We are committed to achieving excellence in our orthodontic treatment creating beautiful smiles in an environment that is open, comfortable and friendly.


We are an orthodontic team who are highly qualified, trained and experienced professionals focusing on the best in orthodontic technology and treatment options. It is our goal to create a fun and friendly, yet professional atmosphere while providing the highest quality orthodontic care we can deliver.

We practice ongoing professional development by attending seminars, study clubs and conferences allowing us to offer the most up to date techniques and information.  We are here to ensure that your orthodontic visit leaves you smiling every time!

They both devote many days each year to continuing education seminars, study clubs, and conferences in order to keep up to date on the latest techniques and information. They are here to ensure that you’re orthodontic experience is a positive one!


Dr. Efrain Chara

  • Graduated from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, in 1990. DDS.
  • Graduated from Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Bogotá, Colombia, in 1995, Orthodontics.
  • Training in MEAW Philosophy (Kanagawa Dental University, Yokosuka, Japan)
  • Completed the Wharton-AAO MBO Program 2022
  • MBT Orthodontic Systems (3M)
  • Training FLOW JAC System, Orthodontics with mini tubes, Miami, Sept 2017
  • Attended all AAO Annual Sessions since 2002
  • Dr Chara likes to compete in triathlons, sailing, hiking, traveling, scuba and free diving. Dr Chara has a son 20 yrs old and a daughter 18 yrs old.
  • Paper: The cross-sectional diameter of the upper maxilla related to Pont’s Index. – Univ. Odontological; 9(18):27-38, Jul. 1990

Dr. Antonio Luna Salguero

  • Graduated from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, in 1984. Dentistry.
  • Graduated from Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Bogotá, Colombia, in 1995, Orthodontics.
  • Graduated from Salle Universidad in Leon, Mexico, in 2013, Dentistry.
  • Professor of Orthodontics in Latina University, in Celaya Mexico. 2014
  • Professor of Orthodontics in Military University in Bogota Mexico, 2005-2011
  • Chairman Orthodontic’s Department in San Martin University, 2000 – 2004

Dr. Javier Mejia

  • Graduated from Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia, in 1990. Dentistry.
  • Graduated from Bosque University, Masters in Orthodontics.
  • Furthering knowledge of orthodontics, dento-facial orthopedics, TMJ treatments, lingual braces, TAD’s, Invisalign and all the new advances in this fast pace changing field.
  • Member of Dental Board of California, AAO, ADA, CDA, World Federation of Orthodontists and the Orange County Dental Society.
  • Dr. Mejia enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, music, reading and some outdoor sports in his spare

Dr. Dalia Solano

  • Dr. Solano graduated from the University of La Salle Bajio, International Dental Program in Mexico, where she received a degree as a Doctor in Dental Surgery and a Specialty in Orthodontics.
  • She also has 10 years of experience as an Orthodontist. She enjoys helping her patients to obtain a beautiful smile.  She has deep-rooted human values, with a positive personality, empathy and love for service.
  • She’s always focused on the patient’s main concerns to provide them with the best options for their treatment.  Dr. Solano is always ready to listen and give time to her patients.
  • Dr. Solano is an active member of the California Dental Association (CDA), and the Academy of General Dentistry.
  • In her spare time her hobbies are hiking and enjoy outdoors activities.

Dr. Elba Alvarado

  • Dr. Alvarado graduated from Dental School at the Universidad Evangelica de El Salvador in 2011.
  • Graduated with her Master’s in Orthodontics at Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala in 2015.
  • Graduated from Universidad De La Salle (International Dental Program DDS) 2022.
  • Memberships: ASO member.
  • Dr. Alvarado loves to travel and enjoys spending her free time at the beach.

Dr. Farnaz Amini

  • Dr. Amini graduated in Dentistry from the Western University of Health & Sciences in 2013
  • Completed her training in Progressive Orthodontics in 2018.
  • Speaks Spanish & Farsi Fluently.
  • Provided orthodontic services and a broad spectrum of general dentistry for the past 9 years in Orange County, CA.
  • In her free time, Dr. Amini likes to relax and spend time with her family and friends.

Dr. Carlos Argote

  • Graduated from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana -Dentist
    Bogota, Colombia 1993
  • Graduated from Universidad Militar Nueva Granada – Orthodontist
    Bogota, Colombia 1999
  • Graduated from Nicolae Testemitanu International Dental Program – DDS Chisinau, Moldova 2023
  • Dr. Argote enjoys cooking with family and friends, playing golf, traveling and attending dog shows.

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