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Dr. Kawata makes us feel like we are important to him in his approachable, caring ways… They feel like family; we couldn’t be happier here!—Annamaria G.

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During each office visit, Dr. Kawata and his staff welcomed me with great warmth, professionalism, and devotion; every smile is proof of a job well done!—Natalie O.

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I always felt confident in his expertise because Dr. Kawata always explains everything about the treatment he provides. Thank you Dr. Kawata, I always smile with confidence!—The Carlos Family

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Our expectations for orthodontic care have been exceeded countless times.—Sandra B.

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Our experience with Dr. Kawata and his staff has been nothing but positive! From the moment you walk through the door you feel welcomed and valued.—The Smith Family

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It was very rewarding to treat my own kids and see their smiles blossom. When I am recommending treatment for my patients, I always consider… What would I do if they were my kids?—Dr. Kawata

Welcome to Our Office

Deciding on orthodontic treatment is a big step, followed by an even bigger one: choosing an orthodontic office that is worthy of your trust. We want you to feel at home and comfortable in our office, and confident in the treatment we provide. We hope the following information will help assist you in making this important choice.

After attending the University of Southern California for his undergraduate studies, Dr. Garrett Kawata earned the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He received his post-doctoral certificate in orthodontics from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1986. Dr. Kawata is a past President of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontics, Southern California component and continues to serve on the Angle Society Board. He is also a clinical professor at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics, where he has been voted Teacher of the Year four times!

Dr. Kawata is a member of the following organizations:

  • Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, Past - President of the Southern California component
  • College of Diplomates, American Board of Orthodontics
  • World Federation of Orthodontists
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • California Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association

Dr. Kawata is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. He is a past president and serves on the board of directors of the prestigious Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, an exclusive international organization of educators and clinicians who are committed to orthodontic excellence. And, Dr. Kawata is on the board of directors of the University of Southern California Dougherty-Tanaka Orthodontic Foundation, which is committed to excellence in the USC Orthodontic Residency Program.

Dr. Kawata and his team are committed to exceptional care, and regularly attend continuing education courses to keep up to date with the latest advances in orthodontic care. We have selected techniques and equipment that will provide our patients with the most safe, gentle, and effective treatment possible.

Our goal is to provide the best possible orthodontic results for our patients, in a warm, caring, and comfortable environment. By being responsive to your needs and helping you to understand your treatment, we hope to establish a long and mutually rewarding relationship.

We are committed to providing you with the best our profession has to offer!


"I highly recommend this office to anyone who is searching for orthodontic treatment. They treat all ages, I couldn't see myself or my family going anywhere else." — Andrea C.

"Dr. Kawata has been a part of my family for two generations! I was blessed to be his patient as a teenager and now my children are blessed to be his patients. I know that we are getting the best care available." — S.E.

"My experiences with Dr. Kawata’s office have been overwhelmingly positive. From the friendly and helpful staff to the wonderful orthodontic care." — Diana R.

"Dr. Kawata’s practice makes you truly feel like part of a family!"
— Angie A.

"My experience has been great! Everyone in the office is very nice, kind, and caring." — Maria O.

"I had a really great experience here over the past few years. Everyone in the office is so welcoming and friendly. I wouldn’t have wanted to get my braces anywhere else." — Cassie F.

"All four of our kids have had their orthodontic work through Dr. Kawata. In all the years we’ve been coming, his office has consistently been a pleasure to come to and I am happy to recommend his services to all my friends." — Cindy B.