At Sawgrass Orthodontics, our patients mean everything to us. After all, there would be no orthodontic practice without patients! This is especially true because we know that we aren’t your only option. More and more people are opting for mail-order orthodontics, believing that convenience and comfort will equal beautiful and healthy results. 

We believe that a local orthodontist office, like Sawgrass Orthodontics, is still the safest and best way to receive orthodontic treatment. Keep scrolling to understand a little bit more about why we feel that way and to give you more information on what kind of treatment you should choose for yourself. 

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To us, Sawgrass Orthodontics isn’t just another business–it’s part of the community! We value the relationships we have with our patients and neighbors, and we are diligent to give back as often as we can. From charity to partnerships, we aren’t just about pretty smiles. We believe that spending your hard-earned dollars at our business will equal more money in the local economy, benefitting all of us!

If you opt to buy retainer treatments from a big online company, the money you spend is basically going toward a faceless corporate entity. Instead, consider getting to know the friendly faces of our doctors and staff, and invest your money in creating a beautiful smile closer to home.

You Deserve Multiple Treatment Options 

If you do decide to order orthodontics from an online company, there will basically be one choice: retainers. Now don’t get us wrong, this is a great and convenient option for many people. But it certainly isn’t the only one! Depending on your unique needs and preferences, you deserve to choose an orthodontic treatment that fully works for you and your lifestyle. 

Let’s learn about some of the options available at Sawgrass Orthodontics.


We’ve all heard of braces, of course. Metal brackets and wires that are securely fixed onto the front of your teeth and adjusted to slowly shift your teeth over time. It’s a classic for a reason–it has worked efficiently and effectively for thousands of people over the years!

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Ceramic Braces

All the perks of regular braces, but in a much more discreet form! This is a good option for adults and adolescents who still want to have braces but would prefer them to be a little less obvious. Talk to Dr. Kristen or Dr. Penny about the differences and if these braces are a good option for you. 


Invisalign retainers have become one of the most popular orthodontic options in recent years as they have become less expensive. These clear retainer trays will slowly adjust your smile over time, and you will graduate to new retainers every few weeks or months. We love the convenience and discreteness of this option, though you have to be responsible about remembering to wear and keep track of them!

Special Devices

There are many other devices that Dr. Kristen or Dr. Penny might recommend for you or your child, totally dependent upon your dental needs. Things like Forsus, In-Ovation, palatal expanders, and more! If you have any questions about these, feel free to give Sawgrass Orthodontics a call and they can tell you more!

Focus on Health and Cosmetics

Who says you can’t have it both ways? One of the things we love about meeting patients in our office is how we can help them meet their cosmetic goals of having beautiful straight teeth while guaranteeing that it is done in a way that is healthy. Preserving the lifespan and strength of your teeth matters just as much as how nice they look, and we can help with both outcomes. 

Unfortunately, many people who opt for mail-order orthodontics don’t realize that there is more to your smile than how it looks. When you skip a meeting with a board-certified orthodontist, any number of unfortunate things can occur, including tooth and bone loss. It is necessary to look at more than just tooth alignment, but also the jaw, gums, and bones to be certain about an effective treatment. 

Don’t risk it, we say. It’s worth the short drive to a local orthodontist to keep your teeth happy and healthy. 

Sawgrass Orthodontics is Your Care Team!

If you are ready for your own teeth transformation photos, it’s time to give Sawgrass Orthodontics a call! We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to a team you can trust to give you the healthiest and most beautiful results. With a free consultation appointment at one of our offices in Westen or Sunrise, there’s no risk to you but potentially many rewards! We hope to see you soon!

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