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Traditional Braces

Traditional braces are available at this Pembroke Pines, FL dental practice

 With so many teeth straightening systems available online, is there still need for traditional braces from a trained professional? Absolutely. At Pines Dental Associates in Pembroke Pines, FL, you get the benefit of 25 years of clinical experience from Dr. Milton Ruiz, plus the convenience of a trusted orthodontist on-site regularly.

How traditional metal braces move teeth

Ceramic braces with metal wire apply carefully calculated pressure to teeth at precise points. The force compresses the periodontal ligament on one side of the tooth and creates minute space on the other side. In response to positive pressure, cells called osteoclasts reduce bone, while osteoblasts simultaneously build new bone on the negative pressure side. Controlled bone remodeling shifts and stabilizes teeth without compromising oral health.

When traditional braces may be best for Pembroke Pines, FL patients

Traditional orthodontics can create room for crowded teeth and correct bite problems such as:

  • Protrusion – “Buck teeth” are upper teeth that extend too far forward, past the lowers.
  • Crowding – When teeth do not have enough room in the arch they tend to overlap, forming crevices that contribute to tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Spacing issues – Poorly spaced teeth with gaps between can also cause hygiene and bite problems.
  • Underbite – Bottom jaw extends too far forward, placing lower teeth in front of uppers.
  • Overbite – A “gummy smile” may be the result of upper teeth that reach too far over lower teeth.
  • Crossbite – When upper teeth sit inside lowers, you may have to move the jaw forward or to the side to close the mouth. In children, crossbite impacts jaw development, and in adults may cause facial asymmetry.
  • Open bite – Seen when upper and lower teeth do not overlap. This can be a result of thumb sucking or tongue thrusting.
  • Mismatched midline – When the center of front and lower arches does not match up, it can be a sign of jaw misalignment.

You might refer to an online video tutorial to tackle a small home repair job, but you need the expertise an electrician for a wiring installation that impacts your safety and wellbeing. Doesn’t your smile deserve the same consideration? Call (954) 715-4660 for orthodontic services in the Hollywood, Cooper City, and Miramar region.

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