John S. Ledakis, DDS, PA -  - Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry

John S. Ledakis, DDS, PA

Cosmetic Dentistry, Reconstructive Dentistry & Emergency Dentistry located in West Palm Beach, FL

Orthodontics Specialist

Having problems with the way your teeth fit together can cause you to have trouble eating and talking. These problems can also increase your risk of tooth decay since it’s harder to clean your teeth thoroughly. At the offices of John S. Ledakis, DDS, PA, Dr. Justin Chisari provides orthodontic care for children and adults in West Palm Beach, Florida who have jaw alignment problems or crooked teeth.

Orthodontics Q & A

What kinds of problems does orthodontic care treat?

You should consider orthodontic care if you have what’s known as a “malocclusion,” such as the following:

  • Overbite or underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Overcrowding
  • Several crooked teeth

Dr. Chisari will examine your teeth and jaw to determine if you have a malocclusion that would benefit from orthodontic treatment.

What happens if I leave orthodontic problems untreated?

Without treatment for orthodontic problems, your risk of tooth damage and other oral health problems increases. If you leave crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw untreated, you have a higher risk of developing gum disease and tooth decay, since it’s harder to get in between teeth to clean them.

You also have a greater chance of having uneven wear on your teeth over time. Having crooked teeth, especially ones that stick out makes them more vulnerable to injuries as well. You can also develop temporomandibular disorder (TMJ) when your jaws don’t line up together correctly.

What kinds of treatments are available for orthodontic problems?

Dr. Chisari offers different types of treatments for orthodontic problems. The kind you’ll benefit from the most depends on the kind of malocclusion you have and how severe it is. Dr. Chisari will evaluate your teeth and jaw to determine which treatment is most suitable for you.

Orthodontic treatment options include dental braces made of ceramic or metal and removable appliances, such as Invisalign®, retainers, and palate expanders for overcrowding. For developmental delays, Dr. Chisari might recommend a faceguard.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners are clear appliances that help straighten your teeth without being as visible as braces. When you have these aligners in, they gradually cause your teeth to shift to the right position, which helps correct malocclusions and crooked teeth. Dr. Chisari will instruct you to wear these aligners for a certain number of hours each day for them to work efficiently.

How long do I have to wear aligners or braces?

It depends on the kind of malocclusion you have and how much correcting your jaw or teeth need. Dr. Chisari will let you know how long you can expect to wear aligners or braces. Keep in mind that after wearing braces, you’ll need to wear a retainer while your bones and teeth become stable.

For more information on orthodontics, please contact the offices of John S. Ledakis, DDS, PA to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chisari.


We accept the majority of dental insurance plans, however, we do not accept HMO plans at this time. Please call our office if you do not see your insurance plan listed or have any other questions!

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John S. Ledakis, DDS, PA
4512 N. Flagler Drive, Suite 301
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Phone: 561-260-5145
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