Dunn Orthodontics is your Arcadia braces expert
Traditional braces are one of the most effective tools we have for achieving optimal tooth and jaw alignment, and we’re proud to offer patients a variety of orthodontic options, including traditional metal braces and ceramic braces. If you’re looking for someone you can trust to provide a brilliant straight smile in the Arcadia area, the team at Dunn Orthodontics is here for you. We proudly create beautiful new smiles for patients of all ages in Arcadia, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and surrounding communities.
Braces treatment with your Arcadia braces experts
Our team will collect digital x-rays, photos, and a model of your mouth before we put your braces on. Our orthodontists, Dr. Matthew Dunn and Dr. Courtney Dunn, will then use this data to formulate a customized treatment plan based on your particular orthodontic needs, which will include information about how each tooth needs to move to achieve its best position. This will determine how we place your braces.
The wire is inserted after the brackets have been attached to provide customized pressure on all the teeth that need to be moved. Through a process called remodeling, bends in the wire will encourage specific and precise tooth movement. This process involves minor changes in the bone that surrounds the roots of your teeth. When your braces put pressure on a tooth, cells called osteoblasts and osteoclasts form around the root. Together with the wire, this creates negative pressure on one side of the tooth, where bone will be removed. On the other side of the tooth, the bone is reformed. This pressure and bone remodeling slowly moves teeth into the correct position.
In order for remodeling to take place, your teeth need to be put under constant pressure. This means that teeth will often begin drifting back towards their old positions over time after your braces have been taken off. Fortunately, regular use of a retainer will help prevent this natural drifting and keep your teeth in their new and improved positions!
What your Arcadia braces offer
Today’s braces are better than ever. All of our excellent treatment options can correct a variety of oral issues, from simple to complex. Traditional metal braces can usually close gaps and align teeth faster than other methods. This can shorten your overall treatment time. These factors together make braces a cost-effective option for budget-conscious families. The strength, durability, and affordability of traditional braces are a big part of why they’ve withstood the test of time and are still the top orthodontic treatment year after year.
The most common type of braces is the tried-and-true traditional metal braces system. These are normally constructed from high-grade stainless steel. They straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. Today’s metal braces are more comfortable and also more fun than ever - you have the option of choosing colored elastics to add a punch of personality to your treatment! But don’t worry, if you prefer a more subtle approach, we also offer clear or tooth-colored elastics.
Another option for straightening your smile, ceramic braces work the same way metal braces do, but the brackets are made with a clear ceramic material instead. They’re very popular with our older teen and adult patients because they are such a discrete treatment option. Since the brackets tend to be a bit larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts, we normally won’t recommend them for our younger patients. Ceramic braces tend to be used on the upper front teeth more often than the lower teeth.
Using traditional braces, you can often see visible signs of improvement relatively quickly, which can help increase your confidence in both your smile and the orthodontic process!
Your trusted Arcadia braces experts
Using our leading-edge techniques and state-of-the-art technology, we will provide efficient, comfortable care that will help you change your smile...and your life! At Dunn Orthodontics, we believe that advanced, personalized care leads to the best results and most positive orthodontic experience. Dr. Matthew Dunn, Dr. Courtney Dunn, and the rest of our skilled team focus on patients as individuals, no matter the age, personal concerns, or clinical needs. When you choose braces treatment with our practice, our doctors will create a treatment plan that works with all parts of your life.
Schedule a free consultation with us today to get started!