Visit the Best Orthodontist in Phoenix and Tempe, AZ
In most cases, patients choose orthodontics because they want to achieve that ideal smile. If you’re continually self-conscious about the way you smile looks, undergoing braces treatment can ensure the ideal solution for your long-term future!
Once the treatment has been finalized and you return to normal everyday life, you’ll have the smile of your dreams and the self-confidence to show it to the world. Our treatment goal is for you to feel comfortable and confident in your appearance, and our practice team is ready to help you reach that goal with the highest quality of care.
Types of Braces
Traditional Metal Braces
The traditional metal brace is the most common type of brace product used and is more comfortable than ever before. The product is made of high-grade stainless steel and works to straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. Metal braces are offered with the option of adding colored elastics for a unique smile!
Acting as a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable acrylic trays, clear aligners straighten your teeth as with braces. These aligners are invisible and removable, so you can eat and drink comfortably during your treatment period. This also ensures brushing and flossing are less of an issue. With no metal used in the aligners, you won’t suffer abrasions during treatment.
Gold braces are another great alternative to traditional braces. Produced from stainless steel, they are uniquely coated in gold, which is often considered a preferred option for stylish aesthetics. Many find the price of gold braces surprisingly in-line with the cost of the traditional clear brace option.
The Orthodontic Treatment Experience
Before beginning treatment, it’s important to know how the process works. Orthodontic appliances are primarily made of either metal, ceramic, or plastic. In some cases, they are removable, and in others, they may be bonded to the teeth. Over time, the braces use a gentle force to place teeth in the ideal position within the mouth.
Dental treatment is evolving. No longer are metal bands placed across each tooth. You’ll now have the option of choosing either clear or metallic braces. The wiring of the braces is also less noticeable now. And the newest appliances are designed so that treatment time is consolidated and can be completed in comfort.
The Duration of Orthodontic Care
As with any other form of dental care, treatment time for orthodontic services varies with the patient and their needs. It can last from one to three years depending on the patient’s age, treatment method, and the severity of the case. The more involved you are with your treatment and the more closely you follow the dentist’s guidance, the greater your treatment results will be. For younger patients, early treatment can also be a decisive factor in reducing treatment time.
Dr. J Dental
Before your first orthodontic appointment, your doctor will review all your options and provide an estimate of the treatment schedule. Please feel free to schedule an appointment with our practice directly to learn more about the orthodontic services we provide!