Orthodontic Services Long Beach, CA

Dr. Garlington is a highly skilled orthodontist offering a range of services to help patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. Orthodontics isn’t just about straightening teeth. It also involves correcting bite issues, improving oral health, and boosting confidence. With this process, our Long Beach patients can feel changes in their mental and overall health as well. No matter the treatment you choose, you can trust Dr. Garlington to help you achieve your best smile.

Orthodontic Services in Long Beach, CA

Why Orthodontics?

Orthodontics offers numerous benefits that go beyond just having a straight smile. Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean. This can reduce your risk of cavities and gum disease. As a result, this can lead to better overall oral health. Orthodontic treatment can also correct bite issues, improving chewing, speaking, and jaw function. Additionally, a well-aligned smile enhances appearance, boosting self-esteem and confidence.

Orthodontics can prevent more serious issues later in life. This can ensure long-term dental health and contribute to a better quality of life.

Our Orthodontic Services in Long Beach, CA

Regardless of your alignment issues, our team has a solution for you. 

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are one of the most common and effective ways to correct many dental issues. They use metal brackets attached to the teeth and connected by a thin wire. Metal braces are highly effective at treating a wide range of dental problems like crowded teeth, gaps, and bite issues. 

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces but are made from clear or tooth-colored materials. This makes them less noticeable. Ceramic braces blend in with your teeth, making them less visible. With ceramic braces, patients experience less irritation to their gums and cheeks because ceramic braces are smooth. 


Invisalign is a popular choice for both teens and adults who want a discreet and comfortable way to straighten their teeth. This process uses a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom-made for your teeth. Most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them. These are more comfortable than braces with metal brackets and wires.

Invisalign Teen

Invisalign Teen is specifically designed for teenagers. It includes special features to ensure that treatment stays on track, such as blue compliance indicators. These fade over time to show if your teen wears the aligners as recommended. Invisalign Teen includes up to six replacement aligners in case any are lost or damaged. Teens can straighten their teeth without the noticeable appearance of metal braces, boosting their confidence during a crucial time in their lives.

Digital Orthodontics

Dr. Garlington uses the latest digital technology to provide precise and efficient orthodontic care. Our team uses to improve your experience. 

  • Digital X-Rays
  • Digital Scans
  • Virtual Care


After your clear aligner treatment, you’ll need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in their new position. Otherwise, you may lose all the progress you made. 

Emergency Orthodontic Treatment

If you have an emergency while wearing dental appliances, we are here to help. While some issues, like mild discomfort, can wait for a regular appointment, there are some situations that need immediate care. If you have a bracket fall off or have an accident, Dr. Garlington will need to see you quickly.