Welcome to Orthodontics Only in Pasadena

For Pasadena residents, there are a lot of reasons to smile bright. But if you are unhappy with your smile, you might not always want to. Luckily, Orthodontics Only in Pasadena offers incredible orthodontic treatment in a comfortable and friendly way.

When you opt to work with us, you gain access to state-of-the-art care that makes you an active participant. You can choose from several viable treatment options to get the one best suited to you and your questions and input are always encouraged. Orthodontics Only delivers care perfectly tailored to fit you.

Treating Patients of All Ages

Crooked teeth and misaligned bites are not just aesthetic issues: they are genuine health concerns. And a healthy smile is beneficial no matter your age. That is why Orthodontics Only treats patients as young as seven years old, without an upper age limit. We adjust our approach to suit the emotional, physical, and social needs of each patients. So, whether you need an initial orthodontic assessment for a young child or Invisalign for a working professional, our office will deliver the treatment needed.

Treatments That Work for You

There are a lot of variables at play when designing an orthodontic treatment plan. Age, orthodontic abnormality, personal preferences, and even budget can impact what is the right path for a given patient. The team at Orthodontics Only fully customizes each treatment plan to meet the wants and needs of the patient. From diagnostics to payment plans, you get exactly what you need with us.

If you are in Pasadena and are looking for a top-tier orthodontics practice, contact Orthodontics Only.



The field of orthodontics has seen a lot of new treatment methods in the last couple of decades. However, none has had quite the same impact as Invisalign. When it hit the market, it was unlike anything that had come before it. Offering a better treatment experience and quality results, it is the treatment method everyone wants.

How Does Invisalign Work? +

Invisalign works the same way braces do—by placing force on the teeth to get them to move into a corrected position. However, the way the Invisalign system does this is quite different. Rather than having wires direct the force, Invisalign has clear, plastic aligners that apply pressure based on their shape. These aligners look like tooth whitening trays, but they are much stronger, giving them the ability to move the teeth.

How Is Invisalign Made? +

The process begins with a 3D digital scan of your dental anatomy. This scan is done with a small wand and is non-invasive and pain-free. After, the scan is used by Invisalign’s software to determine what is the best way to move the teeth in order to get results in less time. The path to a perfect smile is divided into steps and each step becomes an aligner. The patient will then know exactly how long treatment will take and their end result will be before they agree to start treatment.

What Makes Invisalign Great? +

Based on past patients who are happy with their treatment and how in-demand Invisalign is, it is clear that there is something special about it. In fact, there are many things that make treatment with Invisalign great. Here are some reasons why our current and past patients have loved this form of treatment:

  • It is invisible when worn
  • The aligners are more comfortable than metal braces
  • Treatment is often faster with Invisalign
  • It does not impact speech
  • You can remove it when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing
  • You make adjustments by swapping out aligners, so you see us less

For thousands of people every year, these benefits help to make Invisalign treatment an incredible experience. If this sounds amazing to you as well, contact us to schedule your appointment.

iCat FLX 3D Cone Beam

Orthodontic treatment has come a long way in recent years. Before, one of the least enjoyable aspects of treatment were the diagnostics, which included uncomfortable impressions and invasive measures. At some practices, this is still the norm, but not at Orthodontics Only. At our practice, we have embraced the latest technology, allowing us to not only make the diagnostic process more comfortable for you, but also more accurate. One item we use to make this happen is the iCat FLX cone beam.

The iCat FLX cone beam is part of our intraoral scanner. It allows us to obtain crisper images of the full dental anatomy. The images are in 3D and make it easier for us to take precise steps during treatment, giving patients an even better end result.

Using the iCat FLX, we can evaluate even the most severe conditions, such as restricted airways. Our team can go into any procedure with confidence, and our patients can rest assured that they are getting the very best that current methods can offer. With the iCat FLX, treatment will exceed your expectations.

To learn more about how iCat scans can deliver better results, schedule a consultation.


Braces Basics

What do braces look like? For many, they have one specific look: big, silver, and glaringly obvious. However, there are now many types of braces on the market, and they all have their own unique look. Here are the braces you can choose from at Orthodontics Only in Pasadena.

  • Traditional Metal Braces

    These braces come the closest to the ones most people think of when picturing braces. However, even they have changed over the years. Still silver, they are much smaller than they were in the past and lighter in weight. This makes them less visible and more comfortable. As they are the most affordable braces on the market, they are also the most frequently used, especially with younger patients.

  • Damon Braces

    You can think of Damon braces as traditional braces reimagined. They eliminate the need for ligatures ties, which allows for smaller brackets and an overall more streamlined look. As a result, they cause less friction and look better to the majority of patients.

  • Damon Clear

    Many patients like the idea of streamlined braces, but they still are not fans of silver brackets. For these patients, we offer Damon Clear. This twist on the original system has brackets that blend in with the teeth, making them better suited to those worried about the look of braces.

  • Incognito

    Most braces are placed on the front of the teeth, leaving them visible to those around you. However, they do not have to be placed there. Lingual braces go on the tongue side of the teeth. The brand Orthodontics Only offers is called Incognito. These braces are manufactured for the exact anatomy of each patient, making them incredibly effective.

