Invisalign: An Affordable Alternative to Metal Braces

The Center for Oral Surgery of Las Vegas provides well versed oral surgery options to go hand in hand with your orthodontic treatment.

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Emphasis Oral Surgery to Prepare for Orthodontic Treatment

Sometimes, before you start your treatment, oral surgery is needed. This may include extractions of baby teeth at an appropriate age, that have not fallen out yet to speed up the process of adult teeth to grow in, to start braces. Extra permanent, adult teeth that are not necessary and cause crowding may need to be removed to make room for other teeth and start braces. Wisdom teeth removal is also recommended in some cases to prevent and avoid future problems during treatment and after treatment, such as causing teeth to shift.

Emphasis Invisalign

With technology today, orthodontists, dentists, and oral surgeons may recommend Invisalign over traditional braces. Invisalign is a great option for many because they are nearly invisible for those who do not want braces to affect their appearance. Invisalign is also very convenient for oral hygiene during treatment because of the removable plastic trays. You can remove the plastic trays before eating, drinking, and brushing & flossing your teeth. Because of this, food is less likely to get trapped within the gums and between the teeth, which can cause cavities. This also helps prevent staining, which you might see in traditional ceramic braces and staining of the teeth, which are common with traditional braces and are noticeable once the braces are removed.

Many patients also find Invisalign to be more comfortable than traditional metal braces because the plastic material is softer than metal. Invisalign has been around for nearly 20 years, therefore, the technology of Invisalign has only gotten better. In certain causes, Invisalign may include buttons which help shift the teeth quick for quicker results. Depending on your own treatment, Invisalign can also be replaced every week instead of every two weeks like before, hence, faster results as well. Because Invisalign has been around for two decades and has become increasingly more common, it has also become more affordable!

Invisalign is a great option for many patients. If you are thinking of starting braces, please speak with your orthodontist to see if you are a qualified candidate for Invisalign.

COVID-19 Updates

A COVID-19 message and well wishes from the Center for Oral Surgery of Las Vegas to all of our patients.


The health and safety of our patients and staff is our number one priority. Per CDC guidelines we will be continuing with or instituting the following measures. Other measures will be instituted as guided by the authorities.


  • Our staff will be wearing enhanced personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • We will be monitoring the health of employees and keeping home any employee who displays symptoms of COVID-19.
  • We will be providing services by appointment only and communicating any special instructions to the patient for the appointment (i.e. face covering).
  • We will be limiting the number of people allowed inside the office at any given time.
  • We will be requiring temperature checks and health screenings for patients before entering the office.
  • We will be limiting the contact between the administrative staff and the patients, such as eliminating check-in forms and receipts when possible.


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