Director of Smiles
I have had the pleasure of directing smile transformations for more than 18 years. I’ve worked in every role of an Orthodontics office and I’m still eager to learn about new techniques or products to improve the process. I love the excitement that surrounds the journey of Orthodontics, the anticipation in the beginning, the dedication it takes during the monthly treatment visits and the reward at the end when another Son or Daughter reveals a beaming smile to their mom and dad! Being a part of Sons and Daughters is my most rewarding journey yet. My role is to educate my patients on everything from understanding how braces work and how to care for them…..to maximizing insurance benefits to keep their cost down. I know this is a big decision for you and your family, so I am here to guide you through every step! If I am not at work you can find me cheering for my daughter at her softball games or curling my toes in the sand soaking up the California sunshine. My family is my source of joy and the roots behind my dedication to excellence. Our name says it all!We are all Sons and Daughters and are all blessed by the smiles that surround us everyday at work, school and home!“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Smile Lab Expert
To the field of Orthodontics I am no stranger. Starting my journey to become a Registered
Dental Assistant in 2002, I had no interest in any other field of dentistry other than
orthodontics. The idea that the transformation of a smile could change a person’s confidence
and self-esteem is something I knew I wanted to be a part of. Aside from this reward,
developing sincere relationships with patients along their journey is something I look forward
to; being able to relate to their orthodontic and personal experiences. I am excited to embrace
the new advances that have and are continuing to emerge in orthodontics. I value honesty,
morality and quality of work. Here at Sons & Daughters I can say that I confidently refer my
family, friends and acquaintances. To be involved with a team who’s desire and excitement for
our patient’s success (clinically and personally) is such a blessing!
Though I am a Bryson and am married to my best friend and High School sweetheart, Everett, I
proudly wear the name of Christ. Outside of the office you will usually find me on the
basketball court cheering on my two sons, Everett Jadyn and Earl Jaryn. Included in my family
are LeeBraun, our bearded dragon, and Inoki, our blue nose pitt bull. If personal time allows I
enjoy going on evening strolls, relaxing at the beach and crocheting. I am also a huge fan of
Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole.
Smile Lab Expert
I’ve been in the dental field for 8 years, most of them in Orthodontics. After graduation, I worked in general/Pediatric dentistry. But my interest was always focused in Orthodontics. Before school, I started my braces treatment and was fascinated at what was happening with my teeth. That triggered my passion in this amazing field. I wanted to help others feel confident and happy about their smiles like I was with mine. My motivation is creating beautiful smiles and strong relationships with the people around me. I consider myself blessed to feel at home away from home, working along an amazing team and incredible Doctors doing what I love. Learning new things and see how technology evolves in Orthodontics.
My favorite things to do outside the office are spending quality time with my beloved husband Jesus, enjoying family and friends. Playing with our dogs Jack the boxer and Sally the English bulldog. You’ll find us cheering for the Dodgers, fishing off Catalina Island, water rafting, snow boarding, camping or just in a new adventure creating unforgettable memories.
Smile Lab Expert
Hey all, I have been in the dental field for 10 years now. I love helping to create beautiful smiles every day. Orthodontics is constantly evolving and I’m excited to see what the future holds. Sons and Daughters has a very welcoming and fun environment. I’m blessed to be a part of the family. When I’m not in the smile lab, I enjoy watching the Dodgers and LA Kings. You might see me cruising the peninsula on my rollerblades, enjoying a jog, crushing a bootcamp or with my family and friends enjoying the day.
Smile Lab Assistant
Hello. I’m Haley! I haven’t been in orthodontics for that long but I’ve been interested in the field ever since I began my own braces journey. I’m very blessed to have the opportunity of being a part of such an amazing team here at Sons & Daughters Orthodontics. I’ve learned so much in such a short amount of time thanks to everyone and I still have a lot to learn! One of the many amazing things I get to witness here is the beautiful transformation of every smile. Outside of the office, I am a teacher and leader at my church, but I spend most of my time chasing after my happiness. My ultimate goal in life is to be content with who I am, where I’m at, and everything I’m blessed with. I love spending time with my family and friends, eating, reading, and hiking. One day, I’d love to travel the world.
Outside of the office, I am a teacher and lender at my murch, but I spend most of my time chasing after my happiness. My ultimate goal in life is to be content with who I am, where I’m at, and everything I’m blessed with. I love spending time with my family and friends, eating, reading, and hiking. One day, I’d love to travel the world.
