Braces Behind Teeth Los Angeles

Treatment begins with a visit to our expert in braces behind teeth in Los Angeles, who takes bite impressions and X-rays to plan placement and correction.

During placement, Dr. Hakim bonds the brackets behind the teeth and threads arch wires through them.

At regular appointments throughout treatment, Dr. Hakim tightens these wires in order to pull the teeth into their proper positions.

After completion, which may take one to two years, Dr. Hakim removes the braces and gives patients a retainer to wear to preserve their results.

Some patients with severe overbite or very short teeth may not qualify for lingual braces.

In addition to offering aesthetic support, lingual braces let patients avoid the cheek abrasion that is common with traditional metal braces.

A consultation with our Los Angeles orthodontist, Dr. Hakim, can be scheduled to learn more about this treatment and discuss candidacy.