Dentofacial Orthopedics | Mehdi Fotovat, D.D.S.
  • Dentofacial Orthopedics

    Dentofacial Orthopedics is often associated with Orthodontics.  While most people know that orthodontics deals with straightening teeth, they may not know what the term Dentofacial Orthopedics means.  Derived from Greek roots, the term Dentofacial Orthopedics combines Dento=teeth plus facial=face with ortho= straight and pedics=child.

    Dr. Fotovat is a trained orthodontist, having received training in Dentofacial Orthopedics.  He works on not only straightening the teeth, but also on creating harmony between the jaws and facial bones with the surrounding structures.

    Because children are still growing, we have a unique opportunity to coordinate their jaw alignment and position with orthopedic changes as the braces straighten their teeth.  Once the growth is complete, only surgical orthodontic treatment, called orthognathic surgery, can alter the jaw position. Having your child evaluated early on will enable us to schedule orthodontic treatment that will take advantage of their natural growth and development.


    Our practice is conveniently located on Laurel Canyon Blvd. between Burbank Blvd. and Chandler Blvd. in Valley Village. Free parking is available behind the building.

    5445 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
    Valley Village, CA 91607

    Office Hours

    Mon: By Appointment Only
    Tue: 8:00AM–5:30PM (lunch 12-1:30PM)
    Wed: 8:00AM–5:30PM (lunch 12-1:30PM)
    Thu: AM By Appt Only – PM 1-5
    Fri: 7:30AM–3:30PM (lunch 12-12:30PM)

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