Dr. Harry Aronowitz

Orthodontics
Los Angeles, CA
46 years experience male

Locations

Office

Los Angeles, CA

Address

9201 Sunset Blvd., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA
Directions

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About

Bio

I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, biking a walking on the beach or in a new city. i enjoy reading mystery stories, but in a similar way, I enjoy solving the mystery of a patient's orthodontic complaint. It is gratifying to identify exactly what the problem is and to find the most direct way to resolve it.

Specialties
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Orthodontics

Languages spoken

Hebrew

Doctor Q&A

297 Answers
172 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
No: Saliva flow tends to reduce the bacteria that causes cavities, it also helps wash away sugars that supports the bacteria.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Brush w/toothpaste: Acrylic retainers have tiny holes which will collect bacteria that cannot be reached with a toothbrush. You should soak your retainer in a product mad... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Not likely: It is possible that your jaw joints, that are just in front of your ears, are adjusting to the change in your bite.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Aspirin products : Most orthodontic soreness will pass in a few days. It can be reduced by chewing sugarless gum immediately after your adjustment. Some wires are heat a... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Depends: Is it for you in your 40's or for a child? Is it mild or severe. It could require anything from a simple orthodontic appliance to a long treatment wit... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Not if they fit: As well fitting retainer will not scratch normal tooth enamel. If you didn't wear your retainer for a while and allowed your teeth to move you may ne... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
For : For an uncooperative child, dentistry is stressful enough, restraining a child may traumatized him further. Often, a dentist that has a way with child... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Most : Most of my patients are able to absorb one turn a day with very minimum discomfort. Every once in a while a patient would be uncomfortable with that r... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Stop wearing aligner: Stop wearing aligners and get to your dentist or your orthodontist whoever can see you first. They may have you a gum specialist.
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
You : You need to be with a dentist that you trust. If you trust that your dentist has your best interests in mind then you should proceed with your dentis... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
It : It really depends on what your problem is and how your dentist is planning to correct it. Take for example that your problem is crowding. Your dentist... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
If : If you are an adult with a severe overbite you might require jaw surgery along with braces. However, if your teeth are already fairly straight you mig... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Your : Your teeth will go wherever the wire directs them. If your wire got bent by anything other than your orthodontist the chances are your teeth are headi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
By : By this time you should have already had your deep cleaning. Did it hurt or did you worry needlessly? Why don't you add a comment to my answer so oth... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Sure : Sure tongues harbor bacteria but most bacteria is not harmful and does not cause bad breath. Try this simple test, don't brush your tongue for a few d... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Kids : Kids are more at risk for cavities than adults are. They eat more of the kind of candy that promotes tooth decay and are not as careful with their bru... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
No, : No, implants do not preclude getting braces at all. If they are well placed, the fact that they don't move could be helpful as they can be used as an... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Get : Get your son checked out by a pediatric dentist. It might be that no treatment is needed but you will feel better to hear that from the dentist. An x-... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Crowded : Crowded teeth are perhaps the most common problem that orthodontists are asked to correct. The key to resolving this problem is to find room to "uncro... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Most : Most dentists i know are struggling to keep the staff that they already have. However, when I am looking for a new employee i would prefer to train t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
It : It is very hard to stop a grinding habit. Some of my patients have benefited from hypnosis.
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
A : A loose bracket means your orthodontist is no longer controlling the position of that tooth. It can drift out of alignment in two weeks, especially if... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Most : Most important is to find a dentist who is very consevative in asking for x-rays in the first place. Dental xrays when done properly use very little r... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
It : It is impossible to answer that question without knowing more about your specific situation. Ask your orthodontist to explain the advantages and disad... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
I : I would like to add one point to the previous excellent responses. Sucking two fingers is actually less damaging than a thumb sucking habit. That is ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
