My daughter, Erica, had very crooked teeth with a crossbite that had to be corrected with an expander and braces. She has always been afraid to go to the dentist so we thought that she would be more comfortable with a female orthodontist. We were referred to Dr. Machi by our dentist. At first my daughter didn't want to go. But when we met Dr. Machi, she made Erica feel at ease by talking to her about her interests. Erica now has beautiful teeth and much more confidence. I recommend Dr. Machi to everyone that comments about Erica's smile.