Dr. Lisa Gao & Dr. Linda Phi

Board Certified Orthodontists

Clinical instructors at UCLA

Top 1% Invisalign Provider Worldwide

Accepting new patients in the heart of Westwood 

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Orthodontist in Los Angeles

Our days are full of happy, beautiful smiles from patients who are having a great orthodontic experience.
Watching their self confidence grow as their smiles improve is the best!

Dr. Lisa Gao is a board certified orthodontist serving the Los Angeles area in California. She has been helping people change their lives for the better by giving them a smile they always wanted since 1976. As a highly experienced and professional orthodontist, Dr. Lisa Gao is very pleased to be accepting new patients into the new year. She brings with her a plethora of knowledge and professionalism that makes her excel at her work. While many orthodontists focus on working with teenagers during those difficult growing years, Dr. Lisa Gao is proud to work with patients of all ages: kids, teenagers and even adults.

Working with her dedicated support staff, Dr. Gao works closely with patients to help them understand their treatment options, explore the best options for them and guides them through the treatment process with ease and understanding. Because our smiles have such an impact on our lives, Dr. Gao works hard to ensure every patient gets the care and treatment they need to feel good about themselves and their lives. As she moves to expand her orthodontic practice, Dr. Lisa Gao is proud to offer a variety of services to help make a beautiful smile possible for all of her patients in the Los Angeles area.

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1 on 1 Care

We are a small private practice office, focused on delivering detailed care in a family setting. We only see a limited number of patients a day to ensure quality treatment.

Experienced Team

Our team members have been with us a combined total of 70 years! They are superstars on delivering exceptional and warm patient service.

Los Angeles Board Certified Orthodontist

Dr. Lisa Gao is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction achieved by less than a third of all orthodontists. In order to get board certified, Dr. Gao has passed a rigorous set of written and clinical examinations, as well as a comprehensive review of her credentials.

Dr. Lisa Gao


Dr. Lisa Gao | Orthodontist

Dr. Lisa Gao excels in the field of orthodontics as a Top 1% Invisalign Provider Worldwide. Born in China and raised in Southern California, she earned her DDS from UC San Francisco and attended her graduate orthodontic residency at The Ohio State University (go Buckeyes!).
Dr. Gao is a board-certified orthodontist, a distinction earned by less than 30% of orthodontists in the United States. Her true passion for orthodontics and providing top of the line service has led her to continue her education with orthodontic courses and conferences, learning the newest techniques that the field has to offer. In addition to formal training, Dr. Gao is also a member of various study club hosted by other leading orthodontists and dentists in the Los Angeles area.
Dr. Lisa Gao
Further demonstrating her dedication to the field of orthodontics, Dr. Gao is also a Clinical Instructor for the UCLA Section of Orthodontics where she oversees residents in their patient care.
Dr. Gao has been certified as a Diamond Plus provider for Invisalign, specializing in Invisalign treatments for patients. This status is only awarded to the top 1% of Invisalign Providers.
In her free time Dr. Gao enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her husband, daughter , and son. She is also bilingual in English and Chinese.
Dr. Linda Phi

Dr. Linda Phi | Orthodontist

Dr. Linda Phi is a Board Certified Orthodontist and a Southern California native. She graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors of Science (B.S.) degree in Neuroscience, followed by her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) and Masters of Science (M.S.) in Oral Biology at UCLA. After dental school completion, she acquired her Orthodontics certificate and Masters of Science in Dentistry (M.S.D) at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Phi is a part-time faculty at UCLA to educate dental students of the fundamentals of orthodontics. She loves anything Disney-related and reading the Harry Potter series! As a Southern California native, she will forever be a UCLA and LA Lakers fan. She is currently learning how to surf and snowboard, and just adopted a rescue dog from Korea, so any advice would be appreciated!

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Dr. Lisa Gao understands the importance of early intervention for children who are developing and growing. Working with parents and caregivers, Dr. Gao can make observations and recommendations about future treatment options and carefully monitor children’s growth as they move into their teenage years and receive their adult teeth. Teenagers are the most likely candidate for braces and orthodontic treatment, but it is not uncommon for adults to need orthodontic treatments as well. Dr. Gao is happy to help all of her patients achieve their best smiles at any age.

Our Talented Team

Our friendly staff wants to make your orthodontic experience as fun and pleasant as possible. We’re always here to answer any questions you may have about you or your child’s orthodontic care.

We look forward to meeting you!

If you want to work with the best board certified orthodontist nearby in the Los Angeles area, contact the office of Dr. Lisa Gao today. She is proudly accepting new patients, but those spots won’t last long.

Please contact our office to schedule your new patient exam and learn about the wide variety of treatment options we offer including traditional braces in Los Angeles and Invisalign. We look forward to meeting you and your family and helping you get the great smile you’ve always wanted. Call today!


M: 8:30am-5:00pm
T: 8:30am-5:00pm
W: Closed
T: 8:30am-5:00pm
F: 8:30am-2:00pm
Sat: 8:30am-2:45pm (limited)
Sun: Closed


Lisa Gao, DDS, MS | Westwood Orthodontics
1033 Gayley Ave. #106
Los Angeles, CA 90024

We are in the brick building across from Whole Foods.

PARKING: 2 hour free parking at Broxton Parking garage.

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