Straight, properly aligned teeth are the hallmark of a beautiful smile. In addition to an aesthetically pleasing smile, orthodontics achieves a functional, healthy bite.
Traditional orthodontics treats many dental problems, including:
- Open bite
- Crooked teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded teeth
All of these issues can mar your smile, make chewing and speaking difficult, and exert physical stress on the temperomandibular joint (TMJ). Braces are worn for a period of time that is dependent upon how much movement is required to straighten your teeth and align your jaws into an optimal bite.
“Bite” refers to the way your teeth and jaws come together. More and more adults have begun seeking orthodontic treatment because of varying degrees of bite misalignment. Contrary to popular belief, most adult orthodontic patients report that there is no difference in the way they are treated or perceived when wearing braces.
If you prefer to avoid metal braces, Galleria Dental Aesthetics can offer Invisalign to patients who are good candidates for the orthodontic system. Invisalign corrects many of the same issues as traditional braces, but uses clear, plastic aligners instead of metal wires and brackets.
If you are interested in orthodontics and live in McLean or the surrounding Northern Virginia areas, please contact the experienced orthodontic team at Galleria Dental Aesthetics to schedule a consultation.