Misaligned teeth are more than a cosmetic issue. Crooked teeth collect bacteria more easily, and improper bites cause painful jaw conditions.
At Perfect Smiles California serving Chula Vista and National City, CA, orthodontist Myriam Falcon can correct your dental alignment.
Visit us and see why patients of all ages in San Diego, CA, choose our dental practice for orthodontic treatment.
Three Reasons to Choose Our Orthodontist
We are committed to using the most advanced technology at every stage of treatment. We use state-of-the-art scanners to create a 3D digital model of your bite, allowing us to accurately predict your orthodontic timeline. Additionally, all of the orthodontic services we offer utilize modern methodologies to produce results faster than ever.
Made in the U.S.A.
Other orthodontists use cheaply manufactured products from China, India, and other foreign countries. These poorly made orthodontic materials can actually damage the exterior of your teeth. At Perfect Smiles California, we provide high-quality treatment by only using orthodontic products that are produced by American companies. While this may make our services cost slightly more, we believe this added investment can make a tremendous difference in the outcome of your treatment.
"Can't Wait 'Til My Next Appointment!"
Just got my braces! My dentist Dr Falcon and her assistant Idalis were super nice ! They where very careful and explained how my treatment would go perfectly. They also gave me good tips on how to take care of my braces. Can’t wait till my next appointment!
Dr. Falcon is very professional and relatable. She explained everything well regarding my braces and I feel confident in my dental work. I would recommend her to anyone who needs orthodontic work..
Meet Our Orthodontist
Dr. Falcon has been practicing orthodontics since 2006. She has a master's degree in orthodontics from LaSalle University, and she is affiliated with the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and the San Diego County Dental Society. She takes great pride in helping the community of Chula Vista achieve better oral health through orthodontic treatment.
Interested in Orthodontics? Request a Consultation Today
If you are interested in orthodontic treatment for yourself or your child, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Perfect Smiles California in Chula Vista and National City, CA, today. During your initial consultation, our orthodontist and her team will examine your bite and recommend the best orthodontic treatment for your case.
We are experienced in providing orthodontic care to patients of all ages, and we are always ready to welcome new patients. Requesting a consultation with us is easy. You can fill out our online appointment request form, or simply give us a call at
Our Orthodontic Options
Braces remain an effective solution for moving the crowns and roots of teeth into proper alignment. By threading wires through brackets attached to the surfaces of teeth, we can predictably apply gentle pressure to push and pull teeth into position. At Perfect Smiles California, we offer several braces options, including the cutting-edge Damon Braces System and FAST BRACES. When applying braces, our orthodontist uses an advanced indirect bonding technique that lets us apply an entire set of braces in a relatively short appointment.
Everyone wants perfectly aligned teeth, but treatment with metal orthodontics can be too noticeable or uncomfortable for some. Fortunately, at our orthodontic practice, qualifying patients are able to discreetly and comfortably straighten their smiles with ClearCorrect. These systems use a series of clear aligners to gradually shift teeth into proper alignment. Clear aligners are a particularly great option for adults who only have minor misalignment. These patients can sometimes complete orthodontic treatment in less than one year.
Get to Know Our Incredible Team!
Great service very informative and awesome staff! Dr.Falcon does my ortho treatment and she’s done an awesome job really happy with my smile and her assistant Idalis also really great. Recommend this office to anyone looking for good quality care.View on Google
good customer service and very friendly staff highly recommended from the people in the front desk to the doctors and dental assistance in the back. thank you Dr Falcon doing my ortho treatment and i feel very confident of her workView on Google
Damon Braces: An Innovative and Effective Option
Our orthodontist usually recommends the Damon system for teens or adults who need braces. Unlike traditional braces, the Damon system is self-ligating, which means that the brackets have a slide mechanism through which the wire is inserted. This is different from traditional braces that use elastic bands to keep wires fastened to brackets.
By not using elastic bands, it allows teeth to move more quickly and more comfortably. Also, because there are no bands to tighten, change, or maintain, you can complete your treatment with fewer visits to our office.
See How Damon Braces Work
ClearCorrect Discreet and Comfortable Orthodontics
In the world of clear orthodontic aligners, Invisalign has the greatest amount of name recognition. However, we often recommend ClearCorrect, an alternative to Invisalign, to teens or adults who want clear aligners.
