Our Miramar & Pembroke Pines Orthodontic Services
Dental misalignment can be more than an aesthetic nuisance. In addition to causing undue stress on certain parts of the smile, overcrowded teeth can make it difficult for patients to keep their smiles clean, increasing the risk of developing cavities or periodontal disease. At Premier Dental Center II, our Pembroke Pines dentists offer both traditional metal braces and Invisalign® to help patients of all ages achieve a straighter, healthier smile.
Traditional metal braces use a series of metal brackets and wires to move the teeth into the correct position. As braces are tightened by our Pembroke Pines dentists during weekly appointments, patients are only responsible for keeping their braces clean and avoiding sugary, crunchy, or sticky foods during treatment to ensure best results.
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® relies on a series of clear aligners to gradually reposition alignment. During treatment, patients receive several sets of aligning trays and only return to our Pembroke Pines office for monthly, rather than weekly, check-ups. As the aligners are virtually invisible and easily removable, Invisalign® is an ideal treatment solution for adult patients looking to correct minor to moderate misalignment or individuals who have experienced relapse after undergoing prior orthodontic treatment. While Invisalign® does require greater patient diligence than traditional braces, many adult patients have found that treatment easily fits into busy schedules.
Braces at Premier Dental Center II
At our state-of-the-art Pembroke Pines dental office, orthodontic evaluations are part of routine dental visits. As orthodontic treatment is often more effective when performed early, our Pembroke Pines dentists offer orthodontic check-ups beginning at age seven. Early identification also ensures that issues can be addressed early, preventing unnecessary damage to patients’ teeth.
When determining the best orthodontic treatment for a patient, our dentists take several factors into consideration. Some of these factors include:
Patient Participation: While Invisalign® may be a more aesthetic approach to orthodontic treatment, patients are responsible for following their treatment plan. Failing to wear aligners can lengthen treatment time and may not yield desired results. With this in mind, Invisalign® is most effective when used by adult patients.
Convenience: For busy patients, weekly visits to our dental office may not be feasible, making removable aligners a more convenient treatment option. In other cases, remembering to change aligners may be difficult for some patients. For these individuals, traditional braces may be the best solution to improving bite and teeth alignment.
Dental Needs: Extensive alignment issues may require more comprehensive orthodontics. For patients with severe bite misalignment, traditional braces may be the most effective method to achieving their desired smile. For patients looking to correct minor alignment issues, Invisalign® is an excellent way to correct orthodontic problems without having to undergo extensive treatment.
Traditional and Clear Braces in Pembroke Pines
At Premier Dental Center II, our team is dedicated to helping patients improve the health, look, and function of their smiles. For more information about braces options in Pembroke Pines, contact our dental team today or schedule an appointment!