Carlsbad Orthodontist
955 Boardwalk, #202
San Marcos, California 92078 US
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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Dental: DDS, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry
  • Post-Medical School Training

    St. Barnabas Hospital Orthodontic Residency Program

Treatments offered at Orthodontics of San Marcos

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Does my child need an expander?

Does my child need an expander? While a small percentage of children can definitely benefit from Phase I (early) treatment, in general, most children with normal growth and development do not need an expander or any other form of early treatment. It is important to get your child evaluated early in case there is an indication for an early treatment. This is why the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child have an evaluation by an orthodontist by the age of...

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My ortho says I'm getting my braces off next appointment but I don't think they're ready. What can I do? (Photo)

Whenever I feel my patient's treatment is almost complete, I instruct them to scrutinize. I explain that while I know what I want, beauty is in the... READ MORE

Getting braces off my bottom teeth - have a gap and are uneven (Photo)

Judging from the photo, it appears your lower front two teeth are touching at the incisal edges but as they converge towards the gums a space becomes... READ MORE

Are general dentists able to perform Invisalign treatment without being certified for it in Ohio?

General dentists are legally permitted to do orthodontics or any other dental procedure they feel comfortable performing. Invisalign typically... READ MORE

How would you rotate a canine 180 degrees?

Yes, it is possible to rotate a canine 180 degrees. However, it will take a significant amount of time. The process would involve bonding brackets or... READ MORE

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