Orthodontics in Scottsdale & Phoenix

Phoenix Office
5225 N 19th Ave Suite #8
Phoenix , Arizona 85015
(602) 242-3289
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Scottsdale Office
11144 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd #220
Scottsdale , Arizona 85259
(480) 451-3088
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Elastic Wear in Orthodontics

Posted on December 27, 2015 by admin

Rubber band elastics are used very often in orthodontic treatment in our office. Elastics are extremely versatile and can be used to help the teeth and bite align into ideal vertical and front-to-back relationships. The best thing about the elastics for our patients is that they are small and comfortable to use and get great […]

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What Are White Spots and How Are They Prevented?

Posted on December 5, 2015 by admin

Proper dental hygiene is important with and without braces. Once braces go on the teeth, very deliberate and special attention must be taken in order to keep the teeth and gums healthy and looking their best. If food and plaque (dental biofilm) are not brushed and flossed off of the teeth on a daily basis […]

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What Are Orthodontic Records?

Posted on November 26, 2015 by admin

Why are special patient records needed for braces? In short, thorough records help lay the roadmap for creating a beautiful smile. Along with the clinical exam conducted by the Orthodontist we also capture photos of the smile, profile, and close-up pictures of the teeth from every angle as well as special radiographs or x-ray images. […]

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All About Tooth Whitening

Posted on November 10, 2015 by admin

Tooth whitening is a very valuable part of creating the best possible smile both before and after braces. Many of our patients choose to whiten or “bleach” their teeth after braces to remove surface stains and really make their new smile pop. In this post we will talk about what we do in our office […]

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Headgear Vs. Herbst Appliances

Posted on October 28, 2015 by admin

In this post we will talk about the difference between two appliances that can be used in growing patients to help guide your child’s growth in conjunction with comprehensive orthodontic treatment. The first appliance is called a Headgear or a facebow and the latter is the Herbst appliance. Both are used for helping correct a […]

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Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment vs. Limited Treatment

Posted on October 17, 2015 by admin

What is the difference between comprehensive orthodontic treatment and limited treatment? This post will talk about the different goals when these two types of treatments are used. Orthodontic treatment can accomplish various goals depending on the patient’s needs and desired outcomes. Comprehensive orthodontic treatment is undertaken to achieve the goal of ideal alignment of all […]

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What is the Process of Taking Braces Off?

Posted on September 17, 2015 by admin

Congratulations!! The day has finally arrived to get your braces off! We’re excited for you to enjoy your new smile! During this big day there will be lots of things happening in our office to make sure you leave completely satisfied. This post will talk about the process of getting your braces off, also known […]

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Wisdom Teeth As It Relates to Orthodontics

Posted on September 1, 2015 by admin

When most people think of wisdom teeth they think of swollen cheeks and funny youtube videos.  That’s what we think of too, but there is more to the story! This post will introduce wisdom teeth (also known as 3rd molars) and their role in orthodontics. How do wisdom teeth affect orthodontic treatment? When wisdom teeth […]

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Am I Too Old For Braces?

Posted on August 29, 2015 by admin

Think you are too old for braces? Think again! More and more adults are realizing the benefits of straight teeth and are seeking orthodontic treatment. Teeth can be safely and gently aligned with the use of metal or clear braces at any age. This post will explain some of the information you’ll want to know […]

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Palatal Expanders In Orthodontics

Posted on August 15, 2015 by admin

Palatal expanders are one of the most common appliances used in orthodontic treatment for adolescent patients. At first glance these appliances can look a little intimidating especially when parents are expected to turn the expansion screw . This post will help familiarize you with the process of palatal expansion and make this part of treatment […]

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