107 Surgeons Dr
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Wednesday: 8 am-5 pm
Your orthodontist in Myrtle Beach, SC
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:
Why an Orthodontist in Myrtle Beach SC? Orthodontist vs. Dentist
An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an orthodontist. Not every dentist is qualified to be an orthodontist, but every orthodontist starts as a dentist. Dr. Faja-Fernandez, like all orthodontists, had to continue his formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the license and certification. Dr. Faja-Fernandez has spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth, as have all Orthodontists. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to execute the treatment plan.
Braces in Myrtle Beach, SC
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. Braces in Myrtle Beach, SC, are an excellent choice for correcting many 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, SC, braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget. Also, because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time can may be shorter.
Invisalign in Myrtle Beach, SC
Rather than brackets and bands, the Myrtle Beach, SC Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to move the teeth into alignment gradually. This option is 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 series. This keeps the teeth moving in the right direction! You must wear your aligners 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment so they can do their job. Patients who neglect to wear their aligners as directed can hurt the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Testimonials from Myrtle Beach, SC orthodontist patients
Dr. Juan and his staff are GREAT! Dr. Juan is confidently achieving what other orthodontists were skeptical about. Rather than let my son finish growing and then BREAKING his jaw to correct his bite, we decided to take Dr. Juan's approach and correct AS HE GROWS. I know he may never have a perfect bite, but I am ecstatic with the results so far! I highly recommend Seabreeze Orthodontics! - Laura
I had such a great experience here! Typically I use the orthodontist in my home state when necessary, but in an emergency, I nervously looked for one in the area and found Seabreeze. The staff was super friendly and got me in on short notice. Dr. Faja was super personable, didn't finish his work until I felt delighted, and the price was reasonable! I will return here for any of my orthodontic needs. - Brooke