Protect & Enhance Your Smile With Dr. Grussmark
Proper alignment is crucial to your oral health, as misaligned teeth can result in a variety of unpleasant health issues like jaw pain or gum disease. At the Centre for Invisible Orthodontics in Miami, Dr. Grussmark offers a variety of orthodontic solutions for patients of all ages who reside in Miami Beach, Brickell, and Coral Gables, FL.
Our Miami orthodontist has years of experience and knowledge in orthodontics, taking a patient-oriented approach to delivering exceptional care. Discover our treatments below and learn which may be best suited for your needs.
What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics focuses on treating crooked or misaligned teeth by using custom-designed appliances. Our orthodontist specialist in South Florida can correct any issues associated with crooked teeth to gradually improve the appearance and health of your smile.
If left untreated, crooked teeth (malocclusion) can negatively affect the strength of your teeth and jaw, resulting in TMJ issues and other painful symptoms that can decrease your quality of life. With years of experience, Dr. Grussmark is the best orthodontist in Miami for all your personal orthodontic needs.
Orthodontic Treatment Options With Dr. Grussmark
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are a tried and true form of orthodontic treatment, and they’re still the most popular for patients with missing teeth. Braces consist of metal brackets that fit over your teeth and are connected by a series of wires. These wires apply pressure to gradually straighten your teeth over several months. You’ll need to also visit our orthodontist in South Miami every few weeks so he can tighten the wires and make sure your treatment is progressing without any issues.
Dr. Grussmark also offers braces for children. Orthodontic issues can be detected at around age ten, though we recommend you bring your child in for their first dental appointment at age seven. Our orthodontist has years of experience working with patients of all ages and can help determine the best course of action for your child’s orthodontic problems.
Temporary Anchorage Device
If you have a tooth that’s erupted too far into your upper jaw, you may need a temporary anchorage device. These devices are small screws occasionally used to apply a different force to allow for the correct treatment result.
Self-ligating braces function similarly to traditional braces but use brackets with clips instead of rubber bands to hold the wires together. They’re a popular choice among patients since they require fewer adjustments and trips to the dentist. They’re also much less noticeable and easier to keep clean.
In some cases, Dr. Grussmark will recommend orthognathic surgery to instantly correct the alignment of your jaw. Surgical treatment is often used in conjunction with braces to fully correct your smile. This procedure is typically reserved for severe orthodontic issues and will only be recommended as a last resort when it comes to improving your teeth.
The Benefits of Orthodontics
Advanced orthodontic care from Dr. Grussmark will give you a gorgeous smile. It also provides several important benefits to your health, such as:
- Protection From Oral Diseases — Crooked teeth are difficult to clean, and they can easily allow plaque and tartar to build up over time. This can result in cavities, gum disease, and even tooth loss.
- Correction of Jaw Alignment — A misaligned jaw can result in long-term complications, including pain while chewing and TMJ disorder.
- Reduction of Health Risks — An improper bite affects the way you chew and digest food, limiting your ability to absorb nutrients properly. Poorly aligned teeth are also a major cause of gum disease, which can result in life-threatening consequences such as heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s normal to experience mild discomfort in the first few weeks following your orthodontic treatment. However, any soreness should fade as you grow accustomed to the appliance, but you can use over-the-counter pain relievers in the meantime. You may also feel sore following wire tightening appointments, but this is a sign that your teeth are slowly coming into place.
Not at all! Patients of any age can enjoy the benefits of a straight smile. While many people think braces are just for teenagers, this treatment has recently become popular even among older adults. If you didn’t have braces as a teenager, it’s not too late to correct the alignment of your teeth.
Teeth move quicker in your mouth when you’re younger, so you may be in braces for longer as an adult. But with more options available nowadays, we can offer braces that are less noticeable and can make your treatment easier.
Your treatment plan depends on your unique needs and oral health. If you’d like to learn more about your treatment options, or how orthodontics can benefit you, contact one of our three locations in the Miami area and schedule your free consultation with Dr. Grussmark.
Insurance typically covers a portion of orthodontic appliances, but it depends on the details of your plan. We recommend contacting your dental insurance provider beforehand to discover the benefits you’re entitled to. You can also visit our financing page to learn more about our affordable payment options and how we can help make your treatment more accessible.
Expert Orthodontic Care at the Centre for Invisible Braces
Orthodontic treatment is more important than patients realize, as it can have a dramatic impact on your overall quality of life. When you’re ready to achieve the straighter smile of your dreams, our orthodontic specialist in Miami, FL can help.
Call our office today at (305) 441-1200 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Grussmark. You can also book your appointment online by filling out our contact form. We look forward to meeting you!