Finding the Treatment That’s Right for You
Nobody should have to live with a crooked smile. In addition to causing embarrassment and impacting your appearance, having misaligned teeth is also detrimental to your oral health.
The best way to determine if you’re a candidate for orthodontic care is to schedule your consultation with Dr. Stephen Grussmark at the Centre for Invisible Braces in Miami. During this meeting, Dr. Grussmark will evaluate your oral health to determine what we can do to fix your smile, and which type of treatment is right for you.
The Benefits of Orthodontic Care
Dr. Grussmark can walk you through all the advantages of having a straighter smile, including:
- Make it easier to drink, chew, and swallow
- Speak clearly
- Improve your oral and overall health
- Feel confident about your smile
- Reduce your risk of bacterial infection
- Treat joint pain that’s caused by the misalignment
- Reduce your risk of bruxism (teeth grinding)
Orthodontic Issues Treated by Dr. Grussmark
You’re in good hands with Dr. Grussmark. He’s been providing outstanding orthodontic care for over 30 years and he served as president of the South Florida Academy of Orthodontists. We treat the following orthodontic issues at the Centre for Invisible Braces in Miami:
An overbite is when the teeth in the upper jaw protrude unnaturally over the bottom half. Rarely is it due to jaw alignment, and instead could be the teeth being pulled out from their original position. This can be caused early by thumb-sucking habits, pacifiers, sippy cups, yanking or tearing on things with your teeth, or pushing your tongue against the back of these teeth.
An underbite is when the lower arch of teeth is protruding in front of the upper teeth in some way. This can be caused in a similar way to an overbite, through thumb-sucking, using teeth as tools, and pushing your tongue against your teeth.
An open bite is when the upper teeth, and sometimes the lower teeth, have lifted away from their place and flare out slightly. This can make chewing, drinking, or speaking difficult for you due to the wide gap between your teeth.
A crossbite is when your smile overlaps one arch or the other in different ways. For example, your upper front teeth may overlap the lower front teeth, but the upper back teeth are overlapped by the lower ones. Different combinations of these crosses can cause different issues in patients, but it’s fixable with braces.
As the name suggests, wide gaps between teeth can also be common in patients with misalignment issues. These gaps make it hard to chew or eat naturally and can lead to other areas of your mouth becoming crowded.
Crowding of the teeth is probably the most common orthodontic problem. Although many factors contribute to dental crowding, this problem typically stems from a discrepancy between space in the upper and lower jaw and the size of the teeth.
Crowding is often just one of several orthodontic problems. Crowding can be the cause of, or the result of other problems, such as impacted teeth, retained teeth, or teeth that don’t naturally fall out.
Wisdom teeth can be one factor that contributes to crowding. In many instances, these cases can be beautifully treated with a short course of Invisalign that typically takes about 6 months to complete. Extraction is often unnecessary even though the crowding may appear severe.
This category includes any other method of misalignment that may not fall into the options above. Sometimes, it can only be one or two teeth that are out of place instead of a whole arch. Ask Dr. Grussmark about the options that are available for you.
A “Gummy” Smile
Excessive Gingival Display, commonly known as a “gummy” smile, gives the appearance of excessively exposed gums on the upper arch. There are several treatment options for this problem.
A gummy smile can often be greatly improved with proper orthodontic treatment – not requiring any surgery at all. However, in some severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove a section of the upper jaw. In this procedure, we shift the jaw upward vertically, reducing the amount of exposure of the upper-gum tissue.
Your Diamond Plus Invisalign® Provider in Miami
Dr. Grussmark is the only Diamond Plus Invisalign® provider in Dade County. That makes him one of the top dentists in the country in terms of the number of patients he successfully treats with Invisalign every year.
If you’re experiencing any discomfort or issues with your bite, call 305-670-0263 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Grussmark today. When you meet with Dr. Grussmark, he’ll diagnose your problem and design course of treatment just for you.