Fouy Chau Orthodontics
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Fouy Chau Orthodontics
Fouy K. Chau, DDS, MS, MBA (Orthodontist)

Encino, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:


Clear aligners


Comprehensive orthodontics

Space maintainers

Palatal expanders


Interceptive orthodontics


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm (by appointment only)

Saturday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Yixiu S. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m impressed by Dr. Chau’s work and care (and my dentist felt the same way). As I’m approaching the end of my treatment, I think it’s a good time to share my experience. I switched my ortho to Dr. Chau in early 2019 upon my boss’s referral and I started seeing great progress a few months later. When the treatment started, my dentist was a bit concerned since my bite wasn’t improved with the previous ortho (years ago back in HK). So she called Dr. Chau and discussed about my case. Dr. Chau was very patient and professional. He explained the plan and laid out a few options, which he has already communicated with me. A few months into the treatment, I went to my dentist and she was totally amazed by how my bite improved just after a short while. And the next time I went in, she said she’ll refer her patients to Dr. Chau. I guess this is the best proof to say Dr. Chau is fabulous. Thanks again to Dr. Chau!

Vinh L. from Anaheim, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr.Chau’s office from a friend who has been going to him for dental work. I was hesitant to get braces or any type of correctional dental work due to stories that it will cause my teeth to loosen up and have future issues. So I always opted out of looking for further consultations and explanation and figured I’d just live with my crooked teeth since I’ve dealt with it this long but it has always made me shy to fully smile to be honest. Well my friend convinced me and I couldn’t be more happy. I presented myself to the office and first impression was awesome. The office is clean and well kept which is always a good to start, especially since it will be a place you’ll be visiting quite frequently if you start treatment. I made an appointment and they were punctual when I came in. I got to speak with Dr. Chau and he was very informative and very helpful. He knows his stuff very well. He spent time to give me different types of treatment plans, protocols, results and every detail you would want to know before you start a process like this. Options are always nice, it wasn’t only his way or the highway type pressure deal. Very easy going and not pushy at all. Talked to me like a friend yet professional at the same time. Made me feel at home and very comfortable to ask stupid questions that you might be scared to ask a Doctor. Long review short, he pointed me into the right direction and also there was no pressure at all. He gave me all the info and details and told me if I had any questions to not hesitate to ask. His attitude alone made me want to get started and get work done but I wanted to go home and think about it first, which I ended up doing. A few weeks went by and I decided to go forth and get work done at this office. Came in the office and was welcomed by the staff and the Dr himself. His demeanor and attitude was very pleasant unlike some place you go/leave and come back they kinda act differently, this wasn’t the case with this office. Always friendly from day one. So I’m about 8 months in to treatment and been coming to the office as indicated for my case. Each and every single time I step foot inside the office the staff is amazing and friendly. The office is clean and well kept. The Doctor himself is always happy and cheerful. He’s always got a smile on his face and greets each patient with personal greeting. He is well informed about his patient and seems to love and enjoy what he is doing. Every time I come in, it’s more like just a feel good environment and good vibes type deal. Not like stepping into other Doctor offices, where you feel kind of overwhelmed and blahhhh and at times scared. I waited to write a review because a lot of times places will treat you good at the beginning to get your business and then start changing but it’s been amazing from start and till now. No complaints at all. As for treatment, Dr. Chau is very well in tuned with what he is doing. He might look young but he sure knows what he is doing and this smile is surely getting better. He is very detailed which is awesome cause I don’t have to worry about things not turning out right. He lets me know everything he is doing and step by step process and if things I need to do to help with the process as well. Any changes or any thing he’s on top of it. I still have a long way to go with my case but I am pleased with everything so far. My smile is getting better and who would have thought that straighten up my teeth would make a world of a difference. Dr. Chau thru this whole experience has been amazing, guess you are stuck with me for awhile doc

