Braces for Adults2018-12-06T19:15:38+00:00
Affordable braces for adults in Miami Fl

Braces for Adults Miami. Fl

Thinking of getting braces? If you think teens have excuses for not wearing braces, then you should speak to an adult! At Lakes Orthodontics we believe that it is never too late to smile with confidence. Many adults had treatment as children and we hope that you consider us if you have made the decision to finally get the perfect smile you always dreamed of. Braces for adults have come a long way. Metal braces are no longer the only option. Today we have a wide range of appliances design to cater to a broad range of lifestyles.

Don’t think you’re alone! Many of our adult patients are now getting braces because unlike their parents they can now afford it. Not only that but today braces are covered by many different types of health insurances.

The two most common excuses are:

Excuse 1: “Braces are for kids, I’m a grown up and I would look ridiculous with a mouth full of metal!”

Although this may have been the case in years past did you know that there are more adults in orthodontic treatment now than ever before? There are so many options now for adults to improve their smile that are less noticeable than traditional metal braces such as Invisalign and clear braces. Plus, what is worse, going through a treatment that is barely noticeable with Invisalign or clear braces and ending up with a beautiful smile. Or, would you rather be embarrassed every single day of your life with a smile that you are not happy to show?

Excuse 2: “I don’t have time to go to my appointments.”

Adults live in a very busy world: wake up early, get to work, exercise, and let’s not forget the kids! Who has time to sit in a Dr.’s office for hours waiting for their appointment? At Lakes Orthodontics, we understand your busy lifestyle and we cater to busy professionals:

  • Modern patient communication: Our patient communication includes text message and email appointment confirmations to make it easy to stay on top of your appointments.
  • Convenient hours: We have a wide variety of hours to help fit your schedule including Saturday appointments.
  • You are seen on time: Our patient’s average waiting time in our reception area is under 10 minutes. If you are on time, we should be too!

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Why is an Orthodontist the right type of dentist to see for braces or Invisalign?

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Have you ever wondered what type of dentist you should see if you or you child needs braces or Invisalign? Millions of people around the world have issues with their teeth that require the assistance of a dental specialist known as an Orthodontist. The first thing that any patient or parent of a patient should consider when choosing a dental professional is to make sure that the doctor that they are considering specializes in handling their specific need.

General Dentist – vs – Orthodontist


General Dentist (Family dentist)

Your general dentist serves the same function as your general physician (Family doctor) in that they assist you with your overall oral health needs and check-ups. Some of the services that they are trained to provide are gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, and preventive education. When an issue exists that requires specialized attention, your general dentist should always refer you to the appropriate dental specialist in the same way that your family doctor should send you to a medical doctor that specializes in your specific issues: cardiologist deals with heart issues; dermatologist with skin issues, etc. Your general dentist is not trained as an orthodontist and does not have the same level of education, expertise, experience, or specialized equipment to properly diagnose and treat your orthodontic needs.

Orthodontist:

An orthodontist is a dentist that has specialized training, education, and a degree in orthodontics. Orthodontists typically graduate in the top 5% of their dental class and then have to get specialized training for another 2 to 4 years in order to become an orthodontist. They are specialists with expertise in the areas of fixing bad bites (malocclusions), which commonly result from crowded, missing, or extra teeth or jaws that are out of alignment. This specialist is responsible for straightening teeth by moving them through bone by the use of bands, wires, braces, and other fixed or removable corrective appliances or retainers. This specialist treats children as well as adults who may wish to improve their appearance and bite.

Therefore, if you or your child need help in straightening or aligning their teeth then you need to see an Orthodontist.