about us

our story

Half Moon Orthodontics is named after a cozy, family-filled street where our founders, Dr. Mody and his wife, started their own family. They were inspired by how their street brought people together and fostered a sense of community - and envisioned creating a practice that could do the same for its patients. The name is a reflection of our commitment to creating a welcoming and supportive environment within our office. And we love that a 'half moon' also symbolizes a bright and happy smile!

meet dr. ronak mody


As a board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Mody believes in providing a high-quality, tailored experience for you at Half Moon Orthodontics and utilizes the latest technology to make treatments easier and more comfortable. One of his favorite things about being an orthodontist is seeing how excited his patients are when they complete their smile transformation.

Education + Experience

College: University of the Pacific
Dental School: University of Pennsylvania
Orthodontics Residency: Seton Hill University

  • American Board of Orthodontics - Diplomate
  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists


Dr. Mody was born and raised in Southern California. He met his wife, Rakhee, in Philadelphia while in dental school and together they decided to trade in east coast winters for SoCal sunshine. Fast forward a few years, and they are now cherishing the fun adventures of being parents to their two sons, Niam and Shay. In his free time, Dr. Mody enjoys traveling, hiking, following the Lakers, listening to podcasts, and making pizza for family and friends in his Ooni oven.

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join our team

We are thrilled to offer career opportunities at Half Moon Orthodontics. Join our dynamic and supportive workplace, and be part of our mission to make people smile bright.

If you are interested and would like to learn more, please reach out to us. We can’t wait to chat with you about our open positions and how you can become part of our amazing team!

half moon orthodontics

29100 Portola Parkway

Suite A

Lake Forest, CA 92630

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