Zachary Orthodontics
Christopher Zachary, DDS:
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Zachary Orthodontics
Christopher A. Zachary, DDS (Orthodontist)

Laguna Niguel, 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: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am to 6:30 pm

Friday: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm (by appointment only)

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Carol A. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Zachary and his staff are top knotch!! This is what caring looks like.  Dr. Zachary and staff go beyond good customer service. They truly care and that matters to me for any service, but especially when it comes to the care and treatment of my kids. We have been seeing Dr. Zachary since 2009 and would not go anywhere else. I have never felt rushed with questions. My son was always included in the discussions and given the responsibility of his treatment plan. We are now having to revisit braces due to my son’s jaw growth and am actually looking forward to our ortho visits. Every business could learn what kindness and integrity looks like by spending a day at this office.

Raymond H. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


We used dr Zachary for my daughter’s braces. From our initial office visit we walked away thinking great service, expert dr, beautiful office. After braces finally removed we saw great results. Couldn’t ask for anything more. I highly recommend!!!

Tamara K. from Rancho Cucamonga, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best orthodontist ever!!! I want to thanks Dr. Zachary and the staff for an amazing experience. From the moment you walk in the door you are greeted with warmth and friendly smiles. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and gentle. They are also willing to take the time to explain what procedures are taking place and the plan for the future. I had 3 kids with braces and they were accommodating to work around our busy schedule. Today the youngest got his braces off! Yeah, but we will miss everyone! Thanks you  Zachary Orthodontics!!

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


I am very happy that I went through this process under Dr Zachary’s supervision. He is very thorough, knowledgeable and friendly and so are the ladies/staff who work with him. I definitely recommend Zachary Orthodontics to my friends and anyone who is looking for a precise job and responsible staff. Thank you! Amir.

Spring B. from Lake Forest, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Zachary and his entire team are always welcoming. They understand changing schedules and the needs of the families they work with. We couldn’t be happier with the results! Thank you!

Houman Y. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


If it was more star, we give 10/10 to Dr. Zachari and his place. I can say just this is one of the best, very very nice and professional staffs, super clean and everything really organized. You can see high end technology in there. This is really amazing that my daughter is always excited to get her next visit every 6 weeks! And my son also are excited to start his treatment with them in the next couple years. They are very comfortable with Dr. Zachari and his nice staffs. And also more flexibility and options for payments than others. I got more three offers from the other orthodontist in 2017 when we was looking to start, but I am totally satisfied to start with Dr. Zachari and now my daughter have to start her second phase in Jan 2019. Highly recommended if you are looking for everything excellent and easy. Raha’s Family.

Holly D. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is a fantastic office. All of the staff are always smiling and pleasant. I was hesitant about the plan for my son and the doctor was so patient and explained everything multiple times. If you accept a plan everything is included in one price which ai really appreciate. First class operation.

Arisbel V. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend Dr. Zachary and his staff.  Both my daughters are receiving braces and his staff is always on top of their appointments and fully explains what is being done  that day. Recently, my youngest daughter had a mishap with her braces and needed to be seen quickly.  Dr. Zachary met us on Father’s Day morning and took care of the problem.  Excellent patient care!  Thank you, Dr. Zachary. Paul V.

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


Dr. Zachary has been seeing my 2 oldest children for orthodontia since my daughter started with an Activator back in 2016. She breezed through 1 year with that and now has had braces for about 4 months. My son has had his Activator for 1 month and it’s going so well. Dr. Zachary is an amazing orthodontist! He and his entire staff are so unbelievably friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. You’re like family from the minute you arrive. The amount of personal care we have received is a rare find in Orange County. Thank you for giving my children such a pleasant experience while they are going through what can be a sometimes tough and painful time of their lives with dental care!

Suz C. from Laguna Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Zachary and his staff. I scheduled an appointment with him to get a second opinion and I am so glad I did. My daughter (7) was so nervous for the appointment. Dr. Zachary and his staff were so welcoming and friendly that she quickly felt at ease. He spoke to her in a way that was kid friendly and explained every step of the process. By the time we left the office, she was actually excited to get her orthodontic treatment started! I was beyond impressed! The staff in the office is exceptional! Their attention to detail (making sure her activator case was her favorite color) shows how much they care about their patients. I have 3 children and they will all be going here for their orthodontic needs. I actually joined Yelp to write this review because I feel they are so deserving and wanted to help anyone else who may be looking for an orthodontist.

