Erin L Cohen, DDS
Monica S Madan, DDS, MS
2080 Century Park East
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Los Angeles CA 90067
740 South Olive Street
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Los Angeles CA 90014
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Toluca Lake CA 91602
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Types of Orthodontic Treatment

Traditional Metal Braces- consist of standard metal brackets that are adhered to your teeth with an adhesive and connected by wire. They require periodic tightening so pressure can gradually straighten your teeth and align your jaw as needed. While metal braces brackets are still the most common, other treatment options are available today. Read below to learn more about traditional braces and how you can customize them to fit your lifestyle.

Clear Braces- Not all braces are metal. There are several options that are more invisible or at least transparent, and still do the job of straightening your teeth and aligning your bite. In general, clear braces and traditional metal braces function in the same way.

Lingual braces- Lingual braces are metal braces, so they’re not invisible, but they’re attached to the back of the teeth versus the front. So when you smile, no one can see them.

Damon Braces- Damon braces are self-ligating appliances that are fitted in the same way as traditional metal braces. But instead of having brackets that tighten and adjust the braces regularly, Damon braces use a slide mechanism that attaches wires to brackets to move naturally with the teeth as they realign.

Invisalign- Invisible braces, more commonly referred to as Invisalign clear aligners, are a set of clear, removable trays that are custom fitted to your teeth. You wear them for 20-22 hours a day and change your set as your teeth shift. Your orthodontist will evaluate your specific case and many types of bite discrepancies can be treated with Invisalign.