Instructions For Retainers

Much like your nails and hair that constantly grow, your teeth move throughout your life but at a much slower pace. If they are left without proper retention, they will go back to their original position. Your retainers will help to maintain your teeth in their new position. If you ever happen to get tired […]

After Wisdom Tooth Surgery

Retainer or Invisalign You may skip wearing your retainers or Invisalign trays for only a night following your surgery. Start wearing them as you used to the following day after surgery. If you don’t wear them for a few days in a row, your teeth will shift. Transportation Drowsiness will last for a few hours […]

Instructions For Appliances

Nance It is fixed. Don’t attempt to take it out. Avoid sticky and hard foods. It will make it loose. If it becomes loose, let us know. Don’t attempt to remove it yourself. If for any reason it comes out of your mouth, bring it to us on your next visit. Brush the acrylic button […]

Before Wisdom Tooth Surgery

Eating & Drinking Please take your medicine as prescribed with food. Do not eat or drink for 6 hours prior to your surgery. This is very important so that we can ensure you have a safe surgery without complications. If you are having surgery in the morning, do not eat or drink (including water) after […]

Life With Invisalign

General Instructions Wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day. Wear each set of trays for two weeks, unless otherwise instructed. Always save your last set of trays when you change to the next. You may feel pressure or soreness on your teeth each time you wear the new set of trays. The […]

Rubber Bands

It is rare that we see a patient with braces who doesn’t need to wear rubber bands at some point in their treatment. Rubber bands work in conjunction with braces. With braces, we are able to straighten the teeth independently of one another but it is the rubber band that helps us fit them together. […]

Teeth Whitening At Home

This page is focused on providing detailed instructions about AvA Orthodontics’ prescribed at-home teeth whitening for our patients. If you are seeking general information about teeth whitening, please see our treatment page. Before Starting Your Treatment Dental caries, normally referred to as cavities, and leaking restorations are among the most common reasons for teeth to […]

Your First Visit

Before Your First Visit No paperwork and no waiting. We would like for you to relax while you enjoy listening to music, taking care of your online activities at our iPad lounge or at the convenience of your own cell phone by connecting to our free wifi. In order to have this great experience, we […]

Patient Forms

Health History Information For a smoother office visit, please complete the following form and submit it online prior to your appointment. ENGLISH ESPAÑOL HIPAA: Confidentiality of Health Care Information Please complete this form before your first visit. ENGLISH Transfer In For orthodontists referring a transfer patient, please complete this form. ENGLISH

Financial Information

Free Consultation Your consultation visit is free along with any required diagnostic x-ray images and records. Dr. Amin Movahhedian or Dr. Hamed Vaziri will sit with you at your appointment to find out about your expectations for your future smile and to share with you what will need to be done to achieve that; as […]

Insurance Information

AvA Orthodontics & Invisalign offers several unique advantages in order to maximize your insurance benefits. We are in-network with most insurances. That means the cost of treatment is significantly lower with us. You are not required to contact your insurance, we will do it for you. Before initiating or committing to your treatment, you will […]

Life With Braces

Now that you have your braces, how do you take care of them? It’s important for you to know how to take care of your braces properly throughout your treatment. This page is to provide information on how to live with braces. You will find what foods you can eat, foods to avoid, precautions while […]

Emergency Care

True orthodontic emergencies are rare. Most issues can be taken care of at home until you see us at your next scheduled appointment. As a general rule, you should call our office when you experience severe pain or have a painful appliance problem that you can’t take care of yourself. Discomfort Pokey Wire Broken or […]

Orthodontics 101

Different Types of Braces Educational & Instructional Videos To better understand your treatment process… VISIT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Archwires Orthodontic archwires are used to generate the force necessary for tooth movement. Depending on the stage of treatment these wires are used to move the teeth or maintain them in a certain spot and prevent them […]

Ortho Dictionary

Normal & Abnormal Bite Ankylosis Abnormal immobility or fusion of the tooth to the surrounding bone. An ankylosed tooth does not move by orthodontic forces. Crossbite With Functional Shift Crossbite of Front Teeth With Functional Shift When the upper front teeth contact edge to edge and the patient needs to shift the lower jaw forward […]