Yoshikane Orthodontics
Terrie Yoshikane, DDS, MS:
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Yoshikane Orthodontics
Terrie T. Yoshikane, DDS, MS (Orthodontist)

Encinitas, 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 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Friday: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm (by appointment only)

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Mary P. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


I decided to undergo Invisalign treatment and the entire process from start to finish has been a wonderful experience.  Dr. Yoshikane is an absolute pro and is on the cutting edge of the latest and greatest technology.  She has a an amazing staff who all work very efficiently and they are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. My schedule was always accommodated and I was comfortable at each appointment. Dr Yoshikane’s expertise gave me the results I was looking for.  I am so excited with the final results.  It’s the best decision I ever made. 🙂

Kim H. (Source: Google)


Dr. Yoshikane is very sweet and knowledgeable. Every technician and front desk staff are very professional and compassionate. My daughter had braces for two years and it was effortless dealing with all of them. I would recommend her to anyone at any age.

Yasi E. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love Dr. Yoshikane. She is amazing and super easy going. Every appt that I see her, she is always smiling and happy, which makes me want to do the same. Even though I am only a kid, I am inspired by her. Thanks for the wonderful experience that I will never forget! -Yasi (your patient)

LL. P. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Wow – I’m shocked that anyone would give Dr. Yoshikane less than 5 stars. From the first appt to the last, she was always there for me, willing to take whatever time needed to answer questions, to make sure that I understood what was being done, and always told me to call if I had any questions after I left the office. Over the 3 yrs of my ortho treatment I never had anything but excellent, professional treatment by her and her entire staff. And my phone calls were always answered in person UNLESS it was during their closed times (ie., Fridays), which are clearly stated in the message. The fact that she was able to correct my teeth using Invisalign, which was the ONLY treatment I was willing to consider, when other orthos tried to get me into metal braces, made her an easy choice. Plus, she was recommended by my dentist. And finally, she was willing to consult with my chiropractor, who was the one who told me I should consider braces to correct my bite, which was affecting my neck, jaw and upper back. He advised that I needed to have gentle incremental correction so as not to exacerbate my neck problems, and she worked with him and me to design a scheduel that accomplished everything I needed without pain, or extra costs or surprises. I can honestly say that since I went into the retainer stage (no more corrections) my adjustments are much less frequent, they hold longer, and I am much stronger overall. I would (and have) recommend Dr. Yoshikane to anyone seeking excellent care and individualized orthodontic treatment.

Katie Kline (Source: Google)


After seeing a handful of orthodontists and being told I wasn’t a candidate for Invisalign, I made one last inquiry at Dr. Y’s office. Being 30, wire braces were something I just couldn’t do. She was so sweet and took her time evaluating my teeth to see what could be done. Low and behold, with her amazing vision and talent, I was able to get my teeth beautifully straight with in a YEAR using, that’s right, Invisalign. Other orthodontists were telling me I had to be in wire braces for at least TWO years! Not only was Dr. Y so refreshing with her almost artistic take on orthodontics but her entire staff is sweet and patient. They make you feel so welcome in their office. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Y!

Patty D. from San Marcos, CA (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend Dr. Yoshikane as an orthodontist. She is caring and  competent. Both of my sons have gotten their orthodontic care from this office, and I am very happy with the results. If you are in need of an orthodontist, look no further!

Sanchitha T. from San Marcos, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yoshikane is such a sweet person and very understanding towards everyone’s situation. All of the employees develop personal relationships with their customers and help get you easily out of there. Everyone is so sweet in there and there is never a wait time. They are quick appointments and they are so patient with their customers. They make going to appointments so much fun because you get YO! Cards of which you can get prizes. This helps motivates customers to keep their teeth clean, which also makes it faster for you to be done with your treatment. Overall, this is the best orthodontist I’ve ever been to.

T. W. from Cardiff, CA (Source: Yelp)


Our family has been Doctor Yoshikane patients for almost 25 years now. Her office and staff are top notch. My teeth look amazing after 18 months of Invisalign. We would highly recommend Dr.Yoshikane if you are looking for the perfect smile 🙂

Jen V. from Vista, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Y was my orthodontist in my younger years and now my son is seeing her. We love the office, staff and Dr. Y! They are clean and efficient. I refer all my friends and clients to her. Thank you for our wonderful smiles!!

