Meet Dr. Garcia

temecula orthodontistDr. Garcia approaches orthodontics with a passion and a commitment to excellence while remembering to have some fun along the way! In his spare time, he enjoys a competitive game of golf, likes to do yoga or anything that keeps him active, and he is a serious world cup soccer fanatic. Dr. Garcia and his wife, Tanya, have lived in Temecula for over 10 years and would not choose to live anywhere else other than here with their three sons: Victor, Roberto and Alessandro.

Dr. Garcia earned his undergraduate degree from Bethany College, where he was recruited to play tennis and became an NAIA Academic All-American. He received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry and also completed a General Practice Residency at Indiana University Hospital. He was then accepted into the highly competitive Orthodontic Post-Doctoral program at Saint Louis University- currently considered one of the top orthodontic programs in the world. During his 30 month residency, Dr. Garcia was elected class president and earned both his orthodontic specialty certification and a Master of Science in Dentistry degree.

Dr. Garcia is a second generation orthodontist and comes from a family of physicians and dentists. He belongs to several dental professional organizations and multi-disciplinary study clubs and has twice been the president of the San Diego Academy of Orthodontists. Dr. Garcia is one of the premier providers of Invisalign in the country and even received the award for the best Class II Invisalign case in North America at the 2014 Invisalign Summit. He is on the Progressive Orthodontist Magazine Advisory Board, has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics, attends continuing education courses throughout the year and intends to continue to maintain the practice at the cutting edge of orthodontic technology while keeping the best interest of his patients.

“I always dreamed about becoming an orthodontist like my father. I guess you could say it’s in my blood. Despite my education and experience, my father still manages to teach me things about the field. I thank him every day for the inspiration he’s been in my life.”

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Meet Our Team


Hi there! I’m Kim. I have been in the dental field for over 40 years (I started young!). I have worked almost all aspects of an office and have settled in the front office. I am the Financial Coordinator. I love working with our patients, helping them with any and all of their financial and/or insurance concerns. I enjoy seeing our patients’ confidence and smile grow from the beginning through the end of their orthodontic treatment. Dr. Garcia is so kind and easy to work for. Every single person that works at Braces by Garcia is friendly, funny, and amazing. We really do work well as a team. I have four children and three grandchildren (still counting!). I love spending time with all of them, goofing around and having fun. I like to go to the movies, travel, read and crochet.


Hello, I’m Frances. I am a mother to two beautiful girls. I’ve been married since 2003 and have been working in customer service/sales for over 15 years. I am a Treatment Coordinator at Braces by Garcia. I partner with Dr. Garcia to ensure each patient receives the right treatment plan. I love everything about working in our orthodontic office…from the moment our patients walk into our office with their concerns to watching the transformation that happens during their time here. The end result is a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime! I admire Dr. Garcia’s professionalism, his passion and his desire to make every patient feel comfortable, welcome and happy with every visit. In addition, I am lucky to work with a Dr. that is incredibly professional and so supportive of his staff. Fun facts about me: I am outgoing and carefree. I like to make people laugh and smile! I enjoy reading (if I’m lucky enough to have any free time!), swimming, and going hiking with my family.



Sam is a marketing leader who brings 14 years of marketing experience with 11 of those years focused exclusively on dental to the BBG family. He leads the company in exposing the Braces By Garcia brand to the Temecula Valley and improving conversion percentages throughout the marketing process. Sam and his wife Caroline, have 3 boys that are active in sports and charity work in Temecula. When the Raths aren’t working or playing sports you can find them in the newest restaurants within a 30-minute drive continuing their search for the Valley’s best appetizers and ranch dressing.


My name is Nour Mustafa. I was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I married the love of my life in April of 2016! I’ve always been known as the girl that’s always smiling and positive about life! At Braces by Garcia, I am a Registered Dental Assistant and I’m also in charge of their social media. I was fortunate enough to be hired by Dr. Garcia, as he is patient, professional, and is very appreciative of his assistants! Dr. Garcia guides us through the process that is done to attain a beautiful smile and is always willing to teach us something new. Seeing our patients so happy after they are done with their treatment makes all of our hard work worth it! Fun facts about me: I decorated cookie cakes at Mrs. Field’s for 7 years, was chosen to be representative of my dental assisting program and was featured on the front cover of the school magazine. Outside of work, I enjoy baking, cooking, interior design, working out, shopping, and spending time with my husband and family.


Hi! I’m Dani and I’m a registered dental assistant and a lab technician. I started working at Braces by Garcia in 2008, 12 years after starting my career in dentistry. I love seeing our patients’ smiles transform once their treatment is done. Dr. Garcia is so easy to work with, which makes for a great office atmosphere. I am married and have one son. Our family loves being outdoors, going to the river, desert, and snow skiing.


Hello! I’m Mary and I’m the scheduling coordinator at the office. I joined the staff here in 2004 after beginning my career in the dental field in 1996. The best part of my job are the relationships I have with our patients and parents. I look forward to seeing their beautiful smiles and hearing about their adventures outside our office. I love working with Dr. Garcia because of his commitment to his craft. Some of my favorite pastimes are going to the beach, reading, riding my beach cruiser in the summer, and going to Glamis in the winter months with my family. I also like to collect turtles and seashells.


