Experience A Life Changing Smile

Granada Hills Office- (818) 363-7900
Santa Clarita Office- (661) 310-4985
Email Us- info@kimorthodontics.com

Granada Hills Office- 10515 Balboa Blvd., Ste 280, Granada Hills, 91344 | Santa Clarita Office- 18580 Via Princessa Ste. #3, Santa Clarita, 91387

Why Braces

For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. After your braces come off, you’ll feel more self-confident. During your treatment, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic appliances can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position. This is a great time to wear braces! Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can choose brackets that are clear or metallic color. You can choose the color of the ties that hold the wire in brackets. Wires are also less noticeable than they used to be and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients.

Duration of Treatment

Treatment time typically ranges from one to three years, depending on the growth of the patient’s mouth and face and the severity of the problem. Patients grow at different rates and will respond variously to orthodontic treatment, so the time to case completion may differ from the original estimate. The patient’s diligent use of any prescribed rubber bands or headgear is an important factor in achieving the most efficient treatment. Interceptive, or early treatment procedures, may take as few as six months.

 

Brian J. Kim, DDS, MSD, provides quality orthodontics for children, teens, and adults in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Northridge, and Santa Clarita CA (California). Dr. Brian Kim specializes in orthodontics, offering Invisalign® and Damon® System. Contact Brian J. Kim, DDS, MSD, to schedule your orthodontic consultation

     
Granada Hills Office- 10515 Balboa Blvd., Ste 280, Granada Hills, CA 91344 - Santa Clarita Office- 18580 Via Princessa Ste. #3, Santa Clarita, CA 91387