Have you ever wished for a straighter, healthier smile, but not looked forward to all the metal wires and bands that often go along with braces? At Smiles of Palmetto Bay we can make your dream of having a new smile come to life. Our doctors are certified Invisalign providers, giving patients a “clearly” effective and incredibly comfortable way to wear braces!
The Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear plastic aligners, created precisely to gently and gradually move your teeth into place. Using advanced 3-D Technology, we can predetermine your treatment plan and show you the results you will achieve, even before you start your treatment.
To learn more and determine if you or your child is a candidate for Invisalign, contact our office today and schedule your complimentary evaluation.
Types of Braces
InBrace braces are a new generation of orthodontic braces for teens and adults. Placed behind your teeth, no one will know that you are wearing braces unless you tell them. Using smartwire technology and self-ligating brackets, these unique braces are created using state-of-the-art technology and are 100% customized to the shape of your teeth and your dental situation.
While there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends visiting the orthodontist around age 7.
By this age, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier for the orthodontist to diagnose, correct, and prevent tooth and jaw problems sooner and without surgery.
Early treatment allows your orthodontist to:
- Correct and guide the growth of your child’s jaw to help the permanent teeth come in straight
- Create more space for crowded teeth
- Prevent teeth from becoming extracted and needing surgical intervention
- Correct thumb-sucking and help improve minor speech problems
Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. More and more adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance. Today there are more esthetic options to achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Adults everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care, and now you can too!
Common Reasons Adults Consider Orthodontic Treatment:
- A bad bite or malocclusion, causing teeth to fit together incorrectly
- Teeth are crowded or spaced apart, possibly causing tooth decay or gum disease
- Abnormal jaw pain, or pressure that is caused by crooked teeth
- Desire for a healthier mouth and a more confident smile
Orthodontic problems can affect anyone – in fact, our teeth are almost never naturally perfect. Malocclusion, or a “bad bite” can cause problems with chewing, oral hygiene, speaking and aesthetics.