Treatment

Metal Braces

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 Braces

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

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.

 

Early Treatment

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 his team can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.

Some of the most direct results of interceptive treatment are:

  • Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth
  • Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth
  • Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
  • Preserving space for unerupted teeth
  • Reducing the need for tooth removal
  • Reducing treatment time with braces

Give your child a head start on a great smile!

Adult Treatment

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 his 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.

  • Teeth Crowding
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Gaps
  • Overbite, Deep Bite & Buckteeth
  • Space Closure
  • Relapse of Previous Orthodontic Treatment

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!

Common Problems

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

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.

 

UNDERBITE

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.

 

OVERBITE

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.

 

SPACING

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.

 

CROSS BITE

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.

 

PROTRUDED TEETH

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.

 

MIDLINES OFF

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.

 

OPEN 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.

Emergency

WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

Call our office as soon as possible if you break or loosen any of your appliances. Please do not come directly to the office – by calling us, you will allow us to create a time to see you. Even if you have a regular appointment scheduled, call us immediately to notify us if you need an appliance repaired.

LOOSE BRACKETS OR BANDS

Call our office immediately for advice if a bracket or wire is loosened. The bracket may need to be re-fitted as soon as possible. You may have a situation that requires cutting a wire or sliding a bracket off a wire at night or over the weekend. If you need to cut a wire in case of emergency, you may use fingernail clippers that have been washed and sterilized in alcohol. Please call our office the next business day, so that we may schedule an appointment for you.

WIRE IRRITATIONS

Sometimes discomfort caused by a wire on your braces can be resolved by moving the wire away from the irritated area with a cotton swab or eraser. If the wire will not move, try covering the end of it with a small piece of cotton or a small amount of wax. If the wire is painful, you can cut it with nail clippers or scissors that have been washed and sterilized in alcohol. If you cannot resolve the wire irritation, call our office for an appointment.

LOST SEPARATORS

Most patients lose a separator during their treatment. Do not worry about losing a separator, but call our office to see if it needs to be replace.

Central Florida Orthodontic Specialists is proud to employ a staff of experienced orthodontic professionals.  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.

The staff is extremely sweet & very welcoming. It felt like we had been coming there forever just after 1st visit. The Doctor was professional, experienced, and took his time with us. I highly recommend everything about this office!  

-Wendy B.

Super friendly staff. They work around my schedule and I’m in and out of the office quick.  

-Katherine G.

Love their service! They always make me feel welcomed! They are one of the best I know. I couldn’t have asked for a better orthodontist! I will for sure come here more often if I need braces again! I always recommend my friends this place; it’s the perfect place for orthodontist work!  

-Sheila C.

It’s a great place, if you are looking for a specialist on braces here is the perfect place! Costs are really good! Love it! -Lizdalsy O.

-Lizdalsy O.

From the initial call, up to the visit..their customer service is superb! Dr is as amazing as his staff!!

-Ulda C.
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