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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.


 

 
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San Fernando Valley Orthodontist/Dentist Dr. Eric L. Babayan, DDS and his Mission City Orthodontics staff have been serving the city of San Fernando and its surrounding areas including Sylmar, Pacoima, Mission Hills, Arleta, Granada Hills, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Chatsworth, Panorama City, Sunland, Tujunga, San Fernando, Sun Valley, North Hills, North Hollywood, Lake View Terrace, Shadow Hills, Van Nuys, Canoga Park, Winnetka, Reseda, Los Angeles, Burbank, Valley Village, Toluca Lake, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, La Crescenta, Montrose, Glendale, La Canada, Stevenson Ranch, Valencia, Canyon Country, Santa Clarita, Saugus, Castaic and more with Invisalign, Clear Braces, Invisible Braces, Metal Braces and Retainers!

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444 South Brand Blvd. Suite 104
San Fernando, CA 91340


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