About Nelson Family Orthodontics

We are located in a beautiful medical office building just off of San Marcos Blvd., a half mile east of San Marcos High School in San Marcos, California. Our office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, and you’ll enjoy an extra dose of vitamin D from all the natural light pouring in from the windows. Doesn’t that sound nice? It is – we promise!

With all the options for orthodontic treatment out there, let us be the first to say that you’ve found the right place! Dr. Zachary D. Nelson is a highly-trained orthodontist who loves his job. Once you get past his grey hair & cheesy dad jokes, you’ll quickly see that in addition to being a very competent and careful practitioner, Dr. Nelson also loves people and genuinely cares about his patients. At Nelson Family Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on providing up-to-date, high-quality, affordable orthodontic care. Dr. Nelson specializes in traditional and clear braces, clear aligners for kids, teens, and adults, and proudly uses the cutting-edge and highly successful Damon system of brackets to treat his patients. Most people regret waiting so long to straighten their teeth and enjoy smiling – come see Dr. Nelson and make it happen! There’s no better investment you can make for yourself or a loved one.

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We Love Our Community

Foster A Smile

Nelson Family Orthodontics works with the Straight From The Heart Foundation to provide free braces to children in need.

Local School Support

Nelson Family Orthodontics is involved with local schools. We love to get out in the community and share our smiles with everyone.

Sports Fanatic

Because Dr. Nelson loves sports so much, he loves supporting local sports teams. There is so much that can be learned by playing on a team or diligently practicing a skill each day – we love to encourage that behavior.