Century City Smiles & Orthodontics
Dentists & Orthodontics located in Westwood / Century City, Los Angeles, CA
Straight, perfectly aligned teeth not only look great in your smile, but they can also help you avoid complications like cavities and excessive tooth wear-and-tear. At Century City Smiles in Century City, California, Shawn Saidian, DDS, and Tania Ohebsion, DDS, help people in the Greater Los Angeles area align their smile with braces, expanders, aligners, orthognathic surgery, and more. To start planning your orthodontic adjustment, call Century City Smiles or book a consultation online today.
Orthodontics Q & A
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics refers to adjusting the positioning of your teeth. Your teeth function at their best and look most appealing when they’re in their ideal alignment.
The team at Century City Smiles strives to make you look your best, speak clearly, and avoid tooth damage because of various types of malocclusion.
With the many available orthodontic treatment options, you can fix a smile that has:
- Open bite
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Wide gaps between teeth
- A narrow palate
- Impacted teeth
You may need to use more than one orthodontic treatment to achieve your ideal smile. The team at Century City Smiles plans your personalized treatment after taking detailed 3D scans and X-rays of your teeth and jaw.
What are my options for orthodontic treatment?
Century City Smiles offers an unrivaled selection of advanced orthodontic treatments and services. They may recommend one or more of the following for you or your child:
Braces are probably what comes to mind first when you think of orthodontic treatments. Braces include metal brackets fixed to your teeth and wires that hold them together. They apply tension to your teeth to gradually move them to a straighter position.
Aligners are a discreet alternative to regular braces. They’re custom fit for your teeth and completely transparent. Your series of aligners gradually guide your teeth to a straighter position.
An expander is a device that widens your child’s upper jaw before their palatal bones fuse together.
The team may recommend orthognathic surgery, or jaw surgery, as part of your treatment if your misalignment is severe.
What goes into the planning for orthodontic treatments?
Planning your orthodontic treatment is a complex process. The team at Century City Smiles collaborates to design a custom, individualized treatment plan according to the type and severity of your malocclusion.
They start by taking inventory of you or your child’s medical and dental history. Then, they use advanced imaging techniques like X-rays and 3D computed tomography (CT) scans.
Using the detailed images, the team can predict how your teeth will move with orthodontic treatment. They can also identify any possible setbacks like impacted teeth that have not yet emerged above the gumline. They can show you what your teeth will look like once your entire treatment plan is finished.
To explore all of your orthodontic treatment options and start planning your treatment, call Century City Smiles or book an appointment online today.