Leaver and Gardner Orthodontics For All Ages
Leaver & Garner Orthodontics has two locations to meet the needs of Las Vegas locals for their orthodontic care. Orthodontic treatments are engineered for people that need specialized treatment for correcting misaligned teeth among other circumstances. Braces in their variety are commonly used to straighten teeth and resolve jaw issues. Braces are an effective device that can be utilized for any patient ranging from children to teens and even into adulthood.
Orthodontic Treatment for Children
There isn’t a set age when orthodontic care should begin. In some early intervention cases, young ones may need the use of braces to help correct problems before they evolve. It is recommended by the American Orthodontics Association, that children of 7 years of age get an exam. Generally by the age of 7, children of a mixture of baby teeth and permanent teeth, which will help us diagnose any tooth and jaw problems, and plan the optimal treatment needed to correct any issues. We specialize in pediatric (kid’s) orthodontics and adult orthodontic treatments.
Orthodontic Phase 1 Treatment
Early treatment, commonly referred to as Phase I Treatment, can accomplish much such as;
– Contribute to the straightness of permanent teeth by correcting and guiding the growth of the child’s jaw.
– Regulate the width of bottom and top arches.
– Create more space for excessively crowded teeth.
– Help avoid any permanent teeth extractions throughout the course of life.
– Improve minor speech impediments and correct thumb sucking.
Signs Orthodontic Treatment is Needed
It’s not always easy for parents to determine if their child is in need of Leaver & Gardner Orthodontics. Often their general dentist can detect any problems, but there are also some warning signs you may need to be aware of. These include:
– Baby teeth loss happened early or late.
– Chewing or biting food appears difficult for your child.
– Excessive mouth breathing.
– Thumb or finger sucking.
– Blocked, misplaced or crowded teeth.
– When your child’s jaw pops or makes sounds when they open or close it.
– Teeth that are abnormally lined up, or do not connect at all.
– Teeth or the jaw is not in proportion to the face.
– In children around 7 or 8 years of age, front teeth are crowded.
If you notice your child has one or more of these red flags, contact Leaver & Gardner Orthodontics for early treatment to help achieve a healthy and beautiful smile down the road.
Orthodontic Treatments & Braces for Teenagers
Finding out your teen requires braces to correct teeth or jaw issues doesn’t mean what it used to when you needed braces as a teen. Orthodontic treatments, methods, techniques and products have dramatically improved over the years. Braces are now available in a number of materials such as; ceramic, acrylic, invisible or clear braces and of course traditional metal. With the ingenuity of braces, even teenagers can explore the more discrete forms of braces. With the various treatment options, there are contributing factors that determine how long treatment will last, such as the type of severity of the issues that need correcting. Also, every person is unique. Two patients with the same issues can have varying lengths of treatments! Finally, your diligence in following your orthodontist’s instructions and wearing appliances plays a role in how long braces must be worn. Leaver & Gardner Orthodontics ensures your teen gets the best treatment and protection while in our care.
Orthodontics & Dental Braces for Adults
Adults are finding distinct advantages and benefits to orthodontics. Some circumstances an adult needs braces or orthodontic treatment include: teeth are not fitting together, gum disease caused by teeth being excessively crowded or spaced, crooked teeth, abnormal jaw pain as well as the desire for a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing mouth. With the various options in materials and devices, adults can opt to have more discreet treatments that still deliver optimum results.
Orthodontics & Braces for All Ages in the Las Vegas Valley of Summerlin, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson & Centennials Hills, Nevada
With Leaver & Gardner Orthodontics, our experience and expertise can put you on the right track. Whether it is for your child, teen or yourself, we deliver superior treatments to all of our patients. Contact us today to learn more about the best teeth straightening options for you and your loved ones!