Amy H. from Carlsbad, San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Simply the best!! There is no other way to describe this thriving office…from the friendly, professional staff to the wonderfully warm and gifted Dr. Yoskikane, herself, this group is first class! Three out of the four family members in our house are patients here and I couldn’t offer a higher recommendation–or be more happy with our beautiful smiles! As a matter of fact, practically everyone we know in North County is a patient of this beloved doctor–many are friends with whom we’ve hared our great experiences. And I’ve got to say, it’s so nice to have complete and utter confidence when making such an important recommendation! Another terrific thing is that Dr. Yosh’s office is connected with Dr. Matt Davis’s pediatric dentist office (the other best dental office around!)…making for seamless communication and scheduling. Popping across the office to refer to a chart is easy and saves tons of time…something all busy moms appreciate! If you’re looking for an outstanding orthodontist who TRULY cares about you, your family…AND your (or your child’s) smile, look no further! This is the one for you! 🙂

Jessica M. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


Since I was in high school, I have always received regular compliments about my beautiful teeth. Not my smile (though fortunately, I get that, too). My teeth. People are very specific. I always smile and know that the person who deserves the credit is Dr. Terrie Yoshikane. Dr. Y became my orthodontist when I was a little girl (seriously, I may have been six or seven). I am now 32. I started seeing her when I was young because every dentist I had ever seen had told my parents I would need regular, extensive, and serious orthodontic work. Overbite, crooked teeth, a jaw likely to be misshapen…apparently without orthodontics, I would have been a real fright. Oh, and I have an unusually small mouth. Dr. Y took me through three sets of braces, more retainers than I can remember, a bionator, headgear…it’s a long list. And I was a good, compliant patient. I just had a really bad mouth. I didn’t know it at the time, but Dr. Y was following a plan she’d made when I was small, adjusting over time and making sure everything came out well. I’m convinced to this day that many other orthodontists wouldn’t have made my teeth come out as well. This is true not only because of skill, but also because of the close, near constant attention she and her staff paid to every little detail. You truly get the best with Dr. Y and her staff.

Kris Q. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


It’s been a while since we visited Dr. Yoshikane (my daughter is now 19), but we were so pleased with the care Dr. Y and her amazing staffed provided when my daughter had braces. The office was always full of caring and fun individuals. Terrie reduces the “burden” of wearing braces with contests, prize packages, etc. Other Orthodontists may charge less, but I say you get what you pay for. My daughter’s teeth are BEAUTIFUL!

Brandee H. from San Marcos, CA (Source: Yelp)


Everything they do centers around making both your teeth and face look better because of their treatment. Traditional orthodontics often required the removal of up to eight teeth to correct a crowded mouth. Using our new technologies, the extraction of teeth occurs far less than it used to. As a result, their patients enjoy a beautiful full smile along with an attractive facial profile. However, they do still extract teeth when either the face of the patient, or the excessive protrusion or flare of their front teeth will benefit from such care. Although, this decision is made only after extensively reviewing the patient’s diagnostic records as well as all non-extraction treatment choices. They really want their patients to be happy with their final result now…as well as many years into the future. Plus, The staff there are so friendly and welcoming. They go out of there way to help you at any level. Weither is be a rescedual appointment or a discussion on your dental plan. I really enjoyed going to get my teeth check, it was a great experience to have braces at Dr. Yoshikane’s stablishment.

Curtis Chan (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Terrie Yoshikane and Team have provided the best Orthodontics I have ever encountered here in San Diego. She has provided for me, my family, my dental patients and incredible experience and of course a great smile. She is TOPS in her field and continues to deliver excellence. For the past 25+ years I have not found many other orthodontist who can match her kind of results. Curtis Chan DDS / Del Mar CA

Curtis Chan (Source: Google)


Dr. Terrie Yoshikane is THE BEST. She and her team deliver excellence with amazing results. My entire family has had orthodontic treatment by her and I’m totally happy with the results . Their office is state of the art, clean, and the entire team is highly trained on the most up to date techniques in dental care. Dr. Y’s experience, expertise, and leadership makes their office #1.

