Manhattan Beach Orthodontist
1730 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, California 90266 US
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27 Years Old Starting Invisalign with Acceledent. Manhattan Beach, CA

I never had braces as a kid, but my teeth were relatively straight. That is, until my wisdom teeth came in and now my top front teeth make it look like I'm the Wicked Witch of the West! I finally decided to bite the bullet and get Invisalign. Turns out I have a lot of issues besides my wonky top front teeth: sever crowding on the bottom, overbite, underbite and crossbite. I have a total...

Teen with Crowded Teeth, Already Helping

I just got them on the other day, and although it was painful in some areas at first, I'm already comfortable wearing them. The entire process will only take 14 months, unlike braces which would probably take over 2 years. Also, in my case it was less than getting regular braces because I would have them on for a longer time. It's a bit annoying to take them off and put them back on...


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Biology, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
    Graduate: Craniofacial Biology
    Dental: DMD, University of Louisville School of Dentistry, 2000
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Orthodontics, University of Southern California

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What happens if a missing attachment has gone unnoticed for 9 months of invisalign treatment? Can refinements be made?

Attachments are designed for 3 purposes: 1. aid in certain tooth movements, 2. resist certain tooth movements, and 3. help retain the aligners in your... READ MORE

Teeth Shaving for Invisalign?

Invisalign is a great product. As an orthodontist, I try to preserve tooth structure whenever possible, but tooth slenderizing is often needed to... READ MORE

23 yo female with major overjet/overbite and spacing issues, previously had braces. Am I a good Invisalign candidate? (photo)

For a simple answer--yes. However, it would be best if you schedule a consultation with an orthodontist so that your teeth, face and Jaws can be... READ MORE

My clear retainer have a crack but it's not not completely broken should I buy new ones or do they still work?

It depends on where the crack is located and how large the crack is. I have seen small cracks at the very back of the retainers that I was able to... READ MORE

Can Invisalign help my 5 year old son who has a extremely narrow pallet?

A palatal expander is the device that your child will need to correct his narrow jaw. This device can be fabricated with the baby teeth are still... READ MORE

I Have a Bad Overbite and Gaps in my Teeth! Will I Be Able to Get Braces? (photo)

In most situations, braces can close gaps and reduce overbite. It is best to seek a complimentary consultation with an orthodontist to review your... READ MORE

Do You Get All the Trays Required for an Invisalign Treatment at Once or Do You Have to Come Back Each Time for the Next Tray?

Depending on the movements prescribed in each sequential aligner, your orthodontist will give you a certain number of aligners to change on your own. READ MORE

Can You Get Braces Just for Teeth Gaps? (photo)

Orthodontists are specialists is moving the teeth-whether or not bite correction is involved. It looks like you are a great candidate for orthodontics... READ MORE

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