Leaver & Gardner Orthodontics is your Braces in Las Vegas expert
Traditional braces are one of the most effective tools we have for achieving optimal tooth and jaw alignment. We’re proud to offer patients a variety of orthodontic options, including traditional metal braces and ceramic braces. If you’re looking for someone you can trust to provide a brilliant straight smile in the Las Vegas area, the team at Leaver & Gardner Orthodontics is here for you. We proudly create beautiful new smiles for patients of all ages in Las Vegas, Centennial Hills, Summerlin, and surrounding communities.
What your Braces in Las Vegas offers
The strength, durability, and affordability of traditional braces are a big part of why they’ve withstood the test of time and are still the top orthodontic treatment year after year. Today’s braces are better than ever. All of our excellent treatment options can correct a variety of oral issues, from simple to complex. Traditional metal braces often work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other treatments might, potentially shortening your overall treatment time, while also representing a cost-effective option for patients on a budget.
Metal braces in Las Vegas are the most common braces used because decades of success have proven their ability to create beautiful smiles. These are typically made from high-grade stainless steel. They straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. Today’s metal braces are more comfortable and more fun than ever - you have the option of choosing colored elastics to add a punch of personality to your treatment! But don’t worry, if you prefer a subtler approach, we also offer clear or tooth-colored elastics.
Another option for straightening your smile, ceramic braces work the same way metal braces do, but the brackets are made with a clear ceramic material instead. They’re very popular with our older teen and adult patients because they are such a discrete treatment option. Since the brackets are a bit larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts, we usually won’t recommend them for our younger patients. We use ceramic braces in Las Vegas on the upper front teeth more often than the lower teeth.
Using traditional braces, you can often see visible signs of improvement relatively quickly, which can increase your confidence in both your smile and the orthodontic process!
Braces treatment with your Braces in Las Vegas experts
Our team will collect digital x-rays, photos, and a model of your mouth before putting your braces on. Our orthodontists, Dr. Leaver & Dr. Gardner will then use this data to plan a customized treatment strategy based on your particular orthodontic needs, which will include how each tooth needs to move to achieve its best position. This information will determine how we place your braces.
The wire is inserted after we have attached the brackets to provide customized pressure on all the teeth that need moving. Through a process called remodeling, bends in the wire will encourage specific and precise tooth movement. When your braces put pressure on a tooth, cells called osteoblasts, and osteoclasts form around the root. Together with the wire, this creates negative pressure on one side of the tooth, and this pressure will remove bone. On the other side of the tooth, the bone is reformed. This pressure and bone remodeling slowly move teeth into the correct position.
Remodeling can only happen if the braces or other appliances put pressure on your teeth. This means that teeth will often begin drifting back towards their old positions overtime after taking your braces off. Fortunately, regular use of a retainer will help prevent this natural drifting and keep your teeth in their improved positions!
Your trusted Braces in Las Vegas experts
Using our leading-edge techniques and state-of-the-art technology, we will provide efficient, comfortable care that will help you change your smile and life! Dr. Leaver & Dr. Gardner and the rest of our skilled team focus on patients as individuals, no matter the age, personal concerns, or clinical needs. When you choose braces treatment with our practice, our doctors will create a treatment plan that works with all parts of your life. At Leaver & Gardner Orthodontics, we believe that exceptional, personalized attention leads to the best results and most positive orthodontic experience.
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