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5-Star Watsonville 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 Watsonville

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Dr. Jennifer Stachel


Dr. Stachel, known as Dr. Jenn by most of her patients, is an East Coast native from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received her bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Washington and Jefferson College and earned her DMD and certification in orthodontics from Temple University School of Dentistry. She received an award in public service from the American Association of Public Health Dentistry’s Pre-Doctoral Community.

After finishing school, Dr. Jenn moved to NYC. She worked as an associate for six years before opening her practice, where she has been treating patients for ten years.

Dr. Jenn aspired to be an orthodontist since the young age of nine, as she loved working and interacting with children. She truly believed that creating great, quality smiles would boost their confidence and enhance their quality of life. Her passion for orthodontics allows her to practice her love for art and science. She loves the diversity when treating patients. Dr. Jenn believes every patient is unique and challenging in different ways. She enjoys the thrill of problem-solving each case and genuinely providing patient-centered care. She considers herself a lifelong student. Dr. Jenn is constantly finding ways to improve her skills and learn new techniques with the end goal to ultimately transform and change as many smiles as possible that leave patients feeling satisfied and confident in their results.

Dr. Jenn understands that going through treatment requires discipline, some mental toughness, resilience, and dedication. She proactively helps and works with her patients to accomplish their goals. She believes that the sacrifices made to obtain your WOW! smile, if retained through proper care, will bring a more outstanding quality of life and additional confidence that patients aim to achieve.

Dr. Jenn’s main goal as your orthodontist, is to create a fun and non-threatening environment where each patient’s experience is individualized. She strives to provide customized care with exemplary service creating a membership experience where patients feel like they are the only patient in her office.

When Dr. Jenn is not at work, she enjoys playing many sports as she grew up a competitive athlete and played soccer in college. Her favorite sports to play are tennis and golf. Also, she enjoys skiing and frequently runs to stay in shape, and subsequently has participated in the NYC Marathon and a few others. She is a fashion fanatic! She once dreamt of owning a fashion line and attempted to start a golf clothing line named Chippindivas! She also enjoys traveling with her husband Nick and attending Broadway shows, plays, and the NYC Ballet. She loves attending musical performances of many genres, and Dr. Jenn loves everything sushi.

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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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Watsonville Braces

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. Watsonville 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 Watsonville braces an affordable option for orthodontic Watsonville patients on a budget.


Watsonville Invisalign

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 Watsonville orthodontics.

WOW! Smiles™ - Watsonville
1970 Freedom Blvd.
Freedom, CA 95019

Phone Number
(831) 750-3969