You Won’t Miss The Metal With Invisible Braces In Reno

You Won't Miss The Metal With Invisalign Braces In Reno

Hello! Welcome to my Reno dentistry blog. Do you have crooked teeth? Do you wish you would have had braces as a kid, but feel it is too late now? Maybe you feel self-conscious about smiling with a mouth full of metal. I have good news for you: at The Reno Dentist, we offer invisible braces.

The main advantage of invisible braces is that it is nearly impossible to see them while they are being worn, but the results are definitely noticeable!

Don’t let the absence of metal fool you. The clear removable aligners effectively correct the alignment and crowding problems that can affect the overall health of your teeth.

My name is Shane Sykes of The Reno Dentist. My staff and I want you to feel great about your smile. In addition to invisible braces, we also offer dental restorations, teeth whitening, and porcelain veneers. Did you know that veneers can correct some alignment problems?

Please call my Reno office today at 775-322-5016 to schedule an orthodontic consultation. Your oral health is important, so make sure you are getting the regular exams and cleanings you deserve. Here at The Reno Dentist, we provide the highest possible standard of dental care.

Don’t let crooked teeth prevent you from the smile you deserve, ask us about invisible braces today!

Dr. Shane Sykes
The Reno Dentist
855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno Nevada
775-322-5016
https://www.therenodentist.com/about/our-office/


Straighten Teeth Fast in Reno

Spanish Springs Clear Braces Poorly aligned teeth? Think it takes forever for braces to straighten them? Think again. There are many new types of braces available in Reno. In some cases, teeth can be straightened in a few months and then, with braces off–a fantastic new smile.

If you are considering straightening your teeth, come into The Reno Dentist in Reno for an orthodontic consultation. We can discuss the new types of braces. Dr. Shane Sykes, DMD, will explain the pros and cons of each type and recommend the most effective (and quickest!) system for your teeth.

The first things most adult Sparks teeth-straightening clients ask about are the newer systems, sometimes called clear braces and adults braces. Invisalign is one brand name of alternative orthodontic systems popular in Spanish Springs and Virginia City. Many of our adult orthodontic patients have been embarrassed by their crooked teeth for many years and have developed a habit of covering their mouth when they smile. It is great to see them smiling confidently after they have completed treatment.

Younger clients usually have a different attitude about braces. They seem to consider braces more like a fashion accessory and are not afraid to show them off. Sparks area teens are interested in color braces and colored rubber bands braces. During orthodontic consultations, they usually ask about the possibility of a clear retainer to maintain teeth alignment after their braces have done their job.

The Reno Dentist
775-322-5016

-We can make you look and feel great


Is Malocclusion Causing Your Headache?

End Migraine Headaches In Reno Are you a Reno area adult who suffers with chronic headaches? Have you tried Imitrex, diet adjustments, and chiropractic treatment? Perhaps the cause is not stress-induced tension, spine alignment or eyestrain. Maybe the culprit is right under your nose.

Bite misalignment or malocclusion is a common Reno problem that often goes undetected. Nature intended the front teeth to fit slightly forward from the lower teeth. With a perfect bite, the molars fit together like precision gears.

Malocclusion can cause headaches, tooth loosening, tooth fracture, and in extreme cases, difficulty chewing, speaking or breathing.

Clear braces are an effective solution for most bite problems. Braces not only move teeth, they can also correct the position and function of the joints, muscles and bones in the jaw. In cases of extreme malocclusion or TMD, jaw surgery may be necessary.

Not all Reno and Sparks NV area family dentists treat bite problems. At The Reno Dentist we treat all types of malocclusion including overbite, underbite and crossbite. For an affordable Reno general dentistry consultation, call us at 775-322-5016.

The Reno Dentist offers technologically-advanced dentistry in a friendly environment. We offer smile whitening, veneers, tooth-colored fillings and dental implants. To learn more about our dental philosophy and available procedures, see https://www.therenodentist.com/about/our-office/.

Dr. Shane Sykes is a proud member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.


Dental Sealants

General Dentistry Tools For Sparks NV Dental sealants are a thin coat of clear resin that is applied to the biting surfaces of teeth, usually the rear molars. The back teeth are more prone to cavities because is difficult to reach them with a tooth brush and the surfaces contain pits and grooves that easily trap bacteria. It is hard for many adults to clean their back molars and almost impossible for our young Sparks NV area children.

