Orthodontist Palm Beach Gardens, FL
At Palm Beach Orthodontics located in West Palm Beach, Florida, we believe that your smile is how you say hello to the world! Our expert team, led by Dr. Angela deFabrique-Abiusi, DMD, PA, strives to always create a friendly and welcoming environment that you can trust, right here in your community and the surrounding areas.
We know there are many different places to go for orthodontic treatment in Palm Beach Gardens, and we are honored you are considering us. From traditional braces and Invisalign to dental emergencies, Palm Beach Orthodontics is committed to providing top-quality orthodontic services and care to serve you and your family’s needs.
Our practice works hard to ensure our patients achieve beautiful results which will last a lifetime. Schedule your free exam today to start enjoying the benefits of a straight, healthy smile. No matter what treatment you choose, our staff will welcome you at every visit and provide top-notch care. Schedule your FREE consultation today to start the journey toward a beautiful, healthy smile.
Why You Need An Orthodontic Specialist
We all want the best for our teeth and smiles. People decide to seek an orthodontist in Palm Beach Gardens for different reasons. Some may feel embarrassed by their teeth and want to be confident about their smile that maybe isn’t as straight and healthy as it could be. While others may be experiencing jaw pain, discomfort, or strain regularly, and in need of braces or Invisalign for a straighter and pain-free smile.
Whatever the reasonings are for being concerned about you or your loved one’s teeth, our team of highly-skilled orthodontics can provide the benefits of a healthy smile and renewed self-confidence.
We’re Ready To Serve All Of Your Orthodontic Needs In Palm Beach Gardens
At Palm Beach Orthodontics located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, we provide expert orthodontic treatment to children, teens, and adults in a comfortable and welcoming setting that you can trust. Dr. deFabrique-Abiusi and our friendly, knowledgeable staff are dedicated to giving you the beautiful and healthy smile that you deserve.
Therefore, we work with our patients through every step of their treatment process to ensure the outcome is successful and rewarding. Our practice offers a variety of treatment options utilizing the latest state-of-the-art technology, to give individuals the customized treatment they deserve.
Our Orthodontic Services
We know that choosing to receive orthodontic care is no small matter. That’s why we respect your decision to allow us to help you improve the way you look and feel. Our team wants everyone who comes to see us at our Palm Beach Gardens location to have the best experience possible. We provide the following services:
Orthodontic Services For Teens
Right now, your teen is at the ideal age for addressing orthodontic concerns because it’s easier to reposition teeth and jaws while they’re still growing. Don’t make the mistake of waiting for problems to resolve on their own, as they will worsen over time.
Our teen orthodontic services in Palm Beach, Gardens, will lead your teenager down a path towards straight and healthy teeth, with less risk of pain, tooth decay, gum disease, and injuries.
Braces are the most common orthodontic treatment. Your teen should see an orthodontist in Palm Beach Gardens if they experience any of the following problems:
- Self-esteem or self-confidence issues stemming from their smile
- Difficulty biting or chewing
- Too much space between teeth
- Dental bite problems (Crossbite, underbite, etc.)
- Overcrowded teeth
- Teeth that meet abnormally
- Jaws that shift or make noise
If you wait too long for these dental problems to be treated, it can end up being costly and affect your teen’s health.
Orthodontic Services For Adults
Although many people think that orthodontics is only for teenagers and children 1 in 4 (20%) of patients receiving orthodontic treatments are adults! Orthodontics has been proven to be an excellent treatment for adults struggling with issues they may have had since childhood.
While people may have received treatment during their teenage years, due to factors such as limitations with their original treatment, some may require more treatment as an adult.
Today’s advancements in orthodontic technology have made it possible to treat adults with a variety of dental problems, ranging from crooked and overcrowded teeth, misalignment, jaw pain, etc.
What Are The Advantages Of Adults Having Orthodontic Treatment?
At Palm Beach Orthodontics, we’re proud to provide many adults in the Palm Beach Gardens area to improve their smiles. There are several advantages for adults orthodontic treatment. These include:
- Realigning teeth and bite for a more beautiful and aesthetically pleasing smile.
- Correction of original orthodontic treatment because of failure to wear a retainer and teeth moved.
- Improvement of overlapping or crowded teeth.
- Improving bite, wear and tear, and chewing ability by realigning the jaw.
- Addressing any missing teeth and closing existing gaps.
Leaving misaligned teeth untreated may lead to other dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. Receiving treatment from our orthodontist in Palm Beach Gardens, FL can help.
