If you're considering orthodontic treatment, you have a lot of options to choose from. Lake Park Dental offers a wide range of extensive diagnosis and treatment plans for those in need of orthodontics in Lutz, FL.

Before coming to our office, it can be helpful to get a better idea of what they are and how they work. Orthodontic care has come a long way over the years, which means that you can look forward to a more comfortable, discreet experience than previous generations could expect!

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Understanding Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of dental and facial irregularities (e.g., malocclusions). The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to correct these irregularities. This can improve both the function and appearance of your teeth.

The main difference between an orthodontist and a dentist is that an orthodontist has completed an advanced training program in orthodontics. Dentists are not specialized in orthodontics, which means they cannot provide the same level of care.

It’s good to go to a general dentist for checkups. If you need your teeth straightened, though, an orthodontist has the expertise you need.

What Orthodontic Treatments Can Do For You

There are many benefits of orthodontic treatment. It can:

  • Improve your appearance and self-confidence
  • Correct malocclusion (e.g., a bad bite)
  • Prevent more serious dental problems in the future
  • Help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for life

Treatment Options

At our orthodontic office, we offer a variety of treatment options to meet your individual needs. We offer traditional braces, as well as Invisalign®* clear aligners. We will work with you to create a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle.

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces are made of metal brackets and wires. They are the most common type of braces used today. Traditional braces are very strong and can correct even the most complex dental problems.

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign clear aligners are made of clear, plastic material. They are virtually invisible when worn, making them a popular choice for adults and teens. 

Invisalign clear aligners are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want during treatment. They are also more comfortable to wear than traditional braces. However, Invisalign treatments are not necessarily the same as with braces.


After your orthodontic treatment is complete, you will need to wear a retainer. Retainers help keep your teeth in their new, corrected position. We will custom-make your retainer to fit your smile. You will need to wear your retainer as directed by our office.

Find The Best Orthodontics In Lutz, FL

If you are considering orthodontic treatment, we invite you to call our office to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, we will examine your teeth and discuss your treatment options. We will also answer any questions you may have about orthodontic treatment.

Call us today to learn more about our orthodontic treatments and to schedule a consultation! We look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile!

*Attribution Statement: *Invisalign®, the Invisalign logo, and iTero®, among others, are trademarks and/ or service marks of Align Technology, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and may be registered in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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