organized which allows for the monthly check ups to be quick. My journey with Updike Orthodontists has been beyond positive and I would 100/10 recommend this place to anyone in need of orthodontic help

S. Guzman (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Words cannot explain how pleased I am with my teeth. I was in ortho treatment for a year and each month felt like eternity but I am glad I pulled through. Dr. Updike is perfection she does not quit until she knows it looks good. She took great care of me from initial to the the last day. I wanted to remove them so badly at 6 months and she explained to me all the advantages of keeping them, she encouraged me to care about my hygiene and the last 6 moths went fast. And my smile now is AMAZING! I am so pleased with my treatment and Dr. Updike is highly recommended. She is kind, caring, professional and such a good person. She always made sure I was taken care of and would text or call me as soon as she could when I had a problem or question. She always went that extra 10 miles for me and I am grateful she is my orthodontist. I would recommend her to all friends & family

Simona D. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I was referred to Dr. Updike by a friend of mine who is a dentist. After visiting and comparing other orthodontists, I choose Dr. Updike for all my 3 children and I am extremely satisfied with my choice. Dr. Updike is a wonderful lady, extremely knowledgeable, professional, very detail oriented and caring. For all these reasons, I feel that she is really somebody that I can trust.The office and the staff are all very friendly and enthusiastic and my kids are actually happy to go to the orthodontist! Updike Orthondontics is a place that truly gathers to the needs of their patients and they are very accommodating if you have to re-schedule an appointment. I highly recommend this facility!

J. A. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Updike is a wonderful orthodontist!  My daughter just finished her first phase of braces.  We were referred by her dentist.  I was very nervous and intimidated to start the process, but Dr. Updike and her staff are friendly, patient and professional.  The office is extremely clean, bright and fun. Like some other reviewers mentioned, we also let our daughter meet a few orthodontist and she overwhelmingly chose Dr. Updike’s office.  She never complained when we took her to her appointments because they were quick and always happy to see her.  She loved picking her flavors for her molds and colors for her retainers and bands.  Its those little things that mean a lot to them. My daughter broke her retainer 2 x and each time they were able to fix it quickly and cheaply rather than charging for a new one. The best part is: we NEVER had to wait more than 5 minutes!!  Seriously.  They have evening hours so you can work around your sports or work schedule

Ryan Neil (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Started off coming in 2017, they are willing to negotiate prices depending on your own financial situation, they take very good care of you, and are very kind. They want the best for you and you’re smile, my daughter had her braces on for 28 months with them and her smile came perfect! I recommend them 100%, they’re amazing, very social and sweet, make it for not such a boring time at the orthodontist!

Andrea I. from Tustin, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Updike has been our children’s orthodontist for over two years, and we couldn’t be happier. Dr. Updike has strong credentials, and came highly recommended , which is very important to us. She is kind, gentle and has a great sense of humor. The kids actually look forward to their office visits! Her office is very efficient, runs on time, and very accommodating. The staff are very professional and helpful, and the office is super clean and inviting. They even have video games for the kids to play when waiting to be seen or when one or the other is in with the doctor. Great idea! She tries her best to make the overall experience friendly and stress free, while taking care of business at the same time. I see my children’s smiles evolving and I couldn’t be happier! Five stars for Dr. Updike and team!

A. L. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Updike Orthodontics has an amazing staff and they all work beautifully as a team.  When you enter the office you are always greeted with a smile.  Dr. Updike and her staff are friendly, professional and patient.  Their staff is gentle with their patients, always asking, “Does anything hurt?” Updike Orthodontics try to make their patients as comfortable as possible.  They tell their patients exactly what they are doing to your teeth so you know what to expect and not worry.  During consultations with Dr. Sophia Updike, she explains step by step the plan for your teeth. They also recently obtained a new office and it is amazing.  It is bright, clean, and organized.  Their office is also always decorated and they have guessing games you can participate in to win prizes.  My daughter had a great experience getting her bracing and would gladly recommend her to any of her friends.

