More than Just a Smile

Personal Service

From the moment you contact our office to your final retainer check appointment, our goal at The Smile Patio Orthodontics is your complete satisfaction.

Dr. Albaugh takes pride in being a perfectionist, and will carefully review your photos and X-rays to find the best way to treat your individual needs.

You’ll choose the type of braces you want - traditional metal, clear ceramic, or Invisalign. Our goal at The Smile Patio Orthodontics is not just to give you the smile of your dreams.

We want you to leave our office after every appointment knowing that you got the best possible care and experience.

Expert Training

Dr. Albaugh is an orthodontist. Orthodontists are dentists first. Dr. Albaugh actually worked as a general dentist for several years before continuing his education to become an orthodontist.

To practice orthodontics, Dr. Albaugh spent 12 years in training (four years of college, four years of dental school, one year of the Lutheran Medical Center AEGD program, and three years of orthodontics residency). Out of 100 dental school graduates, on average, only six go on to become orthodontists.

The orthodontic student spends three years learning the skills needed to manage tooth movement and to guide facial development.

You want an expert to give you a new smile—not from aligners you get in the mail.

Insurance & Finances

Comfortable Treatments

Gone are the days of clunky bands on every tooth and overly tight stainless steel wires. Today's orthodontic treatment is much more comfortable than it used to be. This is because of shape-memory NiTi wires.

With the same technology that NASA uses, NiTi wires exert a continuous force against the teeth to move them in the right direction. This gets rid of the need for wire tightening. This means you spend less time in braces, and the time you do spend is more comfortable.

At The Smile Patio Orthodontics, we take pride in making the process of straightening your teeth as comfortable as possible.

Flexible Payments

Everyone loves medical offices that offer flexible appointments and flexible treatment options, but we also offer flexible payment options.

After we’ve determined your insurance coverage and filed it for you, we'll sit down and come up with a monthly payment plan that fits your family’s budget.

You can also get a discount if you pay in full on the front end.

Modern Techniques

Dr. Albaugh is up-to-date on the latest in orthodontic treatment and braces technology.

The Smile Patio Orthodontics is the location for modern orthodontic treatment. We offer aesthetic options like ceramic braces and Invisalign.

We use a technique called Smile Arc Protection to go beyond simply correcting your bite to create a wide, beautiful smile that preserves the natural curvature of your mouth.

 

Convenient Location

Our brand-new office is positioned right in the heart of Vista. That means state-of-the-art orthodontic care is only a few minutes from your home, work, or school.

Start Your Treatment the Same Day

The orthodontic treatment process involves a series of orthodontic visits.

At The Smile Patio Orthodontics, we value the relationship that we will build with you and your family throughout that process and want you to be confident that you are receiving the best orthodontic care possible.

Once you feel like we've answered all of your questions and concerns, you can start your treatment that same day.

We value your time, and we know you want to make the most of your visit. Dr. Albaugh and the team at The Smile Patio Orthodontics are ready to help you start your smile transformation today.