Braces Specialist

Smile Dental Clinic

Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Falls Church, VA & Herndon, VA

Don’t let crooked teeth stop you from achieving your ideal dream smile If your teeth have spacing or alignment issues, turn to Farah Ahmad, DDS, and Saira Ahmad, DDS, at Smile Dental Clinic in Falls Church and Herndon, Virginia, and discuss your options when it comes to braces. The team offers both traditional and ceramic braces that can enhance your smile and improve your oral health. After all, straight teeth look better and are better for you, helping limit your risk of issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. To find out more about braces options at Smile Dental Clinic, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Braces Q & A

Is it time for me to consider braces? 

If you’re not satisfied with your smile, braces can vastly enhance the appearance of bite issues, spacing problems, and crooked teeth. The wearing of braces is widespread and helps enhance the smiles of tens of millions of men, women, and teens. Beyond the cosmetic reasons, you should consider braces for health reasons. 

It’s important to remember that straighter teeth are much easier to keep clean and healthy than crooked teeth. Misaligned teeth are far more likely to have buildups of plaque around the gum line, no matter how well you brush and floss. 

You’re never too old to use braces to improve your smile and oral health. Straightening crooked teeth accomplish this and can give you a boost in confidence. The team at Smile Dental Clinic offers different options to accommodate your specific circumstances. 

What types of braces do I have to choose from? 

At Smile Dental Clinic, the team offers two different types of braces options to choose from: 

Traditional braces

With traditional metal braces, metal brackets that are bonded to your teeth with adhesive and wiring help gradually shift your teeth into proper alignment with controlled force. Traditional braces are cost-effective and durable. For kids, it can be fun to pick out a fun color for the braces. 

Ceramic braces

For a more discreet option, ceramic braces are made of tooth-colored wiring that makes the appliance less noticeable. This option is typically for patients with less severe misalignments to correct, while traditional metal brackets are generally necessary when it comes to addressing more serious spacing issues and malocclusions. 

How long do I need to wear braces?

The specifics of orthodontic treatment with braces vary widely. Depending on factors such as the state of your smile, your age, your desired results, and the type of braces you opt for, treatment takes anywhere from 1-3 years. However, in some cases, treatment with braces only takes a few months. 

The team at Smile Dental Clinic discusses the specifics of your treatment plan with you during an initial consultation. This helps you gain a better understanding of what to expect with your orthodontic treatment. 

To schedule a consultation for braces, call the team at Smile Dental Clinic or book an appointment online today.