Ethan D. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I really wish there was a way to give Updike Orthodontics 6 stars! This is because the moment you walk through the doors you are embraced with warmth and kindness. When you sit in the chair next to Dr. Sophia Updike and look into her eyes, you automatically feel like you’ve known her for years and you trust her with everything. The beautiful thing about Updike Orthodontics is the fact that everyone in the office genuinely wants to help you on your journey to creating a beautiful smile. I could not be more happy and content with the results of Dr. Updike’s work. She is very careful and diligent, and she will for sure work appointments around your specific schedule. Dr. Sophia Updike is unlike any orthodontist I have ever met. I can tell that she truly enjoys her career, and she is very passionate about making sure each and every one of her patients are taken care of. I am so happy that I went to Updike Orthodontics, and I would have regret it if I went anywhere else. I want to say thank you to Sophia Updike and her whole team for creating a relaxing and enjoyable braces experience. You truly are the best of the best. Also, I want to give a shout out to Ericka, Stephanie, Nicole, and Anel, the BEST hygienists ever!!

Michael M. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I had an unusual situation: A relative visiting from out of town felt that his retainer was coming off one of the teeth.  I called Updike Orthodontics in panic.  They graciously gave me an appointment within 24 hours.  When we arrived, the staff quickly collected the information (since my relative was a new patient) and within minutes the orthodontist came to have a look.  She reassured us that, although some glue may have come off, there was plenty to hold the retainer in place until my relative returned home to be seen by his regular orthodontist.  Obviously this practice is not trying to push unneeded procedures – they just want to do what’s best for the patient.  The practice has earned my admiration for this uncommon combination of caring, professionalism, compassion, and efficiency

Robert C. from Woodbridge, Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Our kids have been patients with Dr. Update since soon after she set up her practice here and we’ve been thrilled with the experience. The office staff and overall experience is friendly and inviting, and we really appreciate the level of personal communication we receive from Dr. Updike. She takes the time to build a relationship with her patients and to explain everything clearly with us. Our kids have always felt comfortable coming to appointments. The quality of care has been wonderful. Both of our kids have completed their main orthodontic work and are now dealing with retainers. The results are fantastic. Orthodontics is a long process, and it’s been very comforting working with a doctor and an office staff that makes that process welcoming and satisfying. I can’t recommend her strongly enough, not just for the quality of the dental work but the entire experience

Elaine P. from Trabuco Canyon, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I got my braces done at Updike Ortho and I could not have gone to a better orthodontist! Dr. Updike and the staff are not only caring, kind, and warm, but also professional and knowledgeable. When I was getting my braces on, I thought it would be a scary and painful experience. In reality, it felt like nothing, which just goes to show the expertise and skillfulness of the staff. Not only is Updike Ortho a great ortho office, but they are also caring about the community. I’ve seen Updike Ortho sponsor many jog-a-thons and other events which support our local schools and communities. In fact, I’m hosting a break through challenge to raise awareness of COVID-19, where students submit projects on the importance of social distancing or how to prevent the spread of COVID. Updike Ortho was more than happy to sponsor our prizes; they really care about the Irvine community. Thank you so much Updike Ortho; I can’t express my gratitude enough.

Jasmine Chabria (Source: Google)

★★★★★

The service at Updike Orthodontics was beyond phenomenal! I had such a positive experience that my parents have already decided that my sister will have her braces treatment at Updike. My braces treatment began in the fall of 2017 and ended in the summer of 2019. With the monthly contests and modern layout, the office was welcoming and helped all patients feel comfortable. Getting braces is painted in an extremely negative light, but Updike Orthodontics managed to defeat that norm and make my braces experience a fun one! Dr. Updike is an amazing orthodontist, to say the least! She is understanding, practical and professional! The staff at the front office are nothing but kind and very considerate when rescheduling appointments. Finally, the nurses at Updike are so funny and personal! They make conversation with the patients and are very gentle when tightening wires/fixing brackets. Overall, I had a positive experience at Updike because of all of the amazing and dedicating staff and Dr. Updike’s organization of the office and expertise. I love my straight smile am constantly complimented on it, as will you if you choose Updike! It will be one of the best decisions you make!

Kimberly N. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Updike & her staff are the best! She’s very reasonably priced, has amazing hours & is always very accommodating! All of which, makes it very easy for working parents to bring their children in for appointments! She even works Fridays & has Saturday appointments as well! Which trust me, is pretty rare! The staff is always friendly, up beat & professional. My youngest son just got his braces off & his teeth look absolutely beautiful! I only wish that I had found out about Dr. Updike sooner, so that my older son could have had his Ortho treatment completed by her as well. If you are looking for an outstanding Orthodontist for yourself or a family member, do not hesitate to give this great office a call!

