Meet the Team

Our team is truly top notch! We strive to make our patients feel special at every visit. Our goal is to give each patient friendly and personalized attention, and every effort is made to attend to your needs.

Though we take our work very seriously, we pride ourselves on creating a fun and upbeat atmosphere for everyone. We would love to have you come in and see how much fun orthodontics can be! When you become a patient in our office, you become part of our Advanced Orthodontics family.


Office Manager

Hi, my name is Vanessa. It is my privilege to be part of this wonderful team. We do more than orthodontics here; we build long-lasting relationships. The most rewarding part of my day is meeting with our new patients and welcoming them to our family. I get great joy in knowing that each patient receives the highest quality of care available in a gentle and committed atmosphere.

My favorite part of my job is watching the transformations our patients go through during their treatments, and the amount of confidence they gain with beautiful smiles. I have previously had braces, so I can definitely relate to our patients!

When I am not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my family and ten (yes, ten!) pets.


Front Office Administrator

Hi, I'm Griselda. As the front office administrator, I can help you with all your needs, whether that involves scheduling appointments or answering questions regarding insurances and finances. I am also the liaison between our practice and insurance companies. I enjoy getting to know our patients and their families and making everyone feel comfortable in our office. I believe that a beautiful smile can be life-changing, and I am proud to be a part of a team that creates amazing smiles every day.

My husband and I have three beautiful children. In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends.


Financial Coordinator

Hi, I’m Veronica. I am your financial coordinator and one of the first smiling faces you will see when you come in. I joined Advanced Orthodontics in 2009 and haven’t looked back. After spending previous years in other medical offices, I have realized that orthodontics has my heart. I strive to ensure that you have an amazing experience whenever you visit our beautiful office, and am here to answer all of your questions. My favorite things about working at Advanced Orthodontics are the wonderful patients and their families.

My husband and I love traveling and keep very busy watching our two children’s sporting events. I love animals (dogs especially), Halloween, and football. 




Clinical Supervisor / Orthodontic Assistant

Hello, my name is Miguel. I have been an orthodontic assistant for 11 years. As clinical coordinator and orthodontic assistant, my two focuses are on making our patients comfortable during their appointments and ensuring they are well informed about the progress of their treatments. One of my main goals is to provide an excellent standard of customer service to our patients and family.

When I’m not educating patients and fellow team members or working in our in-office lab, I enjoy working out and cooking. I love watching any series on Netflix and spending time with my dogs.


Orthodontic Assistant

Hi, I’m Victor. As an orthodontic assistant, I am part of the clinical team that will help you create a new smile. I like talking to patients and parents, and I do everything possible to make them feel comfortable. The best part of my job is that I get to do what I love. Having had braces, I love to be able to relate with patients along their journey in treatment.

My hobbies include going to the shooting range and watching sports. I also love watching “The Walking Dead.”



Orthodontic Assistant

Hi, my name is Chanelle. I currently work as an orthodontic assistant at Advanced Orthodontics. I assist Drs. Legan and Hernandez with all orthodontic procedures. I can help you with any questions you may have about your teeth, braces, or your treatment in general. I love working on patients because I love to see the changes occur throughout their treatment. I like to ensure that patients feel comfortable during their appointment by providing a positive orthodontic experience at our office. I am so fortunate to have an impact on so many smiles.

I enjoy spending time with my family and pets, as well as watching movies.


Orthodontic Assistant

I’m Sharone! Working at Advanced Orthodontics is a wonderful and very rewarding experience. I find joy in getting to do what I love. Dr. Legan and Dr. Hernandez are not only great mentors, but also remarkable individuals. I love seeing how they take that extra step to ensure patients are happy during and after treatment. Seeing patients smile for the first time after they get their braces removed is very heart-warming.

When I’m not assisting the orthodontists, I enjoy watching a lot of television. I also love spending time with my baby boy, Abram, who lights up my day.



Orthodontic Assistant

Hi, my name is Violetta. As an orthodontic assistant, I support Dr. Legan and Dr. Hernandez alongside other great and knowledgeable assistants. I am very privileged to be part of an amazing team! As a team, we always go that extra mile to assure our patients get the best treatment. If you ever have any questions about braces, teeth, or anything else, I am here to help. I love seeing smile transformations. Our patients’ faces light up my day as they walk out into the world with a beautiful smile and confidence.

Outside the office, my hobbies are baking, scrapbooking, and painting. I enjoy watching movies and spending time with my husband, three handsome sons, and awesome stepson.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Hey there, I’m Brittany. I received my dental hygienist license from Coastal Bend College in Beeville. I received a Bachelor of Science with a major in biology from Texas A&M International University in May 2012. I am also a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the Hispanic Dental Association. I enjoy working with our fun staff and amazing doctors. The best part of working as a hygienist is getting to know the patients and making them feel welcome and comfortable at our practice.

During my free time, I enjoy dancing, watching movies, and spending time with my family.