Orthodontics used to be called orthodontia – the word comes from the Greek orthos, meaning “straight, perfect or proper”, and dontos, which means “teeth”. An orthodontist is a dentist who went to a 3 year orthodontics residency after dental school. Orthodontics insures that your mouth close properly, and that upper and lower teeth mesh together accordingly. A good occlusion makes it easier for you to bite, chew and speak. Additionally, a beautiful smile adds to self-esteem and self-confidence. The goal of orthodontics is both a good bite and a beautiful smile.
Dr. Elfersi is a board certified orthodontist in Beverly Hills who provides complimentary orthodontic consultations and can evaluate your bite and smile.
At Elfersi Orthodontics in Beverly Hills, Dr. Elfersi uses a range of orthodontic devices, including headgears, braces, and Invisalign trays to gently apply continuous pressure and slowly move teeth into place. As the teeth move, the occlusion improves and routine visits with your orthodontist allow to adjust teeth displacement. Technically, this is a biomechanical process called bone remodeling. Your mouth is a complex system of teeth, jaws, gum and facial muscles that need to be properly aligned by an orthodontist. Dr. Elfersi went through a 3-year orthodontics residency and was trained to treat all malocclusion conditions.
Most problems in orthodontics are inherited. Examples of these genetic problems are crowding, spacing, protrusion, extra or missing teeth, and some jaw growth problems. Other malocclusions are acquired as a result of thumb- or fingersucking, dental disease, accidents, the early or late loss of baby (primary) teeth, or other causes. If noticing issues related to orthodontics in your child, please contact us to schedule a consultation with your Beverly Hills children orthodontist.
Orthodontics creates a better bite, making teeth fit better, and decreases the risk of future, and potentially costly dental problems. Crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain causing tooth enamel to wear abnormally, difficulty in chewing and/or speaking. Malocclusions can cause excess stress on supporting bone and gum tissue leading to headaches, TMJ syndrome as well as neck, shoulder and back pain. Without treatment by an orthodontist, many problems simply become worse. In doubt, contact Dr. Elfersi, a Beverly Hills board certified orthodontist for a complimentary consultation.
Your orthodontist can determine whether you can benefit from orthodontics. Based on diagnostic tools that include a full medical and dental health history, a clinical exam, 3D Digital scan, and X-rays, Dr. Elfersi will determine whether orthodontic treatment is recommended, and develop a plan that’s right for you.
If you have any of the following, you may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment by Dr. Elfersi your Beverly Hills orthodontist: