Some people win the genetic lottery and are born with perfectly straight teeth. A lot of us, however, aren’t quite so lucky. If you have struggled as a result of crooked or misaligned teeth, braces are the tried and true method of achieving the smile you’ve always wanted. At Ricard Family Dentistry, we can align your teeth and eliminate the issues associated with a crooked smile using high-quality braces in Fort Pierce.

What are Braces?

Braces are orthodontic devices (meaning they are used to correct malpositioned teeth) that are made up of several metal, plastic, and elastic components. Braces help move your teeth to the desired position by using brackets and elastic bands to exert pressure over time. Depending on the condition of your teeth, this process can take months or years, during which time you will be required to visit the dentist to help make the incremental adjustments that help reshape your teeth.

Why Do I Need Braces?

Many people feel embarrassed about having crooked teeth but there’s actually a lot of good health-related reasons to have braces. Misaligned teeth make you more prone to developing oral health issues such as cavities and other types of decay. Crooked teeth are also associated with TMJ disorders and even a propensity for developing sleep apnea.

What are the Benefits of Braces?

  • Improve your general appearance
  • Enhance your confidence and self-esteem
  • Decrease your likelihood of developing other oral health issues

Do You Need Braces in Fort Pierce?

Ricard Family Dentistry is dedicated to bringing our patients smiles they can be proud of. If you are ready to improve your oral health and get your smile back on track, call us today!


Starting the process of creating your perfect smile is just a phone call away. If you’re interested in dental implants or mini implants, schedule an appointment with Ricard Family Dentistry at our Fort Pierce or Port St. Lucie locations today!