Your Summerlin Orthodontist
6005 S Fort Apache #100
Las Vegas, Nevada 89148
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.
Trusted Orthodontics in Summerlin
We proudly serve Summerlin and Northwest Las Vegas residents from our two office locations.
Your Summerlin 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.
Summerlin Braces Specialists
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They are composed of metal or ceramic brackets that are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with our doctors, these brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Summerlin braces are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Because they can sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. Braces don’t require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making Summerlin braces a cost-effective orthodontic option.
Summerlin Invisalign Experts
Instead of brackets and bands, the Summerlin Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists, and is the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The clear, smooth material is easy on the mouth, and doesn’t tend to irritate the gums or cheeks the way brackets and wires sometimes can. These nearly invisible trays will generally be switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series to keep teeth moving in the direction we want them to. The Invisalign system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A free consultation with Leaver & Gardner Orthodontics will be able to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Summerlin Braces and Invisalign: the right treatment for your smile
Our doctors have many years of combined experience in providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our Summerlin or Northwest Las Vegas office for a complimentary consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for braces of Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for you.