When teeth are crooked, they can become stained and infected more easily. By straightening them, we can not only improve your appearance, but also decrease your risk of getting cavities and improve your overall oral health. And it’s not just about your teeth — aligning your bite can also address issues that you may have with your jaw. Orthodontics is truly a comprehensive way to address oral health concerns.
Many people want to straighten their teeth, but they don’t want a mouth full of metal. Metal braces are an effective tool for straightening teeth and have been used by orthodontists for decades. The procedure works by placing a metal bracket onto the surface of each tooth and running a wire through those brackets. While the treatment works, it can also negatively impact a persons’ appearance while doing so — it’s impossible not to notice when someone is wearing traditional metal braces. With so many advances in orthodontics, people want a better option. We’re proud to be the premier provider of clear braces throughout the Washington area.
As an elite provider of clear braces, we are delighted to offer our patients an alternative to traditional metal braces. If you’re concerned about how metal braces may impact your appearance, clear braces make it possible to receive the same benefits of straight teeth without having a mouth full of metal in order to do so. In fact, clear braces have revolutionized orthodontics and opened up a world of possibilities for both teens and adults (although it’s not viable for children who need braces.) Not all dentists can effectively offer clear braces, so it is important to work with an experienced expert like Dr. Hines. If you live in or near Washington DC, we invite you to call (202) 723-2400 and schedule a consultation to determine if clear braces are right for you.