November 26, 2018 Dr. Bita Moalej

The Orthodontist for Encino

Dr. Bita is proud to be the orthodontist for Encino, which it deserves. There’s more to being an orthodontist than just making sure that everyone’s smile looks fantastic (even though that is an incredibly critical part of being an orthodontist). An orthodontist is part of a community, someone that people trust to make sure that they look and feel great. In this blog, we’ll go over some of Dr. Bita’s background as well as various services that she offers to the community at large.

Dr. Bita: Orthodontist in Encino

While Dr. Bita is an orthodontist who primarily deals with the Encino area, it’s important to point out that her services aren’t exclusive to Encino. Southern California is a large area that’s made up of many small communities that are smack dab next to each other. So, that means that Dr. Bita serves Encino as well as Toluca Lake, Winnetka, Woodland Hills, and many other surrounding areas. The services we offer here are unique to this practice, so we want to offer them to as many people in the southern California area as possible. You don’t have to be part of Encino to get the kinds of orthodontist services that Dr. Bita provides.

Board Certified Orthodontist

It seems like all of the professionals that we count on in our daily lives are board certified. Your doctor, your area’s school superintendent, maybe the CEO or president of your company – each of these figures and so many others have been certified by a board. Sometimes, this board is investors but usually, it’s a governing board that ensures a professional has passed a certain aptitude test. These boards exist so as to provide peace of mind to anyone who uses a person’s services. Certification from a board says: “this person is qualified to do what they say they can do.” What most people don’t realize is that not all orthodontists are board certified. In fact, a minority of them are.  

Beyond Board Certification

To be clear, this doesn’t mean that a majority of orthodontists don’t know what they’re doing, or something. Many of them do their jobs in a fine, standard manner. However, it does mean that they don’t have the extra training and expertise that a board-certified orthodontist like Dr. Bita does. It means that they can’t perform as many services to the same level of excellence as Dr. Bita can. There are very few board-certified orthodontists in a given area. There’s a good reason for that: it’s quite difficult to achieve board certification.

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What Board Certification Means

The steps to reach board certification are steep indeed. First, someone like Dr. Bita has to pass all the same kinds of tests that a dentist does. That means going to undergrad, passing the “Dental Acceptance Test” and then graduating from an accredited dental school. After passing the national and state licensing exams, Dr. Bita had to get into an accredited orthodontic program. Once there, she had to work and study to get an orthodontic residency. After two to three years of that, she was an orthodontist. Frankly, this feels like so much work we’re almost tired simply typing it out in this blog.

To that point of expertise, that’s where most orthodontists stop. At that point, Dr. Bita was an orthodontist. She could’ve just quit and go into practice. After all, that’s what a majority of orthodontists do. But, she wasn’t done. She wanted to get that board certification. So, she completed the ABO written exam. Then, it was time for the case submission at the clinical exam. Finally, peer review of critical outcomes by the ABO (American Board of Orthodontics) itself. Then and only then did she become a board-certified orthodontist. Of course, she also has to go through this last part of the process every decade. It’s easy to see why so few orthodontists go to all that much trouble.

Of course, since she does that, she can offer you and your family the best orthodontic services around. When you need braces, whether for you as an adult or your developing children, she can provide you with the best kinds of braces. The most advanced technology in braces has made them more comfortable and invisible than ever. No one needs to know that you’re wearing braces – but they will notice how great your teeth look. For a smile that you want to share with the world, Dr. Bita is here.

Those are just a few of the services that we offer here. One important function that we offer is that we work with you on the payment plan. Everyone who wants to have a great smile can get one. So, if you’ve been putting off an operation or even a checkup, give us a call at (818) 629-1981 or head to our site.

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