The time has come. Your teeth need straightening, and you have to choose between the two popular options for treatment. We all know the question.

Should I get braces or Invisalign?

Braces have worked well for decades. They have proven themselves over time, and orthodontics around the globe are constantly preaching the benefits of braces.

Invisalign steps in as the new alternative. Think of it as clear, transparent aligner that molds to fit your teeth. Slowly, Invisalign works to reposition and mold your teeth into the dream smile you have always wanted.

Clearly, your big decision awaits. At Sawgrass Orthodontics, we are here to help you navigate your choices. We want you to be comfortable with your decision. We want you to choose what is best for you.

When to Get Braces

Rarely do we see a patient whose adult teeth grew into formation perfectly. While that would be nice, it simply doesn’t happen. That’s why braces exist.

Braces attack bite issues and correct alignment for your teeth, ensuring that you become confident in your smile.

Braces work well for children. Why? The sooner that we can discover and fix improper alignment, the better it is for your child’s oral health. Overbites, underbites and crossbites are detriments to oral health, so our team works diligently to solve those issues with your child.

With braces, you don’t have to worry about discipline, either. During treatment, braces are permanent. You can’t take them out, and you can’t lose them. Unlike Invisalign, which allows you to remove your trays, braces stick with you.

Benefits of braces include the following:

  • Helps alignment
  • Closes gaps between teeth
  • Corrects oral health problems
  • Prevents gum disease

While treatment plans vary by individual, our team suggests treatment for braces in a two-part orthodontic plan. Phase One typically lasts 6 to 15 months and focuses on jaw alignment. After a Resting Period, Phase Two focuses on teeth alignment. This lasts anywhere from 12 to 30 months.

Is the time for braces now? If you need braces in Sunrise, FL, Sawgrass Orthodontics is the team for you.

For additional information on how to live with braces, visit our page below.


When to Get Invisalign

Whether heading into high school or climbing the ranks in the workforce, one quality never changes – your looks can give you confidence. Your smile emboldens you to walk and work with confidence.

With Invisalign, your looks never change. Why? These nearly invisible trays fit right into your mouth, molded to the shape of your teeth. That means the majority of your friends, coworkers, or community members will not be able to tell you have Invisalign. You can live your life with a clear smile.

When our patients choose Invisalign, many speak to the importance of removing Invisalign trays. Created with the hustle and bustle of your busy life in mind, Invisalign trays simply pop out, allowing you to eat, drink and enjoy special occasions without worrying about Invisalign.

But, be sure to put them back in!

Invisalign benefits include the following:

  • Easy brushing and flossing
  • Removable, invisible trays
  • Shorter appointments than patients with braces
  • Minimal oral pain

Typically, Invisalign patients complete treatment in nine to 15 months and wear 18 to 30 aligners during the process. As your teeth mold into that perfect smile, our team adjusts your tray – we want to make sure that smile is perfect for you.

Appointments occur once every six weeks so that we can continually track your progress. Remember, those appointments are fairly short because we do not have to adjust wiring.

Think Invisalign is the answer you have been looking for? If you live in the Sunrise, FL area and are ready for Invisalign, our team is ready for you.

If you have more questions, feel free to watch our Invisalign video testimonialsor visit our FAQ page for more information.


When to Get an Appointment

Some of you have decided that braces may be the best choice. Others feel that Invisalign is the right fit. That’s fine. We understand that each person has his or her own preferences.

Either way, your next step is to schedule an appointment with our team at Sawgrass Orthodontics. We sit down with each of our patients and talk through, in detail, our process and how it would relate to you.

As our patient, you are treated as an individual. We create a personalized treatment plan that sets you on the path to a clearer, straighter, more beautiful smile.

Ready to take that next step? We’ll see you soon.

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