As an orthodontist, Dr. David Alpan specializes in helping patients obtain straighter, more beautiful, and more functional smiles by correcting teeth misalignment. For many patients, mainly adults, wearing metal brackets and wires isn’t an ideal option, especially if the goal is to increase the patient’s confidence in his smile. To address the dual concerns of crooked teeth and the prospect of wearing braces, your Beverly Hills orthodontist often recommends Invisalign clear braces. The innovative orthodontic appliances can straighten your teeth with amazing results, and without the need for conspicuous metal components. Continue reading How Invisalign Works Without Braces
Occlusion describes the manner in which your teeth fit together. When your jaw is closed, your upper front teeth should protrude ever so slightly in front of your lower front teeth. The chewing surfaces of your teeth should also align comfortably with the chewing surfaces of their opposites. This balance helps your jaw move smoothly along its joints, and allows teeth to evenly disperse the pressure of your bite to minimize impact and avoid damage. When teeth aren’t aligned properly, a condition known as malocclusion, a patient’s bite is imbalanced, and teeth can become excessively worn from exposure to undue pressure. The jaw’s joints can also become damaged, leading to debilitating discomfort in the form of TMJ disorder. If you suffer from malocclusion, then Los Angeles orthodontist, Dr. David Alpan, can personally design an appropriate course of treatment to correct your crooked teeth and preserve your smile’s beauty and function. Continue reading Malocclusion—Why Adults Need an Orthodontist
If you are an adult with misaligned teeth, chances are you’ve wanted to straighten them for a long time. While traditional metal braces may be fine for teen-agers and young adults, at this stage in your adult life, metal braces may not be a viable option. Many adults would rather hide their crooked teeth than live with a mouthful of metal – even temporarily. Luckily, Beverly Hills, and Los Angeles orthodontist Dr. David Alpan offers several alternatives to conventional metal braces: Damon Clear Braces, Incognito Hidden Braces, and Invisalign. Continue reading Beverly Hills Orthodontist Offers Braces for Adults
It is never too late to perfect your smile, and straight teeth can improve an adult’s social and professional life. Still, many adults are apprehensive when making a decision to undergo an orthodontic procedure. Because of this, Dr. David Alpan seeks to address your concerns and questions regarding braces.
Aren’t I too old for braces?
People of all ages rely on orthodontic treatment to help them achieve the straight, beautiful smile they’ve always wanted. Properly aligned teeth increase confidence, but braces help patients attain more than an aesthetically pleasing smile. Crooked teeth can have adverse effects to the way you chew and talk. The effects worsen over time, and crooked teeth can contribute to periodontal disease and premature wear of tooth enamel. Many adults choose braces to straighten their teeth. In fact, one-third of our patients are adults. Continue reading “How Much Do Braces Cost?”
Orthodontic treatment for children is pretty easy, for the most part. Kids may feel a bit self-conscious wearing metal braces, but childhood is a great time for orthodontic treatment because it is a time of development when this type of treatment is expected. Adulthood, on the other hand, is a more difficult time to receive orthodontic treatment. Many people find it strange when an adult wears braces, making the entire process more emotionally trying. As a result, many adults avoid orthodontics altogether, despite dreaming of a beautiful smile. Thankfully, though, there is a solution. Invisalign has created braces for adults. Read below as your Los Angeles orthodontist, Dr. David Alpan, explains how these braces take the embarrassment out of orthodontics. Continue reading Los Angeles Orthodontist Has the Ideal Braces for Adults
Everyone wants a beautiful smile. In fact, a recent Kelton Research study shows that people with even, bright smiles are considered more attractive and successful. Crooked or crowded teeth may cause embarrassment and prevent people from enjoying a perfect smile. Fortunately, at Alpan Orthodontics, we offer the latest in inconspicuous smile enhancement. In today’s blog, your Los Angeles orthodontist, Dr. David Alpan, discusses the advantages of our orthodontic procedures.
Do you want a beautiful smile but don’t want to endure a mouth filled with metal braces? Then you’re in luck. Alpan Orthodontics offers clear alternatives to traditional braces. With Invisalign and Incognito Hidden Braces, you can receive practically invisible smile enhancement. In today’s blog, your Los Angeles orthodontist, Dr. David Alpan, answers questions about these breakthrough orthodontic procedures.
We understand that no one is particularly excited to receive braces. While dental misalignment can be embarrassing, many adults feel braces could be just as damaging to their image. Fortunately, at Alpan Orthodontics, we offer a clear and comfortable method of smile enhancement. In today’s blog, your Los Angeles orthodontist, Dr. David Alpan, answers common questions about the benefits of Invisalign.
When many people think of braces, they envision children with bright, happy, slightly-crooked, and metal-clad smiles. It’s true that a large portion of orthodontic care is aimed at children whose teeth and jaws are still developing, but adults suffer from malocclusion (a crooked bite), as well, and correcting it is equally as important. If confidence in your appearance plays a significant role in your personal and/or professional life, then the thought of metal braces may not appeal to your desire for self-improvement. With a variety of adult braces from your Beverly Hills orthodontist, Dr. David Alpan, you can choose a discrete orthodontic option that straightens your teeth while remaining incognito to those around you.
Braces That None Can See
Ideally, patients shouldn’t sacrifice confidence for straighter smiles. The goal of adult orthodontics is to achieve the balance and symmetry a mouth requires to function properly while allowing the patient to retain confidence during treatment. Continue reading When Adults Need Braces in Beverly Hills
Recently, a study conducted by Wakefield Research revealed that over a third of Americans are unhappy with their smiles. Dental misalignment, including crooked and crowded teeth, hinders the appearance of our smiles. Fortunately, at Alpan Orthodontics, we can correct dental imperfections. In today’s blog, your Beverly Hills orthodontist, Dr. David Alpan, explains how our orthodontic procedures can transform your smile.