Chastity S. from San Marcos, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am 38 yrs old, and just got my braces off. Very pleased! Dr. Yoshikane is the best! Her office staff is amazing, always on time and if I ever needed anything they could get me in as soon as possible. When it’s time for my children to get braces I will be taking them to see Dr. Yoshikane!

Erin D. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yoshikane is the best there is…and I speak from experience, having worked in the dental field for over 18 years. I never thought I’d need orthodontic treatment in my late 30’s but I did, and there’s only one orthodontist I felt confident in to get the best care and that’s Dr.Y! Her staff is friendly and highly competent, there’s never a wait for your appointment and Dr. Yoshikane always makes herself available if you have any questions or concerns. If you or your kids need orthodontic care, look no further…the best orthodontist is right here in Encintas! You will love this office…guaranteed.

Caren S. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yoshikane and her staff are the greatest.  Totally professional, and so friendly.  I started my Invisalign a year ago and I’m astonished by my results so far.  I can’t recommend this practice highly enough, you won’t be sorry! Competitive pricing too

Stayathome M. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Yoshikane has seen my son for 8 years, a journey well worth the time/ effort. She definitely checks all the ‘4P’ boxes for a top orthodontist— professional, personable, patient and a top of the line precisionist. I’m always amazed, even for minor/routine visits, she sees every patient herself and is available to provide feedback each time. Importantly for a busy practice, her office is run professionally and on time.

Bill S. from Rancho Santa Fe, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have the highest recommendation for Dr. Terrie Yoshikane and her staff.  They were highly professional at every stage of my treatment.  My appointment times were always strictly observed.  They listened to my concerns and always took appropriate action.  And I am absolutely thrilled with the end product–my teeth look great.  You can count on their professionalism at every stage of your treatment.

Cara R. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


It is such a pleasure to give Dr. Yoshikane a review. My whole family has received care from her and her team for over 19 years. We have continued to receive exceptional care and it has never changed. It takes a village and the entire staff is excellent!! I have never encountered anyone that didn’t provide excellent customer service. Dr. Y is kind, funny, brilliant, intuitive, compassionate, and a perfectionist. A finish worker who pays attention to detail. She really cares about her patient. I just had the opportunity to see a dentist she works with and this dentist said ” I love working with her patients as they always come in with a perfect smile, and bite” She does the right thing for the patient. All three of my kids and I had a different approach as it was tailored for our individual need. I looked forward to coming into the office as they are all my friends. She truly cares and goes the extra mile. I am so grateful the we chose her as our orthodontist !!!!!!

Lisa G. from Rancho Santa Fe, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Yoshikani is the sweetest most gentle and caring orthodontist you will ever find. I was 38 when I first saw her to get braces and I am now 57. Every time I see her with a broken retainer or whatever it’s as if no time has passed.  She still remembers my kids and is always genuinely interested in my life and well being. She is such a happy and talented woman and she is great with kids and adults alike. Thank you Dr Yoshikani!

Cynthia H. from Melbourne, FL (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been working with Dr. Yoshikane and her staff for about 2 years to address my misaligned bite. As my treatment comes to an end I could not be happier with my treatment and results. She consulted with other dentists  and an oral surgeon in developing my treatment plan with end result of no surgery and using Invisalign. Dr. Y is professional, intelligent, energetic and kind. I would recommend her to all.

A. C. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m undergoing invisilign treatment!  I was referred by my dentist and I am very glad he referred me to Dr Yoshikane! Every time I go I have a very pleasant experience! I am happy with the results and although we are not done yet I am excited to see the progress! The staff is always friendly and detailed.

Krae P. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


So far so good. I just started seeing Dr. Yoshikane for TMJ and a minor over bite. I had a ton of orthodontia while a teen and as an adult it has moved a lot so i’m trying out invisiline to fix it. She has been straight forward with what my expectations should be and made sure i tried a trial tray just to make sure it didn’t interfere with my jaw and make it worse. I really appreciate the care i’ve had so far. I will update again after i’m finished with treatment!

