Braces

Macdonald Orthodontics

Traditional braces

Braces - Traditional | Macdonald Orthodontics

Traditional braces are comprised of brackets that are affixed to teeth and wires that are threaded through slots in the brackets. Some patients may also have metal bands encircling back teeth. Wires are held to brackets by tiny rubber bands called "ligatures" or "o-rings." Brackets are generally made of stainless steel. Wires are made of metal alloys and deliver a constant, gentle force to move teeth.

Traditional ceramic braces

Braces - Traditional ceramic | Macdonald Orthodontics

Traditional ceramic braces are tooth-colored, making them next-to-invisible. They are affixed to teeth, and wires are threaded through slots in the brackets. Wires are held to brackets by tiny rubber bands called "ligatures" or "o-rings." Brackets are made of ceramic or porcelain materials. Wires are made of metal alloys and deliver a constant, gentle force to move teeth.

Self-ligating ceramic braces

Braces - Self-ligating ceramic | Macdonald Orthodontics

Self-ligating ceramic braces are tooth-colored, making them next-to-invisible. They are affixed to teeth, and wires are threaded through slots in the brackets. Built-in clips hold the wires to the brackets. Brackets are made of ceramic or porcelain materials. Wires are made of metal alloys and deliver a constant, gentle force to move teeth.

Self-ligating metal braces

Braces - Self-ligating metal | Macdonald Orthodontics

Self-ligating metal braces are comprised of brackets that are affixed to teeth and wires that are threaded through slots in the brackets. Some patients may also have metal bands encircling back teeth. Built-in clips hold the wires to the brackets. Metal brackets are generally made of stainless steel. Wires are made of metal alloys and deliver a constant, gentle force to move teeth.

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.