Don’t Fear Head Gear

Sometimes you can’t necessarily help the way your teeth grow, and are in need of some dentistry help. When you get braces there are a few new circumstances and routines that you must adapt to besides testing out your new smile in the mirror. These include maintenance of your teeth to keep your mouth and […]

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Care Practices for Invisalign Braces

Your Orthodontist here at Griffith & Simister in Las Vegas know that the world of Orthodontic treatment changed in 1997, when the creators of invisible braces, Zia Chishti, Kelsey Wirth, and investor Robertson Stephens introduced this new technology to the world. Patients who dreaded the thought of braces had a new hope, and fears of […]

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Dentists vs Orthodontists

Both dentists and orthodontists help ensure you have a healthy, beautiful smile, but they play very different roles in making this happen. A general dentist, for example, performs a wide range of dental services, ranging from basic teeth cleaning to more extensive procedures such as dental implants. An orthodontist, on the other hand, is a […]

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A Guide to Choosing the Best Orthodontist

If your child needs braces, he or she will be seeing their orthodontist for a few years, so it’s important to find one you and your child both feel comfortable with. It’s a long-term commitment, after all, requiring significant financial investment as well as time. In addition, the skill of your orthodontist influences how effective […]

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Risks of Invisalign

Invisalign Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment which is used to help straighten teeth. Invisalign is a great for people who want to have straight teeth but do not want to have the traditional braces that are very noticeable. How Invisalign Works Invisalign treatment consists of invisible aligner trays which are placed over your […]

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Using a Retainer

Obtaining Straight Teeth A common way for people to get straight teeth is by having braces. Braces are a device that are used to straight teeth over time. Your Las Vegas orthodontist will be able to slowly apply pressure to the braces which are moving your teeth into their correct position. Aftermath Once you have […]

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Braces for Adults

Who Gets Braces Braces are not just for children. Braces are made for people who have issues with their bite. The braces are made to correct an individuals bite, and are used on children, teens, and adults. Why Get Braces People do not always get braces for the same reasons. Some of the reasons that […]

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Having TADs

A temporary anchorage device, or TAD, is used to aid your orthodontist in moving your teeth more quickly. Many times, TAD’s are used as an alternative to headgear. In order to place a TAD, your orthodontist is going to numb the area of your mouth where they need to be placed. Once you are numb, […]

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Getting Braces

Braces are something that a lot of people have to get. The people who have to get braces, are not specific. People from all races, genders, and ages get braces. BRACES TREAT BAD BITES The main purpose of braces is to fix a bad bite. If you have a perfect bite, then your teeth fit […]

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Keeping Your Pearly Whites White

Brushing and flossing your teeth is very important, especially when you have braces. If you do not practice good oral hygiene with braces, then you run the risk of having stains on your teeth when you get braces off…meaning the part of your tooth where the bracket was will be a different color than the […]

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