healthy smile with bracesAt Desert Family Dental, we want all our patients to have access to quality dental care. We provide preventive, restorative, and cosmetic treatments to preserve and beautify your smile. As part of our comprehensive services, we also offer orthodontics to transform your smile into a healthier, more beautiful extension of your personality. This option is an excellent way to realign crooked or crowded teeth and give you a more balanced bite. Conventional braces are an affordable, efficient choice for any patients over 12 years of age who are in good oral health and wish to realign their smiles.

If you are looking for affordable braces for your child or teenager, our Mesa dental office can help. Call our dental office today at 480-838-4185 to learn more about affordable braces.

Have you ever wondered what your smile would look like if all your teeth were perfectly straight? If you have, we would like to help you make that dream a reality. If you are considering braces, we offer many advantages over seeing a specialist. Orthodontic treatment by Dr. Lee and Dr. Gibbons is more affordable because we are a general dentistry office. (Although we do braces all the time, we are not considered an orthodontist.)

Getting braces with Desert Family Dental is a more efficient option because it lets you streamline your oral care. You will only need to see one dentist, who can monitor your restorative needs throughout orthodontic treatment, instead of going to an orthodontist for one thing and a general dentist for another. We can incorporate your orthodontic treatment seamlessly into your overall preventive and restorative care.

Whether you are looking for braces for your child or you are an adult who is finally ready to get your teeth straightened—we can help. A beautifully aligned smile is known to improve confidence and self-esteem, regardless of age.

What are the benefits of braces?

In addition to improving the appearance of your smile, there are other health benefits to braces. For example, if you have crooked teeth, it may be difficult to chew food or speak properly. Teeth that are misaligned sometimes can cause headaches and jaw problems (TMJ disorder), which may lead to more serious problems later in life. Additionally, teeth that are not properly aligned make it more difficult to remove plaque and bacteria when you brush and floss your teeth, leaving you at a higher risk for gum disease and tooth decay.

Traditional braces are the most affordable of our three options, and they are also the fastest. Our doctors have had advanced training on how to give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted, in as little time as possible. Our before and after pictures show just a few examples of our patients and their amazing smiles.

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces consist of very small metal brackets that are cemented to each of your teeth and small bands that encircle your molars. After the brackets and bands have been placed, we will thread a small wire through each of these brackets, which applies force to your teeth and begins the gradual process of moving your teeth to a more ideal position. Over time, your teeth will shift into a more even alignment, thus giving you a beautiful smile.

Many people worry that braces may be painful. It’s true that patients usually experience some mild discomfort the first couple of days after initial placement and after routine monthly tightening of wires. However, many patients find this to be a minor inconvenience, which is easily tolerable with over-the-counter painkillers, and worth the long-term result of a beautiful smile.

Having a beautiful smile can change your whole outlook on life. Please come see us at Desert Family Dental and ask us how we can best help you achieve the smile you have always wanted.

Contact our Mesa, AZ dental clinic via our online form, or call us today to schedule a complimentary consultation at 480-838-4185.