Dr. Harry Dougherty offers innovative treatment options for children, teens and adults in beautiful Sherman Oaks, California. We strive to provide the best treatment possible in a vibrant and friendly environment. Combining the right mix of personal care, cutting edge technology and continuous education, we maintain a commitment to our patients in every facet of our practice. Please contact our office today to schedule an initial exam.
For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of Orthodontics. For Dr. Dougherty, a proper fit and function of your bite, an unrestricted airway, and a healthy smile are the most important aspects.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position.
Duration of Treatment
Treatment time typically ranges from one to three years, depending on the growth of the patient's mouth/face and the severity of the problem. Patients grow at different rates and the duration of treatment varies. The patient's diligent use of any prescribed rubber bands or headgear is an important factor in achieving the most efficient treatment.