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Orthodontics for Adults

Did you know that plenty of adults are choosing orthodontic treatment? Well, they are! Most people associate orthodontic treatment with children and adolescents, but there is no age limit. In fact, The American Association of Orthodontists reports that 25% of orthodontic patients are over 21 years of age. At Sawgrass Orthodontics , we know this statistic to be true because we have a number of adult patients, and they experience what we already know: adult treatments are extremely... Read More
Posted by Kristen Igualada-Heine at Monday, February 19, 2018 | 0 comments

How Long Do You Need to Wear Braces?

Perhaps you’ve just been told by the dentist that you need braces. That’s right. You need braces! For some, those words might create excitement. For others such as yourself, they may be words you’ve dreaded hearing. If you’re an adult, your mind may go back to Marcia in The Brady Bunch trying to cope with first getting braces and saying, “Braces even ruin spaghetti.”  Or, if your child just heard those three dreaded words, he or she might be... Read More
Posted by Kristen Igualada-Heine at Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 0 comments

Why Retainers Are Important After Braces

There’s a lot of time and effort that goes into orthodontic treatment. Whether you’ve spent years in braces, or have been sporting Invisalign aligners for a few months to boost your smile, it’s exciting when you’re finally free of them! But don’t get too carried away with celebrating just yet. This is only the first step of orthodontic treatment, and the one that that comes next is just as important. After your teeth have been straightened, regular retainer use is... Read More
Posted by Kristen Igualada-Heine at Friday, December 29, 2017 | 0 comments

Wisdom Teeth and Braces

We at Sawgrass Orthodontics hear many common concerns from our patients when it comes to braces . Some of the most frequently asked questions are:   “How long do I have to wear braces?” “Will they hurt?” “Are there certain foods I can’t eat?”   One of the less common, but incredibly smart questions we get centers around wisdom teeth and braces, "If my wisdom teeth come in, will that upset my new, straight... Read More
Posted by Kristen Igualada-Heine at Friday, November 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Invisalign for Teens

In recent years, orthodontics as a whole has come along in leaps and bounds, especially where braces are concerned. Traditional metal braces, however, have a reputation that continues to precede them, with many people still thinking of them as unflattering and awkward. If you’re a teen and you’ve recently been told your smile could benefit from orthodontic treatment, you may be worried about how braces could affect your looks and your lifestyle.   Sawgrass Orthodontics ... Read More
Posted by Kristen Igualada-Heine at Monday, October 23, 2017 | 0 comments

Your Survival Guide to Wearing Braces

You just got braces. You may not be thrilled about it, but you know the new braces will benefit you in the long run. If this new season of life represents your first time with braces, we want to provide you with a few tips for surviving this stage. If you are on your second phase of braces, we are here to remind you. How can you survive braces? By following the Sawgrass Survival Guide to Wearing Braces. Show Your Personality If you are going to wear braces, have some fun... Read More
Posted by Kristen Igualada-Heine at Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 0 comments

Are You Still In Braces? This Could Be Why.

Getting braces can be a big opportunity and an exciting time – you've taken the first step towards a straighter, healthier, and more beautiful smile. When you and your orthodontist discussed your treatment plan prior to having your braces placed, you were likely given an estimated treatment time, a month or day you went home and circled in red on your calendar. But what if that day has come and gone now, and you're still wearing them ? There are several different reasons... Read More
Posted by Kristen Igualada-Heine at Monday, September 18, 2017 | 0 comments

Debating Your Options: Braces or Invisalign

The time has come. Your teeth need straightening, and you have to choose between the two popular options for treatment. We all know the question. Should I get braces or Invisalign? Braces have worked well for decades. They have proven themselves over time, and orthodontics around the globe are constantly preaching the benefits of braces. Invisalign steps in as the new alternative. Think of it as clear, transparent aligner that molds to fit your teeth. Slowly, Invisalign works to... Read More
Posted by Kristen Igualada-Heine at Friday, September 1, 2017 | 0 comments

Orthodontic Treatment for Adults: What You Need To Know

A teenager sporting a mouthful of braces might be the first image that comes to mind when you think of an orthodontic patient. At Sawgrass Orthodontics , we certainly do treat many adolescents. However, that’s far from the only demographic we’re familiar with. In fact, about 25% of orthodontic patients today are adults. Just like anyone we see, these patients need solutions to fit their lives, not the other way around.   Crafting custom treatment solutions is what we do,... Read More
Posted by Kristen Igualada-Heine at Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | 0 comments

Who Can Get Orthodontic Treatment?

At Sawgrass Orthodontics, we treat patients of all ages. Whether it’s a child making a first visit or an adult who’s been avoiding the orthodontist’s chair like the plague, solutions are available for a wide variety of problems. Dr. Penny, the team , and I have years of expertise in treating the specific needs of patients young and old. It all starts with our first conversation during the initial consultation. Coming in for a free consultation means we can advise... Read More
Posted by Kristen Igualada-Heine at Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Body

Taking good care of your mouth does more than help you have a bright, white smile. Good oral hygiene can actually improve your overall health! Studies have shown there are a number of ways in which oral health can impact our bodies, from reducing inflammation to helping preserve our cognitive skills. It's never too late to adopt good oral hygiene habits, so our team here at Sawgrass Orthodontics have put together this list of 3 ways healthy teeth and gums can boost your overall health. ... Read More
Posted by Kristen Igualada-Heine at Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 0 comments

Besides Straight Teeth, What Are The Benefits Of Braces?

Here at Sawgrass Orthodontics , we believe a straight smile is something we all aspire to, and orthodontic treatment in the form of braces is one of the easiest ways to accomplish that. Aesthetics are important, and a beautiful smile can boost our self-esteem, something that positively impacts our lives in multiple ways. However, there are numerous other benefits to braces that aren't cosmetic in nature. But before we discuss benefits, let's talk a little bit about what braces ... Read More
Posted by Kristen Igualada-Heine at Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 0 comments

At What Age Should My Child See An Orthodontist?

As parents, it can be difficult for us to determine not only if our children should see an orthodontist, but when the optimum time would be for their first visit. Fortunately, our experienced team here at Sawgrass Orthodontics is here to help! We have created this handy guide for parents considering orthodontic treatment for their children, whether now or in the future. Early orthodontic screening Dental experts believe one of the keys to ensuring a lifetime of... Read More
Posted by Kristen Igualada-Heine at Monday, April 24, 2017 | 0 comments

Three Questions to Ask Your Orthodontist

Finding the right orthodontist is a big decision, and knowing the kinds of questions to ask will help you make a well informed decision. It’s important to us that our patients be well-informed and understand every aspect of their treatment before embarking on their orthodontic journey. To that end, our team here at Sawgrass Orthodontics have put together a list of 3 Important Questions To Ask Your Orthodontist before committing to treatment. 1. Are you a trained orthodontic... Read More
Posted by Kristen Igualada-Heine at Monday, March 27, 2017 | 0 comments

Welcome to the all new Sawgrass Orthodontics website!

Thanks for stopping by, we're so glad you're here! Our new website is designed for YOU. Our hope is that you will find all of the information you need to make an informed choice for your orthdontic care. Dr. Penny and Dr. Kristen work hard to create a calm, relaxing environment, where receiving orthodontic care can be fun! Offering a variety of braces options for patients of all ages, like Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, traditional metal and more, there's an option for you and your... Read More
Posted by Kristen Igualada-Heine at Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 0 comments

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