Your Premiere Long Beach, CA Orthodontist


Welcome to Mark A. Garlington D.D.S., where we offer gentle orthodontic care to realize your dreams of a beautiful smile. Our team, including Dr. Mark Garlington and each member of our staff, is committed to delivering personalized, compassionate care that creates beautiful smiles, and always focuses on you and your needs.

We respect you as an individual. That means we take the time to get to know you as a person, and develop a real relationship with you. We believe in open communication between our team and you; you need to know that you can always come to us with concerns or questions, and we will respond without judgment, to provide you with the assistance and answers you need.

That commitment to an open dialogue starts at your first visit to our office, for a complimentary consultation. We will perform an exam and then sit down to talk with you about our findings and what we feel would be appropriate to help you achieve excellent oral health and new smile. We’ll explain the different treatment options, how they work, how long they take, and the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, and encourage you to ask questions and be involved in deciding the treatment path.

Once orthodontic treatment has started, we will update you each visit. We’ll show you the progress you’re making and discuss any modifications to the treatment plan that might need to be made. We’ll also let you know if there have been any changes to the estimated time of completion. This is your smile that we’re talking about, and you deserve to know what’s going on.

We have created an office space that is warm and inviting, for adults as well as children. Younger patients find plenty of fun distractions here, and you’ll hear lots of laughter from our team and our patients. We’re always swapping jokes and sharing stories. When we remove a patient’s braces, we have a Debanding Party to celebrate their hard work and everything they’ve done to achieve their beautiful smile. Between their grins and ours, you’ll not find a happier group of people.

Because we are a patient-oriented practice, we do everything to ensure that we are available to you when you need us. That means being available after hours, should you experience an orthodontic emergency. It also means early-morning and later-evening appointments, and some Saturday appointments, as well. We know it can be difficult for working professionals to come in during the day, so we stagger our lunch hours to work with their availability.

At Mark A. Garlington D.D.S., we create amazing smiles every day. For more information, and to schedule a complimentary consultation for yourself or a loved one, please call our Long Beach, CA office. We are conveniently located and easily accessible from Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Cerritos, and Westminster.

Our team looks forward to welcoming you to our family and working with you to create healthy, straight teeth for a lifetime of confident smiles.