About Woodland Hills Orthodontics
The field of orthodontics is focused on teeth and jaw misalignment. Unlike dentistry which is concerned with dental health and maintenance, orthodontists focus on achieving healthy and functional smiles through the correction of malocclusions, or crooked teeth and jaws.
There are many types of malocclusions that can be improved through orthodontic treatment, including an overbite where the upper teeth protrude over the lower ones, or underbite where the lower teeth sit too far forward in relation to the upper teeth. Additionally, gapped teeth, or crowded teeth, can also be corrected by orthodontic appliances like braces or clear aligners (Invisalign).
Traditionally, metal dental braces were used to correct these issues and are still available to adults and older teens, but there are now more discreet and comfortable options. One of the most popular is Invisalign, which uses clear plastic trays to gently shift your teeth into position without the appearance of metallic braces. Invisalign in Woodland Hills is customizable to your needs, and Dr. Bita will work with you to design a treatment plan that is uniquely yours.
Having straight teeth is more than just cosmetic; it improves the way you look and feel about yourself. In fact, long term studies have shown that a person’s perception of their smile was in the top five most significant life events. A perfect smile is something that everyone deserves, and the good news is that it’s easier than ever to get there. Woodland Hills Orthodontics