Different Types of Braces - Premier Orthodontics

If you’re researching orthodontic treatment for yourself, your child, or a loved one, you’re in the right place. Though I can’t tell you everything about your unique needs in a blog, I can introduce you to some of the different types of braces and orthodontic treatments available so you’re armed with information when you make your first appointment. Your knowledge will also help you to ask better questions, so read on to find out about the basics of orthodontic treatment.

If you have never had braces yourself or aren’t familiar with orthodontic treatment, the first place to begin is to familiarize yourself with some of the things you should take into consideration.

What Aspect Of Orthodontic Treatment Is Most Important To You?

Every mouth is unique, so treatment options will vary based on your specific needs. Your orthodontist should always answer all of your questions during your first appointment. Though we believe in a consultative approach – that is, partnering with our patients to make the best possible decisions – if you choose an orthodontist who doesn’t take that approach, it’s best to know what your priorities are.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • How important is comfort? This could be a factor if you have sensitive teeth or gums.
  • Should the braces be easy to care for? This could be a factor if the braces are for a younger child.
  • Are you interested in invisible braces? There are several options to consider if this is important to you.
  • Does your budget play an important role? Not to worry; we offer flexible payment options even if you don’t have insurance.

Not all braces are created equal, so I’d like to give you a general crash course on some of the treatment options available, while also weighing the pros and cons of each type of braces. Please note that if you’re in Arizona and would like to schedule an appointment with Premier Orthodontics, our options are a bit different and more technologically advanced than the generalized options you read about here.

Weighing Your Options

Metal or traditional braces are the kind you see most often. This type of braces doesn’t have a limit as far as treatment goes.

The Good: They’re affordable and typically easy to take care of as long as the patient follows food guidelines.
The Bad: If subtlety is important to you, these may not be the right fit as they are visible to everyone.

Ceramic braces (sometimes called clear or sapphire braces) are a great alternative to metal braces if you’re looking for more comfort and less visibility.

The Good: Very comparable to metal braces but far less obvious.
The Bad: Not quite as durable, but still extremely sturdy.

Lingual braces involve brackets being attached to the back of the teeth.

The Good: They seem invisible because they aren’t obvious when you smile.
The Bad: They tend to cost more and aren’t easy to take care of. Appointments may also be more challenging.

Invisalign® is an option involving plastic trays that gradually straighten your teeth – invisibly.

The Good: No food restrictions and no one can tell you have braces.
The Bad: Some people have lost their trays on accident and they aren’t appropriate for young children.

Now What?

Our mission is to create spectacular smiles for you and your loved ones. Though there is a lot of information about braces that I encourage you to research, you can find a great deal of it here, whether you choose Premier Orthodontics or not!

Here are a few ways you can learn more if you’re in Arizona.


"I just started taking my 5yo here and he needed a lot of work. The staff here has done an awesome job of making him comfortable during some tough procedures. After 3 pretty intense visits, he still walks right in with a smile."

Curt S.

curt s review

"Dr. Coles is a fantastic orthodontist who cares about his patient well-being. It’s a great feeling to look forward to every appointment. I have complete confidence in Dr. Coles and his staff and have recommended him to my friends. My mom recommended orthodontist, Dr. Coles to me and it was the best decision of my life. I am highly satisfied with my care and treatment!"

Ruben F.

ruben f review

"I can’t say enough good things about premier orthodontics. The staff and orthodontists are amazing. They explain step by step procedures and I completely trust them. I can’t Thank them enough for what they’ve done for me!"

Annette P.

annette p review

"Dr. Coles and his staff are caring and professional! I would definitely recommend this office for any orthodontic needs. My son, daughter, and myself are former and current patients. State-of-the-art office with wi-fi, water and cookies in the lobby. It’s a pleasure coming here!"

Dana P.

dana p review

"From the consultation until the completion of my daughter’s treatment, everyone at Premier was awesome to deal with. They even squeezed us in when we showed up on the wrong week for our appointment. There was literally no issues during the entire process. They communicated everything clearly and we’re always very professional, supportive, and flexible. I can’t recommend them enough, they are the best!"

Kevin M.

kevin m review

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Premier Orthodontics. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

read more reviews button
facebook review
google review
health grades review
yelp review

Chandler / Gilbert, AZ Orthodontists For Braces
3160 S Gilbert Rd, #1
Chandler, AZ 85286

Click For Directions

chandler gilbert orthodontist office

Maricopa, AZ Orthodontists For Braces
21083 N John Wayne Pkwy, Suite C105
Maricopa, AZ 85139

Click For Directions

maricopa orthodontist office

Phoenix, AZ Orthodontists For Braces
26232 N Tatum Blvd, #200
Phoenix, AZ 85050

Click For Directions

north phoenix orthodontist office

Phoenix, AZ Orthodontists For Braces
2827 W Peoria Ave #100B
Phoenix, AZ 85029

Click For Directions

central phoenix orthodontist office

Phoenix, AZ Orthodontists For Braces
2525 W. Carefree Hwy, Building 6,
Ste.140, Phoenix, AZ 85085

Click For Directions

happy valley orthodontist office

Glendale, AZ Orthodontists For Braces
20329 N 59th Ave,
Glendale, AZ 85308

Click For Directions

arrowhead glendale orthodontist office

Casa Grande, AZ Orthodontists For Braces
1969 N Peart Rd #24
Casa Grande, AZ 85122

Click For Directions

casa grande orthodontist office
complimentary smile analysis button

Arizona (AZ) Orthodontists, Dr. Dustin Coles, Dr. Tyler Coles, Dr. Daniel Coles, Dr. Hemali Kothari, Dr. Prashansa Sharma-Makwana, and Dr. Ben Chiou of Premier Orthodontics offer the most advanced braces for children, teens and adults, including metal braces, clear ceramic braces, damon braces, Invisalign and orthodontic treatment. With 7 convenient orthodontic offices located in Chandler AZ, Maricopa AZ, Casa Grande AZ, and Phoenix AZ, there is sure to be an office convenient to you. Call us today for a free consultation for braces at any of our seven conveniently located orthodontic offices in Arizona!

© 2018 Premier Orthodontics
Designed by JimmyMarketing.com

Translate »