I decided to get braces at an older age(30). I made an excellent choice going to Dr McDade. His office hours are convenient for a working adult and his office staff are professional and very friendly. The process of having braces for two years seemed easy for me going to Dr McDade. I felt no pain and had no problems with the doctor or the experience. Before braces, I had a smile that I was insecure about because I had my canine tooth sticking up on top of my gum. Dr Mcdade fixed that problem without extracting any teeth. My smile is amazing now and I get so many compliments. I would definitely recommend Dr McDade to all my friends and family, and I do. He has a special gift of perfecting your smile.
I consulted with several orthodontists in Santa Barbara. Dr. McDade was the only one calling for extractions. Needless to say, I regret going with him and his pro extraction philosophy. I now cannot breath or eat properly due to missing teeth. The sad thing is orthodontists know extractions ruin faces and function, so this could be prevented, but it is not due to extractions resulting in less chair time.
Staff are a bunch of phonies who are nice to you until they get your money. Dr. Mcdade uses dated orthodontic techniques, specifically pulling healthy bicuspids to speed up his treatment time. This results in reduced oral space and bone in the patients' face. He doesn't mention this during the consult. One top of this, he is insulting and told me "I cannot accept positive change" after losing all support in my face due to him pulling teeth. He cares about nothing except gambling on the stock market and roller blading down State St on his lunch break. He is the most apathetic man I have ever met. The orthodontist who prepared my teeth for surgery, after switching from this **** noted 20+ errors. He has 3 offices b/c not enough go to the main one. The only reason gets away with this behavior is that most people don't notice the negative changes. If you care about aesthetics and your tooth/bone health, RUN.
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A new 5-star rating has been posted. "I decided to get braces at an older age(30). I made an excellent choice going to Dr McDade. His office hours are convenient for a working adult and his office ..."June 27, 2015
First Name changed from "MARK" to "MARK C."October 20, 2013
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