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What to Know About Orthodontics for Adults
By The Brace Place Orthodontics
September 24, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: orthodontics  

Adults with healthy teeth and gums can enjoy the smiles of their dreams through orthodontics.Your orthodontist in Jacksonville Beach, FL, Dr. Josh Goldknopf, has diagnostic techniques and tools to determine your best care plan. Learn more how treatment at The Brace Place Orthodontics could change your life!

The benefits of adult orthodontics

Did you know that 20 percent of orthodontic patients are over the age of 21? It's true, confirmed by statistics from the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Goldknopf sees many adults at his Jacksonville and Ponte Verda, FL offices. He corrects a wide range of smile alignment issues, remaking facial symmetry, correcting jaw function, and balancing bite (how teeth come together).

Orthodontic treatment eliminates adult facial, ear and headache pain, controls enamel wear patterns, lessens tooth decay, makes gums healthier and achieves better smile aesthetics. When adults have better-looking smiles, self-esteem improves and so do interpersonal and business relationships, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

What happens at The Brace Place Orthodontics

Dr. Goldknopf and his team in Jacksonville Beach, FL, guide each orthodontic patient through a careful dental examination and series of:

  • Digital X-rays and photos
  • Cone beam three-dimensional imaging of the teeth, face, and jaw
  • Oral impressions and creation of a facial model

These steps tell your orthodontist the exact nature of your smile issues and how best to treat them. Then, Dr. Goldknopf will offer you treatment options to achieve your healthiest and best-looking smile. Because you're an adult, Dr. Goldknopf will consider any jaw bone changes and existing restorations you have.

Offered orthodontic appliances

Braces come in many types and configurations including:

  • Traditional metal braces
  • Ceramic, or tooth-colored, braces
  • Lingual, or tongue-side, braces
  • Invisalign clear aligners

Many adult and teen patients choose the innovative Invisalign system for its invisible appearance, shorter treatment time and comfortable acrylic appliances. It corrects mild to moderate orthodontic problems. Your orthodontist will help you choose the right appliances for your smile.

Afterwards, most orthodontic patients wear retainers to keep their newly aligned smiles straight for the long term.

Find out more

Why not contact The Braces Place Orthodontics to discuss your choices for a healthier, more attractive smile? Dr. Goldknopf sees patients in both his Jacksonville Beach, FL, and Ponte Verda, FL, offices. Call for an appointment at (904) 222-8588.