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What are

Braces involve a system of brackets and wires to align your teeth and improve your bite.

Orthodontics San Diego

A time-tested solution with a modern twist

While braces have been around for generations, the state-of-the-art braces we use at San Diego Smile Pros are a far cry from those of even a decade ago. With small brackets, thin, shape-memory wires and a variety of materials, treatment is more precise, comfortable and aesthetic.

How Do Braces Work?

Your braces apply gentle pressure that stimulates a natural biological process called bone remodeling. This allows the teeth to move in the precise direction your appliance guides them. Depending on your needs, Dr. Durschlag may add auxiliaries like rubber bands to your braces to help simultaneously align your bite.

Metal Braces

Braces Don’t Have an Age Limit

The majority of patients can get braces. The treatment option is effective for addressing a wide variety of smile concerns. Braces aren’t just for kids and teens either; we have a number of adult braces patients at our practice too

What are Braces?

Why Get Braces?

Getting braces is a great way to enhance the look, function and health of your smile. Since the appliance stays in place throughout treatment, braces are convenient for patients who would have trouble keeping track of clear aligners and remembering to wear them according to schedule. A lot of our younger patients also prefer braces, because they can customize them at visits with colorful elastics.

Benefits Of
Braces Treatment


Braces work extremely well even in very complex cases, especially when combined with Dr. Durschlag’s precise digital treatment planning.

Lots of options

Show off your hardware with metal braces or keep it under wraps with ceramic brackets. There is an option for every smile.


For some patients, braces are more convenient than aligners since they’re bonded to the teeth and can’t be misplaced.

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