Orthodontics

The History Of Orthodontics

December 2nd, 2016

Orthodontic treatment using Braces or Invisalign is simple compared to years ago! Did you know that Archeologists have found traces of early orthodontic treatment in humans dating back 50,000 years? These humans were Egyptian mummies that had crude bands around their teeth. The Archaeologists believe that catgut may have been tied to these bands to move teeth. Photo credit to the Musuem of Artifacts.

Progress was slow in developing better treatments. In the 18th century there was a breakthrough when a man named Pierre Fauchad was born in 1728. He was later know as the Father of Dentistry. He invented an appliance he named the bandeau. Sounds almost pretty. It in fact was probably was not the most pleasant appliance ever created! It was shaped like a horseshoe and had holes in it to correct the teeth alignment. He also used a forcep called a pelican that he forcibly would move teeth and then tie them together in a better position while they healed. How much are you loving Dr. Chamberlian? Photo credit to fauchard.org

Charles Goodyear invented a new type of rubber in 1839. Orthodontists realized potential in this rubber. In 1839 an American dentist used this rubber to make Orthodontic appliances.

In the 1970's Orthodontist's placed bands around teeth and soldered brackets to them. It was a metallic, miserable process.

Dr. Chamberlain went to Dental school and then completed an additional two years of Orthodontic speciality school. He has dedicated many years to "Unleashing inner smiles"! In 20016 we have tiny GAC self-ligating brackets to reduce friction, space age materials that bond directly to enamel and wires made of nickel titanium. Did you know that this metal alloy was developed by NASA? It has memory and is activated by body heat. This is why you no longer need to see an orthodontist every month. The movement is gradual, which makes treatment more comfortable and efficient. We hope you are enjoying your treatment progress at SuperSmile Orthodontics!

Viva Las Vegas! SuperSmile Orthodontics is more than meets the eye..

January 30th, 2016

One of the perks for living and practicing orthodontics in Las Vegas is we get to meet the most interesting people. We treat children, teens, adults, and entertainers. We want to thank Vegas24Seven for featuring us on their website! As you probably know they are the leader in Las Vegas advertising and local news.

Visit www.vegas24seven.com for the most current local event schedules in Las Vegas.

Vegas24Seven knows us for our Botox treatment program. Vegas is known for its swanky events and beautiful people. Did you know that Dr. Chamberlain is certified to treat TMD and TMJ with Botox? Many patients that have suffered in pain for years have finally found relief utilizing Botox to treat their tempromandibular joint disorder. Wait, that's not all! We have patients that travel from all over to have their aesthetic botox done by Dr. Chamberlain. Since orthodontists go to medical school then dental speciality school, followed up by a two year orthodontic speciality school, their understanding of facial structure and musculature is vast. Dr. Chamberlain's Botox treatment is perfection. Did we mention it's affordable? It's obvious why many people choose SuperSmile Orthodontics for their Invisalign, braces and now Botox therapy. Call us at (702) 645-5100 for an appointment today!

Braces aren’t such a bad thing - Advantages of Invisalign®

November 23rd, 2015

While at a social gathering not too long ago, a friend of mine told me his daughter might need to get braces. Naturally, he asked me how long she was going to need them, what kind she should get, and, of course, how much would it cost and will my insurance cover them?

These were all very important questions. I told him to schedule a FREE consultation with us, so I can answer him to the best of my ability.

Many people, like my friend’s daughter are skeptical when it comes to getting braces for numerous reasons such as not being able to eat certain foods, the discomfort that can come from metal, and the overall cost.  I started thinking about how SuperSmile Orthodontics could curb these reservations, and it hit me!

In an effort to give people in Las Vegas, Nevada the perfect smile without breaking the bank, we’re offering a special promotion on Invisalign® for only $2997! Invisalign® is a great alternative to regular braces, since it requires no metal wires, and you can take them out every time you eat.

These braces can cost anywhere from $5,000-8,000, so don’t miss out on this great deal. We know braces can be a scary thing for both the receiver and the person paying for them. In the end, though, a nice, straight smile is totally worth it!

Advantages of Invisalign® over traditional braces

#1. Appearance - Invisalign® Clear Braces Look Better

Invisalign® clear braces are barely noticeable.  They look very much as though the person wearing them is not wearing braces at all.  They are decidedly more attractive than metal braces. You never have to worry about being called a "brace face"!

#2. Comfort - Clear Braces Can Be Removed When Necessary

Invisalign® clear braces are removable.  If, for any reason, the wearer of teeth aligners wishes to remove them for brief periods of time (to eat or drink), he or she may easily do so.

#3. Safety - Invisalign® Clear Braces Reduce Damage to Teeth and Gums

Clear braces are smooth and comfortable. They do not include any sharp edges or protruding edges or bits. Invisalign reduces damage normally caused by wearing braces, including gum disease and cavities.

#4. Duration of Treatment - Invisalign® Clear Braces Straighten Teeth Faster

Invisalign® can take from only one year, to a year and a half to work its magic and straighten your teeth.

#5. Knowing What to Expect - There are No Surprises with Invisalign® Clear Braces

In considering Invisalign®, dental patients undergo treatment planning that is fully computerized.  Therefore, they know exactly what to expect and how long they will need the braces before they begin wearing them.

Overall, Invisalign® offers distinct advantages. They are more comfortable than metal braces, pose fewer risks to teeth and gums,  and provide beautiful smiles much faster.

Anyone considering Invisalign® should book a consultation with Super Smile Orthodontics to determine if he or she is a good candidate to wear them.

Dr. Chamberlain is committed to providing his patients with the newest, most effectiveorthodontic treatments and technology.

Since completing his formal education, he has sought state-of-the-art methods and procedures through the Roth Williams International Society of Orthodontics, the Kois Center for the Advancement of Dentistry, Invisalign® Institute, Dentox Inc., the Academy of L.D.S. Dentists, and local and national orthodontic companies and organizations. In addition, he has received training in migraines, TMJ and clenching management, Botox® administration, and facial aesthetics. He is also a certified provider of Invisalign. If you're in the Centennial Hills, Las Vegas area, give Dr. Chamberlain a call! SuperSmile Orthodontics is located near the Montecito Marketplace.

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