Orthodontics

We do more than straighten teeth. See how our approach to orthodontics focuses on creating harmony with your facial features.

Our Orthodontic Services

 
  • Braces
  • Invisalign
  • Damon Clear Braces
  • Implant Planning, Sequencing, and Coordination
 

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First Orthodontic Visit



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Early Orthodontics



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Two-Phase Orthodontics



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Orthodontics For Teens



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Adult Orthodontics



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Orthodontic Emergencies


 

Types Of Braces

Whether your child wants colorful braces or Invisalign, Dr. Thurston and Dr. Gordon Dixon are pleased to offer a variety of solutions to achieve your treatment goals and objectives.


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Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common braces offered by orthodontists. Metal brackets are bonded to the teeth and connected by a thin metal archwire. With pressure, the metal braces can guide teeth to their correct position while the archwire is periodically adjusted and tightened.

Damon Clear Braces
Damon Clear Braces is a frictionless and clear brace system that moves teeth with lighter and comfortable wires. Instead of using abrupt heavy forces, Damon Braces use a light and continuous force to move the teeth, giving stunning results!

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The Invisible Alternative

These clear, thermoplastic aligners are used to straighten teeth effortlessly for both TEENS AND ADULTS! Since Invisalign is almost invisible, they are aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Plus, the aligners are removable for easy brushing and eating.

 

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

We provide stellar results in facial harmony and aesthetics for patients of all ages (including adults). See why it's better to start sooner rather than later.

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Corrective Process

As your child approaches the teenage years, they undergo a transformative process. They begin to "look in the mirror," and are discovering who they are, what those around them represent, and how they fit into society.

A few weeks after beginning orthodontic treatment, our patients (children and adults) come out of their shells more - they become more outgoing, develop more confidence. Parents especially are delighted to get to know the adult their child is growing up to be.

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Life-Long Benefits
  • Increased self-worth & confidence
  • Easier psychological development
  • Prevention of early tooth decay
  • Avoid TMJ pain in the future
  • Correction of oral/facial trauma
  • Better personal relationships
  • More attractive, harmonious facial features
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Unique Expertise

Our orthodontists in San Diego see children, teens, and adults.

The goal of our orthodontic practice is to make you and your child's orthodontic treatment something they can be excited about when looking in the mirror every day. With our skilled team, cutting-edge technology, and expert orthodontists, San Diego patients can be confident they are in the best hands with Dr. Thurston and Dr. Gordon Dixon.

Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

If your question isn’t here, feel free to ask us! We love parents who want to learn more about their children's optimal dental health.

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