Braces might be considered a rite of passage for young people, much like getting a first driver's license. An array of wires, brackets, and springs provide combinations for numerous treatment scenarios. Sometimes clear ceramic brackets can help hide the hardware, leading to an ideal outcome with minimal display during the process. Dr. Balabegian will help you explore the options and timing if braces fit your treatment scenario.

While orthodontics can solve nearly every possible tooth alignment problem, successful treatment relies on good patient compliance. Wearing elastic bands consistently, keeping follow-up appointments for adjustments, and practicing outstanding home care can lead to a positive outcome. This commitment involves frequent preventive visits with your hygienist as well, a strategy that helps avoid cavities around brackets. The Sherman Oaks Dental team specializes in helping our orthodontic patients enjoy a successful outcome: a gorgeous, healthy smile.

Orthodontics with braces involves teeth straightening and jaw alignment, combining beauty and function. Identifying problems early in development may allow easier treatment with better results. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children to have an orthodontic consultation at the age of 7 years old, but it's never too late to discuss ways to enhance smile!.