Your Orthodontist Near Pinecrest
Greg Ross, DMD, MDS
A smile can give someone the confidence and self-esteem to excel in life. This is what I love about being an orthodontist—it allows me to positively impact people’s lives. I approach each day with great enthusiasm and I’m thankful to have a career that I’m passionate about.
I was born and raised in Miami and attended Palmetto for both middle and high school. I’m grateful that I can serve the community that I grew up in, creating beautiful smiles for generations of South Florida families.
Creating a beautiful smile takes time, and I truly value the relationships we build with our patients during treatment. I love the journey of transforming each smile and watching the personalities of our patients blossom throughout treatment.
Braces in Pinecrest
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. We attach metal or ceramic brackets to your teeth. We'll then connect these brackets with wires and tiny rubber bands or elastic.
These components, through regular adjustments with our doctors, work together to apply gentle pressure, which will gradually move the teeth into improved positions.
Pinecrest braces are an excellent choice for correcting many tooth issues, from simple to complex. Overall treatment time can be slightly reduced because traditional braces sometimes work faster to close gaps and align teeth than other options.
In addition, braces don't require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can. This makes Pinecrest braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
Invisalign® in Pinecrest
The Pinecrest Invisalign system doesn't use brackets and bands but instead uses a series of clear, removable aligners to move the teeth into alignment gradually. This option is incredibly popular with patients and orthodontists, making it the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient's teeth. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series.
This keeps the teeth moving in the right direction! Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment in order for them to do their job. Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as directed can add time to the orthodontic process and might also experience negative effects on the results.
Invisalign is most efficient when correctly correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. Invisalign may not be a viable option for certain more complex problems. A free consultation with Orthodontics of South Miami will help you determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Find the Right Orthodontic Treatment in Pinecrest
Our skilled doctors and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see. You'll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face when you come in for your free consultation.
Using these as the basis for treatment will leave you with a beautifully aligned smile that's just right for your face! Learn more about Patients around Pinecrest can learn more about orthodontics by scheduling a free consultation at Orthodontics of South Miami.