What are Braces?

What are Braces?

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Braces are a fixed orthodontic appliance, meaning they’re bonded to your teeth and stay put throughout your treatment. Using a system of brackets and wires, braces shift your teeth into their ideal positions. The end result is a fabulous smile and a healthy, aligned bite. To find out if braces are the right choice for you or your child, schedule a complimentary smile assessment with our San Diego and Rancho Santa Fe orthodontist online or by calling us at (858) 613-3688 (San Diego) or (858) 255-7800 (Rancho Santa Fe).

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How do Braces Work?

Dr. Melanie bonds custom braces brackets to your teeth using a 3D-printed tray to ensure they’re placed in their ideal positions. She then threads an arch wire through the brackets. The wire acts as a track to guide the teeth into place. As your braces exert steady, gentle pressure, your teeth move towards their desired positions, which Dr. Melanie plans out at the start of your treatment.

New and Improved

Dr. Melanie uses a cutting-edge braces system so your braces will be way more comfortable, effective and attractive. These innovative brackets are custom designed especially for your smile using digital treatment planning. They’re then placed with unsurpassed precision thanks to our 3D-printed indirect bonding trays. We pair our custom brackets with light, shape-memory archwires so that you get the results you want in less time and you look great doing it!

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Ready to get a sweet new smile with Rancho Santa Fe or San Diego Invisalign or braces treatment? Schedule your complimentary smile assessment today!


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