Are you searching for the best orthodontist near Universal City, CA?
Welcome to the Orthospaceship – Hakim Orthodontics! We believe that orthodontics is about more than just straightening teeth. It’s about creating healthy, confident smiles that can change lives. We are proud to offer a wide range of orthodontic treatments that fit your lifestyle.
Advances in orthodontics have made treatment more comfortable and less noticeable than ever. Straight teeth are attractive and create confidence. – American Association of Orthodontists
Board Certified Orthodontist Dr. F. Isaac Hakim and Board Certified Orthodontist Dr. Chantal Hakim offer the highest quality orthodontic care near Universal City.
Creating Beautiful Smiles
At the Orthospaceship, we offer the highest level of orthodontic care and quality treatment near Universal City to help you achieve the amazing smile you’ve always wanted.
Our orthodontic practice provides Universal City and the greater Los Angeles area quality orthodontic care to improve both your smile and your oral health. We use advanced technology to customize every treatment plan. Then, align your teeth and improve your bite to set you up for a lifetime of healthy, stunning smiles.
At Orthodontics, we know that every patient is unique and their treatment should be too. We take an integrated approach to ortho care by focusing on the jaw joints as well as airway control in addition with bite adjustments for a truly whole-health perspective of our services!
Orthodontist for Universal City
The Highest Quality of Orthodontic Care
Did you know that the movement of teeth can affect the position of the lips and jaw?
Did you know that teeth can be moved out of the bone if treatment is done incorrectly?
The Orthospaceship near Universal City uses advanced Cone Beam, 3D x-ray imaging to see the thickness of your bone, enabling us to customize your tooth movement. This is particularly important in children and teens as their bones grow and develop. Having this 3D imaging technology in-office enables us to make important treatment decisions as children grow, setting them up for a lifetime of good oral health – and lots of smiles too!
The Orthospaceship’s board certified orthodontists provide high quality orthodontic care for Universal City.
Whole Health Treatment
A Unique Approach
Dr. Chantal Hakim and Dr. F. Isaac Hakim at the Orthospaceship in Los Angeles, a Southern California orthodontic practice.
The Orthospaceship is devoted to presenting its clients comprehensive, custom designed care. Our patients obtain holistic orthodontic remedies via our unique “Whole Health” method of treatment. Aside from a lovely smile, we provide overall oral health. This means your new smile is proportional to your features, making sure that your bite supports a healthy, ache-free free jaw joint. You will get compliments on your new smile!
Our 5 Key Goals:
- Improve Facial Aesthetics
- Improve Dental Aesthetics
- Place the Jaw Joint in its Natural Position
- Improve and Preserve Periodontal (gum) Health
- Achieve a Functional, Healthy Bite
Quality Treatment for Universal City
Smile, You’ve Got Options
The Orthospaceship is your best option for quality orthodontics near Universal City. We offer the most advanced treatment options that are custom-tailored to your individual needs.
We pride ourselves on using the most advanced technology to enhance your patient experience. We maintain top-of-the-line equipment that will not only give you a beautiful smile, but also one that’s healthy and strong for years!
Our orthodontic team will work with you through the entire process to ensure treatment is comfortable, convenient and rewarding.
Wondering about the cost of orthodontic treatment in Universal City? Call us at (310) 271-7287 to schedule a free consultation.
How Much Will Orthodontics Cost?
The cost of treatment depends on how difficult it is to straighten the teeth and fix the bite. To receive an accurate cost, we invite you to schedule a free, initial consultation to discuss your orthodontic options.
We don’t want cost to get in the way of you getting a healthy, stunning smile. We make treatment affordable by offering many different payment and financing options and maximizing any insurance benefits you may have so you can be comfortable and confident as you begin your journey to a new smile.
What To Look For in an Orthodontist
Starting treatment at an orthodontic office is an investment in time and money. You need to feel comfortable with the orthodontist you choose and feel confident that you will get the best treatment possible.
Qualities of a Great Orthodontist
These are ideal traits to look out for in your initial consultation that can help you find the right orthodontist for you and your family.
- Expertise – – Every mouth is different. It is crucial that your orthodontist has experience to treat you or your child’s specific dentition. Continued education and use of new technologies can also indicate the dedication and passion an orthodontist has for their craft. Great orthodontists are also detail-oriented. Their expertise at fine-tuning the final position of your teeth will be the difference between a good smile and a stunning smile.
