1600 W Redondo Beach Blvd Suite 203
Gardena, CA 90247
OPEN TODAY Thursday July 20th
(Valid until July 22nd 2017)
Dental Implants $49 month Invisalign $99 month
Braces $99 month
Childrens Special Exam, X-Rays and Cleaning $59.00
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Omid Barkhordar, DDS
Straightening Teeth for Children and Adults
Braces are the most effective way to solve a range of alignment problems, including overcrowded teeth, gaps between teeth, crossbite, underbite, and overbite. When your teeth are not aligned, it can lead to other dental problems and affects the appearance of your smile. Misaligned teeth are harder to clean and floss, can affect your ability to chew correctly, and can impact nutrition. Issues can arise as a result, including tooth decay, gum disease, or even tooth loss. Braces can solve these problems, while giving you a smile you are proud to share.
Types of Braces
At Gardena Dental Care, we offer several types of braces. Each type functions to slowly shift your teeth into the correct position.
Traditional metal braces are a popular choice, as they are generally less expensive, yet effective. The process involves bonding metal brackets to the teeth upon which wires are attached connecting the brackets. The wires are tightened as treatment progresses, and the teeth slowly moved into the correct position until they are perfectly aligned. These traditional braces must be worn for a period lasting between 6 to 30 months, depending upon the condition of the teeth and the corrections needed. This economical solution could be right for you.
Our young patients enjoy adding various colors of bands to their braces, and we admire how much they love making their braces a fashion statement. The color can be changed at each appointment in which the braces are adjusted, and a patient can choose one or several colors. We have seen every combination of colors, including school colors, team colors and every combination imaginable.
For those who prefer a more discreet look, porcelain braces could be the answer for you. Rather than being crafted out of metal, the brackets are made from a special material that matches the color of the teeth, blending in naturally. Adding wires that are clear makes the braces even less noticeable. Some people, whether teens or adults, choose porcelain braces as they are less conspicuous. They generally function the same as metal braces, requiring tightening appointments so that the teeth are slowly shifted into the correct position, resolving gaps, crooked teeth, or overcrowding. Need braces that are less visible? Find out more about this alternative.
One of the most effective — and virtually invisible — methods for resolving alignment problems is with Invisalign® Aligners. These are not braces, but a series of individually crafted clear aligners that slip over your teeth. As you progress through the series of aligners in order, they are built to slowly shift teeth into the proper position. Many, many people are good candidates for Invisalign® aligners. To find out if you are a candidate, call Gardena Dental Care. We will evaluate your condition to determine if Invisalign® aligners are appropriate for you.
After Your Braces Are Removed
After your braces are removed, you may need to continue to wear a retainer for a period of time. Your teeth have been moving, and the retainer serves the purpose of holding the teeth in place so they are more firmly anchored in position in the bone. Dr. Barkhordar will provide you with information about the need for a retainer and how long you will need to continue to use it, which could be for several months or longer. Adults who have had braces may need to continue to wear the retainer for a longer period of time.
Braces Can Give You a Beautiful Smile – At Last!
Your first step is to meet with our friendly, caring team at Gardena Dental Care. We will carefully evaluate your condition, answer all of your questions, and tell you what options are best for you. You or your child can gain a perfect smile that lasts a lifetime. Dr. Barkhordar will give you a full dental exam to identify the most effective type of braces to resolve your issues, as quickly as possible. Our goal is to help you achieve perfectly aligned teeth and a shiny new smile.
His staff is super friendly and he’s downtown in a great local. I’m a very happy patient, and love my new dentist. I highly recommend him!
- D.E. Santa Barbara, CA
Dr. Omid was friendly and courteous. He explained what needed to be done and gave me options. I never felt pressured. I’m glad I found this office.