Patients who want to improve their appearance and lower their risks of oral health problems can visit our expert in teeth braces in Los Angeles for orthodontic treatment. While teeth braces can be used to guide development in children and adolescents, adults of any age can benefit from the increased confidence and reduced risks of tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss that teeth braces offer.
Teeth must fit together properly for patients to enjoy the best possible level of oral health and functioning. Problems including tooth decay, gum disease and tooth breakage can result when teeth are poorly positioned or overcrowded. TMJ disorders that cause pain and grinding when patients chew can also result from crooked teeth. Finally, aesthetic improvements from orthodontics make smiling a pleasure after treatment by our Los Angeles teeth braces expert.
Teeth Braces Los Angeles
Patients can visit our expert in teeth braces in Los Angeles to find out which orthodontic options are available to them. For patients of any age, bracket-based metal braces, lingual braces and ceramic braces may be options. Invisalign, a discreet modern orthodontic alternative, can be used for most types of bite irregularities in adults and older adolescents. With newer forms of Invisalign, aesthetically pleasing treatment is also an option for patients with very minor bite irregularities or jaws that have not finished developing.
Metal braces consist of brackets that are bonded to teeth and hold wires that are tightened throughout treatment to pull teeth into position. With Invisalign, correction is achieved through a series of clear plastic aligners that are switched at regular intervals until treatment is complete. After either option, our Los Angeles teeth braces expert may provide retainers for patients to wear in order to maintain the positions of their newly corrected teeth.
Braces carry major benefits for patients who want to optimize their oral health and appearance for a lifetime. With multiple options available from our orthodontist in Los Angeles, patients can choose the corrective treatment that best suits their goals and lifestyle. To learn more about the types of teeth braces available and determine which may be the best for them, patients can schedule a consultation with Dr. Hakim.