Why Do Teens Love Invisalign So Much?

This day and age, there are lots of different types of orthodontic treatment types. We have options from metal brackets to braces that are behind your teeth and Invisalign, or clear aligners. is one of the most popular options now a days. When it comes to teenagers, they usually want what is going to look the best and be the most convenient, which is why Invisalign Teen is a great option for your preteen or teenager! Here are some reasons why Invisalign Teen is the best!

1.) Clear appearance: Invisalign is a clear tray that wraps around your teeth making them virtually invisible. Your teenager can wear the tray, and nobody will notice!

2.) No diet change: With braces, you are not allowed to eat anything hard or sticky because those types of foods can potentially break a bracket or worse. With Invisalign, there is no diet restrictions because they are removable! All your teen has to do is take the tray out before eating and put it in the case until they finish. Easy right?!

3.) Hygiene: Invisalign makes it easy to brush and floss! Just like eating, all you have to do is take the tray out and continue with your regular routine, versus braces where you will have to take extra time out of your day to make sure they are clean. 

4.) Sports: When deciding which type of treatment is best for your teenager, sports could definitely be the deciding factor. Invisalign makes it so there will be no lifestyle change or anything poking. Your child can continue to do what they love conveniently and comfortbaly. 

5.) Appointments: Invisalign teen appointments are generally quicker and have less chair time than any other type of treatment. Also, Invisalign Teen appointments are every 6-8 weeks versus every 4 weeks for other types of treatment.

There are so many other reasons why Invisalign Teen is a great option for your child, so schedule your complimentary consultation today by giving us a call at (702) 706-2468! 

Beth's Braces in Henderson

Did you know that smiling actually releases endorphines into your body that makes you happy? Even if you fake smile, you will start to feel happy! Smiling can also reduce blood pressure and it is technically a form of exercise. Do you feel self conscious about your smile? Do you know someone who doesn't smile because they don't like their teeth? Happiness is the key to a great life so lets make sure your smile is not holding you back!

Come into Beth's Braces in Henderson for your complimentary consultation and we will help you get that perfect smile you deserve! At Beth's Braces, we love to stay up to date with the newest in technology and offer many different types of treatment to accommodate to your needs. Dr. Beth graduated from dental school at the top of her class and her aspiration in life is to be there for her patients and help them achieve that confidence level that everyone deserves!

Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation at (702)706-2468 or email us at smiles@bethsbraces.com!

 

Holidays and Braces Emergencies

The holiday season is upon us! This time of year is festive, filled with delicious foods, and love is all around. You are gathered with your family and friends and, suddenly, you feel your braces poking you in the back of your mouth. UH OH. Here are some tricks to help you out this holiday season!

1.) You have a poking wire: Try using an eraser from a pencil to push the poking wire down. If this doesn't work, grab some wax and put it on the poking wire. 

2.) Loose wire: Grab some tweezers and try putting the wire back into the tube. If the wire won't go back into the tube, try putting wax on it until you can come into the office and have it fixed. 

3.) Broken band or bracket: If it still attached to the wire, leave it where it is. If it is bothering you, then use some wax to ease the irritation and hold it in place. If the bracket fell off, put it in a plastic bag and bring it to your next appointment.

4.) Soreness: Soreness is normal with braces and Invisalign. The soreness will feel kind of like a headache in your mouth. If it is bothering you, go ahead and take Ibuprofen or whatever you would take for a headache and it will pass within 2 or 3 days. 

Long story short, be sure to get some extra wax from us before the holidays and anything else you may need! Beth's Braces would like to wish all of you a happy holidays and a happy new year!

What are lingual braces?

At Beth's Braces, we offer many different types of treatment to get you to that ideal smile that you deserve, which includes lingual braces. What are lingual braces you ask? Lingual braces, also known as invisible braces, are braces that go behind your teeth instead of on the front. They can be a lot more convenient for you if your job requires it or if you don't want people to see your braces. 

What are the pros and cons to lingual braces? 

Pros: They are completely invisible, so you don't have to worry about them showing or people knowing you have braces on. The appointments are not long and we offer convenient appointment times to accommodate to your needs.

Cons: Just like regular braces, they do have food restrictions and need more attention when it comes to keeping them clean. 

Call our office or fill out a form on our website today to schedule a complimentary consultation. At the consultation, we will answer any questions you might have about your treatment and the different types of treatment we offer at our office. It is our goal to help you get the beautiful smile you rightfully deserve. :-) 

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No More Messy Impressions!

We are happy to announce that we have recently upgraded our office! We now offer the Itero intraoral scanner!

The Itero Scanner is a intraoral scanner that replaces those messy and gooey impressions. No more gagging and no more mess! The state of the art wand captures up to 6,000 frames per second! This makes it quicker and easier to get impressions for things like retainers and Invisalign! It comes with industry-leading 3D technology and makes it easier for us to show you exactly what we would like to do in your treatment and even show you what your teeth will look like after your treatment is finished!

We strive to give our patients a more comfortable experience with quality results, so we stay up to date in latest orthodontic technology. Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation!

 

We Can Cut Your Treatment Time In Half!

AcceleDent Aura Speeds Orthodontic Treatment

  • Exclusive SoftPulse Technology® applied precisely calibrated micropulses to gently accelerate the movement of your teeth as they are guided by your orthodontics.
  • Safe acceleration of the bone remodeling process complements conventional orthodontic treatment.
  • Clinically proven to move teeth up to 50% faster. 

What is SoftPulse Technology® and why is it important?

