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Types Of Braces & Orthodontic Treatment

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Traditional Metal Braces

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For many of our patients, traditional metal braces are still the best option for transforming their smiles.  While this might not be the newest most cutting-edge type of braces, the materials in these metal braces are now stronger and more resilient to wear and tear than ever before. These metal braces are incredibly effective and can fix some of the most difficult cases.  Brackets are adhered to your teeth with an archwire which will appear straight when your treatment is complete.  The archwire running through the brackets is held on by colored bands which can be customized based on your favorite color, sports team, or holiday!

Ceramic Braces

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Ceramic braces are another type of braces and orthodontic treatment, popular in patients who are looking for more discreet treatment.  They are made of a clear ceramic composite that (contrary to rumors) does not stain upon eating or drinking your favorite foods.  They are typically larger than metal braces, however, because of the color, they are still able to blend in with your teeth for less noticeable orthodontic treatment.


The logo for InBrace, totally hidden lingual braces

InBrace is made to treat issues including spacing, crowding, and bite. Hidden behind your teeth, The InBrace Smart wire effortlessly aligns your teeth according to your personalized treatment plan. No visible wires. No trays.  No painful monthly tightenings. Just wow!

Contact Us to book your free consultation today to see if InBrace is right for you.


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Invisible Braces for Adults and Teens in Plantation and Pembroke Pines, Florida

Dr. Albert Lucas has been a certified Invisalign® treatment provider in Plantation and Pembroke Pines, FL, since 1999, and he has been recognized as an Elite Invisalign Provider since 2016. Lucas Orthodontics has proudly helped over 1,000 patients transform their smiles with Invisalign®.

If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign® invisible braces in Plantation or Pembroke Pines, FL, contact our orthodontic office and schedule your 100% no-obligation Lucas Smile Analysis.

platinum plus provider pembroke pines plantation floridaWhat Is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® uses a series of customized, clear aligners to straighten teeth in a quicker amount of time and with fewer office visits than traditional metal bracesInvisalign® aligners are:

  • Completely invisible – Invisalign® clear aligners cannot be seen while you’re wearing them! Friends, family members, and co-workers may never even know you are wearing braces, unless you choose to tell them!
  • Comfortable to wear – The clear aligners are made from a special plastic that has smooth, rounded edges so they won’t irritate your mouth and tissues like traditional braces often can.
  • Customized just for you – Your Invisalign® aligners are customized to fit your mouth. Orthodontist Dr. Lucas uses advanced 3-D computer imaging technology to replicate an exact impression of your mouth and teeth, then he customizes each aligner so that it fits your mouth, and over time moves your teeth into the proper position.
  • Removable – Unlike traditional metal braces, you can remove your clear aligners to eat, drink, brush your teeth, floss and for special occasions. Invisalign® is great for professionals, athletes, brides, and parents.
  • Effective – You will begin to notice a significant difference even before your treatment is complete! Most treatments are complete within one year; however this can vary from patient to patient. Office visits and checkups are easy, quick, and painless. You will also need to schedule fewer appointments in our Pembroke Pines or Plantation, FL, orthodontic offices throughout your entire treatment.

How Will The Plastic Invisalign® Aligners Straighten My Teeth?
The most commonly asked question from our patients is “how long will this treatment take?” With traditional metal braces, treatment times can take between 18 and 30 months; but with an Invisalign® treatment, it may only take between nine to 15 months. That’s almost half the time!

When you begin your Invisalign® treatment you will receive several sets of custom fit aligners. Each set of clear aligners are worn for only two weeks. After two weeks you can switch your aligners with the next set and continue straightening your teeth. Over time you will notice changes in the alignment of your teeth, and in just a few months you will have a straighter, healthier smile!

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Invisalign Teen®

A young woman smiling as she lies on her bed doing what appears to be homework.

Dr. Albert Lucas is a Certified Invisalign Teen® Provider in Plantation & Pembroke Pines, Florida

Bummed out about having braces? Invisalign Teen® gives you a whole new way to wear braces for a “clearly” amazing smile!

You have enough to worry about . . .
. . .now you or your teen needs braces too?

The team has a game this Friday night; homecoming is in a month and what about the yearbook pictures?!

Don’t stress; with Invisalign Teen® you won’t need to turn down any dates, wear a paper bag over your head, or hide out in your room for two years! Invisalign Teen® aligners are a perfect fit for your lifestyle, because aligners are:

  • Clear
  • Removable
  • Super comfortable
  • Customized just for you
  • Covered by the Lucas Invisalign Teen Guarantee!

Pizza, Popcorn… no Problem! You probably thought that getting braces means you won’t be able to eat any of the foods you want. Although that may be true for traditional metal braces, with Invisalign Teen® you can eat anything!  Your Invisalign Teen® aligners are removable, which means you can go ahead and eat all the things you love without worrying about breaking a bracket or losing a rubber band.

lucas orthodontics top rated orthodontist invisalign guaranteeRelax with our Lucas Invisalign Teen Guarantee! Parents, are you concerned that your teen may not be compliant with their Invisalign treatment? No worries! If, after 1 to 3 months, Dr. Lucas can tell that your child hasn’t been wearing their aligners properly, he will fit them with traditional, semi-permanent braces at no additional cost to you.

Invisalign® aligners are really comfortable and very durable. They fit in with any of your extracurricular activities. So whether you’re swimming the 50 meter race, out on the field kicking the soccer ball, or playing the flute with the school band, you don’t have to worry about your braces getting in the way!

Call today to schedule your 100% no-obligation Lucas Smile Analysis!

Invisalign® Cost

You Are Your Best Investment

How much does Invisalign® cost?
There are many factors that determine the cost of your Invisalign® treatment: how extensive the issues you want corrected, how long your treatment plan will last, and the specific treatment details prescribed by Pembroke Pines & Plantation orthodontist, Dr. Albert Lucas.  We strive to make Invisalign® affordable to everyone and will work with you and your insurance on specific payment options and plans to suit your needs.

Invisalign® Payment Options

  • Low down payment options available
  • Finance free extended monthly payments to fit your budget
  • Various payment arrangements to coincide with your Flex Plan needs
  • Most major credit cards accepted

If your dental plan covers orthodontic treatment, you may also qualify for Invisalign®. Talk to your insurance provider to determine the extent of coverage for your treatment.

Call today to schedule your 100% no-obligation Lucas Smile Analysis!

What Our Patients Say

  • The best Orthodontist, assistants, and office staff! After two years wearing braces, they’re finally off! I’m so happy with the results, Doctor Lucas is truly amazing and knowledgeable, his staff are very patient and caring, definitely highly recommend!!!!

    - Andy H.
  • My experience here has always been amazing. This is my 2nd time getting braces with them due to not wearing my retainer. I was very pleased with my results the first time and am sure I will achieve the same beautiful smile a 2nd time. Glory at the front desk is very kind and helpful when checking you in and working you up. All the staff is very sweet and I love how clean and bright the facility is.

    - Victoria O.
  • I’ve have been coming to Lucas Orthodontics for almost 15 years. All three of my children have excellent smiles. The staff and Dr. Lucas are AMAZING to say the least. I highly recommend going there. Thank you so much!!!

    - Fior T.
  • Dr. Lucas is very good and his staff was very attentive and caring. They showed patience and kindness to my son. They made him feel safe and comfortable through a very uncomfortable procedure. Thank you!

    - Michelle R.

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