Understanding your orthodontic needs may turn into a complicated issue. That's why Dr. Josh Goldknopf can break it down for you and make the process a pleasant one for you and your loved ones, just drop by his Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra, FL, office.
Here's some information about orthodontics in the meantime:
More On Braces
Orthodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that helps people deal with jaw and teeth alignment. Braces are the oral appliances meant to fix these problems; they help repair the position and orientation of your teeth by applying pressure on the teeth that need to be adjusted.
Braces are usually used for children between the ages of seven and 14. They are good candidates because their face and jaws are still developing, which may make the treatment easier and more successful.
Adults, however, can still benefit from orthodontic treatment.
Reasons You May Need Braces
The reasons people need braces vary. Here are a few examples of some issues braces can help with:
- Crooked, crowded and/or missing teeth
- Poorly aligned jaws
- A bad bite, also known as malocclusion
These issues can be caused by bad habits, like thumb-sucking, or a traumatic injury while playing a sport and some issues are simply hereditary.
Your Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra orthodontist can examine and assess your dental health, as well as provide a custom plan that will give you what you need.
How to Care for Your Braces
You must maintain a healthy oral habit to ensure there isn't plaque buildup and cavity formation. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once before bed, at the very least. This is so no food debris becomes entangled in your braces' brackets and wires.
If you're interested in learning more about orthodontic treatments and would like to contact Dr. Josh Goldknopf at his Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra, FL, office, please call (904) 249-0037 today.