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No matter what type of braces you get, your oral hygiene habits will become infinitely more important during orthodontic treatment. Caring for and maintaining your braces along with your entire mouth can be the difference between having beautiful, healthy teeth after your braces come off or having de-calcification from bacterial build-up. Brush Brush Brush Your […]
Have you ever wanted a straighter, healthier smile, but didn’t want all the metal wires and bands that often go along with braces? With your Pembroke Pines, FL, orthodontist, Lucas Orthodontics can make your dream of having a new smile come to life – without any metal! Dr. Lucas is a certified Invisalign® orthodontist, giving […]
Ceramic braces, sometimes called clear braces, are a popular alternative to traditional metal braces. The idea of invisible braces first became popular in the 1980s. Unfortunately, back then, the brackets were made of a plastic substance so they tended to stain fairly easily. Today, the brackets are made of a ceramic composite, which doesn’t stain […]
Still the most common type of braces, traditional metal braces are brackets attached to patients’ teeth and held together with an archwire. Your orthodontist will attach the bracket to a specific spot on your tooth so that when your treatment is complete, the archwire will appear perfectly straight. The archwire is attached to the brackets […]
Whether you are researching orthodontic treatment for yourself or for a loved one, the amount of information to read about and learn can be overwhelming. How do you know where to begin? I’ve written this series of blog articles to share some basic information about braces with you, along with tips and even pros/cons about […]