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DR. RICHARD JACOBSON
FaceCenterLA - Orthodontist, Orthodontics, TMJ Specialist, Dentofacial Orthopedics

Dr. Richard Jacobson knows that many people are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth and/or smile. Crooked teeth, malocclusions such as an under bite, overbite, or cross bite and over -crowded teeth are all common complaints among many adults.  FaceCenterLA provides patients with several treatment options to correct these imperfections. Whether you are 6 or 60 years old, Dr. Richard Jacobson can develop an individual treatment plan to achieve a natural, straight and symmetric smile for anyone who feels any dissatisfaction with their teeth. The causes for malocclusions stem from tooth irregularities, disproportionate jaw relationships or a combination of both of these. Over the last decade, technologies have advanced significantly in the field of orthodontics, providing a vast array of affordable options and possibilities for straightening teeth and aligning the jaw. Using orthodontic appliances, such as metal braces, clear braces, ceramic braces, removable retainers, or permanent retainers, Dr. Richard Jacobson can straighten and correct an improper bite. Clear retainers, such as Invisalign are an option for anyone who is concerned about the appearance of their mouth and teeth during treatment and provide an alternative option to traditional braces.

While orthodontic treatment is more available than ever, it is very important that you choose a qualified, experienced orthodontist who has the knowledge, skills and facility that will best meet your orthodontic needs. Dr. Richard Jacobson completed his training at the University of California - Los Angeles and has thirty years experience designing treatment strategies based on the specific needs of the patient.  Dr. Richard Jacobson is regarded as one of the best orthodontists in the world and his patients travel internationally to be treated by him. His knowledge of the jaw and teeth, his artful vision of creating a beautiful smile and a natural smile, and his incomparable skill make him one of the most sought after specialists in the orthodontic field.  His office is located in Pacific Palisades, California and is equipped with private rooms for patients, a state of the art 3D imaging lab, and an in-house appliance lab where patients may have a retainer made the same day as their office visit, if needed. His staff is friendly, caring and highly trained providing nothing but the best for his patients.

Dr. Jacobson has studied the Tweed philosophy, the straight-wire philosophy, and the bioprogressive philosophy of orthodontics. After receiving his orthodontic degree from UCLA, Dr. Richard Jacobson was intently interested in jaw and bite disorders and went on to study and receive a masters in oral biology and then spent two years studying patients with temporomandibular joint disorders at UCLA in the temporomandibular joint, headache, and facial pain department. He also studied gnathology at USC with Dr. Al Solnit, Dr. Robert Nishikawa, and Dr. Bob Lee and used the Panadent, Denar, Sam, and Stewart articulators in attempt to investigate the mechanical nuances of jaw and bite disorders. Dr. Richard L. Jacobson also studied jaw tracking with EMG with Dr. John Flockharm who was awarded a lifetime achievement award to dentistry for sixty years of service to his beloved profession.

Dr. Jacobson uses the finest orthodontic materials currently available and a progressive biologically gentle technique that includes the best of a segmental mechanotherapy that he learned during a fifteen year mentorship with Dr. Robert Murrary Ricketts. Dr. Ricketts documented the advantages as more efficient (less treatment time), gentler and kinder to the tissues (less patient sensitivity) and more biologic and stable (less tendency for relapse and for the teeth and bite to change over time). Perhaps one of the biggest advantages of receiving treatment at FaceCenterLA from Dr. Richard Jacobson is the 3D CBCT scan that is taken of each patient. This high-tech X-ray is able to capture a three dimensional scan of the entire neck and skull and transposes it onto a photograph of the patient’s face and head and allows views from 360 degree angles. Viewing these scans allows Dr. Richard Jacobson to assess and analyze not only the bone and teeth, but also the alignment and position of the jaw, sinuses, airways, and other soft tissues, such as cheek tissue. This allows the most efficient and precise diagnosis providing the patient with an optimal treatment plan.  Please browse our website for further information regarding orthodontics, Dr. Richard Jacobson, and our facility located in the Pacific Palisades, California.

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