Aesthetics alone are a reason why many adults are flocking to orthodontic care they may have missed out on when they were younger. It's important not to discount aesthetics, our smile factors in greatly to our self-esteem, and correcting a few imperfections can boost it.
But the benefits of orthodontic care go beyond improving the appearance of your smile. Through the available treatments, you can help prevent bite complications. To find out about all the ways that orthodontic care can help improve your quality of life, please reach out to your Ponte Vedra, and Jacksonville Beach, FL, orthodontist Dr. Josh Goldknopf of The Brace Place Orthodontics.
Bites, Straightening, and Spacing
Bite-related conditions are referred to by different names highlighting the problem with each. The most common are overbites, underbites, and crossbites. They occur for a number of reasons, often genetic, and as a result of the malformation of the jaw, causing the mouth to not close properly. Untreated, these conditions can create further difficulties with your jaw joints and wear on your teeth as they rub against each other.
Problems with the arrangement of your teeth, such as teeth that are crooked, overcrowded, or with gaps too large, can create difficult to clean areas between them. This can allow plaque to build up and with it the bacteria that damage our gums and teeth.
Correcting both bite conditions and spacing issues can provide you a brand new smile, but it can also help prevent problems that would hinder not just its appearance, but your mouth's overall health.
Orthodontic Care in Ponte Vedra, and Jacksonville Beach, FL
Whatever it is you're hoping to correct, your orthodontist can select the best treatment tailored to your own conditions and circumstances. Traditional braces may be the best recourse for more severe cases and for younger teenagers. Invisalign clear aligners can correct many of the same conditions as braces, with added advantages in the form of a less limited diet, easier hygiene, and a less visible appliance, among others. For certain situations, your dentist may find that you would be best served by surgical orthodontics.
But to know for sure just what orthodontic care can do for you, your first step is to come into the office, so make an appointment today with Dr. Goldknopf of The Brace Place Orthodontics in Ponte Vedra, and Jacksonville Beach, FL, by dialing (904) 222-8588.