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With digital technology, a bright, comfortable office and an expert team, we make getting braces convenient and fun (really!).

Orthodontics San Diego

San Diego braces treatment tailored to you

Our team strives to give you results that exceed your expectations. We also focus on creating an experience that does the same. From completely custom digital treatment plans to amenities like super comfortable, memory foam treatment chairs and even fresh-baked cookies, your braces journey will be one to remember.

The Steps to Your New Smile

Step 1

Come in for a consultation

This initial visit includes digital x-rays and a comprehensive exam. Board-certified orthodontist Dr. Matthew Durschlag will use the information to develop an accurate diagnosis. He’ll chat with you about his findings, your smile goals and your personalized treatment recommendations. Our knowledgeable treatment coordinator will wrap things up by going over the cost of braces, your insurance and our flexible financing options.

Step 2

Receive a custom treatment plan

A team member will take quick, easy digital impressions to create a computerized, 3D model of your mouth. Dr. Durschlag will plan your treatment on the model, mapping out the precise position of each tooth to create your ideal smile and healthiest bite. He’ll even let you preview your future results!

Step 3

Get your braces put on

To make your treatment plan a reality, Dr. Durschlag will bond your brackets to your teeth and insert your archwires. Don’t worry, the process is completely painless. Once your braces are in place, we’ll fill you in on everything you need to know about taking care of them.

Step 4

See Dr. Durschlag for checkups

You’ll come in for a quick checkup every six to eight weeks or so, depending on your treatment plan and the type of braces you have. Because we’re a local private practice, you’ll see the same orthodontist, Dr. Durschlag, the whole time. These visits let him ensure your progress is on track and make any necessary adjustments.

Step 5

Show off (and maintain) your new smile

When the big day arrives, Dr. Durschlag will take off your braces, which is just as painless as getting them put on. He’ll remove any leftover adhesive, polish your teeth and let you see your flawless smile in the mirror. After we celebrate, we’ll create custom retainers for you to help you maintain your results for life.

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