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Braces Treatments in Mesa & Gilbert, AZ
 

Braces Treatments in Mesa & Gilbert, AZ


Braces Treatments in Mesa & Gilbert, AZDepending on the patient's needs, an orthodontist can use one of several different types of braces to straighten teeth. The most common types of braces are traditional metal braces, traditional ceramic braces, self-ligating ceramic braces or self-ligating metal braces. Finding the right solution is important, which is why it is necessary to schedule an appointment with an orthodontist if you believe braces are in your future.

Traditional braces

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

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

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

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 orthodontics or Gilbert orthodontics 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.

Posted: August 08, 2020