Orthodontics

Teeth straightening for the modern world

Whether you are 15 or 50, at My Dentist for Life, we believe you deserve a straight, beautiful smile, without the hassle and embarrassment of traditional metal braces. Thankfully, with advances in modern orthodontic technology, your trusted Fort Lauderdale dentist is able to straighten your smile more quickly and discreetly than ever before!

Why straighten teeth?

If you are on the fence about whether or not you should invest in orthodontic treatment, we would love to speak with you. The truth is, while the cosmetic benefits of straightening teeth are more than reason enough, there are significant oral health benefits as well.

Put your best face forward

Studies have found that the first thing that people tend to notice about the smiles of others is straightness. And we all know, as humans, one of the first things we notice, physically, about others is their smile. Straightening teeth today is a fairly simple way to drastically improve your physical appearance, boost your confidence, make better first impressions, and increase happiness and success in all areas of your life. A visit to your Fort Lauderdale orthodontist at My Dentist for Life could be the first step in changing the way the world sees you, and the way you see yourself.

Teeth alignment & oral health

While keeping up appearances is usually the reason patients wish to straighten their teeth, what many don’t realize is the health benefit that comes along with it. When teeth are not properly aligned, whether they are crooked, crowded, or gaped, the gums do not fit properly around the teeth, which is an ideal environment for gingivitis, or early stage gum disease.

Crooked teeth are also more difficult to properly brush and floss, which leads to poor oral hygiene, tooth decay, and eventually, more serious dental complications. If you want to avoid painful and costly dental work down the road, and wish to achieve and maintain optimum oral health, straightening your teeth is the first step in getting you there.

What are my options?

At My Dentist for Life, we have several short-term and discreet options available to fit your lifestyle and individual needs. Whether you’re working on a time crunch – maybe you have an important life event coming up – and need to straighten your smile quickly, or you want to straighten your teeth without anyone knowing, we’ve got you covered.

Six Month Smiles®

Six Month SmileSix Month Smiles® is a revolutionary spin on traditional metal braces. There is little debate in the orthodontic community that traditional braces are the most tried, true, and effective way to straighten teeth. Six Month Smiles® takes this traditional approach, and modifies it for a modern, aesthetic lifestyle. Using clear brackets, and tooth-colored micro wires, and focusing energy on the teeth that show when you smile, Six Month Smiles® can achieve a beautifully straight smile with average treatment times of only six months! Six Month Smiles® is typically less expensive than traditional braces, aligner therapy, or veneers.

*Dr. Rizvi is a general dentist providing orthodontic services.

Invisalign® & ClearCorrect®

invisalign logoIf you want absolutely nothing to do with metal brackets and wires, or even clear ones, but still want to achieve the beautiful straight smile of your dreams, Invisalign® or
ClearCorrect®
might be a perfect solution for you. Using a series of custom-made, clear aligners that you wear over your teeth, gentle pressure is applied to shift teeth to their desired position. Each set of aligners is worn for a few weeks, and you will come see Dr. Rizvi for your new set until treatment is complete.

ClearCorrect-Logo-(Extra-Tight)-RGB-v2APatients love clear aligner therapy because it’s an orthodontic treatment that doesn’t interfere with their lifestyle. Because aligners are removable, you are able to enjoy your favorite foods, and maintain optimum oral hygiene throughout treatment. The biggest benefit, however, is that aligners are nearly invisible to the naked eye. No one needs to know you are straightening your teeth – they’ll think it’s magic! Whether or not you tell them is up to you.

What’s the difference?

Good question. Whether or not you opt for Invisalign® or ClearCorrect® varies on a case by case basis, but the technology and the process are essentially the same. If you are interested, Dr. Rizvi can go over the details with you in a consultation to discuss the best option for your individual needs and budget.

If you’re ready to take your smile and your life to the next level, your Fort Lauderdale dentist, Dr. Rizvi at My Dentist for Life, would love to talk with you about your options. Please contact our Plantation dental office today at 954-532-8517. We look forward to smiling with you!