Braces in Beverly Hills Designed to Make Your Smile Shine

Located in Beverly Hills, Dr. Jonathan Shouhed and the team at West LA Orthodontics are dedicated to your orthodontic care. We understand the importance of a healthy smile and believe getting braces should be fun! Whether for you or a family member dealing with misaligned bites to cosmetic issues, our approach is patient-centered, ensuring we have you covered with the best braces for kids, teens, and adults in Beverly Hills.

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Why Would You Need Braces?

Navigating the world of orthodontics can be filled with questions and decisions. One of the most common questions we receive at West LA Orthodontics is, "Why would I need braces?" There are plenty of reasons, ranging from health benefits to aesthetic preferences. It's important to understand why many choose this orthodontic treatment. Let's explore the factors that might make braces the right choice for you or your loved ones.

Common reasons for getting braces in Beverly Hills:
  • Crooked or overcrowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbite, where the upper front teeth come out too far over the lower teeth
  • Underbite, where the front teeth bite down behind the lower teeth
  • Other jaw misalignments that create an uneven bite

What Are the Benefits of Braces?

Wearing braces has a number of health and cosmetic benefits to your teeth, your jaw and your confidence:

Benefits of Braces
  • Easier to clean your teeth
  • Reduces your risk of tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease
  • A more even bite, reducing the wear and tear on your teeth
  • Better ability to speak properly
  • Prevent tooth decay and jaw bone deterioration
  • Better digestion
  • Improved confidence and increased self-esteem because you love your smile!

What Are the Different Types of Braces Available in Beverly Hills?

Traditional braces are made up of bands, wires, and brackets. The bracket bonds to the front of your tooth, and the wire, known as an archwire, threads through it. To keep the archwire in place, the bands wrap around the brackets. Over time, the archwire exerts pressure on your teeth, gradually moving them into a straighter position.

With braces, you can straighten your teeth and correct a crooked or misaligned bite. We offer a few different types of braces for kids, braces for teens and braces for adults in Beverly Hills and will help find the perfect fit for you:

Metal Braces

Metal braces have been around for more than 100 years and are the most common type of braces. Braces used to be bulky and noticeable. Luckily, the best braces in Beverly Hills aren't what they used to be years ago! With advances in technology and innovation, braces:

  • Are now smaller
  • Move your teeth faster
  • Feel more comfortable
  • Work more effectively
At West LA Orthodontics, we find that braces are the best option as a teeth straightening solution for kids and teens in Beverly Hills.

LightForce Orthodontics

Teeth are as distinctive as fingerprints and your braces should be custom-made just for you. Using revolutionary 3D printing technology, LightForce brackets are made to precisely suit the unique surface of your tooth, unlike conventional brackets that are mass-produced to fit everyone. They are available in all different colors if you wish to express your personality with your braces, or clear if you want your orthodontic treatment to be more discreet. With LightForce in Beverly Hills you get:

  • Less discomfort
  • More efficient tooth movement
  • Shorter treatment time
  • Fewer office visits

Self-Ligating Braces

Self-ligating braces work like metal and ceramic braces and come in metal or clear ceramic material. These braces also use a wire to move your teeth. With self-ligating braces, the wire doesn't need elastic rubber ties to hold it in place in the same way as metal braces or ceramic braces. Because self-ligating braces are easy to adjust, your appointment duration to get them adjusted can often be shorter. Self-ligating braces are great for:

  • Patients with a greater sensitivity to discomfort
  • Those who can't sit still for very long in the dental chair
  • Children with developmental delays and orthodontic needs

How Long Do You Have to Wear Braces?

Typically, patients wear braces from 12 months to three years. However, the average treatment period is around 24 months. Orthodontic treatment time is completely dependent on each individual patient’s unique bite and degree of misalignment.

As your teeth move into place, you will need to have your braces adjusted. Dr. J at West LA Orthodontics usually sees patients every month to carry out this procedure. Braces can straighten your teeth in as quickly as a few months or as slowly as a few years, depending on the position of your teeth and your treatment plan. Dr. J uses LightForce orthodontic technology.

What Age Should You Get Braces?

West LA Orthodontics recommends an orthodontic evaluation for your child at age 7 when they have some permanent teeth but haven’t yet lost all of their baby teeth. When your child is this age, the jaw is still developing, which makes treating complex problems easier. If your child has not had an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 9, Dr. J recommends coming in for a consultation as this time of life is still an optimum age to consider getting braces.

In order to achieve harmony between the function, aesthetics and overall health of your child's smile, the best orthodontist for kids in Beverly Hills can begin and complete treatment before your child's jaw and facial development is fully complete.

Although childhood is the optimal time to begin orthodontic treatment, braces work incredibly well for patients of any age! If you’re looking for the best braces for kids, teens or adults in Beverly Hills, Dr. J can see patients aged seven to 70! Today, adult braces are common and Dr. J offers clear ceramic braces or Invisalign clear aligners if you want a more discreet treatment option.

Book an appointment with Dr. J at West LA Orthodontics today to learn more about how braces can improve your smile.

How Much Do Braces Cost?

The price of braces can vary from patient to patient, depending on the complexity of your treatment. When you come in for your braces consultation in Beverly Hills, Dr. J will spend as much time as is needed to talk you through all of your options for a treatment plan and our financial options as well. We want you to feel comfortable with your choices and give you the best results possible!

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What Is Orthodontics for Kids?
Kids' orthodontics primarily prevents and corrects "bite" irregularities. Several factors can contribute to such irregularities, including genetics, early tooth loss, and damaging oral habits (such as thumb-sucking).
Your child's orthodontic issues may be present at birth or develop during toddlerhood or early childhood. Straight teeth reduce the risk of tooth decay and childhood periodontal disease. In contrast, crooked teeth can hinder self-esteem and make good oral hygiene difficult.
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How do braces work?
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Can my child participate in sports with braces?
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How to floss with braces?

Flossing with braces is important. We'll show you how to use floss threaders or special brushes to clean between your wires and brackets. It's all about keeping your smile healthy!

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What can't you eat with braces?

Avoid crunchy or sticky foods like popcorn, nuts, or chewy candy. These can damage your braces. But don't worry; we'll give you a list of delicious foods you can still enjoy!

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West LA Orthodontics

8929 Wilshire Blvd.
Ste. 220
Beverly Hills, CA 90034
(310) 954-2202
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