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

From crooked to protruding teeth, to much more difficult dental problems, orthodontia can effectively correct a wide array of issues. Whether your teeth are widely gapped, overly crowded, or oddly placed, your orthodontist can recommend a teeth straightening option that will fix your crooked smile. Some of the issues that can be corrected with orthodontics include:

  • A jaw that is not large or wide enough for the teeth to emerge, causing crowding of the teeth
  • Teeth that have excessive space between adjacent teeth which creates gaps
  • Malocclusions, or bite issues, caused by teeth or jaws that are misaligned and do not fit together the way they are intended to align
  • Upper teeth that extend too far forward, or lower teeth that do not sit far enough forward
  • Overbite caused by upper front teeth that stick out over the lower front teeth
  • Underbite caused when the lower jaw pushes out, leaving the lower front teeth to rest in front of the upper front teeth
  • Openbite, often a result of thumb sucking or tongue thrusting, which keeps the front teeth from overlapping or meeting as the bite closes
  • Upper teeth that sit inside the lower teeth, causing crossbite

These dental problems not only affect the appearance of your smile but the functions of your teeth. Left untreated, these conditions can cause issues such as damage to tooth enamel, jaw discomfort or injury, and chewing or speech problems. A consultation with a qualified orthodontist can help you determine what type of orthodontic treatment will best address your specific oral problems. With orthodontic treatment, you can correct these issues and walk away with a more perfect, beautiful smile.


If you are looking for an orthodontist in Sherman Oaks, contact our office today!

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