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Social Media and your Orthodontist

Los Angeles, CA – We recently attended the GAC – Pride institute (Future Proof Your Practice) seminar. Here we learned from Top Orthodontist Lou Shuman, DMD, the importance of Future proofing our Orthodontic Practice utilizing social media to communicate with our patients. Social media has opened up the doors for our patient to communicate with us in our Orthodontic Practice says Dr. David Alpan. Before Social media the only means of communication between the office and patient was during monthly visits or over the telephone. Times have sure changed and we are now in the digital age where communication is almost instant!

Dr. David Alpan and staff have embraced the world or social media to help better serve our patients needs and has made communication between staff & patients much easier. You can now find us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, instagram and our very own Blog to name a few. We look forward to communicating with you and ask that you Like Us on Facebook follow us on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram!

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Cost of Braces

Orthodontic TreatmentThis is one of the most common questions. Everyone who has received a free orthodontic consultation at any of our offices always has been able to afford to have Los Angeles, Beverly Hills & Las Vegas orthodontist Dr. Alpan treat them without exception. We make it our mission to offer high quality affordable low cost orthodontic treatment. There are many ways to achieve our goal with low cost braces or with the most cutting edge technology. Cost for braces can vary widely depending on the material used. Metal braces are usually our lowest cost treatment option and lingual or hidden incognito braces are the most expensive. There are treatment options that are best for everyone, we just need to figure out which one is best for you or your child.

The total cost of braces depends upon the complexity of the orthodontic problem, so it varies from person to person. Usually longer treatment costs more and shorter treatment costs less. Since, the material used to make orthodontic appliances varies from plastic to gold, so does the price. With the advent of technology and digital 3D imaging the cost to make custom braces incognito firmhandshakeor Invisalign aligners has increased dramatically in comparison to the traditional metal braces. The choices our patients are dealing with are cost of treatment, the time of treatment and the way it looks along the way. When making the decision about the best treatment option considering those three issues can change the price of treatment. Typically the treatment option which is the least noticeable is usually higher cost. The treatment options which are more visible, like metal braces, are the lowest cost option. Please schedule a free initial consultation to discuss all these options.   

Because our modern materials and techniques often require fewer visits, you might be surprised how affordable your orthodontic treatment can be. A healthy, beautiful smile is one of the best investments you can make in your future or in that of your child’s. We offer a variety of payment methods in our effort to help you fit this worthy investment into your budget:

  • In-house, interest-free financing, an appropriate down payment and the remaining balance paid over the period of treatment.
  • In-house, interest free financing with no down payment, but higher monthly payments, paid over the period of treatment.
  • Outside financing that offers a low down payment or even no down payment, with low monthly fees paid throughout the course of treatment.
  • Discounts for paying for treatment in full.
  • We accept all major credit cards for automatic credit card payments.
  • Most major insurance plans. We will complete the necessary paperwork for you.
  • Medi-Cal patients are examined. Medi-Cal decides for whom they will pay.
  • Lay away plans for people who are not ready currently, but would be in 6 months or a year

During your initial free orthodontic consultation, 63-Free-Retro-Clipart-Illustration-Of-Man-Carrying-Big-Bag-Of-Money-With-Dollar-Signour treatment coordinator will go over all of the financial options available to you. She also will help you customize a payment plan that fits your specific needs. We pride ourselves in catering to all people’s budget. AO offers low cost braces and low cost Invisalign, please complete an appointment request, call and schedule your free consultation.

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Why you should get orthodontic treatment

The goal of orthodontic treatment is a good bite—meaning straight teeth that mesh well together says Los Angeles Orthodontist Dr. David Alpan. A good bite makes it easier for you to bite, chew and speak. This can enhance your dental health and your overall health, and may improve self-esteem.

Orthodontic treatment is often part of a comprehensive dental health care plan. With good care, including orthodontic treatment when necessary, teeth can last a lifetime.

