Amazing & Affordable
Orthodontics in Salinas
WOW! Smiles™ proudly serves orthodontic patients of all ages from Salinas and the surrounding communities.Schedule Your Free Exam
Enjoy a WOW! Smiles™ Experience
At WOW! Smiles™, your orthodontic journey is easy and comfortable as possible!
We’ll work with your family’s budget to find the perfect payment plan for your smile. Plans start as low as $129/month with 0% interest.
Save yourself an extra visit! Begin your journey to a WOW! smile right after you finish your free exam.
Braces for All Ages
We welcome patients of all ages because we believe children, teens and adults should have access to a beautiful new WOW! Smile.
5-Star Salinas Orthodontists
Professional & Gentle
This place is GREAT!! My daughter loves coming to her appointments.- Maria
Financial Process Makes It So Easy
Their financial process makes it so easy to get my daughter the braces that she needed. I would rate them higher if I could!- Dave
In Good Hands
The staff creates a welcoming environment, everyone is super sweet! Always a pleasure going into my appointments because I know I am in good hands!- Karina
Pricing Is Fair
We felt comfortable, had all of our questions answered completely, did not feel pushed into any treatment, and the pricing is fair. The entire staff was top-notch.- Jill
In & Out
I am really impressed with how well the staff gets their patients in and out within a reasonable time!- Ben
Meet Your Orthodontists in Salinas
Dr. Naveen joins us from chilly Boston, MA, to sunny California. He completed his dental and orthodontics degree from Boston University with high honors, and also practiced general dentistry in the Boston area. He previously maintained a private practice in India along with his wife, in addition to being a part time orthodontic teaching faculty at the dental school.
Dr. Naveen was originally inspired to become an oral surgeon, but decided to become an orthodontist, as he truly believes that it’s the first specialty in dentistry that helps create lasting smiles. Dr. Naveen devoted his time to the Cleft Children Foundation, which aligned with his interest in making new smiles for those in need.
Dr. Naveen helps patients maintain realistic expectations with end results in mind, to make treatment simple, fun, and comfortable.
In his spare time, Dr. Naveen loves practicing yoga, biking, trekking and outdoor activities with his wife and two sons. He is excited to explore California and looks forward to indulging in delicious local wines and fruits.
Meet Dr. Rael Bernstein
Dr. Bernstein was born and raised in South Africa and attended the prestigious Wits Dental School, where he finished at the top of his class. He then completed his orthodontic specialty residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
After his residency, he accepted a university fellowship position, where he became a clinical assistant professor in the orthodontic department.
He yearned for a climate similar to South Africa and decided to relocate to Southern California, where he met his wife, Debbie, also a dental specialist.
He opened his first orthodontic practice shortly after.
Dr. Bernstein is committed to excellence in orthodontics. He has lectured nationally on self-ligation and early interceptive treatment to other orthodontists and dentists. He strives to provide the latest and greatest to all of his patients in a friendly, upbeat atmosphere.
In his spare time, Dr. Bernstein enjoys racing go-karts, working out, snowboarding in winter, and devoting himself to his wife and two daughters by going to birthday parties, ballet recitals, gymnastics classes, and more.
Ready to Get Started?
During your consultation, you can also expect to start braces SAME day if you choose, saving you the hassle and time of scheduling a follow up appointment.Schedule Your Free Exam
People everywhere know traditional braces as one of the strongest and most efficient orthodontic tools to straighten teeth and fix a smile. Metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics.
Our orthodontists at WOW! Smiles™ create gentle pressure using brackets, wires, and bands that work together to slowly straighten your teeth. Salinas braces are an excellent choice for correcting several tooth issues, from simple to complex.
Because they can sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options, braces may reduce your total time in braces.
The industry has come a long way as far as orthodontic technology is concerned, and we’re excited to offer the latest and greatest self-ligating braces to our patients at WOW! Smiles.
Our Pitts 21 self-ligating braces are a revolutionary treatment option that provides greater comfort, faster results, and fewer appointments. Sounds great, right? These braces are unique because it uses light, low-friction force to move your teeth into place with greater control and better results.
Plus, traditional braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making Salinas braces an affordable option for orthodontic Salinas patients on a budget.
Instead of brackets and bands, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. Many people already know about this treatment option as an alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners come in a comfortable plastic that a doctor designs to fit snugly over a patient’s teeth. The patient swaps out these see-through aligner trays every one to two weeks, with the next in the series to keep the aligning teeth.
Patients should wear clear aligners 20-22 hours each day throughout treatment.
The Invisalign system only works if patients follow these recommended guidelines, so patient compliance is critical to success. Neglecting to wear the aligners as directed can halt the results and add time to the total length of orthodontic treatment.
Schedule your free consultation with WOW! Smiles™ to learn more about Salinas orthodontics.