Heather B. from Long Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Everyone at this office is kind and helpful.  We’ve been through 2 years of braces, and other orthodonture here.  Appointments are always on time, and the office is very efficient.  Doctor Zachary explains, in detail, every part of the process to you and your child.  The finished product is great.

Shawna H. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


My children have been patients of Dr. Zachary for about 6 years. I must rave about this office as it might be the most consistently cheerful and professional of any doctor’s office I have encountered. Although the prices are higher than other orthodontist’s I checked out, in the end I chose this office because of the people and the fact that the office is bright, clean and conveniently located. I often wait to review a business to ensure that my experience remains similar to the way it was in the beginning. In this case, after years of office visits and numerous encounters with different staff members, we are just as happy as we were during our first visit. I have no doubt the great energy I feel here is due to Dr. Zachary’s warm personality and his desire to provide a pleasant environment with friendly, qualified employees.

Gonzalez E. from San Juan Capistrano, CA (Source: Yelp)


Amazing Dr./ staff. Everyone is so knowledgeable and easy to feel as if our needs can be met. My husband went first. Loved it. I went second, loved it even more and I will be bringing my son here for his braces within the next couple of months. It is so refreashing to find a practice that you feel comfortable with. We have gone years searching for the perfect one. We have finally found it. We will be life long patients and recommend to all friends and family! Oh, one more plus is that they actually remeber your face & name. Your not just another appointment. (No, I was not asked to yelp).

D. S. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t say enough about how great Dr Z and the staff are!   You’ll get great care, feel well informed, and the atmosphere is very friendly!  We tried other offices and we highly recommend Zachary Orthodontics!!

Janice R. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


All 3 of my children have gone to Zachary orthodontics & we’ve been very happy with their results. Everyone at the office are very kind & patient & pleasant & it’s such a nice office to wait in. My kids are usually seen very quickly & we are out in no time. I highly recommend them.

Allyson C. from Laguna Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have known Dr. Zachary since we went to UCI together back in the early 80s.  Not only is he a friend, but an amazing professional. Before my son was born, he helped straighten out my lower teeth and freshen up my smile.  My son then started seeing Dr. Zachary when he was 8 years old and began correcting his spacing with an activator.  Yesterday, at the age of 14, my son’s braces were removed.  What an exciting day for all of us!  Dr. Zachary and his staff have always been service oriented, compassionate and fun.  My son has always enjoyed his visits and the results are amazing.   Thank you all!!!

Silvia J. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Zachary and the staff here are so welcoming and friendly they have been so helpful with my daughters treatment, throughout the year they always have such great activities and treats for their patients. I really do appreciate that they take an interest and well being of their patients from the moment you start till the last day.

Vera J. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


WOW! I’m so glad that after a lengthy search and many referrals we chose Zachary Orthodontics for my daughter. We are so thankful for Dr. Zachary’s Expertise, and his Patience. His staff is incredibly caring and thoughtful. They are amazingly understanding about the occasional need for last minute emergency adjustments, and Dr. Zachary was very kind to call me back during last year’s Christmas vacation while we were out of town and panicked over what turned out to be a minor issue. Dr. Zachary and his staff truly care about the kids they serve and understand and address the parent concerns as well. We are incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Zachary and his dedicated staff here in town. THANK YOU, DR. ZACHARY ORTHODONTICS!!!

Adriana M. from San Juan Capistrano, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr.Zachary and his TEAM are so friendly and amazing at what they do!! They always make you feel as if you’re at home when you go in. Dr.Zachary knows what he’s talking about, and always has great recommendations. I got my braces off today and couldn’t be any more satisfied and happy with my results! I would definitely  recommend this orthodontics to anyone who is looking to get anything done to better their teeth/smile. Not only would I recommend this for kids but adults as well.

Mercedes W. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Zachary and his friendly staff have given our family of six excellent service over the last 10+ years. Dr. Zachary and his staff are always striving to know the latest technology to improve our experience at his office. I am so extremely satisfied with the results of our 4 children, I decided to get braces myself. Financially, he has helped us by working with our insurance and health spending account. We really appreciate all his and the staffs efforts in making us feel comfortable while making our teeth straight!

Jack M. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


Both of my kids are undergoing alignment now with Dr. Zachary.  He has a great chair side manner and my kids always enjoy their visits.  He does an excellent job of explaining the process and treatment options.  The staff is great and very friendly and efficient. We have never had to wait more than a few minutes.  I would recommend Dr. Zachary to anyone.