- Trustworthy –This trait can be hard to decipher in an initial consult. But a great indicator of trustworthiness is to make sure they have many great reviews. Reading those reviews can definitely tell you more about the doctors, the team and those patients’ orthodontic experience at a practice.
- Passion – If an orthodontist loves their job, it will shine through at the initial consult. Everyone has an off day now and again, but you should be able to tell through the doctor and/or the team that they love transforming smiles…because the increase in confidence a child or adult gets from their new smile can truly transform their life!
- Leadership – Having a great rapport with adults & children is so important. Their ability to motivate and lead patients through treatment for a successful outcome is key. The doctor’s leadership of their team can help enhance the patient’s overall orthodontic experience.
- Artistry – The ability to create a beautiful smile that is also a healthy smile is an art. There is an incredible number of factors that need to be aligned for great orthodontic results – the facial aesthetics, the alignment of the teeth, the jaw joint, the health of the gums, and your bite. To balance all of these factors for an ideal outcome definitely takes creativity and artistry.
Meet the Doctors
Board Certified Orthodontist Serving Universal City
Our goal is to create healthy, happy smiles that change lives. We provide the highest quality of orthodontics for our patients, and as your orthodontist, we are dedicated to your overall dental health. We are a father, daughter orthodontic team who offer comprehensive and holistic orthodontics for our patients. We like to call this our “whole-health” approach.
We are passionate about helping people be their best and we believe that can start with your best smile. We truly love what we do and would love to have you as part of our orthodontic family!
Board certified orthodontist Dr. F. Isaac Hakim at the Orthospaceship in Los Angeles.
Dr. Isaac Hakim attended UCLA where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Afterwards, he attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where he graduated top of his class. Dr. Isaac Hakim is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics plus being a graduate of the Roth Williams Center for Functional Occlusion.
Board certified orthodontist Dr. Chantal Hakim at the Orthospaceship in Los Angeles.
Dr. Chantal Hakim attended the UCLA School of Dentistry where she got her dental degree and graduated at the top of her class. She went on to complete her residency in Orthodontics at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. She concurrently obtained her Masters in Science studying the genetics of Cleft Lip and Palate.
Orthodontics for Crowded Teeth
Orthodontics for a Deep Bite
Orthodontics for an Open Bite
Orthodontics for an Under Bite
"I went from no bite at all to being able to eat everything again! How wonderful!"
"Dr. Hakim’s team surpassed all expectations. I knew my son was in the best of care because I myself had braces with dr. Hakim eleven years earlier. The entire staff is exceptional! Thank you so much!"
"As a professional adult – the experience of being treated by Dr. Hakim and his team was beyond my expectations. Thank you."
Anne Taylor Mitchell
By evaluating children early, it is easier for the orthodontist to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems sooner and without surgery.
Early Treatment – Orthodontics for Kids
The American Association of Orthodontists recommend children be evaluated by an orthodontist at age 7. This is because everyone’s mouth develops differently and many times, if needed, orthodontists can help guide baby teeth into a good spot to minimize future orthodontic treatment. Your child’s orthodontic plan will depend on their individual needs.
Orthodontics for Teens
You’ve just heard the three words that every teen dreads: “YOU NEED BRACES.” Don’t worry! Treatment options aren’t nearly as scary as you may think. In fact, we offer a variety of styles, materials, and colors, making life much easier, more comfortable, and even more stylish than in the past. We even have clear braces and clear aligners for Universal City teens that want a more invisible approach to quality treatment.
At the Orthospaceship, we offer teens in Universal City plenty of modern orthodontic treatment options in a variety of materials and colors.
The Orthospaceship helps patients of all ages get the beautiful smile they have always wanted. Discreet treatment options include invisible braces and clear aligners.
Orthodontics for Adults
With more than 30 years of combined experience, Dr. Isaac Hakim, Dr. Chantal Hakim and their friendly staff have transformed the smiles of patients of all ages throughout Universal City, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. Our “Orthospaceship” is an office environment unlike any other, which combines advanced orthodontic technology with comfort and luxury – and fun of course! Now, more than ever, adults want high quality results using esthetic, convenient treatment options. We make sure your patient experience is ideal and your smile is incredible.
