Modern Metal Braces in Flagstaff, AZ

When it comes to enhancing your smile, modern metal braces are a top choice at Northern Arizona Orthodontics. With their exceptional strength, affordability, and advanced technology, these braces can give you the smile transformation you've always wanted.

Elevate Your Smile

Welcome to a world where your smile's potential meets comfort and efficiency in orthodontic treatment. At Northern Arizona Orthodontics, we're proud to offer you modern metal braces that are smaller, lighter, and more comfortable than ever before.

Crafted by American Orthodontics, a leader in ethical manufacturing for over five decades, our bracket and wire systems are designed to move your teeth quickly and comfortably into alignment. We're excited to bring you the latest advancements in orthodontic technology.

At our Flagstaff office, you'll find a range of options, including contemporary twin brackets with "color ties" and self-ligating appliances that make use of advanced wire-clipping technology. Our experienced team is here to guide you in choosing the best option for your unique needs, ensuring the journey to your ideal smile is as seamless as possible.

Discover a variety of choices, from modern silver-colored brackets to subtle white gold brackets, and even elegant clear brackets for a seamless look that suits your style.

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Components Behind Your
Confident Smile

Braces are a remarkable fusion of orthodontic innovation, comprised of various components, each playing a vital role in sculpting your perfect smile.


The adhesive that attaches brackets to your teeth is a specialized orthodontic glue directly applied by our skilled orthodontists.


Brackets are the cornerstone, securely holding the archwire in position. Made from a blend of stainless steel, nickel, and other resilient metals, these brackets are equipped with clever hooks or doors to accommodate the archwire.

Our skilled team expertly fastens brackets using elastic color ties.


Elastics play a pivotal role in bite adjustment if recommended by Dr. Peppers or Dr. Peterson. These rubber bands are often strung between upper and lower bracket hooks, enhancing your bite's harmony.

Northern Arizona Orthodontics uses rubber bands to improve your bite, ensuring they're simple to attach and remove, with our team providing comprehensive guidance.


The archwire is a delicate metal strip, that connects brackets, gently guiding your teeth toward their perfect positions.

While typically spanning your upper or lower teeth, occasionally linking only specific teeth can optimize personalized treatment outcomes. Count on our orthodontists to make these informed decisions tailored to your journey.


Tiny elastic spacers, aptly known as spacers, may be employed by Dr. Peppers or Dr. Peterson to create essential gaps between your teeth. Frequently used before band placement, if necessary, spacers are just one of the tools we utilize to achieve your ideal smile alignment.

Orthodontic Bands

Stainless steel rings, known as orthodontic bands, are securely cemented to your teeth with dental glue. These bands serve specific purposes, such as accommodating orthodontic appliances like expanders.

Colorful Accessories

Elastic ties, also referred to as O-rings or ligatures, hold the archwire within brackets. Available in a variety of vibrant colors, these elastomerics offer a touch of fun and personalization to your orthodontic journey.

Whether it's showing school spirit, celebrating holidays, or matching outfits, Northern Arizona Orthodontics believes your treatment should be as enjoyable and unique as your resulting smile.

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The Magic Behind Your Braces

Metal braces work by delicately exerting pressure on your teeth, gradually guiding them to their optimal positions.

The archwire is connected to each bracket using elastic bands, ensuring it remains securely in place. As teeth gradually shift, we'll make adjustments to the wire to continue the pressure application.

Caring for Your Braces

Proper care of your metal braces is crucial to maintain their condition and prevent damage. Regular brushing and flossing are essential to remove food particles that may become trapped in your braces.

Additionally, steer clear of hard and sticky foods that could potentially harm your braces and extend your treatment duration.

Navigating Your Appointments

Your journey with Northern Arizona Orthodontics includes regular visits, typically every four to six weeks. During these appointments, Dr. Peppers or Dr. Peterson will fine-tune your wires and make any necessary adjustments to ensure your treatment stays on track.

Start Your Journey to a Confident Smile

If you're seeking an effective and budget-friendly orthodontic solution, modern metal braces might be the perfect choice for you.

At Northern Arizona Orthodontics, we're committed to providing you with personalized, high-quality care throughout your orthodontic journey. Reach out to us today to schedule a free consultation and discover if modern metal braces align with your smile goals. Your radiant, confident smile awaits.