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, CA, we can correct your dental alignment.

Visit us and see why San Diego County patients of all ages choose our dental practice for orthodontic treatment.

The Benefits of Orthodontics

Patients who receive orthodontic treatment from our Chula Vista, CA, dentist's office can address several cosmetic and functional issues with their teeth, including:
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Bite misalignment
  • Gaps
  • Grinding
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite

Addressing these issues benefits your smile in multiple ways, from aesthetics to preventing tooth decay and discomfort:

  • A More Attractive Smile

    Having straighter teeth will significantly improve the appearance of your smile and help make a great first impression. Orthodontic procedures from our dentist's office gently shift your teeth into their new positions over time, making your smile more symmetrical and balanced. 

  • Better Health

    Straighter teeth are easier to clean than crooked teeth, lowering your risk of cavities, gum disease, and other oral health concerns. An uneven bite can cause painful conditions like TMJ disorder. Aligning your bite will reduce your need for corrective dental treatments in the future. 

  • Improved Function

    Misaligned teeth can cause speech issues and a weakened bite. With corrective orthodontic treatment from our Chula Vista dentist's office, your overall oral function will improve. Enunciating words and chewing can be much easier with aligned teeth.

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Interested in Orthodontics? Contact Our Chula Vista Office for a Consultation

If you are interested in braces or clear aligners for yourself or your child, request an orthodontic treatment consultation at Perfect Smiles California in Chula Vista, CA. During your initial visit, our 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:

(619) 656-4199

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"I have recommended Perfect Smiles to family and friends and will continue to do it. I have been coming to Perfect Smiles for my dental care for about 5 years and always received friendly and professional service! Thank you, Dr. Falcon, for taking care of my dental health!" Rocio
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Meet Our Dentist

Myriam Falcon, DDS

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.

Three Reasons to Choose Us for Orthodontics What Sets Our Chula Vista Office Apart

Advanced Technology

Perfect Smiles California is 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.

Multiple Solutions

Perfect Smiles California offers several different orthodontic solutions to our patients. Depending on your lifestyle, goals, and the state of your bite, we may recommend traditional braces, clear braces, Quick Aligners, clear aligner treatments like ClearCorrect™, or other options. 

Made in the U.S.A.

Other orthodontics offices 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.

Total Commitment to Our Orthodontic Patients Our Chula Vista Dental Office Receives Many 5-Star Reviews



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My family and I have been seeing Dr. Garate for all of our dental needs. Specifically, Dr Falcon took care of my orthodontic needs and I have a beautiful smile. As soon as you walk in you are greeted warmly by Rocio and Vanessa they make you feel like family. The entire staff including Bernardo who is always helpful with scheduling changes. Maria and Mely are exceptional! My family and I are very happy with Dr Garate and his entire staff. Perfect smiles lives up to its name. Thank you!!

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The warm and welcoming reception, their expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to patient education are outstanding. They explained each step of each procedure, and offered valuable guidance for maintaining oral hygiene. The clinic's cleanliness and the team's genuine kindness, created a comfortable and inviting atmosphere that significantly reduced my dental anxiety.

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Our Orthodontic Options Different Methods of Straightening Teeth

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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 DAEMON Braces System and Quick Aligners. When applying braces, our team uses an advanced indirect bonding technique that lets us apply an entire set of braces in a relatively short appointment.

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Clear Aligners

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.

Wonder Which Treatment Option Is Best for You? Ask Our Team About Orthodontic Treatment Today

Misaligned teeth can damage both your self-esteem and your oral health. However, the proper orthodontic treatment can give you a beautiful, healthier smile.

Orthodontic treatment can take longer than a year to complete, but Perfect Smiles California will be there every step of the way. Our dentist will carefully adjust your braces or aligners throughout the months you wear them. While wearing Invisalign® or braces for a year or longer may seem like a long time, the benefits of having straighter teeth will last a lifetime.

Request a consultation online to visit our Chula Vista office or call:

(619) 656-4199

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Amazing experience, staff was super friendly, procedures were explained very well, Doctor Falcon was amazing and helped me a lot with my braces and did an amazing job. Definitely recommend

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Great experience! Staff is super friendly and quality of work is great! Just got my braces off from here and couldn’t have asked for a more perfect smile!

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DAEMON Braces: An Innovative and Effective Option

Our dental team usually recommends the DAEMON system for teens or adults who need braces. Unlike traditional braces, the DAEMON 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.

ClearCorrect Discreet and Comfortable Orthodontics

ClearCorrect aligners are custom-crafted to fit precisely over your teeth.

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 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.

Take a moment to see how ClearCorrect helps patients achieve a straighter smile. If you're intrigued by the promise of clear orthodontic appliances, contact Perfect Smiles California to learn more during a free consultation.

Your Dental Partner for Life

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 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:

(619) 656-4199

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Great care & very professional everything was & is well explained with treatment plan from Dentist Dental assistants & front office staff

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I've been to alot of dentists over the years but perfect smiles has been the most memorable and welcoming office that I've ever had the pleasure of working with.

