Braces have come a long way in the last 30 years, and can now be worn by children, teenagers, and adults of any age. Potomac Family Dental uses the most modern techniques and materials available and we have a variety of orthodontic options to fit your lifestyle.
Traditional Treatment, New Material!
Braces may be recommended for various problems: crowded or crooked teeth, gaps, and bite alignment. For severe alignment correction, braces are the fastest way to go! Depending on the individual, total treatment time can be as short as eight months. With new tooth-colored ceramic brackets, you can be confident knowing your smile will still shine through.
If you are concerned with small gaps or minor crowding, but don’t want braces, Potomac Family Dental has an option for you! Invisalign, a clear plastic tray, is custom-made to fit your teeth. Designed to be worn up to 22 hours per day, you can eat and drink regularly without changing your diet. Plus, with the removable aligners you can brush and floss as normal.
The material is so thin that it won’t irritate the soft tissue in your mouth. Plus, it’s virtually invisible to others, so you don’t feel like you have to hide your grin.
Jump-Start Your Smile: A Combined Approach
Depending on your alignment concerns, you may be able to use a combination treatment that uses both regular braces AND Invisalign. Get the quick aesthetic results of traditional braces within just a few months, followed by the confidence of comprehensive invisible treatment that lines everything else up. Ask your dentist today if this unique combo is right for you.
Even though braces and Invisalign are now available for adults, there are still some concerns directed toward young, developing mouths. Sometimes, there is evidence of crowding and poor alignment that can alter what a future adult smile will look like. As long as the growth plate hasn’t cemented, there are ways to get in front of such challenges. Interceptive orthodontics stops spacing and alignment issues before they even happen! This promotes proper mandibular growth and healthy adult dentition.
Our Woodbridge dentist may recommend one of the following:
- Palatal Expanders
- Herbst Appliance
- Lower Lingual Arch
- Space Maintainer
Care and Maintenance
Every dentist is going to tell you to brush and floss daily to maintain good oral hygiene, but this routine is especially important when you’re wearing braces or other oral appliances. Orthodontics simply will not give you the Hollywood ready smile you’re looking for unless it’s combined with excellent oral care.
Great Deals To Get You Started
If you want to find out if braces or Invisalign are a good choice for you, call our Woodbridge office today. Your braces consultation will be free.
The most important thing you wear each day is your smile. If your teeth cause you embarrassment, Dr. K and Dr. Uthman offer a vast selection of cosmetic dentistry enhancements to recreate the aesthetics of your smile as a whole.