Transform Your Smile with Cutting-Edge Clear Aligners
Are you thinking that it is time for you or your child to be evaluated for braces treatment? Then we want to be the ones you turn to. Here at Alpan Orthodontics in Woodland Hills, we offer treatment that is based in best practices, utilizes the latest technology, and is tailored to the needs of each patient. Our goal is to have every patient smiling both throughout treatment and when it is done.
Treating Patients of Any Age
We know how much a good smile means to people. That is why we got into orthodontics: improving smiles changes lives. And there is no age limit on who can benefit from these treatment. We start working with patients as young as seven and there is no upper age limit on treatment. Our team knows how to meet the unique needs of patients at any age.
Treatment That Works for You
For many patients in need of treatment, there are roadblocks standing in their way. This can be anything from worries about treatment methods to struggles with paying for care. Our team strives to remove these roadblocks for every patients. This means we use digital impressions rather than molds, have many types of braces on offer, and have multiple payment methods that patients can choose from. We tailor everything to your needs, ensuring that you can comfortably access treatment.
If you reside in Woodland Hills and want to find out how we can tailor treatment to your needs, schedule a consultation
For the majority of the history of orthodontics, improving tooth alignment meant braces. And these braces were all the same. They delivered good results, but left many patients unhappy with the way they looked, felt, and required lifestyle changes throughout treatment.
Patients wanted more options. Luckily, Invisalign hit the market, and now, patients can choose it over traditional braces.
How Does Invisalign Work? +
The way Invisalign works is similar to how braces work. Braces direct force using wires, while Invisalign does so with aligners. These aligners are built with medical-grade plastic that is hard enough that the shape alone creates sufficient pressure. Each aligner has a unique shape to keep the tooth movement progressing. Once all aligners have been worn, the teeth will have reached their ideal positions.
How Is Invisalign Made? +
Invisalign aligners are made based on a three dimensional digital scan of your mouth. The scan is non-invasive and done using a small wand. It captures the teeth, gums, and bone structure, making it easy for treatment to address your complete needs.
Based on the scan, the journey from current tooth placement to final tooth placement is mapped. Each step becomes an aligner in the series. The orthodontist can tweak this as needed, and before you agree to treatment, you will be able to view the expected final result.
What Makes Invisalign Great? +
Invisalign is one of the most requested forms of treatment. Some of the other benefits of the system include:
- Less mouth irritation
- Treatment is speedier than with many forms of braces
- There is no impact on speech
- The aligners can be removed when consuming foods, liquids or when brushing and/or flossing
- Fewer office visits are needed
Are you interested in seeing if Invisalign is right for you? Schedule your consultation.
Meet Dr. Alpan
Dr. Alpan, the Associates, and the team love providing orthodontics in our community (Los Angeles) and feel the greatest gift, is giving our patients a beautiful healthy smile and a corrected bite. There is nothing more rewarding in orthodontics then improving our patients self esteem and confidence. Orthodontics is a sub specialty of dentistry focusing on the relationship between the teeth, jaws, TMJ and how the soft tissue of the face is affected by the position of these hard structures. Orthodontics does not require any surgery, but some severe situations require surgical orthodontics to help improve the position of the Jaws. The effect on the smile and how the teeth relate is highly determined by the position of the teeth in the smile or in the jaws. Growth and development plays a huge role on how the teeth, face and smile change as we age. Dr. Alpan specializes in growth and development of the face and incorporates your age and the changes that will occur into your treatment plan. Our goal is to enhance your existing features and help you maintain your improvement for a lifetime. Orthodontic treatment at any age my cause a brace lift – face lift affect and the appearance of the face always improves. Alpan Orthodontics of Los Angeles is committed to creating healthy balanced teeth and bites to help improve facial esthetics. There is nothing that says more about you, then your smile, especially in Los Angeles. A long term study researched the top five events in a person’s life and found that Orthodontic treatment was always in the top five. Transforming your smile can be one of your top five experiences in life. Please call or email us to set up your free consultation to help you, with creating a fun pleasant experience around your smile enhancement.
Dr. Zadmehr Bio
Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Dr. Sara Zadmehr graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California Irvine. At the University of California Irvine she earned a DDS at UCLA School of Dentistry. Finally, she stufied for and received both a Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences at Temple University.
Dr. Zadmehr loves creating beautiful smiles for her patients and prioritizes comfort in her treatment plans. Her goal and passion is to see her patients proud of their smiles.
Interesting fact about Dr. Zadmehr: she competed as a figure skater and participated in the world figure skating championships two times. She is also fluent in Farsi.
When not at the orthodontic office, Dr. Zadmehr likes to spend time with her family and friends, taking Pilates classes, hiking, and cooking.
Effective Braces for Kids in Woodland Hills, California
Just a few decades ago, there was just one type of braces offered at most orthodontic offices. Now, most offices have at least two to three options, while Alpan Orthodontics offers six. This means that when you choose our Woodland Hills office, you can easily access treatment that fits your needs and lifestyle.
These are the braces we all picture when we are thinking about orthodontic treatment. However, they are a lot better than they used to be. Our office offers streamlined traditional braces that built with stainless steel, making them lighter in weight and smaller in profile than older versions.
