Dr. Babayan | Orthodontist San Fernando Valley
Dr. Babayan is very passionate about orthodontics. Born and raised in Southern California, he truly enjoys his job, working with his team at Mission City Orthodontics, and most of all, spending time with his patients. Dr. Babayan’s philosophy is to provide the absolute best orthodontic care in a positive environment. He enjoys the diversity that each patient brings to the practice, and he looks forward to providing you with a beautiful smile and a healthy bite that will last a lifetime!
Dr. Babayan began his career as an orthodontist by completing a rigorous orthodontic education. He believes that a good education is essential for any orthodontist, and he takes great pride in his achievements.
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychobiology
Graduated with Cum Laude Honors
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)- One of the top dental schools in the nation
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree
Los Angeles County/University of Southern California (USC) Medical Center
General Practice Residency
University of Rochester
Specialty Residency and Certificate in Orthodontics
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
Dr. Babayan is a member of several prestigious orthodontic and dental organizations that provide him with opportunities for continuing education. He is a member of the:
American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
American Dental Association (ADA)
California Association of Orthodontists (CAO)
California Dental Association (CDA)
Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)
Outside the Practice…
Dr. Babayan was born and raised in Southern California. Dr. Babayan enjoys many different sports including basketball, softball, exercising, and spending time outdoors. He is a big fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Mission City Orthodontics
Eric L. Babayan, DDS
504 N. Maclay Ave.,
San Fernando, CA 91340
Phone: (818) 365-9827
Fax: (818) 365-8956
Email: [email protected]
Monday 8:00AM- 5:30PM
Tuesday 8:00AM- 5:30PM
Wednesday 8:00AM- 5:30PM
Thursday 7:00AM- 4:30PM
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Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.
Invisible (Clear) Orthodontic Appliances Invisalign®
Invisalign® uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. And, no one can tell you are wearing Invisalign® because it’s invisible! Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.