Summer L. Blake, DDS, MS, Orthodontist

Summer Orthodontics
Metlox Plaza, 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Suite D-224 in Manhattan Beach | 310-545-0770    summerorthodontics.com

Summer Orthodontics is a leading-edge orthodontic practice specializing in creating perfect smiles for children and adults. Owner Summer Blake, DDS, MS opened the practice on the Summer Solstice in June 2010. Summer grew up in California and attended UCLA. After she completed her orthodontic residency at Temple University, she moved to the South Bay in 2004 and practiced throughout southern California before fulfilling her dream of opening her own practice with a view of the Pacific Ocean.

Who is your target client?

“Traditionally, orthodontists have treated adolescents; however, with advancements in technology for hidden braces, more adults are looking to improve their smiles with either Invisible aligners or lingual (behind the teeth) braces. More than 40% of the patients we see are adults.”

What’s most rewarding about your work?

“Seeing the pride and confidence that a beautiful smile brings to my patients. I firmly believe that a smile is important in many aspects of life. I truly care about my patients and work to ensure they have a positive treatment experience.
My goal is to create smiles that generate lots of compliments for my patients.”

What do you like to do for fun, when you’re not at work?

“Besides spending time with my husband, Matt Smith, and daughters Ahnika (age 3) and Tegan (7 months), I enjoy yoga, Pilates, cooking and traveling.”

What is one word that you most want associated with you and your business?

“Perfectionist.”