Reviews and Testimonials





customPhoto“After doing extensive research and interviewing a number of Orthodontists in the area, we decided to put our teeth/smiles in the expert hands of Dr. Merz and her staff. In the 15 months since my son and I got our braces on, we’ve never once doubted our decision. We have consistently been impressed by the knowledge, commitment to excellence, and compassion demonstrated by Dr. Merz and her staff. They are not only improving our smiles; they are having a profound impact on our lives. If you are looking for the best of the best; look no further – Dr. Merz is it.” 

Leslie G.                                                                                                                                                

Dr. Merz and staff are very friendly and spend quality time with each patient. If u want exceptional Orthodontic treatment with a Dr who takes great pride in her work this is the place to go. Many places seem to have a factory feel this in NOT the case here! For quality treatment consider a doctor for their attention to detail … Also what a beautiful practice!

S. B.                                                                                                                                                      

“I highly recommend Dr. Merz for orthodontics. She has treated both of my children as well as myself with Invisalign. Her office in the Carmel Valley area is wonderful and state of the art. Everything is digital and immediate. You do not have to go elsewhere for special x-rays or imaging. Dr. Merz is personable and attentive. She is very knowledgeable. I am very pleased with our results.” 

Gayle K.                                                                                                                                                

“She is prompt, professional and excellent at her craft. A true artist. Also as a working parent, I appreciate the flexibility how the office always works with my schedule as a lawyer. But most important, my kids teeth (yes 2) look amazing. the best investment ever.” “Dr. Merz is amazing. She is a consummate perfectionist. My 13 year old has the most amazing teeth since having braces with Dr. Merz. My 11 year old is now entering phase 2 and just had braces put on by Dr. Merz. He was a little concerned about how they would look. She placed them so that unless he gives a huge cheesy smile, you don’t know they are on. I just wish I had an orthodontist like Dr. Merz back when I was a kid!” 

Leslie S.                                                                                                                                                

“Dr. Merz and her staff have had such an impact on our family. Not only has our oldest daughter received a fabulous smile through Dr. Merz and her well trained staff, but our second daughter is on her way to achieving that million dollar smile too. We have been so incredibly happy with the service, expertise and thorough care we have received at Torrey Pines Orthodontics. Dr. Merz and her staff are very diligent and highly knowledgeable at what they do. The office is a beautiful facility with state of the art equipment and the staff always gives you a big welcome when you arrive for your appointment. I would highly recommend Dr. Merz at Torrey Pines Orthodontics to anyone looking for a highly educated Orthodontist who demonstrates great passion at what she does and wants that million dollar smile they have always dreamed about. ” 

Kelly E.                                                                                                                                                  

Dr. Merz and her staff are great! My wife, Ariane, got her braces here and we were very pleased with the experience. The facility in Del Mar is very nice and the staff is great! Dr. Merz continuously went out of her way to help us out with Ariane’s teeth and her appointments. I would highly recommend Dr. Merz for an orthodontist. Thank you so much Dr. Merz, for all your help! 

Jon L.                                                                                                                                                    

I really don’t know where to start. I was referred to Dr. Merz by a friend and since it is my second time with braces was nervous. Anyway, she was fabulous. Very helpful and was cognoscente of my budget and my smile. Hard to do!!  My braces are almost off and I couldn’t be happier.
Oh and by the way, I thought I needed a root canal and was in soooooo much pain, I wanted to just pull my own tooth out. She diagnosed it is traumatic inclusion which basically means that when the teeth move sometimes they hit each other causing the pain. Never heard about it and was grateful that was all it was. Got it fixed and carried on!!!!
One other thing, I love Shelly and her sassy hair. She is so nice and patient and I love her voice!!  Can’t say enough about this office. I will miss them!!

Michelle M.                                                                                                                                          

I love Dr. Merz so so much! She is professional and attentive. I honestly don’t know what my smile would have looked like without her help! She is beyond amazing 🙂

Mystique M.                                                                                                                                        

Both my daughters have been through braces with Dr. Merz and they have fabulous smiles!  Always very professional, and happy to see her clients!

Amanda H.                                                                                                                                          

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