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Miami Lakes Orthodontics Blog

At Lakes Orthodontics we recommend braces to patients looking to improve their physical “orofacial” appearance. Via orthodontic treatment, we can correct problems like crooked or crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, as well as incorrect jaw position and other disorders of the jaw joints. At Miami Lakes Orthodontics we believe that braces do a lot more than improve smiles; because not all orthodontics are equal we invite you to follow our blog.

Why Invisalign is the Best Choice for All Ages

A lot has happened throughout the last two decades when it comes to the orthodontic dentistry. Subtler tooth correction options are now available to both children and adults. While braces remain the most popular correction method for misaligned teeth, many have started straying from the pain and hassle of filling their mouth with painful metal wires and brackets to achieve a straight and beautiful [...]

What to know before getting Invisalign

When preparing to get Invisalign, there are definitely certain things of which you should be aware beforehand. First of all, there are small attachments that you might need placed on the surface of your teeth in order to achieve your desired smile. In cases where extra strength Is necessary to move your teeth, you may need one or two attachments. Attachments are small enamel [...]

Pros and Cons of Invisalign and Braces

When deciding what type of corrective hardware is right for you or your child, you will likely have many questions. It is important to choose the most effective and affordable option, while still keeping comfort and practicality in mind. The two main choices when correcting crooked teeth and gaps are braces and Invisalign. Invisalign first became popular in the year 2000; while it is [...]

Mail Order Braces! For Real?

Whether you call it lazy or convenient, Americans have been in love with mail ordering stuff for a long time. It all started back in 1893, with the First Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog and he exploded from there with other companies such as JC Whitney, JC Penney and others joining the trend. This direct to consumer trend has exploded with the growth of [...]

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

Before embarking on any orthodontic journey, you will most likely be itching to know when the journey will be over. Whether it be braces or Invisalign, you will want to know how long you will have to wear the devices. There are many benefits to Invisalign over traditional braces. For starters, Invisalign is an almost invisible alternative to traditional braces. It may seem superficial, but [...]

How Does Invisalign Work?

If you are interested in how Invisalign aligners work, you are probably the most curious about how long they will take to straighten your teeth. Your dentist will give you a set of aligners that are fitted specifically to your teeth. They will then alter that set a bit to create a series of increasingly straight aligners. You will swap out sets once every [...]

Dos and Don’ts for Cleaning Your Invisalign

Invisalign is an attractive alternative to braces partially due to its invisibility. Many people using Invisalign do not realize that the product will become more obvious if it is stained which typically occurs due to drinking coffee, tea, wine, etc. while wearing their Invisalign aligners. In order to keep your aligners looking crystal clear, you must clean them properly at all times. Whenever you [...]

Does insurance cover Invisalign?

More and more people are abandoning traditional braces for the more comfortable and less noticeable option—Invisalign. Still, there are some who are scared to get Invisalign because they have many questions and no clear answers. One of the most popular questions that keep people from looking into Invisalign has to do with Insurance, as many people are unsure whether their insurance will cover Invisalign in [...]

Consider This Before Invisalign

Braces are more commonplace in our society than ever before. However, traditional braces are not what most people desire anymore. Fixing your teeth without advertising it so blatantly appeals to teens and adults alike. This is where Invisalign becomes relevant. Similar to traditional braces, you'll need to wear your aligner for most of the day. A big deciding factor for a lot of people [...]