With locations throughout the state, Orthodontic Specialists of Arizona offers braces to the residents of Arizona. Braces are the traditional method for aligning your teeth and bite, and we offer several styles to fit your needs.

What are Braces?

Braces are the traditional type of orthodontic dental appliance for straightening your teeth and improving your bite. Braces are actually a combination of brackets and wires that work together to straighten your teeth and align your bite. Your orthodontist adheres the brackets to your teeth and then feeds a special type of wire through each bracket. Over time, the tension in the wire shifts your teeth into the proper position. As your teeth move, the wires are adjusted or “tightened” during your follow-up appointments to keep a constant pressure on your teeth.

Are Braces Right for Me?

Our experienced orthodontists may recommend braces to correct your poor bite. While braces are most often used for treatment during childhood or the teenage years, more adults are receiving orthodontic braces to correct problems with their bites. Some of the most common oral health issues that may require braces are the following:

  • Crowded, misaligned, or crooked teeth
  • Relatively large spaces or gaps between your teeth
  • An overbite or underbite
  • A bite that is open or closed

During your consultation appointment, your orthodontist examines your teeth to determine if you have any of these conditions that may benefit from orthodontic braces.

The Different Types of Braces

At Orthodontic Specialists of Arizona, we offer four different types of braces to the residents of Bradenton and surrounding areas:

Silver Braces

The most popular and traditional form of braces.

Gold Braces

Similar to silver braces, but 24 carat gold plated.

Ceramic Braces

Becoming very popular with teens and adults since they are less visible than metal braces.


Invisible braces use thin, clear plastic aligners and are removable when eating or cleaning your teeth.

How Much Do Braces Cost in Arizona?

The staff and orthodontists of Orthodontic Specialists of Arizona don’t want the cost of orthodontic braces to keep you from having a healthy, beautiful smile. We work with CareCredit®, and we also provide you with a list of our lending partners. You can apply with these financial institutions to become pre-approved for your orthodontic treatment from Orthodontic Specialists of Arizona. We will work with you to come up with a payment plan that can fit your family’s budget. In many cases, your monthly payment can be less than $100.

Our skilled orthodontists have worked with families in Arizona for many years, and you can see the results of their work in the online gallery of actual before and after photos. You can also learn about invisible braces on our Invisalign® page.

Orthodontic Specialists of Arizona is your home for orthodontic care. Our staff treats you like family, and our orthodontists work to help you feel confident and comfortable about all of your orthodontic treatment decisions, delivering an exceptional and valuable patient experience.