Types of Braces

Types of Braces in Scottsdale

Here at APDO, your trusted orthodontist in Scottsdale is committed to helping our young patients achieve optimal oral health and beautiful smiles for life, through a variety of orthodontic treatment options. Today, thanks to advanced orthodontic technology, traditional metal braces are no longer the only option for straightening teeth. Read on to discover which option is best for you!

Metal Braces

As the most common orthodontic treatment option, metal braces are a durable and effective way to align teeth into their proper positions. Made from high-grade stainless steel, they are now also smaller and more comfortable than they have been in the past, allowing patients

Clear Braces

Clear braces are made of a ceramic material to achieve a translucent look that blends with the natural color of the teeth, making them less noticeable. Clear braces in Scottsdale are growing in popularity, especially among adults. However, the ceramic brackets are more fragile than traditional braces, making them less durable and not recommended in certain cases, such as for those who play contact sports.

Scottsdale Invisalign®

For those who wish to avoid the discomfort or appearance of braces, Scottsdale Invisalign is the perfect solution! The Invisalign treatment replaces the brackets and wires of braces with clear, plastic aligners. They work just as braces do—by applying pressure to straighten teeth. The aligners are created using detailed 3D imaging technology that will determine the final position of the teeth and are a very popular option for patients looking for a discreet way to achieve a straight smile.


APDO is proud to be an award-winning provider of SureSmile®. 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 produces exceptional quality results for orthodontic patients of all ages.

Book An Appointment With Your Orthodontist in Scottsdale!

If you’re ready to transform your child’s smile with braces or clear braces in Scottsdale, we at APDO would be thrilled to make it happen! Our skilled and caring doctors and staff will happily address any questions or concerns you may have, and will help you determine the treatment that best fits your child’s orthodontic needs. Book an appointment with your orthodontist in Scottsdale, or contact us today to get started! We can’t wait to see you soon!