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How do braces get placed on my teeth?

Do braces hurt to put on my teeth? This topic may seem a bit elementary to many at first glance, but I get these questions all the time at my orthodontic practice.  Over the years we have performed over 10,000 orthodontic treatments and although everyone’s case is unique we get a lot of very similar fears, concerns and questions.   Most people have seen braces on someone they know before they come to our office, [...]

2018-07-10T17:03:07+00:00 Braces|

Why parents prefer braces over Invisalign for their children’s orthodontic treatment.

I have written in prior blogs about why parents should invest in their children’s smile in order to provide them with self-confidence, self-worth and the best chance for a healthy and successful life.  There are many orthodontic choices in the market today from braces, Invisalign and now there are even DIY orthodontic treatments that some people are even trying at home.  I too am a parent and have ran a successful orthodontic practice with my [...]

2018-07-09T16:12:48+00:00 Braces|

The impact of your child’s smile on their overall life.

Why braces are a great investment for your kid’s future. I am the proud parent of two beautiful daughters and the co-owner of a successful orthodontic practice in Miami Lakes, Florida.  This has brought me an amazing opportunity to interact with thousands of families in my community and gain insight into family relationships and parenting from many different points of view.   Throughout the years of helping families in my office, I have found that [...]

2018-07-09T16:08:06+00:00 Braces|

Invisalign Vs. Braces For Adults

Which type of orthodontic treatment should you choose to help you fix your teeth and get the beautiful smile that you have always wanted? We are seeing more and more adults that are choosing to fix their smile with orthodontic treatment.  In fact, according to the AAO (American Association of Orthodontics) there are more adults in orthodontic treatment today than ever before (about 1.5 million in America alone).  There are several reasons for the increase [...]

2018-06-08T21:14:34+00:00 Braces, Invisalign|

Invisalign! Does it really work?

What is the truth about Invisalign, Smile Direct Club and all of these new braces that I am seeing on-line and on TV? A few weeks ago at a birthday party, I had a few people walk up to me and ask me, “Does Invisalign really work?  To which I replied, “Well, it depends.  In many cases it does work but it cannot fix every problem that someone has with their smile.  We have [...]

2018-06-08T20:38:02+00:00 Invisalign|

When should I first take my kid to see an orthodontist?

Parents frequently ask the same questions.  One of the more popular ones is just how early we can tell if a child needs braces.   Typically your child’s pediatric dentist will let a parent know if they see something worth checking with an orthodontic specialist.  However, a good rule of thumb is for parents to take their kid for their first orthodontic check-up by the age of 7.  This is not only my recommendation but also [...]

2018-03-22T18:54:56+00:00 Orthodontic Treatment|

Orthodontic horror stories!

How you should choose your orthodontist for your Invisalign or braces treatment to avoid being a victim. I have had thousands of people that come to my orthodontic office and give me their horror stories (many times in tears) about the terrible experience and results that they received from a dentist that they went to down the street that promised them amazing results with their braces or Invisalign treatment.  Not only are they unhappy about [...]

2018-03-22T18:49:33+00:00 Orthodontic Treatment|

Does Invisalign really work?

This is a question that I get all the time from patients and it is a very valid question as, after all, you are going to invest time and money to improve your smile so you should be 100% confident that the treatment can and will deliver the results that you desire.  The simple answer for many patients is, yes, Invisalign really does work.  However, it is not a universal cure nor is it the [...]

2018-03-22T18:38:57+00:00 Invisalign|

3 key steps to having success with Invisalign

Every day millions of teens and adults look in the mirror and are unhappy with their smile.  A person’s smile is their most basic form of positive expression and is vital to having self-confidence.  If you cannot smile with confidence and find yourself hiding your smile in conversations and pictures then you are handicapping yourself in your daily life. With so many options for orthodontic treatment, there is no longer any reason for you to [...]

2018-03-22T18:33:06+00:00 Invisalign|

Do braces hurt? Does Invisalign hurt?

What you should expect when you put on your braces or Invisalign. A question that I get all the time from patients in my orthodontic office is, “Will my braces or Invisalign hurt?” This is actually on most people’s mind when considering braces or Invisalign.  No matter what type of orthodontic treatment you choose you will most likely have some level of pain, soreness or discomfort with your teeth at the beginning of treatment.  However, [...]

2018-03-22T18:34:05+00:00 Braces, Invisalign|