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5 Essential Care Tips for Metal Braces

Having a set of metal braces isn’t always easy. Not only do they require careful cleaning, but extra thought must go into your diet and daily lifestyle to ensure no damages occur. But to get the most out of your orthodontic treatment plan, follow all recommended advice from Dr. Kurt Stormberg and our team of

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5 Tips to Speed Your Recovery After Jaw Surgery

When you have an idea of how things may happen, you may be able to remain relaxed. With Stormberg Orthodontics, you will be provided with the most up-to-date information concerning jaw surgery as well as providing you with some great tips concerning your recovery from jaw surgery, such as the five tips below.

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Braces: The Ultimate Christmas Holiday Gift

If you contact Stormberg Orthodontics for braces, you will have a thorough, professional evaluation with information regarding your personal treatment, financial obligations, insurance summary, scheduling needs and cooperation required for a successful outcome.

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Comfort Tips For Your Palatal Expander

A palatal expander can fix a variety of oral issues; this includes creating room for overcrowded teeth, widening the upper jaw to fit properly over the lower jaw. There are things you can do to ease the discomfort of a new appliances. At Stormberg Orthodontics, we want all patients to feel comfortable following their treatment plans.

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6 Things To Know About Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Many adults think that they don’t need braces, or that they’re too old to get them. That can be farther from the truth! Many adults can (and in some cases, should) get braces or other types of orthodontic treatment. At Stormberg Orthodontics, we see adult patients all the time!

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Brushing & Flossing

Patients often ask for the most effective way to keep their teeth healthy and vibrant for years to come. We believe in foundational habits practiced daily to create positive outcomes. More specifically, here’s why brushing and flossing are critical for a beautiful smile.

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Foods to Avoid

When it comes to protecting your teeth and orthodontia, common sense will usually tell you what foods and beverages to stay away from. For the most part, though, the main categories to avoid include: hard foods, sticky foods and foods high in sugar.

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Brace Color Chooser

One of our most popular treatments are traditional metal braces, which we use for patients of all ages to improve their bite and enhance their smile. Our La Mesa office offers over 20 color options, so that you customize your smile at each appointment.

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Things You Need to Know Before & After Jaw Surgery

Going into any surgery can be scary. With any oral surgery, any patient should be prepared to mentally and physically. While this can seem overwhelming, you can take certain steps to ensure that your surgery goes smoothly. At Stormberg Orthodontics, we want all patients to feel as comfortable as they can before, during, and after jaw surgery.

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7 FAQs Every Parent Has About Invisalign

Invisalign is one of the most popular, innovative ways to straighten teeth, and is taking off among teenagers and adults alike because of its nearly invisible appearance, comfort, and reliability. Today Dr. Kurt Stormberg of Stormberg Orthodontics in La Mesa, CA answers parents’ frequently asked questions about Invisalign Teen

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Use And Care Of Rapid Palatal Expander

Proper care for a non-removable oral appliance, such as a palatal expander, can take some extra time. But don’t worry! Stormberg Orthodontics has some tips and tricks to help anyone who is wearing rapid palatal expanders

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Why Wear Retainers After Braces

Finally getting your braces off is exciting. After a long time, you are able to see your teeth again. And while you can celebrate this achievement, it’s important to know that treatment is not over. Retention is one of the most important phases of orthodontic treatment.

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Spring Time & Braces

Spring is here and now is a great time to prepare for the summer, especially since life is resuming back to normal! With a busy schedule during the summer, such as graduations, camp, summer school, vacations, going outdoors, it is easy to forget about the importance of taking care of your braces.

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About DR. Stormberg

Dr. Stormberg is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists and is one of the top 1% North American Super Elite Invisalign & Invisalign Teen providers.  He continually strives to provide the highest quality of orthodontic care to his patients. Dr. Kurt Stormberg is the past president of the San Diego County Dental Society and is also the past president of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, which is a professional organization of orthodontic specialists whose mission is to help its members provide the highest level of care to the public!

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