Sandra L. from Beverly Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


5 OUT OF 5 STARS! You couldn’t ask for a better and more caring orthodontist than Dr. Fouy Chau. What an AMAZINGLY ETHICAL, patient and kind man! Dr. Chau is extremely knowledgeable passionate about his craft — a passion that is clearly and effortlessly exhibited in the excellent care he provides to his patients. He and his staff are exceptional and SECOND TO NONE! I wasn’t keen on wearing braces as an adult, but Dr. Chau made the experience an easy and painless process for me, so much that I actually looked forward to my monthly visits. I’ve had wonderful chats (and bonded) with dental assistants, Annie and Cesar and the receptionists, especially Liz, always accommodated my schedule. It’s a warm office equipped with the most personable staff. I completed my treatment two years ago and Dr. Chau still occasionally checks my teeth and retainer. I appreciate it because it shows the depth of his commitment to his patients; besides, although I manage a hectic schedule, I do really enjoy the times I get to visit with him and his staff. Most people don’t trust mechanics and most people don’t trust dentists. Fortunately, I have found a mechanic I trust wholeheartedly and is the only person I’ll take my car to and, in the same vein, I have also found a GREAT DENTIST in Dr. Chau, whom I trust wholeheartedly. He is the only person I will take my orthodontist needs to…and the ONLY one I’ll recommend. When looking for a good service provider, find someone who enjoys what they do — chances are, they will be upfront and honest about your needs. Dr. Chau is THAT person in the orthodontist field. He will not tell you to get work done that you don’t need and he and his staff will lovingly and meticulously care for your dental needs every single step of the way!

Sonya C. from Encino, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am in my 60’s and needed braces. Had the best experience with Dr Chau and his staff. Annie is the best! Very gentle and very professional. She made it almost painless. The cost was affordable and well worth it. The appointments were done at the scheduled time with no wait. In two years my teeth looked perfect and made me feel younger. I am enjoying my new smile and get lots of compliments. Thank you Dr. Chau and staff for the excellent work!

Anonymous (Source: Google)


I am a dentist that has discussed orthodontics on many occasions with many different practitioners. Dr. Fouy Chau stands out in my mind as a great doctor because he treats his patients exactly how he would want to be treated himself. I would not hesitate to refer my patients to him and I would recommend him to other referring dentists or patients looking for an honest orthodontist.

Pratik S. from San Diego, CA (Source: Yelp)


This was my first time going to see Dr Chau and I definitely feel like I’ve been treated like a rock star! Dr. Chau and his staff do not rush you and take time to answer your questions.  Usually, I’m very apprehensive of coming to the dentist, but these guys treated me right. I highly recommend this place and will plan on coming here twice a year.

Syed R. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Chau has done great job on my daughters braces. He is an excellent orthodontist and has a lot of patience, sophisticated, and extremely friendly including his staff members. His equipments are very clean and they are careful with their patients. I definitely recommend anyone that’s looking for an orthodontist for braces to go to him. Thank you very much for your help. You are great and have done a wonderful job. My daughter has great confidence about her smile now. – Syed Rahman

Raffi Partamian (Source: Google)


I have been to see a few orthodontic offices and must say that Dr. Chau and his staff are truly amazing. They provide a very calm and friendly environment. Dr. Chau is punctual, attentive, and very knowledgeable. I never felt rushed and felt very comfortable with him with his great chairside manner. I highly recommend Encino Orthodontics to anyone.

Drew H. (Source: Google)


Dr. Fouy Chau and his staff are wonderful. He explained everything to me very thoroughly and really made me feel comfortable. I am so happy I came here after hearing so many wonderful things word of mouth . This clinic has been absolutely excellent!

Bill C. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Found Dr. Chau based on area search and excellent reviews! I can honestly say that his reputation is true down to every last word and period!  He’s patient and a great listener! He will address every one of your issues!  His staff’s professionalism truly reflects Dr. Chau’s hard work and dedication to his patients.  And his personality makes you want to invite him to the next BBQ! I feel lucky to have found such a great dentist and I can see myself coming back for a very long time!

Michael N. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chau and staff are absolutely amazing at providing the best quality of healthcare. My experience at his office has left me delighted with my choice of orthodontics. Not only did Dr. Chau offer his best service, but he also shared with me his experience as health care professional, to guide my own future career. He is very kind, friendly, and easy to talk to, and most importantly makes sure to educate his patients about their treatment. Certainly, I have only great things to say about his practice, as his staff goes above and beyond my expectations to truly deliver an amazing experience. 6/5 stars!!