Treatment in children or teenagers who are still growing may yield results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have completed their growth.

A healthy bite is as important at age 60 as it is at age 16. Even though adults are no longer growing, they can also enjoy improvements that come from orthodontic treatment. Your age is not a consideration for orthodontic treatment. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age.

Orthodontic treatment is a smart investment in your dental, physical and emotional health

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Incognito and Incognito Light (Center of Excellence Provider )

imagesDr. Alpan has been awarded The Center of Excellence Provider for Incognito and Incognito Light in his Los Angeles, Beverly Hills & Las Vegas Office. Congratulations Dr. Alpan for all your hard work with the Incognito System.

Dont forget to visit our website to find out more information about Incognito and Incognito Light by clicking on the Center of Excellence Logo.




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Dr. David Alpan Introduces New Accelerated Orthodontic Treatment






Los Angeles, CA – 02/20/2013 – Dr. David Alpan of Los Angeles, CA, is excited to announce that he is now offering patients an accelerated orthodontic treatment option using The Propel® System, an innovative technique that reduces orthodontic treatment by up to 60%.

The Propel System is a simple 3 step in-office treatment that is performed in minutes and is done during regularly scheduled appointments. PROPEL uses a patented process called Alveocentesis™ which is a scientifically proven method of stimulating bone to remodel faster, in turn allowing teeth to move faster.  When used in conjunction with any orthodontic treatment modality such as Invisalign®, braces, etc. patients benefit from more predictable results and a significant reduction in the time spent undergoing orthodontics.

Whether a patient is looking to get ready for their big wedding day, an upcoming graduation, a special occasion, or to just receive faster and more predictable results, PROPEL will help give them a beautiful smile in half the time.

Patients seeking additional information on PROPEL accelerated orthodontic treatment are encouraged to call our office at 213-382-8228 or 310-888-0066.

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Congratulations Dr. Alpan

Congratulations to Dr. Alpan for being a semi-finalist in the 2012 Invisalign Case Gallery this year at the Invisalign Summit. We would like to take this time to recognize your accomplishments with Invisalign and the Invisalign Teen system. We are all proud of you!
The Team!
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5 Tips to maintain your braces!

Ormco-GirlsOrthodontics is the vehicle that delivers a patient’s teeth to their final destination of a stunning, straight smile. That vehicle must be correctly maintained and cared for if it is going to arrive at its destination in a timely manner, and without costly repairs and setbacks. Dr. David Alpan, a Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas orthodontics expert, has provided these five tips to help patients care for their appliances and teeth during treatment:

Floss Teeth Twice a Day:
Flossing helps clean the areas between teeth toothbrushes often miss. A floss threader will help patients navigate around their appliances while warding off germs and decay.

Brush Teeth After Every Meal:
In combination with a standard toothbrush, an interdental toothbrush is a must-have tool that helps clean the tricky spaces under wires. Teeth and appliances should be brushed after meals and prior to going to bed using toothpaste and gentle strokes.

Be Consistent With Elastics:
If elastics have been prescribed, they should be worn at all times, except during meals and while brushing teeth. “Missing a single day of elastic wear after even a week of consistent use puts a patient’s teeth at risk of shifting back to their original position,” says Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas Orthodontist, Dr. David Alpan.

Address Damage Promptly:
If damage has occurred to a patient’s appliance, they should contact their orthodontics provider immediately to schedule an appointment to have it fixed. Wax and an antiseptic rinse can provide relief from irritation until the appointment.

Follow Food Guidelines:
Foods like jerky and candies should be avoided since they can break appliances, which may add months to treatment. By using these tips and guidelines, patients can avoid costly setbacks due to damage and additional doctor visits, says Dr. Alpan

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Check out our star patient!

We would like to send a shout out to our patient Camryn for all her success in the music industry. Camryn is currently on tour and has opened up for boy band “One Direction”. Check her website out for more information.