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Adolescent Treatment

Early Care, Lasting Smiles!

Welcome to Lucas Orthodontics, the leading South Florida pediatric orthodontic practice serving patients in Pembroke Pines and Plantation. We are dedicated to helping children and adolescents achieve healthy, beautiful smiles through advanced treatment and personalized care.

Dr. Albert Lucas understands the unique needs and concerns that come with orthodontic treatment for young patients. In addition to their commitment to providing exceptional care and results, they strive to make the experience as comfortable and pain-free as possible for both children and parents.

Early orthodontic treatment can help prevent and correct orthodontic problems early before they develop into more severe concerns. Crooked teeth, tooth decay, and other issues can arise due to habits such as thumb-sucking or abnormal jaw development. By tackling them early on, ensure your child’s smile stays healthy and beautiful for years to come.

Comprehensive Orthodontic Care for Adolescents

Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatments

Our team of orthodontists specializes in various treatments. These include but are not limited to:

We collaborate with other dental specialists, such as pediatric dentists, to provide comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care for patients.

When To Get Braces?

Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment, and for good reasons. By 12, most if not all of the permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems will hardly ever correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment.

This is also a good time for orthodontic treatment because many negative associations of braces are not present. Many children in this age range undergo orthodontic treatment, and children are very often able to be convinced to wear braces because they see their friends wearing them, too, and want to fit in.

Besides the benefits of fitting in with their friends, children at this age have high metabolisms, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment.

Schedule An Appointment Now!

Call our office for an initial FREE examination, and we will be able to determine the best time for the treatment and outline: the treatment plan, the treatment duration expected, and the approximate cost for the treatment.