Our orthodontist can offer several types of braces in Phoenix, Arizona, to ensure that we can find the treatment that is right for you. We offer three main types of braces:
- Metal Braces — This is the most common type of braces. Metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel, and thanks to advances in technology and materials, metal braces are now smaller, more comfortable, and more attractive than ever before.
- Ceramic (Clear) Braces — Ceramic braces are made of a translucent material that is virtually clear. This makes them popular among our patients who are interested in maintaining a more natural-looking aesthetic during treatment, especially adults. The drawback to ceramic braces, however, is that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties may become discolored between visits to our office.
- Clear Aligners — Invisalign®, ClearCorrect™, and other similar treatment options are clear aligner systems that use custom-made plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth to their proper positions. These aligners are designed through computer simulation to ensure optimal results. Because clear aligner therapy is a nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth, it is a very popular treatment among adults and other patients who would like a more discreet treatment option.
During your initial visit with our team, we will help you determine which type of braces would best meet your personal needs and preferences. For more information and to schedule your consultation, call us today.
Serial aligners are used only for minor tooth movements, typically moving only a few teeth. If your orthodontist decides that serial aligners are the best treatment for your specific needs, you will receive a set of aligners for your teeth. Treatment time varies per patient, but as you wear your aligners as directed, you will be able to see quick, effective results. Serial aligners are also discreet, allowing you to get a straighter smile without bulky hardware. Please contact our orthodontist to see if serial aligners are right for you.
If you are looking for a discreet way to straighten your teeth, lingual braces may be for you. For most patients, treatments like Invisalign® are preferred because there are no brackets or wires to deal with. However, not all problems can be corrected with Invisalign, and lingual braces are a great alternative. Lingual braces are similar to traditional metal braces, but they are placed on the inner part of the teeth. This makes them practically invisible to others, which lets you stay confident about your smile during treatment. Call Arizona Orthodontic Centers at 623-877-8500 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jae Park, during which, we can determine which type of braces are right for your smile.