  • Gold Braces

    Not everyone looks good in silver. If your skin tone looks better with gold, you might prefer gold braces. These are traditional metal braces, but rather than letting the stainless steel shine, they are coated in gold. The result is an elegant look that adds personality to treatment.

  • Invisalign

    Braces are incredible, life changing even, but that doesn’t mean they are for everyone. For those who do not like the idea of braces but love the idea of a healthier smile, there is Invisalign. Invisible and removable, it is perfect for those who do not want metal brackets.

To learn more about these options and to determine which is right for you


Children’s Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is something we tend to associate with teenagers. It starts in middle school and ends some time before college. Right? Well, not always. While most patients will start treatment around age 12, there or those who will not seek treatment until they are adults as well as those who can benefit from treatment as children.

For those who can benefit from early treatment, it is vital that they see an orthodontist before their problems become more difficult to treat. As such, we ask that parents have their children seen right around their seventh birthday. For a small number of children, early intervention is life changing.

Why Age Seven? +

Seven might seem like an arbitrary age to first see the orthodontist, but there is a good reason for selecting the exact number. At seven, most children will have a good mixture of adult teeth and baby teeth, allowing us to evaluate what their permanent tooth relationships will look like. At the same time, their bones are still growing, which means significant correction can happen without invasive measures.

Why Early Treatment Matters +

The vast majority of children seen at age seven will not require any treatment until they are teenagers, if they require treatment at all. However, a small percentage of these children will need early intervention. If the doctor recommends early treatment, it is vital that it is started on time. This is because early intervention is only recommended when there are significant orthodontic abnormalities present. Delaying treatment will result in the child requiring more invasive and painful treatments as a teen or adult.

What Early Treatment Can Accomplish +

  • Guide jaw growth
  • Reduce risk of trauma from protruding teeth
  • Correct poor oral habits
  • Improve facial balance
  • Correct crossbites
  • Guide placement of permanent teeth
  • Make it easier to clean teeth

Early Treatment Appliances

  • Rapid Palatal Expander: An appliance that can widen both the upper and lower arches.
  • Removable Dentofacial-Orthopedic Appliances: This includes bionators, functional appliance, neck gear, head gear, and reverse pull headgear.
  • Lingual Arch: A space maintainer on the lower teeth.
  • Braces: The traditional form of treatment.
  • Invisalign: Used as a braces alternative when suitable.

 To give your child the best possible oral health, schedule their consultation.

Adult Orthodontic Treatment

There are a lot of misconceptions about orthodontic treatment. One of the most common is that there is a small window for treatment, between the ages of 12 and 21. However, this is not the case. Both younger children and older adults can benefit from braces and other forms of treatment. While treatment might look a little different based on age, it can still deliver amazing results.

What Stops Adults From Seeking Treatment? +

Every adult has their own unique reasons for seeking or not seeking treatment. However, we do see three issues come up time and time again with adult patients who worry that treatment isn’t possible for them. These are:

  • Believing they missed the window of opportunity
  • Worrying about the look of braces
  • Assuming treatment is too expensive

However, these are all misconceptions. Adult patients can access treatment that is both affordable and suited to them.

Addressing the Misconceptions +

The window of opportunity for treatment starts at age seven, and it never ends. While gum disease, tooth decay, and bone loss can complicate treatment, they can be addressed so the teeth can be straightened. No one is too old for treatment.

The look of braces also does not need to be a concern. First, more adults than ever are sporting traditional metal braces. Second, adult patients do not need to wear visible braces. There are invisible and hidden options that can be used.

But what about cost? While we cannot say that orthodontic treatment is cheap, Orthodontics Only does have ways of making it work for any budget. We can maximize insurance benefits, offer flexible payment plans, and even apply discounts in certain situations. If you need treatment, it is within your reach.

To learn more about adult orthodontic treatment and how it could work for you, schedule a consultation.

Getting Started


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What our Patient’s Say!

Benjamin D

I thought my teeth were not that bad. But after a friend told me that I might need braces because I had gaps in between some of my teeth that never really bothered me because at that time I was only 12 years old. I asked her where she got her braces and she told me she went to Orthodontics Only. At that time, we had no insurance so my parents asked the receptionist if they have financing and how much the interest rate is. She said they have zero percent financing so my parents were glad about this. Now I’m glad I listened to my friend’s advice on getting braces because everybody tells me how beautiful my smile is. Thanks so much Orthodontics Only!

John M.

My classmates used to make fun of my teeth at school because they were crooked and ugly. I was feeling so depressed and I didn’t want to go out anymore. My dad saw an ad on the newspaper for Orthodontics Only and asked me if I would like to go for a consultation. I didn’t have to wait long for the doctor to see me, she was very nice and she explained the procedure to me and made it easy to understand. Now after two years of treatment, my teeth are all straight, my confidence came back and I feel great every time I go out. All thanks to Orthodontics Only and their staff.

David S

I was not happy with my smile a few years ago. I felt embarrassed because I had crooked teeth and I was afraid to smile sometimes. My mom suggested I get braces to correct my smile. She had heard really good things about Orthodontics Only so she decided to take me there. The doctor was very nice and friendly and she explained how my treatment will be. I decided to start my treatment that very same day. My teeth are perfect! I am no longer embarrassed to smile. Thank you Orthodontics Only!


Orthodontics Only (Pasadena) 

929 N Orange Grove Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91103