"Excellent experience! The staff is filled with kind people who we have always been comfortable with!" - Katrice B. (Patient)
"I couldn't have had a better experience with Dr. Li and his wonderful, highly professional staff. I give them my complete endorsement to anyone who needs orthodontic treatment." - Beverly E. (Patient)
"We had our first ortho consult and were very happy meeting Dr. Li and his staff. Dr. Li was very thorough with his analysis for our daughter's oral care." - Elaine P. (Patient)
"Dr. Li and his staff is AMAZING!! Dr. Li is informative, knowledgeable, and most importantly, willing to answer all your questions." - Toral J. (Patient)
"I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the kindnesses and professionalism of each and everyone of you. I will keep speaking very highly of you to all those who need orthodontics and passing out your business cards, and truly believe that you are the very, very best!!" - Tomi H. (Patient)
"My office visits with Dr. Li are consistently positive. They are relaxed, knowing I am being treated by a team of professional, knowledgeable, caring, respectful and courteous staff." - Jim P. (Patient)
"I would recommend Dr. Li to anyone needing orthodontic work. Both of my kids go there and all of the staff are GREAT and get you in right away if there is a loose bracket or other problem. Love that place!" - Lisa F. (Patient)
"It was great! I was very impressed with Dr. Li and his staff. They were extremely professional and their attention to detail was outstanding!" - Megan F. (Patient)
"It was great, beyond my expectations. Dr. David Li was so nice, Katie and I loved him. He is very knowledgeable in his field and will recommend him to everyone that I know. Thanks to you and your staff!!!!" - Sherri W. (Patient)
"The experience was great. The staff was friendly and very nice." – Yolanda M.
"Dr. Li is fantastic. We never wait more then ten minutes for an appt. He has a wonderful and professional bedside manner. The office as a whole has been a good experience. " – Nancy F.

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San Diego Orthodontist

Welcome to the website of Dr. David Li, a Board Certified San Diego Orthodontist. We have been creating beautiful smiles in the San Diego community for over 11 years. We have three convenient office locations to choose from and serve the communities of University City, UTC, La Jolla, Tierrasanta, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Valley, Mira Mesa, Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch, Poway, Del Sur, Escondido, Scripps Ranch, & Rancho Penasquitos.

Our practice's top priority is to provide the highest quality and most efficient San Diego Orthodontist possible; delivered in a friendly and caring environment. We utilize the Damon system, the most technologically advanced braces available, that can reduce treatment time by as much as 4 to 10 months. The Damon system uses the lowest friction and lightest forces possible, resulting in greater patient comfort, faster tooth movement, and fewer visits compared with standard braces.

For those patients interested in more esthetic alternatives, we are a Premier Invisalign Provider, and are in the top 1% of Invisalign providers in the nation. We also offer clear and lingual braces (on the back side of the teeth) in selected cases that still allow us to obtain an excellent result.

As a top rated orthodontist in San Diego, we utilize functional appliances when appropriate to naturally develop a more balanced face in those cases where one jaw is underdeveloped.

Our patients located in San Diego are very excited about their beautiful smiles that give them a lifetime of comfort and increased self-confidence. Contact us today for an appointment.


  • Dr. Li is a specialist in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. He has an additional 3 years of extensive training after dental school strictly in the field of orthodontics.


Damon Braces

  • The Damon System are the most technologically advanced braces available, that can reduce treatment time by as much as 4 to 10 months.



  • Clear aligners that are an alternative to braces that are more comfortable and esthetic, while still achieving amazing results.


Invisalign Teen

  • With advances in technology, we are able to offer Invisalign Teen to our adolescent and teen patients who prefer the flexibility of removeable aligners to align their teeth.