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Dentist in Orlando, FL
Marcia Martinez, D.M.D.
5180 Curry Ford Road
Orlando, FL 32812
(407) 273-6620
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By Marcia Martinez, D.M.D.
September 05, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics   braces  

Do you wish you had straighter teeth? Does your misaligned smile make you feel as though you need to cover your mouth when you orthodonticslaugh? Straightening your teeth with orthodontic care is easier than ever with your Orlando, FL dentist. Learn more about orthodontic care and straightening your smile with Dr. Marcia Martinez.

How does orthodontic care work? 
No matter which style braces you choose, the basic idea remains the same. Braces use slight pressure placed onto the teeth to move them into their new positions. Every few weeks, your dentist will tweak the tightness or positioning of the braces to adjust the pressure placed on the teeth. Dentists usually recommend braces for patients over the age of 12, though some patients may require earlier care to guide their still-growing teeth and jaws before further problems arise. The proper care is crucial to your end result, as tooth decay or gum disease could increase treatment times or cause other issues. Patients should have a committed at-home oral care routine consisting of brushing at least twice and flossing at least once a day.

What are my options for orthodontic care? 
When you envision braces, you may first envision traditional metal braces. Metal brackets attached permanently to the teeth throughout treatment hold metal wires, held on by rubber bands. However, this method, while the most well known, is not your only option. Invisalign and other aligner-based orthodontic methods use clear, plastic aligner trays to move the teeth. The trays place the required pressure onto the teeth rather than relying on the metal wires of traditional braces. Ceramic, tooth-colored braces use the same general idea as metal braces, but replace the obvious metal parts with more subtle materials.

Orthodontic Care in Orlando, FL 
Orthodontics treat many dental issues, including misaligned or crooked teeth, uneven teeth, overcrowded or overlapped teeth, under crowded or gapped teeth, overbite, underbite, cross bite, open bite, and more. If you think you could benefit from braces, you should consult with your dentist to determine if this is the best course of treatment for you.

For more information on orthodontics in the Orlando, FL area, please contact Dr. Martinez. Call (407) 273-6620 to schedule your consultation for braces today!