Orthodontics San Marcos CA
Misaligned teeth can diminish the natural beauty of the smile. Millions of people experience issues such as overcrowding or large spaces between teeth. In addition to creating feelings of dissatisfaction and self-consciousness, these problems make it more difficult to remove plaque and bacteria from the teeth, increasing the risk for decay, gum disease, and bad breath.
Correcting misalignment is easier than ever with orthodontics like Fastbraces® and Invisalign. Both of these innovative systems are available in our San Marcos, CA office, and are capable of meeting many people's goals.
The Invisalign system has done away with the telltale signs of braces, relying on clear aligner trays instead of brackets and wires. Patients who need to correct misalignment and issues such as a mild overbite can do so with Invisalign, keeping their orthodontic treatment beautifully discreet.
Invisalign works through a series of precision-made aligners. These trays are developed from images of the teeth, which are processed in sophisticated software. To achieve the desired outcome, aligners are worn all day, every day. They should be removed only for meals and for oral hygiene. Occasionally, they may be removed for an important event or meeting. Every two weeks, a new set of aligners is inserted. The progression achieves the desired movement, just like regular braces. The number of trays that each patient must wear is determined by his or her condition and the extent of movement needed.
The Fastbraces® system works in a similar fashion to traditional orthodontics, but with a punch. There are brackets and wires, but they differ from those used in the standard treatment protocol. The unique design of Fastbraces® fixtures encourages movement in the crowns and roots of teeth from the very beginning. In this way, most adults can achieve their desired correction in half the time of conventional braces. Fastbraces® have been used globally for more than 20 years.
We are happy to help you and your family enjoy smiles that look good and make you feel good. To learn more about your options for orthodontic care, call Sun Smile Dental at