175 NW 136th Ave
Sunrise, FL 33325
Monday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday: 10am to 7pm
Your Plantation orthodontist
Dr. Kristen Igualada-Heine is a native of Miami, grew up in South Florida, and graduated from FAU. She attended dental school at NSU and earned her DMD while graduating in the top 1% of her class. Following dental school, Dr. Kristen was chosen for a Craniofacial fellowship, and then completed her orthodontic training at NSU. She is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and is an Invisalign® specialist.
Dr. Kristen is committed to doing what is best for every patient’s unique needs, and has adopted a conservative treatment style. This allows her patients to receive exactly what they need during every visit, without recommending anything extra or unnecessary.
Dr. Penelope Reingowsky was born in Lima, Peru, and moved to South Florida when she was seven years old. After completing her undergraduate degree at UF, she earned her DMD from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, as well as an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) certificate from UF. Dr. Penny then completed her orthodontic training at NSU. She is currently a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and is an Invisalign® specialist.
Dr. Penny believes that orthodontic treatment should be tailor-made for each individual, and provides her patients with the most personalized orthodontic experience available. She speaks fluent Spanish.
Of all the orthodontics tools we use, traditional braces are one of the most efficient and effective. The metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with Dr. Penelope Reingowsky and Dr. Kristen Igualada-Heine, these parts work together to apply gentle pressure, which will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Plantation braces are a great choice for fixing many tooth issues, both simple and complex. Because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time can be slightly reduced. Braces also don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can. This makes Plantation braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
Instead of brackets and bands, the Plantation Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to slowly but consistently move the teeth into alignment. This option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps the teeth moving in the right direction! Aligners have to be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment in order for them to do their job. Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as directed can have a negative impact on the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is most effective when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues. For certain complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A free consultation with Sawgrass Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Plantation Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
Our skilled doctor and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see. When you visit our Plantation office for a free consultation, you’ll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!
If you’re ready to get started, schedule your free consultation with Sawgrass Orthodontics today.