Orthodontics: Improve Your Grin, Confidence, and Oral Health

If you or your child suffers from dental misalignment, it will not simply affect your appearance. Crooked teeth can also impact your long-term oral health and dental function. Fortunately, Dr. Lysandro Tapnio of Jacksonville can improve your smile with carefully planned orthodontics using aligner technology. Delaying orthodontic treatment will increase your risk for several serious dental concerns.

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What Happens When You Receive Orthodontics?

Before undergoing orthodontic treatment, you will have a complete oral evaluation and consultation with Dr. Tapnio. He will explain your treatment options and recommend which type of orthodontics will provide the most benefits—both during treatment and afterwards. Based on your preferences and decision, he will plan out your individualized treatment, considering optimal tooth movement and the potential length of your orthodontic care. In some cases, he may need to perform a preparatory treatment. For example, if you have severe misalignment, he may use our dental laser to expose an impacted tooth. This minimal discomfort process will make room for the tooth, reducing your risk for complications. After all prep work, Dr. Tapnio will begin your orthodontic treatment.

When your orthodontic treatment is completed, Dr. Tapnio will provide you with a retainer to keep your teeth from shifting back to their original positions.

Are You or Your Child a Candidate for Orthodontics?

If you suffer from any of the following conditions, orthodontics can improve not only your smile appearance but also create harmonious biting function, optimally space your teeth to facilitate thorough brushing and flossing and improve your oral health for the many years to come.

The conditions orthodontics can correct:

  • Gapped teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Turned teeth
  • Overbite
  • Under bite
  • Cross bite
  • Open bite
  • Cosmetic misalignment

The Benefits of Orthodontics

The most noticeable change will be the improvement in your appearance. Your straighter smile will enhance your other facial features, and you may feel much more self-confident about your smile. Orthodontics can also have a number of long-term health benefits. These advantages include:

  • Easier hygiene, which will lower your risk for decay and discoloration
  • A balanced, even bite
  • Improved speech
  • Reduced risk for bruxism and TMJ Disorder

Learn More About Orthodontic Treatment

If you are concerned about your dental alignment or your child’s oral health, contact us today. We will schedule your consultation with Dr. Tapnio so you can find out if braces are the right option for you.

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