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Alpan Orthodontics

Los Angeles, CA 90057
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Alpan Orthodontics is committed to making sure that the perfect smile is accessible to everyone. Located in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, Dr. David Alpan is a third generation orthodontist who works hard to improve his patients' quality of life with the least amount of time and discomfort possible, all while staying in budget. Alpan Orthodontics' services include Invisalign, TMJ and TMD services, TAD’s, incognito, and braces.

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Arleen Azar-Mehr D.D.S, M.S Orthodontics

Northridge, CA 91324
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Arleen Azar-Mehr D.D.S, M.S is an orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedic office serving the greater Los Angeles community. As a third generation dentist, Dr. Azar-Mehr received her dental degree and Masters Degree in Craniofacial Biology from the University of Southern California. Her highly qualified and trained staff strives to provide an enjoyable experience and excellent results.

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Beach Braces

220 N Aviation Blvd STE A, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Beach Braces, located in Manhattan Beach, California, is an orthodontic practice serving the Greater Los Angeles area and surrounding communities. It offers comfortable, fast treatment and quality orthodontic care. The practice strives to give patients the right combination of high tech orthodontia along with great customer service and personalized care. It offers lingual braces, SLX self-litigating braces, and Wildsmiles braces as well as Invisalign and Invisalign with Acceledent treatment options.

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4.8
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5.0 / 5 (161)
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4.6 / 5 (97)

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Beverly Hills Orthodontics

Los Angeles, CA 90067
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Beverly Hills Orthodontics uses state-of-the-art techniques and procedures to provide the highest quality orthodontic care to Beverly Hills. Dr. Erin Cohen and Dr. Monica Madan strive to treat each patient as an individual and take great pride in offering personalized and innovative braces design to their patient's unique needs. With treatment options ranging from early adolescent to late adulthood, their services include braces, Invisalign, AcceleDent Aura, retention and oral surgery.

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Blue Pearl Dentistry

Los Angeles, CA 90035
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Blue Pearl Dentistry is a dental care office located in Carthay, Los Angeles that offers a unique and compassionate approach to dentistry. Founder Dr. Huang provides a the new, state-of-the-art facility to best provide the highest quality care to all patients. Services include a comprehensive range of dental services, including fillings, Invisalign, and implants, and Dr. Huang also provides an inviting environment where patients feel comfortable during visits. Treatment rooms include a flat-screen television to help patients have a more enjoyable experience.

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Children’s Dental FunZone

Los Angeles, CA 90035
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Children’s Dental FunZone is committed to making the dentist visit as painless as possible by offering iPads in the waiting room and movies to watch during treatments. Their services include but are not limited to, oral exams, teeth cleaning, digital x-rays, tooth fillings & crowns, root canal therapy, and sport/night guards. Children’s Dental FunZone is an active member of their community, treating children with special needs and providing people with disabilities opportunities for employment.

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4.5 / 5 (142)

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Dr. Brenn Orthodontics

Burbank, CA 91506
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Dr. Brenn Orthodontics is an orthodontic office that offers excellent service and top-notch care to the community. Dr. Peter Brenn and Dr. Nicole Sun are committed to providing the most effective treatments and both stay updated on the latest techniques and innovations through continuing education classes. Their treatment plans are fully personalized to each patient to make sure they have are comfortable and have the best results. Services include traditional metal and clear braces, Invisalign clear aligners, SmartClip self-ligating braces, and Clarity.

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Dr. Lili Mirtorabi Orthodontics

El Monte, CA 91731
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Dr. Lili Mirtorabi is a top-notch orthodontist serving Santa Ana, Huntington Park, Lawndale, El Monte, and Whittier. Dr. Mirtorabi and her team provide the highest quality care to children, teens, and adults at affordable prices. She personalized each treatment plan for every patient to ensure that they will be comfortable and happy with their results. She offers traditional metal braces, self-ligating braces, Invisalign, and clear or ceramic braces for a wide variety of options.

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Forever Smile

Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Forever Smile is a Los Angeles dental office headed by Dr. Mehrshad Shelyan and his highly trained team. They are focused on providing the highest quality dental care and ensuring that patients feel comfortable and happy with their treatment. Dr. Shelyan offers a wide range of services, including sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants and more. He hopes to build confidence in his patients by giving them beautiful, healthy smiles in an inviting, stress-free environment.

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Gardena Dental Group

Gardena, CA 90247
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Gardena Dental Group is a dental care group that specializes in general, family, and cosmetic dentistry. The group's approach combines old fashioned service with innovative, state-of-the-art technology to provide the highest quality care possible. Dr. Amir Saz and his dental team are committed to truly understanding each patient and ensuring their comfort and excellent results. Dr. Amir Saz has nearly two decades of experience and offers a wide variety of services including pediatric dentistry, dental implants, and orthodontics.

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Kahan Orthodontics

Tarzana, CA 91356
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Kahan Orthodontics is an orthodontic clinic that is deeply committed to providing the highest standard of orthodontic care to their community. Dr. Elysa Kahan and her team strive to give each patient the confidence of a healthy, beautiful smile by offering a wide variety of braces options.