Bill C. from Laguna Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


Our daughter and dental procedures don’t mix well at all.  When our dentist mentioned our 6yo needs spacers, there was a sudden rush of anxiety that swept over me that I knew I needed to brace myself for what’s coming.  We needed to find an orthodontist that will make this process as painless as possible.  Dr. Chau came highly recommended… but there was always a level of uncertainty because he hasn’t met our daughter.  I am happy to report that we have a happy patient, anxiety-free parents, and highly satisfied customers!!  I am still amazed at how quickly our daughter felt at ease with Dr. Chau.  He truly understands how to incorporate compassion and highly technical skills to provide the best possible outcome for his patients.  Dr. Chau and his staff are the A-Team that I’ll always recommend to any family (especially with children)  looking for a reliable and knowledgeable dentist/orthodontist.

Chris E. from Palm Desert, CA (Source: Yelp)


Top notch is all I have to say. I appreciate Dr Chau’s friendly staff and professionalism. I’m typically pressed for time so it’s very help to get in and out very quickly while getting great service. Dr Chau is very patient, thoughtful about his work and patience, and thoroughly explains the procedures, cleanings and options for healthy teeth and great smile. You can tell he has a passion for his profession, which is needed in that industry. I was very impressed by his knowledge and expertise – especially for my situation when other orthodontists didn’t provide good options or didn’t fully explain them. Keep it up Dr Chau!

Jayne Angeline C. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chau is evidently an outstanding doctor from the patients’ reviews, and I can attest to all of these. I’ve worked for Dr. Chau since last year and he definitely deserves every compliment he receives here. I have seen it for myself how much he cares for each of his patients. He even knows each of them by name! He’s very considerate and very understanding, and that carries over to how he is with us. I also want to stress how patient he is, not only with the patients, but also with us. I have experienced this firsthand. I remember when I had just started working here, everything to me was completely new and I had to learn a lot. Im so thankful to Dr. Chau and for how he would even go out of his way to help me understand something I had no idea about. The office, oh the office is such a joy to be in. Annie, Cesar, and Liz are the sweetest people you will ever meet. We always enjoy being with our patients and working together, and it’s all thanks to Dr. Chau’s leadership. It was SUCH a blessing to have worked for Dr. Chau, an honor even, to have worked for a Doctor with such passion for his patients, to have been a part of this homely office, to have been given the privilege to serve alongside such loving people. My coworkers here would agree with me. I miss all of them, we are like a big family here. And constantly growing with the addition of our wonderful patients. Had it not been necessary for me to move away I would have stayed. I am definitely recommending Dr. Chau to everyone. He’s the best!

Tony N. from West Hollywood, CA (Source: Yelp)


Love this place, Dr Chau is extremely professional and knowledgeable.. Very good with kids, his appointment schedule is very flexible and my child does not need to miss school as he can go there after 5pm, office stuff are extremity friendly and helpful. I recommend and cannot wait to take my second child to do his braces with Dr Chau. Thank you and your friendly office stuff/

Wilbert R. from Santa Monica, CA (Source: Yelp)


I started going to Western Dental last year , let me just say my teeth were all bad. Then I met DR.Chau and his crew .He’s great and a very skilled Orthodontist and put my fears at ease. He understands some people are afraid of dentist and his kind words helped me..Also some of his receptionist are super hot babes. .A year later my teeth look like a movie stars and I’ve got a few months left. Dr.Chau and his crew rocks.

Raffi Partamian (Source: Google)


I have been to see a few orthodontic offices and must say that Dr. Chau and his staff are truly amazing. They provide a very calm and friendly environment. Dr. Chau is punctual, attentive, and very knowledgeable. I never felt rushed and felt very comfortable with him with his great chairside manner. I highly recommend Encino Orthodontics to anyone.

Elizabeth E. from Studio City, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Chau and his team. I’m always welcomed with bright smiles, an extremely short (if any) wait time and immense hospitality throughout my visit. Since becoming his patient, Dr. Chau has made everything extremely easy for me. His expertise, kindness and willingness to get to know his patients can make anyone feel welcome and comfortable. In addition, Dr. Chau always makes sure to carefully explain the pros/cons of various treatments, making sure his patients can decide what the best option is for them. As a college student, I’m often busy with schoolwork and extracurriculars. This makes coming home tough sometimes, but I never regret making the drive to see Dr. Chau. He and his team are always able to get me in and out in a timely manner, while providing me with the utmost care and never make anything feel rushed. I can always leave with the confidence that I’m in good hands. Looking through all these other positive reviews, I could not agree more. Dr. Chau is not only at the top of his field, he also truly cares about providing his patients with a good experience all around. From their serene waiting room to their amazingly family-friendly office, you will feel at ease at Encino Orthodontics. It also helps that he and his team are some of the most genuinely nice and professional people and can do no wrong! If you’re looking for a welcoming, knowledgeable, kind orthodontist, Dr. Chau is the one for you. You will not regret it!

