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Find out why our unique “Face First & Teeth Second” treatment is changing lives!

How it all started

A beautiful smile lights up the room. Not only because your teeth are straight but because ultimately, your straight teeth re-shapes and re-structures your features to create the most vibrant, beautiful and authentic smile for the rest of your life.

This is my passion…to help your smile represent the beautiful you by “Face First & Teeth Second” focus and result.

Our Services

Cutting Edge Technology

Utilizing the latest technology to ensure patients comfort, instant treatment plans, and faster appointments. Our X-ray machines have virtually zero radiation and we utilize the Itero machine for our invisalign patients without taking any impressions and instant outcomes.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Each person is a unique individual. Dr. Pana will provide various options and ultimately the best treatment plan for you to maximize your facial aesthetics along with a beautiful and healthy new smile.

Commitment to Excellence

We love our patients. We spend as much time with them as we do with our families. We get to know them over the 2 years of orthodontic treatment. We look forward to your visits and genuinely treat our patients as they were our own son or daughter. We are a part of your smile journey and want this to be a great experience for you.

Affordable Treatment

We offer a variety of payment options to meet you financial needs. We will assist you in checking your insurance benefits and create custom in office payment plans, to help make your treatment more affordable. We understand the importance of your orthodontic treatment and don’t want your checkbook to be the compass of yours/your child’s treatment.

Flexible Hours

We understand, we don’t want anyone missing school or work either! We see patients 4 days a week and offer early morning and evening appointments to accommodate your busy schedule.

Treatments

Pana Orthodontics provides the highest quality orthodontic treatment for patients in Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo and the greater Southern Orange County area.

Dr. Marc Pana believes that every patient, of any age, should be proud of their smile! It is never too late to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Learn more about full orthodontic treatment with Dr. Marc Pana.

Testimonials

The Davani Family LOVES Dr. Pana and South Coast Orthodontics! After interviewing other local orthodontists, I felt completely overwhelmed with the treatments and cost they were proposing. Then we found out about Dr. Pana. BEST.DAY.EVER. We scheduled and consult and Dr. Pana reviewed our daughter's case. He immediately put me at ease and assured me her treatment could be done easily, timely, and at a lesser cost. Everything he said was true. After just a few months... [popup_anything id="1321"]

Diane Davani

We made appointments with multiple orthodontists when our dentist mentioned that my middle daughter might need braces. One said she didn't need them yet and to come back in 6 months. All he used was a tiny measuring tape to determine that. My husband was thrilled & my daughter was bummed! I told her that we would go back in a few months and she'd probably get them at that time. She told me that she didn't like that "orthdonigist". We still had 2 more consultations and my daughter begged me to keep them. Next was Dr Pana and he was super friendly, put my daughter at ease & was very knowledgeable. He did a whole head X-ray which showed that my daughter actually DID need to start treatment. She had lost 2 baby teeth over 6 months ago and her adult teeth hadn't come in. Dr Pana said it was because her mouth was too small and there was no room. He suggested a treatment plan which included an expander so that we could try to avoid having to pull out teeth in the future. This appealed to me, greatly, because my friend was going through a battery of implants and braces for the second time as an adult due to her childhood orthodontist pulling teeth! He suggested checking my older daughter out, too which I don't know why I didn't think of. Duh! She too had the same crowded, too small mouth when we were able to see the adult teeth. Looking at her smile, she looked fine but the whole head X-ray told a different story. Dr Pana emphasized that his main concern was long term health not cosmetics which resonated with me. He also seemed to be very up to date with current technologies and techniques. We always feel welcome at the office, everyone is friendly and helpful and accommodating. They also do fun things like ice cream socials and a big prize wheel to spin. This is brilliant because my girls actually look forward to getting their braces checked. My daughters are 9 & 8 and not the greatest at keeping their braces in tip top shape. Dr Pana never gets annoyed when they need an emergency wire fix or rubber band replacement. Their 6 year old brother keeps asking when he can get braces. Ha! Daddy is hoping at least one kid won't need braces for our bank account's sake. The consultation is free & no obligation, tell them the Michno girls sent ya!

Pamela Michno

I drive all the way from San Diego to see Dr. Pana for my daughter's orthodontic work. I choose him because he focuses not only on the teeth but the structure of the face, lips and jaw. Her teeth have turned out beautifully and her chin line now fits her jawline perfectly. I researched several other orthodontists before choosing Dr Pana and found him to be the best at focusing on the entire face. My niece is now coming to him as well and I highly recommend him! 10 stars!!!

Testimonials

I drive all the way from San Diego to see Dr. Pana for my daughter's orthodontic work. I choose him because he focuses not only on the teeth but the structure of the face, lips and jaw. Her teeth have turned out beautifully and her chin line now fits her jawline perfectly. I researched several other orthodontists before choosing Dr Pana and found him to be the best at focusing on the entire face. My niece is now coming to him as well and I highly recommend him! 10 stars!!!

