Orthodontics: A General Overview
Serving Northern Virginia including Oakton, Fairfax, Reston, Alexandria, Arlington and Washington D.C.
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with correcting malocclusion, as well as a misaligned bite such as overbite, underbite, or crossbite. Almost everyone experiences some small cosmetic or functional bite issue, but when these issues are severe, orthodontics can be used to bring the teeth back into proper alignment correcting both aesthetic and functional issues, and restoring self confidence in the process.
Types of Orthodontics
There are several solutions for misaligned, crooked teeth for Dr. Michael Chung’s North Virginia patients. For children, the solution is often wire and bracket braces. These offer the best solution for realigning teeth, but may be too obtrusive or unappealing for our adult patients. Modern solutions for adult orthodontics include:
- Invisible braces such as Invisalign®
- Removable retainers that can be worn at night, often after other orthodontic treatments
- Instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers
Instant orthodontics, as the name implies, is the fastest and least invasive method of correcting your bite issues. For qualified candidates, Dr. Chung can custom-create porcelain veneers that can fix several bite issues including:
By applying veneers directly over your natural teeth, a straight, white, and seamlessly beautiful smile can be achieved in a fraction of the time required for braces and retainers.
Of course, no two patients are the same. When you come to our comfortable Oakton, Virginia office, Dr. Chung will work with you on an individual basis to help determine the orthodontic treatment best suited to meet your needs. Learn more about how to best Choose an Orthodontist.
If you live in or around Northern Virginia, or Washington, D.C. and are interested in learning more about your orthodontic options, please contact the helpful staff at Softouch Dental Care to schedule an initial consultation today.