Kat A. from Falls Church, VA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Terrie Yoshikane is an amazing professional.  Incredibly smart, very customer-oriented, and gifted at creating beautiful smiles.  But what set Terrie apart, at least for our family, was her sensitivity and interpersonal skills with my teenaged daughter.   My daughter had a very complicated dental case and came to Terrie with unrealistic expectations about what could be done with her teeth and jaw to create the perfect aesthetics.  Instead of telling my daughter that what she was asking was expensive, risky, and unrealistic, Terrie listened carefully and then in a masterful way, helped my daughter arrive at that conclusion on her own.  I highly recommend Terrie to anyone who wants masterful work by a sensitive and caring professional.

Adina F. from Oceanside, CA (Source: Yelp)


First off, let me say that Orthodontics for your kids is an overwhelming task. From the details to the finances to the committment of the whole time it takes. That being said…….Everyone here is amazing. They not only make each of those aspects much easier and explain everything in detail to you, they do so not just to start but the whole way through. Dr. Yoshikane is a very caring and thorough dentist and the whole staff is very kind and helpful. There are other places that are less expensive but for the care you get here – you cannot beat it. My daughter just finished with hers and couldn’t be happier as it was a long process. My son is on his and looking forward to seeing his results when he is done.  It is nice to be able to want to write a nice review of a place as nowadays its a rare thing.

Fran J. from Rancho Santa Fe, CA (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend Dr Yoshikane. Her staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. My son likes going for his appointment and enjoys the games they play. Dr Yoshikane came highly recommended by our dentist and is doing a great job with my son’s teeth. They are already looking beautiful. We are very pleased.

C. D. from Encinitas, CA (Source: Yelp)


I absolutely love Dr. Yoshikane and highly recommend her.  My husband had seen multiple orthodontists for consultations.  Each wanted to pull 4 teeth or perform oral surgery to make room in his mouth.  Obviously not the route we wanted to take.  After a lot of discouraging visits to orthodontists, we were referred to Dr. Yoshikane.  She was sweet, kind hearted and she claimed that she could give my husband visible results without surgery or extracting teeth.  We were sold.  Two years later, my husband has beautifully straight teeth and the smile he has always wanted.  My son is now receiving treatment from Dr. Yoshikane and we are just as pleased with her this time around.  Not only are we receiving great treatment, but her prices are much lower than other orthodontists.  I highly recommend her to anyone looking to achieve a beautiful smile.

Mandy Leonards (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Yoshikane goes above and beyond. My daughter always enjoys seeing her. When we’ve had emergencies , she is very quick to respond and thorough and caring. She also is incredibly smart and we are very confident our daughter’s orthodontic care is top notch. We drive from Carmel Valley and it is worth it to see her!

Adina Forsberg (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Yoshikane is such a caring dentist. Both my kids are in treatment there and my daughter just got her braces off. Her teeth look beautiful! The before and after pics were amazing. Everyone here is caring and helpful. Its a very calming and nice environment. Everything is always totally explained to you and you never feel in the dark or confused. I would so highly recommend her!


We welcome you to the office of Dr. Terrie Yoshikane, where we specialize in orthodontics for children and adults. For premium orthodontic treatment, Dr. Yoshikane utilizes the newest technologies, providing Invisalign® "invisible" braces, Damon® braces, ceramic braces, and more! Serving Encinitas and the greater North San Diego County area, our friendly and expert team members are ready to schedule your first appointment! Dr. Terrie Yoshikane has practiced orthodontics in the North County San Diego area for over 20 years. She prides herself on treating people the way she would like to be treated … with courtesy, respect, and genuine caring. Her treatment decisions are based on one thing — what is best for you, the patient. She is known for creating beautiful, natural smiles with less need for extractions, and balanced, attractive facial profiles. In addition to caring for her patients, she is also committed to serving her community and the orthodontic profession. "I love the long-term friendships we develop. Being able to change people's lives and give them beautiful smiles is incredible. I can't think of another profession I'd rather have!" When she is not creating beautiful smiles and happy patients, Dr. Yoshikane enjoys fly fishing, skiing, cooking, volleyball, and mostly spending time with her family.