Why Choose Us

Studies show that the simple act of smiling will actually make you feel happier, in addition to the people around you.

We believe one of the best ways to create a nicer, happier universe is through simple acts of kindness and one smile at a time!

With Orthodontic treatment, we help create a smile that our patients LOVE and feel good about so they can spread happiness everywhere they go.

We believe in treating each patient the way we would want to be treated, like a member of our own family: with empathy, compassion, and honesty. We provide the highest level of service and quality of care. When you come in, YOU are our priority, and can expect a first class experience.

Each patient is unique, so the way we create these Happier Smiles is based on the option best suited for their individual needs. For this reason, we offer a variety of options including: Braces, Spark Clear Aligners, Invisalign, Inbrace (lingual “invisible” braces), Retainers or a customized hybrid treatment. Ask us which treatment option is right for you at your complimentary consultation!

Dr. Neelab Anwar ("Dr. Nee")

Dr. Neelab Anwar is a Board Certified Orthodontist (an honor achieved by less than 30% of all Orthodontists) who attended the prestigious Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester in New York for Orthodontic residency.

Prior to attending residency, Dr. Nee obtained her degree in biological sciences and physiology, graduating with high honors from California State University San Marcos. Dr. Nee received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. After living in New York for a few years, Dr. Nee always aspired to go back to her hometown in beautiful San Diego, California where her whole family resides.

At the age of fourteen, she was very self conscious about her smile and the way her teeth looked. After completing orthodontic treatment and with her new smile, her confidence increased, and it truly changed her life! At this point, Dr. Nee knew she wanted to be an inspiration and boost the confidence of so many people everyday while creating beautiful smiles.

Dr. Nee has written several papers on compassion and empathy in the orthodontic field. She takes the time in treating each patient like family and holds this idea true to her heart.

In her daily life, Dr. Nee is known to be truly an empathic, compassionate, driven and a loving health practitioner which is hard to find today. She is also fluent in English, Spanish and Farsi. In her free time, she loves playing tennis and the piano. She also enjoys exercising, golf, running and playing tennis with her husband who is also an Orthodontist. They both met in their Orthodontic residency and look forward to welcoming you and your family to their Orthodontic practice!

Dr. Nee is also committed to giving back to the community. She participates in local homeless shelters and low-income dental clinics, where she spent a majority of her time there in college. She strives to make a difference in her community each day. She also enjoys lecturing to pre-dental students and motivates them to pursue their future dreams in Dentistry and Orthodontics.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • California Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Society

Dr. Cyrus Aghdam


Dr. Cyrus believes in taking a conservative approach to treatment and focuses on treating each patient like family. Dr. Cyrus has always been fascinated with new technology, and is constantly taking continuing education to stay up to date with the latest advances in the field of Orthodontics to ensure excellent results with shorter treatment times for our patients.


Dr. Cyrus completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Bioengineering at the University of Maryland School of Engineering. He then went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland Dental School, graduating Magna Cum Laude at the top of his class. After that, he completed his specialty training and obtained his Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from the Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester.

Dr. Cyrus is a Board Certified Orthodontist who received his specialty training at the prestigious Eastman Institute for Oral Health, more importantly this is where he and Dr. Nee met and fell in love! An East Coast native his whole life, he is excited for this new chapter on the West Coast and making San Diego his new home.

Board Certification

Dr. Nee and Dr. Cyrus are proud to be Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). After 10 years of intensive higher education including 2-3 years of dedicated learning at a competitive residency program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, ABO Board Certification is an extra and voluntary credential that only 1 out of every 3 Orthodontists in the country hold. Board Certification entails countless hours of preparation over many years to demonstrate judgement, skill and knowledge through peer-developed, externally validated written and clinical exams. Board Certification represents an Orthodontist’s personal and public commitment to provide the highest level of patient care.

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Since opening our office in 2021, we remain committed to not only being a part of San Diego, but giving back to it. We are currently partnered with the non-profit, Smiles Changes Lives, to provide orthodontic scholarships to families in need. Together, we strive to give beautiful smiles to many charitable orthodontic cases.

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