Braces Los Angeles
Based on individual differences in candidacy and treatment requirements, a number of orthodontic options are available from our Los Angeles braces expert.
Braces with brackets, such as metal, lingual and ceramic braces, are available to patients in all age groups and generally take one to two years to finish correcting teeth. Clear braces, such as Invisalign, are available in multiple forms to suit different age groups and treatment goals and can take less time to correct teeth compared to bracket-based options.
Orthodontic treatment can vary significantly depending on the type of braces being used. With metal, lingual and ceramic braces, patients visit our expert in braces in Los Angeles to have the brackets bonded to their teeth and wires threaded through those brackets. Throughout treatment, regular wire tightening gradually moves the teeth into position. Patients who get Invisalign have dental impressions taken for construction of clear aligners, which vary in number based on the amount of correction required.
During Invisalign treatment, progress is monitored, and aligners are progressively switched at regular appointments.
The options open to patients can vary depending on treatment goals and individual factors determined at an initial exam by our Los Angeles braces expert.
By scheduling a consultation with Dr. Hakim, patients can learn more about how braces correct teeth and discuss their candidacy for different options.