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1,500+ Cases

More than any other orthodontist in San Diego.

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Gentle care for little teeth

We believe in creating a strong foundation of oral health for your child, which includes visits with us and your family dentist. Our pediatric specialists provide excellent care to ensure your child's teeth have the best start possible.


State-of-the-art orthodontic technologies

Enjoy the benefits of cutting edge orthodontic technology at Styrt Orthodontics. We offer a range of accelerated treatment options that allow our patients to take advantage of the best results in their orthodontic treatment in the shortest timeframe possible, without compromising quality.

Affordable solutions for all smiles

We cater to a variety of patient needs. Learn more about our treatments and how little they could cost you daily.


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I was so happy with the great customer service we were given by all of the team members. I love how clean and beautiful this office is. Thank you for a great experience!

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Commonly asked questions

Orthodontics (also referred to as dentofacial orthopedics) is a specialized form of dentistry focusing on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial abnormalities.

An orthodontist is a dental specialist who has received two-to-three years of additional training after dental school in an ADA-certified orthodontic specialty program at a university-approved orthodontic residency program. Your orthodontist is able to straighten teeth, correct misaligned jaw structure, and improve the function of your smile.

If you want to improve the look and feel of your smile, then any age can be a great age to see the orthodontist. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends children first visit an orthodontist around the age of seven; however, orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to children and teens, with about one in every five orthodontic patients being over the age of 21. Whether you're considering treatment for yourself or for a child, any time is a good time to visit the orthodontist.

Orthodontic problems such as crowding of the teeth, too much space between the teeth, jaw growth problems, protruding teeth, and bad bites can be inherited or caused by injury to the mouth, early or late loss of baby teeth, or thumb sucking habits.

If your child is between the ages of seven and eight and shows signs of needing orthodontic care, or if you have been directed by your family dentist to visit the orthodontist, please contact our practice and schedule an appointment. Our team will provide your child with an initial exam, and discuss with you the best steps to take towards caring for your child's smile.