Dental sealants fill in the pits and grooves on the rear molars to create a smooth surface. Sparks NV family dentistry practices most often recommend sealants for children’s permanent back teeth, though sometimes they are used for adults, too.

Parents may not realize how quickly a cavity can form in a young child’s mouth. Many Sparks NV area kids that we see develop cavities even before they start kindergarten! It is vital that our local parents start regular general dentistry visits early. The American Dental Association advises that a child’s initial dental exam take place soon after the first tooth erupts, but no later than the toddler’s first birthday.

Dental sealants protect teeth that have no decay (primary prevention) and also prevent further decay progression in teeth that show very early signs of disease (secondary prevention).

At The Reno Dentist, we take special care of our family and cosmetic dental clients. We want each child’s dental visits to be pleasant and painless so they will never develop a fear of the dentist. We advise parents on the specific dental issues associated with each stage of childhood. Ask us about fluoride, sports mouthguards, and Invisalign clear braces.

I am Dr. Shane Sykes of The Reno Dentist. I don’t believe that childhood cavities are unavoidable. Call my office at 775-322-5016 to schedule a dental exam.

I provide comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry for Sparks NV area people of all ages. My office is located at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200 in Reno. You can learn more about my practice at https://www.therenodentist.com/about/our-office/.


The Reno Dentist Cosmetic Dentistry For Drop-Dead Gorgeous Smiles

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Hello, I’m Dr. Shane Sykes of The Reno Dentist. At The Reno Dentist, we expertly provide all of the advanced general and cosmetic dental procedures available including teeth whitening, clear braces, dental crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding, gum contouring, and crown lengthening.

We also fill cavities with tooth-colored fillings that blend perfectly with your natural teeth. In addition, our hygienists perform the most thorough deep cleanings in Reno for our general dentistry clients whose healthy smiles need nothing else.

If your smile needs a lot more than a deep cleaning, let’s talk about cosmetic dentistry. There have never been so many ways to create the smile you deserve.

Having a drop-dead gorgeous smile is not just about attractiveness. It’s about oral health and its connection to overall physical health. It’s about self-esteem and self-respect. It’s about being comfortable with your age and stage of life. It’s about presenting yourself polished and professionally in your Reno career, among your family members, and with your friends and colleagues.

A smile makeover brings out your very best!

What could a smile makeover do for you? Let’s talk about it. Call 775-322-5016 today to book a friendly and informative consultation at our beautiful and comfortable Reno cosmetic dental practice- The Reno Dentist .


The Reno Dentist Treats Cankers Sores, Lesions, and Fever Blisters

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At The Reno Dentist, one of the most common complaints we hear from general dentistry patients is problems with mouth sores.

There are many different kinds of oral lesions which can make eating and talking painful. Some are annoying yet harmless, while other sores are more serious and require medical intervention.

Though not contagious, the most common complaint is canker sores, which affect an estimated eighty percent of the Spanish Springs population. Canker sores can be attributed to stress, tissue irritation, or acidic foods. Dr. Shane Sykes can prescribe a topical dental paste to relieve pain and guard against infection. Recurring canker sores can sometimes be a symptom of a larger health problem.

Another common complaint is fever blisters or cold sores, which are contagious fluid-filled blisters. Sparks cold sore sufferers should be aware that they can become infected. At The Reno Dentist, we advise our patients on how to treat cold sores and avoid further breakouts.

Fungal infections and oral cancer can cause sores in the mouth and throat. See your Reno dentist if you experience any of the following:

Lumps or discolored patches in the mouth lasting longer than three weeks
Unusually large lesions
Multiple sores

Dr. Shane Sykes reminds patients that eating a well balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, and not smoking can all aid in oral health and hygiene.

To schedule an appointment, or ask about other oral concerns, contact The Reno Dentist today at 775-322-5016.

Dr. Shane Sykes
The Reno Dentist
https://www.therenodentist.com/
775-322-5016

The Reno Dentist provides the full spectrum of general, cosmetic, and family dental services. We offer teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, crowns and bridges, clear braces, and complete smile makeovers.


Bright Purple Mouth When You Smile In Reno?