Today, there are more orthodontic treatment options and different kinds of braces available for teenagers and adults. Conventional/modern braces utilize metal brackets and wires to correct the widest array of dental issues including bite issues, as well as, crowded teeth, gaps in the teeth, and straightening teeth, and correcting jaw misalignment.
Many of today’s treatment options are designed to minimize the appearance of the appliance to better fit any lifestyle. Teenagers and adults can be self-conscious about their appearance, which makes them hesitant to get traditional braces.
3D images of your teeth are used to create a pair of custom see-through trays that fit a person’s teeth and mouth. Invisalign clear aligners are clear retainer-like dental appliances, that will essentially do the same thing as metal braces, which are to effectively be molded to move one’s teeth into the correct position and alignment.
The aligners are a great alternative option for teens who are self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth because they are clear and practically invisible to the eye when on someone’s teeth.
Invisalign does take less time to align your teeth than traditional metal brackets and wires, but it depends on various factors how long it will take to correct one’s smile, so it’s important to consult with your orthodontist about what’s best for you and your teeth.
Traditional Braces Or Invisalign?
Our team of orthodontists will help you determine the right choice of braces based on your individual needs and goals. It’s important to remember that everyone is different, and therefore, what may work best for you may not work for others.
Emergency Orthodontic Services
True orthodontic emergencies are rare, but when they do occur Palm Beah Orthodontics in Palm Beach Gardens is here to help you anytime. Most problems with your adult or child’s teeth can be managed at home if a little extra attention from us isn’t needed immediately. However, our team is fully equipped with all the necessary tools for the best possible outcome during emergencies. Common orthodontic emergencies include:
- Loose appliances
- Poking wires
- Loose bracket
- Loose wire
If you notice any of the issues we listed above, it’s important to come to call us and come see us in the office, so we can professionally handle the emergency, and avoid hindering any of your treatment processes.
Common Orthodontic Emergencies: When to Come In
Loose brackets and poking wires can be irritating, but as long you come in during the next few days to have them fixed, so your treatment isn’t in jeopardy. If any of these issues persist after examination, we encourage making an appointment with us so that they’re repaired as soon as possible.
When you get your braces on, and sometimes following adjustments, you may feel general soreness in your mouth, lips, cheeks, and tongue. Your teeth will feel painful and tender for some days. This can be relieved by rinsing your mouth with a warm saltwater mouthwash. Dissolve one teaspoonful of salt in 8 ounces of warm water, and rinse your mouth well If the tenderness is severe, pain medication such as Tylenol is recommended. If pain persists, contact us for an evaluation.
Orthodontist Palm Beach Gardens
Dr. Angela deFabrique-Abiusi, DMD, PA
Dr. Angela deFabrique-Abiusi is a board-certified orthodontist graduating from Nova Southeastern University with a Specialty Certificates in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics through the American Board of Orthodontists (AAO). She also holds membership to several other professional organizations including the American Association of Orthodontists, the Florida Association Of Orthodontists, and the Southern Association of Orthodontists.
After receiving her BS in Biology and Primate Anthropology from the University of Miami, Dr. Angela deFabrique-Abiusi attended dental school at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where she graduated Magna Cum Laude honors with a Doctorate.
At this prestigious institution, she served as President for their Hispanic Student Association alongside other notable achievements including being nominated for Omicron Kappa Upsilon honor society membership; accepting awards such as an American Association or Oral Pathology Award, Maxillofacial Surgery Award, Merit Scholarship, among others.
Dr. Angela has the honor of being the Advisory Board Chairperson for Best Buddies of Palm Beach, which is a non-profit organization that works with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. DeFabrique-Abiusi is also involved with another non-profit called Smiles Change Lives which provides low-cost orthodontic care to underprivileged children in need across Florida. This includes not just straightening teeth but teaching life skills like hygiene as well.
Receive Orthodontic Treatment In Palm Beach Gardens Today
We understand that orthodontic care can be expensive. That’s why at Palm Beach Orthodontics, we care about your budget, and we want to make paying for braces and other treatments less stressful.
That’s why our flexible payment options allow you the ability of payments that work with any financial situation! We also accept most insurance plans so there is never an issue making other arrangements as needed.
To avoid any confusion, we want to make it known, that patients will still see the same friendly team with Dr. Angela at both our Royal Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens locations.
If you would like more information about the services we offer or to schedule an appointment, Give us a call today, we look forward to seeing you!