Check out one of our most recent blogs!

Not Sure If You Need Braces? We Can Help!

The look of your teeth doesn’t always determine orthodontic health. A straight smile can need braces, while a slightly crooked smile might be perfectly healthy. The ultimate goal of orthodontic treatment is to achieve a healthy bite. Misaligned teeth are more likely...

Another reason to smile.

There are so many things that can make us smile. From seeing an old friend to watching a good movie to randomly remembering a great joke.  Well, we’re about to give you another reason to smile: it’s good for your health! That’s right, smiling has actual health...

Back to school with braces

It’s recommended to brush your teeth after every meal, especially while in treatment. When you’re at school though, this can prove to be easier said than done. Pack a travel kit in your backpack (like the one we provide you with the day you get your braces on), so you...

One Phase Or Two?

We tend to think of braces as a teenage experience, so it can be surprising to learn that the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that children have an initial orthodontic consultation by age seven. There are certain types of orthodontic problems...

Braces Tips

Once you make the decision to get braces, there are certain responsibilities that come along with them. Regular brushing, flossing and eating a proper diet are just a few of the ways to maintain braces. Sometimes, even with the best care, wires can poke the inside of...

Make Brushing Enjoyable for Kids

Though it can seem like a boring task, brushing can be made to be fun. The first thing you should do is be the kind of brusher you want your child to be. You can explain to your child why you brush your teeth twice a day and how important it is to practice good...

Do You Need to See Your Dentist During Orthodontic Treatment?

The answer is “YES”! Patients may assume they don’t need to see their general dentist during orthodontic treatment, since they see Dr. Hassey for orthodontic check-ups regularly, but everyone should visit their dentist for a routine cleaning every six months. It is...

What does NASA have to do with your braces?

When you think of NASA, you probably imagine spaceships and moon walking — but did you know that NASA technology is also used in orthodontics? NASA invented the wires that are used in your treatment. The wiring used for braces contains a certain amount of nickel...

Traveling Hassey 2019

Pick up (or download) a Traveling Hassey. Cut, color and decorate him. It doesn't matter if you go near or far this summer, take a picture with your Hassey! Email your picture to caminorealortho@gmail.com. We will upload your Traveling Hassey submission on to our...

Let's build a better smile together

Request an Appointment Today

Contact Us

3144 El Camino Real, Suite 205
Carlsbad, CA 92008
P: 760.434.2288
F: 760.434.2200

La Costa

6994 El Camino Real, Suite 101
Carlsbad, CA 92009
P: 760.434.2288


Admin Login