Which Takes Longer: Braces or Invisalign?


Orthodontic treatment straightens teeth to create a more attractive smile, but its value goes far beyond that. Since crooked or overlapping teeth are often difficult to clean, patients have a higher risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, or other dental problems requiring further treatment. Bringing teeth into proper alignment has a significant positive impact […]

Do Braces Hurt?

You want a smile worthy of Hollywood but are afraid braces hurt. Equally important, you’re not sure a mouthful of metal is right for you. What are your options? At Rollins & Petersen Orthodontics in Mesa, AZ, we recommend a different type of braces: Invisalign. This more discreet treatment option – which is ideal for adults […]

How Do Braces Affect Your Life?

Choosing to get braces can be a little daunting for teens and adults. But we can confidently say the appliances of today are vastly different from those of years ago. The technique has also improved, allowing our staff at Rollins & Petersen Orthodontics in Mesa, AZ, to deliver treatment in a way that minimally impacts […]

Adult Braces: What Is the Right Kind for You?

If you didn’t get braces as a child, don’t worry. It’s not too late to use braces to improve your appearance. At Rollins & Petersen Orthodontics in Mesa, Arizona, we can use adult braces to straighten your teeth and improve your smile. Read on to learn more about our metal braces, ceramic braces, and other […]

Alternatives to Braces: A Closer Look at Invisalign and the Damon System

Braces for Adults, Teens, And Children

There was a time when correcting crooked teeth automatically meant wearing traditional metal braces, headgear, and elastic bands. Fortunately, there are some new alternatives to braces that are more aesthetically pleasing and equally effective at straightening and aligning your teeth. At  Rollins & Petersen Orthodontics in Arizona, we work with children, teens, and adults to […]

When Should People Consider Ceramic Braces?

flossing with braces

Rollins & Peterson Orthodontics in Mesa, AZ is proud to offer a variety of teeth-straightening services. One of our favorite offerings is ceramic braces. When choosing a plan for oral alignment, it is important that you have a full understanding of the features and circumstances that come with each offering. Ceramic braces, while not rare, […]

What Are the Best Types of Braces for Kids?

Braces at school

Getting braces is an important milestone for children. It signals the coming of their teen years and is a positive commitment to their orthodontic health. Once you’ve made the decision that it’s time for your child to have braces, the next step is to choose what kind. Today, there are many types of braces for […]

Metal Braces

metal braces

Do you have crooked teeth or gaps that you want to fix? Metal braces are the most common orthodontic solution for tooth misalignment. You may want to consider metal orthodontics due to their reliability and durability. At Rollins & Petersen Orthodontics in Mesa, AZ, we offer metal braces that are more advanced and sleeker than […]

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic Braces

Do you want to position your teeth properly without the obvious appearance of metal braces getting in your way? Ceramic braces make an excellent alternative to metal braces, which can bring about unwanted discomfort and appearance. If you want to know if ceramic is the right material for your orthodontic treatment, contact Rollins & Petersen […]

How Are Ceramic Braces Put On? Know if you’re best candidate for this!

Ceramic Braces

If you experience common dental concerns like crooked teeth, gaps, or a misaligned bite, your dentist may have mentioned braces as a possible solution. However, this doesn’t mean that you’ll need metal brackets and wires. Ceramic braces are a less noticeable alternative to traditional braces. They are proudly offered as a treatment option at Rollins […]