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Chula Vista Orthodontist | Chula Vista dental care | CA | Your First Visit

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Your First Visit                                     

Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that deals specifically with the diagnosis and treatment of dental and associated facial irregularities. These may involve crowded, protruding and misaligned teeth as well as poor or mismatched jaw relationships.

We feel that orthodontic treatment plays an important role in the achievement of good dental and oral health as well as creating an attractive smile, which is very important in the development of one's self esteem.

Our services include comprehensive orthodontic treatment for adults and children of all ages, child interceptive treatment, jaw orthopedics, and cosmetic orthodontics.

At your first visit, we will ask you to complete a patient information form. This form will ask you to include your medical and dental records and insurance information.

Dr. Prater will conduct a complete orthodontic clinical exam. She will discuss with you any problems that are discovered and describe the necessary corrective treatment.

This exam will include an analysis of your:

  • Teeth and how they fit together
  • Upper jaw
  • Lower jaw
  • Smile line
  • Ability to chew


Dr. Prater's goal is to maximize the benefits of orthodontics by creating a beautiful smile that is in harmony with your facial structure, enhances proper chewing function and improves your self esteem.

Dr. Prater is committed to providing you the best care possible by using low dose digital radiography and completed treatment imagery to diagnose and help you understand the treatment.

You will also receive an approximate fee and estimate of treatment time. There is no charge for your initial examinations. For patients whose growth and development need to be monitored prior to treatment, there is no charge for periodic appointment supervision.

If you're interested in improving your facial esthetics, please schedule a complementary consultation now to meet Dr. Prater.


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.