Dr. Harry Dougherty offers innovative treatment options for children, teens and adults in beautiful Sherman Oaks, California. We strive to provide the best treatment possible in a vibrant and friendly environment. Combining the right mix of personal care, cutting edge technology and continuous education, we maintain a commitment to our patients in every facet of our practice. Please contact our office today to schedule an initial exam.
For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of Orthodontics. For Dr. Dougherty, a proper fit and function of your bite, an unrestricted airway, and a healthy smile are the most important aspects.
How Orthodontic Treatment Works
Orthodontic appliances can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a carefully controlled direction, braces slowly move teeth to a corrected position.
Duration of Treatment
Treatment time typically ranges from one to three years, depending on the growth of the patient's mouth/face and the severity of the problem. Patients grow at different rates and the duration of treatment varies. The patient's diligent use of any prescribed rubber bands or headgear is an important factor in achieving the most efficient treatment.
We had heard of Dr. Dougherty through some friends and when it was time for our 2 boys to get braces we decided to check out his office first. Within 20 minutes of being in the office for the consultation we decided this was the best place for our children. That was over 2 years ago and we couldn't be happier. Him and his staff are knowledgable and respectful and they are all on the same page with my sons' treatment. I trust my child's smile to Dr. Dougherty. -Mike S
From our first visit to our "almost" last, our experience at Dr. Dougherty's practice has been excellent. We were referred by a friend, and since have referred many. His staff is professional and put our son at ease during his very first visit. Our consults with the Dr. were informative and his equipment is state of the art. I trusted his judgement and the plan he set up for my son. His waiting room is calm and my son rarely, if ever, had to wait to be seen. They even have a teeth brushing station for the kids. My son's teeth look gorgeous and, most important, they are healthy. Great office!- Scott G
Dr. Dougherty is not just an amazing doctor, but an amazing man. He monitored my daughter for over 3 years before deciding she was ready for braces. He spoke with her like she was her own child, always very polite and had a genuine interest in how her day was going. I would highly recommend him. His staff is incredible, America, Crystal and Mayra are all amazing, they fit my scheduling challenges and were always polite and professional. I live an hour away and we happily made the drive for over 2 years. My daughter's smile is worth a million bucks.- Jorge L