While most people consider orthodontic treatment to be purely cosmetic, the truth is that correctly aligned teeth are also easier to keep clean and healthy with normal oral hygiene. A winning smile not only improves your self-confidence and appearance, but it is also less likely to develop tooth decay, gum disease or other problems. Here at LasVegasBraces.com, we are committed to providing patients of all ages with high-quality orthodontic treatments that will lead to a lifetime of healthy smiles.
The most common orthodontic treatment Dr. John Griffiths, Dr. Douglas Simister and Dr. Mark Whiting may recommend is braces. Braces are traditionally made of metal and bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth, but they can also be made of tooth-colored material, such as ceramic or porcelain, to provide a more discreet treatment. Our orthodontists may also recommend Invisalign® clear aligners if you are looking for a less obvious treatment than braces. Regardless of which type of treatment you receive, the process and the end result of your treatment will be the same. A constant, gentle force will gradually move your teeth into their optimal positions to give you a properly aligned, beautiful smile.
The length of orthodontic treatment typically ranges between one to three years, depending on the individual situation of the patient. Some of the factors determining treatment length include the growth of the mouth and face and the severity of the problem. Age also plays a factor — while you can receive treatment at any age, treatment provided during the childhood and teenage years may be shorter as the teeth can be more easily moved into their ideal positions. Your estimated treatment length may change depending on how you respond to your treatment.
For more information about orthodontic treatment in Las Vegas, Nevada, and to schedule a consultation with our orthodontists, call us today at 702-452-2267!