George Y. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Updike is an amazing orthodontics.  She is incredibly smart and technically brilliant.  My daughter started her orthodontic treatment with Dr. Updike at age 9. Dr. Updike’s warm and caring approach during our initial consultation quickly eased all our concerns.  My daughter started with expanders and then went onto phase 1 and eventually phase 2 treatments.  She has been wearing retainers now for the past two years and just completed her final visit today at age 14.  Her smile is beautiful.  We had many visits over the years and each and every visit was a terrific experience.  We were so happy with the care my daughter was getting that I too became a patient of Dr. Updike.  Technically, my orthodontic issue was one of Dr. Updike’s more challenging cases.  She meticulously planned out how to best approach my care.  Braces as an adult is not easy but Dr. Updike and her staff gave me so much moral support.  I am not sure who was happier when my braces were removed three years later – Dr. Updike and her staff or me.  Dr. Updike and her staff are outstanding.  We have highly recommended her as the only orthodontist to see to all our friends

James Funk (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

This will be a pretty comprehensive review of Updike Orthodontics. A friend recommended this orthodontist to me and I’m so glad she did. Like most reviews on here, there is nothing but good things to say about Dr. Sophia Updike and her staff. Orthodontics: Dr. Updike and her staff provided such amazing orthodontic care. Anel was the orthodontic assistant that worked closely with me and she was fantastic  Everyone in that office knew their stuff and I always felt like I could talk to them about my questions or concerns and they always took care of me. I just got my braces off and I’m very happy with my results. Atmosphere: Video games in the lobby… Need I say more. I can, but it was kinda fun to play video games if you happen to be waiting for a minute or two. It’s a very family friendly environment where everyone knows your name, like “Cheers”. It’s very white and bright inside, I loved going there. Because I loved flossing during my visits, Dr. Updike even installed a special floss dispenser for me! If you’re reading this and decide to choose Dr Updike as a result, You’re welcome! Just kidding, tell Dr. Updike “Hi” for me, I consider them family now

Elijah F. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

We’re so happy with my son’s results at Updike Orthodontics, they give us a reason to smile! My son had started braces with another orthodontist who shortly left her business unannounced and left us at a loss both monetarily and in middle of treatment. So finding another orthodontist we could trust was huge on the priority list, to say the least. Dr. Updike is warm and personable. She managed every aspect of my son’s treatment. Even when it came to making a difficult decision about oral surgery Dr. Updike was very thorough about presenting options and wanted to make sure we took our time to make a decision. She really cares and does her best to give her clients the best possible treatment. She goes beyond the aesthetics, even making sure the roots of the teeth, which can’t be seen, were properly aligned. I appreciate that she is attentive, accommodating, kind, respectful, and works with integrity. I trust her skills and expertise. My son’s treatment was done in 23 months, which was one month earlier than expected. The office location was super convenient for us which made unexpected repairs easy to take care of. It’s so great that it’s one doctor, one location. The office is good about getting through appointments quickly with little wait time. My second child started his orthodontic treatment with Dr Updike and I am confident she will give him a wonderful smile too!

Vanessa M. (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Updike and her team are the best! They are so welcoming and friendly, prompt and efficient, and do a great job. Even though I moved to Burbank, I still gladly drive down. I’m sad that my braces are off now and that I’ll only see them for my retainer checks! My teeth look amazing! I got my braces as an adult (at 28), and had them on for about 1.5 years. My sister, who also got braces as an adult, got hers done someplace else, and I think my result is much better! (Of course, our teeth weren’t exactly the same to begin with–but I think the result also had to do with Dr. Updike’s keen attention to detail.) The price was very reasonable (I think I paid $3400 out of pocket, after my insurance covered $1000 or so–but it was a little bit ago now so I’m not sure about the exact numbers–but I do remember it being a good value, especially given the care and attention that Dr. Updike and staff give to their patients). Many of the patients are kids, but I’ve seen a few other adults there. I never felt out of place because of my age, probably because all the ladies who work there are around the same age as me, and we always talked and had a blast. When I have kids, I’d definitely love to take them to Updike Orthodontics if they need braces! I trust Dr. Updike and her staff 100% and think getting my braces done there was one of the best decisions I’ve made!

