Dr. Ting is an airway/functional Orthodontist. While conventional Orthodontists limit their treatment to leveling, aligning and mild bite correction, Dr. Ting treats so much more.
Dr. Ting specializes in identifying and improving airway problems, facial deviation, jaw disharmony, slanted smile lines, excessive or loss of vertical facial dimension and treatment of clenching/grinding related TMJ issues that conventional Orthodontists do not diagnose or avoid treating.
Dr Ting also provides Invisalign as a favorable alternative for kids, teens and adults.
Signs there may be an airway issue:
Sleep Apnea or Poor Sleep
Hard time focusing (ADHD)
Trouble breathing through nose (mouth breathing)
What Functional Orthodontics Improves:
Jaw Function (TMJ)
Bite Centric Relation
Cant correction & facial asymmetry
Learn Why Airway is Important
Here at Ting Orthodontics...
our number one goal and first priority is to provide you with the highest standard of orthodontic treatment and an enjoyable experience. Dr Ting and his wonderful team will make sure every visit is a fun one. Our state of the art office is equipped with an open bay area to make our patient feel safe and relaxed while watching their favorite channel on T.V or playing video games. Dr. Ting is a perfectionist and will make sure each visit is efficient and effective in the journey of creating a healthy, straight, beautiful and confident smile.
Dr. Richard Ting has been creating beautiful smiles for all ages in lovely Rancho Santa Margarita since 2005. He received his Doctoral degree from the University of Southern California in 1991 and went on to practice general and cosmetic dentistry for eight years. His passion for dentistry led him back to New York University where he completed his post-graduate degree, specializing in orthodontics in 2001.
Here at Ting Orthodontics, we use In-Ovation R & C braces to shorten your treatment time. Self-ligating brackets utilize (sliding-door) technology known as “self-ligation” that allow the wires to slide back and forth within the bracket. No color elastics or steel ties are necessary with self ligating brackets but most patients like colors just for looks. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient.
A Herbst appliance is usually used in conjunction with braces to help the lower jaw develop in a forward direction. Patients using the appliance see rapid results and feel the benefits of having straight teeth and a properly aligned jaw. This small, easily tolerable, appliance promotes lower jaw growth! Click HERE to learn more about the Herbst Appliance.
Dr. Ting is currently #1 in the world for this procedure! The Maxillary Skeletal Expander (M.S.E.) is the newest minimally invasive technology to expand the palate in the purpose of correcting bite, upper jaw disharmony & improving sinus congestion in adults and late teens, who would have required surgery such as SARPE otherwise. The MSE is also used to treat children and adults whose molars are flared and cannot be treated from the Rapid Palatal Expander (RPE) which could cause an unstable bite through additional flaring.
Not a fan of metal? We offer clear braces! Here at Ting Orthodontics, we use In-Ovation R & C braces to shorten your treatment time. Self-ligating brackets utilize (sliding-door) technology known as “self-ligation” that allow the wires to slide back and forth within the bracket. No color elastics or steel ties are necessary with self ligating brackets but most patients like colors just for looks. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient.
Invisalign First & Invisalign
Invisalign First aligners can fix a broad range of teeth straightening issues, including crowding, spacing, and narrow dental arches.
When we remove your braces, we will begin the retention stage of your treatment. The retention phase lasts for a minimum of 24 months. Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you’ve put in so far.
Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults. A new smile can begin today.
The orthodontic temporary anchorage device (TAD) is a miniature device that is temporarily fixed to the bone to accomplish difficult tooth movement. In certain cases, TAD’s may reduce treatment time or provide an alternative to surgical correction or implants. Dr. Ting is one of the few orthodontists in our community that uses TAD’s to accomplish tooth movement that would otherwise not be possible.
Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and the teeth. Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems and, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of the facial profile.
Dr. Ting uses the latest Invisalign technology for Phase I (Invisalign First), Teen Invisalign, and Adult Invisalign treatment.
Years of experience in specialty dentistry and orthodontics!
In the world for MSE functional and airway expansion!
Top 1% Invisalign Provider in the country. *Diamond Plus*
MEET TEAM TING!
