Brace Yourself, the Holidays are Coming!

Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help you achieve a more healthy, aligned and attractive smile. With the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the month of December and New Year’s (to name a few), around the corner, your orthodontics treatment won’t take a holiday, so it’s up to you to remember why you are wearing braces…. Read more »

How Orthodontics Can Correct Your Bite Pattern

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that a malocclusion is another common dental issue that often needs to be addressed? Your original… Read more »

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age. The good news is, with today’s advances in orthodontics, straighter teeth aren’t just for kids and teens anymore. Now more than ever adults are successfully straightening… Read more »

Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth alignment at a young age to determine what orthodontic treatment is… Read more »

Find the Answers to Your Braces Questions Here

Braces are a top-notch appliance that can help you achieve the strong, healthy and attractive smile you desire. If you have questions about braces, it might be difficult to ensure it’s the right treatment for you and to have the most successful orthodontic treatment possible. So, our orthodontist, Dr. David Li, encourages you to find… Read more »

Align Your Teeth Using Invisalign®

If your teeth are in need of alignment, then we have exciting news for you! Invisalign® is an effective way to align your smile and improve your oral health without the hassle of metal braces or brackets attached to your teeth. In fact, Invisalign is known to be hard to see, so no one will… Read more »

The Power of Retainers

Retainers can be a powerful aid when it comes to persevering the alignment of your teeth. In fact, after braces are removed, retainers are often needed at night to keep your teeth in the correct place. Retainers are not braces. Retainers are an appliance that only helps hold your teeth in the position they need… Read more »

Different Braces to Achieve Your Ideal Alignment

Having straight teeth can boost your self-esteem and oral health. Having an ideal alignment means your teeth are easier to care for, and your smile looks beautiful throughout your lifetime. Many forms of orthodontic treatment can help you achieve ideal alignment. Our orthodontist, Dr. David Li with San Diego Orthodontic Specialists in San Diego, California,… Read more »

Cleaning Your Braces (and Around Them)

It may seem intimidating to clean your teeth once you receive braces, but it is a feat that can be easily accomplished if you understand the steps to take. For starters, you will need to adjust your approach to brushing your teeth since braces can restrict access to certain areas of your smile unless you… Read more »

Got Questions About Orthodontic Aligners? Here Are Your Answers

If you have questions about orthodontic aligners, you’re not alone. Many people don’t know everything about the aligners, which leads to many questions. To help you find the answers you’re looking for so you can make sure it’s the right treatment for you, our orthodontist, Dr. David Li, is happy to give you the answers… Read more »