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La Canada Office

(818) 248-0124

1528 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada, CA 91011
[email protected]

Los Angeles Office

(213) 739-8678

3700 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 400
Los Angeles, CA 90010
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Why Braces?

Smiling teen girl in braces, showing her beautiful smile

For A Beautiful Smile

For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. After your braces come off, you’ll feel more self-confident.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

Orthodontic appliances can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position.

This is a great time to wear braces! Gone are the days when a metal band with a bracket was placed around each tooth. You can choose brackets that are clear or metallic in color. You can choose the color of the ties that hold the wire in brackets. Wires are also less noticeable than they used to be, and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients.

Portrait of a young woman with braces
Smiling teenage boy in braces playing on his phone

Duration of Treatment

Treatment time typically ranges from one to three years, depending on the growth of the patient’s mouth and face, and the severity of the problem. Patients grow at different rates and will respond uniquely to orthodontic treatment, so the time to completion may differ from the original estimate. The patient’s diligent use of any prescribed rubber bands or headgear is an important factor in achieving the most efficient treatment. Interceptive, or early treatment procedures, may take as few as six months.

Member, American Association of Orthodontists
Board Certified, American Board of Orthodontics
American Dental Association
Invisalign provider
AcceleDent provider
Kwon Orthodontics La Cañada office

La Cañada Office

(818) 248-0124
1528 Foothill Blvd.
La Cañada, CA 91011

Kwon Orthodontics, Los Angeles office

Los Angeles Office

(213) 739-8678
3700 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 400
Los Angeles, CA 90010

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