Protecting Your Smile With Dr. Grussmark
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the alignment of your teeth and jaw. Proper alignment is crucial to your oral health, as misaligned teeth can result in a variety of unpleasant health issues including:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- TMJ Disorder
- Difficulty chewing or speaking
At the Centre for Invisible Orthodontics in Miami, Dr. Grussmark offers a variety of orthodontic solutions for patients both young and old.
Your Treatment Options With Dr. Grussmark
Traditional metal braces are the oldest form of orthodontic treatment, and they’re still the most popular. They’re comprised of metal brackets that fit over your teeth and are connected by a wire. The braces apply pressure to gradually straighten your teeth over a period of several months.
Self-ligating braces work like traditional braces, but they use brackets with clips instead of rubber bands to hold the wires together. They’re a popular choice among patients because they require fewer adjustments by Dr. Grussmark. They’re also much less noticeable and easier to keep clean.
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 that are occasionally used to apply a different force to allow for the correct treatment result.
In some case, Dr. Grussmark will recommend orthognathic surgery to correct the alignment of your jaw. Surgical treatment is often used in conjunction with braces to fully correct your smile.
The Benefits of Orthodontics
Advanced orthodontic care from Dr. Grussmark will give you a gorgeous smile. It also provides a number of important benefits to your health:
- Protecting You From Oral Diseases — Crooked teeth are difficult to clean, and they can easily build up excessive amounts of plaque and tartar. This can result in cavities, gum disease, and even tooth loss.
- Correcting Your Jaw Alignment — A misaligned jaw can result in long-term complications, including pain while chewing and TMJ disorder.
- Reducing Your Overall Health Risks — An improper bite affects the way you chew and digest food, limiting your ability to absorb nutrients. Poorly aligned teeth is a major cause of gum disease, which can result in life-threatening consequences such as heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and more.
Finding the Right Orthodontic Treatment for You
Orthodontic treatment is far more important than a lot of people realize — it can truly have a dramatic impact on your life. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Orthodontics is the study of correcting misaligned teeth in the mouth. Orthodontists can correct crooked teeth using braces, improving the appearance of your smile and the health of your teeth.
Misaligned teeth can affect more than the way your smile looks. Untreated malocclusion can affect the strength of your teeth and lead to jaw pain, sometimes resulting in TMJ issues.
Braces can be uncomfortable and sometimes they do hurt. You have to remember that your teeth are being moved around in your mouth, and that’s not often comfortable. Your teeth will move due to the continuous pressure being put on them by the braces.
You’ll likely get used to the feeling of braces, but they may be uncomfortable each time they’re adjusted. You can take over-the-counter pain relief medications to help with the pain and we can provide wax if there are wires poking you.
Yes, you can get braces as an adult. While braces are often thought of as being for teenagers, braces have recently become popular among 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.
Yes, braces move by continuously putting pressure on your teeth. That means your teeth will likely move a small amount every day. From day to day, you likely won’t notice much of a change because the movement is minuscule.
But over the course of many months, you may see a big difference in your smile. A little bit of movement every day adds up to a lot of change. To see how much your smile changes over time, you can take progress pictures of your teeth.