About Us:

Miles of Smiles Orthodontics provides quality orthodontic care for children, teens, and adults in Temecula, Murrieta, French Valley, and Hemet. Drs. Jergensen, Waddoups, and Hope are experts and together will work as a team to serve you and your families.
We understand how important a straight, beautiful smile is, which is why we offer the following state-of-the-art appliances and revolutionary services:

Invisalign Clear Aligners
Using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign® works hard to straighten your teeth and twice as hard to keep others from noticing.

Ceramic Braces
Clear, ceramic braces offer the perfect solution for patients looking for a more aesthetically pleasing course of treatment. Made of translucent material, they are most popular with adult patients.

Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Surgery)
Corrective jaw surgery is sometimes necessary to correct abnormalities of the facial bones, which can cause difficult chewing, talking or sleeping. It will also improve the overall appearance of the facial profile.

Not only do we provide cutting-edge procedures, we do it with a smile! We are committed to excellent customer service; we want you to have a pleasant experience and look forward to your next appointment. If you have any questions about our practice, please contact us. We’ll be glad to assist you in any way we can!

Meet Our Doctor

Tal D. Jergensen, D.D.S.
Dr. Tal D. Jergensen graduated third in his class, cum laude, from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University with his D.D.S. in 1989. He completed a one year residency at Mount Sinai in Hartford, Connecticut before moving on to Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York to complete his orthodontic specialty training, with an emphasis on Cleft Lip and Palate. He also trained how to use multiple treatment modalities and techniques including lingual braces, bioprogressive, functional orthodontics and surgical orthodontics.
Dr. Jergensen has been practicing orthodontics in Southern California since 1992. He opened his Hemet practice in 1993 and then opened the Temecula office two years later in 1995. We are proud to have many of the same staff members at both offices that started with him in the beginning.
He is an esteemed member of the orthodontic and dental communities as a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and the Mt. Palomar Study Club in Murrieta, California (an affiliate of the Seattle Study Club). Dr. Jergensen is also Board Eligible by the American Board of Orthodontics.
With six children between the ages of 25 and 12, Dr. Jergensen and his wife are very active in the community, the local schools, their church and other youth groups, including the Boy Scouts of America. During his leisure time, he enjoys water sports, motor boating, white water rafting, biking, and playing tennis and golf. Dr. Jergensen spends the majority of his free time with his wife and children.

Meet Our Staff

Office Manager & Insurance Coordinator
Hi, my name is Cathy. I have had the awesome priviledge of working with Dr. Jergensen's Orthodontic practice for the past 16 years. I would not want to work anywhere else, as Dr. Jergensen and the staff are like family to me. The best part of my job is the relationships that develope with patients and parents, and of course their beautiful smiles.
In my spare time I love spending time with my friends and family. Barbequing and playing games. I also like weekend getaways and spending time with my grandson

Treatment Coordinator & Marketing
Hello, my name is Sally. I have had the priviledge of working for Dr. Jergensen, a family-oriented orthodontic team for 23 years. I have been in the orthodontic field since 1986. One of the things I love most about our office is the beautiful smiles that are created from straight teeth.
While away from work, I love spending time with my family, going to church and close friends.