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How Cavities Affect Your Teeth

Although it may not seem like it, your teeth are vulnerable to the bacteria in your mouth pretty much around the clock. Your mouth is full of chemical reactions taking place during and after you eat, whenever you drink something, and while you sleep. These reactions are strong enough to erode the strongest substance in your body: your tooth enamel. Without proper dental care, tooth erosion can lead to issues such as cavities, which can be addressed with our dental team before they become bigger, more expensive or invasive issues.

What Are Cavities?

Cavities are just that: cavities that form in your teeth. They are the beginnings of tooth decay, defined as holes in the enamel, the hard external shell of your teeth. Cavities can be visible or hidden (but still visible on X-ray), and quickly progress to more painful and serious conditions when they penetrate to the dentin. Dentin is the softer layer of tissue below the enamel that is more vulnerable to decay. Within the dentin is the highly sensitive region called the pulp layer, home to many nerves and blood vessels that can also be affected by bacterial reactions.

How Do Cavities Form?

Cavities form when the bacteria always present in your mouth break down common chemical compounds such as sugars and starches for energy and as a result, create acids. These acids are corrosive, like all acids, and break down the molecules of your teeth and gums. Enamel is the most well-protected layer of teeth. Once the enamel is perforated, the lower layers are even more subject to decay from these acids and bacteria, which is why regular dental checkups and good oral hygiene are so important to overall teeth and gums health.

Treating Cavities and Tooth Decay

Cavities are typically easy to spot before they become complicated dental procedures via oral examination or X-ray imaging. The treatment protocol for cavities is to drill out the decayed portion of the tooth to physically remove active sites of decay and to provide a uniform area to apply a filling.

Cavities are filled with a composite resin material that reinforces tooth structure for a long time. However, fillings for cavities aren’t permanent, and the risk of tooth decay can come back as long as dental hygiene or checkup habits aren’t improved. This is why regular checkups are important because you typically don’t notice a cavity forming in your on your own. Our dentists at South Meadows Dental can spot cavities quickly and restore your tooth health without needing expensive and extensive procedures such as a root canal. Ultimately, the best cure is preventing tooth decay in the first place, with expert advice from our specialists and hygienists.

Regular Dental Checkups in Reno, NV

At South Meadows Dental, our priority is your health and wellbeing beyond your regular dental checkup. Your twice-yearly appointments are more than just about keeping your teeth free of cavities, but also about making your smile as healthy and brilliant as possible. Call our office or contact us online to schedule your checkup today.

Cracked Tooth Syndrome

If you’re in tooth pain, it can be hard to focus on anything else, and become a minor or major disruption to your daily routine. However, tooth pain comes in many different degrees and forms, and you may not know that its cause is something you need treatment for as soon as possible when it first arrives. If you’re in pain or have experienced a sudden change in tooth sensation, we encourage you to call our office to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

Symptoms of Cracked Teeth

Cracked teeth can cause sudden or recurring pain or discomfort nearly anywhere in the mouth, due to something you ate, chewed, or were injured by. Unlike a toothache where pain is sharp and constant, a cracked tooth can result in slightly different symptoms, such as:

  • Having intermittent tooth pain
  • Feeling sharp pains when you chew
  • Wanting to chew only on one side of your mouth
  • Having increased sensitivity to hot, cold, sweet, or sour foods

These symptoms may be a sign of a cracked tooth or other issue that may require dental solutions such as a filling, onlay, or dental crown.

Risks and Causes of Cracked Teeth

Over time, your teeth endure constant and intense wear and tear that physically erodes the strength of the enamel that protects the softer inner parts of teeth where nerve endings reach. This leads to an increase in everyone’s risk for tooth damage and decay, including cracked teeth.

Specific foods and habits can further increase the wear on your teeth, such as frequently eating crunchy foods, hard candies, or even chewing ice, as well as potential medical conditions such bruxism (teeth grinding) or clenched jaw due to a TMJ disorder.

Teeth can also lose some of their natural integrity when they’ve already been treated once to fix a cavity with a filling or root canal. Finally, injuries sustained when playing sports or having some kind of mouth injury can affect the strength of your jaw and teeth.

