Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace
11157 N 56th Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617

Important Information about Orthodontics

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Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that uses devices to alter teeth and underlying bones. Orthodontics can effectively correct crooked teeth, poor upper and lower jaw alignment, and pressure on temporomandibular joints, as well as improve structural aesthetics of the face. The most ideal results are achieved in children between the ages of 3 and 12, but excellent results can be achieved in teens and adults, as well. Dental braces and appliances are only a viable solution if proper care is taken for the duration of treatment. Use these tips to ensure that your orthodontic goals are optimally achieved in the least amount of time possible.

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Therapy

Orthodontics can be an effective treatment for reversing the need for TMJ therapy. TMJ issues are generally a result of the lower jaw being positioned too far back, compressing the blood vessels and nerves of the joint. Many patients suffering TMJ pain and discomfort turn to splint therapy to relieve the pressure. The splint moves the lower jaw to a new position. Following successful use of a splint, dental braces are needed to stabilize the new position of the jaw.

Treating Childhood Oral Fixations

Affordable orthodontics are also useful for treating habits related to oral fixation, such as thumb sucking or pacifier use. You do not need to be concerned with your child’s sucking habits unless they continue beyond the ages of six or seven. At this point, the permanent incisors and molars begin to erupt in the mouth and habitual sucking can cause a misaligned bite. It can also lead to teeth or lips that protrude and a distortion of the face. The impact of excessive sucking can be observed in the inward shape of the muscles of the cheek, which will cause the upper dental arch to constrict. This leaves the tongue without enough space to rest and results in unnatural behaviors, like habitual tongue thrusting. It may also aggravate breathing and induce allergies. Pediatric orthodontists can help parents identify worrisome sucking habits in children and recommend solutions.

Other Conditions

Cleft palates, improper jawbone growth, and even evident disruptions to growth patterns while the baby teeth are still in place may be treated with affordable orthodontics. Due to the limited years during which the bone can be altered with orthodontics, it is ideal to seek treatment the moment misalignments are observed in teeth or jaws. Regardless of the age that orthodontics are pursued, to optimally retain results, a retainer must be worn at night for the duration of the lifespan.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Temple Terrace, call Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace today at (813) 440-3981 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Temple Terrace. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace.

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Everyone there is pleasant and friendly and Elaine is awesome and professional.
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Personal, professional, friendly care. Don’t have to wait. When the appointment is 10:00 AM, we are seen withing 5 minutes or less of the appointment time.
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My experiences every time I go here is great — friendly & courteous staff, they explain everything and make you feel that your dental care is their primary concern.
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I had to have a tooth extracted so I was very apprehensive. Staff was really great. Dentist was very patient and caring. I appreciate that.
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Ernest C.
The care I received was of the highest quality. I was getting braces put on and Lisa and Dr. Perret were wonderful.
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  • Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
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