Zahrowski Orthodontics
James Zahrowski, DMD, MS:
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Zahrowski Orthodontics
James J. Zahrowski, DMD, MS (Orthodontist)

Tustin, 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: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Ted S. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Z is the best! Our family has two sons, now in their 20’s, who have had their orthodontia completed under the highly skilled Dr. Z., while our third son is currently undergoing his treatment. Dr. Z’s methods are constantly being refined, updated and kept current. He tailors treatment to each individual patient, as we see with our three sons, all slightly different treatments, each with outstanding outcomes. Google Scholar Dr. Z and you will be impressed with his professional publications. In other words, he really knows his stuff! Consult with others, either before or after a visit to Dr. Z, and you will return to Dr. Z. And the Staff. . .OUTSTANDING! A wonderful, family like experience! All will become lifelong friends and fans of Dr. Zahrowski and his family!

M. Renee (Source: Google)


Thank goodness we came in for a consult with Dr Zahrowski. The first place we went to told us our oldest son would need surgery to cut and fuse his lower jaw. Dr Z told us the problem was, actually, that his upper jaw needed to be expanded, not diminish his lower jaw. (Had we followed the advice of the first place we would have had an expensive needless surgery, our son would have a tiny jaw and painful recovery.) We have been so happy with the results for both of our boys. Dr Zahrowski is a phenomenal orthodontist, meticulous in his attention to detail. Sally is always so welcoming. We’ll miss them and their entire staff.

Joel P. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


First word comes to mind when I think about Dr Zahrowski is caring. I came to his office couple of months ago and decided to inquire about braces, he walked me through and was very knowledgeable and patient. Was never about the money but rather about your well being. The whole experience with him and his office has been phenomenal. To say the least I was extremely impressed. I would highly recommend him. Joel P.

Trish K. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Z and Sally are the best.  My son recently had an accident where he lost a tooth and chipped another (with braces).  It happened on a Friday late afternoon and when we called Dr. Z, he and Sally met us at their office and he fixed up my son’s teeth until he could see our dentist and eventually the endodontist the next week.  My daughter and my son have used Zahrowski Orthodontics and we have been very happy.  Sally is amazing how she greets every patient (and parent) by their first names.  I would highly recommend their office to everyone!

Ana C. from Orange, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Zahrowski & his staff are the best.  I received my orthodontia care (had braces as an adult) at his Tustin location.  My oldest son was also a satisfied patient & now my youngest is starting his care here as well.  We trust Dr. Z & recommend his office for children & adults in need of braces.

Shirley W. from Orange, CA (Source: Yelp)


My son just started phase I orthodontics with Dr. Zahrowski.  Dr. Zahrowski and his staff are great! Dr Zahrowski explained my son’s case to me in detail.  Very patient and accommodating… my son has a very bad gag reflex but they were able to manage and able to take impressions on him, thank goodness!!  My son started with the expander and the assistant took his time to explain and show me how to turn the appliance every other night.  Overall I had a great experience with the office.  Not to mention the front office Sally is awesome! Always so pleasant to talk to and make us feel welcome when we walk into the office.  In addition, they have monthly drawing prize to reward the patients for doing a good job in oral hygiene or do good in school, which is very encouraging!!

Cheryl V. from Santa Ana, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Z is fantastic and all of his staff are always so friendly and helpful. I am so glad that we were referred to them because they made the process so easy. I have recommended them to all of my friends who are dreading the years of braces. Almost sad to see it end 🙂

Mason W. from Foothill Ranch, CA (Source: Yelp)


I cannot say enough about the wonderful experience my family and I have had with Dr. Z and his staff. I call them my ortho family as I have been with them now for three years. Dr. Z put on my braces and those of my daughter. In a couple of years, he will put braces on another of my daughters, too! Dr. Z and his staff have been wonderful throughout the entire process. From the beginning, my family and I have received caring, thoughtful, professional advice and instruction on how to best maintain our braces. Without getting into details, I will say that through good times and bad (I was laid-off from work a week after getting the braces installed), Dr. Z and his staff were simply amazing! Dr. Z is an artist who continues is continuously strives to ascend in his profession and in his patient care, although I cannot imagine anyone does what he does better. I am happy to recommend this office to anyone I know is looking for the best multi-year orthodontic experience possible. Rock on, my ortho family!

J. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Zahroswki and his staff have been wonderful. I was referred to him after my dentist was unable to straighten my teeth. Dr Zahroswki made getting my teeth straight and did it with ease. My teeth are perfect now. Each time I went he was always on time. In and out of the office which was very nice. The staff is very friendly and professional. I Highly recommend him. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you!

