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By The Brace Place Orthodontics
December 29, 2021
Tags: Invisalign  

The technology that dentists and orthodontists use today has made fearing oral care a thing of the past. Dr. Josh Goldknopf of The Brace Place Orthodontics wants to help you straighten your teeth. The latest technology of Invisalign in Jacksonville Beach, FL, and Ponte Vedra, FL, has made it easy for adults to get the smiles that they are looking for. If you are thinking about Invisalign and whether it is suitable for your situation or not, then you need to know the following facts about the Invisalign process.

Helping You Determine the Viability of Invisalign

Your oral health and dental needs play an essential factor in determining if Invisalign in Jacksonville, FL is suitable for you. Here are some ways this new technology can help you achieve the dental goals you have set for yourself.

  • The Invisalign process can help correct many issues associated with gaps between teeth, underbites, overbites, open bites, and crooked teeth. Every person has their issues so that the treatment plan will be tailored to your unique needs.
  • Invisalign is also used to treat specific jawbone issues. A jaw that is not aligned correctly can lead to issues associated with eating, breathing, and even talking to people. But Invisalign can help specific jaw issues.
  • Biting issues are a common problem and can lead to other issues. But Invisalign can help align your bite, so your teeth come together perfectly.
  • You will also find that no one will be able to tell if you are wearing the trays or not. Invisalign liners are clear and fit closely to your teeth to give a natural appearance.

If you are still wondering if Invisalign in Jacksonville, FL is suitable for you, please call our office today at (904) 249-0037 or our Ponte Vedra office at (904) 249-0037. Dr. Goldknopf of The Brace Place Orthodontics can answer all your questions and provide you with an evaluation of your oral situation. The path to straightened teeth is just a phone call away.

By The Brace Place Orthodontics
December 23, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Orthodontist  

When your child is still very young you may not be ready quite yet to start thinking about the possibility of braces, as it's something usually associated with their teen years. But even young children can benefit from seeing their Jacksonville Beach, FL, orthodontist. There are signs that they may be developing a dental concern that you as a parent can spot, but the best course of action is typically prevention. So to learn more please reach out to Dr. Josh Goldknopf of The Brace Place.

Harmful Habits

If your child has a thumb-sucking habit or exhibits tongue thrust-related issues into early childhood it's a good idea to seek professional help.

Prolonged thumb sucking can create pressure on their developing jaws and can affect their bite and create other spacing problems.

Tongue thrust can also cause very similar problems to thumb sucking and the condition manifests when your child's tongue often sticks out beyond their teeth.

Signs of Discomfort

Dental discomfort of any kind merits a visit to your dentist's office. But pay close attention if your child is having difficulty eating, chewing, or when speaking your Jacksonville Beach, FL, orthodontist may be able to help. These could be early signs of a bite condition that causes their teeth to become misaligned and creates undue stress on their jaw joints.

Lost Teeth

Your child losing their baby teeth is a very natural part of their dental development. There may be cause for concern if they lost the baby tooth because of injury or decay. Beyond their role in early nutrition, baby teeth help to preserve the space for the permanent adult tooth once it comes in. So if your child has lost their tooth before they were meant to naturally, it could cause other teeth to shift into the empty space which can block the incoming adult tooth and may cause it to become impacted.


Most professionals recommend having your child examined by an orthodontist as early as the age of 7, which is when permanent molars have come in along with other adult teeth.

Orthodontic treatment may not even be required for many at this stage, it's just a very appropriate time for their doctor to notice the signs of potential issues in the future. There is enough there for their dentist to determine a plan of action.

Those who may need early orthodontic intervention will be able to benefit from it as it can minimize or altogether prevent bite conditions in the future.

Schedule a Visit

It's not too early, schedule a consultation with your Jacksonville Beach, FL, orthodontist today. Make an appointment with The Brace Place, with Dr. Goldknopf, by dialing (904) 249-0037.

