Why Choose Us

We know that choosing an orthodontist is a very personal decision, so we want to share with you some of the details of our office that make us unique:

Exceptional Orthodontic Care

We provide our patients with the highest quality orthodontic care in a personal, professional environment. Getting to know you and meeting your individual orthodontic needs are our foremost concerns. The majority of our patients have been referred to our office by their dentist, friends and/or family members. We view this as testimony that our office is highly regarded for the results we achieve and the way we care for our patients.

One Orthodontist – One Office Location

We have one office location and one orthodontist. You can count on Dr. Poggio’s personal attention at every appointment!

Bilingual Dr. and Team

Dr. Poggio and members of her team are fluent in both Spanish and English.

Our Team

We believe that we offer the finest care in the team-delivered orthodontic experience. Our entire team is well-trained and dedicated to providing a superior level of orthodontic treatment and personalized care. We are always seeking to learn, communicate and enjoy each day with our patients. We love what we do and want the best for our patients.

Complimentary Initial Exam

Every patient receives a complimentary and comprehensive explanation of their treatment needs on their first visit. Dr. Poggio personally discusses her findings with the patient and/or parents.

State-of-the-Art Technology

Our office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Our patients benefit from the convenience of in-house digital photographs, records and X-rays. Digital X-rays produce 75% less radiation than the traditional kind. Also, our office uses comprehensive orthodontic treatment planning software, which enables Dr. Poggio to more accurately diagnose and predict your individual treatment results.

Convenient Office Hours

At Otay Lakes Orthodontics we understand your time is valuable. We strive to maintain efficient treatment, with the latest technology to give each patient shorter appointments and longer appointment intervals (6-12 weeks).

Meticulous Sterilization

Our patients can be assured that we follow all of the OSHA guidelines for sterilization techniques. We use hospital-grade sterilizers and test the equipment regularly to adhere to the strictest of protocols.

Flexible Payment Terms

At Otay Lakes Orthodontics we make every effort to provide payment terms that will suit your budget. This includes a zero-down payment option, as well as in-house financing and long-term payment options. Our Treatment Coordinator will work with you to find an option that works best for you.


Yes, orthodontics can be fun! At Otay Lakes Orthodontics we have a game room for kids’ entertainment, as well as seasonal contests with cool prizes for the winners such as iPods, gift certificates to some of your favorite stores and movie tickets to name a few. We make it fun!

Superior Customer Service

Orthodontic treatment is a long-term, ongoing process. Knowing this, we strive to make your orthodontic treatment a positive experience. Getting to know you and meeting your individual orthodontic needs are our foremost concerns.