We have been serving Mission Viejo and Orange County since 1976. We are committed to excel in your expectation and provide a lifelong healthy smile to you and your family!

Family Tree Orthodontics is a part of AAO

Official organization for educationally-qualified orthodontists who are members of the American Association of Orthodontists.



We are orthodontists specialize in making beautiful smiles that last a lifetime. We offer comprehensive or limited braces and Invisalign for adults and children.

Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics is a specialty of dentistry that involves correction of tooth misalignment and jaw positions while maintaining facial harmony. Orthodontics is for all ages! American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends your child to be seen by an orthodontist no later than age 7. And more adults are seeing the benefits of straight teeth and healthy smile.

CALL US TODAY! for a complimentary consultation and see how your smile can change your life!

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Braces for Children, Teens

We are committed to offer you the most up-to-date treatment modalities that have been proven by scientific studies. We offer a variety of treatment options to get you the beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime.

Braces for Adults

Healthy beautiful smile is for everyone of all ages. Schedule your free consultation TODAY!

Invisalign / Invisalign Teen

Fixing your smile doesn't need to be visible to people. Invisalign is a clear aligner system to straighten your teeth. Come and see if this is the right choice for you.


You may need fixed or removable appliance to correct your bite, growth discrepancy, or control undesirable habit such as thumb sucking. Our expertise and knowledge will determine if you need an appliance and help make the right choice for you.

Lingual Braces

Hidden braces behind your teeth. Call us for more information!



Dr. Sheila Luwiharto DDS MS

BS: University of the Pacific (UOP)
DDS: University of Southern California (USC)
Specialty Degree: Orthodontics, Oregon Health & Science University
MS: Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Oregon Health & Science University
Professional Affiliations: American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO), American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Orange County Dental Society (OCDS)

I am a mother and a wife who love to talk about food and listen to spontaneous jokes!

“I feel fortunate to be in a profession that allows me to inspire and change lives through their smiles. My goal is to make everyone excited about their smile that they cannot stop showing it off everywhere they go.”


Dr. Jeffrey J. Staples DDS MS

BS: Whittier College
DDS: Loyola University School of Dentistry
Specialty Degree: Orthodontics, University of Southern California (USC)
MS: Craniofacial Biology, University of Southern California (USC)
Professional Affiliations: American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO), American Board of Orthodontics
Board Certified: Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Former clinical professor at UCLA School of Dentistry Tenured program director at South Coast Dental Institute

“I decided to become an orthodontist because of the enormous impact that a beautiful smile can have on a personʼs life. In addition to that, I love working with my hands, I love being around people, and I love having the ability to provide an office environment that can produce not only wonderful smiles, but also strong inter-personal relationships. I laugh easily and have a gift of making complicated things simple and fun.”

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Sheila Luwiharto DDS MS, your experienced family orthodontist in Mission Viejo and South Orange County California. Conventional or invisible braces, Invisalign clear aligner.

Dr. Staples found the perfect place to start his practice when he first saw Mission Viejo. A native Californian, he wanted to find a community that catered to his vision of both his work and family life. His dream was to raise his family in a town that provided a safe, friendly environment with good schools and healthy family values.

Since moving to Mission Viejo in 1976, Dr. Staples has been a figure in Mission Viejo both personally and professionally. With his wife, Durenda, they raised 3 children and experienced many years of community interaction and support. From Little League to club soccer, high school football and gymnastics, Dr. Staples has been an active parent in nearly all sporting organizations that are available in Mission Viejo. And now that his children are grown, Dr. Staples is committed to staying involved in the community by professionally sponsoring many local teams and schools. Dr. Staples has participated in other things such as the Elk’s Club, Charity Events, Food Drives and in-classroom dental education at many local elementary schools. Dr. Staples also spent many years as an active member of an a cappella singing group that performed at numerous churches, local civic events and social outreach programs.

Aside from his personal endeavors, Dr. Staples’ educational and professional background is substantial. A graduate of Whittier College, Loyola University School of Dentistry and the USC Orthodontic Department, Dr. Staples considers educational curiosity to be the hallmark of a professional’s life. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, which is the highest level of professional achievement for diagnostic abilities and treatment skills. He is also a former clinical professor for the UCLA School of Dentistry’s Orthodontic Department and the inventor of an innovative orthodontic expansion device that is used in orthodontic offices worldwide. He reads every piece of dental and orthodontic literature that he can find, and continually takes advanced, specialized courses that involve the latest breakthroughs in the profession.

Over the years, Dr. Staples’ professional and personal involvement in Mission Viejo has brought smiles to many faces you see every day. With everything he has done, Dr. Staples has never veered from his initial dream to provide honest, exceptional orthodontic care to his community.

Since establishing himself as one of the first orthodontists in Mission Viejo, Dr. Staples has had a commitment to provide his patients with the highest quality of orthodontic treatment in a supportive, caring way. He uses the latest technology along with proven orthodontic solutions and recommends them based on his patients’ individual needs. High-tech orthodontic systems can be seen in his use of self-ligating brackets, like the Damon System, Invisalign treatment, temporary anchorage devices, digital orthodontic systems, and more.

In addition to practicing orthodontics, Dr. Staples is the Program Director and tenured instructor for South Coast Dental Institute, a vocational school that is involved with dental education.