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1600 W Redondo Beach Blvd Suite 203
Gardena, CA 90247

OPEN TODAY Monday September 25th

Special offers:

(Valid until September 30th 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

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Invisalign Teen®

At Gardena Dental Care, we work with many teenage patients who need orthodontic treatments. Invisalign Teen® was developed specifically for adolescents. There are few stages in life that are more stressful than the teen years, and concerns about appearance come with the territory. Many parents turn to Invisalign Teen® as an option, as the system is virtually invisible to the naked eye. Your teenage son or daughter can resolve a tooth alignment problem without the whole world knowing!

With help from Dr. Omid Barkhordar, you can quickly determine if your son or daughter is a candidate for Invisalign Teen® — most young people are. The process treats mild to severe alignment problems, including underbite, overbite, overcrowded teeth, turned teeth, and gaps in teeth. Your child’s smile is a calling card, and the first thing that people notice – give your son or daughter the advantage, with the help of Invisalign Teen®.

Advantages of Invisalign

Metal braces are effective, but come with several challenges, including visibility. The Invisalign Teen® system includes a series of clear aligners that slowly shift the teeth into the correct position. In order for the process to be effective, the aligners must be worn as Dr. Barkhordar, a Certified Invisalign® Provider, recommends. These aligners come with the advantage of being removable for eating or when playing sports. When it is time to eat or drink, the aligner is simply popped off, and replaced afterwards. For young people who are involved in musical endeavors, Invisalign Teen could be the answer, particularly for those who play woodwind and brass instruments – a difficult proposition when wearing metal braces!

Unlike with metal braces, your teenager will not be dealing with food restrictions and can eat a normal diet. Simply remove the aligner, and eat as normal. Afterwards, clean and floss teeth thoroughly, and replace the aligner – it’s as simple as that.

How Invisalign for Teens Works

The average treatment time is similar to metal braces, but every person is different. Dr. Barkhordar can evaluate your teenager’s alignment problem, and advise you about the duration of the individual treatment.

Step One: A Full Evaluation

X-rays and impressions of your teenager’s teeth are required at the outset of the evaluation process. The aligners crafted specifically for your child will slowly shift the teeth into the correct position. This high-tech system includes a video representation of how the teeth will appear at the end of the process – an inspiration!

Step Two: The Process Starts

Once the aligners are delivered, your teenager will receive a full explanation about how to use them from our orthodontist. They work best when worn 20 to 22 hours per day, including while sleeping. They should only be removed to eat or drink for best results.

Step Three: The Teeth Move into Place

As your child moves through the various stages, replacing the aligners every two weeks or so, changes in bite and appearance will soon become evident. There may be slight discomfort the first day a new aligner is placed, but it is minimal.

Step Four: A Beautiful Smile

The final result is worth waiting for. Misaligned teeth are now in place, crowding is resolved, and gaps are closed. Your teenager will be proud to show off his or her beautiful smile!

The costs of Invisalign Teen® are comparable with traditional braces. Your dental insurance may be a resource, and our friendly office staff can help you find out what portion your insurance may pay for treatment. If you have concerns about your teenager losing an aligner, don’t worry – we replace up to six aligners at no extra cost. There will be fewer appointments needed, and a checkup will only be necessary about every 4 to 6 weeks.

Talk to Us About Invisalign Teen®

Need to find out more? Come meet our friendly, professional team at Gardena Dental Care. We can help your teenager resolve orthodontic problems — the results are worth it. Call us for an appointment.

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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
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I can not say enough about See Me Smile Dental, Dr. Omid, and his staff. I hope you will consider them if you live or work in Gardena because they have proven to be one of the best dental offices I have ever been to!

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