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Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Straight teeth and a properly aligned bite not only make your smile more attractive, but they also improve your oral health. At Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry, Tanya Orr, DDS, offers orthodontics to help make their patients’ smiles happier and healthier. The expert team is a trusted resource for exceptional orthodontic treatments. To learn more, schedule a visit today by calling the Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, office or booking online.

Orthodontics Q & A

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a dental specialty that’s dedicated to properly aligning your teeth and bite. Treatments typically involve fixed or removable oral appliances.

By straightening your smile, orthodontics not only improves your appearance but enhances your oral health, as well.

What conditions does orthodontics treat?

Some of the conditions that Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry uses orthodontics to treat include:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

Many patients also elect to get orthodontic treatment for cosmetic purposes, such as achieving generally straighter teeth.

Why should I get orthodontic treatment?

A smile with straight teeth and a properly aligned bite is more cosmetically appealing, but it’s also better for the overall health of your mouth.

Crooked or crowded teeth are more difficult to keep clean, rendering you more susceptible to developing tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. 

Crooked teeth or an improperly aligned bite can also throw off the proper distribution of force when you chew, and this can cause excessive wear and tear in particular areas of your smile and lead to jaw conditions like TMJ disorder.

How does orthodontic treatment work?

Most orthodontics appliances work by exerting a small-yet-constant amount of pressure on your teeth, jaws, or oral structures. That small pressure gradually pushes your teeth, jaw, or oral structures into a better positioning in your mouth. 

Once your smile is more properly aligned, your dentist removes the oral appliance, and your smile stays in its proper place! In some cases, you might need to wear a retainer to make sure that your smile doesn’t fall back out of alignment.

What orthodontics services do you offer?

Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry is proud to offer Powerprox Six Month Braces® for all of its patients looking to improve the alignment of their smile. 

Powerprox Six Month Braces is an alternative to traditional metal braces that can get your teeth into their target alignment in as little as six months. 

The Powerprox system differs from traditional braces in that the brackets and wires are much more comfortable in your mouth and less visible on your smile, but the biggest advantage is in its special, state-of-the-art archwire. 

The Powerprox archwire has “shape memory” that makes it go back to its original shape regardless of how it’s bent when it’s installed on your smile, helping to get your teeth into alignment quickly and efficiently. 

Schedule an orthodontics consultation with Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry and get started on straightening your smile today. Book your visit by phone or online.