Invisalign Reno Remember when Reno adolescents undergoing orthodontic treatment were mortified by their metal mouth? Thankfully, those days are over. The teens of today wear their braces proudly and make no effort to hide them. They know they don’t need to wait until their teeth are aligned to flaunt a striking smile; they enjoy flashing their brightly-colored braces in all their glory.

Another plus? Just as they mix and match their clothes and shoes, teens can change their wires and bands every time they visit their Reno family dentist or orthodontist. Braces have become another fun way for fashion-forward teens to express their personality.

Of course, there are still some kids (and many adults!) that are not thrilled about having metallic fuchsia bands and neon yellow wires adorning their teeth. Discrete Invisalign aligners are virtually undetectable and straighten teeth just as quickly and effectively as metal braces. Another benefit of the Invisalign system is that the aligners are not permanently attached to the teeth. Invisalign aligners are easily slipped out for brushing, flossing, meals, and sports. If your Reno child plays a musical instrument that defies traditional braces, removable aligners may be the best option.

If you or one of your children need orthodontic treatment in the Reno area, call The Reno Dentist at 775-322-5016 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shane Sykes. The Reno Dentist is located at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200, Reno NV. We also provide comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry. If you need affordable state-of-the-art dental care in Reno, let us tell you about our financing options.

Whatever your age, if you want to straighten your teeth, we have clear braces that will match every outfit in your closet!


Clear Braces – Nearly Invisible Teeth Straightening for Reno Adults

Clear Braces - Nearly Invisible Teeth Straightening for Reno Adults If you want to straighten your teeth or correct a bite problem, you have more orthodontic options in Reno than ever before. The current menu of orthodontic treatments requires a whole new glossary. Here are some of the common orthodontia terms heard around the Reno area.

Lingual Braces and Invisible Braces
These are sometimes described as ‘braces behind the teeth’. These braces are just as effective at realigning adult teeth as the traditional ‘metal and wires’ kind but are almost completely hidden. Many Reno adults and teens who straighten their teeth choose this type of orthodontia.

Invisible Invisalign braces work great for many Reno braces patients. To find out if lingual braces are the best type for your teeth, lifestyle and budget, schedule an orthodontic consultation at The Reno Dentist by calling 775-322-5016. We can help you determine which type of adults braces system is right for you and your smile.

Traditional and Clear Retainers
Once a Reno clear braces or traditional braces patient has completed treatment, retainers must be worn regularly to keep the beautiful straight teeth in their corrected position. There are several types of retainers available for Reno cosmetic dental patients. The time-tested Hawley retainer consists of a metal wire that surrounds the teeth and keeps them from shifting. The metal wire is attached to a molded acrylic form that fits snugly in the upper mouth (palate) or lower mouth.

Clear retainers are newer on the Reno orthodontic scene. They cover the teeth like a see-through glove and do not need metal bows or clasps. Some retainer wearers believe clear retainers are more comfortable than Hawley retainers.

You don’t need to suffer with a mouth full of metal to get the beautiful teeth you are seeking. Let us help you develop a custom treatment plan for your smile.

The Reno Dentist

https://www.therenodentist.com/

775-322-5016


Choosing A Dentist In Reno

Choosing A Dentist In Reno The American Dental Association offers some welcome advice for choosing a family dentist in Reno. We have already talked about how word of mouth is an important factor in how many people find a dentist. Here are some things you should look for in a Reno dentist:

Location is always a factor when choosing a dentist. If you live in the Reno area, there are many options, and most locations are not too far out of the way. While location plays an important role in convenience, many people are willing to drive a little farther for a better experience with their family dentist.

Relationship is a strong factor. Your Reno family dentist should be approachable, and should make you feel comfortable when you are in the dentist chair. After all, your dentist will be working very close with you to help you achieve a high level of oral hygiene; you most certainly will want to have a good, professional, comfortable relationship with your family dentist and the dental office staff.

Specialty is another important factor in choosing a dentist in Reno. Some dentists specialize in cosmetic dentistry. Others specialize in corrective dentistry such as clear braces. Depending on your need, you may select a local Reno dentist who can solve your immediate concern. Bear in mind, however, that it is good to have a general dentistry professional who can maintain your dental history and work with you to through the years.

If you are looking for a dentist in Reno, please come by and speak with me. I can address your interest in any of these critical areas, and will be happy to introduce you to The Reno Dentist.

I look forward to meeting you.

– Dr. Shane Sykes, DMD

775-322-5016