Braces & Clear Aligners | Southern California

Find Your Perfect Fit

At Dr. Lili & Associates, we believe you should get the best, clinically-proven treatments in SoCal to help you reach a beautiful smile.

Treatment with clear aligners or self-ligating braces (available in metal and clear ceramic) give you a reliable and affordable way to help your teeth, bite, and confidence.

Clear Aligners

Clear Aligners for Adults & Teens

Clear aligner systems from Invisalign® and our Clear Choice Aligners brand feature custom-made, computer-generated plastic trays that move your teeth and bite into alignment.

The best part? They’re see-through.

Metal Self-Ligating Braces

Modern self-ligating braces feature strong stainless steel brackets and wires, so they’re a tried-and-true choice for correcting many orthodontic conditions.

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.

Metal Braces
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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 our 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
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

Braces Vs. Clear Aligners

At Dr. Lili & Associates, you can choose from many treatment options, including clear and metal self-ligating braces and clear Invisalign aligners.

After your first free consultation exam, your Orange County orthodontist will tell you which treatment seens 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 removable appliances like clear aligners, you’ll wear them most of the day, but you can take the trays out to eat, drink, brush your teeth, or for special occasions.

Besides the obvious differences, Dr. Lili & Associates uses clear aligners to treat mild to moderate orthodontic problems and fixed appliances for severe and comprehensive 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.