If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, orthodontics can give you a more confident smile! Orthodontics includes several options for treatment depending on your needs and wants. A consultation with your dentist can help you explore all of your teeth alignment options! Your dentist’s recommendation will depend on how much adjustment is needed. From traditional braces to Invisalign, we offer several ways for you to get the smile you’ve always wanted! Orthodontic treatment is available for both adults and teens. Children are able to receive interceptive treatment at an early age that will help speed up orthodontic treatment in their teen years. If you are interested in orthodontics in Silver Spring, MD, your search can end here! Call our office today to get started!
More advanced than ever before, traditional braces offer an effective way to straighten your teeth. Treatment time can vary depending on your current teeth alignment. Traditional braces are a great option for both teens and adults. Appointments are scheduled throughout treatment to adjust your braces as your smile gradually shifts into place. At these appointments, the color of elastic bands used can be switched out for different colors. Clear bands are also available to draw less attention to your smile.
Self-ligating braces are similar to traditional braces, however they do not require elastic bands. Brackets can be clear, metal or ceramic. A specialized clip is used in place of the elastics to direct the teeth into place. Benefits of self-ligating braces include less pressure on the teeth and fewer adjustments required.
Clear (Ceramic) Braces
Ceramic braces bring less attention to your smile because they are made using clear, or tooth colored, materials. Ceramic braces are more commonly used on upper front teeth because they require more attention for cleaning and care. The ceramic braces are also more brittle than traditional braces. Ceramic braces are more popular for older teens and adults because they blend in more naturally with your smile.
Invisalign® Clear Aligners
Invisalign clear aligners are nearly invisible! There are many advantages to clear aligners including no need for metal brackets or wires. Invisalign clear aligners are also removable so you can continue enjoying the foods that you love. You can completely remove the clear aligners while brushing and flossing as well. Treatment time is typically faster than other methods of straightening too! Invisalign is a discreet and effective way to get the smile you’ve always wanted!
Gold braces are made from stainless steel and coated in gold for a more unique design. With gold braces, treatment time is similar to that of traditional braces. Clear braces and gold braces are similar in price and allow you to achieve a beautiful, confident smile in style!
Lingual braces are “invisible” when you smile. Lingual braces are attached to the back of the teeth and are customized to fit the size of each tooth. For a discreet way to straighten, lingual braces provide a great option for those involved in sports, those who play wind instruments, business professionals and those who would like to straighten their smile discreetly.