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Your First Orthodontic Visit

By Jared Lee | May 14, 2019

Making the decision to begin orthodontic treatment is exciting. Working towards improving your oral health and achieving a straighter smile is something to celebrate! But braces and aligners are a big commitment, and it’s not unusual to find yourself feeling a little nervous about all the journey ahead. Dr. Jared Lee and the rest of Read More

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The 5 Best Foods for Braces

By Jared Lee | March 18, 2019

Choosing orthodontic treatment with braces is exciting, but it also brings quite a few changes to your life. Many are relatively small, but some can be a little more substantial, such as food restrictions. In order to protect your teeth and your braces, you’ll need to steer clear of certain foods until treatment is complete. Read More

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Top Tips To Keep Your Smile In Shape in 2019

By Jared Lee | January 30, 2019

Now that the holiday season has passed, it’s the perfect time to think about making positive changes in our lives. Even if you aren’t a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, there’s something about the start of a new year that inspires us to reset our habits, whether it’s losing weight, exercising more, or even Read More

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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

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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