Braces

Braces

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, many patients wonder, is it worth it? What results will I see? What are the benefits of orthodontic treatment? These are all perfectly normal questions.

Here are some answers. Braces can straighten teeth, close gaps, and correct spacing, resulting in a more comfortable, functional, and confident smile. While many assume that braces are primarily for improving appearance, that is only one of the many benefits of straight teeth.

Correctly aligned bite and spaced teeth can provide the following benefits:

  • Alleviate unnecessary wear and grinding that can lead to TMJ, neck pain, or headaches.
  • Prevent ineffective chewing and digestion problems.
  • Form a dental profile that is less prone to tooth injury.
  • Help those with speech impediments speak clearly.
  • Improve oral health by helping create spaced teeth, making them easier to brush and floss.
  • Lead to healthier gums, better prevention of cavities, and prevention against periodontal disease.
  • Contribute to a positive self-image, which encourages effective dental hygienic habits that preserve your beautiful smile.

After your orthodontic treatment, you may need to wear a retainer. Made from acrylic or wire material, your dentist will take an impression, or mold, of your newly aligned teeth for a proper fit.

Wearing retainers after getting braces is essential for the overall health of your teeth. They will help you maintain teeth alignment for a long time.

ClearCorrect™

ClearCorrect aligners are custom made, virtually invisible, and allow patients to straighten their teeth with the convenience of being easily removed for activities such as eating, flossing, and brushing.

ClearCorrect braces are made of a transparent reinforced plastic. They are used to rectify the alignment of your teeth. One of the reasons ClearCorrect braces have become popular is because they are easily removable.

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Express Smiles™

Express Smiles is a quick and easy innovative dental treatment that is virtually invisible and permanently straightens crowded and misaligned teeth. Traditional braces take a year or two to provide the desired results, but Express Smiles braces have the advantage over other options with their proven effectiveness in a shorter amount of time.In some cases, Express Smiles braces can align crooked teeth within just a few months. They can also be worn behind the teeth.

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If you live in the Alexandria, Virginia area, visit our team at Smiles at Beauregard Square or call us at 703-256-7700 to make an appointment.