Advanced orthodontic techniques and we will work with your family’s budget to find the perfect payment plan for your smile.
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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 Ukiah 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 Ukiah
Meet Dr. Edmond H. Henken
Dr. Edmond H. Henken has been creating winning smiles in South Orange County for 23 years. He received his Doctorate Degree in Dentistry from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. After practicing general dentistry for two years, he returned to Loma Linda University School of Dentistry to obtain a Master's Degree, which allowed him to specialize in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. The training that Dr. Henken received at Loma Linda University School of Orthodontics, under the philosophy of Robert Ricketts, provided him with unique skills that focus on growth and development, allowing him not only to align the teeth, but also to develop balanced facial features and a winning smile.
Dr. Henken is passionate about being an orthodontist because of the opportunity he has to truly change and impact people’s lives every day. He wants every patient to follow their dreams and to feel confident in their new smile.
Dr. Henken and his wife, Dr. Tamra Taylor, DDS, will be relocating to Cloverdale with their children, Hans, 29, and twins, Sterling and Paris,25, and fox terrier dog, Diesel. He also has two adult daughters Heather and Heidi. He enjoys reading and watching his children sail and surf around the world. One of the highlights of his life was attending the Rio Olympics to watch his daughter Paris, compete in a sailing event that presented her the title of being 10th best sailor in the world.
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.
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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. Ukiah 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 Ukiah braces an affordable option for orthodontic Ukiah 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 Ukiah orthodontics.