Orthodontics(Braces) in Peoria AZ

People often assume that braces are all about enhancing one’s aesthetic beauty. However, the truth is that when you have misaligned teeth, even eating food can cause a great amount of discomfort. 

Misaligned teeth can lead to a number of dental and oral health problems. When the upper and lower parts of your teeth do not seem to sit together naturally (also known as Malocclusion), it can cause significant discomfort when biting or chewing. In addition to that, it can have a negative impact on your overall facial appearance and may cause you to bite your tongue or cheeks whilst also affecting your speech. Thus it is crucial to treat this problem through orthodontic procedures that help in moving the teeth into their right positions. Dr. Marina Ambridge is an expert orthodontist in Peoria AZ, who can help you get to the root of the problem and fix your teeth once and for all! She gives undivided attention to all her patients and takes personal responsibility for every smile that walks out of the door. 

Since Dr. Ambridge possesses advanced dental skills in several other areas of dentistry besides orthodontics, she will provide you with a full mouth and smile evaluation and analyze how orthodontic braces or clear aligners will affect the rest of the mouth and your overall smile, including changes to your face and facial expressions. Due to being multi-skilled, she performs all the procedures herself instead of delegating it to the staff. Most of the procedures that need to be done in order to begin with the orthodontic treatment (e.g. removal of teeth) or after the orthodontic treatment (e.g. implants, cosmetic crowns, veneers, Botox and fillers) will be done in the same dental practice by the same dentist. This ensures very accurate planning for all the dental procedures and a reliable outcome that is nothing but flawless! 

At the Smile Institute (Peoria AZ), we create customized brackets and wires for each of our patients, in order to get the best outcomeWe offer choices of custom colors for our patients, especially children and teenagers, who want to customize their braces and make a real statement out of them so that the whole world would take notice! Our team in Peoria AZ, uses the latest computer modeling software and techniques in order to design the most individual treatment plan for each patient and ensure predictable results within a specific amount of time 

Metal Braces in Peoria AZ & Great Phoenix Area

People looking to straighten their teeth can now opt for a variety of options. Metal braces have long been used to treat misaligned teeth and bring them back into their normal positions. To this day, they are the most reliable and effective forms of treatment used to achieve a straighter smile. 

At the Smile Institute, you can choose from a variety of colors to get your very own customized metal braces that reflect your unique style!  

Ceramic (See Through) Braces and Invisalign (Clear Aligners)

Worried you might not look good with the braces? Why not go for some see-through ceramic braces or clear aligners? Thanks to the advancements in technology, you can now wear braces without being noticed by anyone! See through ceramic braces are just like metal braces, but the material they’re made from resembles the natural color of your teeth.

This way they are not as visible as the metal ones. Clear aligners are removable braces that that are almost invisible! Plus, with aligners you can eat all you want without worrying about the food getting stuck between your braces! 


Does your child have severely misaligned teeth? Orthodontic headgears are dental devices that help in improving the alignment of the teeth by adding pressure to the braces via bands, coils and hooks. 

These are worn on the head and are best for treating serious bite problems such as overbite, underbite, crossbite, etc.