Linda R. from Lake Forest, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Zachary and all his staff are very caring, compassionate, professional, joyful and truly love helping people find their smiles. In addition to gaining a beautiful smile through braces and the almighty retainer, you can’t help but leave Dr. Zachary’s office with a smile in your heart, too! LRL.

John K. from Laguna Niguel, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Zachary is the best!  I have had two daughters (Tara and Brianna) go through the braces experience with him. They both have beautiful smiles and adore Dr. Zachary.  He is meticulous, kind, humble and very personable.  He thoroughly explains everything and takes the time you need to understand and be comfortable.   His staff is amazing as well! Fun, happy, caring, and capable people. They always make time and take care of even the smallest problem or concern.  Dr. Zachary’s office is  literally the only Doctors office that I have ever looked forward to going to. Thank you Dr. Zachary!

Melinda M. from Mission Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Zachary and the team are all wonderful, extremely knowledgable, and helpful. We couldn’t be happier with the support that the team has provided. Don’t think you can find a better Orthodontist office than this!

Rachel W. from Redondo Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I cannot thank Dr. Zachary and his entire team for his excellent care over the years. My mom used to work in dentistry, so she was extremely selective when it came to who would take care of my smile. After meeting with Dr. Zachary and seeing his gallery of work, she was so sure that he was the best orthodontist for us, and I am SO thankful for that decision. I am so beyond thrilled with my smile, and my alignment is perfect. Every time I see a dentist, they always ask me who my orthodontist was. Since then, I’ve seen Dr. Zachary every few years for adjustments on my retainer, and he is always so incredibly kind and thoughtful and genuinely cares about you as a person. It feels like catching up with a friend. Thank you thank you thank you Dr. Zachary!!! PS: I was not asked by anyone to write this review — I’m just so thankful that I wanted to share my thoughts with anyone else who may be considering working with this amazing team.

Raina C. from Laguna Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Long overdue but I love Dr. Zachary and what he did for my smile! I was traumatized by my childhood orthodontist and as a result never got my second set of braces on. Fast forward to me as a 35 year old lady in my third trimester of pregnancy with a six month maternity leave in front of me (so I could hide out LOL) and I just knew….it was now or never. I had to do it! And it literally wasn’t that bad at all. He said it would take six months…and I got them off in 22 weeks!! Highly recommend this office, everyone from the front office staff to the ortho assistants are wonderful.

Suzette M. from Monarch Bay, CA (Source: Yelp)


I continue to be blessed by Dr. Zachary and his team at Zachary Orthodontics. I had an appointment today and it is as if I am walking into a family reunion. Never have I walked into ANY office and felt the warm and caring feeling that I feel when I walk into Zachary Orthodontics. Everyone greeted me and called me by name. The staff truly care about you as a person and not just a “patient”. And I cannot say enough about Dr. Zachary. He is genuinely happy to see you. He creates “relationships” with people as people and not just “patients”. Truly a blessing to be apart of the Zachary Orthodontics Family.

Miriam N. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


The best ortho in town. Truly I am impressed by his work. My sons teeth are so straight. We were glad that our dentist referred us to Dr.Zachary. They have exceeded our expectations! The staff has always been helpful and knowledgeable. This is the only orthodontist I will refer anyone to. Mary. N.

Juli Y. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Zachary is one of the best doctors I know. He talks to the kids, not over their head to the adult. He himself called and checked on my kids after big work was done (day 2 of braces or activator). His staff treats us like family. I will recommend this office until Dr. Zachary retires. Best. Ortho. Ever!

Silvia C. from Trabuco Canyon, CA (Source: Yelp)


Great experience for both my kids! The staff are incredibly nice, warm and friendly.  Dr.  Z does everything he can to make the kids feel comfortable and their are no surprises along the way. I highly recommend them!

Jody S. from Brooklyn, NY (Source: Yelp)


The BEST! When I first walked in for my consultation there was an instant sense of I’m in good hands, and after meeting Dr. Zachary and the team I was even more assured. Their expertise and awesome people skills makes for a great experience. Thank you Dr. Zachary & Team!

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


As a very nervous mother and an excited 8 year old walked into an orthodontist… Instantly, the team at Zachary Orthodontics made us feel warm and welcome. The care and kindness went beyond the normal office visit as we were continuously put at ease after further researching numerous orthodontists in the area. Dr. Zachary’s team is kind, considerate and above all, exhibited amazing patience with our search for the right care for our son which exceeded all of our expectations.

