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 »

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 necessary to give you a smile makeover that... Read more »

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 ligaments that anchor each of your teeth in its socket. Over time... Read more »

Do You Know about Invisalign® Orthodontic Aligners?

Do you know about Invisalign® orthodontic aligners? Did you know that Invisalign aligners can be used to fix your smile without the need of bulky wires and metal brackets? Invisalign uses alternative technology to accomplish the task of giving you the straight smile your teeth requires. For more information about... Read more »

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. Even after your braces have been removed, some of this tension will still... Read more »

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. The aligners are worn over the teeth and gradually shift them into their proper places. A new set of aligners is given every two weeks to help... Read more »

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. Until your appointment, there are some things you can do to get help with common orthodontic problems. - Loose brackets – If you have a loose bracket,... Read more »