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

★★★★★

Dr. Updike and her team were amazing to work with and have taken great care of me and my teeth during my two-year orthodontic treatment. I usually dread Doctor and Dentist appointments, but I never dreaded going to my monthly orthodontic checkups, and that is all thanks to Dr. Updike and her wonderful team! Checkups were always quick and on-time, which was a BIG plus since I work and would go during my lunch break. I have never had to wait more than 5 minutes in the Waiting Room; I am usually called in within 2 minutes of checking in. Facility is always nice and clean; and Dr. Updike and her team are always welcoming and kind. Prior to starting my treatment, Dr. Updike made sure to listen to all of my concerns and advised the most efficient (fastest) AND most cost-effective (least expensive) treatment to achieve my desired smile. The treatment was supposed to take two years, but Dr. Updike got the job done in 23 months (one month early) instead! I am a very picky individual and Dr. Updike showed a lot of patience by responding to all my questions and addressing the concerns I had along the way. I am thoroughly pleased with the results and couldn’t be happier with my new smile! I cannot thank Dr. Updike and her team enough for the care they have shown me for the past two years! I enjoyed my monthly visits to their office and will miss Dr. Updike and her team greatly! Thank you again for everything! P.S.: Shoutout to Arnel for being my main orthodontic assistant! You were awesome!

Melody S. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr Updike is so wonderful. I’m not a regular patient of hers but my retainer broke after a few years of wearing it. I called to ask for a consultation and she was willing to see me. The first thing she tried to consider was whether she could simply fix my retainer instead of replacing it to save me money. Very thoughtful of her, but unfortunately it could not be salvaged which I already figured. Upon receiving my replacement retainer a week later  I noticed it was way better than my previous one. Dr Updike really made sure this one was reinforced and even put extra wire to make sure all my teeth (including ones she felt were “at risk” of shifting were held in tightly. She was very attentive and wanted to make sure I was maximizing value out of my new retainer. I’d definitely come back to see Dr Updike if I ever break or lose a retainer again in the future.

Norm V. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

My son (9 yrs old) had an underbite that needed to be corrected, so I asked around for referrals.  My friend and my son’s dentist both said, “You will never find a better orthodontist than Dr. Updike.” I am SO GLAD I listened to them! From the very first visit, Dr. Updike and her staff put all of us (especially my son) at ease.  Her office was very clean, inviting, and child-friendly (including video games and a popcorn machine in the waiting room).  After my son went through his initial examination, Dr. Updike clearly and thoroughly explained our options, what our insurance would cover, her recommendation, how long the treatment would take, what my son should expect, etc. Subsequent visits to Dr. Updike were just as satisfactory.  Dr. Updike cleaned and installed braces on my son’s teeth quickly, skillfully, and without pain (said my son).  Dr. Updike and her assistants also showed us how to use and maintain his headgear, and were always available to answer our questions.  After a few months my son had his braces removed and now uses a retainer. My wife was so impressed with the level of service and care our son experienced, that she is now starting her Invisalign treatment with Dr. Updike as well! “You will never find a better orthodontist than Dr. Updike.”

Timmy S. from Poway, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Very great experience! So I am a student at UC Irvine and I am having orthodontic work from my Ortho in my home town( San Diego ). The San Diego office forgot to put two ties on my brackets so rather than making the trip back down( in the middle of preparing for my finals) Updike took me in and quickly fixed the issue. The other clinics in the Irvine/Newport area tried to make me a new patient and wanted records, payment fees, etc. This was a headache to deal with for such a simple fix. Having said this, Updike was the only place to help me out. From my brief experience there, I saw that they treat patients ( and “outsiders” ) in a nice and welcoming manner. I definitely recommend their service to anyone who is looking for an excellent practice

Rohan Chawla (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Updike and her staff are amazing. I have been a client for almost two years now, and my teeth look perfect. They are always open for emergencies, and are willing to help with anything you need. The staff are welcoming, and Dr. Updike is very attentive. I was pleasantly surprised to see her remember small details about me, and I always felt attended to. For anyone looking for an orthodontist in Irvine, I could not recommend someone more

Ruaa Labanieh (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I honestly cannot begin to explain how much my experience with the Updike Orthodontics team lead by Dr. Updike has been helpful, smooth, and accomodating. As a full-time student and worker, I appreciated how hassle free the scheduling, re-scheduling, and canceling of appointments with Updike Orthodontics has been, not to mention they were always quick to provide me with an appointment that was convenient for my schedule. From the moment I got my consultation and X-rays to the moment I finally took off my braces, I received the best service and care. Dr. Updike’s skill and diligent planning allowed the spacing between my teeth to close,reversing my forced overbite in only around 16 months. Even when I misplaced my retainer, Dr. Updike was quick to suggest a new type of retainer which once again pushed my teeth back to their newly perfected position and my smile has never looked better, truly worth the money. I was worried at first that investing in my braces after such a long time, I would feel contrite about spending time and money for it. However, working with the Updike Orthodontics team, I am pleased to say I don’t regret a single thing!

