Bruce Vafa DDS.
Smile Angels of Beverly Hills
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Quality Orthodontic Care
A crooked smile can be charming in its own way, but it can cause problems with your dental and overall health. When your top and bottom teeth do not fit together properly, your teeth are said to be maloccluded. This can include crossbites, overbites and underbites. Maloccluded teeth can be more prone to damage and TMJ disorders, or disorders of the jaw joint. Misaligned teeth or teeth that are crooked, improperly spaced or otherwise improperly aligned can also create issues. Your teeth may be difficult to keep clean and more prone to plaque and tartar buildup, which can lead to decay and gum disease. If you have misaligned teeth or a maloccluded bite, our Beverly Hills orthodontics expert can help.
We offer several orthodontic treatment options. Our expert in orthodontics in Beverly Hills, in the heart of Los Angeles, will work closely with you to determine the best treatment option. Invisalign or ClearCorrect can be a great choice for many teens and adults with minor to moderate orthodontic problems. Patients with more serious orthodontic issues may be candidates for traditional, Damon or colored braces. Early treatment is available for children, which can help prevent or minimize future orthodontic problems.
If you are a candidate for orthodontics, our Beverly Hills orthodontist will begin with a comprehensive evaluation. We will examine your teeth, bite and gums. Dental X-rays, images, impressions and other records may be taken. After determining the best course of treatment, we will explain all your options. Alternative treatment options are often available, and we can help you make the best decision for you or your child.
The treatment process can take from six months to several years depending on the type and severity of the problem and your treatment method. Throughout your treatment, we encourage you to follow all recommendations, which can keep your smile healthy and ensure the most attractive results. Good dental hygiene is critical, and you may need to use special flossing tools, or floss threaders, if you have traditional braces, to ensure that you are able to remove all debris and buildup between the teeth. Contact our office today to find out more or to schedule an appointment with our orthodontist in Beverly Hills, in the heart of Los Angeles.