*360 Orthodontics has shifted gears from the use of old traditional braces, using a revolutionary new orthodontic treatment known as the Damon system. This new system uses self-ligating braces to straighten your teeth significantly faster – and with less pain – than traditional braces. It also eliminates the need for pulling teeth and the use of additional appliances such as an expander. Because of this amazing new treatment, we are no longer offering traditional braces. However, we want to provide the information on all tools of orthodontics and so will maintain the traditional braces information on the site.

Traditional braces

One of the most popular orthodontic treatments, traditional braces are made of high-grade stainless steel, 24-karat gold or clear porcelain, and they come in a variety of shapes and designs. In addition, today’s traditional braces are lighter, smaller and more powerful than past versions, allowing them to straighten your teeth as efficiently and comfortably as possible.

How do traditional braces work?

Traditional braces are what most people picture when they hear the word “braces.” There is a tiny bracket attached to the front of each of your teeth using a special dental cement, with a wire connecting the brackets together through the use of elastic rings that come in a variety of hues. During your appointments at 360 Orthodontics, Dr. Partovi will periodically tighten your braces to apply strategic pressure, aligning your jaw as needed and gradually straightening your teeth over time.

Benefits of traditional braces

  • Affordable: Traditional braces tend to be the most affordable orthodontic option available.
  • Customizable: Depending on your personality, you can customize your braces to be metal, clear, gold or an array of colorful elastic hues.

Types of traditional braces

Metal Braces


The most common and most affordable orthodontic treatment, traditional metal braces are comprised of high-grade stainless steel, and are what most people picture when they think of braces. Through Dr. Partovi’s “A Smile for Everyone” program, traditional metal braces are available to everyone.

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Clear Braces


Clear braces are of the same shape and size as metal braces – but they’re made of clear porcelain, which makes them appear virtually invisible which makes them appear virtually invisible. As such, they’re an ideal choice for both teen and adult patients who desire a more discreet way to straighten their teeth

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Gold Braces


Gold braces are comprised of high-grade stainless steel coated with 24-karat gold. An extremely popular option, they offer a distinct look that patients of all ages love.

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A fun way for kids and teens to straighten their teeth, WildSmiles gives patients the opportunity to design their own smile with star, heart, sports, flower and diamond themed brackets.

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Meet Dr. Partovi

A graduate of the esteemed New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Mahtab Partovi is a respected orthodontic specialist offering the full range of braces to her Los Angeles patients, including traditional metal, Invisalign, self-ligating and lingual. Having expertly corrected crooked teeth for thousands of individuals over the years, Dr. Partovi is among the most qualified orthodontists available to help you achieve the beautiful and healthy smile you’ve always wanted.

Beyond her impressive technical expertise and years of experience, Dr. Partovi is also known for her dedication to personalized care. She is always available to her patients – not only to guide you through your family’s braces journey, but also to make sure you’re thriving in all areas of your life. Whether you need college and career advice, a letter of recommendation, a physician referral or a great vegetarian recipe, Dr. Partovi is there for you because she genuinely cares about the overall wellbeing of her patients. In fact, it’s her compassionate nature and commitment to her patients that have earned her a reputation as one of the best orthodontists Los Angeles has to offer.