Types of Braces

With all of the advancements in orthodontic technology, traditional metal braces are no longer the only option for those who want to straighten their teeth. There are now several options that meet the varying needs of patients, whether they have social anxiety about how they look with braces, or are looking for a shorter treatment process.

Our in-house 3D imaging helps us diagnose patients with higher levels of accuracy, allowing for more exact treatment plans. The details these clear 3D images provide enable our doctors to thoroughly answer patients’ questions and provide the best orthodontic option to meet their needs.

Below is more information about the various types of braces available at Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics


Metal Braces

The most common orthodontic treatment option, metal braces continue to be an efficient and effective way to move teeth. Standard metal braces are made from high-grade stainless steel. They are now also smaller and more comfortable than they have been in the past.


Clear Braces

Clear braces use ceramic to achieve a translucent look that blends with the natural color of your teeth, making them less noticeable. Clear braces are growing in popularity, especially with adults. The only downside to clear braces compared to traditional metal braces is that the ceramic brackets are more fragile.


The Invisalign program replaces the brackets and instead utilizes multiple setsGettyImages-Invisalign2 of clear, plastic aligners to apply pressure and straighten teeth. The aligners are created using detailed 3D imaging technology that determine your teeth's final positioning. As the name of the program implies, the aligners are practically invisible when worn, making it a very popular option for patients who are concerned with how they look with braces. To see if you’re eligible for the Invisalign program, schedule an appointment with us.

Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is proud to be a premier provider of Invisalign.


SureSmile is a revolutionary technology that gives orthodontists more control during the treatment process, and allows them to create a more detailed and precise treatment plan for a patient’s specific case. The Shape Memory alloy wires used in the SureSmile system are more efficient and effective than traditional archwires, reducing the amount of time needed for treatment and improving overall comfort while wearing braces. Additionally, SureSmile technology allows the doctors to achieve exceptional quality results with their orthodontic patients.

APDO is an award winning provider of SureSmile® technology.

Schedule An Appointment Today!

If you are interested in getting a straighter smile, and live in the North Phoenix or Scottsdale area, schedule an appointment with doctors Goldstein, Feinberg and Masserman today! Our experienced doctors and staff will happily answer any questions that you may have and help you find out which treatment option is right for you. Contact us and get started on the path to your new, perfect smile!