Adult Orthodontics

LVI-Trained Dentist Serving Oakton, Vienna, McLean and Nearby Northern Virginia

The needs and lifestyles of adults are different from those of children. Because of these differences, orthodontics for adults must be specifically designed to meet these needs.

Traditional wire and bracket braces have been an ideal solution for children who require a realignment of their bite. However, metal braces are often obtrusive and embarrassing for adults, which can lead to patients feeling awkward or unattractive.

Dr. Michael Chung understands the unique needs of adult smiles. He is pleased to offer solutions that are designed to discreetly and effectively correct bite issues and restore healthy and appealing smiles for our adult patients. Find out about our braces alternatives by calling Softouch Dental Care at 703-319-6990 today.

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"When Dr. Chung changed my whole smile, my whole attitude changed. Thank you so much. And on top of that your whole team rocks; they are the best and I appreciate all that they did." -Fred

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Adult Orthodontic Options

We offer our adult patients options for correcting malocclusion including:

  • Invisalign®: A progressive set of invisible plastic aligners that work to gently move teeth back into their optimal position while remaining almost entirely unnoticeable, Invisalign can correct mild to moderate bite issues within 12 months
  • Instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers: An option for adults with minor bite issues such as crooked teeth, misshapen teeth, or gapped teeth, porcelain veneers can instantly provide a beautiful smile without the need for retainers after your treatment

Dr. Chung works with every patient on an individual level. When you come to our office for adult orthodontics, he will work closely with you to help you determine what option will best meet your needs, and provide you with the smile you deserve.

A crooked, gapped, or misaligned bite can provide both functional and aesthetic problems. With modern solutions, you can correct your bite and regain confidence in your smile.

If you are interested in learning more about adult orthodontics, please contact Softouch Dental Care today by calling us at 703-319-6990. We welcome patients from the Washington, D.C. area and throughout Northern Virginia, including Oakton, Fairfax, Vienna, Arlington, Reston, and Tysons Corner.

What Are My Options for Adult Orthodontics at Softouch Dental Care?

Dr. Michael K. Chung and his team in Oakton, VA, are pleased to offer two methods for adult orthodontics, including Invisalign® aligner therapy and instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers. Invisalign® is a modern alternative to conventional metal braces that uses a series of clear, removable aligners. These aligners are made of strong plastic material, and as you progress through your treatment plan, each successive set of aligners moves your teeth closer and closer to the desired position. The entire process is highly personalized, so whether you have minor alignment issues or a more complex orthodontic problem, your treatment plan can be tailored to fit your individual needs.

If you are looking for instant results, porcelain veneers may be an option. This procedure involves the placement of thin shells of ceramic material over the surface of teeth to cover any cosmetic flaws or imperfections. Porcelain veneers are extremely durable and are used to correct a wide range of issues, from discoloration to misalignment. The process is quick and painless, with results that look natural and beautiful.

Which Treatment Is Right for Me?

No matter what your orthodontic needs might be, Softouch Dental Care has solutions that can assist you in achieving the smile of your dreams. If you are unsure which treatment you prefer, a consultation appointment can educate you further on each option so you can make a knowledgeable choice for your needs and budget.

How Do I Know if I Need Orthodontic Work?

Most people can benefit from orthodontic treatment, even if it is simply to enhance the aesthetics of their smile. If you have any concerns with your teeth and bites, such as malocclusion (misalignment), overcrowding, open bite, overbite, or underbite, contact Softouch Dental Care of Oakton, VA, today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael K. Chung and discuss your current situation and smile goals.

How Can I Avoid the Use of Metal Appliances and Traditional Braces During Orthodontic Treatment?

With Invisalign® and porcelain veneers, patients can bypass traditional braces. Many don't want metal appliances covering their teeth while they improve them, causing them to feel self-conscious about their appearance for months or sometimes years. Using Invisalign® or veneers to enhance the smile ensures you maintain your self-confidence from start to finish!

Who Is a Proper Candidate for Invisalign® Orthodontics?

Invisalign® is an ideal orthodontic option for adults who are looking to improve their smile without the hassle of traditional braces. In most cases, those with mild to moderate misalignment may be eligible for this treatment, which provides a discreet and comfortable solution. If you have more complex issues or if you’re not a candidate, we can provide a referral to another trusted provider in the community who can assist you.

How Long Does It Take To Obtain My Final Smile With Invisalign® Orthodontics?

The length of treatment with Invisalign® varies depending on the severity of your malocclusion. Generally speaking, most cases can be completed within 12 to 18 months. Dr. Michael K. Chung can provide you with an estimated timeline for achieving your dream smile during your initial evaluation.

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