Brand Ambassador / Patient Relations
Hi! My name is Kayla and I am the Sons and Daughters Brand Ambassador! I have been with S&D for two years now and have loved every single minute. Sons & Daughters is my home away from home and I absolutely adore spending time with my work family and patient friends. I spend my time in the office doing any and all things creative! From the chalkboard wall, events for schools, and filling your instagram feed with awesome content! Hey! One day you might even be lucky enough to see me bust a move when you get your braces off! I spend my time away from work, at home taking care of my puppy, Ozzy (Pawsbourne) and chasing him on his never ending need to ride the Crazy Train! I have a very impressive movie collection that just keeps growing and growing! So if you know of any good movies to see! Let me know!
My orthodontic journey started out as a patient back in elementary school when I got braces for the first time. I had them on for around 6 years before I got them off, but I did not wear my retainer afterwards, so my teeth became crooked again. Around 4 years ago, I felt unsatisfied with how my smile looked and that’s when I sought out orthodontics again. I had just moved from NorCal to SoCal for college and was in my 2nd year at the University of California, Riverside. I was looking for an orthodontics office that was a reasonable distance from school and found an awesome office called Sons and Daughters Orthodontics! I got the ceramic “clear” braces put on and I instantly fell in love with the positive atmosphere in the office and was always excited to come for my appointments. I never would’ve imagined I would be where I am today but getting to know Dr. Lee and Dr. Nguyen first as their patient and now as one of their staff has been an amazing experience that I wouldn’t trade for anything! Also, in case you were wondering, I wear my retainer every night now and could not be more satisfied with the results Sons and Daughters Orthodontics gave me, and I hope you will be too!
A little more about me is that I love to create art through graphic design! Whether it’s making flyers, posters, t-shirts, or just making artwork, I feel very lucky to be able to take this passion I love so much and see my works come to life through the t-shirts, flyers, or even the chalkboard wall in the office! I also love hanging out with my older sister here in Irvine, along with her two cats, Stella and Rosa, and spending time with my family when I visit NorCal!
Smile Concierge/Front Office Director
Hey I’m Bryson! I’ve been in the orthodontic field for the past two years now. I actually never
saw myself in orthodontics nor did I know anything about it. But this world was opened up to me
thanks to a friend and it has been one of the best yet! One of the best things about orthodontia
is the patients. One of my passions is getting to know people and the different cultures they
bring to the office. So the fact that I get to not only be a part of someone’s life changing journey,
but also be able to create relationships with our patients is truly something so special to me.
I am so honored to be a part of Sons & Daughters where we get to create a culture of
belonging; of family. Where every patient who walks through the doors is treated like people
first. There is no doubt I was brought into a team that is second to none where everyone here
strives to make EVERYONE feel welcomed and at home.
When I’m not at work, you can find me at church or a coffee shop. Maybe listening to worship
music, lost in a movie or book. I’m a Hawaii native so getting my feet wet at the beach is also a
Smile Benefits Coordinator
I found my passion for orthodontics 13 years ago. Seeing the transformation people go through when they achieve their “dream smile” is amazing and I love being a part of it! I have worked every position in an orthodontic office: from sterilization to the clinical assistant, to treatment coordinator, and to my current role as the financial coordinator. I love being a part of a team that shares my excitement for creating beautiful smiles and providing patients with an exceptional experience.
When I’m not at the office, I spend all of my free time with my family watching movies, baking goodies, being outdoors with our dogs or just hanging out together.
Smile Lab Expert
Hello, my name is Cindy. I’ve worked in the orthodontic field for over 10 years. The best part of this job is when I get to interact with patients daily and be involved in their new smile journey. I’ve grown to put the patient’s needs first to deliver an efficient and comprehensive appointment at every visit.
I’m also a wife and a mom to my two beautiful kids. I love spending my personal time with them. We love outdoor activities and travel when we can. I feel very blessed to be part of S&D orthodontic, a team of dedicated people who love the work they do and provide the best services to our patients during every visit.
