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
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Typically one of the first questions we receive from a new patient is: “How much will this cost?” While orthodontic work can be expensive, you are obtaining a lifetime of improved dental health. After all, misalignment makes thorough brushing and flossing difficult, providing a number of places for bacteria to hide. Even smiles free of crowding or misalignment are more beautiful and less likely to develop tooth decay or gum disease, as long as you practice good oral hygiene. In order to protect your smile without busting your budget, Alpan Orthodontics provides a number of options for making braces more affordable. In today’s blog, your Beverly Hills orthodontist, Dr. David Alpan, offers a fun and informative quiz on affordable orthodontics.
The smile of a child is a treasure that parents cherish. However, you may have already noticed some signs of misalignment in that special smile. If so, the time may have come to consider orthodontic treatment. For a list of reasons why children and braces go together so well, read the following information provided by your Los Angeles CA orthodontist, Dr. David Alpan. Continue reading Los Angeles CA Orthodontist Discusses Children and Braces
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.
Other than the fact that crooked teeth can diminish a smile’s visual appeal, how much do you know about malocclusion? Many patients who seek orthodontic treatment to correct misaligned teeth are motivated by cosmetic reasons and wish to improve their confidence in their smiles. However, those who decide that crooked teeth don’t look so bad, and therefore ignore correcting them, do a great disservice to their long-term oral health. Your Beverly Hills orthodontist, Dr. David Alpan, presents important information about crooked teeth in the form of a fun and enlightening quiz.
What Do You Know About Crooked Teeth?
1.) What’s the most effective method for straightening crooked teeth?
a.) Braces c.) Dental bonding
b.) Porcelain veneers d.) Improved dental hygiene Continue reading Beverly Hills Orthodontist’s Malocclusion Quiz
Simply put, orthodontics is the art of straightening crooked teeth, often through the use of braces. Many people are familiar with the concept of orthodontic treatment and the dramatic results that braces can provide. However, fewer people understand how the orthodontic appliances successfully move teeth, which are rooted in the jawbone, without damaging surrounding oral structures. Your Los Angeles orthodontist, Dr. David Alpan, explores the components of metal braces, and the slow process that allows them to create beautiful, straight smiles out of crooked and misaligned teeth.
What are Metal Braces Made Of?
Typical metal braces consist of three basic components;
Brackets—bonded to each tooth’s surface
Arch wires—placed over the brackets; provide the necessary force for moving teeth
Ligature ties—also known as “O-rings” for their circular shape; hold arch wires in place and are changed when braces are tightened Continue reading L.A. Orthodontist Explains How Metal Metal Braces Work
As a dedicated orthodontist in Los Angeles, Dr. David Alpan has helped patients of all ages improve their confidence by straightening crooked teeth. He also warns that straight teeth are about more than mere vanity; proper occlusion, or teeth alignment, is vital to a mouth’s comfort, health, and function, and when teeth are crooked (a condition called malocclusion), the rest of your mouth’s components can suffer. Today, we explore how crooked teeth can influence your jaw’s joints and muscles, leading to the debilitating dysfunction known as TMJ disorder.
The Effects of Improper Pressure Displacement
A healthy human mouth can exert up to 200 pounds of pressure on the back molars when biting and chewing, and is designed to preserve the integrity of its components as they absorb this pressure. Teeth alignment plays a significant role in pressure displacement, and if teeth are uneven, then the mouth is off balance and certain teeth may be subjected to excessive pressure. The jaw’s joints (TMJs) and muscles will try to keep the mouth straight while biting and chewing, but the strain can eventually lead to TMJ damage and misalignment. Continue reading Los Angeles Orthodontist on Teeth Alignment & TMJ Disorder
Braces have made many developments in recent years. It is now possible to straighten your teeth without anyone else being any the wiser. You may be familiar with clear braces, like those provided by Invisalign, but you may not have heard about lingual braces, a customized treatment that uses wires and brackets in a very discrete way. To learn more about lingual braces, read below as your Beverly Hills CA orthodontist, Dr. David Alpan, compares them to standard metal braces. Continue reading Beverly Hills CA Dentist: Lingual Braces vs. Standard Braces
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.