Dental Braces in Woodland Hills, CA

Misaligned teeth can affect everything from your self-confidence to your TMJ function. Crowded, crooked teeth also increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease, not to mention premature enamel wear. At Orthodontics in Woodland Hills, we offer dental braces in Woodland Hills to help you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.

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Straighten Your Teeth

Dental braces are a great way to straighten teeth and create a wonderful new smile. Schedule a consultation at Orthodontics in Woodland Hills to discuss your orthodontic treatment options.

How do Dental Braces Work?

Traditional orthodontic systems use a series of brackets and wires to gently nudge your teeth into the preferred alignment. Depending on your unique bite, the wires may be adjusted or special bands incorporated to guide the alignment of your smile. The gentle pressure that’s applied guides each specific tooth into the prescribed location, enhancing overall bite alignment from one side to the other.

Who is a Candidate for Braces in Woodland Hills, CA?

Anyone with healthy teeth and gums who has a “malocclusion” (misaligned bite) can benefit from traditional braces. We may recommend orthodontic treatment if you’re experiencing crowding, have an overbite, or struggle with gaps between your teeth. Orthodontic therapy is also considered part of a comprehensive treatment approach for people with periodontal disease.

Patients of all ages can benefit from orthodontic treatment, with the youngest patients starting as early as 7-8 years old depending on their tooth and jaw alignment. However, adults make excellent braces candidates too.

Complications Treated by Braces

  • Overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crowding and misaligned teeth
  • Aesthetic tooth alignment concerns

Benefits of Braces

  • Improved Appearance: The confidence that comes from a straighter smile is priceless. Aesthetic treatments like smile makeovers are built upon a foundation of symmetry, and tooth alignment is key!
  • Enhanced Oral Health: Statistically speaking, crowded and misaligned teeth are more prone to dental diseases like decay and periodontitis. Correcting your tooth alignment lowers your risk of cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss.
  • TMJ Disorder and Oral Function: Correct tooth alignment allows for better jaw movement and function when eating, reducing the risk of TMJ issues or premature enamel wear.
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To learn if dental braces may be right for you or your child schedule a complimentary consultation today.

The Process of Getting Braces at Woodland Hills, CA

Your orthodontic treatment at Orthodontics in Woodland Hills will begin with a consultation to determine if braces are right for you. At your initial consultation, we’ll discuss your oral health needs, how braces can help, the proposed timeline, and a treatment plan that outlines the costs involved. If you decide to get braces, we can typically apply them on the same day. Each orthodontic bracket is carefully bonded into place, and then an archwire is attached with a series of small bands. Younger patients tend to prefer colorful bands, while most adults opt for a more discreet version.

The first week after getting braces, your teeth may be a little sore. Over-the-counter medication such as Motrin (ibuprofen) can help ease any temporary discomfort.

Occasionally some patients will also need additional orthodontic appliances, such as expanders or space maintainers, depending on their specific oral anatomy.

To continue your tooth movement, be sure to keep your visits every 4-6 weeks when your orthodontic appliances will be adjusted. These visits are crucial to ensure the desired outcome in the proposed timeframe.

Type of Braces We Provide

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Traditional Metal Braces

Most of our teen orthodontic patients choose traditional brackets and wires for their treatment. These appliances are made out of hypoallergenic stainless steel, making them safe for everyone and every age. The majority of our younger patients enjoy accessorizing their braces with colorful bands to show off their school spirit or to celebrate the most recent holiday.

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Clear Ceramic Braces

Clear or tooth-colored ceramic braces functions identically to traditional braces but without visible metal appliances. Ceramic braces are popular among our adult patients, as they’re more discreet when you speak and smile.

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Clear Aligners

Invisalign is a system that uses clear, custom-made plastic aligners to align your teeth and create a beautiful smile. These aligners are virtually invisible and easily removable, designed with 3D scanning technology to ensure a perfect, comfortable fit.

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How Much do Braces Cost in Woodland Hills, CA?

The price of braces in Woodland Hills will vary depending on the type of braces you’re getting and the length of treatment required. Orthodontics in Woodland Hills will provide you with a detailed price estimate during your initial consultation, as well as a review of the convenient financing options we offer. Be sure to let us know if you have dental insurance, as we can check your benefits policy for included orthodontic coverage.

Woodland Hills Braces

Find out if dental braces are right for you and learn more about affordable payment options on all orthodontic treatments at Orthodontics in Woodland Hills. Call our Woodland Hills office today to request a no-obligation consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does treatment take?