Smile Lab Expert
I’ve been a part of creating unique and beautiful smiles for over 21 years! I’ve always loved the dental field. I recall, as a young girl, I’d be soo excited to visit our family dentist. I loved seeing all the instruments laid out neatly on the tray, loved the smell of the office, and loved having X-rays taken on me. I know right?? Loved X-rays taken?? Yep! That was me! Now here I am, loving the work I do.
I’ve been fortunate enough to learn and help create smiles alongside wonderful, talented, intelligent doctors and team members. I learn something new everyday and I tried to make it a goal to learn something new each and every day. I love seeing the movements and the different ways in achieving them. Orthodontics is most rewarding because of the time put in and the confidence it brings out in our patients. ortho is a work of art.
Besides being part of an awesome work family here at SnD, I also have an awesome family at home. On the weekends I prefer lounging around at home with my 4 children and husband. We love road trips, especially the very last minute road trips. We’d like to, one day, cross off all the national parks off our bucket list. If we’re not sightseeing, we are usually on a trip to Northern California to visit our families.
Hey y’all, my name is Kimberly but I’d prefer if you call me Kim! ✨ I’ve worked in various areas of the dental field however, orthodontics rapidly became my favorite area of work! Seeing what orthodontics did for me, my life, my confidence and self esteem made me want to be a part of this journey for others. A beautiful smile will surely take you places!
Sons and Daughters has made it easy for me to genuinely enjoy my job and be a part of a life changing experience for all our patients.
When I’m not with my work family you can find me at the gym working towards my fitness goals, I believe everyday is an opportunity to become 1% better. I also enjoy hikes in the summertime, skating, hunting down new coffee shops and pretty much all the basic things in life!
I’m so lucky to have received the opportunity to start my orthodontic career with Sons and Daughters in 2021! I have been with this amazing office now for just over a year and I absolutely love that I get to call this place my second home AND get to enjoy everyday with our work fam!
When I’m not in the office you can also catch me hanging out with my friends at the local breweries, posting (poorly put together) cooking tutorials on my IG stories, going to football & baseball games, or photographing & planning weddings on the weekends!
Hello! I’m Lili. I’m a CSULB Biochemistry major graduate working towards getting into the dental profession. Dentistry has always been a love of mine since elementary.
It’s been such a pleasure working at S&D for the past 6 months. I have had the opportunity to shadow different specialties but S&D Orthodontics makes me want to pursue my career in Ortho. I love the patient interactions pre, during and post treatment. AND Dr. Nguyen, Dr. Lee and Dr. Smiley are amazing doctors/teachers. I couldn’t have had a better opportunity working and learning the ortho experience.
Outside of my education and dentistry, I have three other important things that matter the most to me. 1) I am currently the chapter president (2 years) for my church’s Vietnamese Eucharist Youth Movement. I love being that role model/big sister for the youth. 2) I’m a big fitness/gym advocate. I love going to the gym. It‘s always the highlight of my day. You can ask me anything and I’ll ramble. 3) My family is my rock. My siblings are everything to me. Let me tell you, being the older sister isn’t easy but it does come with rewards when you see the impact you make on them.
Welcome to Sons and Daughters Orthodontics, come by soon!
Smile Lab Expert
It is one of my greatest honors to be in the orthodontic field for the past 16 years and I am thrilled to continue this journey at SND. I believe that a confident smile is the secret to forging bonds, breaking ice, and calming storms. It is a privilege to work alongside such skilled doctors in gifting patients with this confidence. When I am not at work, I am on a hiking trail, camping, having movie nights, and exploring new restaurants with my loved ones.
Smile Lab Expert
Hi friends, my name is Ivy and I am one of the orthodontist assistants here at Sons and Daughters! I have been in this field for about 2 years now, more to come ~
I became interested in orthodontics because I, myself had braces and loved the environment and energy that my orthodontist office had. Seeing the confidence that grew in me throughout my treatment is what I want to see for my patients as well. I love creating new relationships and helping people. Nothing is more rewarding than being a part of someone’s exciting journey in braces/Invisalign and seeing their amazing smile at the end!
Prior to working in Orthodontics, I worked in the food industry.
I worked at In N Out and Din Tai Fung, so you can bet customer care is my #1 priority! I always strive that my patients leave happy and feel well taken care of!
When I am not at work, you can find me at restaurants trying new food with my friends (If you have any favorite food spots, don’t be shy and share!) other than that, I also enjoy spending quality time with my family if I’m not out and about with my friends.