Frequently Asked Questions

Roseman Dental & Orthodontics wants everyone to benefit from quality dental and orthodontic care. We also promote oral health, presentation, tips and education

If you have any additional questions, please call us at 702-968-5222 or click the button below to get answers to frequently asked questions:

Do I need to schedule an appointment?
Appointments are required for orthodontic and dental treatment in Roseman Dental clinics.
How much will my visit cost?
Costs depend on the nature of your dental care needs. Fees at Roseman Dental can be up to 50% less than in the private sector, although costs vary by procedure. For specific costs for treatment, please call the clinic.
Are X-rays really necessary?
Yes, X-rays are an essential element in providing dental care.
Do you treat children?
We will treat school-age children and older (generally ages 4 and up, although exceptions may be made for younger children).
Can I bring someone with me to my appointment?
With the exception of a guardian accompanying a minor child, individuals other than the patient are not allowed in the treatment area.
Do you have child care available?
No, we do not offer child care at the clinic. Children may not be left unattended in the waiting room during an appointment.
Do you accept insurance?
We accept Medicaid and most commercial (private) insurance. For questions regarding your insurance, please call the clinic.
Are you taking new patients?
Yes. Call 702-968-5222 to schedule a no-cost orthodontic screening or dental examination and become a patient today.
How do I become a patient at Roseman Dental & Orthodontics?
To become a patient, please schedule a no-cost screening and consultation.
Are you open weekends?

No. Our hours of operation are M-F 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Roseman Dental & Orthodontics is closed on all holidays when the University is closed.

What if I have to cancel my appointment?

Please let us know as much in advance as possible if/when you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment.

If you need to cancel or reschedule, please call Roseman Dental & Orthodontics at 702-968-5222.

What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics (also referred to as dentofacial orthopedics) is a specialized form of dentistry focusing on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial abnormalities.
What is an orthodontist?
An orthodontist is a dental specialist who has received two to three years of additional training and experience. Your orthodontist is able to straighten teeth, correct misaligned jaw structure, and improve the function of your smile.
What is the best age to visit the orthodontist?
If you want to improve the look and feel of your smile, then any age can be a great age to see the orthodontist. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first visit an orthodontist around the age of seven; however, orthodontic treatment is not exclusive to children and teens, with about one in every five orthodontic patients being over the age of 21.

Whether you’re considering treatment for yourself or for a child, any time is a good time to visit the orthodontist.

How can I take care of my teeth if I'm wearing braces or a retainer?
ALWAYS remember to brush your teeth after every meal and floss at least once a day.

Make sure to use toothpaste that contains fluoride, and ask your orthodontist or family dentist if you need a fluoride rinse. This will help prevent cavities!

If you take out your retainer to eat, make sure you brush your teeth, floss, and remember to keep it safe in its container so that it does not get lost or broken.

Keep your retainer clean, too, by brushing it gently with a toothbrush and toothpaste. You may also soak it in denture cleaner as instructed by your orthodontist. Do not put your retainer in boiling water or in the dishwasher.

During your treatment, try to avoid foods with a lot of sugar, which increases the amount of bacteria that grows in your mouth, causing more plaque and possibly cavities.

Avoid sticky and chewy foods (caramel, chewing gum, gummy bears), hard foods (hard candy, nuts, ice cubes), or any foods that could possibly get stuck in your braces (corn on the cob, soft bagels, ribs, taffy, etc.).

Be sure to schedule your routine checkups with your family dentist. It is recommended that you continue to visit the dentist every six months.

What are braces?

Braces are used by your orthodontist to help you improve the look and feel of your smile. There are several different types of braces to choose from, including:

• Clear braces
• Ceramic braces
• Lingual braces
• Self-ligating braces
• Invisible braces
• Traditional metal braces

If I get braces, how long do I have to wear them?
The amount of time spent in braces will vary depending on the individual patient, because every smile responds differently to treatment. Treatment times can take anywhere between six and 30 months, but most standard treatments take about 22 months.
Do braces hurt?
Braces do not often hurt though you may feel a small amount of discomfort for a couple days as your teeth, gums, cheeks, and mouth get used to your new braces.
Do I need to brush my teeth more often if I have braces?
With braces, you should brush your teeth at least three times a day to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy and clean. Brushing regularly will help remove any food that may be caught between the braces. You should also floss daily to get in between your braces where your brush isn’t able to reach. Your orthodontist can show you how to properly brush and floss once your braces are placed.
If I have braces, do I still need dental checkups every six months?
Yes! In fact, it’s even more important that patients receiving orthodontic treatment visit their dentist regularly. With braces, food may be caught in places that your toothbrush can’t reach. This causes bacteria to build up that can lead to cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. Your dentist will work closely with your orthodontist to make sure that your teeth stay clean and healthy while wearing braces.
Will my braces interfere with my school activities like sports, playing an instrument, or singing?
Playing an instrument or a contact sport may require some adjustment when you first get your braces, but wearing braces will not stop you from participating in any of your school activities. If you play a contact sport, it is recommended that you wear a mouthguard to protect your braces or appliance.
How do I make an appointment?

Simply call Roseman Dental & Orthodontics at 702-968-5222! Our front desk staff will be happy to help schedule your next appointment at your convenience. If you are a new patient or have been referred to our practice, please let us know and we will provide you with all of the information you need.