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Do I Need Braces?
By The Brace Place Orthodontics
January 15, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   Invisalign  

Orthodontic BracesOrthodontic treatment can breathe new life into your smile, straightening your teeth and correcting your bite issues. However, with several options to choose from, you may feel overwhelmed when choosing the best type of braces for you. Find out more about your orthodontic options and how you can determine which is the best for you with Dr. Josh Goldknopf at The Brace Place Orthodontics with locations in Jacksonville Beach, FL, and Ponte Vedra, FL.

Do I need braces?
Orthodontic care can benefit patients in various situations. Misaligned teeth are perhaps the most commonly-known reason to need braces. However, orthodontic care can do much more, from correcting a bite issue, such as overbite or underbite, to helping align your teeth to make eating or chewing more efficient. A consultation with your orthodontist can help you determine in which ways braces can benefit your smile, answer your questions, and address any concerns you may have.

What are my orthodontic options?
Though you may envision a mouth of metal wires and brackets when you think of braces, you have additional options which may better fit your lifestyle or preferences:

  • Traditional Braces: Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires permanently attached to the teeth during treatment. These elements slowly move the teeth into their new, corrected locations along a predetermined path.
  • Ceramic Braces: Ceramic braces use the same principals as traditional braces — but with a twist. Rather than being made from metal, the brackets and wires are tooth-colored ceramic, helping camouflage them into your natural smile and giving them a subtler appearance.
  • Invisalign: Invisalign uses a different approach altogether than other orthodontic options: clear plastic aligner trays. The trays, which come in a series, are worn one after another for about two weeks each. Though it uses the same idea as traditional braces — placing pressure onto the teeth to move them — Invisalign’s trays give it an almost invisible appearance and allow them to be completely removable. This lets you remove your trays to eat or brush your teeth easier and more efficiently.

Orthodontic Treatment in Jacksonville Beach, FL, and Ponte Vedra, FL
For more information on orthodontic care for your smile, please contact Dr. Josh Goldknopf at The Brace Place Orthodontics with locations in Jacksonville Beach, FL, and Ponte Vedra, FL. Call (904) 249-0037 to schedule your appointment at either of the two offices today!