Orthodontics

At Michelsen Dental, we offer several different orthodontic treatments as well as quality dental care. Those treatments can be done right here in our office, alongside your regular dentistry.

These are performed by our staff dentist, Dr. Javier Mejia, who has been trained to provide excellent and life-changing orthodontics to Orange, California.

Whether your teen is in need of braces or you are an adult looking for an alignment system that won’t interfere with everyday life, we’ve got a little something for everyone. We even do early orthodontics intervention for children as young as seven years old.

Traditional Metal and Ceramic Braces

Traditional braces are a time-tested way to straighten teeth and align the jaw. They work by attaching wires to each tooth, and then tightening them in such a way that they apply pressure. This pressure will gradually encourage the teeth into their ideal locations.

Primitive forms of this technique have been found in the archaeological record as far back as ancient Egypt. Of course, our modern version has improved quite a lot since then. We are able to take precise measurements of your mouth —thanks to high-definition cameras. Additionally, our materials are safer and more comfortable than ever before.

Traditional braces can come in metal or ceramic form.

Metal braces are slightly cheaper and a little more durable than ceramics. On the other hand, ceramic braces are designed to blend in with your teeth, making their look far more subtle than the metal ones.

While there are pros and cons to either choice, both offer an effective orthodontic adjustment that will leave your teeth healthier and your smile straighter.

Clear Correct and Invisalign

Teeth straightening is not limited to wire and bracket braces. Our office also offers not just one but two clear alignment methods: ClearCorrect and Invisalign.

Both of these treatments put pressure on your teeth in a customized way, just as wire braces do. The difference is that, instead of those wires, they use clear alignment trays that are shaped for your specific mouth.

These trays are comfortable, easy to clean, and easy to remove. The most exciting advantage is that they are nearly invisible as you wear them throughout the day. They can be a great alternative to traditional braces.

Early Intervention Alignment Treatments

Many people may ask why we bother to straighten baby teeth, when they aren’t even permanent. The answer to that lies in the fact that the health of baby teeth makes a huge impact on the health of the adult teeth that grow in after them.

Early orthodontics, performed as early as age seven or eight, can actually head off many dental problems before they become severe. These treatments can also reduce the amount of time needed for later adjustments by catching them while the jaw is still growing.

Call Michelsen Dental Today

We would love to talk to you about your many teeth straightening options here in our Orange, CA office. Give us a call today!

Very helpful and friendly staff. I love that they make your crown right there and you don't have to have a temporary tooth and wait for the permanent tooth.

Elliot Wagstaff

2018-09-07T12:03:10+00:00

Elliot Wagstaff

Very helpful and friendly staff. I love that they make your crown right there and you don't have to have a temporary tooth and wait for the permanent tooth.
Dr. Michelsen is fantastic! She is not only a great dentist with up to date equipment, but she is very good to her patients! Glad she is here and my dentist!

Susan Olive Nuttall

2018-09-07T12:04:11+00:00

Susan Olive Nuttall

Dr. Michelsen is fantastic! She is not only a great dentist with up to date equipment, but she is very good to her patients! Glad she is here and my dentist!
Dr. Michelsen is a very professional, caring and considerate dentist which puts the dental health of her patients above all else. Her office will not try to upsell you on services that aren’t needed like other dental offices. Her office staff mirrors her professionalism and friendliness.

Marc Ellison

2018-09-07T12:01:40+00:00

Marc Ellison

Dr. Michelsen is a very professional, caring and considerate dentist which puts the dental health of her patients above all else. Her office will not try to upsell you on services that aren’t needed like other dental offices. Her office staff mirrors her professionalism and friendliness.
My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Michelsen. As she has recently taken over this practice, we have only had a few visits with her but right off the bat, she made us feel right at ease and very comfortable with both her skill as a dentist and also her personal attention to her patients. She takes the time to get to know you, which we like. Her office staff is always very warm and inviting and never fail to greet you with a smile. I have already referred a friend and hoping we have the opportunity to refer others!

Robin Rodina

2018-09-07T12:04:32+00:00

Robin Rodina

My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Michelsen. As she has recently taken over this practice, we have only had a few visits with her but right off the bat, she made us feel right at ease and very comfortable with both her skill as a dentist and also her personal attention to her patients. She takes the time to get to know you, which we like. Her office staff is always very warm and inviting and never fail to greet you with a smile. I have already referred a friend and hoping we have the opportunity to refer others!
Dr. Michaelsen is amazing! My daughter has Veneers on her front teeth. One cracked this week and she is leaving on a vacation for 2 weeks! Dr. Michaelsen and her staff went above and beyond to get her in and get the tooth fixed. Dr. Michaelsen did such a beautiful job fixing her tooth. You can’t even tell that there was ever a problem. She is such an amazing talented Dentist! And her staff is terrific too!

Amy Willett Leon

2018-09-07T12:04:51+00:00

Amy Willett Leon

Dr. Michaelsen is amazing! My daughter has Veneers on her front teeth. One cracked this week and she is leaving on a vacation for 2 weeks! Dr. Michaelsen and her staff went above and beyond to get her in and get the tooth fixed. Dr. Michaelsen did such a beautiful job fixing her tooth. You can’t even tell that there was ever a problem. She is such an amazing talented Dentist! And her staff is terrific too!
Dr. Michelsen and her staff are amazing. We drive from Aliso Viejo because of the service we are provided. Thank you for taking great care of my family. We smile brighter because of you.

Alicia F.

2018-09-07T12:02:29+00:00

Alicia F.

Dr. Michelsen and her staff are amazing. We drive from Aliso Viejo because of the service we are provided. Thank you for taking great care of my family. We smile brighter because of you.
I've been procrastinating on going to the dentist for a few years because I was nervous of what I might need. But after visiting with Dr. Michelsen, I found that I was worried for no reason at all. She and her staff are kind, patient, and gentle! I'm smiling because, not only are my teeth nice and healthy again, I also got my smile brightened. It looks better than I thought possible...and makes me feel happy about myself again.

Jill Parkin

2018-09-07T12:02:02+00:00

Jill Parkin

I've been procrastinating on going to the dentist for a few years because I was nervous of what I might need. But after visiting with Dr. Michelsen, I found that I was worried for no reason at all. She and her staff are kind, patient, and gentle! I'm smiling because, not only are my teeth nice and healthy again, I also got my smile brightened. It looks better than I thought possible...and makes me feel happy about myself again.

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