If you or your child need orthodontic care, the cost of braces is likely one of your biggest concerns. Read our guide to find out what factors impact the average cost of braces and more.
Retainers after braces help you maintain your beautiful smile. But do you need them? And how long do you wear a retainer? Learn about the different types of retainers and what to expect in your treatment plan.
With all of the different types of braces out there, it can be hard to know where to start. Learn more about the various types of teeth braces on the market today.
Today, teens have many different types of braces to choose from. They range the traditional metal style, to lingual or clear braces. Invisalign Teen is becoming an increasingly popular choice. Read more to find out why!
As an orthodontist in Henderson NV, Dr. Beth is committed to helping you achieve the great smile you deserve. Smiling releases endorphins that makes you happy! Learn how to get the smile you deserve with the best Henderson orthodontist.
The holiday season is upon us! With all the amazing food and festivities, an orthodontic emergency is the last thing you want to deal with. Whether it is a wire poking your mouth, or a broken braces bracket, read some of our tips and tricks to surviving a holiday braces emergency.
Beth’s Braces is proud to offer many types of treatment options. These include Lingual Braces or “Invisible Braces.” They sit behind your teeth and are convenient for when you don’t want your braces to show. Read more to find out the pros and cons of Lingual Braces.
Beth’s Braces has introduced the Itero intraoral scanner to their office! Read about how this amazing piece of equipment will make your office visits much more enjoyable.
We are proud to offer AcceleDent Aura to help speed up orthodontic treatment. This new FDA approved treatment uses micropulses to accelerate movement of teeth. Click to read more!
Orthodontists are often faced with the question, "Why is my Invisalign treatment half the cost at this dental office?". In this post, we explore the differences in dental Invisalign and orthodontic Invisalign. Click to read more.
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. :-)
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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.