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At Salt & Light Orthodontics, Dr. Stephan Yoon and Dr. Stephanie Purnomo are here to help patients get the smiles they’ve always wanted. You’re never too old for orthodontic care, and our team will work closely with you to make sure you get amazing results and a comfortable, fun, judgement-free experience. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Take a look at some of our latest patient reviews on this page, and see what our past and current patients have to say about our orthodontic services in Irvine! 

Thank you Dr. Purnomo for EVERYTHING!! I made the decision at 27 years old to finally fix my (don't even get me started, the photo explains it all) smile and bite. As one can imagine, that's a hard pill to swallow knowing that in your adult years you're about to endure all the aspects of braces-- including cosmetically. Dr. Purnomo enhanced my experience tenfold. She made me feel so comfortable and welcomed all of my (sometimes obnoxious) questions. She always responded promptly and put me at ease with any questions/concerns I had. Due to COVID, my proposed end date was pushed back a few months. I was so nervous that I wouldn't have my braces off by my 30th birthday (coming up this November). Dr. Purnomo, instead of rolling her eyes about a silly birthday, acknowledged my wants and needs to get my smile perfected in time-- without cutting any corners mind you! She made the process worth all the while. Finally, after nearly 2.5 years, I got my braces off last month and was BEYOND satisfied with the results. Just look at the before and after, I mean... It doesn't even look like my mouth anymore (in a good way lol)! Thank you again!!!

Vanessa E.

Our experience with Dr. Purnomo exceeded our expectations. She's not just great at what she does but truly cares about her patients. She takes the extra time and care to make sure you are comfortable and completely satisfied with your smile and the process. You are not just another patient on her schedule. She takes an interest in her patients and really gets to know them. I rarely do reviews but after receiving consistently exceptional and genuine care from Dr. Purnomo, I had to come to Yelp to show our support! If you are nervous about seeing an Ortho, look no further as Dr. Purnomo will make you feel so comfortable and ensure you finish with an amazing smile! Additional stars are needed to rate them accurately as five is not enough! Thanks again Dr. P!!

Stacey C.

I drive over 30 minutes to go to Salt and Light Orthodontics. I chose this practice because Dr. Purnomo has a strong eye for detail. She wants perfection and that is what I am looking for. Dr. P is personable, communicative, honest, caring, gentle and get's the job done. She is a professional and knows what she is doing. She has a deep conviction to do her job the right way and I appreciate that. Also, the office is classy, bright, has great views, clean, tastefully furnished and plenty of parking. The staff are warm and welcoming. I am well into the Invisalign process and I am glad I chose to work with her. My teeth are already shifting well and her attention to detail on the whole process is admirable. Choose Salt and Light Orthodontics. You will be glad you did and you will experience what I am sharing with you.

Shami B.

Dr. Yoon was my orthodontist for over 2 years and my experience with him was great! I was informed of the progress every step of the way. He made me feel comfortable and showed great care for my needs as his patient. We developed a friendship that still exists today after a couple of years removed from my treatment. I would highly recommend his services.

Mohamed F.

I recently started treatment with Dr. Purnomo and Dr. Yoon.. They are both incredibly passionate about their work, they care deeply about serving the needs of their patient, and are very authentic. I find them to be incredibly refreshing and technically competent. Rarely does anyone look forward to seeing anybody that works in the mouth but I can confidently say that going to Salt and Light orthodontics is always a treat.


This is the BEST experience I have ever had at a medical professional's office. Dr. Stephanie made time to meet me after my work hours. I brought in my twin 13 year old daughters. I have never had a doctor spend so much time taking a thorough examination. She was so patient and explained everything to me. Her medical equipment and imaging is industry leading. She even noticed some health issues we didn't know existed. We will be heading to an ENT to have those addressed thanks to her. She was friendly and made my girls feel right at home. She complimented them and made them feel special. We cannot wait to go back. There is no doubt that I will be sharing her information with all friends. You must go to see this office!

Malia A.

My 10-year-old son is currently under care of Dr. Purnomo and Yoon. No doubt that my whole family fell in love with this place on our first visit. I, as a mother and former brace wearer 20+ years ago, would love to give 8 thumbs ups (borrowing all the thumbs of my family) on their highly advanced technology equipment and, needless to say, their hands-on expertise. My son's brace experience is the most pleasant. I couldn't imagine that he would be willing to visit SLO every month and happy to see doctors. Though his teeth alignment is complicated, Dr. Purnomo and Yoon's approach is very simple and modern! Love it!

Lauren K.

Dr. Yoon is everything you'd want in your orthodontist. Patient, attentive to detail, adaptable, listens to your concerns, and just the right amount of perfectionism. I highly recommend him and his team for any and all of your orthodontic needs! I'm a perfectionist by nature and really appreciated how committed to my individualized treatment and ideal outcome Dr. Yoon was. He customized my treatment to what I needed and adjusted when necessary. He prioritizes both function and aesthetics in his approach. The treatment itself was pretty painless and convenient. It was well worth it to be able to bite with my back teeth again! And the compliments on my smile are just an added bonus. Thanks, Dr. Yoon!

Kimberlee H.

Love! This was the most in-depth consultation I've ever had. Dr. P is so sweet and knowledgeable. They took a ton of high tech detailed scans and explained every little thing I've ever noticed (and more) without me having to point it out. She answered all my questions, even if they had nothing to do with my teeth. Very welcoming environment and they give your visit a great personal touch. You leave feeling like you had just hung out with friends not had an orthodontist appointment.

Haven C.

I just started my Invisalign treatment with Dr. P and wow this was the best experience I've ever had at a doctors office. Everyone is super nice and their office is comfortable, clean and aesthetic. Throughout the treatment process, I knew exactly what I was getting myself into and how it would affect my teeth. Dr. P explained step by step what she was doing and after my appointments she also checks up on me and how my treatment has been going! What I ABSOLUTELY LOVE was that she recommended what was necessary to help me achieve my dental goals. At other dental offices, I would sometimes be recommended unnecessary procedures. But not with Dr. P! I can feel that she truly cares about her patients and wants the best for them.

Michelle L.

Dr. Purnomo is hands down my absolute favorite orthodontist! Her friendly demeanor is just off the charts but the best thing about her is that you can tell that she truly cares for her patients and encourages them to participate in making decisions about their treatment. At the end of the day, it’s your teeth and she strives to ensure they are healthy and make you feel most confident showing them off :)


We brought in our daughter for a consult from a referral because of concerns regarding her airway and overall oral development. Dr. P did a complete scan/evaluation and we were able to see that our daughter was having airway issues due to her deviated septum and other anatomical issues. Dr. P is passionate about orthodontics but also about how it connects to breathing, airway and sleep apnea. I never expected an orthodontist visit would lead us to pursuing a visit to ENT! Dr. P is so sincere, honest and extremely knowledgeable in her field. Thank you!


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