RL. S. from Orange County, CA (Source: Yelp)


I cannot say enough about how wonderful Dr. Z and his staff are.  Dr. Z literally saved my mouth due to a poor orthodontic experience I had as a teen.  Having to go through braces a 2nd time isn’t fun for anyone, but I knew I was in good hands and am so thankful for my dentist telling me “This is the guy you want…trust me.”  He is always so positive and encouraging throughout the entire process.  Sally is always at the front greeting you with a smile and even when she calls to remind you of appointments, you can feel her smiling through the phone!   Also, his staff takes the time to get to know you.  You’re not just the ‘patient in the seat’-you’re a person.  My oldest child just began her orthodontics with Dr. Z and they’ve approached a very overwhelmed tween with humor, compassion and sensitivity to help her adjust to everything that’s going on

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


Dr. Zahrowski  is an expert orthodontist. He is very friendly and kind. Our dentist recommended Dr. Zahrowski and we could not be more pleased. He is focused on doing the right thing and he is so very honest! We go to the Laguna Niguel office.  Dr. Z, Sally, Brandy and Jeff are so kind; you feel like family. They are very caring and it really makes those that are going through braces actually  happy to come to the appointment as they really care about each person. We know several friends and acquaintances  that go to Dr. Z and everyone is extremely happy.  As a family, we highly recommend Dr. Zahrowski.

Kathy C. from Santa Ana, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Zahrowski and his team are absolute perfection! From their professional and happy demeanor to their excellent orthodontic skills and Sally’s amazing ability to schedule so many patients. Out of the four years that our son and then our daughter had braces, we never waited for more than a few minutes for our scheduled appointment. Our children’s teeth look fabulous! Both out of braces now and wearing their retainers nightly. It has always been a pleasure to visit the office and experience such a wonderful team. Go Dr. Z !!

Anonymous (Source: Google)


I absolutely am so Grateful and blessed to have had this man as my orthodontist im 41 yrs old now and my teeth are still straight all because of him. I had got my braces when I was 12 yrs old and and had them for 3yrs. Im so glad to see that he is doing well and is in the same exact plaza as I remembered him in. THANK YOU SO MUCH DR. ZAHROWSKI. Your one of kind MUCH LOVE & RESPECT TO MY GUY …. ANTWON WALKER

Arja G. from Tustin, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Z. and his entire staff are the best!  Starting our 3rd round of braces with him (we have 4 kids), and I have nothing negative to say about him or the practice.  We have been going there on and off for almost 7 years, and it’s always a positive experience. Sally is great and can get us in quickly if there ever is an issue. They are always on time! I would give them six stars if that was an option!

Norina Applegate (Source: Facebook)


Dr Z is the Best he is kind and a friend to all, he wants what is best for his patient his staff is like a family his goal is always to make his patients a priority and in the end you will leave with your Best Smile

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


Dr. Zahrowski and his staff are absolutely amazing!! They go above and beyond to explain the treatment and process. They’re always on time with appointments and can get you in and out quickly. My son absolutely loves this office and his whole ortho treatment has been easy and successful. We refer all my friends, family or anyone we know that needs ortho treatment. The best office!!

Sharlin C. from Santa Ana, CA (Source: Yelp)


We’ve been going to Dr. Zahrowski for 3+ years. He’s a fantastic orthodontist-very knowledgeable, experienced, kind and gentle with kids. His staff is great as well. It’s a very organized and well run office. They’re always on time, friendly, courteous and willing to help in any type of emergency or non-emergency situation.

Rosemary T. from Tustin, CA (Source: Yelp)


I would highly recommend anyone who’s looking for an orthodontist. Dr. Zahrowski is extremely patient and nice~ I get really scared going to orthodontist cause you’re opening your month for someone that’s basically digging into your mouth! If you’re uncomfortable, you wouldn’t want to do that. My sister got her braces here 13 years ago, and I had mine while I live din Canada. Well, guess what, now I have cross bite because I’m don’t wear my retainer! So, I’m back here again~ Thus far, experience has been very very nice. Everyone here treat you like a little kid, and honestly, you’ll need to be treated like one when you go to an orthodontist cause you don’t want anyone that’s mean to mess with your mouth!

