(818) 980-5300 5445 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Valley Village, CA   91607

Orthodontic treatment isn’t a decision that most people take lightly. It can be a process that takes up to a couple of years, so you want to be certain that you know all you can about it before beginning that journey. It is normal to have many questions about your specific treatment plan, so having an orthodontic consultation is necessary to help you decide whether to pursue treatment. It’s helpful to be prepared for the consultation so you can get all of your questions answered.

Some common questions that you may want to ask at your orthodontic consultation include:

  • What kinds of problems will my treatment address?
  • How long do you think I will need to wear braces?
  • Will I need any other appliances or procedures?
  • How often do I need to come in for checkups?
  • What about keeping my braces and teeth clean?
  • Do I have to avoid certain foods?
  • How much pain should I expect, and how can I minimize discomfort?
  • Can I still play sports?
  • Can I play my musical instrument?
  • What about cost and payment options?


Getting answers to those questions should help you as you decide whether orthodontic treatment is right for you. If you think of additional issues, don’t hesitate to call the orthodontist and ask. The staff is there to help you through each step of the process. Once you have all of the information you need and feel confident in the orthodontist team, you can decide if changing your smile through orthodontics is the way to go.


Visit our orthodontic office if you live in the Sherman Oaks, CA area.  Dr. Fotovat has treated patients for over 15 years.

Mehdi Fotovat, D.D.S.


5445 Laurel Canyon Blvd.

Valley Village, CA 91607

(818) 980-5300

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.

Our Hours

Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (closed for lunch 12-1:20)

Wednesday: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm (closed for lunch 12-1:30)

Thursday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm (closed for lunch 12-12:30)


Thursday 11/28/19 Thanksgiving – closed
Friday 11/29/19 – closed

Winter Break:
Closed 12/23/19 -  1/5/2020
Re-open 1/6/2020 9am-5pm