At Perfect Smiles California, our experienced in-house orthodontist, Dr. Myriam Falcon, is here to help with all of your teeth-straightening goals! Dr. Falcon enjoys transforming our patients' smiles using many of our premium orthodontic systems. Our family orthodontics services include traditional, cutting-edge, and discreet clear braces systems. Come see why we're the top-rated orthodontist near Chula Vista, Rancho Del Rey, and Bonita, CA!
Are Dental Braces Right For You?
During your or your child's orthodontic evaluation, orthodontist, Dr. Falcon, will assess your current oral state and development. She will inspect the teeth and gums, as well as the bones and muscles that impact alignment and appearance. A Perfect Smiles California orthodontic evaluation gives you the ability to plan ahead for your entire family's dental needs!
We straighten teeth and align bites of all ages using these premium orthodontic systems:
Traditional Metal Braces
Metal braces are still the most common type of teeth-straightening system for orthodontic patients. Modern metal braces are much more comfortable than ones worn in the past, as they’re flatter and smaller. Dr. Falcon may recommend braces if you suffer from crooked teeth, crowded teeth, jaw problems, or a misaligned bite.
At Perfect Smiles California, we treat orthodontic issues with the top-selling Damon Braces System, a cutting-edge treatment method used to deliver fast results in the most comfortable manner possible. As a Damon System patient, you can expect your treatment experience to include:
- No elastic or metal ties. Tie-less braces free from uncomfortable tightening.
- Lightning-fast results. The Damon System is proven to move teeth faster than traditional braces systems. This means fewer visits to our Chula Vista orthodontist office.
- A new look. Damon Braces are designed to enhance and define your natural facial structure. No extractions or expander braces required!
Phase I & Phase II Treatments
If Dr. Falcon performs your child’s orthodontic evaluation and concludes that treatment is necessary, we will complete it in a two-phase approach. Phase I is usually between the ages of 6 and 10, while they still have most of their primary teeth.
Our orthodontist may recommend expansion, an active retainer, or partial braces as part of the Phase I treatment. The goal of Phase I is to better prepare your child’s jaws to make room for their permanent teeth and improve the relationship between their upper and lower jaws.
Phase II occurs dependent on your child’s growth. The goal of this phase is to ensure each tooth is located in the best location possible to function properly. Phase II usually involves full upper and lower braces for your child and will not begin until all of your child’s permanent teeth have erupted. Phase II treatment usually lasts for a minimum of 24 months depending on the individual needs of your child.
Your child might need a space maintainer if they lose a tooth early or have a baby tooth extracted. If your child needs a space maintainer, Dr. Falcon will custom make it to fit your child’s mouth. Its purpose is to keep the space where the baby tooth was lost open in order to allow the permanent tooth to come into place.
Baby teeth are vital to the healthy development of adult teeth, jawbones, and supporting muscles. Often, if a space maintainer is not used, your child’s other teeth can shift into the open space and future, more invasive orthodontic treatment might be needed.
FastBraces® Technology & ClearCorrect™ Invisible Braces
Teeth are seen as crooked because they erupt in the mouth at an angle, instead of upright. This means the root of the tooth is not straight. Fastbraces® Technology is a procedure that targets the root of the tooth to straighten your smile. Fastbraces® Technology uses triangular-shaped braces and a super-elastic nickel-titanium wire.
Traditional braces move the crown of the tooth in the first year, then the root of the tooth in the second year. FastBraces® Technology helps move the crown and root of the teeth at the same time, resulting in a straighter smile in just 3-12 months!
ClearCorrect™ is a clear aligner system used to straighten teeth just as traditional braces would. The system straightens teeth using custom-made, removable aligners that gradually move teeth over time to give you the smile you want. As a ClearCorrect patient, you are given a series of ultra-discreet, crystal-clear aligners that are nearly invisible when worn!
Caring for your smile after treatment is a vital part of making sure your teeth don’t move after your orthodontic treatment.
This is a critical follow-up stage that usually involves wearing a retainer. At Perfect Smiles California, our orthodontist will recommend the type that's best for your smile.
Your Smile Deserves Premium Care! Schedule Your Consultation With Our Chula Vista Orthodontist Today!
Ready to take the next step toward creating your best and healthiest smile? Call Perfect Smiles California in Chula Vista today to schedule your appointment with our orthodontist!