All About Orthodontics
Our first priority is to provide the highest quality orthodontic care in Las Vegas, Nevada as well as the surrounding areas. Using proven state-of-the-art technology, we are able to complete orthodontic treatment in the most comfortable and efficient way possible. Utilizing the most advanced procedures and equipment, we are able to ensure that each patient receives a healthy and happy smile that will last a lifetime.
Orthodontic Services for Adults and Teenagers
We are pleased to offer orthodontic services with options in two trusted brands of clear aligners: ClearCorrect Aligners and Invisalign. Both are excellent alternatives to traditional wire braces, which means you can get the properly aligned smile you’ve always wanted without having to spend years as a “brace-face.” With clear aligners, patients move through a series of aligner trays that incrementally and discreetly straighten their smile.
The average treatment time with clear aligners ranges from nine to 18 months. Keep your treatment time as short as possible by wearing them exactly as directed! There will be some discomfort during the first few days of each stage of treatment, but this is perfectly normal. Aligners should be cleaned daily by brushing and rinsing in lukewarm water, and patients should also maintain good daily oral hygiene habits.
Invisalign for Teens
For our teenage patients, we offer Invisalign for Teens. These aligners aren’t just about looking good while straightening teeth. Because they are removable, there’s no banned foods list! Your teen will be free to enjoy all their favorite treats without worrying that it could compromise their orthodontic treatment, and they can brush and floss normally instead of having to clean around all that hardware. As an added advantage for parents, each Invisalign Teen aligner has a blue indicator that fades over time if your teen is wearing them as often as directed, so you can make sure they’re staying on track with their treatment!
On their own, clear aligners can’t correct every orthodontic problem, but by using Invisalign buttons or attachments, we can greatly expand the range of what our clear aligners can do. Invisalign buttons are anchor points that function a lot like brackets in traditional braces. They are made of the same material as dental fillings, and we attach them to specific teeth. With or without these buttons or attachments, your orthodontic treatment will still be far more discreet than with traditional braces!
Retainers Through Us
Retainers are crucial at the end of any orthodontic treatment, whether you’re using clear aligners or traditional wire braces because it takes time for teeth to get used to their new positions. Make sure to wear your retainers as directed by our doctors. Retainers come in a few different varieties. Removable ones, whether wire and acrylic or clear plastic, have the obvious advantage that you can take them out, which makes it much easier to clean both the retainers and your teeth. However, that also means you might forget to put them back in — or, worse, lose them after taking them out to eat lunch!
Non-removable or bonded retainers are strips of wire cemented to the backs of the teeth to hold them in their post-braces position. These retainers have the advantage of permanently ensuring that your teeth don’t shift back to their old positions, but they can make flossing between those teeth tricky. If you think you’re likely to forget to wear your retainers, bonded might be the perfect choice for you.
How We Can Help
If you want to feel great about your smile and would like a consultation, please give us a quick call at (702) 967-1700 or send us a email. We would love to listen to your concerns and find a treatment plan that is perfect for you at our dental office in Las Vegas, Nevada.