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Our Orthodontist

Meet Dr. Willes

"I love smiles. Smiles can change the world—your world and that of those around you. Smiles are important because they convey happiness. If you like your smile and have confidence in it, you’re going to use it more often, which I believe brings you more joy and happiness in your life, and also brings joy to others."
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Welcome to Willes Orthodontics

At Willes Orthodontics, we love what we do and are grateful to do it here in this beautiful place, where we get to interact with wonderful people, and work to make smiles, and lives, better. Plus, we genuinely believe that every happier, more confident smile makes our world a bit brighter, too!

Our goal for each patient is to achieve the best results possible—the prettiest smile with the best facial esthetics and healthiest bite. This culminates in ideal function, stronger self-esteem and more smiling! And we accomplish this as efficiently as we can.

As your friendly and dedicated orthodontic specialist in downtown Carlsbad Village, we really are here to serve you and your family.

Dr. Michael Willes is a board-certified orthodontist, serving patients in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, and Encinitas, CA. He will give you the time and personal attention you deserve. He communicates clearly and provides detailed explanations of all your treatment options, from traditional braces and "clear braces" (ceramic) to clear aligners by Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®. Dr. Willes is happy to answer any questions or take time to review treatment progress. He truly does want to treat you the way he would treat his own family.

Our team works hard to create high-quality, efficient treatment experiences in a low-stress environment. We seek to build personal connections with our patients in a warm, caring way, and we love knowing that orthodontics really can change the lives of those in Coastal North County. Our patients sense that genuine commitment and care: visit our testimonials page to see what they say.

Located just a few blocks from the beach and charming downtown Carlsbad, we love where we are and what we do. The whole team at Willes Orthodontics finds genuine joy in taking care of the best patients in the best place on earth!

Please look through this website with lots of happy, authentic photos of our awesome patients and their families — as well as other helpful orthodontic information — and then contact our Carlsbad, CA orthodontic office if you have any additional questions, or to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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“As a dental hygienist who has practiced in Carlsbad for 28 years who has never heard anything but rave reviews from patients and dentists alike, Dr. Willes is the #1 referral from our office. Because of this, he is the orthodontist I chose for myself and my family. His work is excellent and he is caring, gentle, trustworthy and takes the time to listen to what you want.” - Diana
“I would like to recommend Dr. Willes as your orthodontic specialist. When he assessed my daughter for her crossbite, he was thoughtful, systematic and thorough beyond external layer of appearance but also considered the anatomical and functional aspects of my daughter's face long-term. You can see the ingenuity in the organization and arrangement of his office, and you will appreciate the integrity, kindness, and transparency of Dr. Willes and his staff. My family is grateful for their care.” - Truclinh
“My three children began seeing Dr. Willes when my oldest was in first grade. After 11 years, it was my turn for a tune-up of my own, long-ago orthodontia — and of course I chose to see Dr. Willes. Dr. Willes and his staff are always cheerful, helpful, and responsive. Dr. Willes takes the time to explain procedures, answer questions, and listen to concerns. I really appreciate that he offers several treatment options — and doesn’t always recommend the most expensive! Even when our family finishes orthodontic treatment, we will continue to recommend Dr. Willes.” - Joan
“Dr. Willes is extremely thorough, focused on perfect results, and at the same time very friendly. He was always willing to take time to explain each step of the treatment and why it was necessary and what I could do to shorten the treatment time and get the best results. My teeth came out perfect — just as he predicted at my initial appointment. They look and feel great. And the office environment and staff are very friendly and fun.” - Ron
“Dr. Willes and his team are phenomenal. Excellent quality of work!!! The before and after results are astounding.” - Anthony
The featured smiles throughout this site are actual patients of Dr. Willes
740 Oak Avenue, Suite A
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 434-5031
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