Christine Chau (Source: Google)


Dr. Chau and his staff are kind and attentive. I feel like I get personalized care here. He also takes time to explain things to you, which I appreciate. They are really on top of their scheduling, and it seems like they give you the time and attention you need and deserve as a patient. I highly recommend.

Alex P. from Northridge, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best orthodontist in Encino! Dr. Chau and his team are amazing! Very kind and caring towards their patients. They have gone above and beyond, especially during this COVID crisis to make sure we feel safe coming to the office. Hand sanitation, temperature checks, mouth rinse, HEPPA air filters in the office, and limiting the amount of people in the office are some of the measures they have taken with great effect. Dr. Chau is very knowledgeable and spent time explaining his treatment plan for me. He has the iTero scanner which makes Invisalign super easy and convenient from the patient’s perspective. No messy impressions! I am very happy with my results and would highly recommend!

Vanessa F. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chau has been the BEST!! I found his office on yelp, met him and got started with my ortho care. He and his team are so welcoming, efficient, clean and attentive. The ortho process was smooth and stayed consistently informative Throughout the process. I can tell he’s very passionate about ortho care and helped me get my smile back!! Thank you thank you!! -Vanessa

Dexter J. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chau and his staff have been nothing but amazing to my teeth and I.  I am nearing the completion of my treatment with him, which has involved an order for extractions, a tongue crib to correct my former  tongue thrusting issue, and braces (not Invisalign).  3 years later, my mouth and teeth have been transformed and everything has moved to where it should be.  My tongue thrusting issue has been completely corrected.  My teeth rest where they should, and my overbite has been corrected.  Dr. Chau and his staff are so kind and gentle and have been very accommodating to me over the course of my treatment regarding rescheduling or any issues that arose where I would have to come in and get something adjusted.  With a transformed mouth and teeth, and a pretty smooth process to boot, I have to say that this orthodontic experience was a total win and I am a happy man with the work they have done here.  It is important to note that the expertise and calm bedside manner of the Doctor combined with the easy going nature of his assistants Annie and Cesar are what make this establishment so great.  Any work on teeth or the mouth can be anxiety-ridden and this place knows how to put the patient at ease.  Much love to this place!

Vincent Chau (Source: Google)


Dr. Chau is a fantastic orthodontist. He really knows his stuff and he really cares for his patients. If you’re looking to get braces for yourself or for your kids, come in for a consultation and speak to him yourself. Dr. Chau is super friendly and his staff is amazing. You won’t be disappointed.

Chantal G. from Granada Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


I learned about Dr. Chau and Encino Orthodontics on Yelp. My experience with Dr. Chau and Encino Orthodontics staff was a very pleasant experience. I previously had metal braces in junior high and high school. After years of not wearing my retainer, I needed to get braces once again since my teeth shifted as an adult. I met with Dr. Chau and staff, and I was sold based on my initial consultation. The staff was very nice and accommodating. They work with your dental insurance or financial situation to conveniently get you the braces you need. The office is open late evenings and weekends. Based on my needs, I had Invisalign. This experience with braces was far more pleasant than the last time, and my teeth straightening process took about 1.5 years. It was not painful, and I could eat regular food the entire time. I highly recommend Dr. Chau and Encino Orthodontics.

Samar M. from Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chau and his team are amazing people. This is the best place to get your braces, they will take care of you for sure. Everyone has a smile on their face and they’re truly wonderful. Their work is brilliant and they will explain every step for you. Annie is is the best!! I’m happier than I’ve ever been with my smile. I recommend Dr. Chau and his team 100%  The atmosphere is great and the waiting room has the best decor. 11/10 fantastic!