Diagnosing and Treating Cracked Teeth

Teeth cracks come in all shapes and severities, and require full analysis before creating a custom treatment plan to ensure the most holistic and effective approach. First, you will likely have X-rays taken of the affected tooth/teeth as well as a physical examination of the area. Tooth fractures are commonly invisible except on X-rays, but understanding the surrounding teeth and gum tissue, as well as your natural bite are all helpful diagnostic tools when choosing a treatment plan.

Once our dentists have a solid idea of where the crack is and how deep it is, they will devise a treatment. For surface-level cracks, an onlay or crown may be all that’s required to reinforce the underlying tooth tissue for a long-term solution.

However, if the crack has reached the dentin or pulp layer of the tooth, it will first require a root canal before the structure will be strong enough to handle a crown.

Treating Cracked Teeth in Reno, NV

Don’t let tooth pain get unbearable before seeking treatment. Often, coming in for an examination and diagnosis early is key to having the best chance of saving your teeth and preventing extensive, expensive dental work from needing to be done. Our dentists are here to get you an appointment as soon as possible to address your dental care needs. Don’t hesitate to call our office today to schedule your appointment.

Are Soft Drinks Bad for Your Teeth?

Soft drinks can be extremely refreshing, and they might even be a regular part of your daily diet. There are plenty of reasons to only enjoy soft drinks in moderation – one of which is your dental health. That’s because soft drinks can cause damage to your teeth every time you sip! Here’s what to know about soft drinks and how you can keep your teeth healthy and strong.

How does soda damage your teeth?

Most sodas and soft drinks contain between 10-12 teaspoons of sugar per serving (about 8oz). All this sugar can coat your teeth and feed the bacteria that live there. These bacteria eat sugar and produce acid which can wear away at your enamel. When your protective enamel is worn away, it exposes the dentin underneath. Over time, this can cause problems like pain and even cavities. You may also become more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures, and your teeth can appear more yellow. In severe cases, your teeth can begin to lose their natural shape. In short, soda can wear away your teeth over time and require some extensive repairs.

Should children have soda?

Although it’s okay for your child to enjoy a soda occasionally, you should make sure to keep an eye on your child’s soda consumption and help them understand it can hurt their teeth while they’re still forming. Even though it may seem safe because your child is still losing their baby teeth, these can still become damaged and infected like normal adult teeth and risk their health.

Is diet soda bad for your teeth?

It may seem like diet soda is a good alternative because it doesn’t have added sugar, but diet sodas, seltzers, and sparkling waters are still very acidic because of the carbonation. They usually contain citric, phosphoric, or tartaric acid which can erode your teeth the same as normal sodas, even if they’re lower in sugar. Make sure to enjoy diet sodas and sugar-free soft drinks in moderation, too.

How to keep your teeth healthy when drinking soda

The best way to keep your teeth protected from erosion from soft drinks is to avoid them and only enjoy them occasionally. Try and sip water throughout the day instead – for kids, swap out soda for milk to harden enamel with a valuable source of calcium. If you do drink soda, make sure to use a straw which can help the fluid bypass much of the surface of your teeth. Additionally, try not to sip on soda for extended periods of time. Finish it within a reasonable timeframe and then have some water to help flush out sugar and prevent plaque buildup. 20 minutes after you finish your soda, give your teeth a thorough brushing to fully get rid of any lingering sugar or acid.

Schedule an Appointment

The best way to keep your teeth healthy is by checking in with your dentist regularly. To meet with Drs. Struby and Smith and learn more, contact our Reno office by calling or filling out our online form.

Orthodontics and Dental Care Provided in One Convenient Location

Cutting edge dentistry incorporates the prevention and restoration of dental disease, while keeping function, beauty, and stability in mind. Our dentists perform a comprehensive evaluation of their patients’ dental health.  They are not only looking to see what problems may need to be addressed, but they are examining how the problems came to be. Often, it is important to address the underlying cause of the dental problems, to better create restorations that will last.  Sometimes, there would be a better outcome for cosmetics or longevity, if the teeth were orthodontically aligned, prior to restoration. Not all teeth need orthodontic treatment and not all orthodontic treatment requires dental restoration.  But when the need arises for both, our office is uniquely positioned to coordinate these elements of care, for our patients’ maximum benefit.

