Smile Results

At Barkate & Nehi Orthodontics, we are proud to provide both children and adults with excellent comprehensive orthodontic care throughout Orange County. Our mission is that you receive the very best orthodontic result in a fun, friendly, and caring atmosphere. It is what makes us different! Read on to learn how we make our patients smile...

“I have been very impressed with Dr. Barkate and his entire staff from the very first time I walked into his office. On our initial visit, everyone made my daughter feel welcomed. Lisa answered all of our questions about the process my daughter would go through. Tiffany explained, in detail, the insurance component. I even called with additional insurance questions that were promptly handled. My daughter is always seen promptly at her appointment time. With many choices for orthodontists in the area, I am very happy with my decision to have Dr. Barkate care for my daughter.”

- Katie G.

“My son just started going to Dr. Barkate. The office is clean; the staff is fantastic. They treat him so well, making him feel comfortable, explaining everything. Very professional.”

- Diane S.

“I LOVE Barkate & Nehi Orthodontics! From the moment you walk through the door you feel like part of their family. My whole family including myself was treated by Dr. Barkate! We have people stop us all the time complementing our beautiful smiles! Dr. B is the BEST! My kids LOVED the entire staff—so fun and friendly, the office contests, ringing the bell, and receiving a candy apple when their braces were removed! OH WHAT FUN!!!! Always a wonderful experience at Barkate & Nehi Orthodontics!! Way to GOOOOOOO Dr. B!!!!!”

- Jeff K.

“My dentist recommended my bite be corrected at the age of 72! The thought of going to an orthodontist was a bit overwhelming until I arrived at Barkate & Nehi Orthodontics. The staff made me feel comfortable from the moment I arrived. Dr. B explained my options since I didn’t want to wear braces. I chose Invisalign® and the entire experience was so enjoyable I couldn’t believe how fast the treatment went and I was done. I actually looked forward to going to the orthodontist and highly recommend Barkate & Nehi Orthodontics for all ages.”

- Kay C.

“As soon as I walked into the office I felt welcomed and noticed that everyone was happy and smiling. Everyone was very personable and knowledgeable. They had video games for kids to play. My daughter was so excited about the Barkate buck program. I would recommend Barkate & Nehi Orthodontics to everyone in my family.”

- Ruud T.

“Barkate & Nehi Orthodontics is the best!! The staff is always helpful and courteous! You will get high quality care here! Super fun atmosphere. My whole family has beautiful smiles thanks to Dr. Barkate!!”

- Diana W.

“I had braces with Dr. Barkate. I love my smile and I love that everyone in this office is very nice and friendly from the time you walk in the door and from the time you walk out.”

- Alissa A.

“Amazingly dedicated team!! It was a great experience for both my girls. They office staff are helpful and efficient, which is a huge plus for those with a busy schedule. The assistants are extremely kid friendly.”

- Tonia T.

“Four of my five children see Dr. Barkate for their orthodontic needs and we couldn’t be happier! The office staff goes above and beyond to accommodate our family’s crazy schedule EVERY TIME and are always professional and kind. My children love seeing Dr. Barkate and feel extremely comfortable under his care. We feel lucky to have Dr. Barkate and his staff in San Clemente!”

- Kelly R.

“Warm welcoming environment and a great staff make my trips here pleasant. I always feel educated and knowledgeable after I leave. Highly recommended.”

- Nikol F.

“Dr. B’s office is warm and welcoming. The staff went the extra mile to welcome us and make my children feel an important part of the whole process. Dr. B explained the plan in terms each child could understand and encouraged them to ask questions. I love that the conversation was geared first to the child and then to the adult. Very service oriented. The office staff is kind and accommodating.

“Outstanding experience. My son’s braces went smooth and quick. The timeline discussed at the initial consultation was consistent with our experience. I am back with my next child and wouldn’t take my orthodontic needs anywhere else. I have no hesitation in highly recommending this office to anyone.”

- Jan J.

“We recently relocated from out of state. It was great to find a nearby orthodontist who uses the Damon braces, so that we could continue our daughters treatment as seamlessly as possible. The incredible staff made us feel welcome and cared for immediately. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Barkate in San Clemente.”

- Erika Z.

“A pleasant experience each time I visit. The office staff is always very cheerful, polite, and courteous. Wait time is always short which is a plus with my hectic work schedule. Highly recommend Dr. Barkate for any orthodontic needs.”

- Simon T.

“Dr. Barkate’s office is welcoming, fun, and honest. We priced out three orthodontics and listened to all the consultations, Dr. Barkate had an honest and fair assessment and pricing model. We always leave with smiles and laughs. We think their Barkate Bucks encourage positive behavior and community involvement. Bravo for Barkate.”

- Sandra B.

“Dr. Barkate and his staff are very friendly, professional, and thorough. Upon arrival, you will be warmly greeted and quickly attended to. There is a very welcoming feel to the office, which immediately puts you at ease. Ideally located with ample parking. I would highly recommend this practice. With a nice open plan, courteous staff, and good ‘word of mouth’ reputation, our choice is Dr. Barkate!”

- Sarah W.

“We are a new family to Dr. Barkate. We moved over from another local orthodontist after seven years with him. I could not be more pleased with the service, support staff, and attention to detail that Dr. Barkate practices. I have four children each with different orthodontic needs and coming to Dr. Barkate at different stages in their ortho process. Each is handled individually, sensibly, and knowledgeably. I could not be happier with our change and my kids don’t complain about going there either! We can get in when we need to as well. So glad we made the switch!”

- Cindy M.

