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San Diego Orthodontist, Invisalign, Teen Invisalign, and Braces - Family Orthodontics - Richard P. McLaughlin, DDS &
Paul K. Upatham, DDS, MS

Welcome to the orthodontic practice of doctors Richard P. McLaughlin and Paul K. Upatham, serving San Diego, CA. We believe in providing excellent orthodontic treatment in a professional and caring environment.

At McLaughlin and Upatham Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing the best orthodontic care for children, adolescents and adults. Our Ocean Beach office has been serving San Diego County since 1981.

We take pride in the personal attention and thorough patient education we provide to our patients and their families. We are committed to a team approach involving our doctors, our staff, our patients, their family, and our patients’ family dentist.

We welcome you and your family to our practice and invite you to get to know all of us. Our practice uses advanced technology and techniques to provide the most effective means of correcting each individual orthodontic problem. In addition to meeting each patient’s orthodontic needs, we strive to provide a caring environment.

We value your trust and confidence and will work hard to exceed your expectations. Get to know us and learn how our expertise can work for you.
All members of our team are trained to be highly skilled and conscientious. Our staff and doctors work as a well-balanced team so that together we can achieve your orthodontic goals. Every one of our staff is friendly, outgoing, caring, skillful, and knowledgeable.

We believe that good communication and understanding are the keys to an excellent working relationship with our patients. Our staff is prepared to answer your questions and to provide you with any information necessary throughout active treatment and through retention.

Our office is state-of-the-art. All patient records are digitally stored for convenience and to ensure privacy. We use the latest in digital radiography to minimize x-ray exposure, and to achieve the highest quality images. Our in-house lab and full-time lab technicians allow for ideal quality control and quicker turn around. Also, for the comfort and enjoyment of the patient, we have flat screen TV’s with earphones and PlayStations at the dental chairs.

Please use this website to learn more about orthodontics for children and adults, including traditional metal braces, clear braces and Invisalign™ (invisible braces). Doctors McLaughlin and Upatham are certified with the American Board of Orthodontists, and members of the American Association of Orthodontists and San Diego County Dental Society. Call us today to schedule a complimentary initial consultation: 619.225.1611.

Drs. McLaughlin and Upatham – your San Diego orthodontists! We look forward to making you SMILE!

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