Chandell Sanders (Source: Facebook)


It was a AWESOME experience! My son and I felt at home! Dr. Zachary and his staff are AMAZING! My ten year old was nervous about getting his braces. They made him so comfortable. I highly recommend this office. It’s a pleasant atmosphere and they make you feel like part of the family. I look forward to our journey together with my sons teeth!

Gayle R. from Aliso Viejo, CA (Source: Yelp)


We were greeted with enthusiasm the moment we walked into the door for our first appointment for our 14 year old son to get braces. All of the staff were warm and seemed to really enjoy their job. There was a view of a beautiful pond in the exam/procedure area and the Dr. Zachary greeted us and shook our hands warmly. The initial procedure went on without a hitch and my son was comfortable with his new braces. He also looked really cute with his new clear braces, not that we’re biased. If there are any doubts about which orthodontist to use, Dr. Christopher Zachary and his staff are a no brainer.

Michael P. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Zachary and his team are the best.  He really knows how to talk to kids and make them understand what is happening in their mouths and what he is trying to accomplish.  He makes it fun and both my kids have really appreciated the extra effort him and his team make to make them feel special.  I highly recommend him for anyone evaluating an orthodontist.


We offer all orthodontic treatment options including Invisalign, clear and metal mini braces, as well as activated retainer systems. We offer late evening and early morning appointments to work around our patients' school and work schedules. We have flexible payment options and plans to maximize your insurance and health account benefits. Dr. Zachary was born and raised in Southern California. In 1990, he graduated with bachelor degrees in Biology and Social Ecology from the University of California at Irvine. In 1994 he obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California. Dr. Zachary then completed a general practice residency at the University of California at San Francisco in 1996. He went on to complete a specialized degree in orthodontics, with top honors, from New York University in 1998. Highly regarded in his professional community, Dr. Zachary holds memberships in the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, California Dental Association and the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics. Dr. Zachary met his wife, Trish at UC Irvine, and they married in 1992. They have three boys: Brody, Riley and Adler. They live in Laguna Niguel and spend time together enjoying the beach communities. In my office, we believe in treating you like family, so here’s what I think you should know, as you consider your options for orthodontic treatment. I absolutely love what I do. I spend most of my working hours creating beautiful smiles. I meet terrific new families every week. I have fun getting to know people as I visit with them regularly over the span of a year or two. The kids tend to mature quite a bit during their time with us, and as their teeth move into place, I watch their confidence grow. The excitement builds as the treatment completion date approaches. When that day comes, our patients are beaming and blushing and we take a moment to celebrate this incredibly special milestone. One mom recently told me that she only vividly remembers three days in her life: her wedding day, the birth of her child, and the day we took her braces off. And to think- I get to be a part of such a memorable occasion regularly! I work in the company of exceptional staff members who are not only highly skilled and professional, but also genuinely kind, caring, creative and fun. They are my family away from home. We take care of each other, and the fact that 5 of my team members have been with the practice for over 20 years, and several more have been with us for more than 14 years, says a lot about our team unity and means a lot to me. Our patients pick up on that and unquestionably enjoy coming to our office. Look at our reviews and you will find certain words describing our office consistently such as; kind, caring, professional, enthusiastic, friendly, welcoming, just to name a few. Most often, parents come to us for a consultation as a result of a friend’s referral. After their initial consultation, they feel comfortable here and are excited to begin treatment for their child. After a few appointments, they look forward to coming in, grabbing a coffee and visiting with us, and then… a light bulb goes on. They wonder if they should finally consider correcting that tooth that bothers them in photos. Could they finally talk their husband into straightening his teeth? One of my greatest pleasures is to help people realize, “I’m worth it!” We all want to take care of ourselves; we’re all trying to eat healthier, and stay in shape, but it can be hard to put yourself at the top of the list. Some people think it’s too expensive. (It’s not. We’ll work with you-we have flexible options, I promise.) Some people think they’re too old. (You’re not! One of my happiest patients perfected her smile at age 72!) I believe that your smile is the most important part of your presentation. Your smile has the power to radiate your warmth, your confidence, and your strength at first impression. It truly is your greatest asset. A side note: We’d love to meet you, of course, but whoever you choose, please be sure that the doctor is a certified specialist in Orthodontics. It requires 2-3 years of specialized training in an accredited orthodontic residency program. Consider this parallel: Just as you go to an OB to deliver your baby, you also want a specialist to straighten your teeth. Please feel free to call me with any questions at all, or come in and we’ll talk about your options. You deserve to have an exceptional orthodontic experience.