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By The Brace Place Orthodontics
August 16, 2021
Tags: Invisalign  

Find out if Invisalign is the best orthodontic alternative to correct your smile.

If you’re an adult you probably think the ship has sailed on getting a straighter smile. Not so fast! If you are dealing with a bad bite, crooked or misaligned teeth, or gaps between teeth then you could just be a great candidate for Invisalign, which our Jacksonville Beach, FL, orthodontist Dr. Josh Goldknopf is happy to offer to his older teen and adult patients.

What Makes Invisalign Different

One of the biggest concerns our older patients have is that their braces will be visible. They don’t want to walk into an important conference or meeting just to have everyone stare at their braces. We get that, which is why our Jacksonville Beach, FL, orthodontist offers Invisalign in the first place. It’s completely discreet, using specially crafted and completely transparent plastic aligners that fit snug against the teeth.

Computer technology is used to determine every little shift and movement of your teeth that is required to get your smile into the ideal alignment. This data is then set to an Invisalign-approved lab, where they will make your set of aligners. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced with the next set. The number of aligners you have will depend on the severity of your dental issues. The average number of Invisalign aligners in a treatment plan is between 20-30.

Who is a Good Candidate for Invisalign

Invisalign is approved for older teens and adults whose teeth have fully matured and are done growing. Since little kids’ teeth aren’t done growing, this means that aligners won’t provide the appropriate fit needed to properly move teeth around, which is why teeth must be fully developed before Invisalign can be offered. Invisalign is a great way to treat,

  • Crooked teeth
  • Overbites
  • Crowding
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites
  • Overlapping teeth

Dealing with one or more of these issues? If so, Invisalign could easily correct these problems and give you the results you’re looking for. What are you waiting for?

If Invisalign sounds like the ideal option for you, then it’s time to sit down with our orthodontist Dr. Goldknopf at our Jacksonville Beach, FL, or Ponte Vedra, FL, location. To schedule an orthodontic consultation, call The Brace Place at (904) 249-0037.

By The Brace Place Orthodontics
March 19, 2021
Tags: Invisalign  

Does your child have crooked teeth or a bite problem? Invisalign for teens will help your child improve his or her smile. Invisalign, one of the orthodontic treatment options offered by your Ponte Vedra, and Jacksonville Beach, FL, orthodontist, Dr. Josh Goldknopf, can be an excellent choice for teenagers.

Invisalign corrects smile issues discreetly

Like many teens, your child may be concerned about the change to his or her appearance during orthodontic treatment. Although metal braces are certainly a good choice, there's no hiding the fact you're straightening your teeth when your mouth is covered in metal.

Invisalign offers a more subtle choice. The system gradually realigns your child's smile using removable aligner trays worn over the teeth. The trays are clear, which makes them blend in with your child's teeth. Your teen receives a series of aligner trays, each designed to be worn for two weeks. Daily wear time is usually about 22 hours.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign offers several advantages that make them a good option for teenagers, including:

  • Flexibility: Your child can remove the aligners to participate in sports, play an instrument, appear in the drama club show, or go to the prom. Removing the aligners for a few hours occasionally won't harm your child's progress.
  • No Food Restrictions: There's no need to avoid certain foods during Invisalign treatment. Aligner trays are removed before eating, making food restrictions unnecessary.
  • Comfort: Trays are made of plastic for your teen's comfort. Your child won't have to worry about cuts from stray wires or pain after adjustments. In fact, no adjustments are needed with Invisalign.
  • Simple Oral Hygiene Routines: Your child can brush and floss normally after removing the trays.

Worried that your teenager won't follow the wear schedule? Invisalign has a solution!

Many parents are concerned that their teens will forget about the schedule recommended by their Ponte Vedra, and Jacksonville Beach, FL, orthodontist. Fortunately, there's a way you can tell if your child isn't wearing the trays as long as recommended. Blue compliance indicators added to the aligner trays gradually fade with use. If the dots don't fade, it's time to remind your teen about the importance of sticking to the daily wear schedule.

Could Invisalign for teens enhance your child's smile? Call your orthodontist in Ponte Vedra, and Jacksonville Beach, FL, Dr. Goldknopf, at (904) 222-8588 to schedule your teen's appointment.

By The Brace Place Orthodontics
December 28, 2020
Tags: Invisalign  

The American Association of Orthodontists reports that 20 percent of Americans have poor dental bites--that is, their teeth do not meet together properly. At The Brace Place Orthodontics in Jacksonville Beach, FL, your orthodontist, Dr. Josh Goldknopf, offers adults just like you a sure way to a proper, healthy bite. It's called Invisalign, the discreet path to straighten your smile.

Crooked teeth

This is the coverall term for a smile that is gapped, crowded or has a variety of occlusal issues, such as deep bite, open bite, crossbite, overbite, and underbite. Besides being hard to clean and more prone to decay and periodontal problems, misaligned smiles are embarrassing. Yet, older teens and adults alike can hesitate to take on obvious metal braces.

So, Dr. Goldknopf and thousands of orthodontists across the world offer clear Invisalign aligners. These removable appliances are a sure, comfortable, and unnoticeable way to achieve smile goals. Yet, no one but you and your dentist will know you wear them.

What exactly is Invisalign?

FDA-approved in the late 1990s, Invisalign straightens a wide range of smile alignment issues. Composed of a series of clear trays custom-made from patented SmartTrack acrylic, the Invisalign system moves teeth slowly but surely into proper positions. Yes, they work just as conventional braces do but without the complex adjustments, oral irritations, and dietary changes metal brackets and wires required.

