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Dr. Harry Aronowitz

Orthodontics
Los Angeles, CA
45 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Very carefully: A nance is usually secured by cementing steel bands around your molar teeth. It is also wedged into, but not attached to the soft tissue at the fro... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Don't wait!: Don't rely on your dentist. If you even think you have a malocclusion go to find one on this website.
A female asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
No, cavities first!: The bleach may irritate your cavities or your gums around it. Bleaching should be the last step after all other dental treatments are completed.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Tooth Decay: The most common oral health issue is tooth decay. Malocclusion is also common in children especially if the have a thumb sucking habit.
A female asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
What is too wide?: Dear thea, it could be a joint problem like arthritis, it most likely a muscle problem. If it bothers you, you should get another opinion. Any denti... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Adults : Adults can benefit from palatal expansion, but since all the growth sites are closed, it would require surgery for it to work. This procedure is limit... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Self : Self help is a good thing but you really need to jump start your program with a professional cleaning and a check up to be sure you don't have any pro... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Your : Your age is not important. What your orthodontist needs to evaluate is the health of your teeth and gums, the stage of eruption your in, your potentia... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Wow, : Wow, that really depends. Are you a grinder or a clencher? Is it made of hard or soft material? In general the hard material lasts much longer than th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
It : It is unusual for baby teeth to be crooked. Does he have a sucking habit? Are you seeing spaces between teeth? Spaces between baby teeth are normal a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
If : If you wear your aligners the prescribed 22 hours a day you should be able to move to the next aligner every two weeks. At that rate you will be done ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Your : Your grandson is very late to get his baby teeth in although that might be normal for him. He is at a good age to have his first check up with a dent... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
It : It is normal to have quite a bit of variation of eruption rates from one child to another, however, usually if teeth are already in the mouth one one ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Although : Although orthodontists sometimes use the same braces for both adults and children there are many differences in the way they are treated. Adults may ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Yes: There are special mouthgaurds for patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. Ask you dentist which one would work for you.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Depends: Sometimes treating only one arch is more complicated than treating both.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Maybe: Did you save your old aligners? You might have to back way up to findan earlier aligner that fitsthen you can move along normally. If you dont have t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
I don't know: There are different ways to treat an underbite, but I know of no excesrsize to prevent it.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Sooner the better: And as for your first question, you need to consult an orthodontist.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Enjoy your vacation: if you cannot easily get into the next aligner, ask your dentist to order you a replacement for the ones you lost. They may be able to have it sent to... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Get help!: you may have bent the wire or got something stuck under it. A fixed retainer will not last forever and needs to be checked regularly. Get to a dentist... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Not always: Although skull x-rays are considered part of the standard records doctors use to diagnose and plan orthodontic treatment, it is not needed in every si... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Call your dentist!: Braces, even newly placed braces should not hurt that much and should not cause you jaw to swell. Get an emergency appointment to see your dentist. It... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Sure, but..: ...Somewhat less than metal braces would. They have disadvantages too, they are bulkier and they break more easily.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Not right away: But you should find out why they are shifting and do something about it before it comes to those things.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Maybe not, but...: They have a better quality of life.
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Most : Most orthodontists prefer braces for lots of reasons, the main one for me is that it affords greater controll. However, many orthodontis problems can ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
With : With a little practice you should be able to eat almost anything. As for now, keep away from foods that can be molded into a shape, such as bread. Kee... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Is : Is it your gums that are sore or is it exposed areas on your tooth? First try using a soft toothbrush and a toothpaste for sensitive teeth. If you do... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Chewing : Chewing sugar free gum has its benefits but there is a downside. Human jaws were not designed to be chewing all day long. Muscles get tired and can go... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Dr. : Dr. Zweig has given you good information. You should know that in california, you can work as a dental assistant while getting your credentials, alth... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
I : I agree that no pacifier is best. However, if you are going to use one, chose one that is flat as it passes through the upper and lower teeth and soft... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
A : A small chip will not effect the permanent tooth, but your daughter's fall may have damaged the tooth in other ways. By this time your child's dentist... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
All : All surgery has risks and you would need to understand the benefit to the procedure before you consent to it. In my experience, labial frenectomy is ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Many : Many big cities have free dental clinics that will do very basic dentistry for little or no cost. You should call the local dental society in your ar... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Don't : Don't give up on floss so fast. You can get floss that is not so slippery. Your dentist can shape the tight spaces so the floss can fit more easily.
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
I : I agree with you. The gold in dental restorations does not get disposed of. It gets sold for scrap and gets recycled into jewelry or dental castings. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
The : The risk versus benefit of taking dental x-rays varies from patient to patient. Too often dentists go by standard guidlines that makes sense for the ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
The : The only way you can be sure that your teeth will stay straight after orthodontic treatment is to wear some type of retainer. If you are not good at r... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Are : Are you talking about upper or lower? I have been an orthodontist for 35 years and I have rarely found it necessary to recommend a frenectomy. When I... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
It really depends: It depends on a whole lot of factors. How crowded or spaced are your teeth? Do you have a cross bite or an open bite? Are your gums & teeth health... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Various ways: Most orthodontists offer payment plans or care credit that would allow you pay it off even after yor treatment is complete.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Throw them away: They deteriorate after a while. I use them to keep my pants from slipping of hangers.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
PenVK, but..: What is the cause? Even if the antibiotic is effective, it will only be temporary unless the cause of the infection is eliminated.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
No and yes: Only dental insurance that includes orthodontics will cover invisalign. Sedation for dentistry is sometimes a great solution but not usually for or... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Yes.: See the doctor who placed it as soon as you can. It should not hurt like crazy.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Hand washing : You might be able to use this setback as a start to helping him break his habit. At the very least he should thoroughly wash his hands to prevent intr... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
They all specialIze : Orthodontists have extra training in moving teeth and jaws. Endodontists have extra training in root canals. Periodontists have extra training in dis... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Orthodontics 45 years experience
Weak enamel?: It could be that the outer layer of your teeth (the enamel) did not form properly. Your dentist can give you advice on how to minimize tooth decay eve... Read More

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Testimonials
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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!
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Isn't much of an option for anyone ---9 out of 10 get it pulled. Bye.
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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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