Orthodontics in North Miami Beach, FL
Correct Your Smile With Orthodontics
Having crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw can strain your smile and cause more damage. Fortunately, the dentists of Dr. Abbo Advanced Dentistry offer a variety of orthodontic solutions to correct common tooth issues including your bite, gaps and spaces in your smile, and pain in your facial joints. Our North Miami Beach, FL dental practice can reposition your teeth to give them whatever support they need so that your oral health stays in tip-top shape.
Do you have crooked teeth as a result of an injury or genetics? Read our guide below on orthodontics to learn how Dr. Abbo can help with improving your smile. Our practice also serves patients in Norland, Ojus, and Keystone Islands, FL.
What Is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of teeth, jaw, and bite irregularities — known as malocclusion. These treatments are especially important for children and adolescents, as misaligned teeth can negatively affect their facial development. However, our dentists also provide options for adults who also experience crooked teeth in the form of convenient and non-intrusive Invisalign.
The Benefits of Orthodontics
Orthodontics can correct several imperfections such as poorly aligned jaws, overbite, and misaligned teeth. On top of that, our treatments also offer a variety of benefits to enhance your or your child’s oral health and general facial appearance:
- Boosted Self-Esteem: Correcting crooked teeth or alignment issues can improve your smile’s appearance while also giving you a boost of confidence in social events.
- Enhanced Oral Health: Adjusting your smile can create a more natural bite, putting less pressure on your teeth. This can make it easier to chew food and speak clearly.
- Custom Tailored Treatments: Our dentists and helpful team will tailor your orthodontic treatment based on your unique oral health needs, age, lifestyle, and smile goals.
- Treatment Options: Our North Miami Beach, FL office offers a variety of treatments to correct your orthodontic issue thanks to our advanced dental tools and technology.
Our Orthodontic Treatments
Advancements in orthodontic technology have made wearing braces easier than ever. Our dentists can customize your braces to match your unique oral health needs as well as personal preferences. Whether it’s clear or tooth-colored brackets, you can be confident in knowing that your appliance will straighten your teeth to give you a more beautiful smile. This treatment is extremely popular among teens with developing oral health.
Having straight teeth play a huge role in making a good first impression, but struggling with metal wires and brackets can be a hassle. If you’re an adult with crooked teeth who just doesn’t have the patience for braces, Invisalign therapy may be the perfect solution for you. Our dentists can create a unique set of clear aligners that can gradually move your teeth into place. Best of all, Invisalign is transparent and can be taken out whenever you need to.
Preserving your newly straightened teeth after orthodontic treatment is just as important as maintaining your oral health. That’s where retainers come in. These appliances are mostly used during the retention phase of your treatment, where the goal is to prevent your adjusted teeth from going back to their original position. Our retainers come in a variety of options including fixed and Hawkley. Based on your orthodontic treatment, your dentist will determine which type of retainer you’ll need.
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that you schedule an orthodontic appointment so that they can evaluate the health of your smile. If your child is the one who will be receiving orthodontic care, they should be at least seven years old. One of our North Miami Beach, FL dentists can examine your teeth and the position of your jaw to determine which type of treatment would work best for improving your smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I be too old for orthodontic care?
You’re never too old for orthodontic care. Many patients who seek care for straightening their teeth are older adults who’ve noticed issues with their smiles. In fact, one in five patients who visit the dentist for orthodontics is an adult. Depending on your circumstances and oral health, Dr. Abbo may recommend other treatments to help you achieve your smile goals.
Why do orthodontic treatments take so long?
Orthodontics is more than just the appearance of your teeth. It also addresses the inner structure of your mouth, jaw, and teeth. Depending on your dental issue, it may take a couple of months to correct any misalignment or even years. The good news is that orthodontics tackles the root of the problem rather than what’s on the outside. While it may take longer to finish, you’ll also enjoy the benefits of a gradually more attractive smile.
Do I need to change my routine with orthodontics?
You may need to change certain aspects of your oral care regimen depending on what orthodontic treatment you’re receiving. If you’re wearing braces, you’ll need to take extra care in making sure that there are no food particles stuck in between any wires or brackets. Fortunately, Invisalign aligners can be taken out whenever you need to eat — be sure to clean your teeth afterward to avoid bits of food getting stuck.
How will I know which treatment is right for me?
The best way to determine which orthodontic treatment is right for you is to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists. They’ll evaluate your teeth and jaw as well as review your medical history to determine the best way to fix your smile’s structure. This will also be a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have or concerns you want to address.
Improve Your Smile’s Structure With Orthodontics
Some dental issues can go beyond just your teeth’s surface. Whether it’s traditional braces, Invisalign, or custom-made retainers, orthodontics can help you have the beautiful, straight, and healthy smile you’ve been waiting for. At Dr. Abbo Advanced Dentistry, our dentists are here to help solve your dental issues.
Contact our North Miami Beach, FL office today by calling (305) 945-0909 or by filling out our online contact form. We also serve patients in Norland, Ojus, and Keystone Islands, FL.