Providing high-quality Orthodontic Braces in San Diego

Healthy teeth can be moved at any age.

Whether for cosmetic reasons, bite correction or better dental hygiene, orthodontic braces (traditional braces) are often a necessity. After all, most of us are not lucky enough to be born with perfect teeth! And that is why, Dr. Chaikin and her orthodontic team at Convoy Dental Arts in San Diego, CA stay updated with the latest in orthodontic advances to help you with all your braces needs.

Braces are not only for kids. Anyone with crooked or crowded teeth are candidates for braces. Approximately 22% of orthodontic patients are adults. A healthy bite is as important at age 60 as it is at age 16. Even though adults are no longer growing, they can still enjoy improvements that come from orthodontic treatment.

Dental Braces in San Diego

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.

Move over, crooked teeth.

A beautiful, healthy smile can change your life.

How do Dental Braces Work?

Braces are the most common solution for orthodontic problems and are very effective and efficient for treatment. Braces have advanced significantly in the past 20 years. While older versions were uncomfortable and easily noticeable, modern braces are designed with lightweight materials and are smaller in size.

Here’s how braces work:

  • Brackets (braces) are bonded to the front of the teeth using orthodontic glue that is like dental filling material. This material cleans off easily at the end of treatment.
  • Wires pass through the brackets and put gradual pressure on the teeth, moving them into the correct position over time.
  • Braces need to be adjusted every few months, to maintain the ideal tension and pressure on teeth that need correction.
  • Teeth are usually straight within 6-12 months, but root alignment and bite correction may take a few years to correct in some cases.

Schedule an Orthodontic consultation today with Dr. Chaikin.

If you would like to experience a straighter, brighter smile, there is no need to wait. Today, there are more treatment options available than ever before. Dr. Chakin is fully trained and is a provider for both orthodontic braces and Invisalign in San Diego, CA.

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    My whole family has been going to Dr. Chaikin for many years now. She is a professional dentist that offers many services. She works with my insurance and... Read More

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    Dr. Chaikin is very kind and professional!
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    I love how Dr. Chaikin takes time to explain everything the way that I could understand it. There are even pictures to show how my teeth looks like before during and after the procedure. I would recommend her to my friends.

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    Everyone in her office/clinic is nice and friendly.
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    Dr. Chaikin had recommended that I use the Oral B toothbrush a little over a year ago and the tip paid off since I've noticed that the brushing is more effective with the circular motion of the bristles. I also advised her that I have a few pockets in my teeth which seem to catch food particles and she took the time to show me what she uses and why this is another effective tool in preventive oral maintenance. She always takes the time to explain things thoroughly and converses to you as a friend and patient in simplified terms. She made a few crowns for me and provided me with a frontal dental guard to keep me from grinding my teeth in my sleep; all of her work has been very satisfactory and efficiently completed. Her office staff are always pleasant to deal with; I am very fortunate to have her as my dentist and would highly recommend Dr. Chaikin to others to visit if you're looking for a quality professional in the field.

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    I always feel very at ease when I go to see Dr.Chaikin. Today I went for teeth cleaning & I was fitted for a top mouth guard very painless.
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    I highly recommend this dentist. I’ve been going to her for a couple years now and the staff have been extremely friendly and professional every visit. Dr. Chaikin is amazing with her patients and she makes sure that they are immediately seated at the time they are scheduled. She does a great job at explaining the dental procedures that will be done that day.

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