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Clayton Fuller, D.D.S.- Orthodontist

312 I Street. Chula Vista, CA 91910     (619) 422-3223


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Our office is committed to providing you with the highest quality of care. We will make every effort to ensure that your visits with us are comfortable and helpful.

 

Orthodontics
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with movement of the teeth and jaws. You may already know that braces straighten teeth, but you may not know that orthodontic treatment can affect the facial appearance by changing the position of the lips and chin. Moving the front teeth forward or backward will change the posture of the lips, because the lips rest directly on the front teeth.

The word "orthodontics" comes from the Latin words Ortho - for straight, and Dontics - for teeth. Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities.

Crowded teeth are hard to clean and may contribute to conditions that can cause tooth and gum decay. Problems with the bite can cause abnormal wear of the tooth surfaces, excessive stress on the supporting bone and gum tissue, misalignment of the jaws, speech impairment, and other dental injuries.

Even though functional problems take precedence, the importance of an attractive smile should not be underestimated. A pleasing appearance is vital to one's self-esteem, which often improves as teeth, lips, and facial features are brought into harmony. In this way, orthodontic treatment can be beneficial to social and career success, as well as one's general attitude towards life.


Office Hours

Monday  8:30 - 5:30
Tuesday   8:30 - 5:30
Wednesday  8:30 - 5:30
Thursday   9:30 - 6:30
Friday     8:30 - 4:00 (receptionist only)



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