Changing Lives through Smiles
As a child, I feared going to the dentist. As I grew up, I realized I could not let that fear prevent me from taking care of my smile and becoming the best person I can be.
The satisfaction of taking care of my own smile encouraged me to become an orthodontist. I know the role a healthy and beautiful smile plays in one’s life and believe no one should let fear, time constraints, or financial concerns stop them from achieving their smile dreams.
Orthodontics is a very unique field. Each patient is different: I cannot just treat their oral cavity and teeth, but must care for the whole person. I must get to know my patient as well as possible before putting together their treatment plan. The person’s social life, age, motivation, dental care awareness, commitment to treatment, and overall health are just a few of the factors I must understand before designing their orthodontic care approach.
This process is a challenge, which keeps me engaged and excited, and also an opportunity to connect with the person and build a relationship. I treasure both. — Dr. Alon Ofir
At Ofir Orthodontics, patients are cared for like family. Dr. Ofir and his team have developed a fun, warm office filled with laughter and smiles. Not only do they create lifetimes of smiles, they create lifetimes of friendships. Each team member is well-trained, welcoming, and experienced; they’re also passionate about keeping patients smiling while creating new smiles!
Education and Continuing Education
Before becoming an orthodontist, in 1994, Dr. Ofir earned:
- Bachelor’s degree in biology – California State University Northridge
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, with multiple awards for excellence during his studies – New York University College of Dentistry
- General practice residency – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Department of Dental Surgery
- Specialist certificate in orthodontics – Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery
Dr. Ofir is a board-certified orthodontist. He believes that comprehensive care, and the strongest orthodontic results, start with his being well versed in leading-edge orthodontic and general dentistry processes. Every year, he attends multiple seminars, meetings, and lectures in order to stay current on advances in orthodontics and oral healthcare.
Dr. Ofir is also an active member of several study clubs, including the Invisalign® Elite Study Club and the Downey Study Club. The latter enables him to collaborate and learn from and with highly qualified medical specialists in the handling of difficult cases.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
Beyond the Practice
Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Dr. Ofir moved to Los Angeles when he was 18. He now lives in Irvine with his beautiful wife of more than 20 years, Natasha. Dr. Ofir and Natasha have been blessed with two amazing daughters, Nicole and Rebecca, and the couple is proud of the role their daughters play in their community and their family. The final family member is Bella, their Shih-Poo dog, whose unconditional love puts a smile on everyone’s face!
When he’s not working, Dr. Ofir loves to travel with his family and friends, especially when they explore cultures that are new to them. He’s also a huge Lakers fan and loves attending their games! Dr. Ofir has recently taken up golf.