TREATMENT OPTIONS

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Your Las Vegas Orthodontist and Pediatric Dentist

Our goal is to provide our patients with the highest quality orthodontic care at a reasonable fee while maximizing patient convenience and comfort. To attain our objectives, we remain focused on solid research and tried-and-proven treatment techniques, invest heavily in continuing education, facilities improvement and well-educated, trained staff, and disregard the “quick fix.” We feel that short-term objectives in dental care are not the way to achieve superior results. Rest assured that we will extend to you every courtesy, consideration, and recommendation that we would to our own family members.  Once you walk through our doors, you’re one of the family.

BENEFITS OF TREATMENT

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BENEFITS OF TREATMENT

Our Services Include:

Braces for adults, adolescents, and children

  • Invisalign clear aligners/Invisible Braces
  • Keyless Expanders
  • Habit appliances
  • Space Maintainers
  • Retainers
  • Headgear
  • Functional appliances
  • Early treatment and growth modification
  • Customized appliances designed uniquely for each patient

If your child is approaching the age of seven, it’s time to make an appointment for an initial exam. The American Association of Orthodontists has recommended that the proper age for a child’s first visit to the orthodontist is no later than seven years of age. Star Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry strongly encourage this practice.

Click here to download a Free Report from the American Association of Orthodontists, “Problems to Watch for in 7-Year-Olds.”

TWO-PHASE TREATMENT

Some orthodontic problems such as severe crowding or improper jaw alignment are best treated at an early age while baby teeth are still present and jaw growth can be guided and modified.  When early treatment (also called “phase one treatment”) is necessary, we have very specific goals which are generally reached in 9 – 18 months.  By correcting certain problems early we are often able to avoid the extraction of permanent teeth or even jaw surgery.  Most often, after phase one treatment there is a rest period followed by a second phase of treatment when all the permanent teeth have erupted.

ADULT TREATMENT

On average, one of every four to five orthodontic patients is an adult.  Generally speaking, you are never too old for treatment.  At any age, eligibility for treatment simply requires healthy teeth and gums.