ClearCorrect works in the exact same way as Invisalign. When you choose this treatment, we will create a highly precise digital model of your bite and then design a unique treatment plan involving a series of aligners that will gradually shift your teeth into proper position. Because they are made of smooth, transparent plastic, aligners are both more discreet and more comfortable than metal braces.
The reason we usually work with ClearCorrect over Invisalign is simple: ClearCorrect tends to be more affordable. If you have questions about orthodontics involving clear aligners, please contact us today.
See How ClearCorrect Works
Your Dental Partner for Life Choose a Comprehensive Practice for Orthodontic Care
Perfect Smiles California is a comprehensive dental practice serving patients all over San Diego. There are many benefits to choosing a full-service practice for your orthodontic treatment:
- We will maintain your records after the conclusion of your orthodontic treatment, allowing us to provide continued care with knowledge of your dental history.
- We will provide you with retainers at the end of your orthodontic treatment and will be able to monitor your alignment as you continue to visit us for your regular dental exams.
- You will be able to continue to receive care from a friendly team who knows your name and is invested in your success.
Our dentist, orthodontist, and compassionate team look forward to helping you and your family achieve and maintain outstanding oral health.
Ready to find your gorgeous new smile? Contact us or call us at
How Should I Clean My Orthodontic Aligner?
Your orthodontic aligner works hard to give you a stunning smile. However, it also needs your help to stay free from build-up. All you need to do is add one small step to your regular routine.
- Each time you go to brush your teeth, take out your aligner.
- Then, run the aligner under some water, taking care not to let it turn too hot. Otherwise, it may warp the material.
- Next, use your toothbrush to thoroughly brush the outside and inside of the aligner.
- After that, rinse the aligner one more time.
Once you've completed those steps for both clear aligners, you can put them back in again.
How to Maintain Your Results
Orthodontic care represents an exciting investment in your appearance. So, it makes sense that you'd want to maintain your incredible results.
Though teeth may shift slightly over time, you can improve the longevity of your beautiful smile with the following methods.
Wear Your Retainer Nightly
Over time, your teeth may start to shift. That means that they could become crooked or misaligned — even to the point of requiring you to need braces again.
However, we will give you a resource to ensure that doesn't happen when we fit you with a retainer. Remember to wear it nightly!
Clean Your Retainer Regularly
You brush your teeth twice a day — so shouldn't you clean your retainer too? Prevent buildup from accumulating and impacting your alignment by regularly and properly cleaning your retainer.
You can do this the same way you clean your orthodontic aligner, by brushing and rinsing it.
Practice Good Oral Hygiene
You've got a gorgeous new smile coming! Keep it healthy and clean by practicing good oral hygiene.
That means brushing twice a day, flossing, and going to your regular dentist appointments. Otherwise, conditions like gum disease or cavities could impact your smile.
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More 5-Star Reviews "The Best Decision That I Have Ever Made!"
I started coming to Dr.Garate’s office when I relocated to San Diego. Its literally been the best decision that I have ever made! He is super knowledgeable, patient, and very straight forward! I’ve had a lot of major dental work done at the Perfect Smile California. I would highly recommend his services to anyone! Also shout out to Dr. Falcon for handling all my ortho needs! She is simply amazing! Can’t wait to see the before and after pics once I remove my braces! Thank you to the office staff for always being so friendly, professional and kind.They always make sure I never miss my appointments!
I was looking for options to get my front teeth straightened and habitually I was looking for the very best dentist in Chula Vista. My friend Ron from San Diego advised me to check out Dr. Garate and said he offered multiple choices besides the conventional braces. He said Dr. Garate's team looks after the patient very well - making sure they are comfortable, well informed and reassured for their dental procedure. I found the office pretty welcoming and the reception staff warm and friendly and eager to help. The amount of information I received from the team and the doctor for the orthodontic work I wanted done was unparalleled. I want to thank my friend for recommending Dr. Garate. Totally happy with the braces!!
Paying for Orthodontics
At our practice serving Chula Vista, National City, and San Diego, CA, we understand that many families are concerned about the cost of orthodontics. We do everything we can to make treatment as affordable as possible. We accept most dental insurances, and we also work with several third-party lenders. If you have questions about the cost of orthodontics, don't hesitate to give us a call at