If you like the idea of braces, but do not like the idea of braces being visible, then clear braces are a good option for you. Clear braces use clear brackets that are nearly invisible but still deliver great results.
Not every patient dislikes having visible braces. For patients who prefer warmer tones or who just want something a bit more elegant, gold braces are an option. Gold braces are just like normal braces, but have a gold coating on the brackets.
Not everyone wants to wear braces, even when they need them. That is why Invisalign was invented. This system uses aligners instead of braces, allowing for convenient and discreet treatment. It is highly effective on mild to moderate orthodontic corrections.
Curious which option are right for you? Schedule a consultation.
We are so proud to offer our patients the world’s first & only fully-customized, 3D-printed brackets. Even with all the research involved, we are still charging our patients the same fee as traditional braces, but have noticed reduced treatment time and number of visits to the office. All broken brackets can be repaired with infinitely more control than in the past. We are so proud to offer our patients the world’s first & only fully-customized, 3D-printed brackets.
Dr. Alpan has been offering lingual ortho since 1998 and is excited to offer you InBrace, a personalized behind-the-teeth, teeth straightener – that’s completely hidden. InBrace is set-it and forget-it teeth-straightening that lets you live your real life and share your improving smile without anyone knowing you’re in treatment.
Orthodontics For Children
What is the age orthodontic treatment should begin?
Well, it depends on the problems the patient presents with. Some people never need orthodontic treatment. Most who do should start at 12 for the best possible results. However, there are a handful of children who present with orthodontic issues that are so significant, they are best addressed earlier in life.
Start At Age Seven +
In the world of orthodontics, age seven is a milestone. Most children have a good mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, which means that problems with bite relationships are easy to see. They also have a lot of growing left to do, with the onset of puberty years away. This means that if significant problems are present, the doctor has the option to correct them using appliances and by harnessing bone growth. Being seen at 7 gives the team opportunity to address severe problems while avoiding invasive measures.
Why Start Orthodontics Early +
Early treatment is only recommended when a patient presents with severe orthodontic abnormalities. To put it another way, we will only suggest early treatment if we see a young patient who has problems that are great enough to degrade their health and overall quality of life. The reason why treatment should start early is to avoid invasive and painful measures that would be required if treatment does not start until after the onset of puberty. These measures include jaw surgery and tooth extractions.
The Goals of Early Treatment +
- Mitigate risk of injury from poorly aligned teeth
- Better facial balance
- Correct poor oral habits
- Fix crossbites
- Help jaw growth
- Allow permanent teeth to grow in correctly
- Make brushing an flossing easier
Has your child turned seven and has yet to see an orthodontist? Schedule an appointment today.
Orthodontics for Adults
Adults who are unhappy with their smiles can think that orthodontic treatment isn’t possible for them. However, there is no upper age limit on being eligible for orthodontic treatment. Here at Alpan Orthodontics in Woodland Hills, close to 20% of all patients are adults.
What Concerns Adults About Treatment +
Each person may have their concerns about orthodontic care. However, we find there are three reasons that come up quite often with adult patients:
- Orthodontic treatment is only for children and teens.
- They worry braces will make them appear unattractive
- They worry orthodontics is too large of an expense
We understand why adult patients might think these things. However, they are based in misconceptions and not should prevent anyone from getting the care they need.
Correcting Misconceptions +
Teens and children may be more traditional orthodontics patients, but that doesn’t mean they are the only ones eligible for care. Adults are also able to correct tooth alignment. If there are underlying conditions, they may need to be treated first, but treatment is still possible.
Traditional metal braces are associated with teens and therefor may appear juvenile. However, adult patients have many different types of braces to choose from.
Now, when it comes to cost, we know that orthodontic treatment isn’t a bargain but we work with patients to make it less expensive. From insurance billing to discounts when you pay in full, we know how to make the care you need fit your budget. Think of treatment as an investment in yourself.
Not satisfied with your smile? It is time to make a change. Schedule an appointment to learn about the treatment options available to you.
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Our Office Information
Alpan Orthodontics of Woodland Hills: Dr. David Alpan & Associates is located at 6325 Topanga Canyon Blvd #424, Woodland Hills, CA. From Santa Monica Airport (SMO) get on I-10 E/Santa Monica Fwy in Los Angeles, and head northeast on Airport Ave toward Donald Douglas Loop S. Then turn left onto Bundy Dr, and turn right to merge onto I-10 E/Santa Monica Fwy. Next, take I-405 N and US-101 N to CA-27 N/Topanga Canyon Blvd, and take exit 27A from US-101 N. At this point merge onto I-10 E/Santa Monica Fwy, and take exit 3A to merge onto I-405 N toward Sacramento. After that use the right 3 lanes to take exit 63B to merge onto US-101 N toward Ventura, and take exit 27A for CA-27 N/Topanga Canyon Blvd. Afterward, follow CA-27 N/Topanga Canyon Blvd to your destination, and turn right onto CA-27 N/Topanga Canyon Blvd. Next, turn left, and turn right. Finally, turn left, and Alpan Orthodontics of Woodland Hills: Dr. David Alpan & Associates will be on the left.
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