Encinitas Dentist
205 S. El Camino Real, Suite F
Encinitas, California 92024 US
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5 out of 5 stars Smile Makeover

A Beautiful Smile will increase your confidence - Encinitas, CA

Oh my gosh.... What can I say. I can say that I feel like I gained instant confidence in my business, social and personal life. I have had Easy Smile done by Dr Braunstein and feel like I am unstoppable. My teeth are beautiful and I keep smiling. His Dental Assistant Hailey was extremely professional and knowledgeable. The experience was quick and painless. I am having my husband have the...

5 out of 5 stars Dental Implants

Easy Smile Veneers - Encinitas, CA

Very nice and professional, I didn't feel like he was trying to up-sell or overcharge me like the other dentists I had visited.

5 out of 5 stars Porcelain Veneers

Got my Front Teeth Easy Smile Like Veneer - Encinitas, CA

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5 out of 5 stars Porcelain Veneers

24 Years Old Smile Transformation - Carlsbad, CA

Dr.Braunstein is a professional cosmetic dentist and I will definitely go back to him for when I need additional work.

5 out of 5 stars Dental Crown

Dental Work - Encinitias, CA

as explained above, Dr. B is a wonderful person and a great dentist. you cannot go wrong with him. He cares for our entire family, including a grand parent.

Consultation review: 29 Years Old, Needed Advice Concerning Invisalign - Carlsbad, CA

He was extremely helpful and honest in helping me with my concerns regarding getting overcharged in my home state. When planning and paying for treatments that may cost a large amount of money, it is nice to know that there's a dentist that is actually honest and helpful... Thank you Dr. Braunstein!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

I am a resident of Carlsbad since 1979, married to wife Judy for 40 years, one daughter Alison and two grandchildren, Ryan and Maya. I am friendly and easygoing, and strive for perfection. I am honest and ethical, have 40 plus years experience in providing dental care.

Consultation Fee

Free. We offer consultations and 2nd opinions for cosmetic dentistry, invisalign, and dental implants

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Psychology, Rutgers University, 1971
    Dental: DDS, New York University College of Dentistry, 1975
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: United States Air Force, George AFB, 1977

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I have yellow and chipped teeth which would be better veneers or crowns? (photos)

Veneers or crowns would both fix The discoloration of your front teeth. The choice would depend on how deep the discoloration goes and how much enamel... READ MORE

How much length can veneers add to my upper teeth in accordance with my bite? (photos)

I noticed plaque and gingival inflammation in your photographs. You need to get your gums healthy before proceeding with any cosmetic treatment.... READ MORE

What should I do for a Hollywood smile? Veneers on upper arch or a full mouth reconstruction? (Photos)

Your age should be considered in determining the best treatment for you. Traditional porcelain veneers or full mouth reconstruction requires... READ MORE

I basically want to know the general plan for something that I have and cost. (Photo)

You do not need to have any teeth removed so you do not need any implants. You could have the key so I just corrected with cosmetic bonding, porcelain... READ MORE

Follow-up question: Would veneers help my situation? Please help. (photos)

You have a beautiful smile. I would recommend veneers or cosmetic bonding on your two lateral incisors only to make them longer. The veneers should... READ MORE

27 year old. Upper front tooth - gum and bone loss, right treatment choice? (Photos)

I think you made the right choice since you want to keep your tooth. To make sure the bone loss remains under control, you should see your... READ MORE

Will using a Tooth Positioner after dental implant surgery adversely affect osseointegration or cause any complications? (Photo)

Using an aligner or tooth positioner should not affect osseointegration. You just need to make sure that the space is maintained between the teeth... READ MORE

Invisalign, fillings and whitening VS crowns/veneers/implants? What's the best option to get straight, white teeth? (photos)

You need to have the cavities taken care of and the wisdom teeth removed first. Then you can do some teeth whitening followed by Invisalign which will... READ MORE

I have thin teeth enamel. What should I do? (Photo)

You could definitely have bonding done to correct your problems. A chairside resin veneer is creating a veneer from bonding material in one visit. We... READ MORE

I want to fix my veneers that are becoming discolored and old. Any opinions on veneers? (Photos)

Your old veneers were not designed well to take into account your age and gender. The new veneers should not have flat edges, they should also have... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Braunstein

Gary Braunstein, DDS has shared 14 before and after pictures with 11 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Does This Woman Like Her New EasySmile Veneers?

This young woman shares her reaction immediately after Dr. Gary Braunstein placed8 EasySmile Veneers. The entire treatment took about 2 hours with no filing down of healthy tooth structure. Cost was about 1/3 of traditional porcelain veneers. WATCH VIDEO

This Young Woman Has 4 EasySmile Veneers — Hear What She Thinks

This young woman wanted veneers for about 10 years, but didn't want to have her teeth filed down or drilled. Dr. Gary Braunstein placed four EasySmile Veneers were placed in about an hour. WATCH VIDEO

Nancy Shares Her Experience With EasySmile Veneers and Shows Off Her New Smile

Dr. Gary Braunstein gave this woman EasySmile Venners (ProVeneers). The procedure was performed without any shots or drilling of the teeth. WATCH VIDEO

This Young Woman Sees Her EasySmile Veneers for the First Time — Does She Like Her New Smile?

Dr. Gary Braunstein gave this woman EasySmile Veneers (ProVeneers). The procedure does not without any filing or drilling of the teeth. WATCH VIDEO

This Young Woman Gets an EasySmile Veneer to Hide a Dark Tooth

Dr. Gary Braunstein shares how this 25 year old female had one dark tooth that detracted from her smile. One EasySmile Veneer completed in 15 minutes corrected the problem and gave her the self-confident smile she wanted. WATCH VIDEO

See This Woman's 2 Hour Smile Makeover With ProVeneers

This woman's teeth were very short due to excessive wear. Dr. Gary Braunstein created her new smile using ProVeneers without need to file down tooth structure. ProVeneers are less expensive than traditional veneers. WATCH VIDEO

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