Dental Braces in San Diego
From rotated teeth and large gaps to over or underbite problems, traditional orthodontic braces can cover a wide range of concerns that aligners simply can’t. Don’t let a complicated issue stop you from smiling – learn more about the affordable options available to you.
A Tried and True Smile Solution
While modern technology advancements have introduced a variety of smile-enhancing options, one thing is certain: traditional orthodontics, braces specifically, will never go out of style. Why? Because they’re still one of the best, most affordable ways to correct a complicated orthodontic issue.
Eliminate the temptation to remove an aligner and potentially extend the time it takes to achieve your perfect smile by choosing braces today!
Did you know there are many different types of braces available and that traditional metal is just one of many possibilities? Ceramic braces are popular options because, while they work the same way as metal braces, they utilize tooth-colored wires and ligatures. That makes them quite similar to clear aligners, as ceramic braces are much less visible than metal ones.
Don’t want your braces visible at all? Lingual may be right for you, as they go on the back surfaces of teeth instead of the front!
There are so many traditional orthodontic options to choose from, including:
- Traditional metal braces
- Ceramic/clear braces
- Braces for kids, teens, and adults
Our team will happily discuss the best options for your situation.
The Benefits of Braces
Traditional braces don’t only serve an aesthetic purpose! They can help with:
- Long-term oral health, as it’s very difficult to keep misaligned or crooked teeth clean.
- Bite issues, which can also help reduce teeth grinding and jaw clenching.
- A number of orthodontic issues that other options are not yet able to address.
- Staying on smile track because, unlike clear aligners, you don’t have the ability to remove them as you please.
Plus, they’re very affordable and are typically at least partially covered by most dental insurance plans.
Retainers & Mouthguards
After orthodontic treatment, your teeth may try to shift into different positions. Retainers are used to keep your teeth in place and prevent them from moving after your perfect smile has been achieved.
Types of retainers we offer:
- Traditional Hawley
FAQs for Braces
That depends on the severity of the issue you’re looking to correct. We’ll go over general timelines during your
, so you know exactly what to expect.
Maybe! During your first appointment, we’ll conduct a comprehensive orthodontic assessment to determine which option is better suited to your needs. If you’re concerned about the visibility of metal braces, ask about our lingual options that are placed on the back of the tooth instead of the front!
Common signs that traditional braces may be needed include teeth that protrude excessively, upper teeth that are behind the lower front teeth when the jaw is closed (known as an underbite), uneven tooth wear, and rotated teeth.
Our orthodontic experts will conduct a careful evaluation to determine if traditional braces are your best course of corrective action.
Most dental insurance plans cover a significant portion of traditional braces – contact your specific provider to learn more. If you don’t have dental coverage, get in touch with our team to discuss starting prices and in-house financing options!
Making Oral Health Accessible to All
With help from in-office plans, Delta Dental, and Tricare, it’s easy to finance the healthy smile you deserve. Our San Diego orthodontic office also accepts a wide range of dental insurance policies, including Delta, to ensure we’re able to assist all those looking for holistic care.
Results to Smile About
Your Dedicated Team
Your smile is in good hands here at AlignBar Orthodontics. Dr. Greg Wright, DDS, MS, is a board-certified orthodontist specializing in the treatment of misaligned teeth and jaws. Dr. Nina Mojaver, DMD, a skilled dentist experienced in an array of general and cosmetic dental procedures, is one of the few Invisalign® Diamond Provider doctors in San Diego. Together, these two have more than 40 years of experience and lead a team of caring professionals who look forward to achieving the exciting results you’re looking for.
Our Welcoming Space
Nestled in the heart of downtown San Diego, with plenty of patient parking, sits our modern office. Clean and bright, we’ve designed our space to be a relaxing oasis you actually look forward to visiting.
More Ways to Leave a Lasting Impression
Affordable Confidence That Lasts a Lifetime
Achieve your straight, bright dream smile through a holistic approach that offers lasting results.