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5.0 / 5 (145)
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5.0 / 5 (73)
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5.0 / 5 (72)

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Kwon Orthodontics

Los Angeles, CA 90010
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Kwon Orthodontics is a patient-focused, community-based practice in Koreatown and serving Los Angeles. Dr. Joong Gun Kwon and Dr. Donald Kwon are deeply committed to providing high-quality orthodontic services with professionalism and honesty. They also strive to providing the most comfortable environment for their patients in their welcoming, family-oriented office. Service options include TMD/TMJ treatments, Damon smile, lingual braces, Invisalign, AcceleDent Aura, braces, and general cleanings.

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Mission City Orthodontics

San Fernando, CA 91340
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Mission City Orthodontics is an orthodontic clinic run by Dr. Eric Babayan that serves the city of San Fernando and the surrounding areas. Dr. Babayan has over 38 years of experience, and his team is committed to giving patients beautiful and healthy smiles in a stress-free environment. They use the most advanced technology available to personalize orthodontic treatments for each patient, ensuring a comfortable fit and high-quality results.

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Newhart Orthodontics

Los Angeles, CA 90210
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Newhart Orthodontics is an orthodontic office that serves Los Angeles, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and surrounding areas Founder and orthodontic specialist Dr. Newhart provides excellent service with a wide variety of options at reasonable prices. His office offers accelerated braces, accelerated orthodontics, six-month braces, three-month braces, and short-term orthodontics, and Dr. Newhartm was named in the Top 1% of North America as an Elite Preferred Providers for Invisalign and Invisalign Teen.

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Orthospaceship - Hakim Orthodontics

9201 Sunset Blvd Suite 905, Los Angeles, CA 90069
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Orthospaceship - Hakim Orthodontics provides advanced TMJ treatment for all ages. Dr. F. Isaac Hakim and his highly trained team offer a variety of teeth straightening options, including self-ligating braces, cosmetic braces, behind the teeth braces, and Invisalign, as well as more specialized care related to TMJ disorders, jaw surgery, and orthognathic surgery. Dr. Hakim has over 30 years of experience crafting beautiful smiles in his inviting and beautifully designed office space.

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Schacter Orthodontics Adc

Los Angeles, CA 91367
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Schacter Orthodontics Adc. is an orthodontic office committed to achieving incredible results while making sure patients are comfortable and have an enjoyable experience. The father-son team at Schacter Orthodontics Adc. strives to ensure that their patients receive healthy and beautiful smiles and have been doing so for over 30 years. They are both clinical professors in the graduate orthodontic department at the USC School of Dentistry and have both been recognized as Teacher of the Year. Services include early orthodontic treatment for teens and adults, Invisalign, Clear Correct, Damon Smile, Acceledent Aura, Incognito, and TAD, among others.

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Smile Design & Beyond: Dr. Audrey Yoon Orthodontics

3460 Willshire Blvd. #104, Los Angeles, CA 90010
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Smile Design & Beyond: Dr. Audrey Yoon Orthodontics is a 2022 Top 1% Diamond Plus Invisalign Provider. The dental practice has offices in Bellflower, Los Angeles, and Redwood City, offering orthodontic solutions for kids, teens, and adults. The clinic's professionals also perform orthognathic surgery to correct jaw irregularities, improving a patient's facial appearance and ability to chew, speak, and breathe. Additionally, they provide orthodontic options to bride-to-bes, including Invisalign, lingual braces, and clear aligner therapy.

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5.0 / 5 (43)
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4.0 / 5 (30)

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Teresa G. Reder, DDS Orthodontics

Los Angeles, CA 90230
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Teresa G. Reder, DDS runs a dental practice in Culver City that offers a wide variety of top-notch dental care. Services include dental health diagnosis, dentures, dental cleaning, Invisalign, crowns & bridges, implants, veneers, teeth whitening, and root canal procedures, among others. She is committed to providing excellent results and making sure patients have both beautiful smiles and fantastic oral health. Dr. Reder achieves this by focusing on dental health care, which puts a high emphasis on thorough examinations and screenings.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Dentistry is a broad type of medical specialty that focuses on the care and treatment of the mouth, gums, throat, and overall oral care. An orthodontist is a type of dentist that specializes in fixing misaligned teeth, jaw alignment, and bite patterns. One way to distinguish between the two is that all orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists. In their lifetime, everyone should regularly see a dentist. However, only people with specific dental problems will need to see an orthodontist.

What is an orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a specialty dentist who receives advanced training to diagnose and treat overbites, overcrowded mouths, misaligned teeth and jaws, and occlusions. After diagnosing the issue, an orthodontist will recommend a treatment course that may include surgery, braces, retainers, tooth removal, and more. An orthodontist receives more training than a general dentist to become an expert in their specific field of dentistry.

Are orthodontists doctors?

Yes, all dentists are doctors of oral health. Dentists receive a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree or a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS). As orthodontists are a type of dentist, they qualify as a doctor.

What is the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?

