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Orthodontic Treatment

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What is Orthodontic Treatment?

Teeth that are not straight, crowded or that stick out can affect more that just how you look. Teeth that don’t fit together correctly can affect your bite and be more difficult to keep clean. Orthodontic treatment can help.

Orthodontic treatment uses braces or other appliances to put gentle pressure on your teeth that will eventually move them into the correct position. This produces a smile that not only looks better but work better as well. This can in some cases produce a “face lift” effect and help your jaw muscles function properly as well.

Many dentists will refer you out to a specialist to have orthodontic work done but Dr. Mayberry has the training to do this in house.

Mayberry Dental has over 31 years of experience providing orthodontic services to Oakton and Northern Virginia. From braces to retainers, we create and install a whole range of devices designed to correct and prevent facial irregularities and promote healthy smiles. See what we can do to straighten and improve the health of your teeth today by stopping in for an appointment with a member of our professional staff.

What Types Of Orthodontics Are Available at Mayberry Dental?

 

Advanced Metal Braces – Self-Ligating Brackets

Self Ligating Braces are braces with brackets that do not need ligatures (the small bands that hold the wire in place). You may also hear them referred to as “speed braces”. Rather than using ligatures or metal ties, the brackets themselves have a sort of trap door that holds the arch wire in place. According to manufacturers this creates less friction between the wire and the bracket.

Self-ligating brackets have many benefits. A common claim made by the manufacturers of these types of brackets is that they require less frequent office visits. They are also said to be easier to clean and somewhat more comfortable, as there is less resistance between the brackets and the arch wire

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Ceramic braces are much like the most common metal braces except the brackets that attach to the teeth are made of ceramic instead of metal.· These can be color matched to your teeth so they are not as noticeable as metal colored braces. Ceramic braces are very strong and some people feel they are less irritating than metal braces.

Invisalign

Invisalign is the modern way to straighten teeth.· It does so by using a custom-made series of aligners created for you only, based on precise impressions of your teeth provided by your dentist.· These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic material that you wear over your teeth.· Depending on what teeth need to be moved, your dentist will provide you with a series of sets of aligners.

You will wear each set of aligners for approximately 2 weeks until your treatment is complete.· Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist plans for you.

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There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. Each case obviously is different, therefore, your dentist will discuss with you your case on an individual basis and specifically if any adjustments need to be made.· The best part of the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.