How Do I Know If I Need Braces?

How Do I Know If I Need Braces?

At Viva Smile, Drs. Gohar Hovsepyan and Karen Baghdasaryan of Van Nuys, California are dedicated dental professionals who work with patients to help them decide when specific treatments are needed. Patients who are faced with misaligned teeth and poor bite alignment are often told they could benefit from braces or other orthodontic alternatives.

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a special field of dentistry that focuses on the alignment of the dental arch and the bite. This may include one or two teeth in the smile that may be crooked or out of place, a gap between teeth, or a poorly aligned jaw that results in damage to the natural tooth enamel or restorations due to pressure and an imperfect bite. Our team of professionals can evaluate the smile and help patients determine if they could benefit from orthodontics.

What types of orthodontic treatments are available at Viva Smile?

Our Van Nuys dentists have experience and training with many methods of orthodontia that can be used to achieve a more beautiful smile.

Methods of orthodontia:

Which orthodontic treatment is right for me?

There are several options for our patients to choose from when it comes to orthodontic services, but there is no “one size fits all” solution. This is why our dentists in Van Nuys encourages patients to come into the practice for an initial evaluation and discuss what is needed to improve their smile. Patients may choose the service based on price, time frame of completing the process, or the appearance of the orthodontic appliance.

Are there alternatives?

Depending on the condition being addressed, there may be alternative solutions, including composite resin bonding and porcelain veneers. However, these are more for mildly crooked teeth or for gaps between teeth, and are a faster fix for a permanent problem.

Interested in discussing orthodontic solutions with our staff?

Call the team of Viva Smile today at (818) 909-0200 to schedule a consultation appointment with Drs. Gohar Hovsepyan and Karen Baghdasaryan to find out if you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment. The practice is conveniently located at 15333 Sherman Way, Suite M and is readily available for new and existing patients in the and around the community of Van Nuys, California.

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