Adult Braces in Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach

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The Brace Place provides braces for adults in Jacksonville Beach & Ponte Vedra, FL. Call 904-249-0037 or contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the field of dentistry that diagnoses and treats misaligned teeth and bite patterns, as well as abnormalities of the jaw. The most common orthodontic treatment is braces, which include brackets that attach to the teeth and a connecting archwire that is used to shift the teeth into proper alignment. This also helps the top and bottom rows of teeth to meet together properly for effective chewing. 

Benefits of Braces for Adults

Many adults choose to get braces for a variety of reasons and benefits: 

  • Better looking smile. Many adults get braces for cosmetic reasons. If you have crooked teeth or gaps between your teeth, you may want to correct these imperfections for a better looking smile. 
  • Improved dental health. Teeth that are crowded or crooked can be difficult to keep clean, increasing the risk of tooth decay. A misaligned bite can damage your teeth and cause them to wear down prematurely. Braces can straighten your teeth and align your bite to improve your dental health. 
  • Relief from jaw pain. If you have TMJ pain due to a misaligned bite pattern, braces may correct it and provide relief. 
  • Get the treatment they should have had in their youth. Some adults never had the opportunity to get braces when they were younger due to financial or other reasons. It's never too late to improve the health and appearance of your teeth. 
  • Correct relapse from adolescent treatment. Some adults did have braces or other orthodontic treatment when they were younger, but have experienced a relapse where the teeth have shifted out of position again. Getting braces to realign the teeth in adulthood may take less time depending on the situation. 

Types of Braces for Adults

We provide the following type of braces for adults: 

  • Metal braces. Traditional metal braces are made of stainless steel brackets and wires. 
  • Clear brackets. Clear brackets are made of tooth colored ceramic that blends in with the teeth for a less noticeable appearance. 
  • Aesthetic braces. Aesthetic braces are a champagne or rose gold color that is more subtle than the shiny metal used for traditional braces. 

Why Choose The Brace Place?

The Brace Place is a professional orthodontic practice that feels appropriate for adults. You may not want to go to an orthodontist that caters just to children and teens where you feel out of place. Here we make you feel comfortable and welcome, no matter your age. We believe that orthodontic treatment is important at any age, and that you’re never too old to improve your smile and your dental health. 

Dr. Goldknopf is a highly qualified board certified orthodontist with years of experience in the field. He can provide the treatment you need to achieve your dental health and cosmetic goals.

Frequently Asked Questions
How long does braces treatment take for adults?

In general, braces take a similar amount of time for adults as children and teens. On average, adult braces take approximately 1-3 years.

Are clear braces as effective as metal braces?

Adults often prefer clear braces because they are less noticeable than metal braces. In general, clear braces are just as effective as metal braces.

Will I need to wear retainers after getting my braces off?

Retainers are necessary to maintain the results you have achieved with your orthodontic treatment. If you had braces in the past and your teeth shifted back after you stopped wearing your retainers, you now understand the importance. We recommend that you never completely stop wearing your retainers.

Does insurance cover adult braces?

There are plans available that do provide coverage for adult orthodontic care. You may need to purchase a specific plan that includes that benefit. Payment plans are available to make the out of pocket cost of braces more affordable.

Contact Us Today

To learn more, call 904-249-0037 or contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.