No: Orthodontics and/or orthognathic surgery should not be painful.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Not enough info: Invisalign awards titles such as "elite provider" based on volume of business they give to invisalign, not quality of results. Before you invest your... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Tooth or bone: It could be a piece of the tooth or a bone fragment trying to work itself out. You should return to your dentist to have a look.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Yes: Saliva tends to reduce bactria in the mouth. When the mouth is dry harmful bacteria will proliferate and cause infection in the gums.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Depends...: On which bracket and what the orthodontist is doing at the time.
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Kids : Kids are familiar with growing out of their shoes and their clothes and putting them aside to make room for bigger ones. It shoud be easy for your chi... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Get : Get the shot! i got shingles myself and even though i had a mild case i wish i had taken the shot to avoid the pain that i went through.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Depends...: It depends on your age, whether you are growing or not and the severity of the problem. It could be very effective, or not effective at all.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Poor fit: If your retainers do not fit properly they will put pressure on teeth or gums and cause pain.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Yes: You will probably be incubated, which means a tube will be placed in your throat to keep your airway open. The surgery team may dislodge it or they ma... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Beware : Beware of selecting a doctors office based on the appliance used. The rate of tooth movement is limited by your bodies physiology not by the type of ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Look in the mirror: If your upper teeth are more that a quarter inch in front of your lowers when your teeth are together, you have an overbite.
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Most : Most dentists will do minor tooth shaping during a regular visit, but of course the dentist will decide if it is truely minor.
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Your : Your teeth may be loose because or trauma from the occlusion and not periodontal disease. Trauma from the occlusion is when your upper and lower teeth... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
If : If invisalign is appropriate for you, you need not worry about grinding. The invisalign aligners will protect your teeth while you are wearing them. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Smoking is one: Also chewing tobacco. Of course poor oral hygiene. Also many systemic diseases such as diabetes and leukemia.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Nope: Teeth tend to drift forward and not backward into the third molar area.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
No way: You simply cannot treat a toothache with otc meds. You can only mask the pain. You need to see a dentist before it gets worse.
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
There : There is no long term benefit for accelerated orthodontics. The short term benefit is that teeth move faster, but the effect wears off in 3 to 6 mont... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Probably: Gum swelling often improves when braces are removed. In the meanwhile, careful brushing and flossing will help a great deal.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Probably not: Maintain a healthy weight and consult an orthodontist to correct the cause of your protrusion. It's a win - win.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Depends on the gap: If your teeth are just too small, cosmetic dentistry is the best answer. But if your space is due to protrusion or mal-alignment then tooth movement m... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Ideally : Ideally there should be spaces around baby teeth to accommodate the eruption of larger permanent teeth. The size of the front part of the dental arch... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Really depends: A non surgical correction entails tipping your upper teeth out while tipping your lower teeth in. If your teeth are already tipped in those directio... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 46 years experience
Get to a dentist!: You have an infection that is trying to drain. It will get worse until you get rid of the cause.
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Nov 30, 2012
Dr. Harry Aornowitz is a highly trained and experienced specialist who developed the SARPE technique for rapidly expanding the palate. He is a compassionate and capable clinician in whom I have the ...Read More
I endorse Dr Aronowitz. He is a highly respected orthodontic specialist in the dental community, and his knowledge and years of experience allow him to advise others in a manner that shows his dedicat...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
Dr. Aronowitz is a skilled, experienced orthodontist. He is who I myself entrusted to take care of my children's teeth!
HealthTap member
Isn't much of an option for anyone ---9 out of 10 get it pulled. Bye.
HealthTap member
Since rct of anteriors has been done.. Should capping also be done?
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Graduated 1974MD

Medical/Graduate school

Yeshiva University
MD

Medical/Graduate school

USC Dental School
Graduated 1977MD

Residency

USC School of Dentistry

Awards

Certificate of Acheivement, Roth/Williams Continuing Clinical Program in Occclusion and Orthodontics
Top Orthodontist, Third Place, National - Winter
2013
Top Orthodontist, Second Place, California - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association
Los Angeles Dental Society
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