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Ormond Beach, FL Orthodontist

About Orthodontics

Ormond Beach, FL Orthodontist

Orthodontics is dental treatment that focuses on straightening and aligning your teeth and jaws.

An Orthodontist, like Dr. DeSantis, begins their career by becoming a qualified orthodontist. Next, they complete at least 2 to 3 more years of specialized training in orthodontics. This makes the orthodontist an expert in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of malocclusions. Malocclusions are problems with spacing, positioning, or alignment of the teeth and jaws.

Orthodontists treat a wide range of malocclusions. They regularly treat adults, teens, and children starting from age 7.

Orthodontics impacts your health, appearance, and more.

Crooked, unevenly spaced, or misaligned teeth are harder to keep clean. This makes them more prone to tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Straight, properly aligned teeth are easier to keep clean and provide a more attractive appearance. A straight, healthy smile helps to boost self-esteem, self-confidence, and your self-image.

Improperly aligned jaws can lead to a variety of health issues. Some of these include:

  • Difficulty biting or chewing
  • Problems with speech
  • Headaches
  • Clicking jaws
  • Teeth grinding
  • Swollen or sore jaw muscles
  • Tooth wear
  • Gum or bone loss

Correcting misaligned jaws can help to prevent or alleviate these issues.

If you suffer from crooked, uneven, or misaligned teeth or jaws, orthodontic treatment can help.

The length of your orthodontic treatment will depend on your individual plan. During your consultation with Ormond Beach orthodontist, Dr. DeSantis, we will discuss your options. Once you select your treatment, we will estimate its length.

There are factors that can affect the duration of your treatment. Some of these include:

  • Early Orthodontic Intervention: If you had early intervention, some steps have already been completed. This may shorten the time you need for this treatment.
  • Type of Treatment: Depending on your needs, you may have braces, elastics, aligners, or other options. Which treatment you receive will affect its length.
  • Compliance: Following our instructions will allow your treatment to work more quickly.

At Atlantic Orthodontics, we offer advanced solutions for your treatment. Our Ormond Beach practice is a leader in comfortable and accelerated orthodontics. Depending on your needs, we may recommend:

  • Metal Braces
  • Ceramic Braces
  • Invisalign™
  • Retainers

To get started on your healthier, more beautiful smile, contact Atlantic Orthodontics for a consultation.

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Location

Ormond Beach, FL Orthodontist
106 N Old Kings Rd, Suite C
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

(386) 672-4981 |  

Office Hours

Monday: 8am-5pm
Tuesday: 8am-5pm
Wednesday: 7:30am-5pm
Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 8am-5pm

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