The Right Tools for a Beautiful Smile

Dental technology is improving all the time, and you’ll always get the most comfortable and effective treatments at The Smile Patio Orthodontics.

Dr. Albaugh and the team at The Smile Patio Orthodontics are dedicated to serving you in Vista, Carlsbad, San Marcos, and the surrounding areas. Call today for a free consultation!

Straightening Your Smile

Dr. Albaugh can successfully treat many dental issues that you or your child might be experiencing.

By pairing state-of-the-art technology with an in-depth understanding of the movement and growth of the teeth and jaws, Dr. Albaugh can successfully treat many dental issues, like:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Impacted teeth

Metal Braces & More

Most patients we treat at The Smile Patio Orthodontics choose traditional metal braces to straighten their teeth.

Metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment, but you have other options, too.

After your first free consultation, Dr. Albaugh will talk to you about which treatment would be right for you based on your unique needs and smile goals.

Fixed Vs. Removable Appliances

At The Smile Patio Orthodontics, we believe you should be well informed about their treatment.

It’s important to understand the difference between fixed and removable appliances.

Fixed appliances, like braces, are attached to your teeth and aren’t taken off until you complete your treatment.

Removable appliances, like Invisalign’s aligner system, are worn about 20-22 hours a day but can be taken off easily.

Besides the obvious differences, Dr. Albaugh uses Invisalign aligners to treat mild to moderate orthodontic problems.

At The Smile Patio Orthodontics, we generally use fixed appliances for comprehensive and serious treatment.