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Periodontitis and Orthodontist: Do You Need to Visit One? Las Vegas Orthodontist

Dr. Richard Webster

Periodontitis and Orthodontist: Do You Need to Visit One? Las Vegas Orthodontist

Commonly known as ‘gum disease’, it includes plaque-induced gingivitis. Usually marked by inflamed or swollen gums, periodontitis can have a number of adverse effects on teeth and gums that will require orthodontists to repair. If you feel any discomfort around your teeth, it is important to pay a visit to a Las Vegas orthodontist. Periodontitis and Orthodontist: Do You Need to Visit One? Las Vegas Orthodontist


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Malocclusion: How can a Las Vegas Orthodontist Help?

Dr. Richard Webster

Malocclusion: How can a Las Vegas Orthodontist Help?

Las Vegas orthodontists are your right choice if you’re looking to have beautiful teeth. Straight teeth doesn’t just work for aesthetics, it helps prevent different oral diseases too – like malocclusion. Malocclusion: How can a Las Vegas Orthodontist Help?

The condition of malocclusion is marked by mismatched teeth and jaw which makes the patient have a ‘bad bite’. It can even lead to protruding, crooked, or crowded teeth. This may later lead to gum problems (such as periodontal disease) severe headaches, and sleep disorders.

Causes: malocclusion may be present at birth and can manifest into various symptoms and side-effects as the patient grows older. These manifestations include spaces between teeth, irregular jaw or mouth size, and cleft palates. In a lot of cases, malocclusion can be acquired through habits such as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting. Other causes include medical conditions like enlarged tonsils and adenoids that lead to mouth breathing. Sometimes, the condition is also cause by premature loss of teeth (due to diseases or accidents).

Effects: One of the main symptoms of malocclusion is pain from increased stress on the teeth or jaw. Other common symptoms include such defects as overbite, underbite, crossbite, overjet, and other kinds of ‘crooked teeth’.

Treatments: Patients suffering from various forms of malocclusion are usually referred to orthodontists who specialize in correcting these defects.

The most common practice of correction these days include the use of clear aligners (a type of removable orthodontic appliance) which will apply pressure on a patient’s teeth and push them into the right positions. Braces are also often used.

If teeth crowding is one of the issues, then some of them will need to be surgically removed. If a tooth (or teeth) was prematurely lost, then space maintainers would be used to maintain the gap and keep all other teeth in their place (allowing healthy growth of new teeth).


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Plaque-Induced Gingivitis: Paying a Visit to the Las Vegas Orthodontist

Dr. Richard Webster

Plaque-Induced Gingivitis: Paying a Visit to the Las Vegas Orthodontist

While going to a Las Vegas orthodontist can help you make your teeth straighter and beautiful, you also need to take care of your dental health. Plaque-Induced Gingivitis: Paying a Visit to the Las Vegas Orthodontist


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Fixed Appliance Treatment: How Can Las Vegas Orthodontists Help?

Dr. Richard Webster

Fixed Appliance Treatment: How Can Las Vegas Orthodontists Help?

Fixed appliances are teeth correction tools that will remain inside the mouth of a patient for long durations. These will constantly apply pressure on the teeth and jaws till the problem are fixed and the appliances are removed. Fixed Appliance Treatment: How Can Las Vegas Orthodontists Help?

Some of the main fixed appliances that Las Vegas orthodontics use are-


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Looking to Correct Your Teeth and Jaws? Visit a Las Vegas Orthodontist Today!

Dr. Richard Webster

Looking to Correct Your Teeth and Jaws? Visit a Las Vegas Orthodontist Today!

If you’re looking for teeth correction, there is no one better to help you than a Las Vegas orthodontist! Looking to Correct Your Teeth and Jaws? Visit a Las Vegas Orthodontist Today!

Known to fix crooked teeth, Las Vegas orthodontists can also help with correction of bites, occlusions, and more.


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Top Tips for Visiting a Las Vegas orthodontist for the first time? Las Vegas Orthodontist

Dr. Richard Webster

Top Tips for Visiting a Las Vegas orthodontist for the first time? Las Vegas Orthodontist

If you have decided that you need to visit an orthodontist, the congratulations! You have taken that first big step towards getting that perfect smile. Top Tips for Visiting a Las Vegas orthodontist for the first time? Las Vegas Orthodontist

However, visiting an orthodontist can get a bit intimidating and this article will help you understand how your first visit is likely to go.


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Options for Affordable Braces in Las Vegas. Las Vegas Orthodontist

Dr. Richard Webster

Options for Affordable Braces in Las Vegas. Las Vegas Orthodontist

Let’s be honest, we all know that braces are extremely expensive and for someone with a lower income, it can look out of reach. Options for Affordable Braces in Las Vegas. Las Vegas Orthodontist

However, with the following five options, you have chances of getting the braces that you need for that perfect smile that you deserve. The right Las Vegas orthodontist could help you, though.


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How does an orthodontic treatment begin? Las Vegas Orthodontist

Dr. Richard Webster

How does an orthodontic treatment begin? Las Vegas Orthodontist

Generally, when you visit an orthodontist for the first time, he will make a full assessment of your teeth and then analyse how they are likely to grow and then decide the kind of treatment procedure that he would like to adopt for your case. How does an orthodontic treatment begin? Las Vegas Orthodontist


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ABC’s of Orthodontics – Understanding Las Vegas Orthodontic Treatment

Dr. Richard Webster

ABC’s of Orthodontics – Understanding Las Vegas Orthodontic Treatment

In recent times, a lot of people have visited dentists hoping they could help them out with their dental problems. They were rather surprised when their respective dentists directed them to an orthodontist to handle their issues. ABC’s of Orthodontics – Understanding Las Vegas Orthodontic Treatment

If you are one of them and have heard the term ‘orthodontic treatment’ or ‘orthodontist’ for the first time, we are here to clear things out for you.


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