James F. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

This will be a pretty comprehensive review of Updike Orthodontics in Irvine CA. A friend recommended this orthodontist to me and I’m so glad she did. Like most reviews on Yelp, there are nothing but good things to say about Dr. Sophia Updike and her staff. Orthodontics: Dr. Updike and her staff provided such amazing orthodontic care. Anel was the assistant that worked with me and she was the best :). Everyone in that office knew their stuff and I always felt like I could talk to them about my questions or concerns and they always took care of me. I just got my braces off and I’m very happy with my results. Atmosphere: Video games in the lobby… Need I say more. I can, but it was kinda fun to play video games if you happen to be waiting. It’s a very family friendly environment where everyone knows your name. It’s very clean and sanitary, of course. They even installed a special floss dispenser for me to make my flossing experience a little better. If you’re reading this and decide to choose Dr Updike as a result, You’re welcome!  Just kidding, tell Dr. Updike Hi” for me, I consider them family now

Chelsee R. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Updike is the best in the business.  She has put braces on 4 of my children and I have been more than pleased!  Not only is she professional; but she is warm, loving and kind.  She cares about her patients, even after hours!  She once emailed me over the weekend because she had been thinking about the progress of my daughter.  She felt like she could do something more, so she arranged with her assistant for more appointments to be made and my daughter’s treatment was accelerated. She is always on time and we never wait in the waiting room.  Her staff is amazing!  Fun, energetic, and friendly.  My kids love going to the orthodontist! Do not hesitate to go with Dr. Updike.  You will not be disappointed!  She is amazing!

Fabiola Medina (Source: Facebook)

★★★★★

The best of the best! All you would want from a Doctor who conforms beautifully aligned smiles. Dr. Updike is gentle, approachable and full of charisma. Her staff members have amazing bedside manners and it’s clear they make it their goal to give the patient a pleasant experience. My teeth look amazing! Thank you, thank you Dr. Updike and staff! Officially my family orthodontist!

Jeanne Wong (Source: Google)

★★★★★

My son has been going to Updike Orthodontics for just a few months, but we could not be happier with the progress and care he received. They are amazing with kids and have provided such a pleasant experience that my son looks forward to it every time. We trust Dr. Updike! You can tell that Dr. Updike loves what she does and is highly qualified in her training to provide the best care to her patients. Her staff is friendly, efficient, and also well trained. We would recommend them to all our family and friends

Maurice M. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Updike and her staff truly set the gold standard when it comes to orthodontic dentistry! My daughter came to Dr. Updike 2 years ago with a HUGE overbite thanks to another dentist (who will shall remain nameless) and we could not be more impressed with the end result. She and her team communicated the plan to us and executed flawlessly! I was so pleased with the team that I became a patient and am currently working with Dr. Updike to close a small gap. My 10yr old son will need braces soon and there is no doubt who I will trust to get his smile in order. The office/atmosphere is very modern and friendly (front desk to dental assistants) and my son enjoys the complimentary video game in the lobby while he waits on us to finish our appointments. They are SUPER punctual (11a appointments actually start at 11a) which is important to us as a family always on the go. Honestly, do yourself or those you care about a favor and go visit the best orthodontist in Orange County! You won’t be disappointed!

A WORD FROM YOUR DOCTOR

Dr. Sophia Updike grew up in Cerritos California and attended Cerritos High School. She stayed close to home when she chose to attend renowned Caltech where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Dr. Updike studied dentistry at UCLA where she graduated with honors and was elected into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor society. She completed an internship at the prestigious Mayo Clinic where she studied temporomandibular joint (TMJ) cases. She also completed an additional three years of orthodontic training at USC for her orthodontic certificate and she obtained a Master's Degree in Craniofacial Biology at that time. Dr. Updike is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and is a member of orthodontic groups, organizations, and study clubs including the AAO, PCSO, CDA, Angle society, and AAOF Vanguard Society.

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