Orthodontics for Seniors & Overall Dental Health
Evidence has shown a strong link between the effects of chronic oral inflammation and systemic health. Think of your mouth as the gateway to the rest of your body. The teeth that give you an amazing smile can also preserve bone and prevent tooth loss, improve dental hygiene, increase confidence and improve your general health. You’re never too old to straighten your teeth.
Orthodontic treatment for seniors not only improves your smile, it has also been shown to improve overall health.
The Orthospaceship provides a “whole health” approach, focusing on the source of the TMJ, rather than simply managing symptoms.
TMJ pain relief through our unique and comprehensive approach
Your Universal City TMJ Experts
Our orthodontic approach for TMJ is different than many orthodontists. Our orthodontists focus on and address the source of the problem rather than just treating symptoms. Our treatment is unique, successful and stable. With our holistic approach, we are able to provide a permanent solution for you by accurately diagnosing and treating the cause of your issue rather than just managing symptoms.
Your Circumstances, Your Choices
Every person is different and depending upon your dental circumstances, you can rest assured that a custom treatment plan will be created that achieves the desired goals with the best orthodontic experience possible.
Traditional metal braces of the past are gone in our office. The Orthospaceship is the orthodontic office of tomorrow. All of our metal brackets are self-ligating, meaning they use a sliding system that lets the wire move more easily during treatment. As a result, the teeth are subjected to less pressure as they move. Self-ligating brackets offer a more comfortable orthodontic experience.
Clear Ceramic Braces
With metal brackets, you might be drawing attention to your teeth. With ceramic braces, it's all about keeping things professional and discreet for the office or classroom! Invisible braces are made of a composite material rather than metal, making them less visible. They can be an excellent choice for patients who want to maintain their professional image at work or school while getting their teeth fixed!
Straighten your teeth without anyone knowing by using clear, removable aligners. Our 3D computer imaging technology will give us the information needed to develop your unique plan for treatment - in just one appointment! These clear aligners are quite soft and easy on the gums so they won't damage your gums over time like traditional braces can. Plus this method of treatment allows you more opportunities: eat what you want; brush/floss as needed... you're good to go.
Invisible Lingual Braces
Invisible Braces! This is the future of orthodontics, and we're already using it. Lingual brackets attach behind your teeth to help straighten out the teeth - our patients love how discreet this technology can be. Even though they're "invisible", they are just as effective as traditional metal braces.
VPro™ is a revolutionary new technology that can cut the amount of time you spend in treatment by up 50%. Whether it’s braces or clear aligners, we have your back! You only need to wear them about 5 minutes per day to greatly accelerate your teeth movement to get your new, great smile!
Surgery of the jaw is type of dental surgery. Dr. F. Isaac Hakim, an expert in jaw surgery, has treated hundreds of these cases throughout his career. This orthognathic procedure involves a combination oral surgery and orthodontics to accurately plan your case. We normally recommend this procedure when there's a structural or facial issue that cannot be corrected through orthodontics alone. This treatment plan can improve functional breathing as well as have improved aesthetics.
Retainers & Mouth Guards
If you are one of the many people who have had their braces removed, then your next step it the retention phase where we give patients retainers to maintain their newly aligned smile. Following treatment, there's a chance that your teeth may still shift if not held in place. So, these retention appliances are essential and it is important for you to continue wearing them for a minimum of six months unless told otherwise by the Orthospaceship team.
A comfortable environment for orthodontics
Why are we called the Orthospaceship?
The treatment bay at the Orthospaceship where the patient chairs face a gorgeous view of Los Angeles. At night the stars start to glow at our orthodontic practice of tomorrow.
The Office of Tomorrow
Orthodontics is an exciting and cutting-edge field of dentistry. The Orthospaceship office in Los Angeles, CA uses state-of-the-art sterilization techniques, imaging, advanced braces and clear aligner technologies to ensure that we provide our patients with a comfortable and effective experience from start to finish - even after their braces have been removed!
A Convenient Location for Universal City
The Orthospaceship proudly serves the following Universal City, CA zip codes:
91602 / 91608 / 91618