Dr. Richard Ting
Dr. Richard Ting has been creating beautiful smiles for all ages in lovely Rancho Santa Margarita since 2005. He received his Doctoral degree from the University of Southern California in 1991 and went on to practice general and cosmetic dentistry for eight years. His passion for dentistry led him back to New York University where he completed his post-graduate degree, specializing in orthodontics in 2001. Click HERE to learn more
Scheduling Coordinator &
Dena is the smiling face you see as soon as you walk into our office. She is our patient concierge extraordinaire! Dena has been working in the health care industry for over 20 years and relocated to sunny So Cal in 2015 from Scottsdale Arizona. Click HERE to learn more
Scheduling Coordinator &
Bio coming soon! :)
Certified Dental Assistant
Molly joined Team Ting in the Fall of 2019 and we just adore her! She was inspired to get into dentistry when she had braces herself. She had a great experience and loves helping others. She has a fun sense of humor and loves to make people laugh. Molly also loves her chihuahua named smokey, and when she ins't hanging out with her, then she is probably at an event dancing and singing to her favorite music!
Office/Business Manager &
Shelley is our Office Manager at Ting Orthodontics. You will find her roaming about the office: interacting with our cherished patients and outstanding team throughout the day. Shelley has a passion for people, relationships and smiles and started in the Dental industry when she was just 19 years old. Click HERE to learn more
Registered Dental Assistant &
Brittanye (pronounced Britt-Nee) always knew she loved healthcare and has always had a passion for helping others. She began her dental career in high school and absolutely loves what she does. Brittanye also continued her dental licensing by taking an additional state board exam and is now a Registered Dental Assistant! It is with her obvious drive, joy and passion for this industry, that we promoted her to our back office supervisor. She's such an asset to our practice !! Bucket list items for Brittanye... add to her 4 beautiful tattoos and travel the world!
Certified Dental Assistant
Fargol was inspired to work in the dental field when she was just 6 years old. She had a favorite dental assistant at her childhood dental office and she served as a great mentor for her. As Fargol grew older, she not only wanted to be like her favorite dental assistant, she decided to pursue a career as a Pediatric Dentist! When Fargol isn't creating smiles at Ting Ortho, you will find her reading, listening to music and spending time at the beach. Fargol is so excited to be working with the legendary Dr. Ting to learn and grow in her career as well as getting to know all of our amazing patient families.
"We feel so fortunate to have found Dr. Ting and team. Not only does my daughter have beautiful straight teeth but she is able to breathe and sleep better! Dr. Ting and team made having braces fun for my daughter. We enjoyed each visit. Thank you!"
"Best orthodontist in RSM. Love the whole staff... So friendly. Taylor's teeth are looking so great, I can't believe how fixing her teeth have re shaped her face. I can't wait to see her before and after photos."
"This is the BEST welcoming, friendly appointment of all kinds to go to. The staff are always happy, laughing and trying their best to get you in and out of this as soon as possible with a fun experience. I love the way they have Ting Bucks for being on time and getting A's on your report card. This is the best Orthodontist to go to."
"Dr. Ting and his team are amazing. With two years of braces and plenty of office visits we have always felt at ease. They explain everything so well and are readily available to answer questions. They made my son feel comfortable and talked to him at his level. We will be back for my youngest when the time comes. Highly recommend this office!! And have recommended frequently to friends!!"
"I love coming to see Dr. Ting and his team. He has really helped work with my teeth to get them back to where they were after the first time I had braces. The permanent retainer that my first orthodontist gave me ended up ruining my teeth. After not wanting to having full braces again, I was able to go for Invisalign. It has been such a great process and his team is always outstanding, friendly, and gentle with your teeth. Did I mention they bake fresh cookies for their clients? Gotta love the extra touch!"
DENTISTS AND DENTAL PROFESSIONALS RECOMMEND DR. TING
“Dr. Ting is an awesome orthodontist. He is very knowledgeable in his field, one reason why I sent my kids to his office and why I refer my patients to him. He also has a wonderful staff that's there always ready to help.”
— Dr. Ricardo Mariano, General Dentist