Ortho 101

At Hamilton & Manuele Orthodontics, we enjoy providing personalized orthodontics to patients of all ages. Dr. Hamilton and Dr. Manuele are pleased to offer comprehensive orthodontics in Las Vegas, Nevada, to help you and your family achieve healthier, straighter, more inviting smiles. We invite you to contact our office today at (702)-243-3300 to learn more about our orthodontic treatment options and to set up your next appointment with our friendly orthodontists.

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry focused on correcting irregularities of the teeth and jaw, specifically in how they align and fit together. There are several orthodontic treatment options available, and our team will make certain that you receive the one that is right for your personal needs. Through orthodontics, we can correct teeth that are misaligned, crowded, and gapped. 

We can also correct problems with the alignment of your bite, including overbite, underbite, open bite, and crossbite. Orthodontic treatment is now faster, more comfortable, and more effective than in years past, making now the perfect time to transform your smile.

What is the Difference Between a Dentist and an Orthodontist?

Orthodontists and dentists both help patients improve their oral health, but in different ways. 

Both orthodontists and dentists strive to help patients improve their oral health, but the way they go about it is quite different. While general dentists have a broad knowledge of the mouth and deal with the teeth, gums, nerves, and jaw, orthodontists are specialists who focus specifically on the alignment of the teeth and jaws, occlusion and correcting bites.  

Do Orthodontists Do Extractions?

No, orthodontists don’t perform extractions. Sometimes an extraction is necessary for the overall health of your mouth or to achieve a straighter smile. If this is the case, Dr. Hamilton and Dr. Manuele will refer you to a general dentist or oral surgeon as needed. 

Orthodontics For All Ages

Here at Hamilton & Manuele Orthodontics, we offer services for kids, teens, and adults. A proper and confident smile benefits patients of all ages and Dr. Hamilton and Dr. Manuele can help you and your family with personalized care. 

While many patients think of orthodontics as an effective way to improve the aesthetics of their smile, orthodontic treatment can also be beneficial to your oral health and the overall function of your teeth. Correctly aligned teeth are generally at a lower risk for dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease, and orthodontics can also make it easier for you to chew, eat, and speak properly. 

Visit Our Office

To learn more about orthodontics and the treatment methods we provide at our office, we invite you to contact our Las Vegas dental office today at (702) 243-3300. We are dedicated to helping you achieve a straighter, healthier, and more beautiful smile!

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