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How Braces Help Straighten Your Smile
By The Brace Place Orthodontics
September 27, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces  

Discover how orthodontic treatment could help you get a smile you love.

Everyone from children to adults is turning to our Jacksonville Beach, FL, orthodontist Dr. Josh Goldknopf for braces, and it’s not surprising. After all, a straight smile can offer a wide range of benefits, from a healthier smile to one that’s more attractive. Are you wondering if braces are right for you?

What problems can braces fix?

A better question is probably, “what can’t braces fix?” Braces can be used to correct everything from gaps between teeth, crowding, protruding teeth, and misaligned jaws. They can also be used to correct a variety of malocclusions such as:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites

Of course, different types of braces work in different ways and some may be more effective for treating complex or complicated cases including correcting and realigning the jaws. Our Jacksonville Beach, FL, orthodontist will determine the type of braces that are right for you based on the type and severity of the dental issues you are dealing with.

How do braces fix teeth?

The goal of braces is to shift teeth into their ideal position through proper force and pressure. Traditional braces apply pressure through the regular tightening of wires, which gradually shifts teeth into the proper alignment. Clear aligner systems also apply pressure to specific teeth, helping them to move gradually throughout your treatment. Aligners do not need to be tightened; instead, you will replace your aligners every two weeks with a set that’s a little tighter, which will provide the right amount of pressure to continue moving teeth.

What are the benefits of braces?

There are many benefits to getting braces from our orthodontic team. Some of these benefits are more obvious than others:

  • You will have a more attractive and confident smile
  • You will have a smile that’s easier to keep clean
  • You are less likely to deal with cavities and gum disease
  • Your teeth are less likely to wear down and become injured due to misalignments and crookedness
  • You’re able to better chew and digest food
  • You’re able to speak confidently and comfortably without changes to your speech or speech impediments due to crooked, misaligned teeth

Who is a good candidate for braces?

Anyone can be a great candidate for braces. We recommend that children undergo an orthodontic consultation with our team around the age of 7; however, if you are a teen or adult who wants to fix their crooked smile, we also offer a wide range of orthodontic options that are discreet and make it easier to get the smile you deserve. It’s never too late!

Are you interested in getting braces? Want to find out which orthodontic treatment is right for you? If so, our orthodontist Dr. Goldknopf would be happy to sit down with you at his Jacksonville Beach, FL, or Ponte Vedra, FL, office. To schedule a consultation, call The Brace Place at (904) 222-8588.