At Gittess’ Braces, we provide orthodontic services to patients who live in the Oviedo, Florida area. Straight teeth are an important aspect of a patient’s health – both physically and mentally. Braces can correct improper bites and tooth positioning. This helps to prevent health threats such as periodontitis and gum disease. Straighter teeth can also improve a patient’s confidence, which can lead to an overall improvement in happiness and quality of life.
Types of Braces
We offer several types of braces to our Oviedo orthodontic patients. The most appropriate types of braces depend on specific factors for each patient. These factors include age, positioning of teeth, possible bite problems, and patient requests. For example, Invisalign and other types of invisible braces are not ideal for treating severe bite issues, tooth rotation, or tooth crowding. To determine the types of braces that are best suited for each patient, an orthodontist consultation is needed.
The main types of braces include:
- Traditional metal braces
- Ceramic braces
- Lingual braces
- Invisible braces such as Invisalign
Benefits of Braces
Oviedo braces patients can experience a number of potential benefits. The most important benefits of braces include an improvement in dental health. Crooked teeth often create “hiding places” for bacteria in the mouth. If these areas are not properly and consistently cleaned, it can lead to excessive buildup of plaque and tartar. This buildup can then contribute to increased chances of oral disease. By having straighter teeth, Oviedo orthodontic patients can reap the health benefits of braces.
One of the main reasons that patients pursue braces is to feel more confident about their smiles. Many patients can become self-conscious if they have crooked, crowded, or spaced-out teeth. Depending on the level of discomfort, this self-consciousness can affect a patient’s social relationships and opportunities. We feel that no one should be embarrassed to smile. We help to provide confidence and happiness to our Oviedo patients by giving them straighter, healthier, and more beautiful smiles.
Some adults hold a stigma toward braces, believing that they are only appropriate for kids and teens. We believe that it’s never too late to have a smile that makes patients feel good about themselves. For Oviedo braces patients who wish to keep the process discreet, we offer less-visible alternatives to traditional metal braces. We offer “Invisible” braces like the Invisalign system. Ceramic braces are tooth-colored and less noticeable. Lingual braces are attached to the inside of the teeth, which acts to hide them from others.
Randy Gittess, 407-699-1200