Aesthetic Orthodontics

Claudia Torok, DDS, MS -  - Orthodontics

Torok Orthodontics

Claudia Torok, DDS, MS

Orthodontics located in Santa Monica, CA & Westchester, Los Angeles, CA

Facially driven, aesthetic orthodontics can transform your smile while boosting your confidence and self-esteem. At Torok Orthodontics, the caring team proudly offers aesthetic orthodontics at two convenient locations in Santa Monica and the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. To schedule your appointment, call the office nearest you or book online today.

Aesthetic Orthodontics Q & A

What is aesthetic orthodontics?

Aesthetic orthodontics refers to facially driven treatments that complement your unique lifestyle and facial structure. The caring team at Torok Orthodontics knows that orthodontic treatment is a big decision. They also understand that traditional braces aren’t for everyone. That’s why they offer a wide range of orthodontic tools that are discreet, comfortable, and effective.


Are there different types of aesthetic orthodontics?

Torok Orthodontics offers several types of aesthetic orthodontics, including:

Lingual braces

Lingual braces are bonded to the back of your teeth. Like traditional braces, lingual braces use rubber bands, brackets, and wires. However, since they’re behind your teeth, they’re not obvious whenever you speak, laugh, or smile. 

Aesthetic braces

Aesthetic braces, also known as ceramic braces, feature white brackets and wires. This allows them to blend in with your tooth enamel. Aesthetic braces are discreet and comfortable. Because esthetic braces are white, they’re susceptible to stains. It’s important that you cut back on drinking dark-colored beverages like coffee or colas.

Temporary anchorage devices (TADs)

TADs are small metal devices that Dr. Torok implants in your gum line. They’re temporary and act as anchors for rubber bands as part of traditional orthodontic treatment. TADs play an important role in the process of aligning your teeth.

Clear aligners

If you have mild or moderate orthodontic issues, but don’t want to wear braces, you might benefit from clear aligners. Clear aligners are nearly invisible oral appliances that fit snugly over your natural teeth. They’re made of a durable thermoplastic and provide the same beautiful results as traditional orthodontic treatment.

Minimally invasive surgery

If you have a gummy smile, Dr. Torok might recommend minimally invasive surgery to remove excess gum tissue. This treatment is safe and effective, and it allows you to smile and laugh confidently.


What type of aesthetic orthodontics treatment is right for me?

Only a qualified orthodontist can determine the aesthetic orthodontics treatment that’s right for you. The team at Torok Orthodontics uses a facially driven, holistic approach designed to help each individual feel whole and confident in their smile.

Prior to making a recommendation, Dr. Torok conducts an oral exam, asks you about your goals for treatment, and takes a series of 3D images with the cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) system. After gathering this information, she develops a custom treatment plan that aligns with your budget and needs.

To schedule your aesthetic orthodontics appointment at Torok Orthodontics, call the office nearest you or book online today.