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The Reno Braces Experts

Braces can be one of the keys to obtaining a healthy, beautiful smile. And the experienced orthodontists at Absolute Dental can help you achieve that beautiful smile with affordable braces!

If you’re interested in getting braces, Absolute Dental can help. We accept most dental insurances and have flexible payment options for patients with no insurance coverage.

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What are braces?

Dental braces are appliances used to correct misaligned teeth. Orthodontists use braces to achieve the following treatment goals:

  • Adjust twisted teeth
  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Correct malocclusions 
  • Straighten crooked teeth

Metal, ceramic, plastic, and polyurethane resin are used to make braces.

What are the different types of braces?

You can select from several types of braces when pursuing adult orthodontic care in Reno. 

Traditional braces 

Traditional braces are metal braces. Metal brackets are bonded to your teeth with an adhesive. Elastics prevent the brackets from shifting and connect the brackets and metal wires. The wires are tightened periodically, ensuring the braces move the wearer’s teeth to the correct location.

Clear braces

The critical difference between traditional and clear braces is the material used to make the brackets. Clear braces are made from ceramics; they’re either tooth-colored or clear, making them harder to see. 

Invisible braces

Invisible braces are available in Reno. These braces aren’t bonded to your teeth. They’re plastic, removable braces you can take out when you’re eating. Removing them lets you brush your teeth and braces separately.

How do braces work?

Braces apply steady pressure to move the wearer’s teeth to the desired placement. They don’t apply much pressure, so they don’t dislodge teeth from your gums.

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Types Of Braces We Offer

There are several different types of braces for you to consider, and our experienced orthodontists can help you determine which system is right for you. For more information regarding each type of braces, click the respective pictures below.

metal braces

Metal Braces

Shiny, silver braces with colored bands.

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Clear Braces

Crystal clear or tooth-colored ceramic braces.

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Invisible Braces

Invisible teeth aligning tray with no metal or ceramic.

invisalign braces


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We Accept Most Dental Insurance

Absolute Dental is a preferred provider for most insurances, unions, and hotels that include: Aetna, Ameritas, Boon-Chapman, Caesars Palace, Cigna, Delta Dental, Diversified, Geha, Guardian, Harrah’s, HealthSCOPE Benefits, Health Plan of Nevada (HPN), Humana, Liberty, Met-Life, MGM-MIRAGE, Premier Access, The Standard, Station Casinos, Teachers Health Trust, United Concordia, United Healthcare, Venetian, and The Zenith. We also accept Medicaid.

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What They Do: A Look at the Best Uses for Braces

Simply put, braces are handles that are placed on the permanent teeth in a specific order. These handles are then used to move the teeth into ideal positions in relation to each other, your face and jaws. Braces can be used as early as 4-5 years of age – depending on the type and severity of the problem – but are more commonly seen in teenagers and adults.

Crooked or Misaligned Teeth

Teeth can become crooked or misaligned for any number of reasons, including the growth of wisdom teeth or simple genetic factors that cause teeth to grow in at non-uniform positions. Braces work to reform this misalignment through years of retraining teeth, pulling or pushing them in a given direction to create a more uniform, more comfortable smile.

Overbites and Under-bites

Overbites and underbites occur when the top and bottom rows of teeth are not properly aligned, causing one to slip under the other. This is a problem that can cause patients to suffer from long-term discomfort and awkward resting positions of the mouth. Braces use the same reformative techniques mentioned earlier to effectively align the teeth with each other, eliminating this problem.

Read More: 8 Most Common Problems Braces Can Fix

How to know if you need braces? 

Some common signs can indicate you may need to seek orthodontic treatment in Reno. Check for the following symptoms to determine if you need to consult an orthodontist to determine if you need braces:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Extra teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Late arrival of adult teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Overbite
  • Twisted teeth
  • Underbite

Visit Reno dental care to discuss your oral health concerns. A Reno orthodontist can determine whether you need braces and explain how your dental health will benefit from getting braces in Reno.

How long do braces take to work?

Straight teeth ensure that you have enough space for all of your teeth, make it easier to chew food, and prevent speech impediments. Straight teeth also look great, so getting braces is crucial if you want to maintain your dental health, communicate effectively, and look your best.
Depending on your teeth, age, and the type of braces selected, you may need to wear braces for 12 months. However, in some cases, wearers need up to 36 months to fix their teeth.

