Trusted Orthodontics in Monterey
We proudly serve orthodontic patients of all ages from Monterey and the surrounding communities.
335 El Dorado St #8
Monterey, CA 93940
Monday - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have for straightening smiles. Metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with our doctors, these brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply gentle pressure that gradually moves the teeth into the desired positions.
Monterey braces are an excellent choice for correcting a number of tooth issues, from simple to complex. Because they can sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. In addition, traditional braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making Monterey braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
Instead of using brackets and bands, the Monterey Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. This treatment option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists, and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The nearly invisible trays are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series in order to keep the teeth moving in the direction we want them to. Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. The Invisalign system can only work if these recommended guidelines are followed exactly, so patient compliance is critical to success. Neglecting to wear the aligners as directed can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A free consultation with Wow Smiles will be able to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Monterey Orthodontics: the right treatment for your smile
Our skilled staff has many years of experience providing customized treatment plans for every patient we see. When you visit our office for a complimentary consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs. This includes your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for individualized treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!
To learn more about Monterey orthodontics, click here to schedule your free consultation with Wow Smiles.