A dentist treats a wide variety of issues. An orthodontist is a specialist who has received extra training to focus on one aspect of dentistry — teeth and jaw alignment. An orthodontist has all the training the dentist has and could drop orthodontics and practice general dentistry. In comparison, a dentist would need to have the additional education to become an orthodontist. 

What does an orthodontist do?

People go to an orthodontist when they have teeth or jaw abnormalities. An orthodontist treats:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Overly spaced teeth
  • Bite alignment issues, such as an overbite or an underbite
  • Jaw misalignment
  • Facial symmetry issues
The orthodontist's objective is to improve the patient's teeth so they have a straight and functioning smile that allows them to speak, eat, and look normal.

Do you have to be referred to an orthodontist?

Most orthodontists today don’t require a referral to book a consultation appointment with a new patient. However, you may wish to get a referral from your dentist to get a recommendation. If you’re hoping to get your orthodontic care covered by insurance, your insurance may require a referral. Contact your insurance provider to confirm your coverage and details.

Do orthodontists keep retainer molds?

People often lose or break their retainer. If that happens, they’ll need to visit their orthodontist and pay for a new retainer. Luckily, since orthodontists know this happens so frequently, most keep retainer molds on file to get a new one made for you immediately.

Do orthodontists pull teeth?

Yes, orthodontists can extract teeth in their treatment process. Pulling teeth is common for overcrowded teeth, braces, facial symmetry, jaw alignment, and other cases. Most often, if they think it's necessary for tooth extraction, they refer the patient to a general dentist or oral surgeon.

Do orthodontists remove wisdom teeth?

An orthodontist can recommend you have your wisdom teeth removed within their treatment plan, but they don't typically do this procedure themselves. Instead, wisdom teeth removal is usually done by a general dentist. If the case is particularly complicated, the patient may be referred to an oral surgeon for their wisdom teeth removal.

Do orthodontists reshape teeth after braces?

After doing all that work to align your teeth, your straight smile could sometimes be further improved with teeth contouring or reshaping. Both a general dentist and an orthodontist have the education and training necessary to offer these procedures to their patients.

Can you switch orthodontists when you have braces?

Yes, you can switch orthodontists when you have braces. You'll need to notify your orthodontist of your intentions, ask them to send your records to your new orthodontist, and make sure the new orthodontist has the same type of braces and treatments. Your current orthodontist may charge you a fee for leaving without finishing treatment.

Can you transfer orthodontists?

Yes, you can always transfer orthodontists. This is a service you're paying for and you reserve the right to work with someone new. But, ideally, you'll want to find a new orthodontist that is comfortable taking on your specific case before you notify your old orthodontist that you're leaving.

Do orthodontists clean teeth?

An orthodontist doesn’t typically clean their patient’s teeth. Patients will need to continue to see their regular dentist for check-ups and cleanings while receiving treatment with an orthodontist. However, at the beginning of your appointment, your orthodontist might do a light cleaning if necessary.

Can you get a new retainer from any orthodontist?

Yes, you can go to any orthodontist for a new retainer. However, it will likely cost more money. This is because your orthodontist will already have your impressions on file, while a new orthodontist will take a new impression of your teeth. This will also delay the process of getting the new retainer.

Does insurance cover orthodontics?

Most employers offer dental coverage. However, orthodontic coverage is usually limited (if provided at all) to children under the age of 18. You might be able to receive coverage if you can make a case that you need orthopedic care for your overall health, but this is rare. To be sure, contact your insurance provider directly. Many orthodontists offer payment plans for long-term treatment plans.

How do I become an orthodontist?

It typically takes between 10-11 years to become an orthodontist. The steps include:

  • Completing an undergraduate degree
  • Passing the Dental Admission Test
  • Graduating from an accredited dentistry school
  • Completing 2-3 years at an accredited orthopedic residency program
  • Passing the National Board Dental Examination
  • Obtaining a license to practice orthodontics. In some states, this means passing a special state exam.

How much do orthodontists make?

The national average salary for an orthodontist in the USA is $256,491. However, this salary can greatly vary depending on the state, hours worked, if the person owns their own practice, and other factors. Orthodontists also receive excellent benefits, such as license reimbursement, flexible schedules, and loan assistance.

How do I become an orthodontist assistant?

An orthodontist assistant will need to complete a certificate or associate’s degree in dental assisting and get certified to practice. Each state might have slightly different requirements, such as state exams, to become an orthodontist assistant. You’ll need to:

  • Review your state’s requirements
  • Choose a certification or associate's degree program in your area, enroll, and graduate
  • Pass the certification exam

How much does an orthodontist assistant make?

According to Payscale.com, the median annual salary for an orthodontist assistant in 2020 was $34,477. However, this salary can vary greatly depending on the state the orthodontist assisting is working in, the total hours worked, level of experience, and other factors.

Can a dental hygienist become an orthodontist?

A dental hygienist completes a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene to receive their accreditation. After this, they can choose to continue their education to become an orthodontist. They'll first need to complete a four-year doctoral program to get a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. After which, they'll continue on to an orthodontist specialty.

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