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. 

Braces can straighten teeth, close gaps in teeth, and better space out teeth, all resulting in a more confident smile. The assumption is that braces are primarily about improving appearance. But that's only one of the many benefits of straight teeth:

  • Alleviate unnecessary wear and grinding that can lead to TMJ, ineffective chewing and digestion problems, and even neck pain or headaches
  • Teeth are less prone to injury
  • Improves oral health--teeth are easier to brush and floss
  • Leads to healthier gums, better prevention of cavities and periodontal disease

An attractive smile can contribute to a positive self-image. When you come to New Horizons Dental Center for a consultation about braces, your dentist will conduct a comprehensive exam and discuss whether and what kind of braces are best for you. Call us at 703-955-4221 to schedule an appointment. 

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces in design and size. However, instead of metal brackets and wires, they feature clear brackets that blend in better with teeth. Some even have tooth-colored wires as well. Ceramic braces are well suited for many patients who do not have severe misalignments. Your orthodontist will let you know if you're a good candidate after they examine your teeth. 

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Fastbraces

Fastbraces are quick method for teeth alignment within 120 days, they are available in both metal and ceramic options. Even severe cases of misaligned teeth are resolved with the use of Fastbraces.  Traditional braces move teeth into position in two stages, usually over a period of about two years. In the first year, the crown of the tooth is moved into alignment. In the second year, treatment addresses the position of the root of the tooth. However, the brackets used with Fastbraces® work on a different mechanical principle altogether. The system uses an innovative triangular bracket and a specially- shaped square wire to correct the position of the root of the tooth. This combination is ideal in realigning the root and crown simultaneously.

Myobrace

The Myobrace® System is preventive pre-orthodontic treatment that focuses on addressing the underlying causes of crooked teeth, often without the need for braces or extraction of teeth, unlocking natural growth and development. Treatment is best suited to children aged 3 to 15 and involves using a series of removable intraoral appliances that are worn for one to two hours each day and overnight while sleeping.

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