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Have you been eyeballing your child’s teeth, wondering if it is time to consider getting braces? Call our Fairfax orthodontist in Fairfax, VA today to schedule a consultation. By the time you leave our office, you will know the orthodontic treatment options that would work best, how long treatment will take, how much it will cost, and how you can fit the price of braces into your family’s budget.
If you or your child have a less-than-perfect smile, call our Fairfax orthodontist right away. The phone number is (571) 364-7943.
Common Reasons for Braces in Fairfax
Every smile is different. If you or your partner had crooked or crowded teeth, your child is more likely to have the same issue. Genetics do play a role in how a person’s smile looks. Also, childhood habits like thumb sucking can impair tooth alignment. Once braces are in place, they gently move teeth in to proper position over a period of time, which varies. Our orthodontist in Fairfax can correct just about any orthodontic issue including:
- Crowded teeth
- Open bite
- Buck teeth
- Jaw misalignment
- Gaps between teeth
Types of Dental Braces
With today’s modern orthodontic practices, there are more options than ever. We offer several types of braces in Fairfax, VA. Lifestyle, the type of treatment needed and budget will determine which direction to go for orthodontic work. Our orthodontist will discuss all of this with you.
Here is a look at some of the types of braces we offer at Dental One Associates of Woodson Square:
These braces are made with high-quality, stainless steel brackets. These days, you can customize them with colored bands to fit your personal style. Have a favorite color or a favorite team? Choose the bands that are the best match.
Are you looking for a more aesthetic option to straighten your teeth? Clear ceramic or tooth-colored ceramic brackets are almost invisible against the teeth. These braces are stain-resistant, odor-resistant and are smooth on the surface.
These braces look like conventional dental braces, but they are mounted on the back of the teeth, closest to the tongue.
Unlike traditional braces, which attach to the teeth, Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gently move teeth into their proper position. READ MORE
Braces for Children and Teenagers
Getting braces is a big milestone for many teenagers and pre-teens. Many of their classmates and friends may already have braces and it is something they’ve been eager to get. And a lot of kids think it’s cool to personalize their braces with different colored bands. Once the braces start doing their magic to straighten their teeth, your child may even display more self-confidence.
Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for teens. It can help younger children, too. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children see an orthodontist by age seven to identify any problems with their tooth alignment or jaw alignment. Phase 1 treatment, or early orthodontic treatment, can help guide the jaws so permanent teeth come in correctly. Early treatment can cut down the amount of time the child may need braces later.
Typically, children get braces once their baby teeth have been replaced with their permanent teeth, between the ages of 11 and 13. Our orthodontist in Fairfax will determine the best time to start braces for your child and consult with you on that timing.
Braces for Adults
It’s never too late to get a beautiful smile. In fact, about one in five orthodontic patients these days is an adult, according to the American Association of Orthodontists. Three-quarters of adults have some sort of bad bite, known technically as a malocclusion. Crowding, teeth that have drifted out of position and spacing issues are all common issues among adults.
Having a great smile makes a good impression, prompting many adults to choose braces for social or professional reasons. That newly aligned smile can boost a person’s self-confidence. Plus, there are numerous aesthetic choices for orthodontic treatment now. You may decide on clear ceramic braces instead of traditional stainless-steel braces. Invisalign is another aesthetic option, which involves a series of clear, removable aligners that gently guide teeth into position. Our orthodontist in Fairfax will discuss all the options with you.
Come in for an Orthodontic Consultation
Here’s another benefit to getting braces: people with properly-aligned teeth typically get fewer cavities because less food gets stuck between the teeth and it’s easier to keep them clean. Call us today to schedule an orthodontic consultation for you or your child to find how our orthodontist in Fairfax can help you have a smile you’re proud to show off.