Removable appliances may be used to move selected teeth, to hold selected teeth in place, to influence growth of the jaws, and to influence tooth eruption. They are often used in conjunction with fixed appliances. Removable appliances cannot be used to treat all orthodontic problems.
We are a mercury-free practice. However, many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure.
Raised in Torrance, California, Dr. Aka is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego (BA, Animal Physiology) and the University of California at Los Angeles (DDS). During his four years as a dental student at UCLA, Dr. Aka volunteered at several children's dental clinics.
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