Trusted Orthodontics Near Costa Mesa
At Surf City Smiles quality orthodontic care is important to us and we are proud to produce beautifully aligned smiles for patients of all ages in Costa Mesa and the surrounding communities.
10172 Adams Ave,
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Phone: (714) 465-5065
Your Costa Mesa orthodontists
Dr. Carlson is passionate about life and orthodontics and he loves what he does! He believes that every individual seeking to improve their life through a smile transformation deserves a unique approach to treatment. An over-achiever and perfectionist, you can rest assured he will work tirelessly to give you the results you or your child deserve.
Because of his meticulous attention to detail, he was honored with the Best Case presented at the 2014 American Board of Orthodontics Examination. In 2016, Dr. Carlson published a Case Report in the prestigious American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJODO) that was later chosen as the 2017 Case Report of the Year by the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics. His contributions to orthodontic research include furthering the automated analysis of three-dimensional surface morphology in craniofacial structures.
Costa Mesa Braces
Costa Mesa braces are an excellent orthodontic option for correcting oral issues ranging from simple to complex. Because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time can be slightly reduced. In addition, braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making them a cost-effective choice for patients on a budget.
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient tools we have for straightening teeth. We will attach metal or ceramic brackets to the teeth, then connect them by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with our doctors, these components gently apply pressure that gradually moves the teeth into the desired positions.
Costa Mesa Invisalign
Instead of brackets and bands, the Costa Mesa Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. This option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues. For certain complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A consultation with Surf City Smiles will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material that is virtually invisible. The trays are designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series to keep teeth moving in the right direction. Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment so they can do their job. If you don’t wear the aligners as directed it can have a negative impact on the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Costa Mesa Braces and Invisalign: customized treatment for you
At Surf City Smiles, our skilled doctor and staff work hard to provide customized treatment plans for every patient we see. When you visit one of our offices for your initial consultation, you’ll find that we put a lot of focus on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and face shape. Using these as the basis for your treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!
To learn more about Costa Mesa orthodontics, click here to schedule your first visit with Surf City Smiles.