Archwires

Macdonald Orthodontics

Rectangular archwires

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When viewed in cross-section, the shape of a rectangular archwire is rectangular – square on both ends with a long segment in between. Rectangular archwires are often used in later stages of orthodontic treatment to control and refine tooth movement. Archwires fit into the slots in brackets and actually move the teeth.

See your orthodontic specialist for the treatment option that is best for your individual needs.

Round archwires

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When viewed in cross-section, the shape of the wire is round. Round archwires are often used in earlier stages of orthodontic treatment to level and align teeth. Archwires fit into the slots in brackets and actually move the teeth.

See your orthodontic specialist for the treatment option that is best for your individual needs.

At Macdonald Orthodontics, we love creating quality smiles and helping you achieve optimal oral health by using the latest up to date techniques available in Arizona. Please contact our Mesa or Gilbert office to schedule an appointment. We understand that you have a busy schedule, and we will work with you to make sure each practice visit is as convenient as possible.