About Orthodontics

For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care. If you're self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with orthodontics will greatly improve the way you look and feel.

When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile you've always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off! We know how to make you feel comfortable and confident throughout your entire orthodontic experience. Our practice is dedicated to making sure that you receive the quality care and attention you deserve.

How Orthodontic Treatment Works

By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, teeth slowly move to the proper position. Dr. Gimlen studies each patient's full diagnostic records to carefully plan the movement of teeth, respecting biological limitations such as facial proportions, bone density, growth potential in child cases and other factors. 

Duration of Treatment

Treatment time varies and can last between six months to three years, depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be. For children, receiving interceptive or early treatment can also help provide a quicker treatment time.

Before beginning your orthodontic care, Dr. Gimlen will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your full treatment may take. Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthodontics and the treatments we provide. (310) 545-6525