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These aren’t the same braces your parents had! Traditional metal braces are still the most commonly used type of braces by Orthodontists. Unlike metal braces of previous generations, today’s metal braces are much more comfortable. Dr. Ray believes every teenager deserves to have a healthy, beautiful smile and the self confidence that comes with it. Metal braces are composed of stainless steel brackets, wires, and colored or non-colored elastics. Most patients love the colorful elastics for a fun and unique smile. It is extremely important to brush and floss while you have your braces on, as well as keeping your 6 month check ups with your primary dentists.

We know as a teen you want to have braces on for the least amount of time. Good news is Dr. Ray only uses the most advanced techniques and materials to get your treatment completed in the most efficient amount of time.

At Ray Orthodontics, Dr. Ray will personally examine your child at every visit to make sure your child is keeping his/her teeth clean and treatment is progressing as planned.

For teenagers and adults who desire a less noticeable appearance with braces, we offer clear, ceramic braces. Clear braces work the same as metal braces in straightening your teeth, however they are made of ceramic and are less visible than metal braces. Pair them with colorful elastics for an extra unique look!

Metal and ceramic braces will treat crooked, crowded teeth and correct a patient’s bite, while improving overall dental health.

After placing your braces, your teeth will start to align instantly! You will experience some soreness, which can be treated with over the counter medication.

This soreness usually lasts anywhere from one day to a few days. During your orthodontic treatment, your child cannot eat anything hard, crunchy, or sticky.

To schedule your complimentary consultation for our Montebello or Palmdale locations, please call 323-597-1712, or click here, and one of our friendly Ray Ortho team members will take care of you. We hope you join the Ray Ortho family!