Kathy D. from Santa Ana, CA (Source: Yelp)


Our local dentist highly recommended Dr. Zahrowski. My son was 18 months into braces with another orthodontist and we were not seeing any progress and had no communication with the orthodontist as to his treatment progress. Feeling frustrated we went in for a consultation only to discover my son had older brackets (not used much any more) and he confirmed that his last year and a half had been wasted. We consulted another orthodontist (who also agreed that we had a bad orthodontist) but felt like Dr. Zahrowski’s office was the place for us because the staff was very friendly, professional, and they explain what is done to my son’s braces every visit. My son has been going now for about 6 months and there is such a huge difference in his teeth (they even replaced his brackets with the newer ones). We have seen more progress with Dr. Zahrowski in just a few months than our last year and a half with our other orthodontist! My youngest son is now going to him (he was also at the bad orthodontist who just had him on a retainer) and it turns out he has the worst case (one side of the jaw is growing faster than the other which is setting off his center teeth and bite). Dr. Zahrowski explained the plan for him and told us that everything he is doing is to correct his jaw and avoid jaw surgery in a few years (which my niece had to go through). In the 2 months he has been going, his jaw has already moved and lining back up. I just feel like other orthodontists wouldn’t have noticed this slight detail and Dr. Zahrowski really looks into the teenage facial growth in addition to the movement of teeth. I just wish I found him 2 years ago!

N. S. from Orange County, CA (Source: Yelp)


I went to him for myself and for my child. My dental assistant friend recommended as Dr. Z worked on patients with difficult teeth problems. He is friendly and very skilled, and Sally in the office is the most helpful and nicest. He was so honest that he wouldn’t put more braces on my teeth after having to stop braces because of gum problems, while some others in the area wanted money so they wanted to put braces on me. He doesn’t use those flashy “sales ladies” like other orthodontists but takes his time to do the consultation himself. I like that because this is an important health issue! He didn’t want to put braces on my child until ready, while again other doctors didn’t care and wanted to start right away. He did the same for my friend’s child. He is very skilled and has been voted by other dentists to be “Best Doctor” (forgot the name). Highly recommend.

Bill G. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Zahroswki and his staff are excellent.  My daughters dentist referred him when she needed braces. Dr Zahroswki made getting her 1st braces very pleasant and painless. My daughter has absolutely no issues with going to the office for any follow ups or issues. I highly recommend Dr. Zahrowski for your child’s orthodontic work, he has a very friendly and professional staff. I Highly recommend him. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for my little one.

Rene C. from Orange, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr. Zahrowski a few years ago by my dentist. I absolutely love how I was treated by everyone from day one. Professional, friendly, but the most important part…top notch service and care.  Dr. Zahrowski is VERY qualified and he’s more of an artist…trust me, I am somewhat of an expert in this field.  Sally is always cheerful and has helped me work out payments and appointments time and time again.  I couldn’t be happier.  The staff is very cool, too.  I’ve even gone mountain biking with Jeff and my daughter considers Tammy a friend–and my daughter is very picky with her friends.  So there you have it.

Linda Y. from Orange, CA (Source: Yelp)


I recommend Dr. Zahrowski and his staff. They keep you updated and informed on all procedures and progress. They use the latest techniques. They are genuinely concerned for what’s best for the patient. The office staff is kind and efficient. They are always on time and there is rarely a wait. They’re willing to set up a payment schedule that works within your budget. I highly recommend Dr. Zahrowski’s office.


Zahrowski Orthodontics specializes in caring for you. We believe in staying at the forefront of education and technology, and we work hard to make sure you're always getting the best of what's available. We offer clear aligners, traditional braces, and clear braces. Take the first step toward getting the smile you've always wanted, and call us today for a free consultation. Jim Zahrowski grew up in the small town of Beaumont, California as the younger of two boys. He went to college and fell in love with Sally, who he married in 1979. They have a daughter, Kelly and a son, Mark. To this day, Sally is his best friend and he says, “I love coming into work because Sally will be there.” Dr. Zahrowski plays tennis, skis, and reads in his free time because he values keeping the body and mind healthy. He cares about helping others learn and spends much of his time educating parent groups, dentists, and orthodontists. He loves his job because he gets to watch his patients’ self confidence grow as their smiles improve and see the 6-year-old through 83-year-old kids every day. He says, “My patients are my family, deserving of the best orthodontic treatment I can deliver.” Dr. Zahrowski decided to become an orthodontist because he appreciates the knowledge of mechanical engineering, dentistry, and medicine needed to master the complexities of tooth movement and facial growth. He has over 20 years of experience, numerous degrees, and a continuing dedication to stay on the forefront of developing technology and techniques. When you’re with Dr. Zahrowski, you’re with an expert.