“Dr. Barkate is really wonderful with my special needs daughter, he explains everything to her patiently and makes sure that she understands what procedure they are doing and that she is comfortable. We love Barkate & Nehi Orthodontics! The staff is very kind and professional and always greets us with a friendly smile as soon as we walk in. I love that they have a self-service drink station in the waiting room that is a huge perk!”

- Pam M.

“Dr. Barkate is the BEST! He is extremely professional, honest, kind, and extremely talented at making beautiful smiles! He is the only orthodontist that I would trust with my children’s teeth. The office is amazing too! When you walk through the door, you just feel like a part of their family. The office is beautiful and clean and the staff is extremely warm and friendly. My kids love coming so that can spend some time in the arcade room. I look forward to the late afternoon cup of warm coffee. The best part is that they are so efficient that you never have to wait long. I cannot say enough great things about Barkate & Nehi Orthodontics! I know many other friends feel the same way as I never go there and not see someone I know!”

- Tracy N.

“Barkate & Nehi Orthodontics is the only Orthodontist office in Orange County that I would consider for my family’s care. Not only has Dr. B treated myself but he has also treated both of my children as well. We could not be happier with our experience with them. First of all, not only is Dr. B. a perfectionist when it comes to making beautiful smiles but he is absolutely one of the nicest guys you will meet. He is extremely personable and my kids love getting to go to his office. His entire staff is warm and fun and he has a game section that the kids love getting to play with before their appointments. Their only complaint is that they don’t get enough time to play with them because our wait time has never been long as he runs a very efficient practice. His office is fun, relaxed, welcoming, and clean and his staff all knows you by name when you walk in which makes the experience pleasant. He has a reward system for the kids that helped to motivate my kids to brush well, floss, get good grades, and rewards them for community service and giving back. More than anything, one of the things I liked the most is that at the end of the treatment I received letters from my kids thanking my husband and I for giving them the gift of beautiful straight teeth!! I’m so glad we choose Dr. Barkate for this! Would highly recommend you do as well.”

- Ashley R.

“Fabulous office and staff. Dr. Barkate is a perfectionist with teeth and both of my children have a perfect beautiful smile thanks to him. He also did an evaluation when they were both young and did not recommend early work that they would grow out of unlike many other pediatric orthos so I also find him to be very honest-great nature with kids-highly recommend. Also has a system of rewards for the kids if they follow the upkeep program-very motivating for my kids to do what they needed to do.”

- Jane D.

“It never ceases to amaze me how much my kids look forward to going to see Dr. B and his staff! I have never been to a healthcare provider that sticks to his schedule like Dr. B and does not ever make you wait too long. Thanks for the respect you give the families by being considerate of their busy lives.”

- Kim H.

“Braces in my thirties? Who would have thought! I wouldn’t have done it without Dr. B’s support and reassurance. He is not only patient and dedicated to his job, but honest in all respects. I trust him and his staff with my children and know he will make their smiles beautiful. I tell everyone who needs an orthodontist, Dr. Barkate’s the best choice!”

- Debi B.

“Dr. B does so many fun games and contest. You get tokens for all sorts of things, and the prizes are great! Dr. B makes braces fun… and painless!”

- Emily and Jane H.

“When our dentist informed me that my daughter, Lindsay, would need braces and potentially surgery to align her underbite, I was very concerned and anxious. I went to three orthodontists for consultations. After meeting all three, it was a very easy decision to go with Dr. Barkate. Of the three, only Dr. Barkate was able to give me a clear treatment strategy on how he was planning to align Lindsay’s bite and thus avoid jaw surgery. In addition, in his consultation, he was the only orthodontist whose office took X-rays of Lindsay’s jaw and reviewed his findings with me. His consultation was very thorough and gave me the confidence that he could provide the treatment that Lindsay needed. The office staff is friendly and professional. We are so glad that we have Dr. Barkate as our orthodontist!”

- Kathleen K.

“How much do I love Dr. Barkate and his entire office? So much that I drive from Venice (Los Angeles) to Newport Beach to obtain my treatment! Given that my wedding was five months away, I hoped that I could do something to make my smile the best it could be. When I made the decision to move forward with treatment, the next question was, ‘with whom?’ My mom, who works in a dental office, told me that Dr. Barkate was wonderful. Who doesn’t trust mom? She’s the reason I was doing all of this! Having had braces for eight YEARS as a child, I was nervous about entering the orthodontic world again – had I known just how wonderful Dr. Barkate and his staff are, I would have come in years earlier! My entire treatment plan – from financial explanations, to impressions for my Invisalign, to appointments – was, in a word, perfect. The smiling faces in the front office, the smiling faces in the back and Dr. Barkate’s professionalism and manner made this entire process so easy! I looked forward to my appointments and catching up with everyone. They offered flexibility in appointment times and locations and always ran on time – no waiting. I am so happy with how my smile looks now (and in perfect time for my wedding!) and no longer fear side profile photographs. I would not hesitate to recommend this office to anyone – adult or child. In fact, should my own (future!) children need orthodontic care, I know exactly where I will be bringing them – even if I still live in Los Angeles!”

- Kate L.

“What can I say about Dr. Barkate and his wonderful staff? They are simply the best! Between getting braces for me and my son, it has been a great experience from beginning to end. The friendly and professional service is exceptional at every appointment and always confirms why I chose Dr. Barkate as our family orthodontist. Thanks Dr. Barkate for everything!”

- Judy D.

“Invisalign was an effective, low maintenance, discreet alternative to braces. The warmth and professionalism of the staff at Barkate & Nehi Orthodontics ensured that the process was as effortless as possible, and I could not be happier with the end result.”

- Jenny C.

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