N. N. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I finished my Invisalign treatment and I’m so happy with the results. No more cross-bite or accidental lip biting because of the cross-bite. My lower teeth are straight and my bite feels great. I love the way my smile looks. Dr. Chau did such an amazing job. My case was a difficult one where there was a chance Invisalign would not have been able to give me the results I wanted, but Dr. Chau worked his magic and made it possible. He is so talented and knowledgeable. He made sure after every few trays, if my teeth weren’t moving according to plan, he would send out to have new trays made so I could get the best results possible. The process was tedious, but I preferred it that way. I’d rather him do it right than to rush it and my results weren’t to my liking. I was really happy with the service Dr. Chau and his staff provided. They were so welcoming and friendly. I always left the office feeling happy and satisfied. It was a great experience. I definitely recommend Dr. Chau.

Francine S. from Thousand Oaks, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Chau and all the staff at Encino Orthodontics are wonderful! I always looked forward to my appointments because I was treated so well. This is a very professional office and they make you feel relaxed and at ease. They are very nice and very knowledgeable. I felt in good hands the entire time I had my braces and now with the retainer, I know I’ll have any questions dealt with just the same! There’s a lot of pluses if you’re considering Encino Orthodontics. Here are some: * Great Orthodontist who is confident, young, smart and skilled * Technicians who have a lot of experience and always offer you kind words and encouragement They have an extremely high threshold for getting things exactly right * Very nice administrative staff who return phone calls and are very organized with appointment scheduling and billing * No waiting in the waiting room because they are running behind or are overbooked. They take you in right away * Easy parking and not too costly There are so many good reasons to choose Encino Orthodontics !!

DM. Lam (Source: Google)


My experience with Encino Orthodontics has been an amazing one. Dr. Chau and his staff provided great service in a warm and friendly environment. I was very pleased with how wonderful Dr. Chau and his staff were to me. I always enjoyed my visits here. Everyone at the office seemed to genuinely care about how I felt and what my concerns were. Dr. Chau is very knowledgeable and thorough in explaining things to me. I felt like Dr. Chau truly wants to provide the best quality care for his patients. I highly recommend him to anyone.

Dental Solutions (Source: Google)


I am a dentist that has discussed orthodontics on many occasions with many different practitioners. Dr. Fouy Chau stands out in my mind as a great doctor because he treats his patients exactly how he would want to be treated himself. I would not hesitate to refer my patients to him and I would recommend him to other referring dentists or patients looking for an honest orthodontist.

Monica R. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chau is an amazing Orthodontists and very generous person. The staff in Encino Orthodontists are always friendly and very approachable. Dr. Chau participants in this program called Smiles Change Lives where he helps children who can’t afford Orthodontist care and they help many children transform their smiles and approve their overall self esteem. My little sister is a participant of this wonderful program and we are so grateful that this kinds of programs are available because now we are seeing a huge difference in my little sister’s teeth all thanks to Dr. Chau and this program. Honestly their are no words in this world to describe how grateful and honored we are to be part of this wonderful program and I encourage anyone who has children and knows that Orthodontists treatment is very expensive to applied to this type of program it will make a huge difference in the child’s life. My little sister feels so blessed that she was approved for this program and knows that braces now in this economy is very tight budget and without no doubt our mother could’ve afford this treatment. That is why our family so honored that Dr. Chau is our Orthodontists he is truly the best. I highly recommend him and without no doubt ask about the Smiles Change Lives program.

P. T. from Rancho Cucamonga, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had crooked teeth my whole life. It has always bothered me but my parents new got them for me as a child. I was recommended to Dr. Chau by a friend. I was hesitant to go at first because it is so far from my home. But he came strongly recommended. Dr. Chau is for sure worth the 50 min drive for me. He explained my treatment in details and even explained the pros and cons to each treatment such as metal braces, clear braces or invisilgn and left the decision up to me. I’ve had other consults before and did some price shopping. The other orthodontist I went to just wanted to tell you want you wanted to hear. I did some research before coming to my appointments and spoke to many friends. They would just give you the run around when asked about the fact that invisilgn is not for all patients and requires a lot of shaving of your teeth and the fact that it is much more expensive!!! Dr. Chau put all that on the table without me even asking. So now I have the clear braces for 6 months. Teeth are getting straighter, only one more year to go. I highly recommended Dr. Chau for braces treatment

Marcella M. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chau saved my smile! Highly skilled, honest and efficient orthodontist. I had an emergency where my bottom retainer (done out-of state) broke and Dr. Chau removed it, took x-rays and had new molds all within an hour. His office is impeccably clean and located conveniently off the freeway. Dr. Chau and his staff couldn’t be more friendly and accommodating! I’m so grateful to have found him.