Part of the way that orthodontics works is by changing or remodeling the bones surrounding your teeth. As this remodeling process is accelerated, your teeth move more quickly. That’s where AcceleDent comes in. By using tiny vibrations, or micropulses, SoftPulse Technology® is designed to speed up bone remodeling, accelerating tooth movement.

Watch AcceleDent in action with our Use & Care Videos.

AcceleDent Aura is Cleared by the FDA

  • AcceleDent has been prescribed to thousands of patients worldwide, since its introduction in 2009.
  • Cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and available only by prescription from your orthodontist.

AcceleDent Aura Helps Make Orthodontics More Comfortable

  • SoftPulse Technology® micropulses are gentle and exert up to 8x less force than a power toothbrush.
  • These micropulses can also help make your orthodontic treatment more comfortable.

Start Earning Points Today!

What is Patient Rewards Hub? 

Here at Beth's Braces, we offer an amazing opportunity to be rewarded for being such an awesome patient! If you have great oral hygiene, show up on time for your appointment, wear your rubber bands, etc, you will receive patient points that will go towards gift cards! You can get any gift card you want! All you have to do is click on the patient card on our website and log into your account. If you want a gift card that is not on the website, than be sure to tell a Beth's Braces team member and we will be sure to get it for you! 

How can I earn more points?

We offer tons of ways to earn more points! There are the main appointment points which are: showing up on time for your appointment, having great oral hygiene, wearing your elastics, and not having anything broken or loose. We also have fun contests, in-office games, quizzes, etc. You can ask any Beth's Braces team member how to get more points and we are more than willing to help you! 

Patient of the Month

If you come in for your appointment and get all of your points, than you will be entered into our patient of the month drawing! At the end of each month, we will pick a name from the bowl and it could be you! You can win anything from a gift card to your favorite restaurant to a water pick! Every month has a different gift and it will always be personalized to what you like!

I mean who doesn't want FREE MONEY?

Dental Invisalign vs Orthodontic Invisalign

An extremely common problem that orthodontists are faced with nowadays is this question, "Why is my Invisalign treatment half the cost at this dental office?"

When looking to purchase Invisalign treatment, second opinions are common. You want to make sure that you like the office, that the price is affordable, and that you are in good hands. As you are shopping around for the perfect office, your dentist tells you that their office does Invisalign. You get the pricing for it and it is half the price of all of the orthodontic offices that you went to. Why is this? 

The difference between the two is significant. First off, orthodontist (like Dr. Beth) did extra schooling to become an orthodontist. Not only is she a dentist, but she has gone above and beyond to learn about how to move teeth correctly, how to create an ideal smile from scratch, and how she can give her patients that beautiful smile they rightfully deserve.  

A lot of the time, dental Invisalign is to fix very minor crowding, spacing, etc. Which is understandable if you want to move one tooth or fix a minor space. The only problem is that most of the time this involves moving your bite (how your teeth fit together when you bite down). When your bite is not ideal, it is very likely that your teeth will relapse back to where they were originally. Beth's Braces can not only fix the spacing, crowding, etc, that bothers you the most, but we fix the bite. This is extremely important when it comes to making your teeth perfect and keeping it that way. If you have an under bite or overbite and only get the minor crowding fixed, your bite will eventually move those teeth back to where they were and now you are forced to either get treatment again, or deal with how they are. Yes, your treatment may be longer than what the dentist office told you as well, but if your spending the money, why not get it done right the first time? 

Dr. Beth is here to give you the smile your deserve. We will go above and beyond for you. We will make sure you are comfortable and happy. We offer FREE consultations and will accommodate to your needs. So schedule your consultation today!

What are elastics and why do I need them?

At our office, our #1 goal is to give our patients the smile they rightfully deserve. There are many different parts to orthodontic treatment and one part may be requiring you to wear elastics or "rubber bands". These rubber bands need to be worn 24/7 for 7 days a week except for when you are eating and brushing your teeth.  Many people ask, "Why do I need to wear them? What do they do?" 

Rubber bands are used for bite change and jaw alignment. First, we align your teeth using the braces. We close most of the spaces and get rid of most of the crowding. Next, we need your help to move your bite. It is critical to align your bite because your teeth are more prone to relapse (teeth moving after treatment) if your jaw and bite is not perfect. There are also many different ways to wear these elastics, so please make sure you have the correct positioning! If you have any questions about your elastics, please ask an assistant or Dr. Beth. We are happy to help you understand why we use them and how to place them correctly. We have many tricks to make it easier!

There are also a couple of myths about rubber bands that should be talked about. 

1.) "I don't have to wear my elastics during the day. I can just wear two at night time and it will catch up."

WRONG! Elastics move your teeth at a slow and continuous pace. If you do this, it could actually not change your bite at all. The force behind your elastics is carefully determined due to the arch wire you have. If you double the force it could potentially cause harm to your teeth.

2.) "I only have to wear my rubber bands when my orthodontic appointment is close and my bite will be fine." 

WRONG AGAIN! Like it was previously mentioned, bite change is a slow and continuous movement and not wearing your elastics 24/7 will not change your bite.  Bite movement is also a measurement and we are able to tell if compliance is an issue. 

We want all of our patients to have the perfect smile they deserve.  Everyone deserves a beautiful smile and we are here to help! A smile is the most beautiful curve on the human body. :-) 

 

Adult Braces in Las Vegas & Henderson NV

If you're not fully satisfied with your smile, we are there to help. With Beth's Braces, you'll find the absolute best orthodontic care to improve and straighten your smile. As we have years of experience to provide you with heightened self-confidence, you'll find a completely satisfying experience with our firm. Don't hesitate to contact us! Schedule your appointment today.