Innovative Braces For All Ages

Ceramic & Metal Braces in San Diego

If you are looking for braces, you are in the right place! Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces. Comparatively, they have come a long ways in terms of comfort and appearance. Now, braces are made of high-grade stainless steel. Using modern technology, we are able to gently straighten your teeth using thermally responsive arch wires. Straightening your teeth with metal braces will improve the appearance and health of your smile. Studies show straighter teeth have less risk for cavities and gum disease! 


Adult Braces

25% of Adults Wear Braces


Kids Braces

There are 4.5 million Americans wearing braces with 80 percent of those ranging in age from 6 to 18

Time in Braces

Average treatment time with braces in our office is 18 months! The national average is 24 months.



A survey showed that of the 1.4 million adults who get braces every year, 92% would recommend them to a friend

How Traditional Metal Braces Work

At your free initial consultation in our office you will sit down with Dr. Phillips to review your goals and needs. He will do an exam to fully understand your mouth before recommending a customized treatment plan for you. Our financial coordinator will work with your insurance and flexible payment arrangements to ensure treatment is affordable.

A thorough diagnosis and screening sets apart our orthodontic specialist from other do it yourself online companies. We take low radiation digital x-rays to understand your skeleton and jaws. The bone that supports the teeth is key to the health of your teeth and gums! Careful examination and treatment ensures we leave every mouth more healthy than we found it.

No one wants to be at the dentist more than they have to. We take care to deliver your orthodontic appliances quickly and comfortably. We tell our patients "braces stick on to your teeth like stickers." You should feel zero pain during your appointments with us!

Did you know the metal in our arch wires was invented by NASA? Our technologically advanced wires made of nickel titanium allow more time at home and less time in the office. Your teeth can keep moving without adjustment up to 8-10 weeks! 

Once you and Dr. Phillips are satisfied with the position and health of your teeth, time to celebrate! After your time and effort with your orthodontic treatment you deserve to show of your new smile. We'll compare your final photos to your initial photos too so you can see how far you've come.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are very similar to the traditional metal braces. However, they are composed of a translucent ceramic material that matches the natural color of your teeth. Patients looking for a less noticeable alignment option may enjoy the discreet features of ceramic braces. While they are visually less noticeable, they actually require more attention to oral hygiene. This is because they use larger and more brittle brackets than metal braces. 


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(760) 943-7770

761 Garden View Court #101
Encinitas, CA 92024

Mon-Thur 8:30-5:30 and Fri by appointment


(858) 578-1822

10737 Camino Ruiz #210
San Diego, CA 92126

Mon-Thur 8:30-5:30 and Fri by appointment