Dr. James Heaton
Serving the Areas of Chandler and Tempe, AZ


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Types Of Orthodontic Braces

February 09, 2021
Types of Orthodontic Braces Offered at Smiles of Chandler | Chandler AZ

Smiles of Chandler offers a variety of orthodontic braces treatment services that are geared to adjust alignment issues of one's teeth and bite. We use a variety of dental appliances to correct these problems, including headgear, palatal expanders, and braces. These appliances use a gentle but constant pressure that moves the teeth into their proper position over time. Once completed, braces and other types of orthodontic services will provide our patients with superior oral functionality and visual appeal.

Children and Teen Braces

Typically, parents should have their children evaluated by an orthodontic professional by the time they reach seven years of age. Most youngsters have lost some of their primary teeth by this age, and permanent teeth are starting to come into place. Our experienced Chandler, AZ orthodontist will be able to quickly recognize surrounding areas and provide the proper appliances to treat any misalignment or bite issues.

In most cases children and teens are treated with braces after all their permanent teeth have erupted, generally around the age of 12 or 13. Because children and teens are still growing and have soft, malleable bones, the orthodontic outcomes are often less painful and achieved at a faster rate than adults. Engaging in orthodontic treatments at a young age can help prevent the need for braces in adulthood and often significantly reduce the time braces need to be worn.

Adult Braces

Those who neglected to seek orthodontic services during adolescence are now doing so as adults in record numbers. This is largely thanks to new technology and developments in treatment options that allow braces to be discreet and without the use of traditional metal appliances. Even though the best time to manipulate the teeth and jawbones is when the patient is young, adults interested in braces can feel comfortable knowing that it is never too late to get the perfect smile!

Types of Orthodontic Braces Offered

Traditional Metal Braces

Beyond their traditional color, the only thing traditional about these braces is that you can see them. Contemporary braces are made of super strong metal alloys derived from the space program. Their strength allows them to be the smallest of all braces and therefore the most comfortable. Their density makes them ultra slippery so teeth move faster than they ever have before. Today's braces, in combination with other high tech materials mean fewer office visits to complete treatment.

Clear & Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces utilize less noticeable brackets for patients concerned about aesthetic appearances. Ceramic brackets are translucent, so they blend in with your natural tooth color. This means that unlike traditional stainless steel braces, with ceramic braces your smile will not look 'metallic.' In addition, ceramic brackets are designed so that they won't stain or discolor over long periods of time. An orthodontist can let you know if you are a candidate for ceramic braces.

Learn More At Our Dental Office Today!

Our experienced team stands out from the other Chandler, AZ dental offices because we take a personalized and warm approach to addressing a patient's needs. We make it a top priority to provide the highest quality orthodontic treatments in a calm, stress-free environment. Smiles of Chandler takes pride in helping every patient in having a straight and aligned smile they’ve always dreamed of.

To schedule an appointment with our dynamic orthodontic professionals, call our Smiles of Chandler office at 480-899-9484 today. After just one visit, patients will instantly feel more confident about their smile and overall dental health!

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Dr Heaton is as kind as he is competent. He treats me like a person, not a paycheck and I feel like I can trust him to only recommend what I need. I also referred an employee of mine who needed serious dental care and did not have a lot of money. Dr Heaton was flexible and kind and so helpful. Highly Recommend.

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Most people dread going to the dentist but I'm always excited to go especially when it means seeing all of the wonderful people who work there. My family has been going here for more than 20 years and I've never had a bad experience. You can count on walking out the door with a huge (minty fresh) smile on your face. Highly recommended!

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  • Smiles of Chandler :
    Temporary Office
    Nathan Davis Orthodontics
    595 N Dobson Rd,
    Unit A-12,
    Chandler, AZ 85224
  • (480) 899-9484
  • Mon & Tue : 8am – 5pm Wednesday : 7am – 6pm Thursday : 7am – 5pm Friday : 7am – 2pm Saturday : 7am – 1pm Sunday : Closed

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