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Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment from the dental office you know and trust in Pembroke Pines, FL

Who knows your teeth better than the dental practice who sees them twice a year for exams and whenever you experience an oral problem? That makes Pines Dental Associates a great choice for orthodontic treatment, too. For more than 25 years, Dr. Milton Ruiz and his team have been helping patients of all ages from Hollywood to Cooper City, Miramar, and Pembroke Pines, FL smile with comfort and confidence.

You have choices in teeth braces at Pines Dental Associates

Teeth move when consistent, controlled pressure triggers bone remodeling. The force causes osteoclasts to dissolve a tiny bit of bone where the pressure is greatest, and osteoblasts to build new bone on the opposite side. This can be accomplished with different types of braces.

Traditional braces use cemented bands and brackets, connected by arch wires, to move teeth. This time-tested method can be a good choice to guide a child’s oral development, or for very crooked teeth or serious malocclusion (bite problems).

Teens and adults often prefer clear braces such as Invisalign orthodontics, for cosmetic straightening or less severe misalignment and malocclusion. A series of transparent plastic aligners is designed from digital impressions of your mouth. Aligners must be worn at least 20 hours a day to gently nudge teeth into proper position. However, aligners can be removed so diet is not restricted, and it is easy to keep teeth clean.

Orthodontic treatment in Pembroke Pines, FL means more than a pretty smile

While many people seek orthodontic treatment to look better, Dr. Ruiz believes you also deserve comfortable oral function.

Bite problems disrupt the delicate balance of jaw joints, sometimes triggering:

  • Mouth pain
  • Ear and facial pain
  • Limited jaw mobility
  • Fractures, chips, and dental wear
  • Headaches and migraines

Dr. Ruiz creates custom-fit night guards for effective TMJ treatment. This dental appliance redistributes the force of nighttime clenching and grinding, relieving strain on the jaw and stress on teeth. A night guard can also complement the long-term benefits of orthodontic treatment.

Would you like to learn more about options in orthodontic treatment available at Pines Dental Associates? Call (954) 715-4660 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Ruiz works closely with an experienced orthodontist, who comes to the office in Pembroke Pines, FL, for your convenience.

Success Stories

"Their doctors and staff are so nice and informative. This is something hard to come by when I go to dentist appointments." Elaine W.
"Their attention to detail is unmatched and I have to say, my teeth could not have looked better in years!" Sam D.