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How Much Does Orthodontic Treatment Cost?

The cost of orthodontic treatment can vary from patient to patient. Some factors that will affect the final cost of orthodontic care include:

  • The nature of the patient's malocclusion
  • The type(s) of orthodontic procedures required
  • The overall duration of orthodontic treatment
  • The need for additional dental work

When you come to our Chula Vista dental office for an orthodontic consultation, we can perform a complete exam of your teeth and jawbone and provide an estimated cost of care. This will help you get a realistic understanding of the costs involved so you can plan accordingly.

Payment Options 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. That's why the team at Perfect Smiles California does everything we can to make treatment as affordable as possible.

Our office accepts most dental insurances. As part of the consultation process, we can let you know how much your insurance will cover for you or your child's orthodontic care.

In addition, Perfect Smiles California also works with several third-party lenders. These payment plans allow you to make monthly installment payments that fit your budget.

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Get a Price Quote for Your Orthodontic Treatment Contact Our Chula Vista Dental Office for More Information

If you have questions about the price of braces or clear aligners, it's best to reach out to Perfect Smile California for more information. Dr. Falcon will be more than happy to offer her experience and insight. During the consultation process, she can provide the answers you're looking for as well as a cost estimate for your treatment. To set up a consultation, contact our Chula Vista, CA, dental office today. Our practice is convenient to patients and families in National City and across the San Diego area.

(619) 656-4199

Working to Make Care Affordable We Keep Your Budget and Needs in Mind

"All of the staff are skilled and friendly. Also, they work with my insurance to make sure that I don't pay any unnecessary out-of-pocket expenses. I'm always satisfied with their work." Ronni

Does Orthodontic Treatment Hurt? What Patients Can Expect While Undergoing Orthodontic Care

While patients should not experience any significant pain, the tension placed on your teeth can cause soreness and may take some adjustment time.

The first few days after getting your wire braces adjusted can be uncomfortable. Patients can use orthodontic wax to help ease areas that are irritated.

ClearCorrect can also be uncomfortable in the beginning. Your mouth may be sore as you adjust to your aligners. Over-the-counter medication can help you manage any pain.

Our team will help you minimize discomfort.  If you feel substantial pain or experience a sudden increase in pain, contact our Chula Vista office; we offer same-day emergency appointments for urgent needs.

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How Should I Clean My Orthodontic Aligner? Oral Hygiene Advice for Clear Aligner Patients

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.

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How Should I Clean My Teeth With Braces? Oral Hygiene Advice for Patients with Braces

As you undergo orthodontic treatment, it's important to continue caring for your teeth and gums. Braces can collect food debris, leading to plaque buildup, but an oral care routine can keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout treatment. Our office in Chula Vista recommends:

  • Using a soft-bristle toothbrush to brush your teeth and braces after every meal.
  • Flossing once a day using waxed floss or a floss threader to properly clean between teeth and reduce the risk of gum disease.
  • Attending all checkups with our dental office so we can give you a thorough cleaning and make sure your treatment is progressing smoothly.

How to Maintain Your Results Keeping Your New Smile Straight

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.

Want more tips about retainer care?

Ready for a Stunning Smile?

If you're ready to fine-tune your smile, we invite you to request a consultation for our cosmetic or restorative procedures. We can help you explore your options.

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Dr. Falcon and her wonderful staff has been the best dentist I have ever gone to. I just finished my braces treatment which has been so seamless for the last year and a half. The office is clean, staff is professional and inviting, and efficient! For every appointment, I never have to wait to be seen. I always look forward to my visits! Thank you!

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They are very patient and always work with me. Great service and always walk me through everything they are doing. I truly am happy when I walk out and the staff is so sweet, kind and attentive.

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Orthodontics FAQ

How long does treatment last?

Orthodontic treatment lasts an average of 18-24 months, but treatment times ultimately depend on the method you've chosen and your diligence. ClearCorrect aligners will need to be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day to effectively align your teeth. If your braces become damaged or a bracket comes off a tooth, contact your dental provider to repair it immediately. Failure to do so may result in a longer treatment time.

What's the ideal age for orthodontic treatment?

Though it's typically recommended children undergo orthodontic treatment between the ages of nine and 14, it's never too late to straighten your smile. Even if you're an adult, our office can find a treatment method that corrects your concerns, fits your lifestyle, and stays within your budget.

What's the cost range for treatment?

At our Chula Vista office, orthodontic treatment typically costs anywhere from $4,800 to $5,800 because we have many advanced options and we only use the best materials that are safe for your teeth. Though this may seem costly, orthodontic treatment can prevent dental problems that are more expensive to fix. We accept most insurances and many financing options so treatment is always within reach.

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Perfect Smiles California

Our dentists use the latest technology and innovative techniques to help you and your family enjoy healthy smiles and optimal oral health. Our doctors are affiliated with professional associations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Society

To schedule an appointment at our Chula Vista, CA, dental office, contact us online or call (619) 656-4199.

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