Start with a Straight Smile


Dr Jordan Colby, orthodontist in Oceanside CA, with a smiling patient

Start with a Straight Smile


Straighten Your Smile at the Top Orthodontist in Oceanside

Braces were once considered something we got when we were kids, but it’s never too late to straighten your teeth. More than ever, adults are opting for braces to fix their smiles. Your teeth can be healthy and bright, but, if they’re not straight, your smile suffers. 

Metal braces are the traditional method for significant realignment, but today Invisalign or “clear braces” are a popular method, especially for adults. 

Braces aren’t just for looks. They can improve your ability to chew and, by adjusting your bite, often improve the structure of your jawline.

Close up of young girl with clear aligners

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Braces have been the tried, tested, and true method for straightening teeth for years. Traditional braces utilize small metal brackets and wires that are bonded to your teeth which apply gentle yet continuous pressure until they move in a specific direction. 

In the past, braces were generally suggested for teenagers once all of their permanent teeth had grown in. Today, braces are for anyone who wants a straighter, more beautiful smile!

orthodontics in profile

Profiles of braces (L) and of Invisalign (R)


Invisalign® is the modern, nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth into an ideal position. Unlike traditional braces, which use metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of custom-made plastic aligners to gently apply consistent pressure to shift teeth into place. 

The Invisalign system offers many advantages. Invisalign aligners are more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing than traditional braces. Because of the simplicity of Invisalign, you will also spend less time in the dentist’s chair.

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