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Taking Care of Your Retainer and Your Aligned Smile

Once the hard work of straightening your teeth is completed, the next phase of your orthodontic treatment begins: keeping your teeth aligned with a retainer! You don’t want any setbacks after taking the time to get them straightened.
Nov 20th, 2019

Head Back to School With the Right Tools!

It is that time of year again where your children are headed back to school with their new backpacks, notepads and pencils! If they have braces, they will need some extra items in their backpack and locker.
Aug 20th, 2019

Problems That Can Arise From a Misaligned Bite

Did you know there is a lesser-known cause for headaches that can be attributed to malocclusion? Malocclusion occurs when the jaws and teeth are misaligned due to abnormal positioning of the teeth when the jaws close.
Jul 11th, 2019

Traditional Braces for Your Teeth

Traditional braces have come a long way when it comes to straightening crooked teeth. In fact, they are ideal for a variety of tooth issues, not just crooked teeth.
Jun 17th, 2019

Benefits of a Better Aligned Smile

Spotting and treating tooth alignment issues early on is very beneficial for your teeth. This allows time to make repairs and align the teeth into their correct position.
Apr 8th, 2019

What Are the Risks of DIY Braces?

Ever since YouTube began helping people learn and execute do-it-yourself (DIY) projects with accuracy and success, it’s become tempting to take on more challenging projects to save money. While this strategy works for learning how to crochet or paint...
Mar 6th, 2019

Consider Water Flossing for Your Dental Flossing Needs

When it comes to caring for your teeth in or out of braces, you already know how important it is to brush twice a day. Cleaning your teeth daily helps get rid of harmful bacteria or plaque in the mouth that can cause gum disease and tooth decay.
Feb 4th, 2019

Tips for Caring for Your Teeth and Gums While Wearing Braces

The number one goal for your oral health is maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This means practicing diligent daily oral hygiene habits; specifically, brushing and flossing to remove plaque along with routine dental visits to remove tartar...
Dec 3rd, 2018

What Type of Orthodontic Retainer Will You Be Wearing?

Now that you have undergone orthodontic treatment and your teeth are finally aligned, you will want to make sure they don’t slip back into their previous positions. To prevent this from happening, retainers are used to anchor your teeth into place.
Nov 1st, 2018

Brace Yourself, the Holidays are Coming!

Straightening your teeth with orthodontics can help you achieve a more healthy, aligned and attractive smile. With the upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the month of December and New Year’s (to name a few), around the corner, your orthodontics...
Oct 8th, 2018

How Orthodontics Can Correct Your Bite Pattern

By now you are likely aware that keeping your teeth and gums free from tooth decay and gum disease should top your list of oral health priorities when it comes to maintaining your healthy smile. But did you know that a malocclusion is another common...
Sep 12th, 2018

Orthodontic Care for Adults

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Crooked, crowded teeth or a misaligned bite can make you feel self-conscious no matter what your age.
Aug 9th, 2018

Braces at a Young Age

Getting braces at a younger age has proved most effective in preventing dental problems in the future. Permanent teeth start to typically come in about the ages of six to eight, and because the bones are still growing, it’s best to evaluate their tooth...
Jul 23rd, 2018

What Makes Invisalign®️ So Popular?

Our orthodontist and team happily offer Invisalign® clear aligners for patients who want to create smiles that are straighter and more beautiful without the need for braces. If you feel it’s time for a smile makeover but don’t want to receive...
May 7th, 2018

Tips for Caring for Your Braces

Would you like some information about caring for braces? Dr. Claudia Torok is thrilled to give you some tips for taking care of your braces to make your orthodontic treatment a happy one.
Apr 24th, 2018

Braces are a Big Deal

Getting braces is the sign that you’re moving from being a boy to being a man. It’s the sign that you’re old enough to drive, to go out on dates, and – wait, we’re getting this confused with a different teenage rite of passage.
Apr 16th, 2018

Traditional Braces Can Address Misaligned Teeth

Genetics and other factors can sometimes affect your child’s oral structure leading to misaligned teeth. This could also manifest as a pronounced underbite or overbite, as well as potential overcrowding issues.
Mar 16th, 2018

