What makes you smile?

At Little Crown Orthodontics, our #1 goal is to see you smile with confidence. That’s why we are relentless in providing a positive patient experience, customized treatment and flexible payment options to support your unique needs. Nothing is more beautiful than smiling without self-consciousness or embarrassment. At Little Crown Orthodontics, we take our expertise in Orthodontics seriously, so you can confidently smile more!

Customized Individual Treatment

At Little Crown Orthodontics, we tailor your treatment plan specifically to your needs and adjust your treatment so that your smile compliments your face and lips.

Fewer Visits, Better Results

In our offices, advanced wires and technology mean fewer appointments and greater comfort.

Affordable & Flexible

We make orthodontic treatment affordable by offering flexible, personalized, 0% interest payment plans here at Little Crown Orthodontics.

Your Orthodontic Treatment

The journey to your perfect smile begins here…

Your Complimentary Consultation

When you arrive to our office, you’ll meet our stellar team, receive a full exam and create a customized treatment plan with our Doctor and our Treatment Coordinator.

We’ll go over costs, your insurance options and discuss our flexible and affordable financial plans.

We always reserve extra time in the schedule in case you decide to get started with treatment the same day!

After Your Consultation

You’re on the way to a confident smile!

We’ll choose a treatment plan that works for you, then we will have the opportunity to start right away or we can schedule a future appointment.

Adult Esthetic Options

If braces aren’t your cup of tea, our orthodontic office offers adult Invisalign®, clear retainers, and active aligners. These are some of the treatments that our adult patients love here at our office.

Lingual Braces

Hidden braces behind your teeth that are “invisible” when you smile.

Invisalign® & Invisalign Teen®

Claremont Invisalign® and Sierra Madre Invisalign ® treatments use a series of removeable, clear aligners so that you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Little Crown Orthodontics offers teen Invisalign® and adult Invisalign® for our patients.

Active Aligners

Our Adults love this option to improve their smile without braces.

Early Interceptive Treatment

Give your child an early start to a great smile. Phase I treatment is offered in our Claremont Orthodontist, Sierra Madre Orthodontist and South Pasadena Orthodontist locations.

Digital Radiographs

Precise xrays with less radiation along with enhancing the quality of the image.

Adult Braces

Many of our orthodontic patients are adults! Whether you are seeking Claremont braces, Sierra Madre braces, or South Pasadena braces, our treatment options include clear braces and traditional metal braces.

Clear Braces

Embrace an esthetic option that can give you the best results. Claremont clear braces and Sierra Madre clear braces are great for both teens and adults.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

Little Crown Orthodontics will never charge for an initial consultation to determine if or when braces are recommended. Give us a call at any of our locations or click on the button to reach us via email.

South Pasadena – (626) 403-6500
Claremont – (909) 399-5022
Sierra Madre (626) 325-3750

Your Doctors

Meet Dr. Kimberley Wu

Your South Pasadena Orthodontist

Dr. Kimberley Wu received her training at Harvard University and graduated from MIT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her intense training has inspired her to be detail-oriented and passionate about perfecting each smile with individualized treatment.

Dr. Kimberley Wu is a Board Certified Orthodontist, specializing in Invisalign® and braces treatment that maximizes facial esthetics.

Dr. Wu is honored to be the only Ivy-league trained, Board Certified Orthodontist in South Pasadena. She also graduated from a 3-year Orthodontic Residency at UCLA and subsequently took a voluntary written and clinical examination to become Board Certified in Orthodontics. She served as a UCLA faculty member, teaching the residents in the Orthodontic program and has published numerous research papers.

She also loves mentoring and serves as an interviewer and recruiter for MIT admissions.

Dr. Kimberley Wu values spending time with her family, friends and her amazing patients. Her husband, Peter, is her best friend and together they have three little ones in their family – their sons, Parker and Harvey, and their rescue puppy, Toro. She enjoys balancing professional life and spending time with her family.

“I am so grateful that I do what I love every day! There is nothing more rewarding than helping others and enhancing their self-confidence. I feel lucky that I have this opportunity to give my patients a reason to smile more.”

Meet Dr. Cara Hodgson

Your Sierra Madre Orthodontist & Claremont Orthodontist

Dr. Cara Hodgson received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from UC Berkeley and attended UCLA for her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.  She then completed her Master’s Degree and certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Loma Linda University.

Having been a high school teacher prior to her career in orthodontics, she developed a passion for working with kids and young adults. She loves exchanging stories and getting to know each and every patient on a personal level.

Outside of the office, she enjoys living in Southern California and spends much of her free time at the beach, hiking and swimming.

“As an orthodontist, I treat the individual rather than just the teeth, and listen to each and every one of my patient’s needs.  It is truly gratifying and such a privilege to watch a patient’s self-esteem blossom from a smile you helped create.”

What we Believe

We believe that Life is about the people we meet and the happiness we share. We are passionate about people and so we accumulate relationships (not things!). We laugh often and smile more. Research even shows that smiling can make you happy. And happiness is contagious, in a good way. Life is short. Live your dream. Do what you love. For us, that just happens to be Orthodontics.


The American Association of Orthodontists recommends your little ones be screened around age 7 for developmental problems in the jaws and permanent teeth. Some problems are simply easier to correct and better for your child when treated early. Options at our Claremont Orthodontist and Sierra Madre Orthodontist locations include expanders, growth modification, and braces.


Early adolescence is the perfect time to start comprehensive orthodontic treatment. At Little Crown Orthodontics, we believe in helping our patients build self-confidence. Our Claremont braces and Sierra Madre braces treatments include clear braces and metal braces. Our Claremont Invisalign Teen® and Sierra Madre Invisalign Teen® treatments help them achieve a confident smile without all the metal!


Our adults deserve an amazing smile too! Whether your teeth shifted after childhood braces or you’re ready for a full smile makeover, our team is here to help. Little Crown Orthodontics’ adult Invisalign® treatment and adult braces utilizing clear braces are much more esthetic. Other Little Crown Orthodontics adult patients are treated with active aligners and retainers.

Our Locations


665-L E Foothill Blvd
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 399-5022


147 W Sierrra Madre Blvd
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
(626) 325-3750

1525 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(626) 403-6500

As your Claremont Orthodontist, Sierra Madre Orthodontist, and South Pasadena Orthodontist, our team here at Little Crown has been bringing beautiful smiles to the greater Los Angeles area for years.We are proud to offer premiere orthodontic treatment to these 3 locations, for your convenience.

Schedule a complimentary consultation with Little Crown Orthodontics