My name is Cynthia. I’m a Treatment Coordinator at Braces by Garcia. I love meeting new people every day and assisting them in understanding their orthodontic treatment. I am the best at helping people find a financial arrangement that fits their budget, because everyone deserves the gift of a beautiful smile! Dr. Garcia is genuine, kind, and a great boss. Our team is fun, friendly and full of energy! I have two beautiful kids and a wonderful husband. As a family we enjoy traveling, going to theme parks and spending quality time together. I also enjoy going to the spa with friends.



Hi! My name is Yvette and I’m a Registered Dental Assistant. I have been at Braces by Garcia since 2013. I love assisting Dr. Garcia in creating beautiful smiles for our patients and there is always something new for me to learn! Dr. Garcia is wonderful to work for because he is so kind and positive. I enjoy travelling, hiking and yoga.


Hi! My name is Staci. I have lived in Temecula since 2004. I am married with 2 kids, 1 dog, and a cat. I work in the front office as Dr. Garcia’s scheduling coordinator. The AWESOME patients and our staff is what I like most about working at Braces by Garcia. Dr. Garcia makes our office fun and a rewarding place to be. A fun fact about me is that I love to paint! I also enjoy yoga, pilates, kayaking, and paddle boarding.



Hello! My name is Tayler. I have been working in the orthodontic field since 2008. I really enjoy being a part of the Braces By Garcia Team. Dr Garcia in an excellent orthodontist who cares for his patients like he would his own family. My favorite part of my job is seeing patients transform and the confidence they have after they see their beautiful smiles. I am married with three beautiful kids. Our family loves to be outdoors and spending time together.



My name is Melaney!! I am a registered dental assistant for Dr. Garcia. I have been in the dental field since 2010 and have worked with Dr. Garcia since 2013. My favorite thing about my job here is seeing our patients smile transform and giving them a new found confidence. I am happily married with three beautiful children. We spend most of our free time bouncing between cheerleading games, baseball, and cub scouts. I am so grateful to get to work with such an amazing team of friends here.



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Hi, I am Julie and I’m a Registered Dental Assistant. I really enjoy working with Dr. Garcia, he is very kind and genuine. I enjoy seeing patients progress in their treatment and their beautiful outcome. I have two beautiful boys and enjoy the outdoors.



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Hi my name is Felicia and I have been working in the orthodontic department for 6 years. At braces by Garcia I find that everybody is fun energetic and always willing to help each other out. Dr Garcia is genuinely a great person over all. He loves to make his patients feel at ease in his office. I am married and have 2 beautiful children and our hobbies are playing softball and going places together.

What Sets Us Apart

temecula orthodonticsOrthodontic Care With a Personal Touch

Your orthodontic experience at Braces By Garcia is personal to us. We strive daily to provide the most rewarding and beneficial orthodontic care and customer service to each person who comes to us for treatment. For these reasons, the families of Temecula, Murrieta and Menifee have given us a longstanding reputation as the orthodontic practice to go to for service and care that is second to none.



Patients Are Our Dedication

Dr. Jose Garcia is highly skilled and committed to providing each member of your family with the attention and gentle treatment needed for a lifetime of healthy and happy smiles. In our facility, you’ll only find state-of-the-art equipment and materials because we want nothing but the best for our family of patients. Our Temecula orthodontist is dedicated to offering only the most advanced, efficient and effective treatment and appliances so that you can rest assured your smile’s health, function and aesthetics are receiving the most beneficial and rewarding care.



A Rewarding & Relaxing Atmosphere

Our upscale and friendly atmosphere is designed to put you and your family at ease from the moment you walk through our doors. Our reception room is comfortable and relaxing. We have a fun zone with video games and a television area for the kids. Of course, our experienced and friendly staff always goes the extra mile to make sure all of your questions and concerns are addressed and that your time in our practice is rewarding and stress-free.




Exceeding Your Expectations

The people who come to us for treatment are more than just names on a chart- they are family. We love creating trusting and lasting relationships with our patients and their families. From hand-written notes to our patients who may have been a little anxious and nervous for their appointments to offering a prize cabinet for outstanding patient cooperation, we go out of our way to make sure everyone knows how much we care.  With very flexible financing options and accommodating office hours, we look forward to exceeding all of your orthodontic expectations.


Our Technology

At Braces By Garcia in Temecula, CA we believe in using the most advanced orthodontic technologies available. At our orthodontic office, we offer a variety of treatment options to fit your needs including self-ligating braces and Invisalign.

metal bracesSelf-Ligating Metal Braces

Our passive self-ligating brackets are designed to move teeth faster and more comfortably than braces in the past. The archwire is held in place by a movable component instead of elastic ties, which allows your teeth to move more freely. This makes treatment more comfortable and efficient!



clear bracesClear Braces

Our clear braces use the same technology as our metal braces but they have the added benefit of being clear! That means people may not even realize you are wearing braces.





Invisalign® is a revolutionary treatment option that is popular with our teen and adult patients. Invisalign® uses a series of virtually undetectable, easy-to-use aligners that are customized for you. They are comfortable and removable so you can eat the foods you love without any restrictions and brush and floss normally to maintain a healthy smile.

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