At South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics, we provide both dentistry and orthodontic treatment plans to ensure our patients have one convenient location in Reno, NV to receive dental care. Our office boasts of a friendly staff, a clean, comfortable environment, and a convenient location with easy access to parking.  Dr. Brian Struby, Dr. Jamie Smith, and Dr. Meagan Struby take pride in providing quality dental care, with the depth of knowledge a multi-specialty practice has to offer. 

The Benefits of Orthodontics and Dentistry In One Place

We understand how crucial time is to our patients. A variety of dental services, including restorative, family, cosmetic dentistry, and orthodontics are available at our office. Examples of some complementing conveniences you may not have realized about our Dental/Orthodontic practice are as follows: 

  • We have the ability to remove orthodontic archwires, so our patients can get a thorough cleaning.  
  • We can make retainers for patients who may have just completed restorative work.  
  • We can easily combine dental and orthodontic appointments so a patient can promptly get cosmetic restorations at the completion of orthodontic treatment.  

Without these conveniences, a patient would need to spend time driving around town to multiple offices, to accomplish these goals.  

Another aspect of care is the ability to consult with the dentist and the orthodontist. We have coined the phrase, “Collaboration without Complication.” Ease of communication among our dental professionals creates an environment where we can share thoughts and ideas about a patient’s particular case, to produce better outcomes.  

Services for the Whole Family

We are happy to see you, your children, or any of your family. We look forward to taking excellent care of your dental needs. South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics is eager to provide you and your family with a healthy, functional, stable, beautiful smile in one location! 

Schedule a Consultation

The combined talent at South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics, will help you with all aspects of your treatment plan. Call us now or fill out our online contact form to schedule your personalized appointment today!

How Long Will My Dental Crown Last?

A crown is a cap made of very strong materials that’s placed over a defective tooth to preserve its function and avoid an extraction. Reasons to place a crown include:

  • A cracked or damaged tooth
  • A very deep cavity
  • As part of a root canal procedure
  • To anchor a dental bridge

Dental crowns are long-lasting solutions for these issues, but they are not permanent. To learn how long you can expect your dental crown to last, we need to know more about the specifics of how crowns work.

Crown Materials

Common materials used for crowns include porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and gold. Gold used for crowns is mixed with other metals to make it stronger. This is because pure gold is too soft to use for dental crowns or jewelry.

Porcelain crowns give an excellent cosmetic result because the material closely matches the shade of the surrounding teeth. This is especially important if the affected tooth is easily visible. Gold is an excellent choice for back molar crowns, though. It’s a strong material that resists chipping and cracking and molds well to the contours of the tooth.

Preparing for a Crown

If one of our dentists determines you need a crown, the procedure is simple and painless. After numbing the area, the dentist will shape the affected tooth and prepare it for its crown. After that, a dental impression is taken. Next, the dentist will fashion a temporary crown for you to wear while you’re waiting for your permanent crown, which typically takes about two weeks. When your permanent crown is ready, your dentist will install it using very strong dental cement capable of holding the tooth firmly for many years.

If you’re receiving a dental bridge, your dentist will have to prepare the two teeth on either side of the gap in the mouth for a crown. These teeth will serve as anchors for the bridge itself that attaches to the anchor teeth.

How Long do Crowns Last?

Crowns can last for 5 to 15 years and even longer. The average time is about 10 years. You can care for your crown and increase its life by following some simple rules:

Reduce Refined Sugar and Soda Intake and Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

Porcelain and gold crowns cannot decay, of course, but the teeth surrounding them can. The integrity of your crown is determined partly by the presence of healthy abutting teeth. Teeth are like herd animals; they like to crowd together. By avoiding sugar and soda as much as possible, you increase your chances of keeping the teeth next to the crowned tooth healthy. Remember, a crown is always weaker than a natural tooth.

Use a Mouth Guard

If you grind your teeth at night, a condition called bruxism, you can cause uneven and excessive wear on your teeth and their enamel. This constant grinding can also damage your crown. If your dentist tells you to wear a mouth guard, always follow this advice.

Don’t Use Your Teeth as A Tool

Use the proper implements to open packages, not your teeth.

