Meet Your Covina Orthodontist

Welcome to Shining Smiles Orthodontics, where your journey to a perfect smile is our top priority. Dr. Lee, our esteemed Covina Orthodontist, combines years of expertise with a passion for creating beautiful, healthy smiles. Our practice is dedicated to providing personalized care in a welcoming environment, ensuring each patient feels valued and understood.


Meet Dongguen Lee, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Lee loves seeing the change in his patients’ self-confidence as their amazing, healthy smiles take shape under his care.  Seeing this transformation is incredibly rewarding for Dr. Lee.

Dr. Lee grew up in Korea and has lived in the United States for several years. His passion for orthodontics was ignited during his time at Seoul National University in Korea.

After graduating from his orthodontic residency at UCLA, he was fortunate enough to work with esteemed colleagues and continue his professional development. Now, he’s thrilled to give the gift of a happy, healthy smile to patients like you in West Covina.

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Orthodontist vs. Dentist

Specialized Care for Your Smile

Understanding the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist is key to choosing the right care for your teeth. While both are experts in oral health, orthodontists like Dr. Lee specialize in aligning teeth and jaws. This specialization requires additional years of training beyond dental school, focusing on orthodontic procedures such as braces and Invisalign. Choosing an orthodontist for teeth straightening means receiving care that is tailored to your specific needs, ensuring the best possible outcome.


The Far-Reaching Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is more than just straightening teeth; it's a pathway to a healthier, more confident life. Here are the multifaceted benefits:

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Improved Oral Hygiene

Straight teeth are easier to clean, significantly reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.

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Boosted Self-Esteem

A straight smile significantly enhances your appearance, leading to increased self-confidence.

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First Impressions

A great smile often creates a positive first impression, crucial in both social and professional interactions.

Begin Your Transformation with Shining Smiles Orthodontics

Ready to experience the life-changing benefits of a beautiful smile? Contact us at Shining Smiles Orthodontics today. Dr. Lee and our dedicated team are eager to guide you on your journey to a healthier, happier smile. Schedule your free consultation and take the first step towards a brighter future.

Don't Take Our Word for It

Dr. Lee loves creating beautiful smiles while developing relationships with you and your family while watching smiles, attitudes and confidence transform.

A Perfect Smile and Exceptional Care

“Dr Don is the best destist ive ever had. He fixed my teeth perfectly. Kind, caring, and highly professional. I wholly recommend Dr Don be your orthodontist - you won't be disappointed.”

-Joshua Du.
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Professional Excellence

“Very professional and great doctor!.”

-Jose Avina.

Transformative Care with Dr. Donggeun Lee

“I first saw Dr. Donggen Lee back in 2019. What an incredible doctor! He's so patient, caring, and attentive. I had to undergo some pretty hefty orthodontic treatment that would've required surgery had it not been for Dr. Donggeun Lee. He's so talented! I honestly can't recommend him enough. Truly, a phenomenal orthodontist, and I am very grateful to have been his patient. 10/10.”

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