Braces Tempe & Avondale
Whether you’re a parent thinking about getting braces for your child, or an adult considering it for yourself, we’re ready to help you navigate the journey. The American Association of Orthodontists reports that 65% of adults have front teeth that aren’t perfectly aligned. Our mission is to help you, your children, and your whole family achieve a healthy smile. Schedule your appointment at our Tempe or Avondale office for a free consultation.
Types Of Braces We Offer
Traditional Metal Braces
Advancements in traditional braces have made them smaller, stronger, more efficient and less obvious. While metal brackets are common, we now have clear and tooth-colored ceramic and plastic brackets as well. These options, due to their clear or natural color, blend in with your teeth making them less noticeable.
Clear Aligners are a popular and effective treatment option that offers a less noticeable alternative to traditional braces. This approach to orthodontics involves wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually move your teeth into their correct positions, without the use of wires or brackets.
Ideal for both teens and adults, clear aligners are virtually invisible, allowing you to confidently go about your daily activities without the aesthetic concerns often associated with traditional braces. The aligners are also removable, which means you can take them out to eat, drink, brush, and floss, making them a convenient choice for maintaining good oral hygiene during your orthodontic treatment.
Braces for Kids:
Treatment can be started on certain types of tooth problems before all permanent teeth have erupted. Early treatment, usually begun after the four permanent upper and lower front teeth have erupted (ages 7–9), is recommended when certain problems are apparent. This includes issues such as overjet, underbite, deep bite, open bite, crowding, crossbite, midline misalignment, and excess spacing.
Braces for Adults:
Today, 1 in 4 orthodontic patients are adults. The major difference between child and adult treatment is that adult bones are no longer growing. This means that it may take a little longer for adult teeth to move into their correct position. In general, adult treatment takes between eighteen and thirty months.
Advantages of Early Treatment:
Early treatment offers several advantages. It allows us to move the front teeth back so they will be less susceptible to injury, improve the relationship of upper and lower jaws, allowing more normal future growth and development, and improve facial appearance and self-esteem.
It also allows us to take maximum advantage of growth for successful treatment and possibly avoid or reduce the need for further treatment when patients are older.
Why Choose AZ Family & Kids Dental for braces?
At AZ Family & Kids Dental, we understand that choosing an orthodontic provider is a significant decision. We’re committed to making that choice easy for you by offering a range of benefits designed to meet the diverse needs of our patients.
One of the key advantages of choosing us for your orthodontic needs is that we accept most insurance plans, making it easier for you to access the care you need. We also offer financing options through CareCredit, providing you with flexible payment solutions that can fit comfortably within your budget.
Our office is equipped with the latest technology, ensuring that you receive high-quality, efficient care. We believe that a comfortable environment enhances your treatment experience, which is why we have installed TVs on the ceiling in every room, allowing you to relax and enjoy your favorite shows during your visit.
We understand that every patient is unique, and we’re proud to offer free second opinions. This ensures that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your orthodontic treatment. We’re also committed to being an inclusive practice, offering special needs and allergen-friendly options to accommodate all patients.
Exceptional customer service is at the heart of everything we do. Our friendly, professional team is dedicated to making your experience with us as pleasant as possible. We also offer services in Spanish (Se Habla Espanol), ensuring that we can effectively communicate with a diverse range of patients.
Choose AZ Family & Kids Dental for your braces and experience the difference that our patient-focused approach can make to your orthodontic journey.