Our Orthodontic Philosophy
We believe that our best results are attained when our patients are engaged in the process. We encourage questions and love to see friends and family interested in our patients’ treatment. Our patients greatly appreciate this approach, and we are confident you will also.
Upon visiting our Porter Ranch or West Hills office, you will notice that we truly enjoy our patients and their families and are committed to making your orthodontic experience extraordinary.
Our Treatment Philosophy
- Here at Deuk Ortho, you will get the unique advantage and a superior result due to the many years of experience Dr. Deukmedjian had as a cosmetic dentist.
- We strongly believe in non-extraction orthodontic care, which means that our patients keep all of their natural teeth in an attractive full smile.
- Early intervention and carefully planned treatments allow us to avoid the “pulling of teeth” in all but the most extreme cases.
- Finally, we value your time and accordingly plan the most efficient way to achieve the best results.
The Deuk Smile
Most people seeking orthodontic treatment have one or two main goals in mind- straight teeth and perhaps a comfortable bite. This has been the goal of orthodontists for many years. The problem, however, is that traditional orthodontic treatment often leads to narrow, flat smiles that can restrict normal tongue function and impede the airway. So what makes a Deuk Smile different? Several factors that his time as a cosmetic dentist has shed light on.
How do we achieve a broad smile?
Besides the obvious esthetic improvement of a broad smile, there are several other advantages as well. Creating space by expanding the smile means that extraction of teeth is not needed as often. In addition, and perhaps most importantly, the widened arch creates more room for the tongue and can improve the upper airway, thereby reducing the risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea.