Invisalign and Orthodontics in Pembroke Pines

How Can We Help You Achieve a Perfect Smile?

While perfection is a lofty goal, when it comes to aligning your smile, we come very close. With traditional metal braces and discreet clear braces by Invisalign, we have the treatments you and your loved ones need to realign your teeth. You’ll notice the difference every time you take a bite and every time you show your smile to the world.

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics, one of the nine dental specialties, is the study of the alignment of a person’s teeth. This alignment affects many things and can lead to a wide range of complications if left untreated. The main reason people seek treatment for misalignment is because they don’t like the smile they see in the mirror– it only takes one or two crooked teeth to negatively impact a person’s smile. Luckily, Dr. Hart’s orthodontic treatments are proven to be successful solutions.

A close-up photo of a patient inserting their Invisalign aligner onto their top teeth with their left thumb and forefinger.

Know Your Options

When patients have concerns about their crooked teeth, it’s usually because they don’t like the aesthetics of their smile, but there may also be health concerns. Misaligned teeth can cause problems with a patient’s bite, making it difficult to eat or even say certain words without slurring. The orthodontic treatments we provide at Sweet Hart Dental will solve both problems, giving you the completely straight smile you’ve always wanted.

Traditional Metal Braces – The Tried and True Path to a Straightened Smile

The same braces that have been used successfully for decades are still extremely popular and effective. In fact, they’re much stronger than other options and are the most reliable way to realign all of your teeth. Whether you have a teen who could benefit from braces or you yourself have always wanted to realign your smile, we can answer all of your questions about traditional braces so you can leave confident that they’re the best option for your smile.

Advantages of Traditional Braces

  • The most effective way to realign all of a patient’s teeth.
  • Can repair some situations that Invisalign can’t.
  • Tried and true treatment with a high success rate.

Invisalign – The Popular Way to Discreetly Align Your Smile

One of the most popular cosmetic treatments in dentistry is Invisalign, and you can get it at our practice in Pembroke Pines, FL. Patients love Invisalign for its ability to straighten your smile while remaining virtually invisible to onlookers. However, not every patient will get the maximum benefits from Invisalign, so the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hart. She’ll consider every factor and will devise a treatment plan that’s perfect for your unique situation.

Advantages of Invisalign

  • The aligners are removable so patients can eat in comfort.
  • Appearance – the aligners are virtually invisible.
  • Comfort – The aligners are comfortable and easy to wear.

Invisalign Teen – The Cosmetic Treatment Kids Love

The vast majority of orthodontic patients are teens, and Invisalign is a favorite among teenagers who want to straighten their teeth in a low-key way. Our teeth are still growing well into our adult years, so opting for Invisalign Teen while they’re young is an excellent way to ensure your child’s smile is well-aligned and remains that way into adulthood. If you believe your teen could benefit from Invisalign Teen, feel free to bring them in for a consultation from Dr. Hart.

Braces for Adults

Did you know that 20% of patients who wear braces are adults? If you’ve always wanted to straighten your smile but never had the opportunity or means when you were younger, it’s never too late to try Invisalign or traditional braces. After completing the treatment, you’ll never regret seeing a beautiful, well-aligned smile when you look in the mirror. If you’re interested in any of our braces options offered by Dr. Hart, simply ask about them during your next appointment.

What to Expect from Your Orthodontic Treatment

Before beginning any of the orthodontic treatments we offer at Sweet Hart Dental, it’s important that your oral health is in excellent condition. During your consultation with Dr. Hart, she’ll examine your teeth, listen to your concerns, and will implement a treatment plan that’s perfectly catered to your needs. She’ll explain all you’ll need to know before beginning your treatment so you go into the procedure with confidence knowing you’ve made the right decision. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

While many patients prefer to straighten their teeth discreetly with Invisalign, traditional braces may be more appropriate for patients with severe cases. Invisalign treatment typically takes 12 months, depending on your specific needs, whereas braces are usually worn for two years. 

Maintenance is also a key factor in determining which treatment is the best option. For optimal results, you’ll have to wear your Invisalign aligners for 20-22 hours per day, only removing them to eat, drink, and carry out your oral hygiene routine.

Braces are affixed to your teeth and therefore can only be removed by a dentist. You’ll need to be extra careful when cleaning your teeth and around your braces to avoid decay. A Waterpik or a floss threader are helpful tools to keep your gums and teeth healthy while you have braces.

During Invisalign treatment, you’ll only have to remove the aligners prior to eating or drinking, and during oral care. Since they’re removable, you don’t have to worry about food sticking to the appliance as long as you take care of your teeth. Make sure to rinse your trays when you remove them, soak the aligners often, and brush your teeth and aligners twice a day.

While you have braces, you’ll want to avoid any food that can get stuck in your brackets and wires, including:

  • Popcorn
  • Nuts
  • Chips
  • Sticky or hard candy
  • Gum
  • Chewy foods, such as beef jerky, bagels, etc.

While most patients don’t complain of any pain, you may experience some discomfort when you swap out your trays every two weeks. This is because your teeth are gradually shifting into their desired position. Any discomfort will subside within a few days and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications and a cold compress.

Invisalign can fix a variety of orthodontic problems such as:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Tooth shape
  • Gaps in teeth
  • Crowded teeth

To learn more about Invisalign and braces, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hart by calling (954) 437-9288. During the consultation, you’ll discuss your smile goals and Dr. Hart will examine your oral health. Then, she’ll provide you with information to make the best decision based on your needs.