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Orthodontics Specialist

Era Dentistry

General Dentists located in Van Nuys, CA

Misalignment of the teeth and jaw is a common problem. If you struggle with discomfort in your mouth, you’ll need to seek orthodontic help. Elizabeth Rojas, DDS, and her team at Era Dentistry assess the misalignment of your teeth and jaw and provide you with the comfort you seek. Use the online booking tool or call the Van Nuys, California, office today to schedule an appointment.

Orthodontics Q&A

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics specializes in the correction of misaligned teeth, jaw, and bite. Dr. Rojas treats problems that include:


Misalignment of your upper teeth significantly extending forward of your lower teeth. How severe an overbite is depends on how far the top teeth extend past the bottom teeth.


Your lower teeth extend farther out than your upper teeth. Underbites range from unnoticeable to more severe, with your bottom teeth jutting farther out than your top teeth.


Similar to an underbite, crossbite only affects groups of your teeth. For example, the front of your top teeth may rest behind your bottom teeth when you close your mouth or vice versa.

Open bite

Your teeth don’t correctly align when you close your jaw. This usually means your front top teeth and your front bottom teeth slant outward.

Dr. Rojas monitors your facial growth as well, ensuring good jawline and bite alignment. She also creates treatment plans for her patients needing dental appliances like braces, palatal expanders, retainers, and more.

How does orthodontic treatment work?

Dr. Rojas will begin most visits with an evaluation of your mouth to determine what issues need attention. She’ll then go over your next steps in addressing them. Depending on the reason for your visit, Dr. Rojas will create a specialized treatment plan to guide you through your future visits to Dr. Rojas and her team.

If you need braces or other corrective mouth gear to adjust your teeth and bite, you should anticipate many future visits with Dr. Rojas to continue adjusting the gear over time.

Why should I see an orthodontist?

Orthodontists treat many issues that a dentist can’t treat. So if you need your bite, jawline, or teeth alignment adjusted, you should see an orthodontist.

Dr. Rojas treats these issues and determines how difficult your situation is. Not regularly seeing your orthodontist can increase the damage to your teeth and jaw, creating even more difficulties in eating and speaking and increasing your discomfort.

If you’re seeking orthodontic help, call Era Dentistry today, or use the online book tool.