Why should you get orthodontic treatment/braces?
Braces and orthodontic treatment are used to correct “bad bites,” or malocclusion (teeth that are crowded or crooked). In some cases, your teeth may be straight, but your upper and lower jaws may not meet properly. These jaw or tooth-alignment problems may be inherited or can result from injury, early or late tooth loss, or thumb sucking. Our Las Vegas orthodontists can help fix these problems and have your teeth looking straight and proper.
Correcting the problem can create a nice-looking smile, but, more importantly, orthodontic treatment results in a healthier mouth. Leaving an abnormal bite uncorrected can result in further oral health problems, including:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Tooth loss
- Affected speech and/or chewing
- Abnormal wear to tooth enamel
- Jaw problems
Straightening your teeth can be accomplished in different ways. The type of orthodontic treatment you have will depend on your preference and the options provided by your dentist or orthodontist. Traditional braces realign teeth by applying pressure. They usually consist of small brackets cemented to your teeth and connected by a wire, which is periodically tightened by your dentist or orthodontist to gradually shift your teeth and jaw. The brackets may be metal or tooth colored. Sometimes they are placed behind your teeth. Removable aligners are another option for treating orthodontic problems.
When should you or your child have an orthodontic consultation?
From American Association of Orthodontics
Since abnormal bites usually become noticeable between the ages of 6 and 12, orthodontic treatment often begins between ages 8 and 14. Treatment that begins while a child is growing helps to produce optimal results. This doesn’t mean that adults can’t have braces; healthy teeth can be treated orthodontically at any age.
Schedule your FREE orthodontic consultation!
At BDG, your choice for the best dentists in Las Vegas, we offer free orthodontic consultations to all patients. Please call us at 702.388.8888 to make an appointment for your free consultation and begin the journey to a beautiful and healthy smile. We have friendly and professional orthodontists at every location to serve the needs of our patients. We also offer a variety of treatment options including traditional braces, braces with clear brackets, and Invisalign®.
We offer affordable monthly payment options for braces!
We are here to help our patients achieve beautiful and healthy smiles! We offer several affordable financing and payment options to help our patients achieve the smile they deserve. In addition, our offices will be happy to help with the billing claims process if your dentistry plan offers orthodontic benefits.
- Low down payment
- Affordable in-house monthly payments
- 0% interest financing
- Low interest financing