Don’t Bite Down on Hard Objects

Hard candy, certain nuts, ice, and caramel may cause damage to your crown and even natural teeth, too.

South Meadows Dental and Orthodontics

Only a dental professional can determine if you need a crown or not. Here at South Meadows Dental, we offer full service general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry all in one place. You may schedule an appointment by contacting us online or calling (775) 413-2976 to reach our Reno, Nevada office. We warmly welcome new patients and can’t wait to see you!

The Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is a great investment because it can last a lifetime. Overall health goes hand-in-hand with good oral health. Experiencing tooth problems or pain throughout your life can be miserable and costly. Avoid that pain and enjoy a beautiful and attractive smile that can boost your confidence.

Orthodontic treatment can solve numerous dental problems such as crooked and unevenly spaced teeth. Here are the benefits you can expect following a successful orthodontia plan at South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics in Reno, NV.

1. Improved Appearance

You deserve a smile that can light up a room. When your teeth are aligned, bright, and sparkly clean, you’ll have an appearance that creates a great first impression. Your smile is perhaps the most memorable part of any conversation, and you’ll thank yourself for making the confidence-boosting investment in orthodontic treatment.

2. Better Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene affects your self-image and your relationships. Having straightened teeth helps your appearance, but it also motivates you to maintain your dental health. Straight teeth are easier to clean, making flossing and brushing more effective than when teeth were crowded or overlapping. This reduces the risk of developing cavities, gingivitis, or periodontal disease.

3. Reduced Wear of the Teeth

Unhealthy biting, due to misalignment, may result in uneven or excessive wear of your teeth. Wearing causes teeth to be fragile, worn, or broken. There is also risk of losing gum tissue and bone density, as a result of unhealthy stress placed on these supporting structures. Proper alignment of your teeth, through orthodontia, will help prevent such problems.

4. Positive Psychological Impacts

Having well-aligned teeth and a beautiful, healthy smile has a positive influence on your confidence and self-esteem. At South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics, we continuously encourage you to maintain the health and beauty of your teeth.

5. Successful Restorative Procedures

Through interdisciplinary collaboration, our dentists, Dr. Brian Struby and Dr. Jamie Smith, are best able to complete a restorative procedure when your teeth are aligned properly. Orthodontic treatment creates a strong foundation that allows other treatments to be more stable and successful in the future. This might involve procedures like replacing missing teeth using dental bridges or implants and restoring your teeth using porcelain veneers, dental fillings, and crowns.

Schedule a Consultation

Our friendly, dentists and board-certified orthodontist are here for your oral health needs. At South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics we can create a personalized treatment plan that meets your goals, giving you a healthy mouth and beautiful, straight smile. Schedule an appointment with us today by calling (775) 413-2976 or filling out our contact form online.

Why You Should Take Your 7 Year Old to the Orthodontist

If you are wondering when to bring your child for an orthodontic evaluation, Dr. Meagan Struby and the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that kids should seen by the age of seven.

Why 7? At this point, most children have their 6-year molars and a few adult teeth.  Their skeletal pattern of growth is usually apparent at that time, as well. Although most kids do not require orthodontics at seven years old, it is wise to establish a baseline and /or intercept problems that have already arisen. Early treatment can improve future dental outcomes and, sometimes, boost a child’s confidence!

Orthodontic treatment at the appropriate age sets a better, less-complicated stage for their dental development. Prompt intervention may help to avoid extraction or even jaw surgery in the future.

Below are several issues that can be identified by Dr. Struby and treated, if necessary.

1. A Crossbite

A crossbite occurs when your child’s upper jaw is too narrow, which sometimes looks like the lower jaw swings to one side.  You might observe that when your child bites down, the face seems off-center or that they are chewing in a funny way. Expanders are used to treat crossbites.  Parents:  If you had an expander, as a child, there is a likelihood your child may need one as well.

2. An Underbite

This condition is usually a result of a mismatched growth between the upper and the lower jaws.  Either the upper jaw is too small or the lower jaw is too large.  Another possibility is that the upper teeth grew in angled backward. When such a problem is not treated early, there is a concern that it can lead to jaw surgery.

3. Severe Overbites

Depending on the severity of your child’s overbite, an early correction using a bite plate retainer may be recommended. Improving the deep bite at a young age, helps to reduce wear of the front teeth, may improve gum tissue support around the teeth, and allow for proper development of the lower jaw.