Susan Susanto (Source: Google)


Look no further. Encino Ortho is the absolute best, hands down. You will be under the most excellent care with Dr. Fouy Chau. Not only does he strive to meet your needs and offer the best treatment possible, but he truly cares about his patients. The staff are well trained, extremely kind and attentive; they always make me feel comfortable during every visit. I highly recommend Dr. Chau to anyone who desires quality orthodontic care.

Andy S. from Goodyear, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I recently came into Encino Orthodontics for a consult appointment and was admittedly hesitant based on poor experiences at other offices.  I was immediately greeted by their friendly receptionist, Andrea before heading back to meet the rest of the team (no wait time!).  Dr. Chau was very welcoming and really seems to know his stuff!  His thoughts were laid out for me very clearly in terms I could easily understand but more importantly I felt I could trust him to handle my braces.  I would definitely recommend this practice to anyone who cares about getting quality orthodontic care.

James A. from Artesia, CA (Source: Yelp)


I usually do not write reviews on yelp, but this time I am inclined to share my experiences at Encino Orthodontics with Dr. Chau. He is amazing! I don’t understand how someone could not like him, he’s professional, honest, and caring all in one. When you meet him, you will understand. Anyways, my smiles was in bad shape when I first met Dr. Chau. He clearly explained everything I needed to know at the first visit. The treatment was more pleasant I thought it would be. He has a well run office with great staff. I am so greatful that I had found such a good orthodontist, now my smile is straight. I look forward to seeing Dr. Chau and the staff everytime I go back for retainer checks! Come here.


Dr. Chau is a passionate orthodontist who cares deeply about providing beautiful smiles for every patient. He is excited to have the opportunity to return to southern California, where he was born and raised, to do what he loves. Dr. Chau's philosophy is to provide the absolute best orthodontic care along with a great experience each and every visit to our friendly office. He attended UC Berkeley for college, UCLA for dental school, and University of Nebraska for his Masters in Oral Biology, MBA and Orthodontic Specialty Certificate. Dr. Chau was awarded as a Top 40 Dentists under 40 in Benco Dental’s Incisal Edge National Magazine! Dr. Chau was awarded a Top Dentist award with the Ventura Boulevard Magazine! Dr. Chau began his career as an orthodontist by completing a rigorous orthodontic education. He believes education and the desire to be a continual learner is essential in life at the office and home. Dr. Chau was born and raised in Southern California and enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Dr. Chau enjoys playing basketball, exercising at home and the gym, and watching movies. He is a big sports fan of the California Golden Bears, UCLA Bruins, and the Los Angeles Lakers. Dr. Fouy Chau is an orthodontic specialist for children and adults. Dr. Chau attended UC Berkeley for his undergraduate degree, UCLA for dental school, and University of Nebraska Medical Center for his master’s degree and orthodontics specialty training. My teeth were very crooked as a child, so I wanted braces but didn’t qualify under the Denti-Cal program. Finally at age 17, my dentist referred me to the Assistance League of Long Beach, which gave braces to underprivileged children. I was one of the lucky kids chosen. When I got my braces off in college, it changed my life and my self-confidence. I then switched from applying to medical school to dental school in a heartbeat, because I knew I only wanted to be an orthodontist. I have the privilege to provide that life-changing smile to all my patients. I love it! Since dental health and overall health are closely linked, having a healthy smile and bite are very important. For example, crowded teeth makes it difficult to floss and brush, making patients more susceptible to cavities and tooth loss. By aligning the teeth, it helps reduce the amount of bacterial buildup and allows for easier access for oral hygiene. In addition, having a proper bite helps reduce premature wearing and aging of the teeth. I have a passion to provide the very best care to all my patients—that same care I was given as a child. We dedicate time to all of our patients and make sure to listen to every concerns they have. My ongoing goal is to always give back to the community. Since I grew up with Denti-Cal, I am privileged to be a Denti-Cal provider for underprivileged kids. Being able to give back this way is a life fulfillment of mine. I will forever pay it forward every chance I get. Dr. Chau works closely with the nonprofit foundation Smiles Change Lives, which provides braces to families in need.