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I have a passion for the scientific knowledge necessary to achieve a beautiful artistic result, to craft amazing smiles, and create excellent oral health for those that I am honored to treat. Orthodontics allows me to give something unique to my patients: In caring for their smile, I change their lives for the better through life’s long journey.
I believe my profession is the best one in the world! Every day, I get to help so many wonderful and unique people. As an orthodontist, I am entrusted with building smiles. I am so very fortunate to love what I do and do what I love. Whether our team and I are working with the young or those who are young in spirit, our goal is always to develop the smile of their dreams. What is more, we get to build meaningful long-term relationships with patients. When we see them in our community, leading their lives with their loved ones, we get to see them happy and smiling with confidence!
Coming into contact with so many unique people has increased my understanding of what relationships mean. Our conversations are rewarding: I learn from them and we share stories about our lives. Each interaction leaves me thinking about something new, and prods me to grow in a new direction. It is an opportunity that I never take for granted. I cannot wait to meet you and your family and help you achieve the smile that will transform the rest of your life!
The entire family can perfect their smiles under one roof at Vargas Orthodontics. We provide solutions for kids, teens, and adults with personalized treatments to suit everyone’s needs no matter their stage of life.
Why It’s So Important
A young child’s teeth have not finished erupting. That is why early treatment focuses on identifying and evaluating potential problems to prevent them from developing into harmful issues. At Vargas Orthodontics, we take a proactive approach by addressing areas of concern before they become serious while the teeth and jaws are still growing. It means easier, more affordable treatment later.
The second phase of our two-phase treatment begins when they reach their teens, with a round of braces or Invisalign. This excellent, two-phased approach to oral care helps your child avoid surgery or extractions as an adult.
Your Child’s First Visit to Vargas Orthodontics
At our kid-friendly orthodontic practice, we make sure your child’s first visit is fun and relaxed. To put them at ease, we establish a rapport and talk to them in terms they can understand. After we thoroughly examine their teeth, we’ll let you know if there are any red flags to be addressed, including
- Potential tooth crowding
- An overbite
- An open bite or
- A gummy smile
If needed, we can develop a plan for Phase I orthodontic treatment, also known as interceptive treatment. During Phase I treatment, we may use orthodontic appliances to direct the growth of the jaw, to either correct or prevent problems. From there, your child can typically take a few years off while the rest of their teeth come in.
Once your child reaches their teens, Phase II begins with either braces or Invisalign.
Does the idea of a two-phase treatment seem a bit overwhelming? We understand. As professionals in the field of orthodontics, we never recommend a two-phase approach unless we have determined it’s necessary. With transparency at the forefront of every patient’s treatment, we will walk you through your child’s diagnosis and every aspect of our proposed plan to ensure we’re on the same page. We want you to feel good about the treatment decisions you make for your child.
By the time a child reaches the age 12, most, if not all, of their permanent teeth have erupted. At this point we can easily determine the degree of their oral issues: crooked teeth, a misaligned bite, or spacing. Kids grow rapidly during adolescence. Dr. Vargas is an expert at taking advantage of these growth spurts to shape the bite and move the teeth to create amazing results.
Teens have a lot on their plate -- from academics to sports to friendships. The last thing we want them to worry about is the state of their teeth. That’s why we offer various treatment options that target a wide range of cases and suit each patient’s individual needs and lifestyle. Traditional metal braces, clear braces, and clear aligners are all effective ways to help them achieve the amazing smile they deserve.
The Benefits of Adult Orthodontic Treatment
Two of the biggest benefits of orthodontic treatment are straight teeth and an attractive smile. However, the advantages encompass so much more than just cosmetic appeal and increased self-esteem. Straightening your teeth can improve your overall health and help you avoid:
- Tooth Decay
- Gum Disease
- Bone Loss
- Irregular Wear of Tooth Enamel
- TMJ/TMD Pain
With age come a few advantages -- aside from wisdom and the ability to eat dessert for dinner. Since adult patients tend to be more motivated and compliant than children and teens, treatment can be even more efficient and effective. Furthermore, in most instances, people in their late teens and beyond make better candidates for choices like clear braces or clear aligners, which means you won’t necessarily need to obscure your smile behind metal braces.
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Your trust and confidence is essential to our relationship. We would like for you to be comfortable during your visits, and remember your time in braces as a fun and memorable experience every time you see your smile in the mirror. We provide the highest level of patient-focused care, always attentive to your unique needs and concerns, and we do it with a smile.
Our Orthodontic Smile Design Center is conviniently located at
550 Heritage Dr #170, Jupiter, FL 33458