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Adult Airway Orthodontics in Vero Beach, FL

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Dental Partners of Vero Beach provides adult airway orthodontics in Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-569-4118 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

At Dental Partners of Vero Beach, we offer adults Airway Orthodontic treatment options that straighten teeth, improve chewing ability, swallowing, and dental health while also correcting improper breathing and reducing sleep apnea issues.

We are happy to offer orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages and strive to make everyone feel comfortable in our office. In most cases, delaying treatment can make it more difficult to correct in the future. Our adult patients often say, “Why didn’t I do this sooner!” Let us know if you’d like to learn more about how we can straighten your teeth and improve your health and smile.

Airway Orthodontics for Adults

Through our airway-focused dentistry techniques, we provide expansive Orthodontics to patients of all ages. We have a non-extraction philosophy and believe pulling teeth to accommodate an underdeveloped jaw is no longer acceptable. For our adult patients, we recommend orthodontics, we use a combination of removable expanders and Invisalign™ or Invisalign™ alone, depending upon your treatment plan.  Our goal is to not only assist with straight teeth but to build the proper foundation and optimize your airway for optimal health.

Benefits of Airway Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment can provide a wide variety of benefits, including:

Better quality sleep. Orthodontics can help facilitate a better night's sleep, leaving you to feel rested and with more energy.

Improved health. The improvements in breathing resulting from airway orthodontics can also improve your overall health and wellness.

Prevent or reduce future orthodontic treatment. When airway orthodontics is applied at the right time, it can reduce or even prevent the need for future traditional orthodontic treatment.

Promote proper alignment of the jaw and airway. Using orthodontics to adjust the jaw and airway can help address existing problems with sleep apnea and snoring.

More about Adults Sleep Disordered Breathing

Are You a Candidate for Airway Orthodontics?

Some common reasons adults seek orthodontic treatment include:
  • Difficulty with breathing and presenting with snoring at night
  • Recent crowding of the lower front teeth
  • Received orthodontic treatment as a teen but are experiencing shifting of the teeth
  • Upper and lower front teeth starting to hit harder, increasing the risk of wear
  • Worsening overbite
  • Having trouble cleaning crowded front teeth

Adult Orthodontic Treatments

Palatal Removable Expanders

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Palatal removable expanders are devices that widen the upper jaw to make room for crowded teeth and widen the palate by stimulating the mouth and jaw to grow properly. Since the roof of the mouth is also the floor of the nose, the palatal expansion will increase nasal volume and increase the patient's ability to breathe better.  Expanders are typically not used alone but in combination with other orthodontic appliances such as Invisalign, or in extreme cases, braces.
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Invisalign® Clear Aligners

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As a Gold Plus Invisalign® provider, we utilize Invisalign's advanced technology and custom trays to gently straighten the patient’s teeth into a beautiful smile. Invisalign™ is a system of custom-made clear aligners that not only shift teeth into their proper position but can also expand the mouth and jaws simultaneously. This treatment is used for various esthetic, airway issues, and sleep disorders.

Invisalign™ is popular with teens and adults looking for a discreet, virtually invisible orthodontic system due to its thin clear plastic. The precise movements of each tooth are planned out after scanning the mouth, teeth, and smile. Aligner sets are worn a minimum of 22 hours each day. Approximately every two weeks, new aligners are provided until a perfect smile and a healthy mouth are achieved. Not all Invisalign™ treatment is done the same as it is customized based on the specific doctor’s philosophy and training.

Dental Partners of Vero Beach’s dentists are extensively trained to utilize an expansive airway technique that will broaden the arches and make more room for the tongue. When done properly, no extractions or removal of tooth structure should be needed.

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Carriere® Bracket System

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Carriere Brackets are traditional braces used in an expansive airway approach to straight teeth. Braces are never used alone but in combination with fixed expanders. With the Carriere Bracket System, teeth are moved more naturally with a low-force/low-friction passive orthodontic system. 

Looking for a practice in the Floridas Treasure Coast area? Contact us at 772-569-4118 to schedule an appointment today!

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

Dental Partners of Vero Beach
3790 7th Terrace, Suite 201
Vero Beach, FL 32960
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