At Atlantic Children & Family Dentistry, we provide a complete series of orthodontic diagnoses, treatments, and preventive services for numerous dental issues for children and teenagers. You can depend on our highly trained team to help you improve your smile.

What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is an advanced study of dentistry that helps patients handle jaw and tooth alignment problems. Orthodontics in Los Angeles, California, focus on correcting specific oral health issues that can include:

  • Overcrowded teeth: The jaw arch does not have enough space for all of the adult teeth
  • Gapped front teeth: The adult teeth are smaller and do not use all of the space in the jaw arch
  • Underbite: The teeth of the lower jaw are further forward than those of the upper jaw
  • Overbite: The upper teeth protrude further forward than the bottom teeth
  • Crooked teeth: The teeth grow in an unaligned manner that makes it difficult to clean the teeth of plaque and tartar completely
  • Open bite: The teeth fail to meet when closing the mouth

Without professional orthodontic treatment, the above issues can make typical actions like biting, chewing, speaking, or simply opening your mouth painful or frustrating for your child or teen, especially as they continue to grow and develop.

Early diagnosis and preventive treatments can significantly reduce the likelihood of these issues developing in your children. Accurate diagnosis and timely treatment will help them manage and correct oral health conditions that were not previously addressed when they were younger.

Common Orthodontic Treatments

Orthodontists can use a variety of orthodontic treatments that will depend on the unique structure of your child’s mouth and oral health goals. The most common treatments that help you achieve straight teeth include traditional braces and clear aligner trays.

Traditional Metal Braces
Metal braces are the traditional method of straightening teeth and correcting jaw alignment. The treatment length will depend on your child’s age, the severity of misalignment they experience and how well their teeth and jaw respond to the adjustments throughout the course of treatment.

Modern Clear Aligners
Clear aligners are a helpful alternative to the traditional form of tooth alignment treatment. This type of orthodontic aligner is clear, easily removable, and effective when the patient follows the orthodontist’s guidelines. Treatment time is typically a minimum of six months but may require up to two years.

Straighten Your Teeth at Our Office for Orthodontics in East Los Angeles

If you suspect that your child’s teeth or jaws are not correctly aligned, you should speak with our orthodontist about their oral health. Our orthodontist will thoroughly evaluate your mouth with an examination and X-ray to determine the best course of treatment.

Are you ready for your child to straighten their teeth for a healthier, more confident, beautiful smile? Call 323-263-9600 today to reach our team and learn about quality orthodontics in East Los Angeles and schedule an appointment with Dr. Jung Yoon Chang or Dr. Quy-Phung Phan. We are ready to help your child achieve optimal oral health and a smile they are proud to show off.

Contact Details

Contact Details

East Los Angeles

952 South Atlantic Blvd., Suite A
Los Angeles, CA 90022


Los Angeles Location Hours

Monday10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Santa Ana

902 E. 1st St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701


Santa Ana Location Hours

Monday9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Los Angeles Location

Santa Ana Location