Metal braces are the most widely used type of braces. They are very strong and can withstand most types of treatment. Unlike the metal braces of the past, today’s metal braces are small, more comfortable and more attractive.
Clear or ceramic braces are made of composite material. They are most often chosen by adult patients because they “blend in” with your teeth. Common drawbacks with the clear braces have to do with the ligatures (tiny rubber bands) that hold the arch wire to the brackets. These tend to stain between visits to your orthodontist.
Invisalign are “braces” that consist of strong plastic trays that are fabricated especially for you. Invisalign is for adult and responsible teen patients that have moderate orthodontic problems. Invisalign is truly invisible, no one will know that you are wearing braces. For more information on Invisalign, click here.
Parents, kids, and orthodontists LOVE WildSmiles! Why? WildSmiles offers patients a unique way to be in control of their orthodontic experience. When patients are excited about their treatment, they are more willing to put in the effort braces require, such as brushing, flossing, and avoiding certain foods. With so many fun shapes to mix or match, WildSmiles gives patients the freedom to find the joy of a beautiful, healthy smile in the making.
Though Central Florida Orthodontics can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.
Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, Dr. Kopuri and her team can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.
Some of the most direct results of interceptive treatment are:
Give your child a head start on a great smile!
Today, orthodontic treatment is a viable option for almost any adult. Adult orthodontic treatment is very common and one in five orthodontic patients is an adult. You’ll be pleased to learn that orthodontic treatment will fit in with your current lifestyle.
The new techniques and appliances that Dr. Kopuri and her team use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options at Central Florida Orthodontic Specialists include metal braces and translucent braces. As many of our adult patients would say, it’s never too late to have a beautiful smile!
Imagine the smile you really want – at any age.
Your adult orthodontic problem may still be correctable. That’s because orthodontic forces and braces move teeth the same way for a 40-year-old as a 10-year-old. Dr. Kopuri can help you achieve the straight, attractive, confident smile you’ve always wanted.
Central Florida Orthodontic Specialists offer several esthetically acceptable braces for adults in Central Florida areas.
So if you have avoided orthodontic care because you think you’re too old for braces or your smile is beyond help, talk to the team at Central Florida Orthodontic Specialists today! Click here to schedule a free consultation!
Achieving a healthy bite is important at any age. Left untreated, crooked teeth can lead to periodontal disease and create abnormal amounts of stress on teeth and jaws which can lead to premature wear. The effects of crooked teeth can get worse over time and can adversely affect your overall health. It is important to have an evaluation by an orthodontist to see if you can benefit from orthodontic treatment.
Crowded teeth, the opposite of spacing, is caused where there just isn’t enough space in the mouth for all those teeth. Crowding just gets worse over time as one tooth pushes over the other leading to overlapping teeth. Crowded teeth are harder to clean than straight teeth which will lead to cavities and tooth decay. Crowding can often be corrected by expansion so as to avoid tooth removal.
In an underbite, the lower jaw is longer than the upper which causes the lower teeth to protrude in front of the upper teeth. It is best to diagnose the problem early.
An overbite, or deep bite is when the front teeth cover the lower teeth too much. An excessive overbite leads to wearing down of the teeth and even may cause the bottom teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.
The malocclusion known as spacing is too much room between the teeth. Spacing can occur if teeth are missing, small, or if the dental arch is wide. The most common complaint from patients with excessive spacing is cosmetic.
A crossbite is when the back upper teeth fit into the inside of the lower back teeth. A crossbite causes tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth.
When the upper front teeth stick out too far forward, or the lower teeth don’t extend enough this is called protrusion. Because of the abnormal contact between the upper and lower front teeth it could cause injury to the lower teeth. It also causes poor bites and may even be from uneven jaw growth. This problem can be caused by thumb and finger sucking.
In a perfectly aligned face there should be a straight line from the bridge of the nose to the bottom teeth…all should be lined up. If they are not and the bottom teeth are actually misaligned from the top teeth, then your midlines are off. When your midlines are off your teeth could be drifted or your lower jaw could be shifted, which would result in an improper bite.
The common result of thumb sucking or tongue thrusting, an open bite, is when you can actually stick your tongue between your teeth while biting down. An open bite is a cosmetic problem, but it can also cause chewing problems.
Central Florida Orthodontic Specialists is proud to employ a staff of experienced orthodontic professionals in the Orlando, Melbourne, and Rockledge areas. Our staff is specially trained to provide outstanding orthodontic services to our patients. Our commitment to excellent service includes not only great orthodontic treatment, but also a warm, friendly office atmosphere. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your treatment, please do not hesitate to ask one of our knowledgeable team members. Our orthodontic professionals want you to experience the best in orthodontic care.
Dr. Kopuri and all the staff is amazing. With myself and two daughters all in braces, we visit the office quite frequently. We are always greeted with a smile and they are always so helpful with anything we may need. I would recommend anyone to be treated by Dr. Kopuri!- Amber R.
My son has been coming here for his braces the past few years… I would highly recommend anyone needing orthodontic care, to please contact them for impeccable services!- Amy S.
Dr. Kopuri and her staff make you feel like family. The staff explain things thoroughly. The office is well run and organized, and appointments are on time. Excellent customer service! Absolutely adore them. Love you ladies!!!!- Seresaa S.
The team here an the doctor are incredible, very friendly and very reasonable as far as price. Thank you guys for this amazing experience!- Beth C.
This is my second time doing any dental work with CFOS and it just as great as the first time. The front desk staff are extremely pleasant, the doctor and the tech are also very attentive and gentle.- Juan F.