Orthodontic treatment is a means to straighten or align teeth with the goal of improving the appearance of the teeth and the way they function. It is also beneficial to guide facial development in growing children and properly align the jaws.
There are numerous reasons for seeking orthodontic treatment, including bite problems, misalignment of teeth, and self-consciousness with one’s smile. Orthodontic treatment is an investment in time and money, but one which leads to a beautiful smile that lasts for a lifetime. In all cases the ultimate goal should be a healthy and confident smile, as it is for us at Pinecrest Orthodontics.
At Pinecrest Orthodontics, we are results-driven yet patient-centered, with patient care and satisfaction at the forefront of what we do. We provide comprehensive orthodontic treatment for children, teens and adults, in a friendly and supportive family environment. We know people have a variety of reasons for pursuing orthodontic treatment and so we aim to address each patient’s needs and concerns individually. As such we will work with you and take into consideration factors like budget, age, and lifestyle as we develop your individualized treatment plan.
During your consultation, we will break down everything about your case, from treatment method, to its duration, as well as financial costs. We’ll always make sure you leave with a good understanding as to what you can expect from start to finish along your orthodontic journey.
Orthodontics encompasses more than just braces. Orthodontists often employ several different appliances over the duration of treatment, including special orthodontic appliances and retainers.
With great advances in technology, today’s orthodontic appliances can include more than just metal. Plastics and ceramic materials are commonplace in orthodontic treatment. And even with traditional braces, brackets are smaller and smoother, and wires are thinner and more forgiving, allowing for a much more comfortable experience than was often the case in the past.
Removable aligner therapy such as Invisalign® has also become commonplace as an orthodontic treatment modality, which is a highly esthetic and also comfortable alternative to traditional braces.
There is not a set treatment time period for orthodontics as each case is different. The amount of time required for care is dependent on several factors, including the severity of the case, patient age, the chosen treatment modality, and patient biological response to treatment. Quite possibly the main element in keeping the timeline short and achieving treatment success is you, the patient! Patient compliance factors such as maintaining regular appointments and good oral hygiene are essential to treatment progress. The more you stay on track and work with us during your treatment, the better (and quicker!) your experience will be.
At Pinecrest Orthodontics, our patients mean more to us than just another set of teeth in the chair. Our work with our patients is successful because of the relationship we build with each one. We are as excited as you are to achieve the beautiful and healthy smile you always wanted. Our patients are treated with the utmost of care and respect, and we offer supportive guidance throughout your care and will always be happy to answer questions or discuss any concerns you may have.
When our patients walk out of our office doors with their final appointment behind them and their heads held high, we share their same sense of pride. We take every success to heart, and helping people build self-confidence through their smiles is the key factor in what motivates us every day.
If you are ready to get started on your journey to a healthy and beautiful smile, contact Pinecrest Orthodontics to schedule a complimentary consultation with us! As Pinecrest’s local orthodontist, we also proudly serve the communities of Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay, Kendall, and South Miami.