by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos by Spark Photography

Specializing in Beautiful Smiles

San Diego Orthodontic Specialists Is Committed to Providing You With Your Best Orthodontic Experience

Dr. David Li, Board Certified Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and owner of San Diego Orthodontic Specialists, has been creating beautiful smiles in the San Diego community for over 12 years. “We are a patient-focused practice that really listens to each patient’s needs,” said Dr. Li of his practice’s success. “We use the latest technology to provide the most advanced and efficient orthodontic treatment available.”


The atmosphere at San Diego Orthodontic Specialists’ Rancho Bernardo office is “comfortable and relaxed,” described Dr. Li. The team at San Diego Orthodontic Specialists is friendly, caring, and knowledgeable. “Many of the staff have been with the practice for over 12 years,” noted Dr. Li. “They have over 100 years of combined experience in the orthodontic field.”

“We are a patient-focused practice that really listens to each patient’s needs.”

To stay abreast of the latest advancements in his field, Dr. Li himself has gone through hundreds of additional hours of voluntary training. “We pride ourselves on being up-to-date with the latest technology. For example, we use the iTero Element to digitally scan a patient’s teeth, which can eliminate the need for messy alginate impressions,” explained Dr. Li, who sees both children and adults for such orthodontic treatments. “We also treat many adult and teen patients with Invisalign to offer a more esthetic alternative.”

Dr. Li attended the University of Southern California for his undergraduate degree, dental degree, and orthodontic specialty training. “I am a Trojan through and through!” exclaimed Dr. Li.


He and his wife, Dr. Natalie Li, optometrist and owner of nearby 4S Eyecare and Optometry, moved to San Diego from Los Angeles in 2005. “We wanted to settle down in a place that had a strong sense of community and small town feel, while still being in a metropolitan city,” shared Dr. Li, who since that time has been a prominent community leader. Dr. Li has been past president of the Stone Ranch Foundation and past chair of the 4S Ranch-Del Sur Community Foundation, and is currently on the Oak Valley Foundation Board.

While working at his practice, Dr. Li enjoys taking the time to get to know each of his patients and makes it a top priority to give them special attention. “I am blessed to love what I do,” said Dr. Li, “and help our patients achieve a beautiful smile they can take with them for their entire life!”



Name of Business: San Diego Orthodontic Specialists
Owner: Dr. David Li
Years in Position: 12
Year of Establishment: 2005
Address: 16766 Bernardo Center Drive #203, San Diego, CA 92128
Phone: 858-560-4047
Description of Business: Dr. David Li is a Board Certified Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Their goal is to provide the highest quality orthodontic care possible delivered in a friendly and caring environment.