Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and having a straight, confident smile can make a world of difference in how you feel about yourself. At Sawgrass Orthodontics, we understand that choosing the right orthodontic treatment is a very personal decision that requires careful consideration of your unique clinical needs, lifestyle, and goals. With the multitude of options available today, from traditional braces to cutting-edge clear aligner therapy, Dr. Kristen and Dr. Penny are committed to guiding you through the process with expertise and compassion.

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are a widely recognized form of orthodontic treatment. They are composed of metal brackets adhered to the teeth, linked by wires and small rubber bands. Gradually, the wires are adjusted to slowly guide the teeth into the correct position.

Traditional metal braces are effective for treating even severe misalignments and bite issues. They are typically the most affordable option, and the colored bands allow for some customization. However, they are also the most noticeable type of braces. They also require diligent oral hygiene to prevent staining and decay around the brackets.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces work the same way as standard metal braces, but the brackets are made from a clear or tooth-colored ceramic material. This causes them to be less noticeable than metal braces.

Like metal braces, ceramic braces are effective for treating a wide range of alignment issues. They allow for some customization with colored wires or clear bands. However, they are more expensive than metal braces, and the brackets are larger and more brittle. Excellent oral hygiene is required to prevent staining.

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear, removable plastic trays to gradually shift the teeth into alignment. Patients wear each set of aligners for 20-22 hours per day, advancing to a new set every 1-2 weeks as their teeth move.


  • Nearly invisible
  • Removable for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing
  • Often more comfortable than braces
  • Easier to maintain good oral hygiene
  • Fewer office visits required


  • Not suitable for severe misalignments or bite issues
  • Requires a high level of patient compliance
  • May be more expensive than braces

Choosing the Right Treatment for You

With so many orthodontic treatment options to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? The answer depends on several factors, including the severity and type of your misalignment or bite issue, your age and lifestyle, your budget, and your personal preferences and aesthetic concerns.

The best way to determine which treatment is best for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kristen and Dr. Penny at Sawgrass Orthodontics. During your consultation, we will thoroughly examine your goals and concerns and recommend a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.

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The Sawgrass Orthodontics Difference

At Sawgrass Orthodontics in Sunrise, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional care and achieving outstanding results for our patients. Whether you choose traditional braces, clear aligners, or another treatment option, you can trust that you are in expert hands. Dr. Kristen and Dr. Penny offer a welcoming and friendly environment and flexible financing options to make achieving your dream smile as comfortable and convenient as possible.

If you’re ready to take the first step towards a straighter, healthier smile, contact our team today to schedule your complimentary consultation. We look forward to helping you discover which orthodontic treatment is best for you!

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