Family Orthodontics in Summerlin, NV
Orthodontists are dentists who have additional education and specialized training in the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of malpositioned teeth and the jaws. Family Orthodontics is a specialty within dentistry that focuses on correcting bites, occlusion, and the straightness of teeth.
Do I Need To See An Orthodontist?
You or your child may be referred to a Family Orthodontics specialist in Summerlin, NV for a variety of reasons. Some of which can include speech difficulties, an abnormal or misshapen bite, teeth or jaw, grinding, clenching, or other oral difficulties.
Depending on the needs and situation of the patient, a jaw alignment may be needed by way of braces or another orthodontic appliance.
Sunrise Mountain Dental and Orthodontics in Summerlin, NV will prescribe braces to patients who are looking to straighten teeth or correct bad bites. They may be used with other orthodontic appliances prescribed to widen the palate or jaw, or to shape the teeth and jaw. Individual treatment time varies by patient, with an average treatment around two years.
We offer both fixed and removable braces (also known as aligners). Your Family Orthodontics specialist in Summerlin, NV will recommend the type that is best suited for you.
What To Expect
Your Family Orthodontics speicalist will recommend a treatment path and answer your questions after reviewing your dental x-rays and performing a thorough exam of your teeth, gums, supporting bone structure, and any pre-existing dental work.