Trusted Orthodontics in Centennial Hills
At Leaver & Gardner Orthodontics, quality orthodontic care is important to us. We are proud to produce beautifully aligned smiles for patients of all ages in Centennial Hills, Summerlin, North Las Vegas, and the surrounding communities.
5765 Centennial Center Blvd. #110
Las Vegas, NV 89149
Phone: (702) 878-0764
Monday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Your Centennial Hills orthodontists
After working for his father’s orthodontic practice as a teen, Dr. Leaver attended Brigham Young University for undergraduate studies, then received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from University of the Pacific. Dr. Leaver then attended the prestigious Saint Louis University, earning his Masters of Science in Orthodontics (MSD) before joining his father’s orthodontic practice in 2001.
Dr. Leaver keeps current on new technologies and changes in treatment philosophies and processes by pursuing continuing education courses in orthodontics and other oral healthcare topics through meetings, seminars, conferences, and lectures. This ensures his patients receive only the highest-quality orthodontic care.
Dr. Leaver has been a guest lecturer at the UNLV School of Dentistry for more than a decade, and also donates time to his church, community projects, coaching soccer, and volunteering for the Boy Scouts of America.
Dr. Gardner obtained a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Brigham Young University, followed by his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University. After attending the University of Kansas-Missouri City and receiving a Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Dr. Gardner began his career in orthodontics, which has spanned more than a decade now.
Every year, Dr. Gardner takes multiple continuing education courses locally, regionally, and nationally to stay at the leading-edge of orthodontics. He participates in hands-on lecturing, speaking engagements, and keeps on top of the latest published findings in order to deliver the highest quality of care and treatment options to his patients.
Centennial Hills Braces
When it comes to straightening teeth, traditional braces are one of the most efficient tools we have. Metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments, these components apply gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Centennial Hills braces are an excellent choice for correcting oral issues that range from simple to complex. Because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. In addition, braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making them a cost-effective option for patients on a budget.
Centennial Hills Invisalign
Instead of brackets and bands, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. These aligners are very popular with our teen and adult patients, and Invisalign is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material that is virtually invisible. The trays are designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth, and are generally switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps teeth moving in the right direction. Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment in order for them to do their job. Neglecting to wear the aligners as directed can have a negative impact on the end results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign tends to be most effective when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues. For certain complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A consultation with Leaver & Gardner Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Centennial Hills Braces and Invisalign: the right treatment for your smile
At Leaver & Gardner Orthodontics, we provide customized treatment plans for every patient we see. When you visit our office for your initial consultation, we’ll take special care with your specific orthodontic needs, paying close attention to your particular tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for your treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!