Most of Dr. Goldknopf's patients wear 18 to 30 aligner pairs on top and bottom teeth, spaced about two weeks apart. They stop into The Brace Place Orthodontics every month for a progress check-up. Along the way, they wear their aligners 20 to 22 hours a day, taking them out to brush, floss, and eat their meals. That's right. The aligners are completely removable.

Your new smile

Your orthodontist in Jacksonville, FL, likely will ask you to wear a retaining device after your finished treatment. Invisalign smiles finish in about one year or so--a shorter treatment time than conventional braces.

There are so many advantages

You can feel confident in pursuing discreet Invisalign aligners to correct your smile problem. Phone Dr. Jeff Goldknopf for a consultation and special Invisalign scan. Phone for an appointment at either the Jacksonville Beach or Ponte Verda, FL, offices of The Brace Place Orthodontics at (904) 249-0037.

By The Brace Place Orthodontics
September 18, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Invisalign   Teen  

Looking for an ideal solution to fix your teen’s particular orthodontic issue, minus the use of traditional metal brackets and wires? Invisalign just might be the solution. Invisalign treatment involves the process of wearing a set of clear aligners that effectively straighten the teeth over time. The use of comfortable and inconspicuous thermoplastic aligners will allow your teen to thrive and maintain their self-confidence throughout treatment.

You can consult with our orthodontist, Dr. Josh Goldknopf, here at The Brace Place Orthodontics in our Jacksonville Beach, FL, or Ponte Vedra, FL, office to if Invisalign will work for your teen. Meanwhile, here are some vital things to know about Invisalign.

Who Invisalign is For

It is often presumed that Invisalign can only treat people with minor alignment issues, however, that is not the case. It can also work to correct moderate to major orthodontic issues such as the following:

  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Overcrowding teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Gapped teeth

But the only way to determine your candidacy for treatment is through a thorough evaluation of your issues with your orthodontist in our Jacksonville Beach, FL, or Ponte Vedra, FL, office.

How The Invisalign Process Works

Your teen will undergo an oral examination performed by your orthodontist to determine his or her exact orthodontic or dental needs. Next, your orthodontist will take digital impressions of your teen’s teeth to construct a precise treatment plan—which will dictate the specific measure of time and force the teeth will need for correction.

Why Invisalign is Worth it

Invisalign treatment comes with multiple advantages:

  • The Invisalign aligners fit perfectly around the teeth. They are non-invasive, flexible, and offer a smooth feel. They’re also easy to grow accustomed to, as only gradual amounts of force will be exerted on the teeth during the treatment period.
  • Since the aligners are detachable, your teen can go about their usual activities like eating freely, participating in sports, or practicing proper dental hygiene.
  • Extra Features. Invisalign trays for teenagers include special features that are created to make up for when second premolars, molars, or canines grow out.
  • Virtually Invisible. The aligners are almost transparent. They are designed from a clear BPA-free thermoplastic material. Given that they’re practically invisible, it enables your teen to smile brightly without having to be conscious of their appearance while wearing them.
  • Improved Dental Health. Because the aligners are removable, they can easily be cleaned so that potentially harmful bacteria are not given the chance to thrive inside your teen’s mouth. Furthermore, correctly positioned or aligned teeth result in great overall oral health.
  • Time-Saving. Typically, in-office maintenance is required only every six weeks. This will save loads of time for you and your teen.
  • Quick Results. During the initial weeks of treatment, changes in the teeth start to become noticeable. Compared to other teeth alignment options, Invisalign treatment can be completed in a year or so, depending on your teen’s specific misalignment issues.

To Learn More About Invisalign and How It Can Benefit Your Teen, Call Us

Arrange an assessment with your orthodontist, Dr. Josh Goldknopf, here at The Brace Place Orthodontics in our Jacksonville Beach, FL, or Ponte Vedra, FL, office by dialing  (904) 222-8588.

By The Brace Place Orthodontics
February 19, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

How Invisalign orthodontic treatment from your dentist in Jacksonville Beach, FL, can help your smile

Have you been thinking about straightening your smile? If so, you may have heard about Invisalign. Invisalign has revolutionized orthodontic treatment, making treatment comfortable and discreet. Dr. Josh Goldknopf at The Brace Place Orthodontics offers a full range of orthodontic services, including Invisalign. He has two convenient office locations in Jacksonville Beach, and Ponte Vedra, Florida to help your smile.

Let’s take a closer look at Invisalign. These are just a few frequently asked questions and answers about Invisalign treatment:

Why is Invisalign revolutionary?

Invisalign uses clear plastic trays, known as aligners instead of conventional brackets and wires.

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

Invisalign is comfortable because the aligners are made of smooth plastic, making them very easy to wear. Invisalign is also virtually invisible because the aligners are clear, so people around you won’t notice them. You can also remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth, and when you eat, so you can enjoy the foods you love.

What dental problems can Invisalign fix?

Invisalign can correct most of the alignment and positioning issues just like conventional braces. Invisalign can correct overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite. It can also straighten rotated, crowded teeth to give you a straight, beautiful smile.

How does Invisalign work?

Dr. Goldknopf will give you your first set of aligners, which you wear for 2 weeks, then you move up to another set, which you also wear for 2 weeks. You progress to a new set of aligners every 2 weeks until your treatment is complete. You will visit Dr. Goldknopf every few weeks so he can monitor your progress.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

The entire process takes between 9 to 15 months.

Interested? Give us a call

You deserve a beautiful, straight smile, and Invisalign can help you achieve it. To learn more about Invisalign and how it can help your smile, call Dr. Josh Goldknopf at The Brace Place Orthodontics at (904) 222-8588, with offices in Jacksonville Beach, and Ponte Vedra, Florida. Call now!