Why Early Orthodontics Will Help in the Long-Run

Catching orthodontic problems early can help prevent issues in the future, both costly and oral. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends having all children get orthodontic treatment by age seven. This is the age in which we typically see issues and are able to reverse orthodontics problems, before adult teeth erupt. Our… Read more »

An Orthodontist Can Expertly Straighten Your Teeth

Orthodontists can expertly straighten your teeth. No matter how crowded, misaligned, gapped or strangely configured your teeth and jaw may be, orthodontists have extensive training to improve their look and function. For more information about orthodontists, see below: – Orthodontists take about two years of specialized education courses beyond regular dental school in orthodontics so… Read more »

The Best Ways to Keep Your Tooth Enamel Strong When You Have Braces

If you have braces, it’s important to keep your smile in tip-top shape. One of the ways you can do so is by maintaining strong tooth enamel. This is essential because the tooth enamel is the outer shell that protects the inner layers of the tooth. If it’s not strong, it can cause many dental… Read more »

Tips on Keeping Your Smile in Tip-Top Shape When You Have Braces

Do you want a strong and healthy smile when you have braces in San Diego, California? If so, our orthodontist, Dr. David Li, has some tips for you. Little did you know, there are things you need to do to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape when you align your teeth. Those tips… Read more »

The Reasons Why You Should Consider Early Orthodontic Treatment for Your Child

Has your orthodontist, Dr. David Li, recommended early orthodontic treatment for your child? If so, it’s best to consider it. Early orthodontic treatment involves a two-phase process. The first phase is the early treatment that includes treating minor issues now to prepare the smile and mouth for the thorough and complete orthodontic treatment in the… Read more »

Wearing Your Retainer

If you have braces, the day will come when it is time for them to come off. That day may seem like it is a long way off, but it will come. However, even though you are done with your braces, you aren’t quite finished straightening your teeth. Your braces have moved your teeth into… Read more »

Living With Braces

Once your braces are on, you can expect a little discomfort as you get used to the new appliance in your mouth. You can also expect to spend about a week getting used to your new braces. The orthodontist can give you dental wax to apply to your braces if they are irritating your cheeks… Read more »

Accelerate Orthodontics With AcceleDent®

When orthodontic treatment is recommended, some patients are hesitant. Braces and other orthodontic appliances often need to remain on the teeth for a long time. Depending on the case, braces or aligners may be needed from 18 months to a few years. If you need to have orthodontic treatment, ask Dr. David Li what AcceleDent®… Read more »

Are You Informed about Invisalign®?

Are you ready for the movie-star quality smile you desire but lack the rotation and straight smile to achieve the flawless dental profile of your dreams? Luckily, Invisalign® orthodontic aligners can be used to straighten your teeth and give you the smile you have always wanted. For more information about Invisalign, consider the following: –… Read more »

Adult Braces

Braces are wire appliances that Dr. David Li will attach to your teeth in order to correct teeth that aren’t properly aligned. Although most patients who need braces will get them in their early teens, more adults are turning to braces to straighten their smiles. As an adult, you may have to wear your braces… Read more »