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Orthodontics
Overview

What a difference straight teeth can make! A great-looking smile can boost your self-confidence and have a positive impact on social and professional opportunities. Orthodontic treatment is the original smile makeover tool — and you will be happy to know that you're never too old to take advantage of it. But it isn't all about looks: Properly aligned teeth help you to bite, chew and even speak more effectively. They are also easier to clean, which helps keep your mouth free of tooth decay and gum disease.

The amazing thing about orthodontics is that it harnesses the body's natural ability to remodel its own tissue. With the application of light, constant force, orthodontic appliances gently reshape bone and move teeth into better positions. Some examples of these appliances are traditional metal braces, inconspicuous clear or tooth-colored braces, and clear aligners, a relatively new option for adults and teens.

Bite Problems and How to Fix Them

Orthodontic treatment can resolve a number of bite problems, which often become evident by around age 7. These include underbite, crossbite or excessive overbite, where upper and lower teeth don't close in the proper position; open bite, where a space remains between top and bottom teeth when the jaws are closed; and crowding or excessive spacing, where teeth are spaced too close together or too far apart.

To correct bite problems, teeth need to be moved — but doing that isn't as hard as you might think! Teeth aren't fixed rigidly in their supporting bone; instead, they're held in place by a hammock-like structure called the periodontal ligament, which is very responsive to forces placed on the teeth. Orthodontic appliances move teeth by careful application of light, constant pressure. This force can be applied via metal wires that run through small brackets attached to the teeth (braces), or via the semi-rigid plastic of clear aligners.

Orthodontics is for Children and Adults

Having orthodontic treatment in childhood is ideal because we can take advantage of a youngster's natural growth processes to help move the teeth into proper alignment. Like the rest of the body, the teeth and jaws are now changing rapidly. So at this time it's possible (for example) to create more room for teeth in a crowded mouth by using a “palatal expander” to rapidly widen the upper jaw. This phase of growth modification can shorten overall treatment time and ensure the best result if additional orthodontic appliances are needed.

But remember, healthy teeth can be moved at any age, so you've never “missed the boat” for orthodontic treatment. In fact, about one in five of today's orthodontic patients are adults. Several new technological developments — including tooth-colored ceramic braces, clear aligners and invisible lingual braces — have made orthodontic appliances less evident, and enhanced the treatment experience for grown-ups. Before treatment, adults are carefully examined for signs of periodontal (gum) disease, which will be brought under control before treatment begins.

Types of Orthodontic Appliances

When you imagine someone wearing braces, you probably picture small metal brackets bonded to the front of the teeth, with a thin wire running through them. This time-tested style remains very popular — but it's no longer the only option. Clear braces use brackets made of ceramic or plastic which, except for the slim archwire, are hardly visible. Lingual braces are just like traditional metal braces — except they're bonded to the back of your teeth (the tongue side) so that no one can see them.

Removable clear aligners are an alternative to fixed orthodontic appliances. They consist of a series of clear plastic “trays” that fit over your teeth exactly; each one moves your teeth a little bit, until they are in the proper position. Whether fixed or removable, each type of appliance may have advantages or disadvantages in particular situations. After a complete examination, we will discuss which treatment options are best for you.

Retention & Post Orthodontic Care

Once your orthodontic treatment is completed, it's extremely important to wear a retainer as directed. That's because teeth naturally tend to drift back to their original locations — which is the last thing you want after you've gone to the trouble of straightening them! Wearing a retainer holds your teeth in their new position long enough for new bone and ligament to re-form around them, and helps keep your gorgeous new smile looking good for a lifetime.


At Parigini Orthodontics, your smile is our top priority! We maintain a commitment of excellence in every facet of our practice.
Contact us today for an appointment – we look forward to meeting you and seeing you smile!

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What Our Patients
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“Dr. Parigini and all the staff are very warm, friendly, and extraordinarily skilled. Enjoyed each and every visit and my smile is unbelievable! Even as an adult orthodontic patient, definitely worth it!“ - Janis D.
“Dr. Parigini is the bomb.com! He took very good care of me and my teeth. Thanks to him I have a beautiful smile! All the waiting was well worth it. Thank you Dr. Parigini!“ - Caroline K.
“I can’t tell you how pleased I am and how both Jack and Jordan’s teeth came out after 1.5 years! They are thrilled with their smiles. Your office staff has been amazing as well as the orthodontic assistants. I always refer you guys.“ - Jackie S.
“My experience with Dr. Parigini and his staff has been nothing short of amazing. I can honestly say I had no pain and no problems. I would recommend treatment to anyone. I’m very grateful!“ - Kim B.
“Dear Dr. Parigini and staff, a special thank you to everyone for helping to correct my smile this past year. The result is awesome. I’m really happy to move on beyond the rubber bands!“ - Jeanne H.
“Love the atmosphere and excellent customer service.“ - Valerie B.
“To the crew – with sincere appreciation! You are all so wonderful, talented and kind! Thank you so much for all your hard work! Much thanks.“ - Emily B.
“My experience with Dr. Parigini was great! Every time I have an appointment everyone was incredibly friendly and welcoming! Thank you very much! I really enjoy the results!“ - Garrett S.
“Dr. Parigini and team are the most professional, compassionate dental office I have ever been in. I am so happy with my new smile! I would highly recommend them! Thank you so much.“ - Nancy M.
“Thanks to everyone! I couldn’t be happier with my new smile! Many thanks.“ - Kathleen C.
“Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your kind and professional care over the last two years! I truly appreciate everything. Best regards.“ - Sue B.
“Absolutely perfect! Any questions were answered so that we understood and any concerns were solved in the best way. He definitely knows what he is doing and you can tell that his main goal is to give people smiles that make them confident. I couldn’t be happier with how my smile tuned out.“ - Louisa S.
“Dr. Parigini and his staff have been amazing. I am so happy with my new smile and straight teeth.“ - Caitlin H.
“Many thanks to Dr. Parigini and his helpful staff! Big smiles from the Bray Family today!“ - The Bray Family
“I have had such a wonderful experience with Dr. Parigini and all his beautiful staff members. I feel so much more confident all ready with straight teeth with an approved smile. Thank you so much ! :)“ - Zoe D.
“Dr. Parigini was the best orthodontist, him and his staff made me feel great. You guys are the best. Thank you for everything!“ - Damaris J.
“When I first went here I was really scared. But when I met Dr. Parigini I knew I had nothing to worry about. Everyone here was so nice that I almost got to the point where I was looking forward to get my braces tightened. Thank you so much for making my teeth straight.“ - Sarah D.
Minden OFFICE
1702 County Road, Suite G
Minden, NV 89423
Fax: (775) 782-3620


Office Hours
Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed for lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Stateline OFFICE
276 Kingsbury Grade Road, Suite 201
Stateline, NV 89449
Fax: (775) 782-3620


Office Hours
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed for lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.