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Chula Vista Orthodontist | Chula Vista dental care | CA | Services

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Our office provides orthodontic treatment for young children and adults. Our guidelines established by the American Association of Orthodontists recommend an orthodontic evaluation take place at age 7 for all children. This evaluation can help to determine the best time to begin any necessary treatment. Clear or metal braces may be selected, according to your personal choice.

Many progressive treatments are now available for patients 7 to 11 years of age which provide significant benefits, especially when jaw irregularities are present. These treatments may also prevent certain conditions from worsening. Treating children with these types of problems during their growth stages allows our practice to achieve results that may not be possible when face and jaw bones have fully developed. This early treatment can simplify or eliminate additional treatment for the child.

Dr. Prater's commitment to a rigorous schedule of continuing education, both nationally and internationally, ensures that state of the art treatment is provided at all times. The level for treatment of young patients at her practice creates a nurturing environment that feels as if we are your extended family.

Orthodontic problems, which can result from genetic and environmental factors, must be diagnosed before treatment begins. Proper diagnosis involves taking photographs, x-rays and dental impressions which enable our practice to make informative decisions about the form of treatment necessary.

Depending on age and the severity of the orthodontic problem, treatment typically lasts from 6 to 30 months. Outstanding results are also dependent on maximizing the coordination of care between you and our practice.


We invite you to visit our office for a complimentary initial evaluation, and welcome an opportunity to take care of your orthodontic needs.


Chula Vista Orthodontist. Dr. Shahrzad Prater is a specialist in orthodontics who specializes in braces for all ages, clear Braces and retainers to the following locations: Chula Vista, Eastlake, Bonita, Otay Mesa, Imperial Beach, Paradise Valley, National City, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, La Mesa, Mission Valley, San Diego, El Cajon, Santee, and Lakeside, CA.