The Results: Before and After

No matter which type of braces you choose, you’ll find that our affordable options can help you achieve the healthy, straight, beautiful smile you’re looking for. Our orthodontists are experts at doing just that and can help you regardless of age our what type of situation you’re facing. Take a look at some of the results you might expect from braces:

Before and after braces

How Braces Can Improve Oral Health

When teeth are not properly aligned, other health issues can be the result. By applying braces to correct dental misalignments, many of the following issues can be avoided by simply improving the position of your teeth. Without braces, patients with misaligned teeth may experience:

Once teeth are aligned, there are less hidden or hard-to-reach places for plaque and tartar to build up, which decreases the risk of cavities. With a more comfortable bite, patients also experience fewer headaches and tension due to teeth grinding. A healthy, perfectly straight smile can help make teeth stronger and boost a patient’s confidence overall.

Are You Considering Getting Braces in Reno?

When it comes to getting braces, your confidence in your smile will be restored in no time at all. Schedule your consultation with our dentists at any of our Reno locations! Our dentists can evaluate which types of braces are right for you and plan your course of treatment immediately.

Absolute Dental provides the most professional orthodontic services and successful treatment of dental misalignment in Nevada.

Get ready to smile: your guide to braces in Reno

Consulting one of our orthodontic specialists is a great way to begin your dental health journey. We’ll explain your options, what you can expect while receiving orthodontic treatment, and how you’ll benefit from our services.

How much do adult braces cost?

The cost of braces varies based on age and the type of braces. Adults can usually expect to spend $5,000 or more.

Contact us for high-quality adult orthodontics in Reno, Nevada

Contact Absolute Dental to discuss your dental health care needs. Whether you need traditional, invisible, or clear braces in Reno, our dental experts can provide the appliances and treatments you need for optimal dental health.
Book your dental appointment at Absolute Dental! We have payment plans to ensure you can afford the dental care you need. We accept over a dozen dental insurance plans. 

Frequently asked questions

Several dental health insurance plans cover braces. At Absolute Dental, we accept multiple insurance plans, including the following:

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Delta Dental
  • Health Plan of Nevada
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Liberty Dental Plan
  • United Concordia Dental
  • UnitedHealthcare

How to floss with braces depends on the type of braces you choose. Since you can remove invisible braces, you can floss normally. 

If you have metal or clear braces, you’ll need a floss threader to thread orthodontic floss between the wires. Once you thread the floss, hold each end with your pointer fingers and move the floss back and forth.

If you have metal or clear braces, you must adjust your brush carefully to ensure you brush thoroughly. Start with your brush at a 45° angle from the upper gum line or a 135° angle from the lower gum line. Brush along the gum line. Next, adjust the angle so you can brush along the top of each bracket. Continue adjusting the angle so you can brush along the bottom and surface of the brackets, and brush each tooth. 

Brushing is less complicated if you have invisible braces because you can take your braces out and brush your teeth. You should also brush your invisible braces with a toothbrush daily and rinse your braces out.

Braces can be uncomfortable when you start wearing them. It’s normal to experience some discomfort after your fitting. Those who chose clear or metal braces in Reno may also feel sore when they get their wires adjusted, typically occurring every eight to ten weeks. You can use an over-the-counter painkiller to relieve discomfort after wires are tightened or replaced.

You may have issues with your gums, such as receding gum lines or sensitive gums if you opt for clear braces because of the size of the brackets. 

It’s common for people to get braces between the ages of eight and 14. However, children may get braces when they’re younger if they have dental health issues. Adults may also invest in braces if they have misaligned teeth that weren’t treated during childhood.

There are several reasons it’s ideal for people to get braces during childhood, including the following:


  • Faster treatment times: Adult teeth and gum tissues harden into place over time, so it takes longer for braces to move teeth.
  • Reduced costs: Since it takes less time to move children’s teeth, it costs less to get pediatric braces.

You’ll be able to enjoy your favorite foods if you choose invisible braces because you can remove them when eating. However, if you invest in metal or clear braces, you’ll have to avoid the following foods:

  • Hard foods: Hard foods, including hard candies, can damage your braces and should be avoided.
  • Sticky foods: Avoid peanut butter, caramel, and chocolate bars.


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