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Clear aligners: Because patients in Pembroke Pines, FL need choices

Are you interested in teeth straightening without traditional dental appliances (bracket and wire braces)? Maybe you thought Invisalign was your only option. At Pines Dental Associates in Pembroke, FL, Dr. Milton Ruiz offers choices in clear aligners. Each system has unique applications and advantages.

Distinctions of clear aligners treatment in Pembroke Pines, FL

This treatment involves a series of transparent plastic aligners that replace the need for hardware. Aligners are computer designed from intraoral scans of your mouth. You get to see on a computer monitor how treatment will transform your smile, before you begin.

When you receive your kit, simply wear each set of aligners for a prescribed period (usually several weeks) before advancing to the next pair. The aligners apply gentle low force to move teeth into desired position.

This system is known for:

  • Barely-visible clear teeth aligners – treatment is discreet
  • No eating restrictions – just remove the appliances before meals
  • Easy hygiene – take aligners out to brush and floss normally
  • Convenient treatment – the doctor can monitor your progress remotely

There are three treatment options available only from clear aligner providers:

  • Limited treatment includes six pair of aligners. It can be an economical solution for minor or cosmetic misalignment.
  • The regular plan comes with a dozen sets of aligners. It may be recommended for more serious misalignment cases.
  • With the unlimited plan, you get as many aligners as needed to be sure your orthodontic issues are fully addressed. If you have very crooked teeth or bite problems, you are likely to get the best results with this option.

Why choose Pines Dental Associates for your orthodontic treatment?

Television and social media might lead you to believe that orthodontics has become a DIY project. In truth, teeth straightening is a complex process. An experienced and qualified dental professional is in a good position to evaluate your oral health prior to treatment, assess your orthodontic situation, and recommend the most appropriate correction method to accomplish your goals safely. Dr. Ruiz works closely with an orthodontist, who is regularly available on-site at Pines Dental Associates.

You deserve tailored orthodontic treatment. If you are in the Hollywood, Cooper City, or Miramar area, call (954) 715-4660 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ruiz in Pembroke Pines, FL. He will help you if clear aligners make the best sense for your needs.


What are ClearCorrect aligners made of?

They are made of a specially-formulated plastic, a polyurethane resin that has been crafted and tested extensively to make it suitable for aligners. It is biocompatible and scores high in clarity, stress retention, and crack, impact, and stain resistance.

How long do I have to wear the ClearCorrect aligners each day? 

We recommend that you wear your aligners for 22 hours a day for them to produce quick, effective, and intended results. Remove them only for meals, and reinsert them after brushing and flossing your teeth. Otherwise, the teeth-correcting process can get halted and even reversed.

How do I clean my aligners?

Most clear aligners can be cleaned with a toothbrush, cool water, and non-abrasive toothpaste, if necessary. Talk to Dr. Ruiz if you have any doubts. If proper oral hygiene and preventative maintenance are not followed, tooth decay, gum inflammation, periodontal disease, and decalcification (permanent markings on teeth) may occur. 

Are ClearCorrect aligners comfortable? 

They are among the most comfortable in the industry, employing a unique system to balance your comfort and treatment time. Some sensitivity and tenderness are not unusual when you start wearing aligners. However, the more you wear them, the more comfortable you would become. They can sometimes affect the way you speak during the first few days, but most people adapt quickly. Sores, irritation, and a temporary increase in salivation or dryness of the mouth are possible for a while, though not very common.

What happens when treatment is complete? Do I need to continue wearing my aligners? 

You must wear the aligners for a predetermined period based on your treatment goals. You will then have to wear the retainers for an extended period based on your treatment results. 

Dr. Milton Ruiz, Pines Dental Associates

Dr. Milton Ruiz believes everyone should be able to attain excellent oral health, and his mission is to provide the highest quality care at the most affordable cost to all his patients. Dr. Ruiz is a general dentist with over 25 years of expertise who graduated from Tufts Dental School in Boston.

Dr. Ruiz has completed over 500 hours of continuing education in his decades of practice to keep current on new technology and improvements in dentistry. He is skilled in all aspects of dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry, root canal therapy, sleep apnea therapy, orthodontics, Invisalign certification, Oral Conscious Sedation, and restorative dentistry. You can rely on him to make your dental visit as comfortable as possible.

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