Get the beautiful, healthy smile you’ve always imagined with the help of braces.
We can all probably agree that a straight smile is a beautiful smile. Of course, as permanent teeth come in, our Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra, FL, orthodontist Dr. Josh Goldknopf often sees a variety of alignment issues that need to be corrected. The best way to fix these alignment issues in the teeth or the jaws is through orthodontic treatment. If you’re wondering whether or not braces are right for you or your child, here are the most common issues we treat with braces,
If there isn’t enough room for your teeth to come in then you’ll notice teeth overlapping and crowding each other. Crowding has the ability to damage teeth and increases the risk for cavities and gum disease because it’s more difficult to keep teeth and gums clean. Luckily, crowding is a common problem our orthodontist sees, and this problem can be treated with both traditional and clear braces.
Sometimes the opposite issue happens, and the jaws create too much room for teeth to erupt. This results in gaps and spaces between teeth. This typically affects the upper two front teeth. If you have spaces between teeth this is another easy fix. Everything from traditional to self-ligating braces to (possibly) clear aligners can correct this issue.
An overbite is when the upper teeth stick out more than the lower teeth, which means that they rest against the bottom teeth whenever you bite down. Overbites can lead to excessive wear and tear on certain teeth, which is why it’s important to correct this problem early on with braces.
If your bottom teeth cover your upper teeth when you bite down, then you have an underbite. This problem can lead to everything from jaw pain and TMJ disorder to gum disease and speech issues. This is another malocclusion (“bad bite”) that we can correct with traditional braces.
The Brace Place Orthodontics in Ponte Vedra and Jacksonville Beach, FL, is here to provide you with the orthodontic treatment your or your child needs for a straighter, healthier smile. To schedule a consultation with our orthodontist, call (904) 249-0037 for an evaluation.