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By: amanda.weis1
Sid Molayem Orthodontist
Dr. Molayem is simply the best around! He is professional, kind and very flexible with his patients needs. I had a job change and lost my insurance. My teeth were in braces from another Seattle orthodontist when I first came to see Dr. Molayem at his Beverly Hills location. He took me on and did not require that all the work I'd had done be reworked like the other orthodontist I had interviewed. Dr. Molayem worked with what I had and making treatment changes and repairs as needed. He does very high quality work as is testified to by all the stars and models lining his walls. But his prices are very reasonable. I'm over 40 and my teeth came out better than I ever dreamed possible. I could model this smile!!!
By: Yasaman M.
Sid Molayem Orthodontist
I love going to Dr. Molayem. A genuine doctor with true concern for his patients. The staff are welcoming and helpful. I'm almost finished with my treatment and I love my results already. I'm so happy with everything!
Tips & Advices
While going to the orthodontist can be difficult, sometimes it's necessary. If you are concerned about tooth alignment, feel your jaw shift, or are experiencing problems like difficulty chewing or grinding your teeth, it's time to see an orthodontist.
There are generally three types of braces patients can be fitted for at the orthodontist:
  • The more traditional option, bands, wrap around most of a patient's tooth.
  • Brackets are the most popular, applied directly to the tooth in metal or plastic form.
  • Lingual braces are brackets attached to the back of teeth.
People of all ages can wear braces to straighten their teeth, but it is most common to be fitted for these adjustments between the ages of 10 and 14. This is the time when teeth are better able to be straightened because the head and mouth are still developing.
The American Board of Orthodontics recommends finding a dental specialist that is board-certified, offers free or reduced-price consultations, and displays qualities such as trustworthiness, ability to communicate effectively, and attentiveness.
Orthodontists must complete a four-year undergraduate program to gain admission to dental school. After earning a Doctor of Dental Science degree at an accredited four-year dental program, students must then either complete a post-degree training program or one to two years residency in orthodontics. Then they need to earn a state license in order to practice. Certain states also require board certification.

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