About Us:

Welcome to the office of Drs. Jeffrey R. Schantz and L. Morgan Moranda, an elite practice in your orthodontic care community. With offices in Palm Desert, Palm Springs and Yucca Valley, our practice's top priority is to provide you the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment.

Drs. Schantz and Moranda offer comprehensive and advanced orthodontic care for patients of all ages utilizing state-of-the-art appliances such as Damon brackets, Inspire, Insignia and Invisalign®.

Damon®
Damon® brackets are smaller than traditional brackets and have a built-in “sliding door” to hold the wire in, resulting in greater comfort and reduced office visits.

Invisalign®
Invisalign® is a series of clear, plastic aligners that straighten your teeth without noticeable, bulky materials. This appliance is available to adult and teen patients with certain orthodontic bite problems.

Insignia®
Unlike traditional orthodontics and their “one size fits all” approach, Insignia Advanced Smile Design customizes braces and wires to you. The result is a radiant smile that reflects your individuality.

At our office, we work together to provide personalized service and an enjoyable orthodontic experience in a comfortable environment. Contact us today for your complimentary exam and consultation!

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Moranda grew up in Corona, California and completed his undergraduate education at the University of California in Riverside. After college, he entered dental school at UCLA, where he was involved in several research projects and graduated at the top of his class. After dental school, Dr. Moranda began his residency in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Connecticut, widely known as one of the top orthodontic residencies in the world. During his 36-month orthodontic residency, he was involved in research and teaching while earning a master’s degree in oral biology. Dr. Moranda was awarded a two-year fellowship for scholastic and research merit, and was chief resident of his class.

Upon completion of his orthodontic residency, Dr. Moranda entered private practice in the Coachella Valley. He is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the Damon Study Club of Southern California.

Dr. Moranda is married and has three daughters. He enjoys spending time with his family, golf and playing guitar in a rock 'n' roll band.

Meet Our Staff

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I work as a Scheduling Coordinator for Drs. Schantz & Moranda. The #1 orthodontic office in the desert. I have been in the orthodontic field since 1994. This has allowed me the opportunity to see the transformation of many families smiles created. When I am not at the office my time is shared with my husband and children FAMILY, FOOD & FUN just the Rx for a good life. :D

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