We made appointments with multiple orthodontists when our dentist mentioned that my middle daughter might need braces. One said she didn't need them yet and to come back in 6 months. All he used was a tiny measuring tape to determine that. My husband was thrilled & my daughter was bummed! I told her that we would go back in a few months and she'd probably get them at... Read More

The Davani Family LOVES Dr. Pana and South Coast Orthodontics! After interviewing other local orthodontists, I felt completely overwhelmed with the treatments and cost they were proposing. Then we found out about Dr. Pana. BEST.DAY.EVER. We scheduled and consult and Dr. Pana reviewed our daughter's case... Read More

Did You Know?

Million Americans are currently wearing braces.

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All squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? This is similar! About 6% of dentists are orthodontist, but all orthodontists are Dentists

Years of age is when orthodontist recommend children's initial consultation to be to properly monitor their growth and development.

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Percent of adults believe a person’s smile is the most memorable feature after meeting them for the first time.

Our Latest News

What To Expect When Getting Braces

What You Need To Know You can choose from clear/ceramic or metal brackets. You will change your ties (colors) every visit so have fun with it! After placing your brackets and wires on, you will be sore for 4-5 days. Soreness means your teeth are responding to...

The Importance Of Your Initial Consultations

Making the commitment to start your Orthodontic treatment is a big decision. We completely understand and don’t think it’s something you should rush into. Here are some things to consider, questions to ask your treatment coordinator and doctor during the consultation....

Invisalign Treatment

We want you to know all your options and our job is to provide you knowledge and information regarding treatment options that are offered by Dr. Marc Pana.Let’s talk about Invisalign, myths, what you need to know about Invisalign treatment, and how treatment works!...

Fixed VS.Removable Appliance for Palatal Expansion
Do Self-ligating Brackets Increase The Efficiency of Orthodontic Treatment
Crozats and Croat Treatment 
Adenoids:

Pamela Michno

We made appointments with multiple orthodontists when our dentist mentioned that my middle daughter might need braces. One said she didn't need them yet and to come back in 6 months. All he used was a tiny measuring tape to determine that. My husband was thrilled & my daughter was bummed! I told her that we would go back in a few months and she'd probably get them at that time. She told me that she didn't like that "orthdonigist". We still had 2 more consultations and my daughter begged me to keep them. Next was Dr Pana and he was super friendly, put my daughter at ease & was very knowledgeable. He did a whole head X-ray which showed that my daughter actually DID need to start treatment. She had lost 2 baby teeth over 6 months ago and her adult teeth hadn't come in. Dr Pana said it was because her mouth was too small and there was no room. He suggested a treatment plan which included an expander so that we could try to avoid having to pull out teeth in the future. This appealed to me, greatly, because my friend was going through a battery of implants and braces for the second time as an adult due to her childhood orthodontist pulling teeth! He suggested checking my older daughter out, too which I don't know why I didn't think of. Duh! She too had the same crowded, too small mouth when we were able to see the adult teeth. Looking at her smile, she looked fine but the whole head X-ray told a different story. Dr Pana emphasized that his main concern was long term health not cosmetics which resonated with me. He also seemed to be very up to date with current technologies and techniques. We always feel welcome at the office, everyone is friendly and helpful and accommodating. They also do fun things like ice cream socials and a big prize wheel to spin. This is brilliant because my girls actually look forward to getting their braces checked. My daughters are 9 & 8 and not the greatest at keeping their braces in tip top shape. Dr Pana never gets annoyed when they need an emergency wire fix or rubber band replacement. Their 6 year old brother keeps asking when he can get braces. Ha! Daddy is hoping at least one kid won't need braces for our bank account's sake. The consultation is free & no obligation, tell them the Michno girls sent ya!

Diane Davani

The Davani Family LOVES Dr. Pana and South Coast Orthodontics! After interviewing other local orthodontists, I felt completely overwhelmed with the treatments and cost they were proposing. Then we found out about Dr. Pana. BEST.DAY.EVER. We scheduled and consult and Dr. Pana reviewed our daughter's case. He immediately put me at ease and assured me her treatment could be done easily, timely, and at a lesser cost. Everything he said was true. After just a few months, Katie is out of her Phase I treatment, has a BEAUTIFUL smile (we're already getting compliments) and it was 100 times easier than we ever expected. Dr. Pana is the only orthodontist around, who also holds a Masters Degree in Craniofacial Biology, so his treatment plans don't ONLY include getting the teeth straight. He's very conscious of the overall effect/aesthetics of the face and its profile, which is so important and often missed by other doctors. In fact, while I've been in Dr. Pana's office, local dental professionals in the industry were there with THEIR kids. Another indication that he's the best there is. There's also threads with comments galore on the Residents of Aliso Viejo FB page with countless rave reviews. AV also loves South Coast Orthodontics! Don't even THINK about proceeding with any other doctor before meeting Dr. Pana. I've had countless people approach me, talk, and express their regret that they'd chosen someone else. Our family thanks you, Dr. Pana. We were BLESSED the day we found you for our daughter's orthodontia!!!