107 Surgeons Dr,
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Monday: 8am to 5pm
Tuesday 8am to 5pm
Wednesday: 8am to 5pm
Your Conway orthodontist
Dr. Faja- Fernandez earned his Bachelor of Science in biology from Francis Marion University and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. He then went on to earn his Certificate in Orthodontics from the Medical University of South Carolina. He attends continuing education courses on a regular basis in order to provide his with patients with the best care possible.
He is a member of the following professional organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Southern Association of Orthodontists
- South Carolina Association of Orthodontists
- South Carolina Dental Association
- Part-Time faculty at the Orthodontic Dept at MUSC
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient and effective orthodontic tools in use. The metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with Dr. Faja-Fernandez, these parts work together to apply gentle pressure, which will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Conway braces are a great choice for fixing many tooth issues, both simple and complex. Because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time can be slightly reduced. Braces also don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can. This makes Conway braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
Instead of brackets and bands, the Conway Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to slowly but consistently move the teeth into alignment. This option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps the teeth moving in the right direction! Aligners have to be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment in order for them to do their job. Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as directed can have a negative impact on the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is most effective when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues. For certain complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A free consultation with Seabreeze Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Conway Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
Our skilled doctor and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see. When you visit our Conway office for a free consultation, you’ll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!