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Pembroke Pines & Plantation, FL

Smile Arc Protection

Why Are My Brackets So High?

At Lucas Orthodontics, our patients often ask us why we place their brackets so high on the front teeth. To put your mind at ease let us first say no, we did not make a mistake! The placement of your brackets is actually dependent on the smile arc of the patient. The smile arc is defined as the relationship of the curvature of edges of your teeth, to the curvature of the lower lip when smiling. An ideal smile arc has the maxillary incisal edge curvature parallel to the curvature of the lip.

Proper bracket placement is necessary in order to achieve your perfect smile. Lucas Orthodontics proudly uses Smile Arc Protection for all our patients to ensure the curvature of your lips is perfect!

Confused? Let us show you!

  • Perfect smiles are when the edges of the top teeth follow the curve of the lower lip

  • To achieve this, we place our brackets high as shown in the image below

  • You are used to seeing brackets placed lower on the teeth which can actually create a flat smile

  • Flat smile we always avoid

Your Top Rated & Favorite Orthodontist In Pembroke Pines & Plantation, FL ...
  • “Today, I got my braces taken off, love the results, thank you Dr. Lucas and Staff for making not only my teeth PERFECT but giving me a reason to smile again!”

    - Portia E. 

    best orthodontist in pembroke pines fl
  • “This was my first time getting braces and Dr. Lucas and his staff are rock stars. Thanks for making this painful, at the beginning, experience pleasant. All smiles here.”

    - Kwanza H. 

    best orthodontist in plantation fl
  • “I have known Dr. Lucas for almost 20 years, having first seen him as a child and I still see him periodically as an adult. Excellent care and staff!”

    - Jessica C. 

    best pembroke pines orthodontist
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Dr. Lucas Orthodontics. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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Pembroke Pines Orthodontist
10056 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Phone: 954-432-7223
Fax: 954-432-6639
Plantation Orthodontist
8430 West Broward Blvd.
Suite 400
Plantation, FL 33324
Phone: 954-475-1177
Fax: 954-476-2500

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Dr. Lucas, an award-winning orthodontist in Pembroke Pines & Plantation, FL offers the most advanced braces for children and adults, including Invisalign clear aligners, traditional metal braces and clear ceramic braces.

Our Pembroke Pines and Plantation, FL orthodontic offices offer the most advanced orthodontics and quality orthodontic treatment with a smile to patients in our local community, including: Pembroke Pines, FL, Plantation, FL, Lauderhill, FL, Miramar, FL, Lake Lucerne, FL, Lauderdale Lakes, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Coral Springs, FL, Weston, FL, Hialeah, FL, Sunrise, FL, Hollywood, FL and Aventura, FL.

Contact us today for your complimentary, no-obligation consultation for braces at either our Pembroke Pines orthodontics office or Plantation orthodontics office.

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