8:30 am - 5:30 pm Mon - Fri
By Appointment Only
18919 Ventura Blvd., Suite B
Tarzana, California 91356

About Dr.Nooshi Akavan

Enchancing Lives Through Beautiful Smiles

It's my privilege and passion to work closely with each of mypatients in finding the treatment option that best meets theirwishes and needs and is affordable.

Dr. Nooshi Akavan attended the University of WashingtonSchool of Dentistry graduating in 1988 with her doctorate inDental Sciences. Over 25 years of experience USC graduateBoard Certified Orthodontis.

Upon graduating from dental school, Dr. Akavan practicedgeneral dentistry for three years before returning to theUniversity of Southern California earning her degree inorthodontics and her masters in craniofacial biology.

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25+Years of experience

USC graduate

Types Of Braces

Akavan Orthodontics understands that getting braces can be challenging, and they also understand how to help maneuver the process quickly. Dr. Nooshi Akavan can help you make your orthodontic treatment a stress-free process, and she caters your treatment plan to your needs down to the smallest detail.

Braces are a trusted method for smile restoration and teeth straightening in the U.S. Reportedly, more than 4 million people benefit from the advantages of wearing braces. One million of them are adults looking to have dental misalignment corrected along with a beautiful smile.

Akavan Orthodontics and Children’s Dentistry has several available treatments to straighten your child’s teeth. We can help you explore those options to match your child with the absolute best type of braces.

Below is a list of the best braces and clear aligners available

Metal Braces

Traditional braces, made up of metals, are the most commonbraces available. They have benefited from the evolution ofmaterials and technology used in orthodontic dentistry asthey are more comfortable than traditionally placedappliances. They also allow for more added personality flairwith the ability to add rubber bands in your favorite colorchoice creating a signature smile.

Ceramic Braces

Braces made from ceramic materials are a bit of a step up fromtraditional metal braces. Their unique color makes them moreaesthetically pleasing, less metal, and closer in color toyour natural teeth. Considering their less visible

composition, they are popular among older teens, young adults,and adult patients that chooses to have more of an emphasis ontheir smile presentation. Ceramic braces are a step up frommetal braces in appearance, but their overall makeup can causechallenges when it comes to proper cleaning, making them abetter option for upper front teeth over lower teeth.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are a popular choice among dental patientsfor many reasons. Their clear color and plastic makeup makethem nearly invisible and more comfortable. Clear alignerslike Invisalign are versatile, customized to fit, andremovable for eating and drinking. The orthodontic treatmentrequires a collection of aligner trays designed to achieveteeth alignment over just a few months.

Getting Braces

Orthodontic innovation makes it possible to apply bracesdirectly to the teeth’s surface using a particular processand unique adhesive. There is no need for ominous drillingto complete the process, glue, and stick, and it can beachieved in less than a lunch break, depending on the numberof teeth needing braces.

Orthodontic Problems Treated By Braces


This happens when there is a significant overlap between theupper and lower teeth. In addition to appearance, thecondition can cause considerable pain.


This condition creates appearance concerns, gum disease,irregular jaw growth, and other orthodontic concerns. Acrossbite occurs when an uneven bite happens between the topand bottom teeth. Other concerns are crowded teeth and bitemisalignment, which can lead to impacted teeth accommodated bypain and infection.

Getting Your Free

When you come in for your no charge consultation:

I’ll evaluate and explain your orthodontic and pediatric dentistry needs for you or your child, and from there we’ll figure out your best choice — braces, Invisalign®, different aligners, or a different option.

What matters to me is to provide you with the best possible care and have you end up with a beautiful and healthy smile.

Quick Contacts

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8:30 am - 5:30 pm Mon - Fri
By Appointment Only

18919 Ventura Blvd., Suite B
Tarzana, California 91356


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