Trusted Orthodontics in Myrtle Beach
We are proud to serve orthodontic patients of all ages from the Carolina Forest area in communities such as Conway, and Myrtle Beach.
107 Surgeons Dr
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Your orthodontist in Myrtle Beach
Dr. Faja-Fernandez graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Francis Marion University. He then earned his Doctorate of Dental Science from the Medical University of South Carolina, followed by his Certificate in Orthodontics from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Faja-Fernandez frequently takes continuing education courses to stay up-to-date on the latest orthodontic technologies such as diode lasers, temporary anchorage devices, and fixed appliances.
Dr. Faja-Fernandez is a member of the following professional organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontics
- Southern Association of Orthodontics
- South Carolina Association of Orthodontics
- American Dental Association
- South Carolina Dental Association
- Part-Time Faculty at the Orthodontic Department at MUSC.
Braces in Myrtle Beach
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. The metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with our doctor, these components work together to apply gentle pressure, which will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Braces in Myrtle Beach are an excellent choice for correcting a number of tooth issues, from simple to complex. Braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can. This makes Myrtle Beach braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget. In addition, because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time can be slightly reduced.
Invisalign in Myrtle Beach
Rather than brackets and bands, the Myrtle Beach Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually 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 might not be a great option for more complex cases. Invisalign is at its most efficient when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues. A free consultation with Seabreeze Orthodontics will be able to help determine if Invisalign is right for you.
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 must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment so they can do their job. Patients who neglect to wear their aligners as directed can have a negative impact on the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Braces and Invisalign in Myrtle Beach: 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 office for a complimentary consultation, you’ll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs such as your unique tooth shape, lip movement, and the shape of your face. Basing your treatment on this guarantees that your treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face.
To learn more about orthodontics in Myrtle Beach, click here to schedule your free consultation with Seabreeze Orthodontics.