By The Brace Place Orthodontics
December 10, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

It's been a rough year for all of us, but especially for Simon Cowell. The famous entrepreneur and brutally honest talent judge on American Idol and America's Got Talent underwent emergency back surgery in August after an accident on a new electric bike. But the good news is he's well on his way to recovery—and well enough in October to undergo another, less-stressful, procedure: a smile makeover with dental veneers.

This latest trip to the dentist wasn't Cowell's first experience with the popular restoration, wanting this time to update his smile to more closely resemble what he had when he was younger. He even brought along some older photos for reference.

Veneers aren't exclusive to celebrities like Simon Cowell, as thousands of people who get them every year can attest. These thin wafers of porcelain bonded to teeth can mask a wide range of defects, from chips, wear or discoloration to slight tooth gaps or misalignments. And every veneer is custom-made to match an individual patient's dental dimensions and coloring.

If you're thinking about a smile upgrade, here are a few reasons to consider dental veneers.

More bang for your buck. Compared to other transformative cosmetic options, veneers are relatively affordable, with the cost dependent largely on the extent of your dental needs. Still, dental veneers are an investment that can give long-lasting yields of a more attractive smile and even a completely new look.

Little to no tooth alteration. In most veneer cases, we need only remove a small amount of enamel so the veneers don't appear bulky (the alteration is permanent, though, so you'll need a veneer on the tooth from then on). It's also possible to get “no-prep” veneers requiring little to no alteration.

Durable and long-lasting. Continuing improvements in porcelain and other dental ceramics have led to stronger forms that can better withstand the biting forces your teeth encounter every day. Although you'll still need to be careful biting into hard items, your veneers can last for several years.

Easy to maintain. Veneer cleaning and maintenance is much the same as with natural teeth—daily brushing and flossing, and regular dental cleanings and checkups. Outside of that, you'll need to watch what you chomp down on: Veneers are strong, but not indestructible, and they can break.

As Simon Cowell knows, getting veneers isn't difficult. It starts with an initial visit so we can evaluate your dental health and needs. From there, we can present options on how to update your smile.

If you would like more information about dental veneers, please contact us or schedule a consultation. To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Porcelain Veneers” and “No-Prep Porcelain Veneers.”

By The Brace Place Orthodontics
December 06, 2021
Tags: Invisalign  

Invisalign is an effective treatment helping those improve the aesthetics of their mouth and jar mechanics. Those of all ages wanting to straighten their teeth or fix an overbite will find Invisalign is an effective treatment. The Brace Place offers Invisalign for Jacksonville Beach, FL, patients as an option to straighten teeth for both adult and younger patients. Take time to learn more about this treatment option by speaking with Dr. Josh Goldknopf and learning how Invisalign can help you.

How Invisalign Helps

Dentists in Jacksonville Beach, FL, are offering their patients Invisalign treatment to help straighten their teeth and fix things such as overbites and underbites. Invisalign helps straighten teeth without the use of brackets and wires, commonly used with traditional braces. Instead, aligner trays can be customized to fit your mouth, which is why this treatment is perfect for adult patients and younger patients.

Invisalign for Teenagers and Adult Patients

Invisalign is not recommended for younger patients and should only be used by teenage and adult patients. Invisalign can be used for older patients to help correct the placement of their teeth. The aligners slowly move teeth into place. Several aligners help continue the proper movement of the teeth and provide patients with a straight smile. Having straighter teeth after Invisalign treatment helps boost the patient's self-confidence, and they are seen smiling more often.

When your teeth are not straight, you want to do everything possible to correct your smile, no matter your age. Those in Jacksonville Beach, FL, considering Invisalign should schedule an appointment with their orthodontist. Invisalign is perfect for teen and adult patients looking for orthodontic treatment to help improve their overall smile. Dr. Goldknopf at The Brace Place has all the information you need to see how Invisalign can help both adults and younger patients. Call (904) 249-0037 today to schedule a consultation and learn more about the orthodontic treatment options available.