Leaver and Gardner is your North Las Vegas braces expert
If you’re looking for someone you can trust to provide a brilliant straight smile in the North Las Vegas area, the team at Leaver and Gardner Orthodontics is here for you. We proudly create beautiful new smiles for patients of all ages in North Las Vegas, Centennial Hills, Summerlin, and surrounding communities. Traditional braces are one of the most effective tools we have for achieving optimal tooth and jaw alignment, and we’re proud to offer patients many orthodontic options, such as traditional metal braces and ceramic braces.
Braces treatment with your North Las Vegas braces experts
Before we put your braces on, our team will collect digital x-rays, photos, and a model of your mouth. Our orthodontists, Dr. Leaver, and Dr. Gardner will then use this data to formulate a customized treatment plan based on your individual orthodontic needs. This will include information about the movements each tooth needs to make in order to achieve their best positions. This will determine how your brackets are placed.
Once the brackets have been attached, a wire is inserted to put controlled pressure on all the teeth that need to be moved. Through a process called remodeling, bends in the wire will encourage specific and precise movements of the teeth. This process involves minor changes in the bone that surrounds the roots of your teeth. When your braces put pressure on a tooth, cells called osteoblasts and osteoclasts form around its root. This works together with the wire to create a negative pressure on one side of the tooth, where the bone will be removed. 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 constant pressure is put on a tooth. This means that teeth will often begin drifting back towards their old positions over time once your braces are removed. Fortunately, regular use of a retainer will help prevent this natural drifting and keep teeth in their new and improved positions.
What your North Las Vegas braces offer
Have you heard that today’s braces are better than ever? All of our treatment options are excellent and can correct a variety of oral issues, both simple and complex. Traditional metal braces can often close gaps and align teeth faster than other treatments might, potentially shortening your overall treatment time, while also representing a cost-effective option for patients on a budget. 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.
The most common type of braces is the tried-and-true traditional metal braces system. Normally constructed from high-grade stainless steel, these braces work to straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. Today’s metal braces are more comfortable and also 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 more subtle approach, we also offer clear or tooth-colored elastics.
Another option for straightening your smile, ceramic braces work the same way metal braces do. Instead of metal, the brackets are made with a clear ceramic material. Ceramic braces tend to be used on the upper front teeth more often than the lower teeth.
They’re very popular with our older teen and adult patients because they are such a discrete treatment option. Since the brackets tend to be a bit larger and more brittle than metal options, we normally won’t recommend them for our younger patients.
Using traditional braces, you can often see visible signs of improvement relatively quickly, which can help increase your confidence in both your smile and the orthodontic process!
Your trusted North Las Vegas braces experts
At Leaver and Gardner Orthodontics, we believe that advanced, personalized care leads to the best results and most positive orthodontic experience. 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. 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 your life!
Schedule a free consultation with us today to get started!