Dr. Lee with a patient

Halloween Survival Guide

By Jared Lee | October 18, 2018

Halloween is right around the corner, and while most of us are excited about the fun costumes, fall festivals, and bowls full of candy we know is coming, this time of year can be a source of anxiety for parents who have kids in braces. If you have a child undergoing orthodontic treatment, you may Read More

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How To Choose Colors For Your Braces

By Jared Lee | September 28, 2018

Braces have long been one of the most effective tools we have for correcting misaligned teeth and jaws and straightening smiles. While we may refer to them as “traditional,” there’s nothing “traditional” about the metal braces we use here at Dr. Jared Lee Orthodontics. Our practice takes advantage of the advances made in orthodontic technology Read More

Dr. Lee with a patient

Back To School With Braces

By Jared Lee | August 31, 2018

It seems like we blinked, and summer was over! Although there’s technically another few weeks until the first official day of fall, school is back in session, which means we’ll be putting our sandals and shorts away before you know it. But before we drag our jackets out of the closet and start getting ready Read More

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The History of Braces

By Jared Lee | April 16, 2018

Orthodontics might seem ultra modern, but they have been around just as long as the pyramids of Ancient Egypt. Orthodontics gradually developed into the sophisticated practice it is today with the help of varied devices and techniques. It is not surprising that the history of orthodontics goes back thousands of years as poorly aligned teeth Read More

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Invisalign Teen

By Jared Lee | March 13, 2018

Braces and teenagers have gone hand in hand for years. A lot of our friends and us had them growing up. Sometimes they were so commonplace that they were not something that anyone was teased about. The same might not be said for others. The discomfort and annoyances that went along with having metal brackets Read More

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Orthodontics for All Ages

By Jared Lee | February 20, 2018

A common question we get before a free consultation is, “Am I too old for orthodontic treatment?” At Oxnard Orthodontics and Santa Paula Orthodontics, we treat patients of all ages! As long as your teeth are healthy, it’s never too late to straighten them. In fact, taking action at any age can help prevent oral Read More

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Dentist vs. Orthodontist For Braces

By Jared Lee | January 31, 2018

Have you recently been told your child would benefit from treatment with braces? Or perhaps you’re considering braces for yourself? If so, you may be wondering if this is something your own dentist can do, or if you’ll need to see an orthodontist. After all, you’re already familiar with your dentist’s office, and you might Read More

Girl with braces smiling

Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment

By Jared Lee | December 27, 2017

When thinking ahead about your child’s smile, let the phrase “timing is everything” be your guide. Planning orthodontic treatment for your child can be confusing and stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! By following the recommendation of the American Association of Orthodontists that all children have their first orthodontic consultation by age seven, many Read More

Young girl with braces smiling

What Is Orthodontics?

By Jared Lee | November 29, 2017

Most people have heard the term orthodontics, although they may not know what it actually means. This sometimes even applies to orthodontic patients sometimes! It’s important to all of us here at Santa Paula Ortho and Oxnard Ortho that the patients and families we work with are educated on exactly what we do so that they Read More

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Can I Eat Candy With Braces?

By Jared Lee | October 15, 2017

Dr. Jared Lee and the experience staffs of Oxnard Orthodontics in Oxnard CA and Santa Paula Orthodontics in Santa Paula CA have the knowledge and skill to answer all of your questions about undergoing orthodontic treatment. One of the most common questions they receive is “can I eat candy with braces?” The truth isn’t so Read More