Get A Straight, Beautiful Smile
Traditional Braces in Kingstowne
Braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment, and this treatment is extremely effective for correcting a wide variety of orthodontic issues from crooked teeth to gaps in your smile to jaw and bite issues. At Kingstowne Dental Specialists, Dr. Bob specializes in orthodontic treatment, and he offers a communicative, friendly approach to make the process comfortable and give you the smile you’ve always wanted. If you're looking for braces in the Kingstowne-area, Kingstowne Dental Specialists is right for you!
Time-Tested And Versatile
Advantages of Metal Braces from Kingstowne Dental Specialists
Metal braces are the oldest method of orthodontic correction and they are extremely effective at moving teeth into the proper position. Traditional braces can be used to correct almost any orthodontic issue, and they are much more versatile than clear aligner systems like Invisalign. While those systems cannot treat serious jaw issues or extremely crooked teeth, braces can be used to straighten and restore any smile even if you have serious orthodontic problems. Metal braces are also very affordable, and offer Dr. Bob very fine control over your tooth position, allowing for precise results that meet every expectation.
Are Braces Right For Me?
Candidates for Traditional Metal Braces
Metal braces are usually ideal for teenagers since they are able to work more quickly while your child’s mouth is still developing. Metal braces may also the best option for older adults who have more serious bite and jaw issues, such as an open bite or extremely crooked teeth. To learn more about different orthodontic options and learn whether braces are right for you, schedule an orthodontic consultation with Dr. Bob.
What To Expect
Understanding The Braces Treatment Process
After examining your mouth and assessing your teeth and gums, Dr. Bob will develop a treatment plan to guide the movement and correction of your teeth. Metal brackets will be bonded to your teeth, and wires and rubber bands will be secured to these brackets. Then, Dr. Bob will adjust your braces to provide the proper pressure and move your teeth into the correct position. You’ll come in about every 4-6 weeks for regular adjustments to ensure that your treatment is on track.
Confidence During Treatment
Tooth-Colored Ceramic Braces
Tooth-colored braces allow patients to avoid the harsh appearance of metal brackets and wires, which helps keep your smile looking great throughout the entire treatment process. This is ideal for older adults who may wish to avoid the stigma of “adult braces.”
Understanding “Hidden Braces”
Lingual braces are just like traditional braces, but the brackets and wires are placed on the rear side of your teeth rather than the front surfaces. This means that your braces are completely hidden. In some cases, treatment with lingual braces may take a bit longer than traditional braces placed on the front of your teeth.
Dr. Bob and the team at Kingstowne Dental Specialists offer traditional metal braces to the Alexandria community. Call today to schedule a consultation with our team and find out which orthodontic option is right for you!