Orthodontic Archwires & Elastics in Mesa & Gilbert, AZ

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Orthodontic Elastics

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Elastics are tiny rubber bands that apply extra force to a tooth or teeth in ways that braces alone cannot, so that teeth move into their ideal positions. Tiny hooks on selected upper and lower brackets are used as attachment points. The configuration of the elastics can be vertical or diagonal, depending on the individual’s need. Patients are responsible for placing and removing their elastics.

Elastics should be worn as prescribed by the orthodontist. Do not wear more elastics than prescribed. Doing so places excessive force on the teeth and can be harmful.

We are proud of our commitment to preventive care and healthy smiles! Using only the most current techniques and technologies, we have grown a reputable practice built on excellence. Our valued patients have been a part of our family for years, so we invite you to make an appointment today in our Mesa or Gilbert office and discover your new favorite orthodontists in Arizona!

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.