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Adult Orthodontics in San Diego

A well-aligned, balanced smile is an aesthetic asset that lasts a lifetime. Well-placed teeth can also ensure ideal diction, chewing, and hygiene, enhancing quality of life. When the teeth are misaligned, patients may struggle with not only self-consciousness but also TMJ, jaw pain, gum disease, and tooth decay.

Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that can correct issues related to misaligned teeth. Using braces or Invisalign clear aligners, Dr. Fakhimi can correct your bite while optimizing your overall appearance. Straight teeth promote self-confidence and ensure a functional mouth free from discomfort and disease.

What is orthodontics?

Some may be born with straight teeth or get braces as children, but many patients choose to acquire their winning smile later in life through adult orthodontics. This branch of dentistry can help correct a crooked or poor bite, close gaps in the teeth, and combat other jaw anomalies.

Adult orthodontics can address the following concerns:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded jaw
  • Gaps in the teeth
  • Poorly aligned jaw
  • Self-consciousness when smiling


Invisalign is a teeth straightening system that has become immensely popular in recent years due to the aesthetics and convenience of the device. As a first step, your dentist will create a digital impression of your teeth, which is sent to the lab with your individualized treatment plan. Your unique aligners are then created using cutting-edge technology.

Your Invisalign aligners are worn for several weeks and then are replaced by new ones, a process that gradually shifts the teeth into their ideal location. The aligners can be removed every time you eat, brush, or floss, enhancing your personal hygiene.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?


These clear aligners can hardly be seen, allowing patients to improve their bite with discretion.


The Invisalign system does not use painful brackets and wires or other cumbersome apparatus. Patients do not experience the soreness associated with traditional metal braces.


Patients can easily remove their aligners to enjoy their favorite foods and drinks without being concerned about damaging their mouth gear.


The Invisalign aligners can be removed in order to floss and brush properly, safeguarding your teeth from a buildup of plaque and bacteria.

Conventional metal braces

Traditional metal braces have certain advantages, and Dr. Fakhimi may choose this option in cases where he believes it will produce the best outcome. Today’s innovative technology has created an updated version of metal braces that is more comfortable, attractive, and convenient than in the past. The metal brackets used today are thinner and smaller, causing less discomfort inside the cheeks and lips. Some brackets have built-in clips to tether the wires, eliminating the need for cumbersome elastic bands.

What are the benefits of conventional metal braces?

  • Allows for optimal precision
  • Ideal for complex misalignment cases
  • Fastest possible treatment
  • Efficient and effective
  • More economical than other options

Why choose Soft Touch Dental?

Drawing on over two decades of experience in his field, Dr. Ali Fakhimi provides outstanding dental services to patients in and beyond San Diego. He is committed to staying ahead of the curve when it comes to cutting-edge innovations in the industry that reduce discomfort and downtime. Dr. Fakhimi graduated from the University of Nevada and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, among the highest-rated dental schools in the nation. In 1997, he received his Doctorate degree. Additionally, Dr. Fakhimi trained at the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced and Cosmetic Dentistry (LVI), specializing in cosmetic dentistry and full-mouth reconstruction. Soft Touch Dental Group is an active member of the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the San Diego County Dental Society.

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