What to Expect When Your Braces Come Off

When you get braces, they are going to be with you for a long time. In fact, at times it may seem like you will be wearing them for the rest of your life. But rest assured, whether you have to wear your braces for months or years, the big day will come! When that… Read more »

A Missing Primary Tooth Can Affect the Alignment of Your Child’s Permanent Teeth

Young children sometimes struggle to maintain consistent oral hygiene habits. When you combine this with their general enjoyment of sweet treats, this can increase their chances of developing cavities on one or more of their teeth. If a case of tooth decay becomes too severe, it might lead to the loss or necessary extraction of… Read more »

New Year’s: The Resolutions You Can Make for Your Braces

Are you trying to get creative with your New Year’s resolution this year? If so, our dentist, Dr. David Li, is happy to help you! What do you think about making a resolution for your smile? Doing so can help you have a more positive and effective orthodontic journey and it can even help you… Read more »

Practicing Excellent Oral Hygiene in Braces

When your braces finally come off, you want to see that your efforts for a straightened smile paid off. For best results, you will want to practice diligent daily oral care along with routine dental cleanings to keep your smile free from tooth decay and gum disease. Daily plaque removal is essential whether you wear… Read more »

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 »