Reasons for Orthodontics:

  • Correct positioning of teeth
  • Correct bite
  • Prevent premature wear of teeth
  • Can improve jaw pain caused from an improper bite

Orthodontics defines conservative dentistry. It is not an overnight change to your smile, but if you have healthy teeth that just aren’t in their proper places, it can be fixed efficiently at an affordable price with orthodontics. The biggest advantage is that you finish with your own natural teeth. Instead of permanently filing down multiple teeth for porcelain veneers or spending several months or years slowly moving the teeth with Invisalign, traditional braces may be the answer to your dental concerns.

Whether you are going for your routine dental check-ups and cleanings or looking to dramatically improve your smile, Ericson Dental is the place to go! Dr. Ericson, Dr. Baer, and Dr. Dudley are all very knowledgeable, talented and passionate about making sure you are getting the care you deserve! Just stop in to see the office-you will be very impressed!!

Kala G. (Apr '16)

Both Dr Ericson and Dr Baer are personable, kind, and most importantly, great dentists. The office environment is very inviting, and the staff are happy to be there. Dr Ericson is the first to know and learn about new techniques, and I find that very comforting and exciting. He really wants the best for his patients! Highly recommend.

Shannon C. (FEB '16)

Dr Ericson and all of his staff are amazing. He is honest and gentle... Two important qualities for a dentist! And he's personable and easy to talk to. I always see Lisa for hygiene and love her! She is thorough and also very gentle. And she's really sweet. Not to mention the office is pretty posh! Highly recommend this office!

Rachel H. (Apr '16)

Wonderful office and staff. Dr. Ericson and Dr. Baer are both so professional and make your dental visit as comfortable as possible!

Chris P. (Mar '16)

I have been going to Dr Ericson for a few years now. It is always a great experience. They are all very friendly and professional. Dr Ericson is phenomenal and is always eager to talk to you and find out how you are doing and what you have been doing!

Alex H. (Jan '16)

Love the dental office!! The office has a very nice ocean view, the staff is very nice and welcoming every time . Dr Ericson and Dr Bear make you feel very comfortable .They have a new doctor in the practice, Dr Dudley. His very caring, and does an amazing job as well. I won't wouldn't go anywhere else .

Paola M. (Apr '16)

Dr. Baer and the other staff at Ericson Dental are amazing. This is one of the cleanest, most professional offices I've been to. It is very clean, there is no waiting past your appointment time, everyone is friendly, and clearly this whole team knows what they're doing and have worked together for some time. I highly recommend this dental office!

Ryan O. (Jan '16)

Loved it. No better place in Santa Barbara. Highly recommended!

Nicole K. (Jan '16)

Hands down- the best office I've ever been to! Dr. Ericson, Dr. Baer, and Dr. Dudley are extremely knowledgeable and truly care. They have helped me choose the right treatment and I highly recommend them!

Bob W. (Apr '16)

I have had nothing but great experiences at Ericson Dental. The doctors and the staff are caring and knowledgeable. They even got me in on short notice when I chipped my front tooth. Thank you Ericson Dental.

Mike T. (Mar '16)


  • Conservative treatment
  • Preserves your own teeth after treatment
  • Modern treatment can achieve wonderful results in a shorter time period


  • Crown work to change appearance of misaligned teeth

Dr. Ericson’s practice has been treating patients with orthodontics for decades, successfully completing thousands of cases with old and young patients. In the last couple of years, Dr. Ericson has introduced a very modern and patient customized style of orthodontics that utilizes extremely high-tech computer diagnostic programs to deliver their patients the most predictable and efficient treatment possible. They are one of only a few offices that use the latest generation of customized bracket design and wires made of high-tech alloys. This makes for an extremely efficient treatment that generally finishes in two-thirds the time of traditional approaches. The experience of treating thousands of cases combined with the latest technological tools makes this orthodontic team second to none.

Orthodontia can help straighten smiles, even if the adjustments are minor. Sometimes, even just a few months in braces may be all you need to greatly improve the appearance of your smile. It can be the perfect alternative to veneers or major aesthetic work.

Most individuals who consider orthodontics are looking to have their smile look more beautiful than it currently does. With our extensive training and background in aesthetics, we have a huge advantage in how we practice orthodontics because we take a more cosmetic approach to the way we utilize brackets and wires to improve your smile. In fact, Dr. Ericson strongly believes that his extensive orthodontic training is the primary reason their complex aesthetic cases finish so successfully. Straight teeth are the foundation of a healthy and beautiful smile.

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