Is Malocclusion Causing Your Headache?

La Mesa Headache Relief Are you a San Diego adult who suffers with chronic headaches? Have you tried Imitrex, diet adjustments, and chiropractic treatment? Perhaps the cause is not stress-induced tension, spine alignment or eyestrain. Maybe the culprit is right under your nose.

Bite misalignment or malocclusion is a common San Diego problem that often goes undetected. Nature intended the front teeth to fit slightly forward from the lower teeth. With a perfect bite, the molars fit together like precision gears.

Malocclusion can cause headaches, tooth loosening, tooth fracture, and in extreme cases, difficulty chewing, speaking or breathing.

San Diego invisible braces are an effective solution for most bite problems. Invisalign braces not only move teeth, they can also correct the position and function of the joints, muscles and bones in the jaw. In cases of extreme malocclusion, jaw surgery in San Diego may be necessary.

Not all San Diego cosmetic dentists treat bite problems. At Jeff Gray DDS we treat all types of malocclusion including overbite, underbite and crossbite. For an affordable San Diego cosmetic dentistry consultation, call us at 619-337-7700.

Jeff Gray DDS offers technologically-advanced dentistry in a friendly environment. We offer smile whitening, veneers, tooth-colored fillings and dental implants. To learn more about our dental philosophy and available procedures, see https://www.smilesandiego.com/meet-dr-jeff-gray/.

Dr. Jeff Gray is a proud member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.


Bright Purple Mouth When You Smile In La Mesa?

La Mesa Invisalign Remember when San Diego adolescents undergoing orthodontic treatment were mortified by their metal mouth? Thankfully, those days are over. The La Mesa teens of today wear their braces proudly and make no effort to hide them. They know they don’t need to wait until their teeth are aligned to flaunt a striking smile; they enjoy flashing their brightly-colored braces in all their glory.

Another plus? Just as they mix and match their clothes and shoes, teens can change their wires and bands every time they visit their San Diego dentist or orthodontist. Braces have become another fun way for La Mesa fashion-forward teens to express their personality.

Of course, there are still some kids (and many adults!) that are not thrilled about having metallic fuchsia bands and neon yellow wires adorning their teeth. Discrete Invisalign aligners are virtually undetectable and straighten teeth just as quickly and effectively as metal braces. Another benefit of the Invisalign system is that the aligners are not permanently attached to the teeth. Invisalign aligners are easily slipped out for brushing, flossing, meals, and sports. If your La Mesa child plays a musical instrument that defies traditional braces, Invisalign invisible braces may be the best option.

If you or one of your children need orthodontic treatment in the La Mesa area, call Jeff Gray DDS at 619-337-7700 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeff Gray. Jeff Gray DDS is located at 8555 Fletcher Parkway #102, La Mesa, CA. We also provide comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry. If you need affordable state-of-the-art dental care in La Mesa, let us tell you about our financing options.

Whatever your age, if you want to straighten your teeth, we have wires and bands to match every outfit in your closet!


Clear Braces – Nearly Invisible Teeth Straightening for La Mesa Adults

Clear Braces - Nearly Invisible Teeth Straightening for La Mesa Adults If you want to straighten your teeth or correct a bite problem, you have more orthodontic options in La Mesa than ever before. The current menu of orthodontic treatments requires a whole new glossary. Here are some of the common orthodontia terms heard around La Mesa.

Lingual Braces and Invisible Braces
These are sometimes described as ‘braces behind the teeth’. These braces are just as effective at realigning adult teeth as the traditional ‘metal and wires’ kind but are almost completely hidden. Many La Mesa adults and teens who straighten their teeth choose this type of orthodontia.

Invisalign invisible braces work great for many La Mesa braces patients. To find out if lingual braces are the best type for your teeth, lifestyle and budget, schedule an orthodontic consultation at Jeff Gray DDS by calling 619-337-7700. We can help you determine which type of adults braces system is right for you and your smile.

Traditional and Clear Retainers
Once a La Mesa clear braces or traditional braces patient has completed treatment, retainers must be worn regularly to keep the beautiful straight teeth in their corrected position. There are several types of retainers available for La Mesa cosmetic dental patients. The time-tested Hawley retainer consists of a metal wire that surrounds the teeth and keeps them from shifting. The metal wire is attached to a molded acrylic form that fits snugly in the upper mouth (palate) or lower mouth.

Clear retainers are newer on the La Mesa orthodontic scene. They cover the teeth like a see-through glove and do not need metal bows or clasps. Some San Diego retainer wearers believe clear retainers are more comfortable than Hawley retainers.

You don’t need to suffer with a mouth full of metal to get the beautiful teeth you are seeking. Let us help you develop a custom cosmetic dentistry treatment plan for your smile.

Jeff Gray DDS

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619-337-7700


Bright and Healthy Smiles

It doesn’t take a great deal of research to understand that bright and healthy smiles are more attractive. Everybody in California likes to see a great smile, and having a great smile is not only healthy for your mouth, but healthy for your self esteem, too.

I’m Dr. Jeff Gray, DDS, and I am a Doctor serving the La Mesa community with dental services including sedation dentistry. We call our practice ‘Jeff Gray DDS’ and we provide dental services to the greater San Diego area from our dental office in La Mesa.

If you are looking for a dentist in the La Mesa area, including San Diego. Alpine, or Santee, please contact us. I am currently accepting new California dental patients and would love to share with you some new and inexpensive ways to improve your bright and healthy smile.

I know the value of a bright and healthy smile, and can help you improve your smile with our California dentistry services including sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and Invisalign; just three of the many dental services we provide at Jeff Gray DDS.

Give me a call today, I am looking forward to hearing from you.


Straighten Teeth Fast in La Mesa

Color Braces Poorly aligned teeth? Think it takes forever for braces to straighten them? Think again. There are many new types of braces available in La Mesa. In some cases, teeth can be straightened in a few months and then, with braces off–a fantastic new smile.

If you are considering straightening your teeth, come into Jeff Gray DDS in La Mesa for an orthodontic consultation. We can discuss the new types of braces. Dr. Jeff Gray will explain the pros and cons of each type and recommend the most effective (and quickest!) system for your teeth.

The first things most adult San Diego teeth-straightening clients ask about are the newer systems, sometimes called clear braces and adults braces. Invisalign and damon braces are two brand names of alternative orthodontic systems popular in San Diego. Many of our adult orthodontic patients have been embarrassed by their crooked teeth for many years and have developed a habit of covering their mouth when they smile. It is great to see them smiling confidently after they have completed treatment.

Younger clients usually have a different attitude about braces. They seem to consider braces more like a fashion accessory and are not afraid to show them off. San Diego area teens are interested in color braces and colored rubber bands braces. During orthodontic consultations, they usually ask about the possibility of a clear retainer to maintain teeth alignment after their braces have done their job.

Jeff Gray DDS
619-337-7700

-We Bring Smiles To Life