With classes, sports, college applications, and more, your teen has enough to worry about without having to stress about their smile. At My LA Braces, we provide high-quality braces treatment in a comfortable environment so your teen can achieve a smile that inspires confidence, whether it’s picture day or prom. Braces are a time-tested appliance proven to improve smiles’ health and aesthetics in a short time frame. Your teen deserves a beautiful and healthy smile that will last them a lifetime, and our team is excited to help them start the journey to dazzling results today.
We will never push a cookie-cutter treatment plan onto your teen when they come into our office for treatment. At the beginning of their braces journey, Dr. Parsa will perform a thorough evaluation of their smile and bite. While we’ll assess their orthodontic needs, we also invite you and your teen to give your feedback about your treatment goals and expectations so we can address the areas that are important to you. After we perform an evaluation and get to know more about your teen, we’ll go over the braces options available. These treatments include:
- Traditional Metal Braces
- Clear Braces
- Damon Braces
Your child will also benefit from our state-of-the-art in-house lab, where we fabricate custom orthodontic devices such as retainers, expanders, and lingual arches. Once the patient completes their treatment, they must wear their retainers to protect their transformed smile by keeping it from shifting back to its original place. We want to break down every barrier between your teen and the smile they deserve, so offer the first retainer free as well as free retainer checks to make sure their results are maintained. We always put our patients first as we
How Long Will I Wear Braces?
Our team is passionate about meeting our patients where they are by building treatment plans that reflect their orthodontic needs and desires. Each of our plans is unique, so every timeline varies a little. Most patients wear braces for one to two years, but it depends on the extent of their oral health problems and your expectation for treatment.
How To Protect Your Braces
We understand that wearing braces is an investment of time and money, and we want to help you protect your progress by giving you a few helpful guidelines. One of the easiest ways to damage your appliance is to eat hard, sticky, or chewy foods. It’s essential you eat foods that are soft and easy to chew, so nothing pulls at your wires or breaks off your brackets.
Brace Treatment Options
Teenagers have a diverse range of interests and orthodontic needs, and we want to give them high-quality orthodontic care that makes them feel seen by our team. We consider our patients our family, and we are proud to offer our family the best appliances available. Our practice uses several types of braces, including:
Traditional Metal Braces: These braces are a classic treatment that uses metal brackets, stainless steel wires, and elastics to transform your child’s smile. This appliance has been upgraded over recent years, so patients benefit from a more discreet and effective treatment.
Clear Braces: Clear braces may be a perfect choice if your teen is excited about getting braces but wants a treatment that isn’t as noticeable as the metal appliance. These braces function similarly to metal braces, but instead of stainless steel brackets, they consist of a series of clear brackets that blend in with the color of your natural smile. While this appliance is highly effective, it’s slightly less durable than the metal version.
Damon Braces: One of the most exciting breakthroughs in braces technology is the creation of Damon braces. Orthodontic experts and engineers researched what qualities made a smile look more natural and beautiful and then created a type of braces that aimed to help your smile reflect these qualities.
Rather than using regular brackets and elastics, Damon braces use a patented slide mechanism that allows the wire to move freely throughout treatment. Elastics can cause friction that slows your progress and keeps you in treatment longer. With this unique appliance, there is little friction, so you enjoy a quicker treatment. The lack of rubber bands also gives you the opportunity to have better oral health because it is easier to brush around these smooth and sleek brackets.