What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics, which is also referred to as dentofacial orthopedics, is a specialized form of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial abnormalities. Orthodontists are the professionals who specialize in the treatment of irregularities in teeth, especially concerning alignment and occlusion. By treating the proper positioning of teeth, an orthodontist is better able to ensure the future quality of a patient’s oral health for the future.
What is the Best Age to See an Orthodontics Specialist?
Anyone who wants to improve the look and feel of their smile can visit an orthodontist. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first visit the orthodontist around the age of seven. However, orthodontic treatment is hardly reserved for children and teens, which is why it is not uncommon for orthodontists to see patients throughout their adulthood. One in every five orthodontic patients are over the age of 21.
What Type of Braces are Available to Patients in Las Vegas?
The field of orthodontics has evolved so that the traditional large metal braces and headsets that used to plague patients are no longer in use. Yes, metal braces are still available, but they are much more dainty compared to previous generations. The invention of clear braces, ceramic braces, gold braces, lingual braces, self-ligating braces and invisible braces have provided patients with a wider array of options. Because of the variety now made available, adults feel more comfortable wearing braces.
Invisalign® and In-Ovation® are Invisible Brace Options for Patients
While a patient at any age can wear Invisalign® or In-Ovation®, it is more common for adults to select these invisible brace options. Many adults are more comfortable going to work and running errands without the feeling of awkward adolescence that come with wearing traditional metal braces. Invisalign® is well known for providing wearers the ability to take out the clear braces whenever necessary. This means that meetings, meals and various moments can be enjoyed without braces. Like Invisalign®, In-Ovation® allows a wearer to enjoy a smile without the traditional appearance of metal brackets. This ceramic option is much more invisible to the naked eye, but still offers exceptional function. A patient debating the merits of either option can contact the team at Las Vegas Orthodontics to learn about the pros and cons of both varieties of braces during a consultation meeting. Just call (702) 728-3105 to learn about all of the available orthodontics options for you today.