Advanced Braces for Every Smile
At Okuda Orthodontics, we offer dental braces treatment options to suit any smile, and we’re a leading provider of Damon™ braces in Henderson, Nevada, and the surrounding area. The innovative braces system allows us to give our patients exceptional results with less discomfort and, often, in less time. To learn more about getting your dream smile with braces, browse the pages below or schedule a complimentary consultation with a Henderson orthodontist today online or by giving us a call at (702) 737-5500.
Do I Need Braces?
If you have misaligned teeth or a problem with your bite, dental braces can help! Dr. Okuda uses braces for kids, teens, and adults in order to treat a wide variety of smile concerns. These are some of the most common reasons our Henderson and Las Vegas braces patients seek out treatment:
Spacing — sometimes referred to as “gap teeth,” is when you have gaps between one or more teeth. Spacing can be caused by genetics, such as when the jaw is too large or your teeth are smaller than average in size. It can also be the result of oral habits like tongue thrust, thumb sucking, or finger sucking. In other instances, a missing tooth or impacted tooth (a tooth that is stuck under the bone or gum and hasn’t erupted) leads to a gap.
The good news is, we can use any of the different types of braces for gaps between the teeth. Even in cases of a missing or impacted tooth, we’re able to create a braces treatment plan to shift the remaining teeth into their proper places. Doing so will allow the impacted tooth to erupt or your dentist to place a restoration like a dental implant to replace a missing tooth.
Crowding occurs when the jaw is too small to accommodate all of the teeth, the teeth are too big, baby teeth are lost prematurely, or the permanent teeth erupt incorrectly. Teeth will often overlap, twist, or get blocked out of line as they try to squeeze into the limited space. Our Henderson braces orthodontist can alleviate crowding and correct misaligned teeth with braces.
In addition, spaced out or crowded teeth, our self-ligating braces are excellent for treating all types of malocclusion (improper bite), including:
Overbite and Overjet
With both overbite and overjet teeth, the top teeth are too far forward in relation to the bottom teeth when the mouth is closed. An overbite can be caused by genetics or oral habits like prolonged, vigorous thumb sucking. We can use braces for an overbite, as well as for overjet teeth correction.
Braces can also be effective for treating an underbite. An underbite is when the bottom teeth sit in front of the top teeth. This type of malocclusion is usually skeletal in nature, so the earlier it’s addressed, the more effective braces treatment will be.
What is a crossbite? A patient is said to have a crossbite when some of the bottom teeth sit in front of some of the top teeth. Both a front crossbite (anterior crossbite) and a back crossbite (posterior crossbite) will typically respond well to any of the types of braces.
An open bite is just what it sounds like — the teeth don’t meet at all when the mouth is closed, and there is an opening, or space, between the top and bottom teeth. Dr. Okuda can fix an open bite with braces in order to prevent difficulties with chewing and speaking.
More Than Just Straight Teeth — The Many Benefits of Self-Ligating Braces
While the self-ligating braces we offer at Okuda Orthodontics in Henderson, NV, will certainly give you straight teeth and a fantastic smile, the perks go beyond cosmetic. Dr. Brady Okuda will create a personalized treatment plan that takes into consideration your dental and facial anatomy, ensuring you enjoy the following advantages of self-ligating braces.
One significant advantage of self-ligating braces is better oral health. With straight teeth, cleaning becomes easier, reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Braces also contribute to improved functionality. Having self-ligating braces can assist with chewing, speaking, and even breathing, which enhances overall comfort and well-being.
By opting for self-ligating braces, you can reduce the risk of injury caused by protruding teeth. Braces minimize this risk, providing added protection.
Protection for Tooth Enamel
Tooth enamel is another area of concern that braces address. Self-ligating braces can help prevent unwanted and uneven wear, preserving the health of your enamel.
Alleviation of Discomfort
Misaligned jaws and joints can lead to discomfort, such as jaw pain, headaches, and neck aches. Braces that are self-ligating can alleviate these symptoms, providing much-needed relief.
Investing in self-ligating braces can greatly boost your confidence and self-esteem. Straight teeth are associated with increased self-assurance, allowing you to radiate positivity.
At Okuda Orthodontics in Henderson, Nevada, our self-ligating braces are perfect for kids, teens, and adults with misaligned teeth or a problem bite. Let Dr. Brady Okuda create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your dental and facial anatomy, ensuring optimal results. Don’t wait any longer to take advantage of the many benefits of braces — book an appointment today!