Dental Braces

Metal braces are the most widely used system of straitening teeth. Our new mini metal brackets are a more aesthetic solution and offer all the versatility of traditional metal brackets.

Clear Braces

Radiance clear braces are a great method of inconspicuous orthodontics without compromising results.


Invisalign is an alternative to braces. They are virtually invisible, which means that most people won’t even notice them!

Early Treatment

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children 7 years of age or older should be evaluated by an orthodontist to determine if treatment is necessary.

Before and After

View our gallery of before and after shots and see the results for yourself.

Carlsbad & La Costa Orthodontics

Full Smile Orthodontics is the office of Dr. Kory McHenry and Dr. Daniel Adams. Located in Carlsbad, California, we service the surrounding cities - including La Costa, Encinitas, Oceanside, San Marcos, Solano Beach, Leucadia, Vista, and San Elijo Hills.

We utilize the latest technological advances in the industry, along with the latest in computer technology to ensure that you receive the most effective and advanced care possible. Our practice's top priority is to provide you the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment.

Common Orthodontic Questions:

  • What is an Orthodontist?
    An orthodontist is a dental specialist that has not only completed college and 4 years of dental school, but has also completed an additional 2 to 3 years residency program accredited by the ADA of advanced education in orthodontics.
  • What makes a good orthodontist?
    While patients are more likely to understand good service than they are excellent treatment, a good orthodontist is able to combine the two.
  • Why do people need braces?
    Through orthodontic treatment, problems like crooked or crowded teeth, overbites or underbites, incorrect jaw position and disorders of the jaw joints are corrected.
  • When should kids get braces?
    According to the American Society of Orthodontists, an orthodontist should examine most children by the age of seven.
  • Can adults get braces?
    It's never too late to perfect your smile -- just ask the increasing number of adults who are rushing to the orthodontist.
  • American Association of Orthodontists FAQs
    Visit the official site of the American Association of Orthodontists to read more commonly asked questions about braces and orthodontics.