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Your San Marcos


With all the options for orthodontic treatment out there, let us be the first to say: You’ve found the right place! Dr. Zachary D. Nelson is a highly-trained orthodontist who loves his job. Once you get past his dazzling personality and rugged good looks, 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 in providing up-to-date, high-quality, affordable orthodontic care. Dr. Nelson specializes in traditional and clear braces, Invisalign for youth, 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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Our number one goal is to make sure you love your experience with us and leave here thrilled with your new smile.

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Our patients’ comfort and treatment experience is our top priority, and it shows throughout the office.

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At Nelson Family Orthodontics, we proudly use the most high-tech orthodontic bracket system available, the Damon system.

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The NFO team

calls San Marcos home


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.

The NFO team is delighted to call San Marcos home, and we are conveniently located to serve patients from San Marcos, Carlsbad, Vista, Escondido, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Bonsall, Fallbrook, and all of North San Diego County.


Our Orthodontist

Dr. Nelson pursued a career in orthodontics because of the life-changing experience of having braces as a kid and the confidence his new smile gave him.

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New Patients

We can't wait to start this journey with you. Dr. Nelson and his staff are people-people (people-persons?). Honestly, we love learning about our patients' lives and goals.

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