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Crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth can make you embarrassed and reluctant to share your smile with others. A “bad bite” can also make it difficult to chew or speak properly and even make you more prone to periodontal disease, which can negatively affect your oral and overall health. Thanks to braces and other modern orthodontic treatments, it is possible to correct these issues and enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile. To find out if you are a candidate for orthodontics, schedule a consultation with our skilled orthodontist in Florida today.

What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontic treatment focuses on correcting issues with the alignment and positioning of the teeth and jaw through the use of various dental devices that gradually align the position of the teeth and jaw.

Is an Orthodontist the Same as a Dentist?

An orthodontist is a specialist who has received additional training beyond traditional dental school in the diagnosis and treatment of alignment issues involving the teeth and jaw.

What Are the Most Common Reasons That People Get Braces in Florida?

The following are just a few of the reasons patients come to us for braces in Florida:

  • Jaw misalignment
  • Gaping teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Buck teeth
  • Malocclusions, including underbites, overbites, cross bites, and open bites

Orthodontic issues can affect more than just the appearance of your smile. If not treated, these issues can make it difficult to speak and chew properly and cause physical discomfort, including earaches, headaches, and jaw pain. It can also be difficult to clean between teeth that are crowded or overlap, which can lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Do You Offer Different Types of Braces?

Traditional orthodontic treatment involved unsightly metal brackets and wires attached to the surface of the teeth. Today’s treatment options are much more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. At our office, we even offer treatments that use clear or ceramic brackets that are barely noticeable, as well as invisible aligners. We will help you choose the most appropriate option based on your dental issue, preferences for appearance, and budget.

What Should I Know Before Getting Braces for My Child?

Orthodontic treatment can set the stage for your child to enjoy a lifetime of good oral health. It is important to reassure your child that orthodontic treatment is very common and is nothing to be embarrassed about. Our team has extensive experience catering to the unique needs of young patients and their families and will ensure that both you and your child are comfortable with each step of the treatment process.

We are pleased to offer several types of braces that can even be customized to allow your child to have fun and express their unique personality. It is important, however, to remember that some newer treatment options are made from sophisticated materials that may cost more than traditional treatment options. If cost is a major concern, we recommend that you speak with your insurance carrier or discount plan provider to verify if there are any coverage limitations for braces.

Do You Offer Adult Braces?

While it is more common for a family dentist to refer children or teenagers to an orthodontist, many adults can also benefit from orthodontic treatment to correct misaligned teeth and improve the look of their smiles. Many of today’s orthodontic treatment options come in styles and materials that are more comfortable and less noticeable than traditional braces, which make them more attractive for adult patients. Our orthodontic specialists will help you choose the treatment option that best suits your needs, lifestyle, and budget. Call today to schedule a consultation.

How Much Will My Braces Cost?

We understand that budget is a major concern for the majority of our patients and strive to keep the cost of our orthodontic services as affordable as possible. While it is true that orthodontic treatment is a significant financial investment, it can prevent a wide range of expensive and painful dental issues down the road. Treatment cost can vary significantly based on the severity of the issue and the type of device and materials used. Dental insurance and discount plans may also place limits on the amount of coverage or the types of devices that they will cover, so you should speak with your plan provider before starting treatment. We will provide you with an estimate of your cost following your initial evaluation, as well as your payment options. You may even qualify for one of our flexible financing options to help you manage the expense.

Where Can I Find an Orthodontist Near Me?

If you are looking for an experienced and compassionate orthodontist in Florida to improve the appearance of your smile, we can help. Call today to learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation.

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