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Orthodontics in Santa Monica

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Ready to transform your smile? Dr. Kathy Zahedi DDS & Associates offers advanced orthodontic treatments, including braces and clear aligners, to straighten and enhance your teeth. Begin your journey to a confident, radiant smile with us!


Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry focused on diagnosing, preventing, and treating dental and facial irregularities. This often involves using devices like braces, clear aligners, and retainers to correct issues such as misaligned teeth, bite problems, and jaw disorders.

One popular orthodontic treatment option is Invisalign, which uses a series of clear, removable aligners custom-made to fit your teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces with brackets and wires, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible and offer a more comfortable and discreet way to straighten teeth.

Invisalign is a great option for many, but not everyone. It suits:

  • Adults and teenagers with mild to moderate misalignment (gaps, crowding, overbites, underbites, crossbites).
  • Those seeking discreet treatment, as the clear aligners are nearly invisible.
  • Individuals prioritizing comfort, as Invisalign aligners are smooth and removable.
  • People with good oral hygiene and self-discipline, as consistent wear and maintenance are key.

Consulting with Dr. Kathy Zahedi DDS & Associates is essential to determine if Invisalign is right for you. We will assess your case and recommend the best treatment plan.

The initial stage of your treatment begins with a comprehensive consultation where Dr. Zahedi evaluates your teeth and jaw relationship. Utilizing an iTero® digital scanner, we capture precise 3-D images of your smile for treatment planning. Dr. Zahedi strategically maps the incremental movement of your teeth, ensuring predictable outcomes. These scans are then transmitted to the Invisalign lab to craft your personalized aligners.

Typically, patients progress from one set of Invisalign aligners to the next every few weeks, totaling between 18 to 30 aligners. Regular follow-up visits are essential throughout the treatment at our office. These visits allow us to monitor your progress, make necessary adjustments, and ensure the optimal alignment of your teeth. Trust Dr. Zahedi and our advanced digital technology for a thorough and tailored Invisalign experience, guiding you toward a straighter, more confident smile.

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