4. Digit Sucking, Tongue Thrusting, Nail Biting

Children with a thumb or finger sucking habit change the shape of their palate, with the posture of their tongue and thumb. This might cause airway problems, crowding issues, protrusion of teeth, and bite issues. Early treatment for such habits usually involves a “habit-reminder” appliance.

5. Severe Teeth Crowding

When your children have lost some of their baby teeth, the adult teeth should grow to replace them. However, adult teeth may come in sideways, too high, overlapping other teeth, or impacted.

In certain situations, it is important to align the crowded teeth, to foster better growth and development of the jaws and remaining teeth.

Schedule an Appointment

When in doubt, visiting a board-certified orthodontic specialist for a consultation will provide you with valuable information about your child’s future orthodontic needs.

If your child is experiencing such issues, contact us at South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics to book an appointment with Dr. Meagan Struby.

5 Exciting Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have problems with your teeth, cosmetic dentistry can be the answer to your issues. Whether you have chipped or cracked teeth, yellowing, or another problem with the look of your smile, there are plenty of options available to you.

Cosmetic dentistry is not necessarily dental procedures that are considered cosmetic in nature. The term can be a bit misleading as what’s considered “cosmetic” can improve your teeth in a variety of ways. For instance, if you have a chipped tooth, you can benefit from dental bonding as it serves a dual purpose in helping preserve your tooth and looks great at the same time. There are five exciting benefits you can enjoy thanks to cosmetic dentistry.

Improved Appearance

Cosmetic dentistry allows you to enjoy an improved smile you’re proud to show off, which makes you feel better about yourself. You may feel you interact differently with others once you know you look good.

After a teeth whitening procedure, for example, you can make an even better first impression with people you meet because of both your enhanced smile and also your newfound confidence.

Restoration of a Normal Diet

Certain dental problems like chipped, cracked, or missing teeth can affect the way you eat and what you eat. You may have to avoid chewing on one side of your mouth or avoid eating certain foods. After a cosmetic dental procedure, you no longer have to worry about those things. Cosmetic procedures can also be restorative in many ways. Dental inlays and onlays can help to improve your bite so you no longer have to worry about not eating certain foods.

Improved Dental Health

Cosmetic dentistry can also improve your long-term oral health in addition to helping you look better. It can prevent potential dental issues in the future. For example, if you get a dental crown, it can prevent your teeth from sustaining further damage. Certain bonding procedures can also help keep your teeth in the proper position, which protects the shape of your smile for the long run.

Reduced Risk of Future Costly Dental Needs

Cosmetic dentistry can also be effective as preventative dental care. This helps you to avoid future issues with your teeth and can save you a lot of money in the long run. Many cosmetic dentistry options can preserve your teeth, gums, and bone, which is beneficial for your health and your bank account.

Cosmetic Dental Procedures in Reno, NV

No matter what your concern about your smile is, South Meadows Dental is here to help you get the smile you want and the treatment you need. Our consultations are complimentary and our staff is friendly and highly trained. No matter when your last appointment is, you’re always welcome with us! Contact us online or give us a call at 775-413-2976 today!

All You Need to Know About Porcelain Veneers

If you have been avoiding smiling because your teeth embarrass you due to their color or because they are misaligned or chipped or cracked, porcelain veneers are the best solution. Porcelain veneers will improve your appearance significantly. You will also have more confidence because your imperfections are completely concealed. If you consider porcelain veneers, we have prepared a list of frequently asked questions for you with expert answers.

What are Veneers?

Veneers refer to thin shells which are customized and bonded to the teeth. They are made of porcelain and are designed to enhance the appearance of your teeth. The result is a brighter, more confidence smile.

After Reshaping My Teeth for Porcelain Veneers, What Will They Look Like?

If you choose South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics for your dental needs, you will need to visit our office twice for porcelain veneers. Our dentists will shape your teeth during the first visit and place temporary veneers to eliminate sensitivity and maintain your beautiful smile. During the second visit, they will remove the temporary veneers and cement the porcelain veneers on your teeth.

Is There a Difference Between Crowns and Veneers?

