Orthodontics in Winter Haven, FL

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1074 Spring Lake Square
Winter Haven, FL 33881

(863) 291-4500
(863) 299-3781
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Orthodontist in Winter Haven, FL

A stunning smile brightens the room and transforms even the dreariest of days, especially when you are the one wearing the incredible smile. If you live in Winter Haven, Florida, you can have a brilliant, beautiful smile with orthodontic care from Orthodontic Specialists of Florida, conveniently located at 1074 Spring Lake Square in Winter Haven. Dr. Keisha N. Alexander and her staff look forward to welcoming you and your family to our office! People who live and work in Winter Haven and the Wyhdham, Waterford Oaks and Mallard Lake communities trust Orthodontic Specialists of Florida for all their orthodontic needs. We also offer discounts for Legoland staff and employees.

What is Orthodontics?

Routine dental care helps you keep your teeth and gums healthy. Examinations and cleanings remove plaque, bacteria and tartar that can lead to gum disease, tooth loss, and other problems. But what if you have crooked teeth that trap food particles, gaps that expose your gums or a misaligned bite? A general dentist is not able to correct these types of problems, so you may be referred to an orthodontist.

The goal of your orthodontic care is tailored to your needs. The most common problems that are addressed through orthodontic treatment are:

  • Spaces between the teeth
  • Front teeth that stick out further than the other teeth
  • Teeth that are impacted (meaning that teeth do not grow in properly)
  • Overlapping and crooked teeth
  • Crowding caused by having too many teeth
  • Bite problems, such as an under-bite, open bite, overbite or cross bite
  • Jaw-related problems

Benefits of Orthodontics

Although the most visible benefit of orthodontics is a wonderful smile, treatment also has many health benefits. After your orthodontic treatment, you are better able to:

  • Chew your food properly
  • Speak more clearly
  • Maintain better gum and tooth health
  • Protect your teeth from wearing down over your lifetime

What Kinds of Braces are Available?

Braces and other dental appliances are used to correct problems with your teeth. No two patients are the same when it comes to orthodontic care, so your braces may involve different appliances than someone else’s braces. The most common type of braces, especially for children, are metal braces. Metal braces are made of stainless steel and include brackets that are attached to the front of your teeth and connecting wires that thread through the brackets. You may also need to wear elastics, headgear and complementary appliances with your braces.

Even though orthodontic care is an important part of a healthy smile, many people avoid treatment because they do not like the way that metal braces look. Orthodontic Specialists of Florida offers a variety of braces to enhance the cosmetic appearance of your braces, including

Who Can Benefit from Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontic treatment and wearing braces is often perceived as something we all experience as teenagers. Treatment is also beneficial for children and adults. For children and teenagers, orthodontic treatment early in life sets them up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and good oral healthcare habits. Having a beautiful smile at an early age also helps build self-confidence. For adults, orthodontic treatment can be the advantage you need to improve tooth and gum health while boosting self-esteem.

Meet Dr. Keisha N. Alexander

Dr. Keisha N. Alexander has a Doctorate in Dental Surgery and a Master of Science in Orthodontics and Dental Facial Orthopedics. In 2008, she started working with families in Florida to bring her unique approach and compassionate care to patients of all ages. Her expertise includes specializing in cases that require both orthodontic treatment and orthognathic surgery, but she enjoys working with families who need all levels of orthodontic treatment.

What Will You Experience at Our Family-Friendly Office?

Having a great smile is exciting, but we understand that orthodontic treatment may feel a little overwhelming. We want all our patients to feel comfortable during every appointment, so we have designed our office to be very family-friendly. Dr. Alexander always welcomes new patients, and your initial consultation is FREE. We also provide FREE second opinions.

Contact our office today or come by our Winter Haven office!

With more than 30 years of experience, Orthodontic Specialists of Florida is your home for orthodontic care. Our staff treats you like family, and our orthodontists work to help you feel confident and comfortable about all of your orthodontic treatment decisions, delivering an exceptional and valuable patient experience.

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Written byOrthodontic Specialists of Florida September 19, 2013