orthodontics

Braces in Carlsbad, CA

A little straightening goes a long way. Sometimes all the way to a healthier, happier smile.

Patient from Gateway Dental Group and Orthodontics in Carlsbad smiling with their new braces.

What are Braces?

Braces are orthodontic devices used to correct dental misalignments, including crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, and other issues. Braces consist of small brackets and wires that are attached to the teeth, which are periodically tightened to properly position your teeth.

5 Signs You May Need Braces

From children to adults, anyone can benefit from braces. Here are five signs you may need braces.

  • Visibly crooked or crowded teeth
  • Upper teeth protrude too far forward over lower teeth
  • Lower teeth protrude too far forward causing lower jaw to jut out
  • Difficulty chewing or speaking

4M+

Over 4 million people in the U.S. wear braces1

25%

of people with braces in United States are adults1

Why Choose Gateway Dental Group and Orthodontics for Braces in Carlsbad?

At Gateway Dental Group and Orthodontics, we offer high-quality orthodontic care for patients of all ages. Our experienced team uses the latest techniques and advanced, proven technologies to provide the orthodontic treatment that makes you smile. We prioritize your healthier, happier smile. That is why we offer flexible payment options to make orthodontic care more accessible.

Gateway Dental Group and Orthodontics

2635 Gateway Rd Ste 101

Carlsbad, CA 92009

760-431-8112

 

off Palomar Airport Rd, on Gateway Dr, across from the Trader Joe's shopping center

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Dental Braces Near Carlsbad 

Gateway Dental Group and Orthodontics in Carlsbad is home to a team of experienced dental professionals who are dedicated to providing high-quality orthodontic care to patients of all ages.

Dental Braces near Carlsbad 

Gateway Dental Group and Orthodontics in Carlsbad is home to a team of experienced dental professionals who are dedicated to providing high-quality orthodontic care to patients of all ages.

 

 

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Looking for a solution to correct your dental misalignments? Contact Gateway Dental Group and Orthodontics in Carlsbad today to schedule an appointment with our experienced team and achieve a healthier, happier smile with dental professional braces. Call us now to book your visit!

Dental Issues That Could Require Emergency Dental Care

  • Toothache or sever dental pain
  • Broken or chipped tooth
  • Lost or knocked out tooth
  • Swelling or infection in the mouth or jaw
  • A lost or losse orthodontic appliance (such as a bracket or wire)
  • Trauma or injury to the moth or jaw
  • Abscess or pus-filled pocket on the gums
  • A broken or lost dental restoration (such as a filling or crown)
  • Gum bleeding that doesn't stop

Braces FAQs

  • How long does orthodontic treatment take?

The length of treatment depends on the severity of the dental misalignment, but most patients wear braces for 1-3 years.

  • Are braces uncomfortable?

     

There may be some initial discomfort as your mouth adjusts to the braces, but most patients find that the discomfort fades quickly.

  • How often do I need to visit the orthodontist?

Patients typically visit the orthodontist every 4-6 weeks to have their braces adjusted.

  • Can I still play sports with braces?

Yes, but we recommend wearing a mouthguard to protect your teeth and braces during physical activity.

  • What foods should I avoid with braces?

Patients should avoid hard, sticky, and chewy foods that can damage the braces or get stuck in them, such as popcorn, caramel, and gum.


Sources

1“Braces for Adults,” Dental Associates, last accessed March 13, 2023. https://www.dentalassociates.com/our-services/braces-orthodontics/braces-adults.