Braces & Clear Aligners | Southern California
Find Your Perfect Fit
Dr. Lili & Associates believes in providing you with the best, clinically-proven treatments to help you achieve a beautiful smile. Self-ligating braces (available in both metal and clear ceramic brackets) and clear aligner treatment give you a reliable method to straighten your teeth and improve the function of your bite.
Clear Aligners for Adults & Teens
Clear aligner systems from Invisalign® and our own Clear Choice Aligners brand feature custom-made, computer-generated clear trays that progressively move your teeth and bite into alignment.
Treatment with clear aligners gives you the opportunity to achieve the smile of your dreams in a discrete and comfortable way.
Metal Self-Ligating Braces
Modern self-ligating braces feature strong stainless steel brackets and wires. For Dr. Lili and our team, metal braces remain a tried-and-true choice for correcting many orthodontic conditions for orthodontists.
They’re the same size as metal braces but use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the archwire guide teeth to place. The clip helps reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth and requires fewer adjustments because there are no elastics to replace.
Clear Self-Ligating Braces
Ceramic self-ligating braces have brackets made from tooth-colored material, so they’re not as visible on your teeth as metal braces. For this reason, we mainly use clear self-ligating braces to treat older teens and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns.
Like their metal counterparts, clear self-ligating braces use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the archwire guide teeth to place.
Solve Your Orthodontic Issue
Dr. Lili and her team pair cutting-edge tech with the skill of moving teeth. This expertise helps your orthodontists at Dr. Lili & Associates successfully treat many dental problems, like:
- Gaps between your teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Protruding teeth
- Impacted teeth
Braces & Other Options
At Dr. Lili & Associates, you can choose various treatment options, including clear and metal self-ligating braces and Invisalign clear aligners.
After your first free consultation exam, your orthodontist will talk to you about which treatment would be right for you based on your unique needs and smile goals.
Fixed Appliances Vs. Removable Appliances
At Dr. Lili & Associates, we believe you should learn about your treatment options. It’s helpful for patients around Southern California, to understand the difference between fixed and removable appliances.
We attach fixed appliances, like braces, to your teeth and won’t take them off until you complete your treatment at our office. When we prescribe a removable appliance like a clear aligner system, you’ll wear it most of the day but you can take the trays out of your mouth.
Besides the obvious differences, Dr. Lili & Associates uses clear aligners to treat mild to moderate orthodontic problems and fixed appliances for comprehensive and serious and treatment.
Regardless of your treatment, we want to see you back in our Los Angeles or Orange County orthodontic office every eight to twelve weeks. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and each appointment allows us to follow your progression and adjust as necessary.