Lach Orthodontic Specialists has two locations in Florida, one office in Oviedo and another in Orlando. Dr. David Lach is an orthodontist with over 25 years of experience. He earned his degree from the University of North Carolina’s Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, where he graduated at the top of his class. He devotes about 50 to 100 hours every year to continuing education in order to stay abreast of the latest technology. That training has enabled him to be one of the first orthodontists in central Florida to use robotics along with 3D scanning and printing in his practice. Similarly, he was one the first orthodontists in the area to work with Invisalign® and is now a leading Invisalign® specialist. Dr. Lach and his team are proud to offer a variety of treatment options, including traditional braces, to clients in the area.
The Availability of Traditional Braces
Not only are traditional or metal braces still available, but they are the most common type used. Traditional braces tend to be less expensive than other types of braces, and they work more quickly. Today’s traditional braces are smaller, less uncomfortable, and less obtrusive than the “railroad tracks” of yesteryear.
There are several variations of traditional braces available. Colored braces, which tend to be popular with kids, owe their colors to ligatures or elastics attached to the brackets. Those elastics get changed with every visit to our orthodontist in Orlando, so the patient can pick new colors each time if they’d like.
Self-ligating or friction-free braces have metal clips on their brackets that allow the wire to slide back and forth. They don’t have the rubber bands that other braces do. Clear braces are actually made from porcelain or ceramic that is the same color as the patient’s teeth.
Invisalign® is a set of transparent plastic aligners that are removeable like retainers. The patient can take them out when they are eating or cleaning their teeth, but they are supposed to wear them the rest of the time. They will usually change aligners every two weeks. Our orthodontist will monitor their progress at every visit.
Getting Your Dream Smile
Make an appointment at Lach Orthodontic Specialists to get all the details about your options regarding orthodontic treatment. Traditional braces are still readily available, but they aren’t you’re only option. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with us in the Orlando area!