Reverse Poor Oral Hygiene with Invisalign®

Have you always wanted orthodontic aligners to straighten teeth pulled or are you always worried about what individuals close to you may think? Even though you may be older, it is possible to receive orthodontic care.
Feb 28th, 2018

Dental Facts and Findings on Benefits of Braces

One of the key principles of a perfect smile includes providing the necessary oral health care in the event that bad bites are present. If for any reason your teeth are out of alignment it can lead to several oral health risks
Feb 22nd, 2018

Tips for Remembering Your Orthodontic Appointment

Do you oftentimes forget about your orthodontic adjustment appointment? If so, it’s time to change your ways. When you forget about your appointment, you greatly inconvenience our orthodontist, Dr. Claudia Torok, and orthodontic staff.
Jan 15th, 2018

Poor Oral Hygiene Can Cause Problems with Braces

Your new orthodontic braces have been designed to gradually realign your teeth for a more appealing smile and a healthier mouth. This is done through routine adjustment sessions which will tighten the orthodontic components to affect the connective tissues
Dec 30th, 2017

How Braces Change the Way You Brush Your Teeth

No doubt, you have been caring for your teeth your whole life, and this shouldn’t change once you receive your braces. Although your teeth will be mostly covered by metal, it’s more important than ever before to brush every day since the appliances can tra
Dec 11th, 2017

Invisalign® Can Improve Minor Deviations in Your Dentition

The natural alignment of your bite pattern influences your smile’s appearance, and can also have an increasing impact on the health of your teeth. Without proper correction by some form of orthodontic braces your teeth can be at increased risk for tooth...
Nov 24th, 2017

Malocclusion & Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in correcting the position of the teeth and jaws. Having orthodontic treatment performed can lead to a healthier mouth, a more attractive smile, and teeth that are more likely to last for a lifetime.
Oct 25th, 2017

How to Achieve Fresh Breath with Braces

Do you wish you could have a fresh and pristine breath while you align your smile with braces? If so, our orthodontist, Dr. Claudia Torok, has some good news for you: There are things you can do to achieve that breath you desire!
Oct 24th, 2017

How Do Braces Help Your Oral Health?

Braces are good for your appearance as they straighten your pearly whites, but did you know they are also good for your oral health? At the orthodontic practice of Dr. Claudia Torok DDS MS located in Los Angeles, California, we work with our patients to cr
Aug 25th, 2017

Facts About Braces

You can straighten your smile with braces. With straighter teeth, your self-esteem will increase and with a better self-image, your entire lifestyle and everyday outlook can seem better.
Jul 25th, 2017

A Word About Retainers

If you have braces or will be getting them in the near future, eventually the braces will come off and you will be able to see your teeth again. But just because the braces are off, that doesn’t mean the process is over.
Jul 20th, 2017

The Perks of Seeing an Orthodontist

The perks of seeing an orthodontist are measured in what type of dental treatment you require. If you are seeking an issue with correcting malocclusions or misalignments with your smile, you can rest assured that our team has the equipment and expertise ne
Jun 29th, 2017

You Should Never Attempt to Improvise Your Own Braces Repair

The braces hardware installed in your mouth at Dr. Claudia Torok’s orthodontic clinic, have been designed to gradually correct the alignment of your teeth. Each of your routine adjustment appointments will tighten your braces to stretch the periodontal lig
Jun 15th, 2017

A Hawley Retainer May Be Needed After Your Braces Are Removed

Each of your adjustment sessions at Dr. Claudia Torok’s Los Angeles, California orthodontic clinic, was critical for realigning your teeth. Every time your braces were tightened, it moved your teeth one step closer to their ideal alignment.
May 5th, 2017

What Invisalign® Can Remedy

Invisalign® is a series of custom-made aligners that are created just for you. The aligners are made of comfortable, smooth, nearly invisible plastic.
Apr 27th, 2017

Orthodontic Emergency: First Response

You are undergoing orthodontic treatment your braces become damaged. Don’t worry. When this happens, call our office for an appointment with our orthodontist.
Apr 13th, 2017

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Dr. Claudia Torok DDS MS, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most importa
Mar 29th, 2017

Keeping Your Teeth Clean With Braces

Braces are a big step in life. Braces can help you have a more attractive smile, and there are oral health benefits that come with having braces.
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