More Than Just Aligning Your Smile

Your smile is not just about the aesthetics—it’s a window to your complete health and well-being. At Nikaeen Orthodontics, our approach to orthodontics goes beyond conventional treatments. We trust in a method of holistic orthodontics that considers every aspect of you, recognizing the profound scientific connection between a radiant smile and a flourishing body.
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The Science Behind Holistic Orthodontics

Each component of the human body is a complex system that interacts with and influences all other components. Oral health, contrary to popular belief, doesn’t exist in isolation—it’s a vital component of this system, deeply intertwined with systemic health.

Malocclusions, or misaligned teeth, play a more critical role in our health than just affecting our smile. They can impact physiological functions in ways we might not immediately recognize. For instance, malocclusions can lead to obstructed airways, altering breathing patterns.

Furthermore, improper alignment can influence jaw joint health, potentially leading to temporomandibular joint disorders, with symptoms radiating beyond the jaw to areas like the neck and shoulders.

Why Choose Holistic Orthodontics Over Traditional Methods?

Holistic orthodontics acknowledges that oral conditions can be both a symptom and a cause of issues elsewhere in the body. It addresses dental issues holistically in pursuit of overall health.
Holistic orthodontics emphasizes the use of non-toxic and biocompatible materials to reduce the risk of allergic reactions, sensitivities, or other health concerns associated with some conventional dental materials.
Holistic methods tend to be gentler, aiming to work with the natural growth and movement patterns of the teeth and jaw. This can mean less discomfort, fewer extractions, and a more natural progression to optimal alignment.
Instead of simply treating symptoms, holistic orthodontics seeks to understand and address the underlying causes of dental issues. This can lead to more sustainable results and prevent future complications.
Holistic orthodontics often integrates the expertise of various health professionals, ensuring a more comprehensive approach to treatment. These may include nutritionists, chiropractors, or even myofunctional therapists.
While traditional methods might react to problems as they arise, holistic orthodontics places a strong emphasis on prevention, providing guidance on nutrition, posture, and other factors that influence oral health.
Holistic orthodontics closely monitors the natural growth of a child’s jaw and facial structures. By doing so, we can guide this growth in a harmonious direction, ensuring adequate space for incoming teeth, proper jaw alignment, and optimal facial symmetry.

Our Holistic Approach

  1. Our Team At Nikaeen Orthodontics, we’re more than just teeth experts. Our team, under the direction of Dr. Atosa Nikaeen, is aware of how important it is to consider your overall health as well as your smile. We’re trained to care for every patient, no matter their age, with a focus on the big picture.
  2. Our Methods We believe in a full-body approach to care. This means we might work with other doctors, diet experts, or therapists to make sure we’re helping you in the best way possible. We look at everything that might affect your teeth and health.
  3. Our Tools and Materials We use the latest tools to make your treatment better. Besides traditional options, we also offer clear aligners and ceramic braces. They’re not only good-looking but are safer for those who might have allergies or sensitivities.

Holistic Orthodontics Treatment Options

In order to support your general health and wellbeing, Nikaeen Orthodontics provides a variety of holistic treatment options and orthodontic appliances.

  • Clear Aligners: These virtually invisible trays gently move your teeth into place without the look of traditional braces. Made from biocompatible materials, they’re comfortable and safe for long-term use.
  • Ceramic Braces: Similar to traditional braces but made from clear or tooth-colored materials, ceramic braces offer a less noticeable way to straighten teeth while keeping in mind patient comfort and safety.
  • Functional Appliances: Devices that can help correct jaw-related issues by guiding the jaw’s growth and promoting proper alignment. They work hand-in-hand with the body’s natural growth processes.
  • Facemask: An external appliance primarily used to treat underbite issues in growing patients. It encourages forward growth of the upper jaw to ensure proper alignment with the lower jaw, harmonizing facial aesthetics and function.
  • Myofunctional Therapy: A holistic approach to correcting tongue and facial muscle functions This therapy can help with speech, breathing, and orthodontic concerns by retraining muscle patterns.
  • Nutritional Counseling: Proper nutrition plays a key role in oral health. We offer guidance on diets that support healthy teeth, gums, and overall well-being.
  • Safe Material Testing: For patients concerned about allergies or sensitivities, we can test materials to ensure they’re the best fit for your body.

Choose Holistic Orthodontics with Nikaeen

Discover how holistic orthodontics can transform your smile and overall health with Dr. Atoosa Nikaeen at Nikaeen Orthodontics. Located at the heart of Los Angeles, we offer a unique approach that intertwines oral health with total body wellness. 

Residents from Santa Monica to Beverly Hills have trusted us for over two decades to provide orthodontic solutions that are not just transformative but also personalized. Whether you’re interested in accelerated braces, invisible aligners, or exploring the profound benefits of holistic treatments, we have the perfect solution tailored for you.

Dr Nikaeen with a Patient