Crowns and veneers are not the same and are used to address different issues. A crown is cap-like, and it covers your whole tooth. It is usually used for large fillings or a root canal. In comparison, a veneer gets applied to the front of the tooth and is most often used to correct minor or cosmetic concerns.

What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers improve the appearance of your teeth. They are stain-resistant, and they can be tailor-made to match the color of your other teeth. The procedure is simple and easy since getting veneers is a minimally invasive treatment which means it is simple and easy to complete.  Additionally, veneers are durable and long-lasting. They can address issues such as gaps, cracks, chips, or misshapen teeth. Plus, they look and appear natural, meaning they will blend in well to give you a uniform smile.

What Are the Drawbacks of Porcelain Veneers?

After you have your teeth prepared for the procedure, you cannot reverse it. If a veneer gets crack you will need to get an entirely new one. Also, not every individual is a good candidate for porcelain veneers. For example, if your gum health is poor, you should not get porcelain veneers.

If you have veneers, avoid habits like nail-biting or pen-chewing since they can lead to breaking. If you are a teeth grinder, your veneers can easily crack or chip, so that you will need a mouth guard to avoid this situation. Another disadvantage is that veneers can decay, so you should maintain good oral hygiene.

Will My Teeth Decay Or Have Cavities If I Have Porcelain Veneers?

If you take care of your teeth by maintaining quality oral health, chances of tooth decay or cavities are minimal.

How Do I Know if I Need Porcelain Veneers?

If you have worn down, discolored, uneven, and misaligned teeth, then porcelain veneers may be right for you. If you would like to know more regarding porcelain veneers, contact our dentist at South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics. You can schedule a consultation with one of our specialists by filling out our online contact form.

Will I Need a Retainer After Braces?

When it comes to dental work, it is natural to have some questions. Although your dentist can create a comprehensive treatment plan for you and your smile, it can be helpful to know what to expect. Here’s what to know about braces and the long-term outcome after your teeth are straight!

The Importance of Braces

Braces work to create a beautiful and healthy smile. They are used to straighten crooked and overcrowded teeth, and can also help correct a misaligned jaw. Small metal brackets are applied to each tooth and held together by a wire. Depending on the position of your teeth, elastic bands can be placed around the brackets to help shift the teeth into the desired position.

Getting Braces: What To Expect

Every mouth is different, so the length of time that each person will wear braces will vary. Standard treatment times can range from 6 months to 3 years. Both adults and children (as young as 6 years old) can be candidates for braces.

When you first get braces, there are several lifestyle adjustments that you’ll need to make. First, your brushing process will be different. Brushing more frequently will help to reduce plaque buildup around your braces, keeping your teeth free of demineralized areas and keeping your gum tissue healthy. Flossing is extra important too. A floss threader will be needed to floss through the wires and remove food and bacteria. Using a Waterpik before brushing helps dislodge any food that may be stuck in the braces as well. Then, you’ll need to avoid certain foods. Hard foods, like nuts, crunchy vegetables, certain fruits, pretzels, and hard candy should be avoided. This is because the hard texture can break the brackets, wires, or bands. Sticky foods, such as chewing gum and chewy candy, can also damage the braces, if consumed.

Retainers After Braces

After your teeth have shifted according to your dentist’s treatment plan, there is some maintenance that will come with keeping your smile healthy. The most common method is wearing a retainer to help you maintain the shape of your newly corrected teeth. Retainers hold teeth in their new position and help to prevent them from shifting. There are several kinds of retainers: bonded retainers, Hawley retainers, and clear plastic retainers. Bonded retainers are attached to your teeth and cannot be removed. Since they cannot be removed without the aid of an orthodontist, they are worn at all times. Hawley retainers, also known as wire retainers, can be taken out when you’re eating or brushing your teeth. Clear plastic retainers are see-through molds that can be removed when you are eating or brushing your teeth. Removable retainers should be worn during the daytime for as long as your orthodontist prescribes and then at night, indefinitely. Your orthodontist will recommend further instructions on how to wear a retainer after you get your braces off.

Schedule an Appointment

The best way to learn more about braces and how you can transform your smile is by meeting with our dental team. To get started, we invite you to contact our Reno office by calling or filling out our online form.