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Do I Need Orthodontic Treatment?
By The Brace Place Orthodontics
April 03, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Do you look in the mirror and wish your teeth were straighter or your bite was more aligned? If so, you may benefit from orthodontic orthodontic treatmenttreatment. However, determining that this line of treatment is best for you can prove to be a tricky task. Fortunately, with help from your orthodontist, you can understand this procedure, how it works, and how it can benefit you. Find out more about orthodontic treatment and your options with Dr. Josh Goldknopf at The Brace Place Orthodontics with locations in Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra, FL.

Do I need braces? 
Braces treat many teeth and bite-related conditions, including:

  • misaligned teeth
  • overcrowding
  • under crowding
  • overbite
  • underbite
  • crossbite
  • open bite

Some common signs of needing orthodontic treatment include feeling as though your smile is “crooked”, feeling like you constantly bite your cheeks or lips, or your upper or lower jaw protrudes. You may also notice that your jaw pops or clicks, you have a difficult time chewing, or you breathe through your mouth often.

What are my options for orthodontic treatment? 
The Brace Place specializes in orthodontic treatment and gives you several options to choose from when it comes to straightening your smile. Traditional braces, which use metal brackets and wires to move the teeth, are a common and well-known form of orthodontic treatment. However, they are not your only option. Ceramic braces, which use tooth-colored brackets and wires in the same style as traditional metal braces, are less noticeable. Invisalign, which uses clear, plastic aligner trays to move the teeth, help you straighten your smile and correct your bite discreetly.

Orthodontic Treatments in Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra
If you think you can benefit from orthodontic care, you should consult with Dr. Goldknopf to determine that this is the best treatment option for you and your smile. A good candidate for braces should have realistic expectations for their results and a strong at-home oral care routine to maintain the health of their smile during treatment.

For more information on orthodontic treatment, please contact Dr. Goldknopf at The Brace Place Orthodontics with locations in Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra, FL. Call (904) 249-0037 to schedule your appointment for a consultation at either location today!