Wear a Mouth Guard If You Plan to Play Sports With Braces

Dr. Claudia Torok and our team want you to feel comfortable wearing your braces, especially if you are involved in sports. Our team is happy to answer any questions you have about playing sports while wearing braces. Do I need to give up sports while I wear braces? No, you... Read more »

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 enamel attrition, and dental fractures. If it’s caught... Read more »

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. Dr. Claudia Torok can determine whether or not... Read more »

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! To help you achieve those goals, our... Read more »

Dental Caries Can Interrupt the Process of Realigning Your Teeth with Braces

The orthodontic components of your braces installed in your mouth by Dr. Claudia Torok and his associates are designed to gradually correct the alignment of your teeth. This is done through the course of routine adjustment sessions performed every four to six weeks. Each of these important appointments will gradually... Read more »

What Does the Invisalign® Treatment Include?

If you’re interested in aligning your smile with Invisalign®, good for you! You’re on your way toward the stunning and healthy smile you desire. Now, the treatment is a little different from braces, which might result in a few questions. To help you know a little more about the process... Read more »

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. While your braces do the work of aligning your teeth, you will need to work a little harder to make sure that they... Read more »

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 create an aligned and healthy... Read more »

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. Braces can improve aesthetic quality of your smile and improve or restore the functions and health of your mouth. Consider the following:... Read more »

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. The braces put your teeth into alignment,... Read more »