Braces

Braces

Braces are orthodontic devices in Scottsdale, Peoria, and Paradise Valley, used to correct misaligned teeth and jaws. They apply continuous pressure over a period of time to gradually move teeth into their proper positions. Braces can address a wide range of dental issues, including crowding, spacing, and bite problems, ultimately improving both the function and appearance of the teeth.

At Faces Orthodontics, located in Scottsdale, Peoria, and Paradise Valley, we specialize in providing a variety of braces to cater to the unique needs of each patient. Braces are a time-tested method for correcting misaligned teeth and improving both dental function and aesthetics. 

Why Choose Braces in Scottsdale, Peoria, and Paradise Valley?

Braces are an effective solution for a wide range of orthodontic issues, including:

Crowded Teeth

When there is insufficient space in the jaw, teeth can overlap and become crooked.

Spacing Issues

Gaps between teeth, which can occur due to missing teeth or improper tooth development.

Bite Problems

Overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites can affect jaw function and cause discomfort.

Alignment Issues

Correcting the overall alignment of teeth for improved function and aesthetics.

Types of Braces Available at Faces Orthodontics in Scottsdale, Peoria, and Paradise Valley 

At Faces Orthodontics, we offer several types of braces to suit different needs and preferences. Our orthodontists in Scottsdale, Peoria, and Paradise Valley work with each patient to determine the best option based on their specific orthodontic issues and lifestyle.

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are highly effective for treating a wide range of orthodontic problems. They consist of metal brackets attached to the teeth and connected by a wire, which is periodically adjusted to gradually move the teeth into the desired position.

Benefits

  • Effectiveness: Suitable for treating even the most complex orthodontic issues.
  • Durability: Made from high-quality stainless steel, they are durable and can withstand daily wear and tear.
  • Cost-Effective: Often the most affordable option for orthodontic treatment.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces function similarly to traditional metal braces but use clear or tooth-colored brackets that blend in with the teeth, making them less noticeable.

Benefits

  • Aesthetic Appeal: Less visible than metal braces, which is ideal for patients concerned about their appearance.
  • Effectiveness: Metal braces are as effective as metal braces for most orthodontic issues in Scottsdale, Peoria, and Paradise Valley.

Damon Braces

Damon braces are a type of self-ligating braces that use a slide mechanism to hold the wire, allowing teeth to move more freely and comfortably. They are available in both metal and clear versions.

Benefits

  • Fewer Adjustments: The slide mechanism reduces friction and pressure, often resulting in fewer adjustments and shorter treatment times.
  • Comfort: Reduced friction means less discomfort for the patient.
  • Aesthetic Options: Clear Damon braces provide a more discreet appearance.

Speed™ Braces

Speed™ braces are a type of self-ligating braces designed to move teeth more quickly and comfortably. They use a unique clip mechanism that reduces friction and pressure.

Benefits

  • Faster Treatment: The efficient design can result in shorter treatment times.
  • Comfort: The reduced friction and pressure enhance comfort.
  • Ease of Cleaning: The design makes it easier to maintain oral hygiene.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are similar to traditional braces but are placed on the inside (lingual) surface of the teeth, making them invisible from the outside.

Benefits

  • Invisibility: Completely hidden from view, providing a discreet treatment option.
  • Effectiveness: Can treat complex orthodontic issues as effectively as traditional braces.

Invisalign®

Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth. The aligners are custom-made for each patient and must be worn for 20-22 hours a day, changing every one to two weeks.

Benefits

  • Virtually Invisible: The clear aligners are almost unnoticeable, making them a discreet option.
  • Removable: Patients can remove the aligners for eating, brushing, and special occasions.
  • Comfortable: Made of smooth plastic, reducing the risk of irritation to the cheeks and gums.

How Braces Work

Braces work by applying continuous pressure over time to move teeth into their proper positions. Here's how the process works:

Initial Consultation

Our orthodontist conducts a comprehensive examination, including digital X-rays, photographs, and dental impressions, to create a personalized treatment plan.

Application

The braces are applied to the teeth. This involves cleaning and drying the teeth, bonding the brackets, and threading the archwire through the brackets.

Adjustment

Regular check-ups are scheduled every 4-8 weeks to adjust the wires, change ligatures, and monitor progress.

Gradual Movement

The constant pressure exerted by the braces moves the teeth slowly over time. The bone supporting the teeth also adapts to the pressure, reshaping itself to accommodate the new positions of the teeth.

Retention

Once the teeth have moved into their desired positions, retainers are used to maintain the new alignment and prevent teeth from shifting back. Call us to learn more.

Conclusion

Braces are a versatile and effective solution for a wide range of orthodontic issues. At Faces Orthodontics, we offer a variety of braces, including traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, Damon braces, Speed braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign, to meet the unique needs and preferences of each patient. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing personalized, comprehensive care in a comfortable and supportive environment.

If you are considering braces, we invite you to schedule a consultation at one of our convenient locations in Scottsdale, Peoria, or Paradise Valley. Let Faces Orthodontics help you achieve a healthier, more confident smile that will last a lifetime. Contact us today to learn more about our services and take the first step towards a brighter future for your oral health.

Contact Faces Orthodontics to learn more about our orthodontic treatment options and take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile. Contact our Scottsdale Office at (480) 661-1818, Peoria Office at (623) 566-6784, or Paradise Valley Office at (602) 992-7182.

Locations

8890 E Desert Cove, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Phone: (480) 661-1818

Email: info@facesorthodntics.com

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9059 West Lake Pleasant Parkway, Peoria, AZ 85382

Phone: (623) 566-6784

Email: info@facesorthodntics.com

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14640 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite 5, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Phone: (602) 992-7182

Email: info@facesorthodntics.com

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