Most orthodontic treatments take 12-18 months to complete on average. However, some cases are simple enough to complete in 4-6 months, while others require up to 24 months from start to finish. Orthodontics in Woodland Hills will provide you with an estimated timeframe during your initial consultation.

When should I bring my child in for an orthodontic consultation?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children receive an orthodontic evaluation by age 7, when there’s a combination of both primary (baby) and permanent (adult) teeth. These early evaluations allow specialists and dentists to intercept potentially major tooth and jaw misalignment, reducing the need for surgical correction in the future.

How do I care for my teeth during orthodontic treatment?

Plan to brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. Be sure to brush above and below your brackets, paying close attention to the gumlines. Then clean between your brackets with a proxy brush or interdental brush. Use a floss threader or water flosser to clean between teeth daily, where brushing doesn’t reach.

Should I still plan regular dental checkups?

Yes. Regular dental exams and cleanings are essential during orthodontic treatment, as it may be difficult to reach some areas throughout your mouth. Some braces patients benefit from cleanings every 3-4 months instead of every six.

Can I play a musical instrument or sports if I’m wearing braces?

Yes. If you’re involved in sports, we recommend wearing an over-the-counter athletic mouthguard to safeguard your lips, cheeks, and teeth. This will also reduce any risk of soft tissue trauma during athletic injuries. For musicians, we recommend planning your orthodontic visits around important ensembles, try-outs, concerns, and contests, as adjustments may affect your embeshire.

How often will I need an adjustment?

Most orthodontic patients will need a check-in visit for an adjustment every six weeks or so. These visits are essential to keeping your tooth alignment on track, so always plan to keep your appointments to avoid treatment delays.

Definition of common braces terminology

Braces: Fixed orthodontic appliances, usually made of ceramic or metal, and consisting of brackets and wire designed to align teeth.

Brackets: The tiny metal, ceramic or clear plastic supports that are affixed to each individual tooth on the arch.

TMJ: Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders are conditions affecting the jaw joints and surrounding muscles and ligaments.

Expander: An orthodontic appliance that can widen the jaws.

Open Bite: A condition in which the upper and lower teeth fail to come together. This type of malocclusion is generally classified as anterior or posterior.

Crowding: Crowding is the lack of space for all the teeth to fit normally within the jaws.

Crossbite: A malocclusion in which the upper back teeth bite inside or outside the lower back teeth, or the lower front teeth bite in front of the upper front teeth.

Orthodontist: A dentist who has been specially trained to do orthodontics.

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The Orthodontics in Woodland Hills Experience

  • Highest Level of Dental Care
  • Friendly and Caring Staff
  • Affordable Financing Options
  • Personalized Dental Services

Hear From Our Patients

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I went to Dr.Zarinnia and his team when I was a teenager for braces. My case was bad and almost needed major surgery. Luckily Dr.Z and his team are experts. The process took a few years for my case and the outcome was excellent. The process was smooth. They always took care of me and continue to years later. I would definitely recommend to my family and close friends.

Amber Y.
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Both my son and I have been getting braces treatment from Dr. Zarrinnia for the past 2 years. I recently just finished my treatment and have been very satisfied with the results. My son has another couple months to go but his teeth have come a long way as well and are looking good. I’m a busy guy so appreciate that when I have an appointment for an adjustment that I rarely have to wait more than 5 minutes. Dr. Z and all the technicians are super nice and adjustments are a breeze. I went with the clear ceramic braces. Most people were unaware I even had braces. Check out Dr. Zarrinnia and his team if you want to improve your smile!

David C.
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We had a wonderful experience with Dr. Zarrinnia and everyone in his office. We had to alter our original plans because we are moving out of state. The braces came off early but you can’t tell. Dr. Zarrinnia made huge improvements in a short amount of time. My son had a significant overbite but you woulD never know if by looking into at his beautiful smile now!

Mary H.

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About our Orthodonticsry

  • CA (License #51188). View License Information
  • Insurance: We work with most insurance providers.
  • Financing Options: We offer easy orthodontic financing options.
  • We serve patients from the following counties: Los Angeles
  • We serve patients from the following cities: Woodland Hills and its nearby cities, including Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Hidden Hills, Reseda, Tarzana, Topanga, West Hills, and Winnetka.
  • Have Questions?  Please feel free to contact us at 818-225-0530

Helpful links: WebMD (Braces) | Glossary of Dental Terms. (ADA)


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Woodland Hills, CA 91364



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