Welcome to the UNLV Blog

Welcome to the UNLV Blog
Posted on 08/04/2015

The orthodontic faculty and students at the UNLV Orthodontic Clinic would like to welcome you to our blog! The UNLV Orthodontic Clinic at the School of Dental Medicine is a top option in Las Vegas when it comes to quality orthodontic care at an affordable price. We offer our patients the latest treatment options from conventional metal braces to Invisalign, and provide each patient with the personalized care they deserve.

Under the watchful eye of our expert faculty, our residents provide quality orthodontic care at reduced rates. Every case is reviewed by our panel of board certified orthodontists to ensure the best possible treatment is decided for every one of our patients.

Why Choose Us as Your Las Vegas Orthodontic Provider?

  • Our faculty and residents are passionate about orthodontics and it shows! We want everyone to be proud of their smile! We offer state-of-the-art orthodontic care at an affordable price. As soon as you walk through our door, you will feel right at home as our entire team is friendly and welcoming!
  • Our faculty members are all board certified and work with the residents every step of the way. Each case is reviewed by a team of board certified orthodontists to determine the most appropriate treatment for every patient.
  • We accept PPO insurances and Medicaid. We are also able to discount our treatments anywhere from 30 to 50% compared to private practices. Because we are a research university, we are on the cutting-edge of technology and in-step with all the latest treatments. This results in you receiving excellent quality and outstanding results.
  • We offer free initial consultations. 

Types of Braces We Use

We offer a wide variety of treatment types. Some of our most popular treatment options include:

Invisalign/Invisalign Teen

The innovative and popular Invisalign System consists of a series of translucent, removable aligners which gradually move teeth step-by-step. Because the aligners are clear, most people don't even notice when you're wearing Invisalign. And since the aligners are removable, they are to be taken out when eating and when brushing & flossing the teeth. This means there are no food restrictions. Nor are there any problems maintaining good oral hygiene as you simply remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth and then put them back in when done.

Clear Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are similar to metal braces with a couple of clear differences. Instead of being made from stainless steel, the brackets on these braces are made from a clear, ceramic material. This makes these braces hard to detect as the transparency of the brackets blend in with the natural color of the teeth. There are a couple of drawbacks to ceramic braces. For one, ceramic braces can be less durable than metal braces. Secondly, the elastics used with these braces can become stained. However, typically the elastic bands are changed at adjustment appointments to minimize discoloration.

Clear Correct Clear Aligners

Clear Correct clear aligners allow you to improve your smile without most people even noticing. The removable, clear aligners allow you to eat what you want when you want as you simply remove the aligners at mealtime and then pop them back in when done. And since the aligners are removable, there is never a problem brushing and flossing your teeth as you simply take them out, clean your teeth and then put them back in when done.

Damon Braces

The Damon System consists of tie-less braces that don't need to be tightened and which are gentle on the teeth and tissues. Damon uses memory-shaped wires that quickly and comfortably move teeth. There are several different types of Damon braces from which to choose. If you're interested in this clinically-proven treatment approach that aligns teeth and enhances facial aesthetics, your Las Vegas orthodontist will determine if you are a good candidate and for which type of Damon braces.

Contact Our Las Vegas Orthodontic Clinic

Thank you for visiting our blog! We will be using this space to share news and information with you about our clinic. We also will be posting interesting reading materials here related to the exciting world of orthodontics so do drop by often to see what's new!

If you would like to schedule a free consultation for yourself or your child, please fill out and submit the 'Appointment Request' form that's on our main website. One of our staff members will then get in touch with you to schedule your appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!